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01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
01.02 Executive Briefing  - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson
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01.02 Executive Briefing - Why your ERP is NOT Delivering and HOW to FIX it -- What IS ERP -- RALLY by Dr James A Robertson

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Section 2 of presentations for five hour Executive Briefing on Why your ERP is NOT delivering and HOW to FIX it

Defines the essential elements of ERP -- defines things you need to know in order to manage your ERP investment effectively

See also http://www.James-A-Robertson-and-Associates.com/

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  • NB remember to have a chair to stand onMake sure to take the CRITICAL FACTORS BOOK with you An engineer with a PhD in engineering
  • There is a fundamental difference in approach when one designs a bridge NOT TO FALL DOWNContrast this with the IT paradigm which could be called “designed to fail”
  • A gun is neither good nor badIf it is held by a person you regard as good and pointed at a person you regard as bad the gun is goodBUT if it is pointed at YOU it is always BAD!
  • A gun is neither good nor badIf it is held by a person you regard as good and pointed at a person you regard as bad the gun is goodBUT if it is pointed at YOU it is always BAD!
  • You CAN keep up with technologyMake technology slow down to the pace that suits your businessRelevant technology that worksGESTURESDo you remember the Concorde? – Johannesburg to London in three hours? – BUT the people on the ground were not prepared to tolerate the BOOMMMMMMMMMMM as the plane travelled at supersonic speed so it never took off commercially, only 20 were built and one crashed owing to a design flaw and the last planes today are sitting in museumsThen there was the Boeing 747 – designed almost by accident – tell the storySo, is IT moving so fast – not really – the big question is whether Windows Vista is the Concorde of IT
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  • You understand the technology well enough to manage itVERSUS ABDICATION / DISEMPOWERMENTFASTComputers are simply adding machines or switches that switch left or right – 0 or 1 – on or off – called binary – they just do things very quickly, everything you see is a pattern of 0’s and 1’s – a very fast Abacus – the content is always the same – binary code -- source code is simply instructions for the bricklayerWordprocessors are typewriters -- The typing story – so why do you want to spend thousands of Rands upgrading your typewriter every few years? -- Databases are filing cabinets or warehouses -- General ledgers are large books that book keepers write in – networks are postal systems – large frame pictures cost a lot and take up lots of space
  • You understand the technology well enough to manage itVERSUS ABDICATION / DISEMPOWERMENTFASTComputers are simply adding machines or switches that switch left or right – 0 or 1 – on or off – called binary – they just do things very quickly, everything you see is a pattern of 0’s and 1’s – a very fast Abacus – the content is always the same – binary code -- source code is simply instructions for the bricklayerWordprocessors are typewriters -- The typing story – so why do you want to spend thousands of Rands upgrading your typewriter every few years? -- Databases are filing cabinets or warehouses -- General ledgers are large books that book keepers write in – networks are postal systems – large frame pictures cost a lot and take up lots of space
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    • 1. James A Robertson and Associates Effective Strategic Business Solutions Why your ERP is NOT delivering and how to fix IT 2. What is ERP? REALLY?The Real Issues in WorldClass ERP and the CriticalFactors for ERP InvestmentSuccessDr James Robertson PrEngCopyright 2004 through 2009James@JamesARobertson.com
    • 2. Engineers design bridges NOT tofall down
    • 3. Factors causing ERP failure 1. Mythology, hype & tradition -- 30% 6% 3% 2. Executive custody, governance, policie s -- 19% 12% 30% 3. Strategic architecture, alignment, etc -- 16%14% 4. Data engineering and configuration -- 14% 19% 16% 5. Soft issues and change impacts -- 12% 6. Engineering approach -- 6% 7. Technology issues -- 3% Strictly confidential – privileged information
    • 4. The value of technology is determinedby the person using the technology
    • 5. Technology is only 5% of what causesfailureSoftware defects CAN be preventedTake a stand
    • 6. Is IT moving so fast you cannotkeep up?
    • 7. Implementation scenarios The Real Potential 1. Where many are Opportunity of ... 10 2. Where the 10 industry is 3. Where the technology can goCommon Viewof Best Practice 4. Where you can go 10 5. High quality design gives high quality outcomes 4 2 at much lower overall lifetime operating cost 0 0 0
    • 8. What is a computer?A person
    • 9. What is a computer?Adding machine / calculator 0 1 1+1=10 1+1+1=11 1+1+1+1=100 Called a “bit” 8 bits make a byte 2 bytes make an ASCII character A=41 hex
    • 10. What is a computer?Memory and disk 0011010101010110101010101 0101010101011100010101010 0000001111111001010101010 1010101010101010101010101 0101010110......... x billions of counts
    • 11. What is a computer?Communications / postal service“to .... 00110101010101101010101010101010101011100010101100000111111100101010101010101010101010101010101010101010110......... x from ...”
    • 12. What is a computer?Databases“00110101010101101010101010101010101011100010101100000111111100101010101010101010101010101010101010101010110......... ” Filing cabinet Warehouse File etc
    • 13. What is a computer?Software – source code“to .... 00110101010101101010101010101010101011100010101100000111111100101010101010101010101010101010101010101010110......... x from ...”
    • 14. What is a computer?Software – human output view
    • 15. What is a computer?Software – source code
    • 16. What is a computer?Software – hexadecimal
    • 17. What is an ERP?Tables
    • 18. What is an ERP?Executable programs
    • 19. What is an ERP?Examples
    • 20. What is an ERP?Examples
    • 21. What is an ERP?Examples
    • 22. What is an ERP?Examples
    • 23. What is an ERP?Example -- the @#$%^&*XX^#%system has LOST my data!!!
    • 24. What is an ERP?Reports
    • 25. What is an ERP?Examples
    • 26. What is an ERP?Reports
    • 27. What is an ERP?REALLY?
    • 28. vs Deleting a building
    • 29. What is an ERP?Refurbish
    • 30. What is IT?REALLY?The MOST important skill?
    • 31. What is an ERP?General ledger ?
    • 32. What is an ERP? REALLY?"Attendees of Gartners Business Intelligence Summit in Londonlast month were not surprised to hear that most enterprises arestill failing to use business intelligence (BI) strategically.Gartners survey of over 1300 CIOs returned some unimpressivefindings about the state of BI implementations: Gartners vice:president of research summed up the situation nicely by saying:"Most organisations are not making better decisions than theydid five years go."
    • 33. Questions?Dr James Robertson PrEngJames A Robertson & AssociatesTelephone: ++27-(0)86-111-5409 / ++27-11- 782-5996/7Cell: 083-251-6644 (preferred)Fax: ++27-(0)86-540-0178P O Box 4206, Randburg, 2125, SouthAfricawww.JamesARobertson.comemail: James@JamesARobertson.com Please remember to complete the evaluation forms Finding the missing pieces of your I.T. and strategy puzzles

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