Fostering Partner Collaboration

Collaboration is one of those values that most companies strive for as part of their culture and their ERP projects, but many fall short of in terms of achievement. Here are three things that will foster the right environment for collaboration on ERP projects:

1.    Strong leadership from willing implementation partners
2.    Open lines of clearly defined communication channels between partners
3.    Defined roles and responsibilities for implementation partners

The Value of Change Management

Prosci's 2016 Best Practices in Change Management report finds that 95% of projects with excellent change management programs met or exceeded their project objectives. This means that these projects are "six times more likely to meet objectives than those with poor change management." Change is hard but organizations that prepare, manage, and reinforce the people-side of change find it more likely to achieve true project success. Read further and get an inside look at real-world project successes.

ERP Success Factors: The Importance of Engaged Executive Sponsorship

There was a time when it was enough to say that a project had an executive sponsor. Every project was assigned a “sponsor” but some were sponsors in name only. If the sponsor on your ERP project approves the budget and then only appears for steering committee meetings, they are not a true sponsor. An engaged sponsor will:
  1. Set the tone and vision for project success
  2. Develop realistic scope and expectations
  3. Communicate with and empower the team
  4. Be accountable for the project and team success

How Dark is that "Cloud" Hanging Over PeopleSoft?

For nearly 30 years, PeopleSoft applications have been an integral part of running and managing the administrative functions of the world’s largest companies, governments, and universities.  It was a market leader based on its powerful framework and simplistic user-interface.  The introduction of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and cloud-based applications brought fresh competition to the table that established a new baseline for flexible user experiences and simplistic views of updating and managing enhancements to applications.  PeopleSoft fell behind and was overshadowed by this new “Cloud”.  

Driving Value and Collaboration with a Business Intelligence Competency Center

Collaboration is a key success factor for any business system implementation or initiative. This is particularly true when an organization is looking to gain more value from their data through a business intelligence (BI) program.  Establishing a value-added partnership between IT and groups within the business plays a critical role in not only gaining the most value from the program but ultimately what the solution looks like.
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Navigator Management Partners
Navigator Management Partners is a management and information technology consulting firm. We have a comprehensive service offering, including program / project management, organizational change management, business intelligence, business analysis and process design, IT strategy, testing and deployment and solution architecture. Much of our work centers around our key partnerships with Oracle, SAP and Workday, particularly their cloud applications.  We maintain strategic partnerships with these market-leading cloud applications, as well as Tableau, Cloudera and others. We are a market and thought leader in both the OCM and Analytics spaces.


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