Exclusive Interview with Guy Sorrill and Don Elliott
Following on from our last interview with Don Elliott, Program Director at Elliott Business Solutions, renowned for his success in organisational transformation, programme sales, programme management, complex delivery, and a leader in program recovery, we had the pleasure of speaking with him again. Guy Sorrill our Director of Consulting at Sysdoc asked Don some fundamental and unanswered questions, including;
Why do ERP implementations fail? What have been past successes? Who is getting it right? What are the 'Elephants in the room'?
We are quickly learning that to grow beyond the Covid-19 pandemic we need to evolve. Gaps in previous processes and mistakes that have been repeated time and time again can no longer be allowed to remain as part of a healthy and successful business plan.
Exclusive Interview with Don Elliott
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Sage article: Cloud adoption, why you should work on supporting your employees first
Manufacturers can save time, effort and money through cloud adoption projects. Around one third of UK manufacturers purchased cloud computing services in 2020. Most would have done so to make the most of well-known benefits such as improved productivity, accessibility, reporting and data security, as well as lower operating and IT costs. However, if you’re looking at cloud adoption for your manufacturing firm, it’s really important that your people are a key part of the process. Rather than implementing the changes then informing your employees, they should be involved from the start. Read this article to find out why your employees should play a role during every step of your cloud journey, how to support them, and how to avoid potential pitfalls within your team. After all, you don’t want to get this wrong and pay a hefty price for delays or even lose key people.
Lessons from Consortium working
An introduction to my experience At the beginning of this year, I started a new project working with a new client and taking on a new role for a large transformation programme. I have worked alongside other consultancies on previous programmes in the past, but this was a first for me, working within a partnership from the offset.
Why Process Excellence is key for a successful ERP Implementation
I have been reflecting on my experiences working on ERP implementation/upgrade programmes whilst also listening and hearing to what others have to say. I think back to these projects and notice everyone was working hectically towards the programme ‘Go – Live’ and were under the impression that once they achieved this Go - Live then we have successfully implemented a new ERP System and our job is complete. I think many people can agree with me that a Go – Live date is just the start of the journey. We have got to think about the people, culture, education, efficiency in processes and where can we reduce ‘waste’.