26 04, 2016

Why SAP Appropriation Requests Are Not Enough

2019-07-08T07:25:11+10:00April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Management is one of the most critical processes for all organizations. Wise investment decisions accelerate the creation of wealth. Poor decisions can result in someone getting fired. The CAPEX process is the longest running business process commencing many months prior to a financial year in the [...]

30 10, 2015

Are you getting Bang for your Buck?

2017-12-19T14:36:15+11:00October 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Nothing hits the spot like a midnight Macca’s Cheeseburger on the way home after a big night. Anywhere in the world, there’s no mystery, no surprise, just a munchies satisfying sugar and cholesterol spike, to soak-up your last jangling coins and over-indulgence. A great example of a simple promise, [...]

23 09, 2015

ERP in the 90’s and now

2018-09-01T21:12:44+10:00September 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I first learnt the term ERP in the mid 90’s when the company I was with implemented SAP. ERP meant a lot of different things to different people, for the customer it often meant a massive investment with an anticipated lengthy implementation. For the consulting companies, it meant a [...]

28 07, 2015

Said the Accountant to the Engineer…Journal Process and Approvals

2018-09-01T21:24:35+10:00July 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Growing up, my father and brother would argue over which business function was more important: Engineering (in my brother’s opinion) or Finance (my Dad’s). This proved to make my personal career choice hard – designing and building cool stuff or providing the resources to do it. I still wish [...]

9 06, 2015

The Money Value of Time

2018-09-01T21:31:53+10:00June 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My brother, an engineer, calculated the value of his leisure time: He figured he worked hard to enjoy himself, so his basic equation was to simply take his daily salary and divide it by his personal time - which after sleeping, commuting, working, eating and chores is about 4hrs [...]

7 05, 2015

What users really want? – A reflection on 20 years of delivering IT solutions.

2018-09-01T21:34:41+10:00May 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’ve all had personal experiences with “usability”. A watch I purchased a few years ago seemed perfect for my needs, it could manage multiple time zones seemingly making it easy for travel and keeping tabs of country-specific times. However, I found that every time we shifted from standard to [...]

7 04, 2015

Death to the Portal, Life to Apps

2018-09-01T21:48:24+10:00April 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The vision is compelling – portals, a window to the world, bright blue skies and calm seas. A single (personalised) point of access to relevant information, processes and people. A standardised user-experience that abstracts the inherent complexity of heterogeneous back-end applications to allow business users to see, share and [...]

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