ERP Contracts

Oracle Hit With $4.5-Million Suit for ERP Delays, and Delays, and Delays

Oracle Hit With $4.5-Million Suit for ERP Delays, and Delays, and Delays

Read the Court Filing > Giant ERP software vendor Oracle America Inc. was sued last week on Feb. 22, 2019, in a California federal court for $4.5-million by a Pennsylvania-based mechanical contractor over repeated delays and eventual abandonment of the project. The lawsuit, filed by Worth & Company, alleges fraud and breach of contract. It…

New Study: What’s Behind ERP Failures – And Successes?

New Study: What’s Behind ERP Failures – And Successes?

For organizations thinking of upgrading a legacy ERP software system or implementing one for the first time, it is always useful to take a detailed, analytical look at what is happening in the world of digital transformation – both qualitatively and quantitively. As an attorney who negotiates and drafts ERP contracts and represents clients in…

Own Your ERP Project

Own Your ERP Project

Keeping the installation and launch of an ERP software system on track is a tough, complicated process. There are lots of ways an ERP software implementation project can be derailed, as I’ve written about numerous times at this blog and elsewhere. One of the ways to help keep the implementation moving ahead smoothly is for…

Gov’t. Warning: SAP and Oracle ERP Systems Vulnerable to Hackers

Government Warning: SAP and Oracle ERP Systems Vulnerable to Hackers

A new warning from the Dept. of Homeland Security is alerting users of Oracle and SAP ERP systems that they are vulnerable to hacks, data breaches and the theft of valuable information in attacks launched by offshore actors – both private and state-sponsored. Based on analyses from security firms Digital Shadows and Onapsis following breaches…

The Risks To ERP From AI and IoT

Be Wary of Adding AI and IoT to ERP Too Quickly

Sometimes, advances in technology can take away even as they give. Recently, I wrote about the enhancements to ERP software systems that might come from Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things during 2019. While I stand by my fearless November forecast, nevertheless AI and IoT also pose security risks to ERP users. Those considering…

5 Parts to Solid ERP Contracts

5 Parts to Solid ERP Contracts

For all of the reasons I wrote about last week, ERP software system contracts are becoming increasingly complex to negotiate and draft owing to the growing number of functions such systems are required to accommodate. Because of the complexity, there are many ways an ERP project can go wrong, starting with how a user defines…