ERP Practices Under the CCPA

These are thoroughly disturbing statistics that should make every ERP user shudder:  A survey of more than 400 IT professionals conducted by Onapsis Research Labs found that 64-percent of ERP software systems suffered a data breach in the past two years. Onapsis reported that 90-percent of SAP’s ERP software systems remain vulnerable to a nasty…

Preparing to Defend Against CCPA Allegations

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was barely a month old when the first private lawsuit was filed under the law. The action against a children’s clothing company and Salesforce Inc., the giant developer of CRM software that hosted the retailer’s customer data, was filed in federal court in early February, 2020. The details of…

The Risks To ERP From AI and IoT

6 Warning Signs ERP Systems May Fail

Over the years, we have written quite a bit about the many “train wrecks” that seem to plague a disturbing number of ERP software systems. We also have litigated many of these disputes on behalf of companies whose system did not meet the promises made by software vendors or integrators during the software sales process.…

Is Upgrading Your ERP Necessary? Maybe Not. | ERP Licensing Attorneys

Is Upgrading Your ERP Necessary? Maybe Not.

It seems that a growing number of companies are coming to us to negotiate and draft contracts for an upgraded ERP software system. As part of understanding what we need to include in the contract, we ask the company’s CEO, COO, CTO or General Counsel why they are making the upgrade. Frequently, the answer revolves…

ERP Is a Business Solution, Not Just a Technology Tool

ERP Is a Business Solution, Not Just a Technology Tool

Tech companies are notorious for believing that the solutions they propose to a potential user’s pain point are the best answer anyone ever thought of. Especially when it comes to ERP software systems, too often many developers, vendors and integrators ignore or overlook the reality that the technology they sell is actually a business solution,…

7 Things General Counsel Should Know About ERP Contracts

7 Things General Counsel Should Know About ERP Contracts

The general counsel at any sized company knows how to draft everything from employment contracts and leases to complicated sales agreements. But few are familiar with what Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems actually do let alone the traps lurking in these types of contracts. This isn’t surprising given that the lifespan of most ERP…