CIO’s Worry About ERP Data Security in the Cloud During and After COVID-19

CIO’s Worry About ERP Data Security in the Cloud During and After COVID-19

As SAP and some other vendors are forcing users of ERP software systems into the vendor’s proprietary cloud, a significant percentage of the world’s Chief Information Officers are concerned about the security of the data being stored there That’s one of the main takeaways from a survey conducted by KMPG and Oracle that was released…

Balancing ERP Needs With COVID-19 Realities | ERP Licensing Attorneys

Balancing ERP Needs With COVID-19 Realities

As is happening with almost everything in business, COVID-19 is having an impact on ERP software systems and digital transformation projects generally – particularly with respect to an interruption or delay in software implementation projects. Some companies are postponing their implementation or drastically reducing the scope of their implementations.) While halting or postponing an implementation…

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…

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…

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…

SAP, Accenture and The Weakness of Entrenched Success

SAP, Accenture and The Weakness of Entrenched Success

After retiring from a wildly successful career running Ford and then saving Chrysler from bankruptcy, Lee Iacocca was asked by an interviewer how American automakers could have allowed their globally dominant position in the market to be eroded by foreign car companies. Iacocca replied, “There is nothing more vulnerable than entrenched success.” It’s not just…

ERP Vendors, Integrators, Create Their Own Problems

ERP Vendors, Integrators, Create Their Own Problems

Over the years, we’ve documented numerous cases of the failures of ERP software systems and other digital transformations; in some of them, we litigated the dispute on behalf of a client. In many instances, the blow-up resulted from a combination of factors where everything that could go wrong did go wrong.  Some of the failures…