Digital Stratosphere: Digital Transformation, ERP, HCM, and CRM Implementation Best Practices
How to Select the Best Software For Your Business

How to Select the Best Software For Your Business

October 28, 2020

There are countless ERP, CRM, and HCM systems out there that could work for your company. Some common questions include:

  • How do you know which software is the best option for your specific needs?
  • What questions should you be asking to make sure you are investing resources into a system that will truly optimize your operations? 

Brian Potts, Chief Client Officer and Managing Partner, of Third Stage Consulting Group, joins us today as he helps us understand on how to select the right software.

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2021-digital-transformation-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020 (FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES): https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT ME TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: eric@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Top 10 ERP Systems for Small Businesses

Top 10 ERP Systems for Small Businesses

October 26, 2020

Small businesses have many options when choosing accounting or ERP software to automate their operations. With such a plethora of alternatives, choosing the best fit can be overwhelming.

Some of the systems featured in our ranking of top 10 small business ERP systems include:

  • Deacom
  • Epicor
  • Quickbooks
  • Salesforce
  • Odoo
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • SAP Business One
  • Priority Software
  • Sage ERP

My team and I compiled this list without vendor compensation or influence. Some of the quantitative and qualitative criteria we used to rank the top ERP systems include:

  • Small business adoption rates
  • Breadth and depth of functionality
  • Flexibility to meet the diverse needs of small businesses
  • Maturity of the overall solution -Average implementation time, cost, and risk

These and other data points were compiled from my team’s experience helping our clients evaluate and implement ERP systems, along with other quantitative and qualitative research we have conducted over the years.

READ MORE ABOUT THE TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2021-digital-transformation-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020 (FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES): https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT ME TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: eric@thirdstage-consulting.com

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What Is Enterprise Asset Management? The Role of EAM Technology in Digital Transformation

What Is Enterprise Asset Management? The Role of EAM Technology in Digital Transformation

October 23, 2020

Enterprise asset management (EAM) is an important capability within successful digital transformations. EAM software can be used as a standalone technology or within a broader ERP or enterprise technology.

In this podcast, Eric Kimberling, CEO of Third Stage Consulting, interviews Wayne Holtham, VP of Asia Pacific at Third Stage, to discuss the definition of EAM and its role in digital transformation.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2021-digital-transformation-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING:https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

GUIDE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-definitive-guide-to-erp-hcm-organizational-change-management

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/third-stage-consulting-group/

CONTACT ME TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: eric.kimberling@thirdstage-consulting.com

 

What Is Quality Assurance and How To Use It To Avoid Failure

What Is Quality Assurance and How To Use It To Avoid Failure

October 21, 2020

It is common knowledge that digital transformations commonly fail. This can be due to a variety of reasons, many of which can range from issues related to people resisting change, lack of executive buy-in, operational misalignment and a host of other issues.

 

In this episode, Eric Kimberling, the CEO and Founder of Third Stage Consulting Group, discusses the definition of quality assurance, the major components of an effective quality assurance framework, how can organizations use quality assurance to avoid failure and much more. 

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

GUIDE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-definitive-guide-to-erp-hcm-organizational-change-management

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Top 10 Digital Transformation Predictions for 2021

Top 10 Digital Transformation Predictions for 2021

October 18, 2020

2020 has been a year full of change and turmoil. What does this mean for the future of digital transformation in 2021 and beyond? Our latest podcast with Eric Kimberling of Third Stage Consulting explains. These are the technology-agnostic predictions and trends that you need to be ready for as you navigate your ERP, HCM, CRM, supply chain management, or digital transformation journey.

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

GUIDE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-definitive-guide-to-erp-hcm-organizational-change-management

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT ME TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: eric.kimberling@thirdstage-consulting.com

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erickimberling/

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What Is Digital Strategy And Why Is It Important To Transformation Success?

What Is Digital Strategy And Why Is It Important To Transformation Success?

October 14, 2020

Defining a clear digital strategy that fits your organization’s strategy, goals, and objectives is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a successful transformation. It’s also one of the best ways to ensure you have internal alignment and a transformation roadmap and plan that fits your needs. In other words, it’s a sort of glue that ties together your overall company strategy with your transformation project plan.

 

In this episode, Eric Kimberling, the CEO and Founder of Third Stage Consulting Group, discusses the definition of digital strategy, the major decisions companies need to make to define their strategies, the different components of a digital strategy that companies should be thinking about, and much more. 

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

GUIDE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-definitive-guide-to-erp-hcm-organizational-change-management

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Independent Ranking of Top 10 ERP Systems

Independent Ranking of Top 10 ERP Systems

October 11, 2020

There are plenty of ERP systems to choose from in the market, ranging from well-known tier 1 options to lesser known and industry-focused solutions. This episode covers the top 10 ERP systems in the market today, based on an independent and technology-agnostic analysis framework.

This countdown is hosted by Eric Kimberling, CEO of Third Stage Consulting Group. It features reviews and comparisons of SAP S/4HANA, Oracle ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and other leading ERP software in the top 10 ranking.

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

GUIDE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-definitive-guide-to-erp-hcm-organizational-change-management

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Organizational Change Management Best Practices In Digital Transformation

Organizational Change Management Best Practices In Digital Transformation

October 7, 2020

In this episode, we cover the people side of digital transformation – otherwise known as organizational change management. Change management is an area that is commonly misunderstood, frequently overlooked, and almost always a root cause of failure. So today we want to unpack this concept and provide some lessons to digital transformation teams. This episode features an interview with Eric Kimberling, CEO of Third Stage Consulting Group to discuss change management in more detail.

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND ERP REPORT:  http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/ 

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:  https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Why Do Digital Transformations and ERP Implementations Fail?

Why Do Digital Transformations and ERP Implementations Fail?

September 30, 2020

Despite all the breakthroughs and innovations in enterprise technology, ERP failure rates are still a real problem in the industry today. But if technology has so much potential – and we have decades of history to learn from – why do ERP implementations so commonly fail?

This episode's interview with Eric Kimberling, the CEO and Founder of Third Stage Consulting Group (an independent and technology-agnostic digital transformation consulting firm), covers:

  1. How big of a problem are ERP failures
  2. Why so many big company transformations fail 
  3. Why companies still struggle to implement these technologies

and much more!

TOP 10 ERP FAILURES OF ALL-TIME: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-biggest-erp-failures-of-all-time/
DOWNLOAD THE 2020 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/ 

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:  https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

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Overview of Leading ERP,  CRM, and HCM Systems

Overview of Leading ERP, CRM, and HCM Systems

September 23, 2020

When embarking on a digital transformation, organizations have tons of options available in the market. There are plenty of ERP, CRM, and other types of enterprise systems out there – ranging from commonly known systems offered by SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, as well as dozens (if not hundreds) of lesser-known, but very viable options. 

In this episode, we speak with Eric Kimberling, CEO of Third Stage Consulting, to dive into some of the leading enterprise technologies in the market today.

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND ERP REPORT: http://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/2020-erp-hcm-report

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR 2020: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/the-top-10-erp-systems-for-2020/ 

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:  https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-erp-systems-for-small-businesses/

TOP 10 CRM SYSTEMS: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-crm-systems-for-digital-transformations

DOWNLOAD 20 LESSONS FROM 1,000 ERP IMPLEMENTATIONS: https://resource.thirdstage-consulting.com/lessons-from-1000-erp-implementations-ebook

CONTACT US TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: info@thirdstage-consulting.com

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/third-stage-consulting-group/