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2022 Trends Series: Business Operating Model

2022 Trends Series: Business Operating Model

January 19, 2022

One of the problems with the digital transformation space, is you have software vendors out there that are sort of downplaying the importance of business process management. This is a big mistake, and it's a big misleading statement that software vendors often make. The reason for that is because the business processes, future state processes, and business requirements should define and inform what types of technologies you deploy, how you deploy those technologies, and ultimately how your business processes are going to improve.

If you don't spend the time to define what your current and future state is, you're not going to understand what that blueprint is for how you're going to deploy new technologies, new process improvements, and how you're going to enable organizational change management.

In today’s episode, we are going to dive into what is trending here in 2022. Here with us is Mitch Ottoson, Senior Manager here at Third Stage to unpack and break down the importance of a Business Operating Model.

 

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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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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Five Hidden Truths About Digital Transformations

Five Hidden Truths About Digital Transformations

January 17, 2022

If you are embarking on a digital transformation there are some dirty little secrets you should know about. The digital transformation space provides a lot of opportunities for technological advancements and improvements to your business, but there are some things the rest of the digital transformation industry doesn’t want you to know. In this episode, I’ll cover those five secrets and help you know what to look for during your transformation.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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How to Create a Business Strategy [Top 10 Elements of an Effective Business Strategy]

How to Create a Business Strategy [Top 10 Elements of an Effective Business Strategy]

January 14, 2022

The discipline of business strategy and planning has become more important than ever given the changes in the world and business market. This turbulence makes identifying your business strategies critical to success.

In this episode, I will cover the top 10 business strategies for 2022 and beyond. These are the 10 most important things that you need to consider as part of your business strategy for the 2020s and beyond. Defining strategic goals and objectives, creating an organizational strategy, business process improvement, and data analytics are just a few examples of important components of business strategy in today's environment.

 

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TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Current State of Small Businesses

Current State of Small Businesses

January 12, 2022

When discussing digital transformation with small business owners, the mention of organizational change management is (OCM) followed by blank stares. As a small, tightly-knit group where everyone knows each other and has direct access to leadership, OCM may not seem like a top priority while implementing one of the top ERP systems for small businesses but it is an important one going forward. Around all of this, we also still have a global pandemic and a supply chain crisis that is affecting how small businesses run. So, with that said, what is the current state of Small Businesses?

In today’s episode from our Digital Stratosphere Podcast, we are going to dive into the current state of small businesses and what is coming for them in the future. Joining us for the conversation today is Kristy Barber, Third Stage Consultant Specialist, here at Third Stage Consulting Group.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Key Elements of Digital Transformation Strategy

Key Elements of Digital Transformation Strategy

January 10, 2022

To be successful and ready for your digital transformation, there are several key decisions that need to be made in order to be aligned and have a solid digital strategy in place. These fundamental decisions will help keep you on track and guide you throughout the process. In this episode, I’ll explore those key decisions that you’ll need to make to be prepared for a successful digital transformation.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Top 10 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Systems

Top 10 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Systems

December 22, 2021

With global product shortages and unexpected shifts in consumer demand, supply chain management has taken a spotlight role in today's world. The Covid-19 pandemic exposed deficiencies of many global supply chains, which underscores the potential need for better technology (such as SCM software) to manage these bottlenecks. Organizations in industries that focus on manufacturing, distribution, procurement, logistics, or shipping can benefit from SCM transformations. This episode outlines our independent ranking of the top 10 supply chain management (SCM) systems in the market today.

 

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TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Top Emerging Business Technologies [Best Tech Alternatives for Your Digital Strategy]

Top Emerging Business Technologies [Best Tech Alternatives for Your Digital Strategy]

December 20, 2021

When considering potential business technologies for your organization there are a lot of options to choose from beyond your traditional ERP, HCM, CRM, and other traditional options. A plethora of technologies such as supply chain management, business process mining, open-source, custom apps, and a variety of other tools are also available. This variety of options can make the process of defining your digital strategy and roadmap difficult and overwhelming. In this episode, I cover the top business technologies you should be considering as you define your digital strategy for the future. These are technologies that should be considered as part of your longer-term digital transformation strategy and roadmap for the 2020s.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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How to Avoid Digital Transformation Failure

How to Avoid Digital Transformation Failure

December 17, 2021

Avoiding technology and digital transformation failure is critical to any organization undergoing a transformation, but what should the software vendors be doing to ensure they are avoiding failure and any potential lawsuits. In this episode, I’ll cover what those vendors can do to make sure their clients are set up for success.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Top 10 SAP Implementation Failures of All Time

Top 10 SAP Implementation Failures of All Time

December 15, 2021

SAP Implementations are notorious for failing at a high rate. Often times they are very challenging and robust implementations and, therefore, when they fail it tends to be on a larger scale than other ERPs. The Top 10 SAP Failures are interesting to look at in that we can identify some common threads within those and how those mistakes can be avoided in the future. I’ll cover all of that and more in this episode.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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Why Is the Supply Chain Broken? [Diagnosis, Root Causes, and Solutions]

Why Is the Supply Chain Broken? [Diagnosis, Root Causes, and Solutions]

December 13, 2021

Supply Chains throughout the world are currently broken and unreliable. Both businesses and consumers are struggling to get the things we all need. Supply Chain Management is critical to many organizations and their operations but when they do not work, it can cause a lot of problems. In this episode, I’ll cover why these supply chains are broken and what needs to happen to fix them.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/

TOP 10 ERP SYSTEMS RANKING: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/top-10-erp-systems-2022-top-software-vendors/

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: https://www.thirdstage-consulting.com/organizational-change-management/

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

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