Digital Stratosphere: Digital Transformation, ERP, HCM, and CRM Implementation Best Practices
What is Customer Experience? [How the Customer Journey Can Enable Digital Transformation]

What is Customer Experience? [How the Customer Journey Can Enable Digital Transformation]

September 22, 2021

The overall customer experience is something that can, and should, drive any sort of digital transformation. However, knowing what customer experience is and how to factor it into your transformation isn’t always clear. In this episode, I will take you through all of the considerations that play a crucial role in enabling a top-notch customer journey during digital transformation.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

Top 10 Food and Beverage ERP Systems [Independent Ranking for Food and Bev Manufacturers]

Top 10 Food and Beverage ERP Systems [Independent Ranking for Food and Bev Manufacturers]

September 20, 2021

The Food and Beverage space has a variety of ERP options to choose from. There are a lot of considerations to be taken into account, from traditional manufacturing needs to more process manufacturing specifically to food and beverage. There are regulatory and safety considerations to factor in as well. In this episode, we will review the Top 10 Food and Beverage ERP systems available today.

ERP systems discussed in this video ranking include (in no particular order):

-QAD

-Sage 100cloud

-IQMS

-Batchmaster

-SYSPRO

-Deacom

-ProcessPro

-IFS

-Plex Smart

-Aptean

-SAP S/4HANA

-Oracle ERP Cloud

-Oracle NetSuite

-Microsoft D365

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

Top 10 Construction ERP Systems

Top 10 Construction ERP Systems

September 17, 2021

Construction organizations have unique needs for their ERP systems. From bids to costing and project management there are specific requirements that will need to be met. In this episode, we will complete an independent ranking and cover pros and cons of ERP systems most commonly used in the construction, design, and engineering industry.

The ERP systems highlighted in this video (in no particular order) are:

Microsoft Dynamics365 

CMiC

Acumatica

IFS

Epicor

Maestro

Infor CloudSuite

Vista by Viewpoint

Deltek

Procore

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

What is Data Management? [Intro to Data Migration, MDM, and Data Analytics]

What is Data Management? [Intro to Data Migration, MDM, and Data Analytics]

September 15, 2021

Digital Transformation is full of acronyms and terms that may not be familiar and can seem overwhelming. Understanding these terms is key to being informed and ready for discussions with vendors. In this episode, I'll take you through the Top 10 Digital Transformation terms and definitions you should know when embarking on your transformation journey.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

Digital Transformation and ERP Failure Rehab for Executives

Digital Transformation and ERP Failure Rehab for Executives

September 13, 2021

Executives, project managers, and project teams commonly make a number of mistakes that lead to digital transformation failure. This video outlines 12 steps to recovery to avoid transformation failure and to ensure a more successful digital transformation or ERP implementation.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

What Is The ROI and Business Value Of Organizational Change Management?

What Is The ROI and Business Value Of Organizational Change Management?

September 10, 2021

We're diving into what exactly is the ROI (Return on Investment) of organizational change management. This is one of the most pressing and critical elements of a digital transformation. If you don’t have a solid OCM strategy in place, it’s probable that you’re going to invest ample time and resources without seeing the full return on your investment. Anyone who listens to this show knows the role OCM plays, but I want to go a bit deeper and find out what truly maximizes an OCM strategy and how businesses can measure impact. 

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

Top 5 Organizational Change Management Strategies

Top 5 Organizational Change Management Strategies

September 8, 2021

In today's world, change is a constant. Organizational change management has always been one of the most important success factors for transformation - if not the single most important factor. More than ever, your employees and overall organization need an effective change management strategy and leadership. This episode outlines the top change management strategies that you should be deploying as part of your digital transformation, business transformation, ERP/HCM/CRM implementation, or any other change initiative.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

10 Steps to Digital Transformation in M&A Integration, Restructuring, and Private Equity

10 Steps to Digital Transformation in M&A Integration, Restructuring, and Private Equity

September 6, 2021

Digital transformations are challenging in any situation - but even more so in the midst of a merger and acquisition integration or carveout. This episode covers the nuances of and best practices for a successful digital transformation in private equity and M&A environment. These are the 10 steps to a successful digital transformation during an M&A event or within a private equity-backed organization.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

What Are Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities? [Tips for Better Project Management]

What Are Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities? [Tips for Better Project Management]

September 3, 2021

Being an effective project manager of a digital or business transformation is easier said than done. Unfortunately, most project managers are myopic in their focus and don't understand what their roles and responsibilities should be. This episode outlines project manager roles and responsibilities that will help you on your quest to better project management.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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

 

Top 10 Questions About Digital Transformation

Top 10 Questions About Digital Transformation

September 1, 2021

When helping organizations through their digital transformation journeys, my team and I receive a variety of questions. We also help dispel a variety of myths and misconceptions along the way.

For example, people often ask us questions such as

-Why do digital transformations fail?

-What are the best ERP, HCM, CRM, and supply chain systems?

-How long will my digital transformation take?

-When should business process management and improvement begin?

-Do we really need a business case?

This episode outlines the top 10 most frequently asked questions that we receive. More importantly, these are the answers that you need to hear when embarking on your digital transformation, ERP, HCM, or CRM implementation.

 

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

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: 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

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

FOLLOW THIRD STAGE ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thirdstageconsulting/

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY PODCAST: https://stratosphere.podbean.com

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