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3 Takeaways to Help Accelerate Value in Any Transformation

This blog series explores how change management can and should pay for your next project. Previously, I discussed how OCM paid for an ERP implementation. In this final post we look at three ways to accelerate value in transformation. Explicitly tie change management to business value (e.g., include business case analyses) Use change management to […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Project Considerations and Things to Know – Oracle Cloud – Part 4

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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[Guide] Change Management Best Practices from Real Projects

Organizational change management is about defining and driving behavioral changes to individuals, groups of individuals, and entire organizations. It’s about increasing user adoption. Now, change management theories look great on paper. Many practitioners have gone through classes, read books, and have even become certified in change management but still struggle with how to actually perform […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Addressing Project-based Issues and Challenges – Oracle Cloud – Part 3

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to change and standardize processes across all business units, establish governance, and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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A Look at How OCM Paid for an ERP Implementation

This blog series examines how change management can and should pay for your next project. My last post outlined the steps to develop behavior change. In this post I discuss how OCM can pay for an ERP implementation. Challenge and Opportunity A multi-state, utility company identified its purchase-to-pay (P2P) process as a candidate for value […]

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EDW in the Cloud TCO

In 2016, when I did my first in-depth comparison, the resulting TCOs were usually very close. Usually, the OpEx was slightly higher for the cloud TCO versus the on-prem TCO required substantial capital investment. However, our most recent estimate was eye-opening to our client.  We were assessing a green-field implementation for a Data Warehouse at […]

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How to Incorporate SCM 4.0 if You’re Not Cloud Ready

In our previous installment of the guide to blog series, Taking the Next Step Towards Supply Chain 4.0, we discussed Supply Chain Metrics: Choosing the Best Technology Vendor for Partnership and the importance of technology vendors for partners. In this installment, we’re going to touch on how to incorporate SCM 4.0 if your organization is […]

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Stallion Webinar Q&A: Selling the Big Idea – Oracle Cloud – Part 1

Stallion Oilfield Services, a leading energy service company, struggled with non-standard business practices as well as antiquated and manual systems. The company needed to standardize processes across all business units and establish governance and accounting controls. A modern financial, procurement, and inventory management solution was the answer. Stallion selected Oracle ERP Cloud and partnered with […]

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4 Key Steps in Driving Behavior Change

This blog series examines how change management can and should pay for your next project. My previous post, I discussed how behavior change leads to value. In this post I dive into the steps to develop behavior change. Changing behavior starts with defining value and identifying the key performance indicators (KPIs) that can tell stakeholders […]

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Cloud Transformation Overview

This is the final blog in a series around the subject of cloud transformation. The use of the term “transformation” in the title was a very intentional decision by the authors (Joel Thimsen & Victor Wolters) of this series. The desire is to send a message that adoption of cloud technology for any organization is […]

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Break the Tug-of-War Mindset with Polarity Management

Is it possible to serve two masters? According to ancient wisdom, we can only serve one master at a time. Otherwise, we will hate one and love the other. However, my manager often reminds me that by the nature of our work as external consultants in a publicly traded company, we must serve two masters. Our first master […]

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Plan for Sustainable Change Management from the Start

I was watching the new Creed II movie, and in the film, an aged Rocky Balboa slowly climbs the same museum steps that he famously ran up and cheered at the top of in the iconic Rocky movie scene years ago. After he struggles to make the final steps, he celebrates that he’s still able […]

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Driving Behavior Change Leads to Accelerated Value

This blog series examines how change management can and should pay for your next project. My past post, explored why some organizations don’t immediately realize the value of a business transformation. In this post I’m going describe how behavior change leads to value. Effective organizational change management is a complex undertaking, and leaders often fail […]

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Identifying Signature Supply Chain Processes and Technology

In our previous blog, Transitioning to Supply Chain 4.0, we discussed the transition process and pinpointed potential concerns organizations may encounter on their supply chain 4.0 journey. In our third installment of the guide-to-blog series, we’ll delve deeper into identifying the right supply chain processes and technology that will make the most business sense for […]

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Transitioning to Supply Chain 4.0

In our previous blog, we provided a macro overview of the guide-to-blog series, Taking the Next Step Towards Supply Chain 4.0. In this blog, we’ll discuss the actual transition process and pinpoint concerns that will likely manifest along the way in the supply chain 4.0 journey. Industry 4.0 Overview Any introduction to supply chain 4.0 […]

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Organizations Don’t Realize the Value of Business Transformations

In this blog series, I examine how change management can and should pay for your next project. Previously, my post analyzed the demand for value. In this post I explore why some organizations don’t immediately realize the value of a business transformation. A Harvard Business Review article found that companies get only 63% of the […]

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[Guide] Overview: Taking the Next Step Towards Supply Chain 4.0

In the last thirty years, the logistics space has undergone massive changes. This is largely due to the industry shifting and embracing technology advancements with companies vying to remain competitive in the marketplace. The emergence of robotics and advanced analytics has enabled the supply chain sector to become more efficient and accurate. Solutions such as […]

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Overcome the Gravitational Pull of Complacency to Achieve Change

On July 16, 1969, the massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver the astronauts of Apollo 11 to the moon for the first lunar landing. In a few weeks, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event. During liftoff from the launch pad, the rocket’s […]

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How OCM Can (and Should) Pay for Your Next Project

In this blog series, I examine how change management can (and should) pay for your next project. This post addresses the demand for value from change management. Business transformation is a significant challenge for many executives and organizations. Whether the transformation is a large ERP implementation, shared services, applying new methodologies to product development, or […]

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Behind the Scenes of Implementing Financial Services Cloud

Implementing New Tech for Financial Services The financial services industry has a few extra things to look out for when implementing new technology than other organizations. Between evolving regulations and compliance requirements, having a tool that can grow with you is increasingly important, especially when everything seems to be moving to the cloud. Creating an […]

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