Why can't EDI implementations be easy?

In working with my clients as a part time CFO and system implementer I sometimes get deeply involved in the implementation of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) applications between my clients systems and their customers.  EDI as a technology has been around since the late 1960’s, but every implementation I’ve seen has been behind schedule and… Read more »

Whose implementation is it?

So you’ve decided to purchase a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system after going through a thorough search of the market and the products available. Your about to have your first meeting with the new project manager provided by the ERP software company or their partner. Whose Implementation is it? The project manager assigned by… Read more »

Fraud and Trust

Trust in others is something that we naturally desire. It is critical for things to work properly and there is a great sense of satisfaction in a mutually trusting and productive relationship. But it is also a natural desire for humans to be safe. So by putting the proper boundaries and controls in place, we can have the safety we want and need and also be able to enjoy the full value of a trusted relationship.

Jack and the Surfrepreneur's Budget

A Southern California Guide to Budgeting (Links provided for translation purposes) What, budget? Whatever. You cubular hoadads do what you need to do, as for me…grab board, hit beach, shoot e-curls. Okay you SoCal surfrepreneurs consider this while you’re waiting for your Alchemy Hour; Mark McCormack, in his book, “What they don’t teach you in… Read more »