Some background before we begin
There is no shortage of information about ERP on the internet, that’s for sure. If you are evaluating ERP, all that information can be a bit overwhelming. I frequently work with companies that are in this situation and spend a lot of time educating people about ERP software, how it is sold, what to look out for, and so on. Being an educated consumer is extremely important when it comes to ERP and blogs are a great (and free) way to educate yourself.
Here are three blogs I always recommend to others to learn about ERP, and recommend adding to your list:
Infor is a global leader in enterprise software applications.
Infor’s blog talks in depth about ERP software, but it also covers numerous related topics, including industry trends and thought leadership.
Panorama Consulting are independent experts on business transformation and ERP solutions.
Panorama does a lot of education on ERP, because ERP is usually a driver of business transformation. They have vast experience with a variety of ERP software solutions. They also do a fair amount of surveys and comparisons of different ERP solutions, which is helpful when evaluating ERP software.
Third Stage Consulting helps companies manage organizational changes related to ERP software and digital transformations.
Third Stage also writes a lot about ERP, also for its context with digital transformation. They too have a great deal of experience, and are active among many different solutions. They provide a wealth of food for thought for someone considering an ERP.
Don’t be afraid to educate yourself from a variety of sources. However, always keep your guard up; not everyone’s goal is to be objective or to educate. I view ERP blogs like any other source of media—there can and will be bias in the content.
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