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5 Ways Oracle Support Services Help Enterprises Meet Business Goals

Oracle ERP systems are some of the most popular business tools to manage daily operations. Systems bring a variety of benefits including increased efficiency and productivity, integrated and centralized information storage and analysis, increased mobility and flexibility – all of which can contribute to a more efficient and competitive company as a whole. However, managing […]

Make Your JD Edwards ERP System More Nimble with Continuous Delivery

In the world of software development and deployment, there has always been a lifecycle associated with product releases. They were usually large, very intensive both in cost and labor, and disruptive to the business. Recently, Oracle’s JD Edwards development team changed that lifecycle by adopting a continuous delivery model. Continuous delivery is a set of […]

Leadership’s Role in Driving Change Management: Part III

PART THREE: The Principles Continuing our series on leadership’s role in engineering and construction implementations, part three will focus on some fundamental principles leadership should apply to ensure success. If sound physics states that force equals mass times velocity, it shouldn’t matter who is measuring the force, or what day it is for that matter. […]

InFocus Recap 2018

Quest’s InFocus Conference was the year’s deepest dive into all things JD Edwards and where users ventured to Denver, Colorado to learn how to maximize their investment in the solution through collaboration. It was the organization’s biggest InFocus conference to date. CSS was at this year’s conference in the mile-high city and hosted five educational […]

Seven Best Reasons to Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 provides powerful new functionalities with a streamlined installation process to boost your enterprise’s efficiency and overall performance. As Oracle shared in their initial press release about 12.2, this upgrade will empower companies to “leverage an integrated suite of business applications to make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance.” If your […]

Organizational Change Management

Leadership’s Role in Driving Change Management: Part II

PART TWO: The Challenge In the first part of this series, we took a look at change within the engineering and construction (E&C) industry and how organizational change management (OCM) is a key component to the adoption of change. In part two we will look at some of the challenges that come with transformational changes […]

Leadership’s Role in Driving Change Management: Part I

PART ONE: The Change As a practitioner of clinical/organizational psychology and behavioral sciences, I am keenly aware that “change is more than change,” it’s individual; yet, people and systems (organizations) are predictable. CSS’ methodology of integrating organizational change management into project delivery, system and business transformation is rooted in the application of these sciences along […]

ERP Implementation Success Stories: Part III

No two implementations of Oracle solutions follow the same path. Each enterprise, its challenges, and its ultimate solution can each be quite different. What is the same is the ability of CSS consultants to find the right applications, implementations, and overall solutions for the client being served. Here are three examples. LiDestri Foods Case Study […]

Benefits of Integrated Solutions: Sourcing, P2P, Supplier Management

This post is focused on the decision of selecting a niche vendor solution versus an ERP module that is seamlessly integrated. The question is often asked: Niche solution or the module from the ERP provider? There are many answers from various perspectives including: Niche vendor or perceived “best of breed” ERP/financials provider CIO CFO Procurement/sourcing […]

Top Three JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools To Solve Problems for Engineering & Construction Companies

Enterprises often phase in their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, which means that CSS consultants are often asked how to prioritize implementation of applications. Because our consultants have an average of 14 years experience with construction and engineering ERP solutions, we decided to share a typical prioritization for these industries, with the caveat being that […]

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