As technology advances, more and more businesses are rethinking their legacy ERP systems and moving to the cloud. It’s a journey we’ve been on ourselves at Unit4, moving from a monolithic, self-contained architecture to a next-gen, cloud-native system that allows us to truly serve our customers and their people. This journey was years in the making, and we’ve learned a lot along the way—which I want to share now.
The Most Innovative Companies 2021 report from BCG reveals that successful innovators make innovation a priority, commit investment and talent to it, and have an innovation system to transform ideas into results.
The BCG report is a scientific study, but I’m pleased to see it accords reasonably well with my own personal experience of leading innovation in a technology business. Here are what I have found to be the essential ingredients in successful innovation.
In this Q&A, I discuss, with TechTarget, cloud-based composable ERPs, which enable companies to pick and choose the applications and vendors they want, the future.
Resilience helps businesses adapt to disruption and come out ahead in a new environment. In the recent Covid crisis, resilient companies were able to quickly roll out systems that support remote work and build new customer engagement channels.
No enterprise software operates in isolation; it all has to be integrated. However, keeping integrations up to date can be a burden. Now, there’s a simpler, more effective way of doing it — enterprise mesh.
Mesh is a term usually associated with Wi-Fi. It refers to connecting multiple base stations so users get a seamless experience as they move from one place to another. Enterprise mesh takes this concept and applies it to an organization’s suite of software.