The challenge of simple IT: align the needs of the business to the budget, add capability without complexity

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  • The Belly of the Beast, Part 2

    Vantage data + QAD schema, will it blend? This is the time when all those silly data entry errors come home to roost. In our case, fourteen years worth. The majority of the last 96 hours has been scrubbing and rationalizing the Vantage data into a format that can be imported into QAD. As I…

  • The Belly of the Beast, Part 1

    By now I’m sure you’re all used to not hearing from me. There’s a good reason: this weekend begins the go-live transition from our old Vantage ERP to QAD Enterpise Edition, the end of nine months of hard work. But first comes final data conversion, lots of data entry, problem-solving, saving-it-for-later-because-we-don’t-have-any-more-time, last minute configuration changes,…