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Mitchell & Associates Quest Infocus 2016 Trade Show


A big thanks to everyone that stopped by Mitchell & Associates booth #115 at the Quest INFOCUS 2016 Trade Show. We had a great time as always!  

Here I am presenting Sherri Harris of OUC with her brand new Apple iPad from the this years drawing.

Hats off to Megan Smith and Katie Etcheverry for all for there support at the show. You ladies do an excellent job every year!

I look forward to seeing everyone next year!

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Cloud Solutions ROI benefits realization!


Companies spend millions of dollars on their ERP initiatives in order to extract the potential functionality of the software they implement. Hence, before aligning the senior management to commit to resources and funding required for Cloud ERP implementations, it is imperative to establish and define the exact time required, the cost factor as well as the expected return on investment of Cloud ERP implementations.

ERP systems are a major investment and hence the choice to implement a new system is usually supported by a careful examination of cost, payback time period and the estimated benefits. Before heading on to a project of this magnitude, every executive wants to know only one thing, that is what is the expected Return on Investment?

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JDE Internet of Things Orchestrator

Just as JD Edwards' automation has helped organizations improve their business results, the step of simplifying how machine-to-machine (M2M) information is collected and acted upon in the context of an organization’s business process will enable organizations to further extend this value to their company assets, manufacturing operations, projects and services, and supply chain.

Welcome to the new world of the Internet of Things, where your machines, along with your people and processes, are all connected enabling solutions which were previously not possible.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Internet of Things Orchestrator
The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Internet of Things (IoT) Orchestrator is built on existing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne interoperability architecture that is suited for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications. This product provides a familiar, modern platform for customers and partners to integrate machine information into their JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. The JD Edwards IoT Orchestrator enables customers to collect, filter, analyze, and act on real-time data as it is being transmitted by IoT devices. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers benefit by eliminating costly manual processes, by reacting to—or avoiding—business disruptions in real-time, and by analyzing historical data for continuous process improvement.

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On Big IT Projects, Small Rewards Matter!


The toughest aspect of big technology projects is not the technology itself; it is the human side. For over 20 years, I’ve been involved in multi-million dollar IT initiatives, and the absence of small rewards often threatens success.

One of the biggest traps is the assumption on the part of senior leaders that people are already being paid to do their damn jobs, so no additional reward or incentive is necessary when a big project comes along.

This is dead wrong!

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10 Tips for ERP Upgrade Success


ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) upgrades are mainly planned to take advantage of new technologies and software functionality that will allow the organization to align its business strategies. Upgrades are usually done voluntarily and is generally triggered by a need for expansion, consolidation, centralization or new functionality.


ERP upgrades is one of the important activities in the ERP software lifecycle and an efficient upgrade has a tremendous impact on an organization’s continuous business process improvement. Because it is such an important part of the ERP post-implementation stage, it is essential that organizations understand and succeed during these activities because a significant amount of time and money will be spent on the upgrade project. Lack of experience in your software upgrade partner or project manager will cause the costs and timeframe of the project to exceed what was budgeted. 


An upgrade is perceived to be a smaller project when compared to the first original ERP implementation, however the upgrade is still a major project and it will help the organization succeed longer after all the work has been completed.

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