Author: Randy Paroda

  • When to Upgrade Critical Software

    If you enter the phrase “How often should we upgrade software?” into a search engine, the results are likely to come back in one of two ways: Stay current, update often. Update only when the newer version provides meaningful benefit. The first response is typical of a software vendor. By staying current they argue that […]

  • Battling the Mandate: Pitching Integration to Management

    In the previous blog in our Battling the Mandate Series: Successful Solutions for ERP / EAM Interaction, we discussed common integration methods as well as described the difference between the Native ERP Model and the Hub and Spoke Model. In this blog, we’ll wrap up the series by discussing how to pitch integration to management. […]

  • Battling the Mandate: ERP & EAM Integration Styles

    Now that we’ve laid the foundation for why an organization can gain higher return on investment by using a purpose-built EAM / CMMS rather than an ERP module, I want to discuss some typical EAM to ERP (such as SAP, Infor ERP, etc.) integration scenarios. There are a number of ways to integrate the two […]

  • Battling the Mandate: Successful Solutions for ERP/EAM Interaction

    Across the Life Sciences industry, corporations are mandating the use of maintenance and calibration modules in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software such as SAP, Infor ERP, Oracle ERP, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP. In GMP manufacturing, these modules present challenges for technicians and other end users because they often do not meet user requirements, provide limited […]

  • Influencing the Product Roadmap during the Sales Process

    As any successful Product Manager will tell you, their primary role is to reflect the ever changing needs of their target industry. They are the internal champions for customers, fighting for features and functionality that can make user experiences more beneficial. As the product owner of Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Manager, I rely on input from internal and external sources to gather and reprioritize ideas for the Product Roadmap.

  • Your ISV Is Listening

    It seems like we’ve all been there one way or another. The story goes something like this. You go through the courting process with a carefully selected list of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Finally a choice is made. You move forward and begin the roll-out of a new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) business application…