The project manager did something totally unexpected. You won't believe what happened next!

by Peter Burghardt on 07/17/2019

Ok, granted, this time there’s actually something substantial behind the clickbait title. Imagine the following setting: Read more!

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Data & Analytics,
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It is your project. Just do it!

by Peter Burghardt on 07/11/2019

Can you name that brand that uses the slogan “Just do it!”? Not too hard, right? Regardless of how you feel about a marketing campaign, you’re bound to associate it with a product or brand. Why shouldn't the same be true for a project?

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Blog,
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Help! Our project is in crisis!

by Peter Burghardt on 07/03/2019

Here we go again. Another project in crisis. The worst-case scenario actually went and happened or something like that. Panic rules everyday life. No one knows what to do. Project crises really can go down this way – if they’re even recognized early at all.

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CRM

Projects are not kindergarten: tips and tricks for project coordination

by Peter Burghardt on 06/27/2019

Project coordination... what is that exactly? And is it really necessary? So, you know those status meetings where the project manager wants to know how far everyone has come with their work, who’s doing what and what comes next? These are usually really long meetings with a ton of people. Pretty soon, you start wondering if these meetings actually hurt productivity more than help it.

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CRM

Intelligent ERP: Hands-On Mathematics

by Valentin Curtef, Daniel Gburek on 06/19/2019

Do you know the difference between classic and intelligent ERP systems? The latter involves intelligent assistants providing support when making complex operational decisions or controlling selected business processes autonomously. They are based on mathematical models for prediction and optimization. In these mathematical models, real facts are translated into the language of mathematics, meaning questions can be answered using mathematical methods. Unlike classic ERP systems, intelligent solutions therefore have a kind of dictionary, which gives them direct access to the precise and complex world of mathematics.

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ERP

Intelligent ERP: Collaboration in the Team

by Kim Helmig, Christiane Grothmann on 06/19/2019

Developing intelligent ERP solutions is something different. It starts with an idea, a goal, a concept – but no one knows exactly what hurdles need to be cleared in order to make it a reality. The journey into unknown territory will place specific demands on the team. Furthermore, intelligent ERP projects require a whole host of skills, which is why our team at COSMO CONSULT is interdisciplinary.

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ERP

Intelligent ERP: Optimization Made Easy

by Michael Hering on 06/19/2019

The term “intelligent ERP” is everywhere nowadays. But almost no one knows what it means. The explanation often involves other acronyms or Anglicisms, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, or Industry 4.0. But, what does intelligent ERP mean for German machine and plant manufacturers? What are the specific benefits?

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Industry 4.0 & IoT,
ERP

Intelligent ERP: More Security When Making Decisions

by Torsten Harnack on 06/19/2019

A lot has been said and written about artificial intelligence (AI). Fueled by digitalization, the process industry is becoming increasingly open to the use of AI. AI-supported decision-making processes automate processes in robotics as well as in speech and image processing. This makes it even more surprising that only a few ERP systems in process manufacturing already use this technology.

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ERP

Intelligent ERP: What Is It?

by Daniel Gburek on 06/19/2019

Intelligent assistants are expanding the potential of conventional ERP systems. The aim is to exploit existing business data for predictions and optimizations, save costs and work more efficiently. Intelligent ERP systems are not a random innovation. COSMO CONSULT is reacting to a rapidly growing demand as many company solutions are no longer fully satisfying increasing operational requirements.

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ERP

Ready! Set! Whoops! or: Why the kick-off is so important for project success

by Peter Burghardt on 06/03/2019

You know how it is. A new project starts. You’ve heard one or two things through the grapevine, and then finally it’s kick-off time. Everyone’s psyched and motivated and then…

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
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