The top 10 misconceptions about the agile working approach

by Peter Burghardt on 08/14/2019

Agile this, agile that... Everything is turning agile. Everyone is talking about it, but many people don’t really know what it means. Recently, I have come across the term agilitis. I think it pretty accurately describes how agility is perceived. But will everything be better if we use the agile method? Does every business need to be agile in order to even function properly? And what on Earth does it even mean to take an agile approach? It’s time to clear up a few misconceptions!

Categories:
Blog,
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Everything comes to an end... except projects?

by Peter Burghardt on 08/13/2019

Everyone is beaming with pride! We did it – the software is up and running. The project team and the customer have made it through the go-live. Everything is gradually going back to normal. It’s time to relax. Or at least it would be, if we didn't still have 1000 things to do.

Categories:
Blog,
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Project goals: How can you know the way when you don’t know the destination?

by Peter Burghardt on 07/26/2019

Everyone likes to talk about the importance of defining project goals. Yet most projects don’t have any goals. Or worse, they have goals, but they're not measurable. You might be thinking: “My projects always have goals!” Do they? Or are these goals more like wishes?

Categories:
Blog,
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

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!

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

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?

Categories:
Blog,
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

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.

Categories:
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.

Categories:
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?

Categories:
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.

Categories:
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.

Categories:
ERP