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Episode 31

ERP: A Practitioner’s View

The ERP Organizational Change Journal

by | Jul 7, 2021

In This Episode

In this episode, we discuss “ERP: A Practitioner’s View” with Mr. Bob Bucy. Bob is also a lifelong learner with a passion for education and sharing of knowledge and experience with others. Please join us as Bob shares his insight and experience from 20+ years as an ERP organizational change practitioner.

by Dr. Jack G. Nestell | The ERP Organizational Change Journal Podcast

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This Episodes’ Guest

Bob Bucy

Bob Bucy

IT and business professional

Mr. Bob Bucy is an IT and business professional with 20+ years of cross-functional experience in the implementation and support of global enterprise systems. Bob has over 15 years of experience supporting warehouse management, materials management, and logistics execution processes in SAP, including over 14 years in a validated life sciences environment.

Bob has served in project implementation and support roles for 5 different multinational corporations, as a Service Delivery Manager for a provider of SAP services, and as an Adjunct Lecturer (where he taught ERP).

In addition, Bob has been actively involved with the Americas’ SAP User Group for several years and currently serves as chair for the ASUG Carolinas Chapter.

Episode Resources & Links

Article by Bob Bucy

Bucy, B., “Technical Debt in ERP”, March 19, 2021, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/technical-debt-erp-bob-bucy/

Other Books and Articles mentioned

Bradford, M. (2014). Modern ERP: select, implement, and use today’s advanced business systems. Lulu. com., https://www.amazon.com/Modern-ERP-Implement-Advanced-Business/dp/131266598X

Dr. Michel Hammer, “Succeeding with SAP”, http://www.hammerandco.com/index.htm

Adkins, B, “LEADERSHIP EATS CULTURE”, https://www.denisonconsulting.com/transform/article-leadership-eats-culture/

Luttrell, G., Doane, M., “The Super User ®evolution”,  https://sapinsight.myshopify.com/products/super-user-revolution-pre-sale

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Other Podcasts Mentioned

Ocsar Trimboli, “deep listening”, https://www.oscartrimboli.com/

Reports Mentioned

Panorama 2020 report, https://www.panorama-consulting.com/resource-center/2020-erp-report/

More About This Episode

In this episode, we discuss key influences on ERP optimization including:

  • Definition of success
  • ERP success rates
  • “Technical debt”
  • Critical keys to project management
  • ERP expectations
  • The role of corporate culture
  • Common challenges and pitfalls,
  • Learning and Development (L&D)
  • ERP organizational change conflict
  • Leadership styles
  • Critical success factors and more!

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