Many of our C-level clients are golf addicts. What they often don’t realize, is just how much golf might be teaching them about a successful ERP implementation. Though they may sound unrelated – or a far-reaching attempt to create excuses to spend less time in the office and more time on the golf course – the sport does have a lot in common with ERP software initiatives. They are complex, they could be highly frustrating and they both require a great deal of practice to get successful results.
Managing your own digital transformation or ERP software initiative can be a tempting idea. However, the concept rarely works and is riddled with potential failure points. If you're a new CIO, the thought of taking the bull by the horns and being a one-man transformation machine can be particularly alluring, but it is very important to avoid these ten pitfalls:1. Backing yourself into a corner with a single ERP software. Gone are the days of single ERP software solutions to automate your business.
There are some universal best practices that make ERP implementations and digital transformation initiatives successful. Successful initiatives dedicate resources and time to organizational change management. They make sure to get business process management right. They have strong project management and they have realistic expectations to ensure their projects have a chance to succeed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".