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ERP supplier ecosystem needs swarm intelligence

Dec 14, 2017 | Aino-Maija Vaskelainen

In the dynamic competitive arena of the future, global markets will no longer prosper with fixed and slow-moving networking structures. Companies that design and deliver digital services will no longer be able to go it alone! In an ecosystem, ERP project suppliers will need swarm intelligence to help them survive global competition. 

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Ecosystem leadership means abandoning old leadership habits

Dec 04, 2017 | Miika Soininen

 Ecosystems are built on a foundation of shared goals and values. Without leadership, an ecosystem’s goals and its related benefits won’t be accomplished. As Katri Valkokari insightfully wrote, an ecosystem cannot be owned. Because ecosystems cannot be owned and because ecosystem leadership cannot be centralized, independent self-management is the only feasible leadership model in an ecosystem.

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Ecosystem strategy a boon when customer experience is out of your hands

Nov 30, 2017 | Sara Toivakainen

It is nice to maintain the fiction that we are responsible for our business and our clients’ customer experience. In reality, creating customer experience is rapidly developing so that less and less of it is in a company’s own hands, and even to the point where they lose direct contact with customer experience. Nowadays, companies mostly operate as part of a larger ecosystem in which customer experience depends on how different players in the ecosystem succeed in cooperation and in their own customer encounters.

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Robotic Process Automation: Reaping rewards and managing risks

Nov 30, 2017 | Esko Hannula

If you’ve ever had anything to do with banking, financial services, insurance or even health care, chances are that you’ve unwittingly come within range of what’s known as RPA, or Robotic Process Automation.

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Ecosystem lessons: ERP project culture due for change

Oct 26, 2017 | Aino-Maija Vaskelainen

The next big thing on this planet will be ecosystem thinking among businesses as well as society. Ecosystem thinking will allow us to ensure future competitiveness and our capacity to change.

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Ecosystems – why they matter and how to succeed in them

Oct 24, 2017 | Miika Soininen

Most of us are familiar with the idea of ecosystems surrounding hugely successful firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. But what do we really mean when we talk about ecosystems? And beyond that, how do ecosystems generate business value? In today’s economy of speed, business ecosystems play a central role in building competitive advantage, so it is important to understand how ecosystems succeed and how they reward players.

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