What you should read in order to avoid the ERP traps


Christophe DESHAYES

Founding director, Documental

Seminar Business life | Friday October 01, 2004

Christophe Deshayes illustrates the intervention methods of his company Documental (an irreverent watch-dog in the information technology sector) using the various comments about ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems as an example. Documental’s intervention consists of a very lively oral presentation in the form of a condensed version of “all you need to know” about topical subjects in this sector. There is so much information about mysterious subjects ie. not understood by many, such as information technology, that those involved in this sector are no longer able to become correctly informed. More important than just supplying information, these meetings enable people to pool their intelligence, to enhance their curiosity (even if it is merely by providing the missing vocabulary), to promote in-house experts and to share knowledge. This is the true value of these meetings. These meetings are also Documental’s way of charging clients.

The entire article was written by:

Élisabeth BOURGUINAT

This session was published in issue n°52 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Face au gigantisme.