Advice from Olin Thompson, the Father of Process ERP


The existing literature about ERP systems - especially ERP for process manufacturers - provides many sources of helpful information for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution architects.  In particular, I have found many useful articles written by Olin Thompson

Some of my favorite articles from Olin have been targeted at ERP users, such as his analysis of application erosion, system replacement versus refresh, build versus buy, decisions about upgrades and maintenance, and standardizing on one ERP package (in a multi-company enterprise).  Olin's articles have also been targeted at the software vendors and partners, such as suggestions for effective selling. 


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About Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton has consulted globally with several hundred manufacturing/distribution companies on SCM and ERP issues. His publications include multiple books about SCM using Dynamics AX as well as two textbooks about SCM/ERP, and his books have been translated into Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. For more than 10 years, Scott has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft and AXUG conferences around the world, and a multi-year winner of the rarely given Microsoft MVP award for Dynamics AX. His regular column “The AX Solution Architect” is published in

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