Peter Purcell is a co-founder and managing director of Trenegy. He has more than 27 years of business and consulting experience focused on helping companies get value out of their systems. He has led ERP implementations, process redesign projects and change-management initiatives for companies in the energy, manufacturing and services industries. Peter is best known as a someone who can translate the languages of business and IT for clients as they address strategic issues.

Peter gives back to the community by serving on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He is regularly featured as a keynote speaker at industry conferences and in university programs. He is the editor of Trenegy Perspectives, a quarterly publication that focuses on how companies can successfully leverage technology to support strategic goals and objectives.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Peter Purcell and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Peter.Purcell

Bimodal IT: A steppingstone to agility
Tech and the Business of Change

Bimodal IT: A steppingstone to agility

Companies should use bimodal IT as a steppingstone to a more innovative IT management strategy, where agility is emphasized.
January 26, 2017
Tech and the Business of Change

Priorities for an ERP Selection

In addition to selecting the ERP software, the ERP selection process must include determining the future state, picking the right elements and involving the best people.
August 3, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

Dispelling 5 IT outsourcing myths

Executives at many high-growth organizations are hesitant to outsource IT, given the relative unknowns in the IT world. Those unknowns are found in five myths we commonly hear regarding IT outsourcing.
July 13, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

How to improve the budgeting, planning and forecasting process

Most companies will wait until the second half of the fiscal year to improve budgeting, planning and forecasting. However, the beginning of the fiscal year is the perfect time to start getting ready for a new planning process and system.
July 1, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

How to select a Tier 2 ERP package

Companies that outgrow their small company accounting systems are challenged with finding a cost effective and robust ERP. The Tier 1 ERP solutions provide fully functional ERP and reporting solutions across all industries. However, the associated costs may drive a company to look at Tier 2 options. Investments by Tier 2 vendors over the past five years allow these applications to offer an attractive alternative by providing integrated solutions at a much lower total cost of ownership.
June 20, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

3 warning signs for a ‘never-ending’ ERP project

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations are never easy. Many projects start with excitement and high levels of participation but quickly devolve into run-on projects with that are over budget and rife with change orders. Team members are deflated and often feel as if the project will be never-ending. Steering Committee Apathy, Out of Date Project Plans and Inconsistent Issue Tracking and Status Reporting are three warning signs that an ERP project is starting to spin out of control. Addressing them quickly helps avoid going through a project recovery cycle. rn
June 3, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

How to do more with less in IT

Cost reduction initiatives will have a significant impact on IT in 2016.
March 1, 2016
Tech and the Business of Change

The 3 T’s of a cybersafety program

Awareness is key, the more aware an employee is the safer they will be as they perform day-to-day activities in a dangerous environment. Effective cybersecurity strategies employ the same focus on end user awareness.
December 1, 2015