*** UPDATE - the Project Pod build won the makerpad community building challenge!
Links to site and social feeds
what is project pod?
audience and community
ERP = Enterprise Resource Management
A couple of definitions from two of the biggest players in the business, SAP & Oracle.
"The simplest way to define ERP is to think about all the core processes needed to run a company: finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and others. At its most basic level, ERP integrates these processes into a single system." SAP
"ERP systems tie together a multitude of business processes and enable the flow of data between them. By collecting an organization’s shared transactional data from multiple sources, ERP systems eliminate data duplication and provide data integrity with a single source of truth." Oracle
Other major ERP software companies are Sage, NetSuite, Infor, Microsoft, Epicor, IFS and Deltek.
What is ERP?
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to a type of software that organizations use to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, project management, risk management and compliance, and supply chain operations. A complete ERP suite also includes enterprise performance management, software that helps plan, budget, predict, and report on an organization's financial results.
- a growing ERP knowledgebase
- a place to share and learn best practice
- project management software reviews
- "how to" guides to deliver great projects
- ERP software reviews
- ERP project management software reviews and user guides
- The bluffers guide to ERP systems
- Interviews with ERP professionals
- ERP News
- ERP specific job board
- ERP career and training pathways
how we build
- what is no-code? This is a good place to start
No-code, no-code everywhere!
The so-called "no-code" or "zero-code" is one of the hottest topics right now. More and more no-code tools are entering the market and raising VC money. In the last 5 years, we have been seeing more than $1B flowing into space, and at least two no-code startups have managed to become unicorns: Airtable was valued at $1.1B in 2018, and Notion has recently hit a $2B valuation.
- still want to know more? - then makerpad is a great resource
- It's just another programming language....
No-code Revolution. Why Now?
It seems no-code software is booming. Fast adoption, huge rounds, insane valuation 🦄, happy customers. Why now? Why not 20 years ago? Why not 20 years in the future? This is an interesting question I got from one VC partner. I didn't manage to answer it clearly on the spot and have been thinking about it for two weeks.
- it's a thing, the theory is that it holds me accountable to the community for the build, the ERP community and the maker community.
- It also allows the community to provide early feedback as they evaluate the product.
- There's an active twitter #
- I'm building this as part of the makerpad community challenge - I'm also part of the 6-week community building cohort. To find out more checkout makerpad
our community and tribe
- ERP Project Managers
- ERP Business Analysts
- ERP Functional Consultants
- ERP Technical Consultants
- ERP Project PMO Coordinators
- ERP Support Consultants
- ERP Test Managers
- ERP Training Consultants
- ERP Students / Interns
"Together we will build the worlds most useful ERP Community"
our tech stack
In my humble opinion this is the best productivity app around, part database, part web-design, part life hacker - there's not much it can't do.
Super makes Notion even more super by allowing pretty urls, faster page speeds for SEO and custom fonts
The leading contact form, survey, quiz and other website engagement platform out there
I first came across circle as a community platform when makerpad moved their forum to them. It's great visually and the layout, notifications and search all help with engagement - it's all about engagement not numbers!
The difference between circle.so and memberspace is distinct. Circle is the community forum area, whereas memberspace allows any url to be placed behind a login - allowing for members only community content.
MemberSpace - Turn any part of your website into members-only with just a few clicks
Your Account Simply lock access to any page of your website then choose what people pay to get in. Create memberships for anything you want like courses, video tutorials, member directories, and more while having 100% control over the look & feel. 🙌 1.
To automate the flow
Integromat - like zapier but with more configuration options and complex workflow possibilities.
the next #BuildInPublic steps
who is Matt Wood....
ERP project manager, analyst, consultant
Matt Wood MSc BA(Hons) ACMA CGMA Remote ERP Project Management
Matt provides strong leadership to guide your business through the full ERP implementation project lifecycle, coordinating efforts to deliver complex enhancement projects while managing project risk and maintaining the existing flow of business transactions. ERP Project Management experienced across multiple industries, highly qualified in IT systems, Finance & Accounting, and Project management governance, stakeholder and change management best practice.
Founder of SouthwestCIO NoCode studio
SouthwestCIO consists of a diverse portfolio of developing brands, services & ideas. based in the Southwest of England UK, in the Our business range is too broad to describe here! See our The business was founded by Matt Wood (Find us on Dartmoor National Park. brand page for details.
If you want to discuss this project further or have any suggestions for content or functionality, I'd be happy to chat - I'm either on twitter /link or arrange a call on calendly
Find me on Twitter @mattwoodbiz
Find me on LinkedIn
..Matt Wood - Remote ERP Project Manager - SWCIO ERP | LinkedIn
Founder of southwestcio - SAP ERP Project Management consultancy. Projects completed for Hanson/Heidelberg Cement, AMP Clean Energy, Chemring Technology Solutions, Greenwich School of Management. ▪ 20+ years experience delivering full lifecycle ERP & IT Projects - Strategic definition, planning and tactical delivery of large, mid-size ERP projects and IT application projects integrated with ERP, MRP & CRM across the full project lifecycle for leading corporates and dynamic growing SMEs.