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McLean & Laneman team wishes to the customers and co-operation partners Merry Christmas and Excellent New Year 2015!


Epicor reinvigorates its ERP offerings

Historically, ERP software has been uninteresting and stodgy, the playground of a few dominant on-premise players. Today, a variety of innovative vendors have taken hold in this market, pushing ERP into the cloud while attempting to pull business away from large companies like SAP and Oracle.

Some examples among many:
*FinancialForce announced a $50 million investment to focus specifically on ERP
*NetSuite revenue continues to grow, with projected 2014 revenues hitting nearly $550m
*Infor has staked a claim to design as a significant competitive differentiator
*Workday continues to develop its business around financials, as part of a long-term plan to pull business from SAP and Oracle
*Microsoft is pushing further into the cloud with its flagship Dynamics AX ERP software

Then, there is Epicor, a company with nearly $1 billion in revenue that serves mid-market ERP customers.

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Epicor ERP version 10 Responsiveness inspires Cylicron

Jeff Davidson and Allen Richey of Cylicron explain how Epicor ERP version 10 is reshaping their business with improved performance, clearer visibility of data, and enhanced flexibility  

Epicor ERP version 10 Mobility inspires Enpress

Mike Slogar, Meg Shank and Anthony Gercar, of Enpress LCC, explain how Epicor ERP version 10 gives them the ability to do more with less, enhancing company growth.



 A bit self irony is never bad.

Epicor ERP version 10 Collaboration inspires Boers & Co Fine Metalworking Group

 Ronald Koot and Jos Greeve of Boers & Co describe the scope of immediate benefits of their recent Epicor ERP version 10 implementation project


The World is Changing

The World is Changing and The Future is definitely going to be quite different from the present. Ecologists are warning all that we are running out of natural resources. 

The world as we know it was created by the Industrial Age and it is now crumbling before our very eyes. We grew up in this world listening to common sense: learn well to get into fine universities, to land a well paid, secure job with pension, and to live comfortably until you die.

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Participation in Äripäev new communication magazine focus group

Äripäev is an Estonian business newspaper published daily in tabloid format. Running my business and being a master’s student of communication management brings all kinds of interesting opportunities.

I was invited to be part of the brainstorming group for the launch of a new magazine for CEOs, communication and PR specialists. The group contained well-recognised public figures in Estonia.

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To Be Good Enough Excludes the Option of Being Excellent

Being Good Enough Excludes the Option of Becoming Excellent


Mostly it is because of the human psychology. Why to fix what is not broken? When our processes are good enough then why to change these? When our service is good enough, why to bother more? When our product is good enough why to better it?

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McLean & Laneman 1 year anniversary

It has already been a year !

This has been such a fantastic year with many sleepless nights, loads of hard work but same time we are so excited about how the business is grown.

With this year we have learnt:

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Operational excellence as business strategy

Operational excellence as business strategy

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC

The five forces model or Porter analysis was first suggested by Michael E. Porter, in a Harvard business review article as five competitive forces every business faces within it's industry no matter what industry it is in, which shape industry structure and affect profitability and industry returns over the longer term. This framework of industry and business analysis is very important to every strategist and business leader in setting their own business strategy in the pursuit of attaining a sustainable competitive advantage and achieving superior profitability within its industry.

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Apple World Update

I have asked several times when shall I write an update as promised how was switching on Mac.

So here it is.
Well, now I have been a Mac owner about two months. Well, what can I say about it?

My First Apple

The New Life has begun.

I just bought myself an Apple!

Really dont know if it was the right thing to do or not but that just happened.

Mac Book Pro 2.8 Ghz i7 4GB 1333MHz 750 GB

All my life I have been living in Microsoft world and I have never considered a Mac.

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