Hi my name is Dave Sakamoto, founder of Info On The Web. By solving difficult ERP problems,
my mission and goals are:
1) To prevent people from losing their jobs being blamed for the ERP failure. With some predicting close to 100% ERP failure
(see ERP Problems/Disasters links below), it is not their fault.
2) Help ERP Consultants to expand into new markets, including Universities and Government Agencies.
I offer you a free, no risk trial to try out and see my Sakamoto ERP Solutions in action.
I will help you solve a difficult ERP problem or difficult report that you need.
I will spend up to 8 hours to analyze,and if I feel the problem is solvable, use my proprietary solutions or design a new solution if needed.
You can have your IT staff create it, or you can hire IOTW.
To begin, just click CONTACT US, explain your problem, give us some information, and we will respond.
Implementing and getting ERP systems to run effectively is a VERY difficult task.
If you are having difficulties, you are not alone. Many consider it nearly impossible.
Click the links below for a few of the many information out there.
The diagram below shows the steps that go into Info On The Web solving ERP problems using the Sakamoto ERP Solutions.
1. Access ERP and other data. The tools we use include APIs (Application Programming Interface), Webhooks,
CDC (Change Data Capture), central Data Warehouse (DW), and more, based on the situation.
Most organizations already have one or more. If not, IOTW can create or assist to design and create the tool you need.
2. Using the ERP Data, along with add'l data we create in our separate database, we create reports, features and applications missing or not working in the ERP.
We add missing fields and data to the DW when it is more convenient and works better than trying to add them to the ERP.
My solutions enhance and do more than the ERP.
3. IOTW will analyze and design solutions to solve the ERP problems using the Sakamoto ERP proprietary solutions we've created. And design new solutions when needed.
See "Why It Works" below for reasons I believe why my solutions work.
4. IOTW can create and implement the solutions, or assist and work with your IT and Accounting staff.
- I typically do not touch the ERP source code. Thats usually asking for disaster.
My solutions work with and enhances the existing ERP.
I believe the reasons the Sakamoto ERP Solutions I design works is from two factors:
1) Applying the combination of my Accounting / CPA, and MBA/IT education and experience.
2) The main reason is my audit experience with the Colorado State Auditor's Office.
For each problem we discovered, we were asked to try to come up with up to 4 solutions.
Internal Control was also emphasized in our solutions, to help avoid or easily identify problems in the future.
Looking back, that was excellent training.
We've unfortunately heard of too many situations where auditors were ordered by their bosses not to dig into potential problems, but look the other way in order to get lucrative consulting jobs from the client. (Enron and Arthur Anderson Auditors is one very well known example). That must have been so frustrating for honest auditors. The Colorado State Auditor's Office was completely different. The experience and training to be creative with developing multiple solutions was invaluable.
1) Created All Missing ERP Reports:
My ERP journey began at a the University of Colorado. At the initial PeopleSoft ERP implementation, where I was managing the Denver campus Accounting Office, the approximately 10 custom reports all users had relied on for years were not available. We were told it could take 2 or more years to get them. Nobody knew what to do in the meantime. I decided to use my Accounting, Computer and Auditing to create my own ERP solutions and reports. I designed the web based custom ERP solutions, and implemented them with the help of student programmers. My ERP Solution provided all of the missing reports and more. I also solved all the ERP problems I could get my hands on.
2) Add Missing Fields and New Reports:
Most users need new fields and reports that do not exist in the ERP. Sometimes those new fields
can be added easily and integrate with the system, often not. When I was told it could be a few years
before new fields and reports can be added, I added new fields and reports that works to our own datawarehouse.
Now we could create fields and reports that the ERP by itself could not provide.
3) New Property Management Program:
Designed, created and implemented a new property management system for a large organization
that was still using an old mainframe based system. We added many missing features and information.
4) Joint audit participation, and findings.
I participated in a joint audit of a large university with staff from 3 audit organizations:
Colorado State Auditors Office, private CPA firm, and internal audit staff of the univesity.
In the final audit report, 90% of the audit findings were those I found. That gave me insight
into the value of the audit experience I had received at the Colorado State Auditors Office.
5) PDF Auto Fill mobile and web application:
A real estate company was manually filling in hundreds of PDF forms online using data already in their Excel files.
They asked IOTW if we can automate it, to save time and human error. IOTW created the PDF Auto Fill solution that did this automatically, eliminating most of the manual data entry needed.
I worked at CU Denver in the Budget Office when we transitioned over to People Soft.
I was trained as a Super User. One of the serious problems we had was the reporting.
We could not get accurate financial data from PeopleSoft reports.
The budget office needed real time data that was accurate and that could be ran easily and quickly.
Dave Sakamoto from our accounting office was able to get those reports for us.
His development of his ERP solutions provided us with not only timely and accurate reports but they could be customized to what we needed.
Dave has extensive knowledge in accounting, auditing and IT.
The conversion over to PeopleSoft at CU was a tremendous undertaking.
If we would not of had Dave's expertise and ERP solutions we would not of been able to transient over so quickly.
University of Colorado Budget Policy Analyst III
The ERP / PeopleSoft initial implementation at the U of Colorado was, to put it nicely, not good,
missing most of the reports we needed. Dave used his Auditing, IT and Accounting knowledge to
design his unique ERP custom solutions that solved many problems. If you are having ERP problems,
including lack of exact report needed, and complicated functionalities not working right, don't give up.
If Dave can't solve it, then its ok to give up.
University of Colorado Accounts Payable Supervisor
In addition to creating ERP solutions, other solutions IOTW has created include:
a) Mobile applications
b) Design and create Database datawarehouse.
c) Design and create web and mobile programs to solve difficult financial and nonfinancial problems.
1) Expand your ERP Solutions and market by adding the Sakamoto Custom ERP Proprietary Solutions to your arsenal.
2) Use our experience in Higher Education and Governmental Agencies to help you expand into those markets.