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The Internet of Things that make me go hmmmm

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_the_internet_of_thingsDo these words sound familiar: Are you listening to me?

It’s not only marital, parental or platonic relationships that benefit from effective communication - the business benefits of paying careful attention to your customers and reacting accordingly should never be underestimated.

Just ask Microsoft.

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Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Erin Schlee

erin_three_tips_for_erp_implementation_successAt the beginning of every year, I try to set both personal and professional goals for myself.  One of my 2015 goals was to run a long distance race and this past May, I completed my first half marathon where I happily finished within 30 seconds of my goal time.  While this was a wonderful accomplishment, I have to admit that prior to my decision to sign up for the race, I could barely run an entire mile without fatigue and ultimately, slowing to walk.  When I decided to run the 13.1 mile distance, I knew I would need a solid training plan, a coach who could help me work through the process and most important, buy-in and support from not only myself but also my family members. 

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Topics: ERP Implementation

 

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 2

Posted on 23 July 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part_2In my last blog I referred to how much your inventory is costing you and that both direct costs and overhead costs will have an influence on your stocking quantity.

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Topics: Owning (or Running) ERP, Managing inventory with ERP

The ERP ROI ‘Promise Game’ Part 3

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_roi_promise_game_part_3There’s something extremely satisfying about a well-planned, properly resourced fishing trip. When you’ve found the perfect spot, your tackle box is well-stocked and the beer is cold, it’s as if the planets have aligned and you just know that the next few hours are going to be blissful.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Visibility is key to business sustainability

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_visibility_is_keyWhen asked to think about sustainable energy within a business environment, I’m sure that integrated databases, Business Intelligence dashboards, web design and cloud computing are not the first thoughts that come to mind. Instead you are probably picturing recycle bins, wind turbines and solar panels.

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Topics: Owning (or Running) ERP, ERP and Financial Management, ERP and Analytics

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 1

Posted on 14 July 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part

Some people like cars, some have an affinity for sport, while others can discuss the sheen of their pet’s coat for hours on end. We all have our own weaknesses … or strengths depending on where you stand on dog fur. My passion is food. Sometimes healthy, occasionally cholesterol-inducing, butter soaked sheer indulgence.

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Topics: Owning (or Running) ERP, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Getting a Good View

Posted on 9 July 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_getting_a_good_viewThe Tour de France is underway and I, for one, could not be happier. While some women may watch it for the men in tight pants, I watch primarily for the race’s backdrop. The view from the top reveals spectacular scenery and the hidden gems that riders traverse. I am so enthralled with these places that following the tour is on my bucket list. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), SYSPRO User Tips

Optimizing your ERP with Workflow

Posted on 7 July 2015 by Darren Edwards

darren_optimizing_workflowA few weeks ago, myself and one of my colleagues travelled to Johannesburg to catch up with the Emerging Technologies team at SYSPRO.  Our primary goal was to get up-to-speed with the latest developments in SYSPRO Workflow in SYSPRO 7 and gain an appreciation of how SYSPRO’s implementations of Workflow in South Africa are significantly impacting their manufacturing and distribution businesses for the better.

SYSPRO’s biggest implementations of Workflow were demonstrated and discussed during our time there.  A link to the case study of one of these businesses can be found here

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Owning (or Running) ERP, ERP and Analytics

The SYSPRO Development Process: Where quality is a habit

Posted on 30 June 2015 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_syspro_development_processDo you also get annoyed when the sales pitch sizzles, the promise is red-hot and then the delivery is lukewarm … at best? It’s like watching your favorite team come on to the pitch swinging and then lose their mojo somewhere around half time.

Providing a quality service should span the entire process from the initial concept right through to aftersales support. 

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Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business

Posted on 25 June 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_going_up_ensuring_the_direction_of_your_businessSometimes awkward elevator silence can be filled with meaningful dialogue.

The other day I was making my way up to a meeting when the gentleman sharing the elevator asked me what I do. Never one to miss an opportunity, I replied: “I’m with SYSPRO – we simplify your success and deliver your brand.”

Who can resist such intrigue?

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, ERP and Analytics

 

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