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Illuminating the Customer Experience

Posted on 11 February 2016 by Rob Hurry

rob_illuminating_the_customer_experience.jpgFor the past year or so I’ve been a loyal customer of a booming barbershop near the SYSPRO head office. I only realized recently that none of the barbers are able to speak English. It made me wonder how they had been able to build a successful business relying on clear communication with this direct impediment.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Why Upgrade?

Posted on 9 February 2016 by Darren Edwards

darren_why_upgrade.jpgA few days ago, while travelling home, I decided to pop into a well-known UK supermarket to pick up some essentials. As I walked into the supermarket I spotted a huge sign at the end of every aisle that read: ‘From 8pm until 12am this evening this store will only accept cash payments. This is due to a software update that will not only make your shopping experience better but improve our reliability to you our customers.  We apologies for any inconvenience.’ 

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The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 1

Posted on 4 February 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_bleeding_edge_of_technology.jpg In 1965, Dr. Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, made the following observation - the number of transistors per integrated circuit was doubling every year, with a correlative doubling of processor speed. In 1975 he refined his observation to describe a two-year cycle.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

10 Good Reasons to Automate your Supply Chain Part 1

Posted on 2 February 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_automate_your_supply_chain.jpgIn recent years, manufacturers across the globe have felt the painful pinch of contracting economies. This trend looks set to continue in 2016 and on into 2017 with expectations of further downward pressure casting a pallor on the future of the sector.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Owning ERP

Recession Proof your Business with ERP

Posted on 26 January 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_recession_proof_your_business_with_erp.jpgThe year is off to a flying start, but recession, drought and lacklustre commodity prices are making for some tough economic times ahead. The pressure to cut costs has never been greater. But don't let this force you into making bad business decisions. Investing in the right software will help you make smart cost reductions, operate more efficiently, and keep your business at an optimal level in 2016.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Managing inventory with ERP, Owning ERP

The Art of The Possible

Posted on 21 January 2016 by Angela Savory

angela_the_art_of_the_possible.jpgLike most products and services influenced by technology, ERP has evolved rapidly over the years.

It’s no longer just about sales orders, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) or works order processing. It has become more about developing a complete understanding of the customer’s needs and providing a system that is more responsive, more flexible and better able to offer a comprehensive and effective user experience.

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Get Connected

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_get_connected.jpgYou know how you have lived all your life never having heard a word or phrase and then one day it pops up, and then it’s everywhere you look? I am never sure if it’s down to not noticing because you’re not aware of its existence or if it just becomes a more popular term.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

Internet of Things touted at Innovations Dinner

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_internet_of_things_touted.jpgWe recently attended the IT News Africa Innovation Dinner in Sandton, sponsored by Business Connexion and Telkom, which underlined the urgent need for businesses to adopt the Internet of Things.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics

Enhancing Performance and Productivity with Business Process Innovation

Posted on 12 January 2016 by Louise Thompson

enhancing_performance_and_productivity.jpgFormula One automobile racing has been around for many decades. I find it particularly interesting to track the performance of the F1 cars over the years and compare today’s top speeds with those of bygone vehicles.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

Preventing and/or Reversing Application Erosion

Posted on 7 January 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_reversing_application_erosion.jpgAs discussed in part 1 of this series, application erosion eats away at the value of your company’s ERP investment – right from go-live. Over time, it can also eat away at your employee’s perception of the technology. The idea may spread that the system isn’t working properly, that it doesn’t fit well with the company anymore, or that it simply doesn’t have all the necessary functions. There might even be talk of a new solution – one that will really get the job done.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Maintaining/upgrading ERP

 

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