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General Skills Vital for Sustainable IT Internships

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

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IT companies who train interns in software development, consulting and services often need to impart general and “soft skills” as well to give a strong business context and grounding for trainees to be successful in their training.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

The Millennial Thinker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution

 

Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgNelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have repeatedly seen the positive impact education has made in people’s lives and how it changes everything for the better. At SYSPRO we have always known the value of education and supporting the youth in growing their skills in networking to become the business leaders of tomorrow.

A common problem among young entrepreneurs is that they don’t know how to present their ideas to potential investors and are not well connected enough in the business world to help their ideas gain momentum.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Education, Training and Certification

Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Posted on 15 September 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgThe recent Olympic opening ceremony was novel for the very fact that it honoured the past traditions of the 2000 year old Olympic Games without inserting any high tech themes into the ceremony. Witness the presence of oiled and “naked” wrestlers from ancient Greece representing the very beginning of the Games.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Owning or (Running) ERP

Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Posted on 12 September 2016 by Joey Benadretti

Busting_5_Inaccurate_ERP_Myth.jpgOften when people find out what I do for a living, they ask me to explain why ERP is so beneficial for today’s manufacturer or distributor.  After addressing this question for so many years, I felt that it may be easier to answer it by addressing some of the common misconceptions that are often raised:

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

Fighting with Food

Posted on 6 September 2016 by Darren Edwards

darren_fighting_with_food.jpgThere are a lot of ERP software providers that claim they ‘specialize in food and beverage’, a claim which must warm the heart of any food manufacturing company shopping for a new ERP System.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

The Importance of ERP Backups

Posted on 30 August 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_joy_of_backups.jpgThe word “priceless” comes to mind, every time I think of a backup. It only takes a few minutes and can save you so much time and effort. It’s easy enough to setup a nightly backup of SQL and your server. If you only backup your SQL Database and your Syspro7\Work, Data and Base\settings folders that is enough for us to get you back up and running.

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SYSPRO’s Partners – a Paradigm for Partnership

Posted on 25 August 2016 by Shaun Butler

shaun_paradigm_partnership.jpgIn order to react quickly to changing business conditions, penetrate global markets, and above all remain competitive, businesses have learned that they need to stay informed, efficient, agile, and dedicated to their core competencies. All that, it turns out, is easier to achieve within an ecosystem of trusted partners.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

Innovation is a Healthy Lifestyle not a Fad Diet

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_innovation_healthy_lifestyle.jpgMany companies opt for innovation when faced with disruption in their markets. They think of an innovative product or service or even a new mobile app as a quick-fix for dwindling revenues or declining market share - a sort of nip-and-tuck or crash diet for the business that will help it look more attractive to its customers and shareholders.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

ERP Tackles 5 Challenges Faced by Manufacturing Companies

Posted on 18 August 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_erp_tackles_5_challenges.jpgChange is everywhere. And it seems to happen at warp speed these days.

Today, from a business perspective, few sectors can escape the disadvantages of economic and/or exchange rate volatility that are a consequence of all this global change. 

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

 

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