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The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

The Network Effect on Business Software

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_network_effect.jpgI often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to experience and enjoy new technology without skepticism or lag. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP


The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

Posted on 12 October 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_importance_of_people_erp_implementation.jpgAs we all know, regardless of best endeavors, procedure and protocol some ERP implementations go more smoothly than others. People, or as I like to call them, Variables, cannot always be brought around to our way of thinking in the limited time we get to implement an ERP system

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Topics: ERP Implementation

How ERP Helps the Whisky Supply Chain

Posted on 4 October 2016 by Doug Hunter


With a "wee goldie" nestling in your hand – something comforting and familiar – do you ever consider or care how it travels along the supply chain to get to you? Maybe you should.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, ERP for Distribution

Data Storage: On-Premises or in the Cloud?

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Tracey Gates


With technology constantly evolving, there may be times when you feel that you just can’t keep up. It’s at these times that you have to keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities. The saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks cannot apply in this day and age.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

General Skills Vital for Sustainable IT Internships

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Deirdré Fryer


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


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


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