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AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Kevin Dherman

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The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire.


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

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

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If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?”

These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain compliant. In the highly competitive food marketplace, the demands can soon start to outgrow your business and suddenly you’re slapping on Band-Aids without a passing thought for the implications on long-term growth.

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Topics: ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution

 

SYSPRO Internship 2018: Do You Have What it Takes?

Posted on 5 October 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_erp_education_is_key.jpgEvery year SYSPRO runs an internship program offering young graduates and students an opportunity to learn the SYSPRO product, as well as to specialize as a junior consultant or software testing expert.


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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Digital Supply Networks – Are You Ready?

Posted on 20 September 2017 by Nick McGrane

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We are undeniably an industry that loves our acronyms – SCM, IoT, CRM, AI, PSAs.  I could go on… Well, over the coming months and years you’re going to be hearing a lot more about a new acronym – DSN, or Digital Supply Networks.  While there remains a certain degree of uncertainty around the impact that developments such as robotization, automation, AI and cloud-based technologies will have on the manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that these technologies already have – and will continue – to transform the way digital supply chains function. 

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

ERP Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Tracey Gates

tracey_power_of_automation.jpgLet me start by saying that I greatly admire those industrious employees who wholeheartedly embrace SYSPRO in the workplace. There are some, often referred to as ‘champions’, who become self-taught experts in many facets of SYSPRO.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

ERP Can Help With Sustainability

Posted on 5 September 2017 by Doug Hunter

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Many decisions involve yes or no. They appear clear-cut, simple. A head politician survives a motion of no confidence yet again. For the eighth time. This was an opportunity to give politicians the chance to regroup - restore values, their brand and deliver more than just hope to supporters. All behind closed doors. This was the optimal time to deeply reflect and use the many signs of discontent to act! But again, short term vested interests rather than long term sustainability won the day at the expense of a nation.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

Posted on 24 August 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cpo_high_performing.jpgYou could argue that ERP is a not a sexy, new subject. It’s not a cool 3D printer, or a technologically advanced ‘hybrid car’. In fact, I could probably say that ERP is more the sedate station wagon than the sleek supercar. Does this mean ERP companies do not constantly innovate? Or continually seek out partnerships that enhance their product offering? Absolutely not. SYSPRO ERP may not be new, but it is a system built around listening to market trends and innovating accordingly.

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

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap - Always On

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_the_future.jpgI am certain that many service providers believe that they are adding value to your business. Most have impressively drafted mission statements that reflect this belief. It is debatable how many of these organizations actually fulfill this principle. Our Product Roadmap covers our innovations that focus on optimizing business processes – ensuring that we keep our focus firmly on creating value for our customers.

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

5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges

Posted on 15 August 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_food_and_beverage.jpgSYSPRO’s association with process manufacturers is long standing, and we continue to enjoy significant growth in our food and beverage customer base. I tend to think that we attract food and beverage customers with our industry-specific functionalities, our service, and the modular, cost-effective nature of our offering. SYSPRO’s enviable track record of retaining customers through periods of growth I credit to the scalability of our solutions, and to the dedication of our service representatives.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Owning or (Running) ERP, Inventory Management

Use the Recession to Your ERP Advantage and Come Out Winning

Posted on 10 August 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_erp_advantageSouth Africans we’re in recession, technically, for the first time in eight years!

Why? Q1 2017 contracted 0.7%, negative growth for two quarters, trade, catering and accommodation contracted 5.9% with manufacturing, SYSPRO’s target, down 3.7% – the World Bank reduced SA growth for 2017 to 0.6%

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