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5 Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Food and Beverage Manufacturing Challenges

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


SYSPRO’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.

In my last blog, I discussed ways that food and beverage companies use SYSPRO to optimize traceability and trade promotions. Today I’m going to move on to cost control and inventory optimization, and finish up with a short discussion of the Cloud.

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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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The Future of SYSPRO

Posted on 4 August 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_the_future.jpgIt was Benjamin Franklin who so eloquently termed the maxim “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” As an organization, we produce the tools that assist our many customers in avoiding such a fate. But in order to continue delivering innovative, relevant and market leading software, we ourselves need clear insight on market trends and conditions, as well as a well thought out plan for where our offering is heading.

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Topics: SYSPRO User Tips

The Cloud Vs On Premise Paradigm

Posted on 1 August 2017 by Darren Edwards

darren_cloud_paradigm.jpgNowadays there is no shortage of articles that promote Cloud ERP systems and pontificate the impending demise of on premise ERP systems and ‘don’t trust your data to the Cloud’ worries. 

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), SYSPRO User Tips, Owning or (Running) ERP

Food and Beverage: Five Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Headaches

Posted on 27 July 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_food_and_beverage.jpgLast weekend a group of colleagues, most of us in the ERP field, broke out the barbies and commandeered a stretch of shady beachfront. The group shares a passion: we are all in one way or another obsessed with manufacturing, which is why we began analyzing the value chains that brought us the food and drink we were consuming.

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

Adopting SQL Adds Value to Our Customers ERP and Business

Posted on 25 July 2017 by Russell Hollick

russell_sql_adds_value.jpgWhilst the majority of SYSPRO systems already use Microsoft SQL Server as their database of choice we still have some sites which have yet to make the change from our heritage ISAM based system.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

Why Going Back to Basics is Crucial to Moving Forward

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_moving_forward.jpgTimes are tough for manufacturers with global trends towards automation and mass customization placing increasing pressure on them to up their game. Coupled with this is the pressure from OEMs to meet ever more challenging KPIs relating to production turnaround times, quality standards or compliance. The implications of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers cannot be underestimated. 

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

Posted on 14 July 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_erp_ceo_best_friend.jpgSome CEOs may regard ERP as just a business management tool that keeps things running in the background. However, today’s more savvy CEOs are fast recognizing ERP’s ability to significantly transform their businesses and add exponential value and earnings. Here are some of the reasons CEOs are turning to ERP to innovate:

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

Integrating our ERP with Microsoft Office 365 a World First

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_world_first_integrating_erp_with_microsoft_365.jpgWe recently announced that SYSPRO is one of the first ERP solutions to be integrated with Microsoft Office 365, to bring core ERP data into the Microsoft environment and enhance the way people work.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Sustainability in ERP Education Key for Stable Employment

Posted on 6 July 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_erp_education_is_key.jpgAs a result of the IT skills talent pool being scarce locally we often battle to find interns for our training programme with the right education for us to build on and mentor.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification


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