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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

Developing Useful Mobile Apps

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Rob Hurry

rob_developing_useful_mobile_apps.jpgA technical blog can sometimes be as dry as a week old bowl of Weet-Bix left out in the Sahara desert.

Rather than simply rattling off jargon or spouting technical specifications – I wanted my next blog to reflect the human side of what we do.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Doug Hunter

doug_sugar_and_spice.jpgThe second day at SAPICS 2016 started for me with a coffee or two at the SYSPRO Café networking with gurus, customers, and partners and debating the new spin on ERP. Like mobility, visibility, keeping it simple, appropriate and usable rather than treating it like a “big brother” system to be worked round. The chat was heavy and we all needed the coffee.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Supply Chain Management

Streamlining Your Company with ERP

Posted on 4 August 2016 by Alistair Brough

aistair_streamlining_your_company_with_erp.jpgStreamlining isn’t just for planes, trains and automobiles. It’s also a valuable concept in business. Is competition fierce? Profit margins tight? Can the difference between success and failure boil down to a few minutes of lead time? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it’s time to look for areas where you can minimize the drag on your business.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Owning or (Running) ERP

Keeping Business Solutions Innovation Simple

Posted on 28 July 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_keeping_innovation_simple.jpgWhy shouldn’t you let a Pokémon shower with you? It might Pikachu.

Apologies. I couldn’t resist.

Love it or hate it, Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. Bigger than Candy Crush, less useful than Gangnam Style, and unfettered by generational barriers, this location-based augmented reality mobile game has become the most talked about app on the planet.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

GLOBAL TALK – Knowledge is Power

Posted on 26 July 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_globaltalk_knowledge_is_power.jpgExperts in every field know the value of trade magazines and industry publications. At the personal level, they can serve as the cornerstone of post-graduate professional development, honing expertise and keeping that expertise on the cutting edge. For organizations, they provide a conduit into the collective knowledge of an industry, supplying insight into broader trends, while at the same time offering specific examples of how other companies are improving and re-defining their competitive edge.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Posted on 21 July 2016 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

tom_food_safety_is_critical.jpgAligning food safety strategy and ERP implementation is critical for manufacturers who wish to gain a competitive edge in a very volatile and competitive market. World class manufacturers understand that traditional manual processes can no longer provide the real time and accurate information required to drive their businesses. Effective use of an ERP system can help push food safety compliance deep into the 21stcentury and beyond. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_erp_from_functionality_to_value.jpgIn this age of Industry-four-point-whatever, the stuff of interthings, customizable screens that can make coffee and excise bunions, massive data and so on, it can be fairly easy to forget that some ERP users may not want every bell and whistle in order for their solution to work optimally for their situation.

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

 

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