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What is Digital Transformation?

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Darren Edwards

darren_digital_transformation.jpgEverywhere you look technologists and software experts are banging on about Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and Cloud this, that and the other.

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Topics: Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, SYSPRO User Tips

To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before

Posted on 20 April 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_to_boldly_go.jpgI'm a supply chain guy but I started with a narrower focus, in manufacturing, in Glasgow. Glasgow - famous for many manufacturing and engineering innovators including Scottie of The Starship Enterprise fame. You know the guy that always complained "ah canna do it Captain Kirk, the warp drives just won't take it ...".

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

 

9 Ways Cloud ERP is Changing the World … and Your Business

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Rob Hurry

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  1. Boosted capabilities. Cloud gives small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to compete with larger organizations. SMEs gain the ability to use enterprise applications that they otherwise couldn’t afford, letting them compete more effectively.
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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Tomorrow’s Supply Chains

Posted on 7 April 2017 by Shaun Butler

shaun_tomorrows_supply_chains.jpgIt’s an exciting time to work in the field of supply chain. There’s a sense of change in the air – an awareness of the future unfolding. There are thought leaders who think we’re headed for a ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, an era of sustainable, socially conscious enterprises, underpinned by the intelligent interconnection of software and machines. For decision makers along the supply chain, it’s time for research – and for vision.  In many instances, the adoption (or non-adoption) of today’s technologies will determine who thrives and who dies along the supply chains of tomorrow.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management

5 Simple Ways to Fight Business Fraud Part 1

Posted on 4 April 2017 by Cathie Hall

cathie_fight_business_fraud_p_1.jpgMany business leaders are increasingly feeling the pressure to fight fraud on a number of fronts. I think about these as being in two broad categories, namely internal fraud and external fraud.

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5 Signs You are Ready for ERP

Posted on 30 March 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_5_telling_signs.jpgERP is often considered as something exclusive to large corporations. However, many small-to-
medium businesses are fast realizing the power and competitive advantage that ERP brings.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

5 Traits of a Great ‘ERP-centric’ CIO

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_erp_centric_cio.jpgA great CIO is a rare hybrid: one part businessperson, one part computer geek. We so often see in ERP implementations, success requires a CIO who is willing to stand behind the process and drive the necessary organizational change.

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

Machine Learning

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_machine_learning.jpgFor most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions.

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

The Impact of Automation on Jobs and Roles

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ai_robotics.jpgRecent advances in robotics and machine learning (AI) have happened so quickly that industry observers could be said to be suffering from whiplash as the implications of AI start to be fully realized, even as the technology itself is still maturing.

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

Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing!

Posted on 16 March 2017 by Doug Hunter

Just like in ERP the right support was vital for this Atlantic crossing.jpgPlanning before a journey starts is recommended and typically done. But once the trip’s underway realization can dawn too late that without the right support, beyond our own effort and MacGyver-like initiatives, our odyssey could be extremely hazardous.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

 

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