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A SYSPRO Year-End Checklist

Posted on 8 December 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_a_SYSPRO_year_end_checklist.jpgChristmas comes but once a year, and the same is true of a year-end. For many of us, both occasions present organizational challenges. On the home front, we agonise over what to buy and spend hours trying to keep the dog from eating the tinsel. At work, we rack up stress points as we close out the year, wondering what reports to generate in SYSPRO, what balance functions to run, which GL Integration programs to check, and whether we should deselect the ‘Close Application’ option when processing year-end only. (Yes! You should!)

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Topics: Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

UX is No Longer Optional

Posted on 6 December 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ux_is_no_longer_optional.jpgHistorically, enterprise software has had a captive audience. Over the past two decades little has been required to engage users. The very existence of a solution was generally enough for businesses to make use of it. This is no longer the case, with users becoming implicitly more savvy to what is and isn’t user friendly. This has mostly been spurred by easy access to things like consumer applications, increasing the level of end user expectation.

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

 

E-learning Changing the Landscape of Education

Posted on 1 December 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

E-learning changing the landscape of educationEvery day, across multiple articles and blogs, the trend we hear a lot about is disruption, especially in relation to technology and the ICT space. Yet the impact of this disruption spread is not only limited to this space but spreading across multiple avenues.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, Owning or (Running) ERP

Smart ERP Moves Businesses into the Fourth Revolution

Posted on 29 November 2016 by Darren Edwards

smart_ERP_moves_businesses_ahead_into_the_fourth_revolution.jpgGo back just three short years and most people would not have been familiar with the phrases “Smart Factories” and “Industry 4.0”. Fortunately, these phrases are based on fact rather than emotion. The fact is, that to move forward and deal with globalisation, industry is having to adopt the first and understand the second.

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

5 Reasons Why Your ERP Selection is Critical

Posted on 24 November 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_5_reasons_why_your_erp_selection_is_critical.jpgLet’s face it: being a CFO these days is not what it used to be. The role of the chief finance function has evolved beyond the narrow financially-centric viewpoint. Today, it involves providing strategic visionary leadership alongside the CEO.

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Topics: Selecting ERP

The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and ERP

Posted on 17 November 2016 by Joey Benadretti

joey_the_culture_of_erp.jpgHaving a great company culture is no longer optional. Today’s employees expect nothing less and regard it as strongly as they do salary and other benefits. Company culture is simply the personality of a company coupled with the core values and ethics, which then supports that company’s processes and procedures. Company culture is the backbone for what an organization does as a collective team to reach an ultimate goal.

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Mobile Work Styles and ERP

Posted on 15 November 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_mobile_work_styles_and_erp.jpgMind sets and corporate cultures are changing more frequently. Skilled employees are seeking compensation beyond just money, with many choosing freelance over permanent positions, opting for flexibility and autonomy over security.

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

How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business

Posted on 10 November 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_data_visualization_adds_value.jpgOpinions vary around the usefulness of data visualization in making informed and strategic business decisions. If the data visualization adds value and insights it can be very useful to businesses. But if not it is just colorful ‘’noise ‘’.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Managing inventory with ERP, ERP and Analytics, Owning or (Running) ERP

Ransomware and Beyond - Part 1

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_ransomware_and_beyond_part_1.jpgThe Internet is teeming with cybercriminals armed with increasingly sophisticated malware designed to steal your data – or extort you for cash. It’s an evolutionary process, an arms race, and a threat to every organization doing business across the Internet. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report contains some appalling statistics. During 2015:

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

User-Driven Innovation Will Future-Proof Customer ERP

Posted on 1 November 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_road_map_user-driven_innovation.jpgI recently presented our latest SYSPRO Product Roadmap to the market and we focused on what keeps business owners awake at night and what functionality benefits they crave in their ERP solution.

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

 

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