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No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control

Posted on 28 November 2012 by Erin Schlee

A few months back, I wrote a blog entry comparing the uncanny similarities between building your own furniture and ERP selection. Reflecting back on that post, I decided to brainstorm additional daily/real-life scenarios that can also be compared to daily struggles that manufacturers and distributors face within their own businesses. What was the next issue I decided to address? Inventory management and, well...baking a pumpkin pie.

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Topics: Material Requirements Planning, Inventory management, Inventory Optimization

The Changing Role of the CFO

Posted on 22 November 2012 by Phil Duff

In a recent article by Paul Taylor in the Financial Times, he discusses the changing dynamics of the C-suite. He looks at the strong trend towards collaboration among roles as opposed to the multiple silos that we have seen in the past. Taylor talks to how CIOs, who have in the past focused primarily on IT, now need to be well-versed across a myriad of business responsibilities. In turn, the CEO and CFO need to understand IT and its role in the company.

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Topics: SYSPRO, Business Strategy, Executive Responsibilities, CFO, ERP, business needs, Accounting

 

The Endless Capabilities of Windows 8

Posted on 20 November 2012 by Chris Grunwell

Three syllables which currently polarize opinion wherever you look and whoever you talk to: Windows 8.

I won’t bore you with yet another opinion on whether Windows 8 is going to make or break Microsoft, whether the versions on sale are going to confuse consumers or whether Apple is going to become the all-conquering tech giant off the back of this. What I will share with you is what I’m looking forward to seeing and using in the new Operating System (OS), and how this will affect my personal and professional life for the better.

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Topics: Skype, Hyper V, Windows 8, Business software, SYSPRO support, Microsoft

Managing Governance and Compliance

Posted on 14 November 2012 by Simon Griffiths

Ten years ago, in 2002, a law was passed in the US Congress that has had a lasting effect on business. The law was Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and introduced sweeping changes to financial reporting. Other countries followed suit, and now wherever you go the regulatory requirements for governance and compliance reporting have continued to grow. This includes other areas of businesses as well, including: manufacturing, supply chain, product quality and safety.

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Topics: Business Strategy, SYSPRO Workflow Services, Governance and Compliance, SYSPRO Process Modeling, ERP

The Problem Solving Mindset

Posted on 8 November 2012 by Louise Thompson

The power failures caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA made me think about all the things that can go wrong for a business, including the less obvious problems, when there is a power failure; and how important it is to be able to think and act quickly. In fact it reminded me specifically of a recent incident in SYSPRO and how some quick thinking solved what may have been a much bigger problem.

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Topics: Business Strategy, problem solving, ERP, business needs

 

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