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Reflections on Change Management and ERP - Part 1

Posted on 29 December 2015 by Tracey Gates


I have friends who were forced to move out of a house that they’d occupied for 15 years as a result of a business change. Economic conditions had closed the local mine, but some key managers, my friend included, had been offered a position at Head Office. He accepted the new job with relief. That evening over supper he told his family that he had some bad news…and some good news.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

Mobile ERP Keeps Execs in the Loop

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Shaun Butler

shaun_mobile_erp_keeps_execs_in_the_loop.jpgA software development business, much like any other service related organization, cannot afford to lose sight of what the customer actually needs.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for Manufacturing


Providing Greater Value to the Value Chain

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_value_chain.jpgHave you ever looked down at something you are using and wondered about how it came to be? How it transformed from several unconnected elements into one cohesive product?

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

Building Up Scarce IT Skills

Posted on 10 December 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_building_up_scarce_IT_skills.jpgAccessing scarce and much needed developing and testing IT skills in the market has always been a challenge. For this reason we launched our mentoring and intern program over ten years ago.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System

Posted on 8 December 2015 by David Waller

david_waller_goals_alignment_is_imperitive_for_erp_system.jpgMisalignment of goals is one of the common reasons why many companies fail to realize the full value of an ERP system. Goals alignment should be the starting point BEFORE any company starts the ERP selection process, and BEFORE it sets its performance and measurement targets (metrics) and objectives.  Goals should be consistent with policy, they should be clearly defined, articulated, and communicated through the company.  This is a top-down, not bottom-up approach.

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

The Sweet Side of ERP Mobility for the Sales Force

Posted on 3 December 2015 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_sweet_side-of_erp_mobility.jpgI’m beginning to think that the world can be separated into two distinct groups: those who Candy Crush and those who don’t. I, for one, fall into the never-have-probably-never-will category. Although I haven’t succumbed I have been advised by reliable sources that it is a hugely popular and seemingly addictive downloadable game. 

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

ERP Application Erosion and the Cost Curve

Posted on 1 December 2015 by Al Brough

alistair_application_erosion_and_the_cost_curve.jpgHow many of you remember the cost curve?

All economics students are taught the cost curve at university – it’s a very useful tool for planning and optimizing production. To be honest, the cost curve’s message haunted me for weeks until I had my ‘Eureka!’ moment – a little too late for the final exam, but not too late to be of value in my job here at SYSPRO.

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


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