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Let's Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Posted on 26 February 2019 by Jakes Mantle

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Topics: Cloud computing, ERP and Technology, ERP and UI and UX

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Posted on 21 February 2019 by Roger Landman

Erp_and_MUDAIn my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front.

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Topics: Business software, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Lean Manufacturing

 

Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

Posted on 19 February 2019 by Gavin Verreyne

Dont_fear_ERP_UpgradesI was recently approached by my cell provider to upgrade to the latest and greatest plan that will support the latest and greatest smartphone. As I was conversing with the person on the other side of the line it dawned on me that in our ERP world it is not much different.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP and Technology, ERP Upgrades

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

Digital ERP - Social ERPI recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too.

Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re also a bit nervous as the transition may not be as seamless as it is supposed to be. Nonetheless, we soldier ahead.

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Topics: Business software, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

Key Questions to Ask to Ensure Your ERP Provides Choice and Flexibility

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Paulo de Matos

choice_flexibily_erp_to_save_ you_moneyThe availability of choice has seeped into every aspect of modern day life. From the cars we drive to the food we eat and the holidays we take, to the way we choose to spend our leisure time, the possibilities for consumers have become almost limitless.

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Topics: Business software, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), ERP and Technology

How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

Posted on 7 February 2019 by Sanjay Galal

AI Bots , ERP and Finance benefitsAs I noted in Part 1 of this blog, financial workers have always been at the forefront of data collection, structure and management. That doesn’t mean, however, that our careers are impervious to obsolescence. Industry 4.0 is a technological revolution, and this is no time to rest on our pre-transformation laurels. Everyone in the finance ecosystem needs to be on top of incoming technologies, and understand, as best as one can, their long-term implications.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Posted on 6 February 2019 by Rob Hurry

Data_Control_With_ERPWe live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite?

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Topics: SYSPRO Espresso, ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data

 

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