About Cathie Hall

I have spent the majority of my career working within ERP. It’s an exciting place to work, continually at the forefront of organisational change, blending people, processes and products together, to deliver real value to businesses. As the Operations Director of K3 SYSPRO, I am responsible for providing customers with business solutions through SYSPRO. I am committed to putting our customers first, to building and supporting a strong internal team, and to giving each individual a secure place in that team. In this way, I know that my team and SYSPRO will deliver real lasting value to our customers.

The Long Game of ERP Projects

The Long Game2013 ended in tragedy for a couple of my friends when their eldest son slipped away in his sleep.  Tom’s condition of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy not only cut his life short, it also severely impacted his everyday activities, but that never stopped him taking enjoyment from life or being “a cheeky young blighter.” Read more…

The easy way out

The easy way outHuman beings are strange creatures in many ways. One of the habits we all have is a tendency to avoid doing a difficult job today in favor of a quicker workaround, despite the fact we know in the long run we would be better off implementing the proper solution at the start. It frustrates me that even though I am hyper aware of this tendency, I still fall victim to it. Read more…

Go Live

go-liveFinally my project has ended!  After 12 months of running, cross training and stretching in preparation for www.thewallrun.co.uk the weekend finally arrived.  The Friday before the event was spent reviewing lists, checking equipment, packing bags, repacking bags, rechecking lists, and before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and the event was upon me.
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ERP Ready?

Ensuring ERP readinessIt’s May already and I am just 6 weeks away from my epic run across England, the Wall Run.  69 miles, loosely following the route of Hadrian’s Wall.  Preparation for this ultra-marathon has been all consuming; 5am runs before work, full weekends spent running 20 plus miles and cross training.  Tempo runs, intervals and fartlek’s have become part of my everyday vocabulary, not to mention testing the kit and worrying about race day nutrition and hydration.

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Defining and Managing Project Scope

When people talk about the three critical factors of projects, they refer to scope, time and cost. It is well documented that you can’t change one without impacting the other two, yet it still seems to come as a surprise when a change in scope delays a project or increases the cost.

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