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.

Delivering Value

When I read a recent SYSPRO blog The Grace of Change, about a Seeker of Value, one customer immediately sprang to mind: Westlands Horticulture. A fast growing business, both organically and through acquisition, they always seem to be involved in one project or another with K3 SYSPRO. Finbarr McNamee, in his role as Group IT Manager is certainly the Seeker of Value within Westlands Horticulture. He engages with the business and gets to grip with the real business need, helping others find new, smarter and more effective ways of doing things. Finbarr drives the change through the organization in several ways.

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The Challenge of ERP

I have spent many hours over the past few weeks running around the countryside in preparation for three running challenges I signed up for earlier this year. Firstly, The Three Peaks Challenge, a team from K3 SYSPRO will be taking on the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. Secondly, The Great Langdale Marathon 2012, and thirdly, The Wall Run – an ultra-marathon, taking place in June 2013.

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Creating Effective ERP Project Teams

Selecting a project team for your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation is all too often done on the basis of job role, rather than who is best for the project. What actually makes a good ERP team player? In my opinion there are four requirements: competency, skill, knowledge, and position – in that order.

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The Ownership Conundrum

Ownership of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is much more than the signing of a contract at the time of purchase.  In order to deliver value it must be the consequence of a long term strategy of ownership, and that means a long term commitment to data integrity, solution design and education.

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