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Deirdré Fryer

Deirdré Fryer is the Regional Product Manager for SYSPRO Africa, she focusses on understanding the needs and trends of SYSPRO’s customers and the industries they operate in. Throughout her career she has worked in software licensing, support, ERP projects as well as managing the SYSPRO Academy. Deirdré understands that businesses are constantly changing; this is what drives her passion to continuously stay informed on trends and engaging with customers to keep understanding their evolving needs. In her spare time Deirdré enjoys reading a good book and helping her 2 daughters explore and discover all the adventures life has to offer.

4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

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In rapidly evolving markets, businesses today have no other option but to increasingly rely on data and analytics. Inundated with information, and the time is takes to correlate and gather multiple data can be tedious, often leading to errors. We’re only human after all. But with data warehouses, a company is provided with a practical, scalable solution. 

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Data, ERP for Inventory

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Posted on 18 April 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

procurement optimization wiith strategic sourcing policyProcurement is often overlooked and undervalued, yet it impacts every facet of a business. Procurement and supplier relationships have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring manufacturers and distributors meet their strategic goals. Fortunately, strategic sourcing policies for procurement can provide the ultimate competitive advantage. It’s time to streamline the procurement process, harnessing technology to iron-out the kinks.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

 

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

ERP - the Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without

Posted on 13 November 2018 by Deirdré Fryer

erp_what_helds_business_togetherMore often than not a business’ worst horror stories are a direct result of miscommunication between departments.

Picture a business such as a catering equipment company that makes industrial ovens, stove and fridges according to customer needs and requirements. This type of environment is project intensive and requires many parts of the business to be involved and work together for successful delivery. If the sales department forgets to tell the purchasing department there’s a new project underway, by the time purchasing does become aware of the project, time is tight and they are forced to use a different supplier from the one they regularly use or incur late penalties.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Financial Reporting Simplified with ERP

Posted on 5 July 2018 by Deirdré Fryer

Smart_Financial_reporting_with_erpWe cannot plan the project or meeting for that date, it’s month end. We definitely can’t do training now, finance is up to their ears preparing for month end. The last week and the first week of the month are no go dates as finance will be drafting financials. We don’t have that information yet, finance is still finalizing the financials for last month.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

In ERP as with all else "Practise Makes Perfect"

Posted on 6 April 2018 by Deirdré Fryer

My daughter is 8 years old and recently enthused about auditioning for the latest round of Idols but when I told her we would need to Little girl teaching to play synthesizer in music schoolpractice, so she could give an impressive and polished performance, she frowned. In her head, I think she thought she could just show up and do a song off-the-cuff and that was all there is to it.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

In ERP as with all else "Practice Makes Perfect"

Posted on 6 April 2018 by Deirdré Fryer

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Get Ready for More Changes in ERP Education

Posted on 11 January 2018 by Deirdré Fryer

Get Ready for More Changes in ERP Education

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

SYSPRO Internship 2018: Do You Have What it Takes?

Posted on 5 October 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_erp_education_is_key.jpgEvery year SYSPRO runs an internship program offering young graduates and students an opportunity to learn the SYSPRO product, as well as to specialize as a junior consultant or software testing expert.


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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Sustainability in ERP Education Key for Stable Employment

Posted on 6 July 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_erp_education_is_key.jpgAs a result of the IT skills talent pool being scarce locally we often battle to find interns for our training programme with the right education for us to build on and mentor.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

 

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