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Erin Schlee

Erin Schlee is a Marketing Specialist at SYSPRO, USA. She joined SYSPRO in early 2011. Her responsibilities include social media management, and developing product-based messaging and collateral to highlight the value proposition of the SYSPRO product.

Prior to joining SYSPRO, Erin was based at Tesla Motors, in the capacity of Regional Marketing Coordinator. Here she gained valuable experience in high-tech marketing, which prepared her for the ERP Industry.

Outside of the SYSPRO community, Erin is a member of several organizations, including TechAmerica Orange County, the Technology Council of Southern California, and the British-American Business Council.

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Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Erin Schlee

erin_three_tips_for_erp_implementation_successAt the beginning of every year, I try to set both personal and professional goals for myself.  One of my 2015 goals was to run a long distance race and this past May, I completed my first half marathon where I happily finished within 30 seconds of my goal time.  While this was a wonderful accomplishment, I have to admit that prior to my decision to sign up for the race, I could barely run an entire mile without fatigue and ultimately, slowing to walk.  When I decided to run the 13.1 mile distance, I knew I would need a solid training plan, a coach who could help me work through the process and most important, buy-in and support from not only myself but also my family members. 

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Topics: ERP Implementation

A Common ERP Misconception: Installation vs. Implementation

Posted on 2 April 2015 by Erin Schlee

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When purchasing a new ERP system, it is not only important to consider the software’s functionality and if it is a proper fit for your business, but to also take a close look at what the vendor’s implementation processes entail.  Often, we find potential customers asking us the inevitable question, “Why can’t you implement the software in under a week like your competitor offered? They make it sound so simple and cheap.”  To a buyer, a quick, low-cost implementation sounds like a winning plan but can result in astronomical errors, ERP project failures, and future major financial repercussions.  

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Topics: ERP Implementation

 

Three benefits of an ERP system

Posted on 8 January 2015 by Erin Schlee

erin_benefits_of__erpTo continue to be successful, businesses today consistently feel pressure to cut costs, outperform the competition and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.  While some find this to be a daunting task, others harness the power of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and their ability to streamline daily business operations. Businesses experience a multitude of benefits after implementing an ERP system, and this blog post explores three of those benefits.  

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Topics: ERP systems, Mobile ERP, Supply Chain Management

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality

Posted on 22 July 2014 by Erin Schlee

Technology-and-functionalityWe are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry - particularly ERP.

In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the fallacy that ERP is too hard to learn. In my second blog I explained why there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all ERP system. In this blog , I discuss why there is more to selecting an ERP vendor than just the technology and the functionality, and this is certainly true of SYSPRO.

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Topics: ERP systems

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all

Posted on 16 July 2014 by Erin Schlee

one-size-fits-allIn my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the myth that “ERP is too hard to learn”. In this next blog I discuss how (despite marketing attempts to the contrary) when it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning, one size DOES NOT fit all.

Myth #2 - ERP is one-size-fits-all

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked (Part 1 of 3) – Myth #1: ERP is too hard to learn

Posted on 9 July 2014 by Erin Schlee

3_erp_myths_1As humans, we are often quick to believe speculation and establish opinion based on what often happens to be myth. As we are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry - particularly ERP.

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Topics: SYSPRO support, ERP systems, Education, training, certification

Three tips to get the most from your ERP System

Posted on 12 March 2014 by Erin Schlee

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As an ERP professional, there are two questions that I am asked quite often by both prospective and current customers. I already addressed the first question, ‘How do I know my business needs ERP’, in an earlier blog and would like to focus on the second question, ‘How do I get the most out of my ERP system?’ Simply put, there are several ways to optimize your ERP solution, but these three tips can help improve the entire process:

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Topics: Change management, Business software, ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Education, training, certification

Three signs your business needs an ERP system

Posted on 28 November 2013 by Erin Schlee

Three-signs-your-business-needsLast week, I ordered a birthday present online for a dear friend from my favorite chocolate store. The shop’s unique and quality products have quickly made them my go-to-store for gifts over the past few years. However, over the past six months or so, they’ve become quite popular and I’ve found that the once easy ordering process I used to experience with them has now disappeared. I received a follow-up email from my last order apologizing that they didn’t realize the product wasn’t in stock, so therefore couldn’t fulfill my order, and unfortunately didn’t have a time frame for when they’d have more stock. I was instantly annoyed, asked for a refund, and ordered a different gift from another store.

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Topics: SYSPRO, Business software, ERP systems, Supply Chain Management

What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business?

Posted on 14 August 2013 by Erin Schlee

syspro-erpLet’s face it, no matter what size manufacturer or distributor you are, every business needs a method of organization in order for it to be profitable and effective. But, even knowing this, many small- and medium-size businesses aren’t quite sure what they need or even where to start looking. At a recent event, I was surprised at how many mid-market manufacturers and distributors didn’t know ERP even existed, or that there was a more efficient method available to them beyond Excel Spreadsheets.

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

The on-the-go worker, access to real-time data and SYSPRO Espresso: The New 3 Musketeers!

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Erin Schlee

on-the-go-worker-syspro-espressoI recently spent a few days on the road visiting customers across various US states. Preparing for this trip, I felt a little stressed about how I would still be able to manage SYSPRO USA’s Social Media Accounts even though I would be spending the majority of each day away from my laptop or any sort of office setting. Thankfully, social media has vastly evolved over the past few years and mobile application developments like the Twitter and Facebook Apps allow me the freedom to still do my job even though I may not be in the office. At the end of my trip I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight home and I spent some time catching up on work on my iPad. Reflecting back on my week, I started to think about how Enterprise Software has also immensely evolved to keep up with trends and what is now known as the “on-the-go” worker. Similar to my situation of needing to maintain my work while on-the-go, manufacturers and distributors need the ability to run their businesses away from the office and their biggest necessity is access to real-time data.

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Topics: SYSPRO Espresso, Business software, ERP systems, Mobile ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

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