About Erin Blake

I am a Marketing Specialist at SYSPRO, USA. I joined the company in early 2011. In my current role I am responsible for social media management, for SYSPRO USA. I am also involved with developing product-based messaging and collateral to highlight the value proposition of the SYSPRO product. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) where I graduated with a BA degree in Communication, from the renowned Annenberg School of Communication. Before I joined SYSPRO, I worked at Tesla Motors as a Regional Marketing Coordinator. I gained valuable experience in high-tech marketing here, which prepared me well for the ERP Industry. Outside of the SYSPRO community, I am a member of several organizations, including TechAmerica Orange County, the Technology Council of Southern California, and the British-American Business Council. In my free time, I volunteer for the Adopt-A-Family, and Raise Foundations. I also enjoy reading, writing, and traveling.

Three tips to get the most from your ERP System

three-tips-to-get-most-from-ERP-imageAs 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?’ Read more…

Three signs your business needs an ERP system

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. Read more…

What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business?

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.  Read more…

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

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. Read more…

No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control

A few months back, I wrote a blog entry comparing the uncanny similarities between building your own furniture and ERP selection.  Reflecting back on that post, I decided to brainstorm additional daily/real-life scenarios that can also be compared to daily struggles that manufacturers and distributors face within their own businesses.  What was the next issue I decided to address? Inventory management and, well…baking a pumpkin pie.

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The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors?

As the Social Media Specialist for SYSPRO USA, I am always on the lookout for new trends and updates in the social media world, especially how these trends impact the manufacturing and distribution industries.  I’m a firm believer that Social Media is one of the greatest tools a company can use for engagement with customers and consumers. I once had a colleague here ask me if I think organizations will ever adopt social media as a way for employees to communicate internally.

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Conquering the Clutter

In my position at SYSPRO USA, I am given the opportunity to meet with Enterprise Resource Planning prospects, channel partners and customers. I have found that some have perfect experiences choosing and implementing an ERP system, while others find themselves overwhelmed and frustrated with the process. Reflecting on each company’s unique experiences reminded me of my own similar experience of furniture shopping.

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