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Gavin Verreyne

Gavin Verreyne has been working with SYSPRO software since 1994, primarily in the areas of Application Development, Analysis and Design.

He joined SYSPRO USA in 2000 from South Africa, where he was part of a small team focused on developing specialized solutions in SYSPRO.

Currently, Gavin is the Chief Services Officer at SYSPRO USA. He manages ad-hoc and regionally specific development projects with a majority of his time spent working with customers, dealers and prospects in order to analyze their specific needs and provide relevant solutions.

Gavin has two children and if he wasn't immersed in software he'd be engrossed in creating the perfect culinary experience.


What do Pizza and ERP have in Common?

Posted on 18 September 2018 by Gavin Verreyne

erp_and_dataThe idea behind Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts has always baffled me. If I have an 8-slice pizza and I add up all the slices, I still have one pizza, so how can one pizza be greater than its 8 slices?

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Topics: ERP and Technology

Maximizing the Performance of Your ERP

Posted on 23 November 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

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My son recently turned 18 and he loves fast cars, so for his birthday we took him to drive a Lamborghini around a race track. Here an 18-year-old is going to drive a $250,000 car at speeds of around 120 miles per hour.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

 

Independence Through Education

Posted on 22 June 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

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In the USA this time of year is very exciting, most people who know of or have kids in school, celebrate some kind of graduation or promotion. It is actually quite fitting that not long after we celebrate Independence Day.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

5 Signs You are Ready for ERP

Posted on 30 March 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_5_telling_signs.jpgERP is often considered as something exclusive to large corporations. However, many small-to-
medium businesses are fast realizing the power and competitive advantage that ERP brings.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Selecting ERP

Flu Season in the Millennial Age

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_flu_season_in_the_millennial_age.jpgThis flu season has been a tough one for everyone. Many people ended up out of the office and in bed for many weeks. Even after recovery, it takes quite a while to get back into pre-flu shape. As I was going through some absences it occurred to me that, just as the flu virus attacks the human body, there are worms and other viruses that attack our business systems.

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The Millennial Thinker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution

Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_why_erp_customization_dirty_word.jpgOver the years, I have heard many customers and prospective customers suggest that customization is a bad word. People of change, ERP vendors, sometimes customize the software to the nth degree and then struggle to deploy the latest and greatest of their existing platform.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

How to Increase the Value of your ERP

Posted on 1 March 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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In recent years when visiting customers, I find the number one issue is around customers who have invested in purchasing a SYSPRO ERP system, but have not continued to maintain that “asset” by investing time in continuous learning and sharing of knowledge.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Posted on 5 November 2015 by Gavin Verreyne

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Applying and Operating ERP

Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP

Posted on 1 October 2015 by Gavin Verreyne

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

 

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