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Kevin Dherman

Kevin Dherman is Chief Innovation Officer at SYSPRO, and has been at the company since 1999. Along with his team, he spends most of his time doing research and development – where he is responsible for investigating new technologies, integration strategies and development.

Before joining SYSPRO he worked at a SYSPRO customer, where he developed add-on programs, reports, including the Kan-Ban system. Kevin was involved with the architecture and development of e.net Solutions, SYSPRO Reporting Services, SYSPRO Office Integration and SYSPRO Workflow Services

Kevin has always believed in choosing the right technology at the right time and the success of the modules that he has developed are testament to this. Kevin often works closely with the Microsoft development team in Redmond, whilst in the RND stages of a new module. He is regularly invited to lecture at Microsoft Tech-Ed and Microsoft Developer Days too.

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Integrating our ERP with Microsoft Office 365 a World First

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_world_first_integrating_erp_with_microsoft_365.jpgWe recently announced that SYSPRO is one of the first ERP solutions to be integrated with Microsoft Office 365, to bring core ERP data into the Microsoft environment and enhance the way people work.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_customer_service_bot.jpgCustomer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

At our Africa customer conference this year I showed off a new member of the SYSPRO stack, a Bot christened Ken. I highlighted how intuitive the Bot is, using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have an intelligent, and even anticipatory conversation with the customer.

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

 

The Impact of Automation on Jobs and Roles

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ai_robotics.jpgRecent advances in robotics and machine learning (AI) have happened so quickly that industry observers could be said to be suffering from whiplash as the implications of AI start to be fully realized, even as the technology itself is still maturing.

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

Hybrid ERP

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_hybrid_erp.jpgToday’s IT world has become truly hybrid. Businesses are now needing to manage a blend of on- premise and cloud-based assets, being delivered and supported by a multitude of providers.

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Mobile Apps are so 2016!

Posted on 12 January 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_mobile_app_so_2016.jpgSteve Jobs’ original vision was not for static apps, but rather services that could be accessed as needed. This vision is now starting to take shape with PWAs (for all you non-techies...Progressive Web Apps). 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

UX is No Longer Optional

Posted on 6 December 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ux_is_no_longer_optional.jpgHistorically, enterprise software has had a captive audience. Over the past two decades little has been required to engage users. The very existence of a solution was generally enough for businesses to make use of it. This is no longer the case, with users becoming implicitly more savvy to what is and isn’t user friendly. This has mostly been spurred by easy access to things like consumer applications, increasing the level of end user expectation.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Innovation is a Healthy Lifestyle not a Fad Diet

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_innovation_healthy_lifestyle.jpgMany companies opt for innovation when faced with disruption in their markets. They think of an innovative product or service or even a new mobile app as a quick-fix for dwindling revenues or declining market share - a sort of nip-and-tuck or crash diet for the business that will help it look more attractive to its customers and shareholders.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Keeping Business Solutions Innovation Simple

Posted on 28 July 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_keeping_innovation_simple.jpgWhy shouldn’t you let a Pokémon shower with you? It might Pikachu.

Apologies. I couldn’t resist.

Love it or hate it, Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. Bigger than Candy Crush, less useful than Gangnam Style, and unfettered by generational barriers, this location-based augmented reality mobile game has become the most talked about app on the planet.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Job Automation: 4 Myths about Robots Stealing Jobs

Posted on 22 June 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_robots_stealing_jobs.jpgThere has been a lot of hype about automation, including job automation, over the last few years. It seems to have created a bit of panic about vital jobs that could be lost to robots in the foreseeable future. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

Posted on 21 April 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_go_victory_a_game_changer_for_erp.jpgThe recent historic victory of Googles AlphaGo (AI) artificial intelligence program over the world’s human Go champion will also change the face of ERP in manufacturing. Go is an ancient and complex Chinese board game with trillions of possible moves and permutations.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics

 

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