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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 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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Why ERP Innovation is Critical for all Businesses

Posted on 2 May 2018 by Kevin Dherman

The thing that makes innovation so compelling, and exciting is the possibilities that come with it. Sure, it can be scary to take a leap of faith and try something new, but the simple possibility, even the smallest outside chance that it might work, is what drives many of us to ask, “What if?”

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Kevin Dherman


The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire.

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


Integrating our ERP with Microsoft Office 365 a World First

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Applying and Operating ERP

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

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

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

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

Innovation is a Healthy Lifestyle not a Fad Diet

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Kevin Dherman

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

Keeping Business Solutions Innovation Simple

Posted on 28 July 2016 by Kevin Dherman

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Applying and Operating ERP


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