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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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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

The Human Side of Machine Learning

Posted on 24 March 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_human_side_of_machine_learning.jpgThe fight between man and machine has bounced off movie screens, leapt out of the pages of fiction novels and set up battle stations in the real world.

South Korean Go champion, Lee Se-dol, recently snatched victory from AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, after suffering three consecutive defeats. The match, consisting of five games, has been hailed as an important gauge of the progress that is being made in the AI research space, particularly since Go is still considered to be too intricate a game for most computers to challenge top professionals. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

6 Top ERP Tech Trends for 2016

Posted on 25 February 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_top_erp_tech_trends.jpgIn this blog, I would like to highlight some of the leading edge technology trends for both hardware and software that I think will be making a tangible impact this year in the ERP space.

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

Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Posted on 12 November 2015 by Kevin Dherman

Gartner analyst, Neil Chandler, recently discussed the Disruptive Nature of Analytics at the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town. The presentation showed us a shifting market, primarily moving from focusing on IT to the business, from the center to the edge and from amassing data to unlocking its intrinsic business value.

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Topics: ERP and Analytics

 

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