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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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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

Cloud for ERP has come of age

Posted on 22 September 2015 by Kevin Dherman

Three years ago the cloud was an immature offering and incomplete. Its voice was high pitched and it had acne. But now it is coming into its own with more integration layers and cloud services becoming available. The ecosystem that ERP relies on in the cloud has grown up too, currently even shaving, driving a car and enjoying full-time employment.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Reminiscing on an ERP project victory

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_unearthing_mining_valueIsn’t it great when you try your hand at something new and it turns out to be a runaway success?

During my many years at SYSPRO I have been involved in a range of software development projects, but I’d never tried my hand at implementation until I was given the opportunity to work with the iPlan team on the SYSPRO implementation at the Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Kitwe, Zambia.

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Topics: SYSPRO Workflow Services, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Posted on 20 August 2015 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_predictive_analyticsWe have a philosophy at SYSPRO that precludes innovation simply for the sake of innovation. There is an organizational commitment around here to productive development that doesn’t really leave much wriggle room for frivolity. ERP software is a serious business after all… isn’t it?  

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

Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing

Posted on 30 August 2012 by Kevin Dherman

While cloud computing is one of the latest trends in the IT industry, the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service is not that new. In fact, some of the underlying concepts of cloud computing date back to the 1970s with users accessing mainframes via thin clients or terminal computers.

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Topics: Business software, Cloud computing, ERP systems, ERP for Manufacturing

 

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