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Meryl Malcomess

Meryl is Marketing Director at SYSPRO. She has been with SYSPRO for more than 18 years and is involved in determining the strategic direction of its marketing activities.

By the age of 21 Meryl became both the first female and the youngest Financial Manager at a large financial company. Since her early beginnings, she has accumulated experience in commodities and advertising; and ran a family trucking and airfreight business for some time.

Meryl is quick to point out that she loves any challenge life throws at her. She consistently achieves success by monitoring market forces, including customer behavior patterns and trends highlighted by industry analysts. She also liaises closely with SYSPRO group marketers world-wide.

She recently championed the Soil to Palate initiative – a SYSPRO philosophy for the food and farming industries that believes there is a happy middle ground between providing healthy, sustaining food and being a profitable business.


Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Posted on 12 October 2011 by Meryl Malcomess

Thinking about ERPDespite the fact that ERP solutions are intended to improve business performance quickly and efficiently, through the provision of critical information, they generally do not have a good track record. In his research paper Causes influencing the effectiveness of the post-implementation ERP system(subscription required), CS Yu came to the conclusion that 40% of all ERP implementations or extensions perform below expectations and 20% are eventually scrapped as complete failures. The latter figure could even be as high as 50%, depending on how ‘failure’ is defined.

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Topics: Business Strategy, implementation, projects, Software implementation, ERP

 

Getting to know you

Posted on 22 September 2011 by Meryl Malcomess

Meryling along

The title that comes to mind and feels very personal is a term coined by SYSPRO’s Cape Town office: “Meryling”. I think this comes about as I can be pretty elusive and abstract but completely on the mark when I need to be. Meryling revolves around mulling, meddling, musing, and finally finding the mark, which makes SYSPRO so successful in Africa.

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Topics: Business Strategy, ERP, software

 

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