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Phil Duff

Phil Duff, CEO of SYSPRO, with his brother, Chris, founded the company in 1978.

Phil believes in continuity and the long term, rather than quick profits. This philosophy is one of the cornerstones bolstering the robust performance and affordability for which SYSPRO is renowned. Phil has stayed true to his values, which are evident throughout the company. Leading a talented global team, supported by over 1600 channel partners, SYSPRO delivers cost-effective, scalable and customizable enterprise software and services to customers across six continents.

7 Reasons to Love SYSPRO’s Latest Release

Posted on 9 July 2018 by Phil Duff

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Topics: Cloud ERP

SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

Posted on 3 January 2018 by Phil Duff

The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”

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


Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements

Posted on 28 December 2016 by Phil Duff

phil_new_year.jpgIt has been a tumultuous year right across the globe. The shock of Brexit, a spate of deadly terror attacks in Europe, the controversy of the US elections, the Syrian refugee crisis … it seems as if there isn’t a single geographical location that has been spared the wrath of 2016.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience?

Posted on 16 February 2016 by Phil Duff

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

Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Posted on 26 October 2015 by Phil Duff

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

More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game?

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_ux_experienceQuick question for you. Do you prefer choices or being told what to do? Do you want to decide for yourself what your user experience will be or do you just want the latest upgrade, iteration to be presented to you as a fait accompli?

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

The Internet of Things that make me go hmmmm

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_the_internet_of_thingsDo these words sound familiar: Are you listening to me?

It’s not only marital, parental or platonic relationships that benefit from effective communication – the business benefits of paying careful attention to your customers and reacting accordingly should never be underestimated.

Just ask Microsoft.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

The iCan Device 2

Posted on 24 March 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_customization_enabling_technologiesGiven the ongoing debate around customization and ERP, and which I think is well-summed up in a previous SYSPRO blog, I am thinking of developing a new and revolutionary handheld device. It will be called the iCan – aptly named to leverage off a famous fruit company's brand. This is truly a neat device, if I may say so myself. It’s powered by brain waves rather than the more conventional battery (which is oh-so last century technology), and has a touch screen that responds appropriately to any part of your body - not just your finger.

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Topics: Software development, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day

Posted on 12 February 2015 by Phil Duff

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

Lights, camera, ERP

Posted on 13 February 2014 by Phil Duff

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management


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