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Simon Griffiths

Simon left the employee of SYSPRO at the end of March 2015. With over 20 years in enterprise IT, he has worked in programming, database management, project management, consulting, marketing and sales. In his role at SYSPRO, Simon assisted in providing the SYSPRO offices with product and sales support.

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Where to Customize your ERP – Core vs. Context

Posted on 12 May 2015 by Simon Griffiths

simon_customizationShould an ERP system be customized? That is a question asked by many companies. Although some people say it should never be done, in almost every ERP project one of the first user requests is for customization.

If you accept that customization is a fact of ERP life, then what criteria should the project owner use to select and prioritize customizations? One objective framework for deciding on customization has been provided by consultant and author Geoffrey Moore. In his book ‘Dealing with Darwin’ Moore proposed the concept of ‘core’ and ‘context’ as a way to prioritize growth strategies, but the concept can also be extended to ERP customization.

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Topics: Software development, Applying and Operating ERP

Why Should my Business use Inventory Optimization?

Posted on 19 March 2015 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

 

10 things to do before taking your business mobile

Posted on 26 February 2015 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: ERP and Mobile Business

Top Posts of 2014

Posted on 6 January 2015 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Applying and Operating ERP

Staying agile in an uncertain world

Posted on 18 December 2014 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, ERP and Mobile Business

10 Things to Consider Before Selecting an ERP Solution

Posted on 4 December 2014 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Improving the Training Experience

Posted on 9 September 2014 by Simon Griffiths

The-training-experienceIn the dim distant past of ERP, 10 years ago and more, the way you learnt about the software was by referring to the training manuals relating to various modules – Accounts Payable, Bill of Materials, etc. It was a very product-oriented and narrow view of learning. Times have changed, fortunately, and learning materials are turning towards how people work – their roles – and the business processes involved.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project

Posted on 29 July 2014 by Simon Griffiths

twenty_questions_cfo-1As the CFO of an organization, your responsibility is to ensure efficient and effective financial operations and records, and influence overall strategy. An ERP is the foundation of the operations of a business. For a CFO, it enables you to track and report on all business transactions, analyse information, ensure governance and compliance, and increasingly do this via mobile devices. Therefore, you need to be very sure your ERP project will deliver what the business requires, and also what was promised.

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Topics: Business software, ERP Implementation, Education, Training and Certification

15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know

Posted on 20 May 2014 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Business software, ERP Implementation, Applying and Operating ERP

Four tips for starting an ERP project

Posted on 13 February 2014 by Simon Griffiths

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Topics: Business software, ERP Implementation, SYSPRO Process Modeling, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

 

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