About Natasha Wilson-Taylor

I am currently an Education Executive at SYSPRO, having joined the company in June 2012. After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town, I worked as an English teacher and eventually found myself in the e-learning arena, designing and developing e-learning courses for computer products and soft skills in business. As an Education Executive at SYSPRO, I am part of a team which designs, develops and provides learning material in different formats to the SYSPRO territory offices around the globe. I am a firm believer that performance improvement starts with well-designed and developed material. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, catching up on the lastest news, watching TV series and spending time with family and friends.

How to Assess for ERP Competency

Assessing competencyIn one of a previous blog post, I mentioned that having an ERP certification does not necessarily mean that someone has the required experience or soft skills to be able to perform a job effectively. In addition, I mentioned that the purpose of the certification exam is most often to assess an individual’s ability to answer knowledge-based questions Read more…

The Pros and Cons of ERP Certification

Certification ERPJust last week, my Dad and I were discussing and debating the value of certifications in the real world – a contentious topic that is widely debated across different professions. Being a civil engineer, my Dad shudders at the idea of hiring a newbie engineer who has achieved a professional qualification without any exposure to applying this knowledge practically. In his industry, practical experience is a requirement. Read more…

Bite-Size Education

e-learningDespite being someone who is generally conscious about what and how much I eat, there are occasions when I cheat – my weaknesses are cheese and chocolate. When my fiancé bought a slab of Swiss dark chocolate recently, the first thing I did was look at the nutritional information. I was pleasantly surprised to see that, instead of giving the values per 100g, they had listed the values per piece. Read more…

How to optimize your ERP education for the Net and Millennial Generations

optimize your erp educationLearning how to use an ERP system is not always that easy but it can be significantly simplified with an understanding of the needs of the learner. Just like we do when developing new solutions in our ERP, when developing learning material, a critical question to ask is “Does the learning meet the target audience’s learning style and preferences?” Read more…