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Phil Duff (The Naked Programmer)

Phil Duff (The Naked programmer)

Phil Duff

Phil Duff is CEO of SYSPRO. Together with his brother Chris, he identified a gap in the market for accounting software. In 1978, they took the opportunity and founded SYSPRO. At the time, many technology entrepreneurs felt that success was dependent on a quick initial public offering (IPO).

Over thirty years later, SYSPRO is one of the largest independent vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company is operational in over 60 countries across six continents. Phil is still as committed to SYSPRO customers. He has stayed true to his values, and those values are evident throughout the company.

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Louise Thompson (Blue Sky Thinker)

Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson is Corporate Services Director of SYSPRO. She joined the company in 1985, after completing a Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town.

Louise has been closely involved in SYSPRO’s product development and international expansion.

She obtained a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) to compliment her extensive knowledge of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry, from Support Services to Implementations, Quality Control, Technical Communications, and Product Marketing.

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Simon Griffiths (Enterprise Guy)

Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths is Product and Industry Marketing Consultant of SYSPRO, working in their Corporate Services division. He joined the company in 2007 after having interrupted a previous spell with SYSPRO to sell other ERP software.

After completing a Masters degree in Climatology at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, his first job involved working on a mini-computer where he was taught programming by an ex-NASA engineer.

After 20 years in the industry, he had worked in programming, database management, project management, consulting, marketing and sales.

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Steve Bassaw (The Eagle Eye)

Steve Bassaw

Steve is a Professional Services Manager at SYSPRO. Steve has been with SYSPRO for over 12 years, and knows the SYSPRO product in depth.

With a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, he worked at a manufacturing company that used SYSPRO. To paraphrase a well-known TV commercial:“he liked the software so much he joined the company.”

Steve’s responsibilities are diverse, including assisting with pre-sales work, product training to resellers and customers, quality assurance of marketing collateral, seminar presentations, and technical support; all while acting as network administrator for the Canada office of SYSPRO.

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Meryl Malcomess (ERP Value Seeker)

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.

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Wouter Combrinck (The Supply Chain Champion Sc2)

Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck, SYSPRO’s Product Development Manager – Supply Chain, has been with the company for three years. He is responsible for the enhancement and maintenance of the SYSPRO ERP product with a focus on functionality in the supply chain division, which includes distribution and manufacturing.

Prior to joining SYRPRO, Wouter accumulated 17 years’ experience in production, quality and IT management, holding senior positions in these disciplines across a diversity of sectors such as construction, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), manufacturing, assembly and packaging, not to mention a short personal venture into the restaurant business.  At SYSPRO, his treasure chest of experience hones and enhances the SYSPRO ERP offering to perfection.

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Cathie Hall (ERP Blade Runner)

Cathie Melcalfe (ERP Blade Runner)

Cathie Hall

Cathie Hall is the Operations Director of K3 SYSPRO, where she is responsible for providing customers with business solutions through SYSPRO.

Cathie leads a strong team of support, customer services and technical consultants, along with project managers to provide SYSPRO customers in the UK and Europe with high levels of service throughout their ERP journey.

Cathie’s approach is to always put the customer first, and to build and support a strong internal team of people, ensuring that each individual has a secure place within that team.

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Andy Latham (The Implementer)

Andy Latham

Andy Latham, Managing Director of K3 Syspro in the UK, completed a BSc Hons in Chemistry and Business Studies at Salford University, before entering a career in the financial sector in the UK. His appointment at ICL led him into the IT sector where he pursued his goal of one day owning his own business.

In 1985 Andy achieved this goal and established Information Engineering Ltd, specializing in the provision of manufacturing systems software. His company soon became one of only two UK distributors of SYSPRO business software.

In 2005 the company was acquired by K3 Business Technology Group, and Andy was appointed Technical Director in the K3 SCS division.

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Erin Blake (The ERP Marketing Maven)

Erin Blake

Erin Blake is a Marketing Specialist at SYSPRO, USA. She joined SYSPRO in early 2011. Her responsibilities include social media management, and developing product-based messaging and collateral to highlight the value proposition of the SYSPRO product.

Erin attended the University of Southern California (USC) where she graduated with a BA degree in Communication, from the renowned Annenberg School of Communication.

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Kevin Dherman (The Go-To Guy)

Kevin Dherman

Kevin Dherman is a Product Development Manager at SYSPRO, and has been at the company since 1999. His passion for software development started at a very young age, where he has evolved into a key software engineer/ architect at SYSPRO.

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.

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Chris Grunwell (The Technical Master Chef)

Chris Grunwell

Chris Grunwell is a Support Analyst at K3 SYSPRO, and joined the company in 2012. Chris thrives on being a technical ‘doctor’, diagnosing, testing and fixing all things technical. He believes he was always destined to end up in the IT arena, being first let loose on a BBC Micro Computer at the age of three – and being the one charged with fixing the family’s PCs ever since!

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Darren Edwards (The Trusted Trouble-Shooter)

Darren Edwards

Darren Edwards is a Specialist Services Consultant at K3 SYSPRO, and has been at the company since 2010.

Darren’s thirst for technical knowledge started at a young age. His parents can testify to the amount of things they have seen him deconstruct and then reconstruct, to see how they worked.

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Harold Katz (Technical Enabling Evangelist)

Harold Katz

Harold Katz

Harold Katz is the Head of Marketing at SYSPRO USA, and joined the company in 2002.

Harold leads SYSPRO USA’s marketing efforts, providing feedback on technological enhancements, and assisting SYSPRO customers in identifying technology enablers to achieve exponential competitive advantages. He is presently involved in general operations, the development and effective rollout of SYSPRO marketing plans – providing consulting expertise to SYSPRO premier end-user accounts and SYSPRO Partners.

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Natasha Wilson-Taylor (e-Learning Expert)

Natasha Wilson-Taylor

Natasha Wilson-Taylor

Natasha Wilson-Taylor is an Education Executive at SYSPRO and joined the company in June 2012. Natasha is a seasoned professional when it comes to learning and education. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Cape Town, she taught English to foreigners, developed e-learning material for off-the-shelf IT products and business soft skills.

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Rosanne Hawarden (Compleat Integrator)

Rosanne Hawarden

Rosanne Hawarden

Dr Rosanne Hawarden is CEO and Director of Computer Support Enzed Ltd – the largest New Zealand based SYSPRO reseller, and has been part of the SYSPRO family since 1990. In her current role, Rosanne is responsible for SYSPRO sales and support activities for New Zealand based customers. Rosanne believes that her deep knowledge of SYSPRO and its solid business logic has been invaluable in a far flung reach of the world.

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JP van Loggerenberg (The Pragmatic Synergist)

JP van Loggerenberg

JP van Loggerenberg

JP van Loggerenberg is the Financial Product Owner at SYSPRO, joining the company in May 2013. In this role JP’s primary objective for the product is to keep it simple and endeavour for standardisation, useability, as well as legal compliance. With his philosophy to continuously attempt to work smarter and not harder, he is always on the lookout for improvements to perform standard tasks. This is achieved through collaboration with his team, and all other interested contributors.

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Odete Passingham (Community Connector)

Odete Passingham

Odete Passingham

Odete is Marketing Director at SYSPRO Canada, where she joined the company in 1998. In her current role, Odete is responsible for building & strengthening the relationship between SYSPRO, their customers and prospective customers. Her efforts to promote the adoption of SYSPRO encourage growth of supportive relationships and community – something which she holds near and dear to her heart. Odete believes that in these days of ubiquitous communication, SYSPRO users themselves, their stories and successes, are some of the company’s most effective and important marketing assets. (NOT commodities)

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Shaun Butler (SYSPRO Asia Evangelist)

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Shaun Butler

Shaun Butler is the General Manager of SYSPRO Asia Pacific, having joined SYSPRO in 2003. Whilst Shaun is based in Sydney, he spends a reasonable amount of time in the SYSPRO Singapore office as well as travelling throughout Asia. Having spent more than 20 years in and around various ERP companies Shaun has found it refreshing to work in the SYSPRO environment, with long term employees who are committed and passionate about a single product.

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4 thoughts on “Bloggers

  1. Having been a Syspro support person, pre-sales support consultant, manager and now reseller since my first contact with Syspro in 1990, I can endorse this. Phil Duff walks the talk and has an unerring instinct to pick the technology that becomes the main stream. Syspro has been quality software since day one reflecting the strong character and dedication of the man in charge. Building a world class company is an incredible achievement.

  2. Hello
    We are relatively new to SYSPRO. Purchased in September and went live on Jan 15th.
    Still have growing pains. We have 6.1 and use sales order processing. I print invoices daily or every second day. We have 40-50 invoices per day. Our trainor has told me we cannot print invoices and have them sort alphabetically. True or not? What I have to do is print them (which means post in SYSPRO) and then
    manually sort them all alphabetically. We are former Microsoft Dynamics users for 30 years
    and we had choice to print by customer, by invoice number, by date, or by batch

    • Thanks for giving us this feedback. We really appreciate the fact that you have brought this to our attention. We do have forums where customers can raise their issues and you should ask your SYSPRO consultant to give you that information. However, I will forward your issue to our support team so they can address it and get back to you. In the meantime, if you have a LinkedIn account, you can also get on to the SYSPRO User’s group and raise the issue there. (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=124086&trk=anet_ug_hm); there are over 900 people in that forum.

    • There is a very easy way to do this. Get a VB script to copy the Customer name into the Sort Key and then print Invoices by Sort key Sequence.

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