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CFO Role Changing in the Digital Age

Posted on 14 March 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cfo_digital_age.jpgRemember that old Bob Dylan song from the Sixties? “Oh the times they are a-changing”? The song has rarely been truer than now as technology reshapes traditional roles into new ones.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, ERP and Financial Management, ERP for Manufacturing

Half Way There – What Does this Mean for ERP?

Posted on 9 March 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_we_are_half_way.jpgSo you're half way with your ERP implementation. Does this mean you're about to race downhill to the finish, or struggle uphill with your head down, hoping for the best? It matters how you think and act in both instances.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)


VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

Posted on 7 March 2017 by Alistair Brough

alistar_vpn_tunnels_increasing_security_promoting_agility_part2.jpgAs I mentioned in Part One of this blog, a VPN tunnel allows for the safe transfer of data across the Internet, and adds layers of security to your company network. It does this through the use of encryption and other security mechanisms (including hardware settings/passwords and approved IP addresses).

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Topics: Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

What ERP has Learnt from NASA

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_shoot_for_the_moon.jpgBefore setting three Apollo astronauts on top of 2,350 tons of liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen and kerosene, then counting down to launch, NASA sensibly ensured they adopted only the technologies they deemed ready to fly. They later standardised this approach and drew up a 9-point scale, against which every element of a development programme could be assessed for ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL). This measurement process helped determine which nascent technologies to take forward through R&D, which ones to side-line and so on.

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

The Power of Automation in ERP

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Tracey Gates

tracey_power_of_automation.jpgLife has been made simpler with Internet banking and scheduled payments. As soon as the functionality was made available, I put my mortgage payments, car payments, utility payments, and every other regular payment I could think of, on an automated schedule. It just made sense to schedule them and save myself the time of paying them individually every month.

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

Innovation Hot Topic at Davos and Closer to Home

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_innovation_hot_topic_at_davos_and_closer_to_home.jpgOne of the key points made at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos recently was the need to drive global economic growth through the pursuit of innovation. This pursuit also forms part of our Product Roadmap for SYSPRO moving into 2017 and beyond.

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

Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP

Posted on 16 February 2017 by Rob Hurry

rob_mastering_the_data_ecosystem.jpgThe control and ownership of data and metadata is fast becoming a contentious issue. The value of both is rapidly increasing. While crunching data allows you to derive business intelligence to make better informed decisions, analyzing metadata allows you to identify specific behavioral patterns.

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

If Only Cupid Used SYSPRO

Posted on 14 February 2017 by Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter - If Only Cupid Used SYSPROThere is little on the planet with a failure rate as high as the human campaign for love, yet as a species we continue to pursue this unfazed. In his book Essays in Love, famed Author Alain de Botton suggests:

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It's 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too

Posted on 9 February 2017 by Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter - Moving ForwardIt’s 2017. Another year, wipe the slate clean and start again - what's new? Well the world just changed. In the West, the East and in Africa. A popular US president leaves a manila envelope in the desk drawer for the heir-apparent who's about to move in. No, it's not a wad of currency, a Kenyan passport or the utility bill. This is the world where a real man tries to pass his baton of advice to his successor rather than club his opponent with it.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP


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