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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

VPN Tunnels – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Alistair Brough

alistar_vpn_tunnels_increasing_security_promoting_agility.jpgThere are days when I feel like throwing up my hands and declaring the phrase ‘Internet security’ to be an oxymoron, like ‘unbiased opinion’, ‘exact estimate’ and the classic ‘military intelligence’.

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

Hybrid ERP

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_hybrid_erp.jpgToday’s IT world has become truly hybrid. Businesses are now needing to manage a blend of on- premise and cloud-based assets, being delivered and supported by a multitude of providers.

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How to Write a Good SRS Report

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_how_to_write_a_good_srs_reportMany SYSPRO customers think of me as ‘the report guy’. Odd as it may seem, I’ve always loved writing reports. I also enjoy helping SYSPRO users learn to write better reports. Over the course of many years I’ve realized that there are six main points that should be considered when writing reports that are both informative and easy to digest.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Digital Disruption: Is Formal Education Obsolete?

Posted on 24 January 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_digital_disruption_is_formal_education_obsolete.jpgThe impact of digital disruption in education and the trend towards informal learning has some industry observers commenting that university degrees and formal education should no longer be prerequisites to employment.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Flu Season in the Millennial Age

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_flu_season_in_the_millennial_age.jpgThis flu season has been a tough one for everyone. Many people ended up out of the office and in bed for many weeks. Even after recovery, it takes quite a while to get back into pre-flu shape. As I was going through some absences it occurred to me that, just as the flu virus attacks the human body, there are worms and other viruses that attack our business systems.

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6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_6-trends_of_2017.jpgERP remains the backbone of any medium or large business. This is set to remain true looking ahead. But additional functionality, integration ability, and openness to interface with the plethora of new and exciting technologies already here and on the horizon remains critical. The following are some key trends in the industry for the year ahead.

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

Mobile Apps are so 2016!

Posted on 12 January 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_mobile_app_so_2016.jpgSteve Jobs’ original vision was not for static apps, but rather services that could be accessed as needed. This vision is now starting to take shape with PWAs (for all you non-techies...Progressive Web Apps). 

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


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