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Providing Greater Value to the Value Chain

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_value_chain.jpgHave you ever looked down at something you are using and wondered about how it came to be? How it transformed from several unconnected elements into one cohesive product?

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Owning ERP

Building Up Scarce IT Skills

Posted on 10 December 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_building_up_scarce_IT_skills.jpgAccessing scarce and much needed developing and testing IT skills in the market has always been a challenge. For this reason we launched our mentoring and intern program over ten years ago.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

 

10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System

Posted on 8 December 2015 by David Waller

david_waller_goals_alignment_is_imperitive_for_erp_system.jpgMisalignment of goals is one of the common reasons why many companies fail to realize the full value of an ERP system. Goals alignment should be the starting point BEFORE any company starts the ERP selection process, and BEFORE it sets its performance and measurement targets (metrics) and objectives.  Goals should be consistent with policy, they should be clearly defined, articulated, and communicated through the company.  This is a top-down, not bottom-up approach.

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

The Sweet Side of ERP Mobility for the Sales Force

Posted on 3 December 2015 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_sweet_side-of_erp_mobility.jpgI’m beginning to think that the world can be separated into two distinct groups: those who Candy Crush and those who don’t. I, for one, fall into the never-have-probably-never-will category. Although I haven’t succumbed I have been advised by reliable sources that it is a hugely popular and seemingly addictive downloadable game. 

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Owning ERP, ERP for Distribution

ERP Application Erosion and the Cost Curve

Posted on 1 December 2015 by Alistair Brough

alistair_application_erosion_and_the_cost_curve.jpgHow many of you remember the cost curve?

All economics students are taught the cost curve at university – it’s a very useful tool for planning and optimizing production. To be honest, the cost curve’s message haunted me for weeks until I had my ‘Eureka!’ moment – a little too late for the final exam, but not too late to be of value in my job here at SYSPRO.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Owning ERP

How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

Posted on 26 November 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_africas_legacy_system_leapfrog.jpgThe recent Gartner Symposium has highlighted the need to not compare apples with oranges when talking about the latest IT trends in developed versus developing markets. It appears that trends in Africa and South Africa include more of a different approach, often characterized by current ERP implementers leapfrogging over old legacy systems directly onto the latest technology.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

ERP and a Sustainable Future

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_erp_and_a_sustainable_future.jpgApple Bottoms, Levis, Lee, GAP. Yours may not be one of the aforementioned brands, but I’d hedge all my bets that you own a pair of jeans. I do, and I love my all-year-round, many-occasion apparel. I am sure you have heard of Levis and Lee, but have you heard of MUD Jeans? No, not the dirty brown stuff, the brand.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Owning ERP

How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

How do I do it better? Faster? More efficiently?

wouter_mobile_erp_factory_floor.jpgToday’s competitive economic landscape has us all asking these questions on a daily basis. The quest to provide ‘leading edge’, ‘best of breed’, ‘customer-centric’ products and services often has us chasing our tails and banging our fists against boardroom tables. And, to complicate the process even further, once we’ve created the wonder product, we still have to convince our market to buy it.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP

What ERP can do for you?

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Tracey Gates

What ERP can do for you Would your organization benefit from reducing waste, lowering stock holding, improving efficiency and streamlining internal and external communication channels?

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Owning ERP

Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Posted on 12 November 2015 by Kevin Dherman

Gartner analyst, Neil Chandler, recently discussed the Disruptive Nature of Analytics at the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town. The presentation showed us a shifting market, primarily moving from focusing on IT to the business, from the center to the edge and from amassing data to unlocking its intrinsic business value.

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Topics: ERP and Analytics

 

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