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Dream a Little Dream of ERP

Posted on 14 April 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_dream_a_little_dream_of_erp.jpgEverything needs love – even your ERP. After all, it’s among your most important IT assets. And no – I’m not being facetious. In some respects, your ERP is no different from a child. It needs to change, it needs to grow, and it needs to be looked after.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Owning ERP

Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Posted on 12 April 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

Wouter_food_wastage.jpgThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons.

It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is lost or wasted.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management

 

The Skinny on Scalability

Posted on 5 April 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_the_skinny_on_scalability.jpgScalability is a bit of a buzz word these days. Some experts struggle to find a consistent definition, but it remains an important concept for understanding the growth-related characteristics of businesses, and of the systems, such as ERP, that support them.

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Topics: Maintaining/upgrading ERP, SYSPRO User Tips

Mobile ERP: Extending the Enterprise

Posted on 31 March 2016 by Shaun Butler

shaun_extending_the_enterprise.jpgSYSPRO Espresso is game-changing software, and companies around the world are drinking it up like macchiato shots at an Italian cafe. The majority of downloads worldwide have been for iOS and Android devices, with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone coming in third and fourth.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, Managing inventory with ERP, Owning ERP

The Human Side of Machine Learning

Posted on 24 March 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_human_side_of_machine_learning.jpgThe fight between man and machine has bounced off movie screens, leapt out of the pages of fiction novels and set up battle stations in the real world.

South Korean Go champion, Lee Se-dol, recently snatched victory from AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, after suffering three consecutive defeats. The match, consisting of five games, has been hailed as an important gauge of the progress that is being made in the AI research space, particularly since Go is still considered to be too intricate a game for most computers to challenge top professionals. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

4 Steps to a Successful Supply Chain Automation

Posted on 17 March 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_successful_supply_chain_automation.jpgIn my previous blog, I discussed the most compelling reasons to automate your supply chain. Now that you are sold on the concept, I’m going to give some detail around how to go about this automation.

Basically, there are four key points to ensure the efficacy of an automation project:

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Find the Educational Fit

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_find_the_educational_fit.jpgTOMS is a company that sells apparel. What they do differently, however, is based on your purchase they give either the same product you purchased or another product to assist those in need. For example, when you buy a pair of shoes they provide a pair of shoes to someone who does not own shoes. This company is not thinking let’s brand the planet with our shoes, but rather let’s enable people to do more by putting shoes on their feet. With a comfortable pair of shoes, people can walk further, perhaps to school or to the hospital or to a job interview.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

Asking the Right ERP Questions

Posted on 10 March 2016 by Joey Benadretti

joey_asking_the_right_erp_questions.jpg“How’re you doing?”

This is a question that shouldn’t only be asked socially. It’s also an important business tool for both the enquirer and the respondent. Think about it – a customer has the opportunity to voice their pressing concerns and a service provider has the chance to listen to these worries and improve their offering.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Maintaining/upgrading ERP, ERP for Distribution

4 Ways to Maximize the Value of your ERP

Posted on 8 March 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_maximize_the_value_of_your_erp.jpgYesterday afternoon I had a phone call from a relatively new customer, James Briggs, who ‘went live’ with SYSPRO a few months ago. “Right,” the CFO said, “we need you to come in and talk to us about how we can really start to use SYSPRO now.”

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Topics: Maintaining/upgrading ERP, Owning ERP

The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2

Posted on 3 March 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_bleeding_edge_part_2.jpgIn Part 1, I discussed Moore’s law and the benefits of keeping up with technology in the fast paced evolution of computing power.

To keep your company on the bleeding edge, I highly recommend taking advantage of SYSPRO port updates. These are similar to Windows updates – with every new SYSPRO release you can expect port updates more regularly and as the release reaches a level of stability, the port updates drop to an average of one update per month as the product matures with new features and enhancements. These updates can add a great deal of value to your ERP investment. If a portion of the code has been rewritten to increase speed, you’ll notice the difference.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), SYSPRO User Tips

 

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