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Machine Learning

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_machine_learning.jpgFor most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions.

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

The Impact of Automation on Jobs and Roles

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ai_robotics.jpgRecent advances in robotics and machine learning (AI) have happened so quickly that industry observers could be said to be suffering from whiplash as the implications of AI start to be fully realized, even as the technology itself is still maturing.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing!

Posted on 16 March 2017 by Doug Hunter

Just like in ERP the right support was vital for this Atlantic crossing.jpgPlanning before a journey starts is recommended and typically done. But once the trip’s underway realization can dawn too late that without the right support, beyond our own effort and MacGyver-like initiatives, our odyssey could be extremely hazardous.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

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

 

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