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The Art of The Possible

Posted on 21 January 2016 by Cathie Hall

angela_the_art_of_the_possible.jpgLike most products and services influenced by technology, ERP has evolved rapidly over the years.

It’s no longer just about sales orders, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) or works order processing. It has become more about developing a complete understanding of the customer’s needs and providing a system that is more responsive, more flexible and better able to offer a comprehensive and effective user experience.

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Get Connected

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_get_connected.jpgYou know how you have lived all your life never having heard a word or phrase and then one day it pops up, and then it’s everywhere you look? I am never sure if it’s down to not noticing because you’re not aware of its existence or if it just becomes a more popular term.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

 

Internet of Things touted at Innovations Dinner

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_internet_of_things_touted.jpgWe recently attended the IT News Africa Innovation Dinner in Sandton, sponsored by Business Connexion and Telkom, which underlined the urgent need for businesses to adopt the Internet of Things.

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

Enhancing Performance and Productivity with Business Process Innovation

Posted on 12 January 2016 by Louise Thompson

enhancing_performance_and_productivity.jpgFormula One automobile racing has been around for many decades. I find it particularly interesting to track the performance of the F1 cars over the years and compare today’s top speeds with those of bygone vehicles.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

Preventing and/or Reversing Application Erosion

Posted on 7 January 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_reversing_application_erosion.jpgAs discussed in part 1 of this series, application erosion eats away at the value of your company’s ERP investment – right from go-live. Over time, it can also eat away at your employee’s perception of the technology. The idea may spread that the system isn’t working properly, that it doesn’t fit well with the company anymore, or that it simply doesn’t have all the necessary functions. There might even be talk of a new solution – one that will really get the job done.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Maintaining/upgrading ERP

Reflections on Change Management and ERP - Part 1

Posted on 29 December 2015 by Tracey Gates

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I have friends who were forced to move out of a house that they’d occupied for 15 years as a result of a business change. Economic conditions had closed the local mine, but some key managers, my friend included, had been offered a position at Head Office. He accepted the new job with relief. That evening over supper he told his family that he had some bad news…and some good news.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

Mobile ERP Keeps Execs in the Loop

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Shaun Butler

shaun_mobile_erp_keeps_execs_in_the_loop.jpgA software development business, much like any other service related organization, cannot afford to lose sight of what the customer actually needs.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for manufacturing

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)

 

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