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How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business

Posted on 10 November 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_data_visualization_adds_value.jpgOpinions vary around the usefulness of data visualization in making informed and strategic business decisions. If the data visualization adds value and insights it can be very useful to businesses. But if not it is just colorful ‘’noise ‘’.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Managing inventory with ERP, ERP and Analytics, Owning or (Running) ERP

Ransomware and Beyond - Part 1

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_ransomware_and_beyond_part_1.jpgThe Internet is teeming with cybercriminals armed with increasingly sophisticated malware designed to steal your data – or extort you for cash. It’s an evolutionary process, an arms race, and a threat to every organization doing business across the Internet. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report contains some appalling statistics. During 2015:

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

 

User-Driven Innovation Will Future-Proof Customer ERP

Posted on 1 November 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_road_map_user-driven_innovation.jpgI recently presented our latest SYSPRO Product Roadmap to the market and we focused on what keeps business owners awake at night and what functionality benefits they crave in their ERP solution.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Protecting Your ERP Data

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_protecting_your_erp_data.jpgWhen the subject of corporate data security comes up, the conversation usually turns to outside influencers such as hackers, malware, internal espionage and high-profile breaches. Those are issues that every company should protect against, but they are not the topic of my blog today. What I’d like to address are basic security measures that will protect your data (and your ERP investment) from the mistakes of well-intentioned employees.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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

The Network Effect on Business Software

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_network_effect.jpgI often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to experience and enjoy new technology without skepticism or lag. 

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

The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

Posted on 12 October 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_importance_of_people_erp_implementation.jpgAs we all know, regardless of best endeavors, procedure and protocol some ERP implementations go more smoothly than others. People, or as I like to call them, Variables, cannot always be brought around to our way of thinking in the limited time we get to implement an ERP system

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Topics: ERP Implementation

How ERP Helps the Whisky Supply Chain

Posted on 4 October 2016 by Doug Hunter

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With a "wee goldie" nestling in your hand – something comforting and familiar – do you ever consider or care how it travels along the supply chain to get to you? Maybe you should.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, ERP for Distribution

Data Storage: On-Premises or in the Cloud?

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Tracey Gates

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With technology constantly evolving, there may be times when you feel that you just can’t keep up. It’s at these times that you have to keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities. The saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks cannot apply in this day and age.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

General Skills Vital for Sustainable IT Internships

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

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IT companies who train interns in software development, consulting and services often need to impart general and “soft skills” as well to give a strong business context and grounding for trainees to be successful in their training.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

 

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