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AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

Posted on 21 April 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_go_victory_a_game_changer_for_erp.jpgThe recent historic victory of Googles AlphaGo (AI) artificial intelligence program over the world’s human Go champion will also change the face of ERP in manufacturing. Go is an ancient and complex Chinese board game with trillions of possible moves and permutations.

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

10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP

Posted on 19 April 2016 by Joey Benadretti

joey_coos_rely_on_erp.jpgToday’s COO is faced with many challenging tasks on a daily basis but none more critical or difficult to quantify than the over-arching responsibility of preserving the organization’s strategic advantage. COOs increasingly require an ERP solution that can deliver efficiencies, support growth initiatives that shrink business cycles and can meaningfully contribute to business performance. 

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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 or (Running) 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 or (Running) 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 and 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


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