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Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today

Posted on 16 July 2019 by Doug Hunter


Nowadays, we take information technology (IT) for granted and simply expect it to be intuitive to use and for it to simplify our lives. IT enables our personal and business processes and actions to help us lead organized and effective lives. But the ins and outs are completely interconnected. You cannot have one without the other, and successful outcomes rely on what’s put in.

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Topics: Business software, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization

What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

Posted on 11 July 2019 by Roger Landman


How does BI differ from ERP?

ERP systems essentially integrate all the disparate functions within your business and overcome the so-called ‘silo mentality’ by creating a single, centralized data architecture. The ERP software collects, stores and manages data relating to business activities.  The principal output of ERP software is business efficiency and cost-savings.

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Topics: Business software, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization


Why CPM Helps Finance Workers Sleep at Night

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Sanjay Galal


If I had ever, in my youth, invented an acronym, I believe it would have been ‘GARR’. GARR represents the repetitive processes that countless financial workers have suffered through since the invention of…well…finance. Finance, almost by definition, requires attention to detail, and for a finance worker, the details are in the data. And if you rely on data, then somebody needs to GARR:

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP for Finance

4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Deirdré Fryer


In rapidly evolving markets, businesses today have no other option but to increasingly rely on data and analytics. Inundated with information, and the time is takes to correlate and gather multiple data can be tedious, often leading to errors. We’re only human after all. But with data warehouses, a company is provided with a practical, scalable solution. 

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Data, ERP for Inventory

4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

Posted on 30 May 2019 by Rob Stummer

Microsoft_build_conference_2019_and_ERP_IntelligenceRecently I was I lucky enough to take a break from cleaning barnacles off the hull of the good ship SYSPRO to spend the week attending the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Microsoft uses this conference to communicate their technology vision and strategy to technology professionals. It’s a great way for nerds to get their creative juices flowing – so, apologies in advance for the long post! Stick with me, and I’ll try to end on a lighter note.

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Topics: Software development, Business software, Cloud computing, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You?

Posted on 7 May 2019 by Dale Kehler

what_exactly_is_digital_transformation_and_its_benefitsThe future for companies that don’t embrace digital transformation and digitization (the digital technology used to enable digital transformation) looks increasingly challenging.

To ensure that your organization can leverage these new solutions, you need to understand what exactly digital transformation is, to then embrace it.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Posted on 25 April 2019 by Rob Hurry

Understanding erMachine Learning I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves.

Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to mine data for insights and predictions. That’s where machine learning comes in – the ability of computers to perform tasks without explicit instructions.

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Topics: ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Posted on 12 March 2019 by Sanjay Galal

Industry 4.0_the_new_Paradigm_for_Finance_and ManufacturingIt’s a fascinating time to be in finance, especially for those of us who enjoy a challenge, change, and personal growth. For those who don’t, the way ahead could be tough. Industry 4.0 becomes the prevailing paradigm for manufacturing, finance, new technologies, collaborations and new ways of thinking need to be embraced.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Posted on 6 February 2019 by Rob Hurry

Data_Control_With_ERPWe live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite?

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Topics: SYSPRO Espresso, ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data

AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Kevin Dherman


The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire.

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


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