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How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Dale Kehler

Digital_transformation_and_the_value_for-ManufacturersA question on many lips these days is: how can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges?

Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features in the products they buy. Customization versus standard products are often difficult trade-offs with implications in design processes, production costs, and schedules.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Posted on 14 March 2019 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

Measurable_Training_and_Goals_for_ROIThe rapid pace of today’s business means that relevant skills are becoming outdated more quickly than ever before. This naturally creates challenges for companies that are trying to innovate and achieve growth.

In fact, a PwC report shows that 98 percent of South African CEOs are worried about the availability of key skills within their organizations. And this growing skills gap extends beyond highly sought-after tech skills.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, ERP and Technology, ERP Education, Return on Investment


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

Let's Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Posted on 26 February 2019 by Jakes Mantle

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Topics: Cloud computing, ERP and Technology, ERP and UI and UX

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Posted on 21 February 2019 by Roger Landman

Erp_and_MUDAIn my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front.

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Topics: Business software, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Lean Manufacturing

Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

Posted on 19 February 2019 by Gavin Verreyne

Dont_fear_ERP_UpgradesI was recently approached by my cell provider to upgrade to the latest and greatest plan that will support the latest and greatest smartphone. As I was conversing with the person on the other side of the line it dawned on me that in our ERP world it is not much different.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP and Technology, ERP Upgrades

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

Digital ERP - Social ERPI recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too.

Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re also a bit nervous as the transition may not be as seamless as it is supposed to be. Nonetheless, we soldier ahead.

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

Key Questions to Ask to Ensure Your ERP Provides Choice and Flexibility

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Paulo de Matos

choice_flexibily_erp_to_save_ you_moneyThe availability of choice has seeped into every aspect of modern day life. From the cars we drive to the food we eat and the holidays we take, to the way we choose to spend our leisure time, the possibilities for consumers have become almost limitless.

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Topics: Business software, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), 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 Data

Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Mariekie Coetzee

Webbased ERP _interface_erp_technologyI recently immigrated to another country and I have been thinking about the similarities between immigrating and companies changing their ERP solutions. From refereeing and analyzing risks, ensuring that all important people agree on the decisions and embracing change, to remaining focused on the end result, and never forgetting the reason for making the decision. The processes have many parallels.

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Topics: ERP and Technology


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