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8 Steps to Selecting the Right ERP

Posted on 31 July 2018 by Darren Edwards

Amazingly, the ERP industry is now over 40 years old.

In 40 years, most veterans of ERP will have noted that the ERP industry has transformed from an ‘ERP solution sold on the golf course’ to a solution that is discovery led and drives business benefit. With more online ERP content being published by providers, promising you increased business success, with a higher ROI than ever, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by information. This can make it difficult to understand what is and isn’t achievable from the solution, and who is best placed to deliver the solution that fits your business needs.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Distribution

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

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If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?”

These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain compliant. In the highly competitive food marketplace, the demands can soon start to outgrow your business and suddenly you’re slapping on Band-Aids without a passing thought for the implications on long-term growth.

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Topics: ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution

 

It's 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too

Posted on 9 February 2017 by Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter - Moving ForwardIt’s 2017. Another year, wipe the slate clean and start again - what's new? Well the world just changed. In the West, the East and in Africa. A popular US president leaves a manila envelope in the desk drawer for the heir-apparent who's about to move in. No, it's not a wad of currency, a Kenyan passport or the utility bill. This is the world where a real man tries to pass his baton of advice to his successor rather than club his opponent with it.

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

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

The Millennial Thinker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution

Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Posted on 12 September 2016 by Joey Benadretti

Busting_5_Inaccurate_ERP_Myth.jpgOften when people find out what I do for a living, they ask me to explain why ERP is so beneficial for today’s manufacturer or distributor.  After addressing this question for so many years, I felt that it may be easier to answer it by addressing some of the common misconceptions that are often raised:

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

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

The Sweet Side of ERP Mobility for the Sales Force

Posted on 3 December 2015 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_sweet_side-of_erp_mobility.jpgI’m beginning to think that the world can be separated into two distinct groups: those who Candy Crush and those who don’t. I, for one, fall into the never-have-probably-never-will category. Although I haven’t succumbed I have been advised by reliable sources that it is a hugely popular and seemingly addictive downloadable game. 

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

Controlling your Spend with ERP Workflow and Mobile

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Darren Edwards

darren_syspro_espresso_with_erp_workflow.jpgIt’s not very often I choose to blog about a specific customer solution, but after considering how effective the solution has proven to be and how happy it made a customer, I felt like I really had no choice but to share it with the SYSPRO community. 

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

 

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