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Adopting SQL Adds Value to Our Customers ERP and Business

Posted on 25 July 2017 by Russell Hollick

russell_sql_adds_value.jpgWhilst the majority of SYSPRO systems already use Microsoft SQL Server as their database of choice we still have some sites which have yet to make the change from our heritage ISAM based system.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

Why Going Back to Basics is Crucial to Moving Forward

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_moving_forward.jpgTimes are tough for manufacturers with global trends towards automation and mass customization placing increasing pressure on them to up their game. Coupled with this is the pressure from OEMs to meet ever more challenging KPIs relating to production turnaround times, quality standards or compliance. The implications of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers cannot be underestimated. 

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

 

Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_customer_service_bot.jpgCustomer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

At our Africa customer conference this year I showed off a new member of the SYSPRO stack, a Bot christened Ken. I highlighted how intuitive the Bot is, using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have an intelligent, and even anticipatory conversation with the customer.

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

ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode?

Posted on 29 June 2017 by Rob Hurry

rob_death_of_the_barcode.jpgBarcodes have been around since the mid-‘70s, when they were first introduced into the retail environment. Today, it’s hard to imagine a supply chain or stock control system without them. But newer technology is fast threatening the continued existence of the faithful numerical striped mark. 

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

Episode 2: Join the Dots Conference –The ERP Digital Pivot

Posted on 15 June 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_connect_the_dots_with_syspro_p2.jpgRound two. Minds now expanded and caffeine onboard, a series of SYSPRO executives took the crowd through the SYSPRO Product Road Map including, SYSPRO 8, HTML5, plus the route to Cloud.

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

Factories of the Future

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_factories_of_the_future.jpgIf there’s one thing global competition has taught us, it’s that our attitudes towards technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Industry 4.0, the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, is still in the early days of adoption, but the changes it promises are profound. Over the next decade, forward-thinking businesses will embrace change and transform themselves, through connectivity, data, automation, and an increasingly sophisticated workforce.

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

Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Posted on 23 May 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_factory_management.jpgIn my last blog, I mentioned a glass bottle manufacturer where I used to work. Let’s return there for a moment, specifically to one of the factories. Pretty inhospitable places, particularly at the height of the South African summer. Nonetheless, even back then (mid 1990s), the control systems were capable of dropping out data.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before

Posted on 20 April 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_to_boldly_go.jpgI'm a supply chain guy but I started with a narrower focus, in manufacturing, in Glasgow. Glasgow - famous for many manufacturing and engineering innovators including Scottie of The Starship Enterprise fame. You know the guy that always complained "ah canna do it Captain Kirk, the warp drives just won't take it ...".

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

5 Traits of a Great ‘ERP-centric’ CIO

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_erp_centric_cio.jpgA great CIO is a rare hybrid: one part businessperson, one part computer geek. We so often see in ERP implementations, success requires a CIO who is willing to stand behind the process and drive the necessary organizational change.

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

CFO Role Changing in the Digital Age

Posted on 14 March 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cfo_digital_age.jpgRemember that old Bob Dylan song from the Sixties? “Oh the times they are a-changing”? The song has rarely been truer than now as technology reshapes traditional roles into new ones.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, ERP and Financial Management, ERP for Manufacturing

 

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