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ERP Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Tracey Gates

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Applying and Operating ERP

Maybe it’s time for a change? SYSPRO 7.

Posted on 15 January 2015 by Darren Edwards

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Topics: ERP systems, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

 

Three benefits of an ERP system

Posted on 8 January 2015 by Erin Schlee

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Topics: ERP systems, Supply Chain Management

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Steve Bassaw

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

Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Dave Cavan

dave_c_expense_vs_investmentHaving been in the IT industry long enough to remember when the idea of "ERP" first started making the rounds, I have watched with some fascination the struggle that organizations go through to decide how to justify an enterprise solution strategy.  At the same time as a business owner or manager decides they must acquire the latest automated machinery with the  belief that it will improve the business; often a decision about enterprise software is  put on the back burner because the cost seems higher than anyone knows how to explain in the context of the overall business. Although it is obvious that I'm biased on this discussion, there is often a compelling case for understanding  your business inputs, processes and outcomes more fully that is ignored, and opportunities to make the business function better are passed up. 

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Topics: ERP systems

ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Meryl Malcomess

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Distribution

5 Questions on Technology Selection

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Andy Latham

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I am a great believer in moving with the times and making sure that I use the most appropriate and up to date technology when delivering solutions to my customers. So I read with interest an article that mirrored my philosophy almost exactly.

I para phrase but in essence the article was warning against choosing ERP systems with ageing core technologies and modern flashy front ends. I couldn’t agree more.  Where my views differ slightly is that I believe no single technology can cover all aspects of an ERP system and that it is essential to use a blend of technologies applying the most appropriate to the task in hand. I am also very wary of the next “latest and greatest”, our industry is littered with products written to the latest craze only to find the fashion has been dropped a year later. 

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Topics: ERP systems

Big Data and ERP - should you integrate the two?

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Dave Cavan

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Topics: ERP systems, Owning or (Running) ERP

Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Dave Cavan

Bankrupting-BusinessIn my previous blog on Technical Debt, I explained the concept of technical debt using software architecture as an example, and described the saw-tooth pattern of well-run businesses that consciously accrue technical debt for a period before investing time in paying off the worst of it.

The technical debt metaphor also describes the challenges of businesses maturing from the inception stage to one can make a good business case for ERP and beyond.

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality

Posted on 22 July 2014 by Erin Schlee

Technology-and-functionalityWe are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry - particularly ERP.

In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the fallacy that ERP is too hard to learn. In my second blog I explained why there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all ERP system. In this blog , I discuss why there is more to selecting an ERP vendor than just the technology and the functionality, and this is certainly true of SYSPRO.

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Topics: ERP systems

 

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