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Architecting your business – Part 2 of 2

Posted on 23 June 2015 by Louise Thompson

louise_architecting_your_business_part_2In my previous blog on Architecting your business I discussed the broader benefits that can be gained from applying an architectural approach to your business, the information, the processes and technology.

But the benefits will not be realized if your architecture does not take into account the people in your business, as well as the workflows.

Architecting for people.

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Topics: Owning (or Running) ERP, Maintaining/upgrading ERP

How to get the most out of your Support Desk

Posted on 4 June 2015 by Andy Latham

andy_support_deskA recent stroll down memory lane reminded me of my first job on a support desk, and it struck me just how much more sophisticated systems have become. I found myself pondering how difficult it must be working on a support desk nowadays and also just how important a good support desk is to someone trying to implement and run a system.

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Topics: Maintaining/upgrading ERP

 

Four ways to achieve ROI with ERP

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Cathie Hall

cathie_4_ways_to_achieve_roiReturn on investment (ROI) is often cited in relationship to ERP but not so often achieved.  It doesn’t matter whether you are selecting a new ERP system, are part way through an ERP implementation or living with ERP – reviewing ROI is the best way to ensure ERP adds value to your business. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/upgrading ERP

New SYSPRO 7 enhancements

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Darren Edwards

darren_new_syspro7_enhancementsAs we hurtle towards the end of March I find myself reflecting back on the first quarter of the year – wondering where it’s gone and what the rest of the year has in store.  I’m sure this year has gone quicker than usual and I am sure there are many of you out there feeling the same.

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Topics: Owning (or Running) ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/upgrading ERP

Taking our own medicine with implementing an ERP upgrade

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Cathie Hall

upgrade_syspro_7There is something to be said for taking your own medicine. As a SYSPRO distributor, K3 Syspro uses SYSPRO internally. 18 months ago we started on a journey to update our own internal systems. We didn’t want to be “one of those builders with their own house falling down.

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Topics: Change management, SYSPRO 7, Maintaining/upgrading 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

Managing Technical Debt - Part 1

Posted on 2 September 2014 by Dave Cavan

Technical-DebtTechnical debt is a term coined by Ward Cunningham in 1992 to describe the software engineering phenomena of how expedient, short-term decisions can have negative, long term consequences that make it difficult to maintain and update the software. The concept does not just apply to technology companies, any company that uses technology also has technical debt and understanding the concept will help you manage it and run your business.

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Topics: Business software, Maintaining/upgrading ERP

Learning from repetition

Posted on 14 August 2014 by Chris Grunwell

learning-from-repetitionEver noticed how quickly things come around again? No sooner than you've accomplished something, there it is again warranting your attention. 

Twelve months ago this month I completed my first charity Etape du Tour after months of preparation and planning. And now, I find myself having done my second, successfully summiting the infamous cycling climbs of the Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam on 20th July -however, this time around it was a very different story indeed! 

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Topics: Maintaining/upgrading ERP

How to plan an upgrade – Part 1 – to upgrade or not to upgrade?

Posted on 15 August 2012 by Andy Latham

A few weeks ago my ageing TV packed up and it was a sad moment when I threw my trusty appliance of many years onto the tip. I am now the proud owner of a flat screen, HD, Internet connected, "you name it my TV has got it" TV and wondering why I didn't upgrade it a long time ago.

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Topics: Business software, ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Maintaining/upgrading ERP, SYSPRO User Tips

The tenancy issue

Posted on 8 July 2011 by Simon Griffiths

In 2010 there was a debate between some of the major enterprise software influencers and bloggers on whether single or multi-tenancy was an issue for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. On the one side was Josh Greenbaum who argued that the type of tenancy should not matter to SaaS users; on the other was Phil Wainewright (here and here) and Dennis Howlett whose views were that multi-tenancy is the only way for SaaS software. This debate is still going on.

Single-tenancy refers to a software configuration (application and database) in which each client has its own underlying application resources. Multi-tenancy is where all clients share the same underlying resources. Multi-tenancy also means that all customers get the same application upgrades and enhancements at the same time, whether they want them or not.

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Topics: ERP systems, Maintaining/upgrading ERP

 

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