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6 Ways ERP Can Help Reduce Business Corruption

Posted on 25 May 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_fraud_and_corruption.jpgIn light of the recent outcry against fraud and corruption that has swept the nation in recent months, it is important to remember that there is readily available technology able to prevent fraud on both a corporate as well as government level.

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Topics: ERP and Financial Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

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

 

Simple Ways to Fight Business Fraud Part 2

Posted on 4 May 2017 by Cathie Hall

cathie_fight_business_fraud_p_2.jpgIn my first “fighting fraud” blog, I talked about fighting fraud on the human front.  And as promised this blog covers some basic tips to start fighting fraud on the technology front.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/Upgrading 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

9 Ways Cloud ERP is Changing the World … and Your Business

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Rob Hurry

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  1. Boosted capabilities. Cloud gives small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to compete with larger organizations. SMEs gain the ability to use enterprise applications that they otherwise couldn’t afford, letting them compete more effectively.
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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), 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

Machine Learning

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_machine_learning.jpgFor most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, Owning or (Running) ERP

Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing!

Posted on 16 March 2017 by Doug Hunter

Just like in ERP the right support was vital for this Atlantic crossing.jpgPlanning before a journey starts is recommended and typically done. But once the trip’s underway realization can dawn too late that without the right support, beyond our own effort and MacGyver-like initiatives, our odyssey could be extremely hazardous.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

Posted on 7 March 2017 by Alistair Brough

alistar_vpn_tunnels_increasing_security_promoting_agility_part2.jpgAs I mentioned in Part One of this blog, a VPN tunnel allows for the safe transfer of data across the Internet, and adds layers of security to your company network. It does this through the use of encryption and other security mechanisms (including hardware settings/passwords and approved IP addresses).

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

What ERP has Learnt from NASA

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_shoot_for_the_moon.jpgBefore setting three Apollo astronauts on top of 2,350 tons of liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen and kerosene, then counting down to launch, NASA sensibly ensured they adopted only the technologies they deemed ready to fly. They later standardised this approach and drew up a 9-point scale, against which every element of a development programme could be assessed for ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL). This measurement process helped determine which nascent technologies to take forward through R&D, which ones to side-line and so on.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

 

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