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Streamlining Your Company with ERP

Posted on 4 August 2016 by Alistair Brough

aistair_streamlining_your_company_with_erp.jpgStreamlining isn’t just for planes, trains and automobiles. It’s also a valuable concept in business. Is competition fierce? Profit margins tight? Can the difference between success and failure boil down to a few minutes of lead time? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it’s time to look for areas where you can minimize the drag on your business.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Owning or (Running) ERP

ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_erp_from_functionality_to_value.jpgIn this age of Industry-four-point-whatever, the stuff of interthings, customizable screens that can make coffee and excise bunions, massive data and so on, it can be fairly easy to forget that some ERP users may not want every bell and whistle in order for their solution to work optimally for their situation.

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

 

How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_challenge_of_uncertainty.jpgThere is no doubt that, globally, these are uncertain times.  From the UK’s surprise Brexit decision to the election in Australia and of course the Clinton vs. Trump campaign in the US.  Whatever side of politics you find yourself on, there is no doubt that politic uncertainty and economic uncertainty go hand in hand.  Macro-economic uncertainty then feeds down to company level and we get trading uncertainty.

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

The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

Posted on 5 July 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_evolution_of_syspro_ux.jpgThe evolution of the user experience (UX) is nothing short of remarkable. From Dieter Rams’ Blaupunkt designs in the 1960s, to the game-changing innovations of Apple’s iPhone in 2007 – the UX has expanded from individual design silos into the unified and much contemplated mission of entire organisations.

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

Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_why_erp_customization_dirty_word.jpgOver the years, I have heard many customers and prospective customers suggest that customization is a bad word. People of change, ERP vendors, sometimes customize the software to the nth degree and then struggle to deploy the latest and greatest of their existing platform.

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

Managing Human Capital with ERP

Posted on 8 June 2016 by Shaun Butler

shaun_ERPeople.jpgERP is often described as the backbone of a company, but in my opinion the spinal association is less than exact. Using an anatomical metaphor is great, but let’s go beyond quick assumptions and get it right. Perhaps it would be better to say that ERP is like the Central Nervous System (CNS), the all-important connections that run from your brain down the spinal cord. Like ERP, the CNS integrates all the body’s information, triggering, adjusting and coordinating everything our bodies do. This change of metaphor frees up the backbone, which I think is better used to describe the role and function of Human Capital – the most important driver for making an ERP solution useful.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

How does ERP Fit into the Factory of the Future?

Posted on 26 May 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_erp_factory_of_the_future.jpgThere’s no doubt that the global manufacturing industry is evolving at a rapid pace. During SYSPRO’s time exhibiting at MACH 2016, the UK’s largest manufacturing and machine tool trade show, and at our SYSPRO Europe company day, we have been looking closely at the future of the sector with one question in mind – where does ERP fit into the factory of the future?

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

Dream a Little Dream of ERP

Posted on 14 April 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_dream_a_little_dream_of_erp.jpgEverything needs love – even your ERP. After all, it’s among your most important IT assets. And no – I’m not being facetious. In some respects, your ERP is no different from a child. It needs to change, it needs to grow, and it needs to be looked after.

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

Mobile ERP: Extending the Enterprise

Posted on 31 March 2016 by Shaun Butler

shaun_extending_the_enterprise.jpgSYSPRO Espresso is game-changing software, and companies around the world are drinking it up like macchiato shots at an Italian cafe. The majority of downloads worldwide have been for iOS and Android devices, with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone coming in third and fourth.

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

4 Ways to Maximize the Value of your ERP

Posted on 8 March 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_maximize_the_value_of_your_erp.jpgYesterday afternoon I had a phone call from a relatively new customer, James Briggs, who ‘went live’ with SYSPRO a few months ago. “Right,” the CFO said, “we need you to come in and talk to us about how we can really start to use SYSPRO now.”

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

 

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