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Maximizing the Performance of Your ERP

Posted on 23 November 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

man in yellow racing car

My son recently turned 18 and he loves fast cars, so for his birthday we took him to drive a Lamborghini around a race track. Here an 18-year-old is going to drive a $250,000 car at speeds of around 120 miles per hour.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Collaboration through Value-Added Partnerships Improves the ERP Experience

Posted on 21 November 2017 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

ERP PartnersIn an age where organizations are dealing with a more informed, powerful and demanding customer, it has never been more crucial to be flexible, dynamic and just as informed. While many businesses have tried – and failed – to go it alone, there is an unspoken value in nurturing and developing an ecosystem of strategic and effective partnerships. Simply put: in today’s business environment, collaboration is king.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Owning or (Running) ERP


SYSPRO and Manufacturing Operations Management (MES)

Posted on 7 November 2017 by Darren Edwards


No one ever said that managing your manufacturing operation was easy, in fact it can be one of the most time consuming, labor intensive and complex collection of business processes you can engage with. 

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), SYSPRO User Tips, Owning or (Running) ERP

Is Your ERP Functionally Fit? – It Depends On Your Perspective

Posted on 26 October 2017 by Doug Hunter


Are you a supply chain guy or gal focusing end-to-end rather than on one area like distribution or manufacturing? Or did you start in manufacturing caring only what happens in your plant and focusing with a narrower perspective? If so how does this affect our application of Business IT like ERP?

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

Digital Supply Networks – Are You Ready?

Posted on 20 September 2017 by Nick McGrane


We are undeniably an industry that loves our acronyms – SCM, IoT, CRM, AI, PSAs.  I could go on… Well, over the coming months and years you’re going to be hearing a lot more about a new acronym – DSN, or Digital Supply Networks.  While there remains a certain degree of uncertainty around the impact that developments such as robotization, automation, AI and cloud-based technologies will have on the manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that these technologies already have – and will continue – to transform the way digital supply chains function. 

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

ERP Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Tracey Gates

tracey_power_of_automation.jpgLet me start by saying that I greatly admire those industrious employees who wholeheartedly embrace SYSPRO in the workplace. There are some, often referred to as ‘champions’, who become self-taught experts in many facets of SYSPRO.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

ERP Can Help With Sustainability

Posted on 5 September 2017 by Doug Hunter


Many decisions involve yes or no. They appear clear-cut, simple. A head politician survives a motion of no confidence yet again. For the eighth time. This was an opportunity to give politicians the chance to regroup - restore values, their brand and deliver more than just hope to supporters. All behind closed doors. This was the optimal time to deeply reflect and use the many signs of discontent to act! But again, short term vested interests rather than long term sustainability won the day at the expense of a nation.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Owning or (Running) ERP

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

Posted on 24 August 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cpo_high_performing.jpgYou could argue that ERP is a not a sexy, new subject. It’s not a cool 3D printer, or a technologically advanced ‘hybrid car’. In fact, I could probably say that ERP is more the sedate station wagon than the sleek supercar. Does this mean ERP companies do not constantly innovate? Or continually seek out partnerships that enhance their product offering? Absolutely not. SYSPRO ERP may not be new, but it is a system built around listening to market trends and innovating accordingly.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap - Always On

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_the_future.jpgI am certain that many service providers believe that they are adding value to your business. Most have impressively drafted mission statements that reflect this belief. It is debatable how many of these organizations actually fulfill this principle. Our Product Roadmap covers our innovations that focus on optimizing business processes – ensuring that we keep our focus firmly on creating value for our customers.

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

5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges

Posted on 15 August 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_food_and_beverage.jpgSYSPRO’s association with process manufacturers is long standing, and we continue to enjoy significant growth in our food and beverage customer base. I tend to think that we attract food and beverage customers with our industry-specific functionalities, our service, and the modular, cost-effective nature of our offering. SYSPRO’s enviable track record of retaining customers through periods of growth I credit to the scalability of our solutions, and to the dedication of our service representatives.

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Owning or (Running) ERP, Inventory Management


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