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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

The Power of Automation in ERP

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Tracey Gates

tracey_power_of_automation.jpgLife has been made simpler with Internet banking and scheduled payments. As soon as the functionality was made available, I put my mortgage payments, car payments, utility payments, and every other regular payment I could think of, on an automated schedule. It just made sense to schedule them and save myself the time of paying them individually every month.

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

Innovation Hot Topic at Davos and Closer to Home

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_innovation_hot_topic_at_davos_and_closer_to_home.jpgOne of the key points made at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos recently was the need to drive global economic growth through the pursuit of innovation. This pursuit also forms part of our Product Roadmap for SYSPRO moving into 2017 and beyond.

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

Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP

Posted on 16 February 2017 by Rob Hurry

rob_mastering_the_data_ecosystem.jpgThe control and ownership of data and metadata is fast becoming a contentious issue. The value of both is rapidly increasing. While crunching data allows you to derive business intelligence to make better informed decisions, analyzing metadata allows you to identify specific behavioral patterns.

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

 

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