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How to Increase the Value of your ERP

Posted on 1 March 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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In recent years when visiting customers, I find the number one issue is around customers who have invested in purchasing a SYSPRO ERP system, but have not continued to maintain that “asset” by investing time in continuous learning and sharing of knowledge.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

6 Top ERP Tech Trends for 2016

Posted on 25 February 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_top_erp_tech_trends.jpgIn this blog, I would like to highlight some of the leading edge technology trends for both hardware and software that I think will be making a tangible impact this year in the ERP space.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

When Quantity Trumps Quality

Posted on 18 February 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_when_quantity_trumps_quality.jpgBeing an armchair sports enthusiast is even more satisfying when your team is trouncing the competition. Coming back from 2-0 down to win the latest ODI series against England, South Africa did its diehard cricket fans proud this past weekend.

As I basked in the afterglow of their victory, I got to thinking about the effort that goes into such a resounding success. There has to be an optimal combination of all of the individual personnel and processes and a pursuit of excellence that spans across the entire team and throughout its support structures.

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Topics: Selecting ERP

What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection?

Posted on 10 November 2015 by David Waller

For whatever reason, your organization has decided it needs a new ERP system.  Your job is to find the best.  But where do you start?

Bing or Google will get you started.  A quick search will immediately narrow your options to not less than 5000+ best ERP systems for you, all of which claim to do everything you want.  This is good news because you now only need to write a list of requirements, send it to any of the 5000, and choose the least expensive.

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Topics: Selecting ERP

Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Posted on 5 November 2015 by Gavin Verreyne

experience vs technologyThe ERP landscape has changed quite a lot in recent years.

There is a consistent stream of new entrants into the ERP market and an ever-increasing range of products. This raises the question of whether to go with technology over experience or experience over technology. This has stirred the industry and with that has created a situation where buyers of ERP tend to pick one over the other. The question is though, who trumps who, experience or technology?

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Topics: Selecting ERP

Controlling your Spend with ERP Workflow and Mobile

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Darren Edwards

darren_syspro_espresso_with_erp_workflow.jpgIt’s not very often I choose to blog about a specific customer solution, but after considering how effective the solution has proven to be and how happy it made a customer, I felt like I really had no choice but to share it with the SYSPRO community. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning ERP, ERP for Distribution

5 ERP Selection Tips for a Harmonious Partnership

Posted on 29 October 2015 by Cathie Hall

My comparison of an ERP solution to a marriage has been met with varying degrees of skepticism over the years. For those of you who feel that it’s a tenuous link, let me ask you two questions:

Could you be charmed by an enticing vision crafted by a salesperson? Could you be influenced by your people who get along with the people at your ERP vendor?

Exactly. A relationship forged by your heart and not your head. A bit like marriage, right?

Whichever way you chose to make your decision, here are some common errors you should steer clear of when when going through an ERP section process:

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Topics: Selecting ERP

Can Entry-Level Software Support the Modern Manufacturer?

Posted on 13 October 2015 by Joey Benadretti

I believe that asking the right questions is often a critical factor in the pursuit of a successful outcome. Choosing a car? Ask about performance and comfort. Buying a home? Ask about the neighborhood and the school systems. Ordering a steak? Ask about the cut and the side orders.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Owning ERP

Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP

Posted on 1 October 2015 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_evaluating_your_erpOften during demonstrations I am asked about the language SYSPRO ERP is written in. For some reason, expressing the fact that SYSPRO uses best-of-breed technologies in the development of our product and the fact that SYSPRO has never been re-developed, but rather has evolved, never seems to resonate.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Why your ERP people are as critical as your ERP product

Posted on 29 September 2015 by Cathie Hall

How can ERP service help manufacturers realize their strategic goals?

 Vendors continually invest in their products to ensure world class functionality by talking to those companies that excel in their respective industries.  Typically, the focus is on creating a sophisticated and robust product that is able to solve complex business problems.  However, with a multi-faceted solution, implementation and support issues can create potential disparities.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Owning ERP

 

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