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Reminiscing on an ERP project victory

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_unearthing_mining_valueIsn’t it great when you try your hand at something new and it turns out to be a runaway success?

During my many years at SYSPRO I have been involved in a range of software development projects, but I’d never tried my hand at implementation until I was given the opportunity to work with the iPlan team on the SYSPRO implementation at the Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Kitwe, Zambia.

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Topics: SYSPRO Workflow Services, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Posted on 20 August 2015 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_predictive_analyticsWe have a philosophy at SYSPRO that precludes innovation simply for the sake of innovation. There is an organizational commitment around here to productive development that doesn’t really leave much wriggle room for frivolity. ERP software is a serious business after all… isn’t it?  

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

 

The IT Women

Posted on 4 August 2015 by Cathie Hall

cathie_women_in_ITWomen are still under represented in the IT community, whether in management, project, consultancy, infrastructure, technical or development roles.  Big tech companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft all hover around the 70:30 male to female ratio mark.  However, it doesn’t appear to be a selection issue, more a recruitment issue.  From my own experience, and that of many of my female colleagues, the IT sector generally fails to appeal to women. 

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Topics: women in IT, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Getting a Good View

Posted on 9 July 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_getting_a_good_viewThe Tour de France is underway and I, for one, could not be happier. While some women may watch it for the men in tight pants, I watch primarily for the race’s backdrop. The view from the top reveals spectacular scenery and the hidden gems that riders traverse. I am so enthralled with these places that following the tour is on my bucket list. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), SYSPRO User Tips

Architecting your business for success – Part 1 of 2

Posted on 21 May 2015 by Louise Thompson

louise_architecting_your_businessThere’s a cliché that people can become victims of their own success. Like most clichés, it might be annoying but it’s also true. But what does it mean in the business world, and more importantly, how do we avoid it?

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

New SYSPRO 7 enhancements

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Darren Edwards

darren_new_syspro7_enhancementsAs we hurtle towards the end of March I find myself reflecting back on the first quarter of the year – wondering where it’s gone and what the rest of the year has in store.  I’m sure this year has gone quicker than usual and I am sure there are many of you out there feeling the same.

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Topics: Software development, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/upgrading ERP

Why you Should Choose a Two Tier ERP Solution

Posted on 26 March 2015 by Dave Cavan

dave_c_two_tier_erpDean knew that there had to be a better way.

He’d been in manufacturing long enough to know that the millions of dollars and army of consultants that was being readied to integrate his operation with the parent company was a huge waste.

The worst part was that the standardized processes that his division was going to have to adopt were poorly suited to the facility.

Spending millions to reduce efficiency was a decision that he had to fight.

So he started doing his research…

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Topics: Software development, Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

The iCan Device 2

Posted on 24 March 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_customization_enabling_technologiesGiven the ongoing debate around customization and ERP, and which I think is well-summed up in a previous SYSPRO blog, I am thinking of developing a new and revolutionary handheld device. It will be called the iCan – aptly named to leverage off a famous fruit company's brand. This is truly a neat device, if I may say so myself. It’s powered by brain waves rather than the more conventional battery (which is oh-so last century technology), and has a touch screen that responds appropriately to any part of your body - not just your finger.

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Topics: Software development, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

What Corn Tells Us About How Innovation Spreads Through an Industry

Posted on 6 November 2014 by Dave Cavan

corn_and_innovation_lrg

Farming corn (or maize) seems simple, but it isn’t, and it is the business of farming corn that is so instructive to anyone interested in the spread of innovation.

 

Why should I care about the spread of innovation?

Like it or not, we live in a time where every aspect of your business is impacted by innovations. Adopting innovations ahead of your competitors gives you an advantage until they catch up. And with so many innovations available, that gives you plenty of opportunities.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Flexibility

Posted on 27 June 2014 by Odete Passingham

1production-flexibilityThe Internet has made competition global. Consumers now have more choice, and they exercise that choice more often, resulting in trends that move faster than ever before. The growth of the Internet, together with the emergence of new technologies, is having a major impact on the way manufacturers operate.

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Topics: Factory of the Future, ERP for manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

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