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How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

Posted on 26 November 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_africas_legacy_system_leapfrog.jpgThe recent Gartner Symposium has highlighted the need to not compare apples with oranges when talking about the latest IT trends in developed versus developing markets. It appears that trends in Africa and South Africa include more of a different approach, often characterized by current ERP implementers leapfrogging over old legacy systems directly onto the latest technology.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

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


Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Posted on 27 October 2015 by Phil Duff

There can be little debate about two aspects of the electronics industry.

Firstly, few other industries can compare to this sector or keep up when it comes to extremely rapid changes and ever-shrinking manufacturing turnaround times and product lifecycles.

Secondly, the growth of the Internet of Things, Big Data and predictive analytics means we are poised on the edge of an explosive demand for electronics, semiconductors, sensors and readers, as machine-to-machine tracking and analytics are set to shiver, shakeout, and shape the very way that products are manufactured, all along the design, supply and production line.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Gartner’s Findings Pave the Way for Customer Focused ERP

Posted on 22 October 2015 by Louise Thompson

I recently attended the Gartner Symposium IT Expo 2015 in Cape Town and enjoyed absorbing all the latest IT and market trends and exploring the increasing blurring of the physical and digital worlds in customer relations.

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

Cloud for ERP has come of age

Posted on 22 September 2015 by Kevin Dherman

Three years ago the cloud was an immature offering and incomplete. Its voice was high pitched and it had acne. But now it is coming into its own with more integration layers and cloud services becoming available. The ecosystem that ERP relies on in the cloud has grown up too, currently even shaving, driving a car and enjoying full-time employment.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game?

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Phil Duff

phil_ux_experienceQuick question for you. Do you prefer choices or being told what to do? Do you want to decide for yourself what your user experience will be or do you just want the latest upgrade, iteration to be presented to you as a fait accompli?

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning ERP

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


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