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Factories of the Future

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_factories_of_the_future.jpgIf there’s one thing global competition has taught us, it’s that our attitudes towards technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Industry 4.0, the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, is still in the early days of adoption, but the changes it promises are profound. Over the next decade, forward-thinking businesses will embrace change and transform themselves, through connectivity, data, automation, and an increasingly sophisticated workforce.

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

Trends Paving the Way for SMMEs

Posted on 8 June 2017 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

tom_trends_paving_the_way_for_smme.jpgThere has never been a more exciting time to be a small or medium sized business. Technology has levelled the playing field - making it possible for SMMEs to compete with big business. Here are a few of the things making SMMEs smile:

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

Episode 1: Joining the Dots with SYSPRO’s Africa Customer ERP Conference

Posted on 6 June 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_connect_the_dots_with_syspro_p1.jpgAttending our customer conferences across the country reminded me of how important technology innovation is to optimize and future proof our customers business. Speaking to delegates over coffee also grounded me regarding how important getting the basics of ERP, the support we offer, and the way we deal with customers, right as well today.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

6 Reasons to Go Mobile (If You Haven’t Already)

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_6_reasons_to_go_mobile.jpgTraditional ERP systems have simplified and revolutionised modern business. However, in today’s world of globalised and digitised markets, it is becoming increasingly vital to access tools and data on the go. Here are some of the key things driving the move to mobile ERP:

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

Social Media: Collaboration and Beyond

Posted on 18 May 2017 by Shaun Butler

darren_digital_transformation.jpgIn a previous blog, I pointed out that success is easier to achieve within an ecosystem of trusted partners. I thought I’d stay on roughly the same theme in tis blog by discussing advances in social media-assisted collaboration.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Simple Ways to Fight Business Fraud Part 2

Posted on 4 May 2017 by Cathie Hall

cathie_fight_business_fraud_p_2.jpgIn my first “fighting fraud” blog, I talked about fighting fraud on the human front.  And as promised this blog covers some basic tips to start fighting fraud on the technology front.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), 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

Tomorrow’s Supply Chains

Posted on 7 April 2017 by Shaun Butler

shaun_tomorrows_supply_chains.jpgIt’s an exciting time to work in the field of supply chain. There’s a sense of change in the air – an awareness of the future unfolding. There are thought leaders who think we’re headed for a ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, an era of sustainable, socially conscious enterprises, underpinned by the intelligent interconnection of software and machines. For decision makers along the supply chain, it’s time for research – and for vision.  In many instances, the adoption (or non-adoption) of today’s technologies will determine who thrives and who dies along the supply chains of tomorrow.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management

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

The Impact of Automation on Jobs and Roles

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ai_robotics.jpgRecent advances in robotics and machine learning (AI) have happened so quickly that industry observers could be said to be suffering from whiplash as the implications of AI start to be fully realized, even as the technology itself is still maturing.

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

 

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