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UX is No Longer Optional

Posted on 6 December 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ux_is_no_longer_optional.jpgHistorically, enterprise software has had a captive audience. Over the past two decades little has been required to engage users. The very existence of a solution was generally enough for businesses to make use of it. This is no longer the case, with users becoming implicitly more savvy to what is and isn’t user friendly. This has mostly been spurred by easy access to things like consumer applications, increasing the level of end user expectation.

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

Smart ERP Moves Businesses into the Fourth Revolution

Posted on 29 November 2016 by Darren Edwards

smart_ERP_moves_businesses_ahead_into_the_fourth_revolution.jpgGo back just three short years and most people would not have been familiar with the phrases “Smart Factories” and “Industry 4.0”. Fortunately, these phrases are based on fact rather than emotion. The fact is, that to move forward and deal with globalisation, industry is having to adopt the first and understand the second.

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

 

Mobile Work Styles and ERP

Posted on 15 November 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_mobile_work_styles_and_erp.jpgMind sets and corporate cultures are changing more frequently. Skilled employees are seeking compensation beyond just money, with many choosing freelance over permanent positions, opting for flexibility and autonomy over security.

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

Ransomware and Beyond - Part 1

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_ransomware_and_beyond_part_1.jpgThe Internet is teeming with cybercriminals armed with increasingly sophisticated malware designed to steal your data – or extort you for cash. It’s an evolutionary process, an arms race, and a threat to every organization doing business across the Internet. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report contains some appalling statistics. During 2015:

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

The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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

The Network Effect on Business Software

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_network_effect.jpgI often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to experience and enjoy new technology without skepticism or lag. 

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

The Millennial Thinker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Gavin Verreyne

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As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system.

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

Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgNelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have repeatedly seen the positive impact education has made in people’s lives and how it changes everything for the better. At SYSPRO we have always known the value of education and supporting the youth in growing their skills in networking to become the business leaders of tomorrow.

A common problem among young entrepreneurs is that they don’t know how to present their ideas to potential investors and are not well connected enough in the business world to help their ideas gain momentum.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Education, Training and Certification

Innovation is a Healthy Lifestyle not a Fad Diet

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_innovation_healthy_lifestyle.jpgMany companies opt for innovation when faced with disruption in their markets. They think of an innovative product or service or even a new mobile app as a quick-fix for dwindling revenues or declining market share - a sort of nip-and-tuck or crash diet for the business that will help it look more attractive to its customers and shareholders.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Developing Useful Mobile Apps

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Rob Hurry

rob_developing_useful_mobile_apps.jpgA technical blog can sometimes be as dry as a week old bowl of Weet-Bix left out in the Sahara desert.

Rather than simply rattling off jargon or spouting technical specifications – I wanted my next blog to reflect the human side of what we do.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

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