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ERP and the Connected Digital World

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

Digital ERP - Social ERPI recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too.

Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re also a bit nervous as the transition may not be as seamless as it is supposed to be. Nonetheless, we soldier ahead.

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Topics: Business software, ERP and Digitization, ERP and Technology, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Digital Business and ERP

How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

Posted on 7 February 2019 by Sanjay Galal

AI Bots , ERP and Finance benefitsAs I noted in Part 1 of this blog, financial workers have always been at the forefront of data collection, structure and management. That doesn’t mean, however, that our careers are impervious to obsolescence. Industry 4.0 is a technological revolution, and this is no time to rest on our pre-transformation laurels. Everyone in the finance ecosystem needs to be on top of incoming technologies, and understand, as best as one can, their long-term implications.

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Topics: ERP and Digitization, ERP and Financial Management, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Digital Business and ERP


ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

Posted on 29 August 2018 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

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

The Infinite Possibilities of Mobile ERP

Posted on 16 May 2018 by Shaun Butler

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

Why a Coordinated Supply Chain is Essential for the Packaging Industry

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Roger Landman

Recycling Packaging Material Paper Cardboard Bottles Plastic Glass PictureThere is no doubt that the packaging industry is a complex spider’s web of intertwined uses across a broad spectrum of subsections. However, environmental issues and new material developments are becoming big drivers of growth right across this complicated industry.

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

SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

Posted on 3 January 2018 by Phil Duff

The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”

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

IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)


Although metal shops have actively engaged in automation over the last decade, incorporating robots for precision-driven or dangerous functions, such as welding and material handling, it is only fairly recently that what once seemed like a science-fiction writer’s daydream is becoming a part of everyday fabricated metal processes.

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

AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Kevin Dherman


The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire.

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

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Tom Grindley-Ferris


If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?”

These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain compliant. In the highly competitive food marketplace, the demands can soon start to outgrow your business and suddenly you’re slapping on Band-Aids without a passing thought for the implications on long-term growth.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP for Distribution, ERP for Manufacturing

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

Posted on 24 August 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cpo_high_performing.jpgYou could argue that ERP is a not a sexy, new subject. It’s not a cool 3D printer, or a technologically advanced ‘hybrid car’. In fact, I could probably say that ERP is more the sedate station wagon than the sleek supercar. Does this mean ERP companies do not constantly innovate? Or continually seek out partnerships that enhance their product offering? Absolutely not. SYSPRO ERP may not be new, but it is a system built around listening to market trends and innovating accordingly.

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


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