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Six Ways to Achieve Personalization in Your ERP Workspace

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Russell Hollick

6_ways_to_personalize_your_erp_workspaceERP can be an incredibly significant solution for business; if implemented correctly it can create a more efficient and productive manufacturing or distribution organization. However, the best ERP systems in the world will not make any difference to your rate of collaboration or increase productivity if your employees are reluctant to adopt the new software.

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP Upgrades, ERP and UI and UX

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Posted on 25 April 2019 by Rob Hurry

Understanding erMachine Learning I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves.

Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to mine data for insights and predictions. That’s where machine learning comes in – the ability of computers to perform tasks without explicit instructions.

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Topics: ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization


The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

Posted on 23 April 2019 by Roger Landman

The advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food & Bev IndustryEmpowered consumers, consumer bodies and increased regulatory pressure are driving the move to a much more tightly controlled industry.  Even with all of the regulations, it is inevitable that sooner or later there will be some type of food incident requiring removal of that product.  One of the key requirements is a full traceability system. Without an ERP system, a full product recall will be impossible to achieve in the expected timelines.

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Topics: ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP systems, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Posted on 18 April 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

procurement optimization wiith strategic sourcing policyProcurement is often overlooked and undervalued, yet it impacts every facet of a business. Procurement and supplier relationships have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring manufacturers and distributors meet their strategic goals. Fortunately, strategic sourcing policies for procurement can provide the ultimate competitive advantage. It’s time to streamline the procurement process, harnessing technology to iron-out the kinks.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

How to Personalize Your Learning Management System for a Better UX

Posted on 16 April 2019 by Tiffany Gierke

Personalized Learning Management System for better UXMy husband and I had a chuckle the other day as we realized we were turning into our parents. While driving, we changed from the radio station playing the latest hits to the one that plays old school hits and immediately started singing along. Just like our parents used to do.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, ERP Education, ERP and Digitization

4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

Posted on 11 April 2019 by Doug Hunter

dos and donts for Inventory Management and manufacturingThe current power crisis in South Africa is teaching all of its citizens a few lessons in inventory, distribution and asset management. Here’s how these lessons translate into better inventory management for all manufacturing operations.  

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, ERP and Technology, ERP for Inventory

How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

Posted on 9 April 2019 by Darren Edwards

ERP and building Digital Resilience preparing for BrexitIt has become impossible to keep pace with the UK government’s Brexit shenanigans, and business leaders are in despair about the impact the impasse is having on manufacturers. According to the latest figures from the ONS, the productivity growth of British workers slumped to a two-year low in the third quarter of 2018. On average, UK employees produce 30% less per hour than those in France, Germany and the US.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and how it Improves Your Business

Posted on 3 April 2019 by Kevin Dherman

Embrace Digital Transformation and how it Improves Your BusinessDigitization is one of the most important business trends of recent years, but how exactly can digital transformation improve your business?

If you’ve been running a business anywhere in the world over the last few years, you’ll have undoubtedly heard multiple references to digital transformation. You may already have begun to digitize aspects of your enterprise.

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Topics: ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Posted on 1 April 2019 by Nick McGrane

User friendly ERP to prevent resistance to changeWhen implementing an ERP system, businesses face a variety of challenges. The system brings innumerable business benefits and yet it is often used as a trigger for deep-rooted organizational change. Implementing ERP is fundamentally a people process, and for a system to work effectively, manufacturers must work with their ERP partner to bring everyone within the business on board.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP and UI and UX


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