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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

Posted on 23 July 2019 by Jakes Mantle


Just this morning, a client informed me that she couldn’t move her company to the Cloud for reasons of security. Security? For a company that makes muffins? She nodded, emphatically, noting that her muffins were a popular item. I spluttered a little before responding: ‘But…worrying about Cloud security is so…2016….’

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Topics: Cloud computing, Cloud ERP, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

5 Top Tips for Successful Legacy ERP System Migration

Posted on 25 June 2019 by JP van Loggerenberg


When you hear the word ‘migration’, do you picture a herd of antelope trying to cross a river and avoid the snapping jaws of crocodiles? Like all significant journeys, ERP legacy system migration can be hazardous – but it can also open the way to unprecedented business growth, cost-savings and efficiencies.

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Topics: ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP Upgrades, Return on Investment, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP


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

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

How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Dale Kehler

Digital_transformation_and_the_value_for-ManufacturersA question on many lips these days is: how can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges?

Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features in the products they buy. Customization versus standard products are often difficult trade-offs with implications in design processes, production costs, and schedules.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Posted on 14 March 2019 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

Measurable_Training_and_Goals_for_ROIThe rapid pace of today’s business means that relevant skills are becoming outdated more quickly than ever before. This naturally creates challenges for companies that are trying to innovate and achieve growth.

In fact, a PwC report shows that 98 percent of South African CEOs are worried about the availability of key skills within their organizations. And this growing skills gap extends beyond highly sought-after tech skills.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, ERP and Technology, ERP Education, Return on Investment


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