Yearly Archives - 2019

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

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

Author: | Post Date: 07 Feb 2019

As 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, [...]


How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2019

We live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite? (more…)


Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

Author: | Post Date: 31 Jan 2019

I recently immigrated to another country and I have been thinking about the similarities between immigrating and companies changing their ERP solutions. From refereeing and analyzing risks, ensuring that all important people agree on the decisions and embracing change, to remaining focused on the end result, and never forgetting the reason for making the decision. The processes have many parallels. (more…)


Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 29 Jan 2019

On a recent business trip to Cape Town, I had the pleasure of visiting a retail outlet that is operating completely plastic-free. This got me thinking about the concept of a circular economy. Visualize taking a straight line and bending it inwards on itself until the endpoints meet to form a circle. This depicts the evolution from the existing linear economy to an insular one [...]


How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019 How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019 How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019

How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019

Author: | Post Date: 24 Jan 2019

The echoes of Auld Lang Syne had barely faded before news headlines started to warn us that 2019 would be another year of tough breaks, particularly where businesses are concerned. Globally – the outlook is bleak, with markets across the globe under significant economic stress. In the face of increasing trade tensions and the tightening of financial conditions, the world is braced for a tense [...]


How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

Author: | Post Date: 22 Jan 2019

At the beginning of October last year, we held what has been widely regarded as our best customer event to date. Alongside guest speakers from within the SYSPRO community, Nick Peters, the Editorial Director at The Manufacturer magazine delivered a presentation which raised a very interesting talking point around how businesses react during hard times; such as recession or the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. (more…)


Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1) Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1) Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jan 2019

With all the current discussions about Industry 4.0 and the digitalization of industrial value chains, it seems to me that people sometimes forget to mention my own field of endeavour: finance. I suppose that’s not surprising. Finance, alas, may not be the sexiest component of the evolving Industry 4.0 value chain. When the awards are handed out, it’s the men and women implementing automation [...]


The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jan 2019

As far as food recalls go, what a busy year it has been. In North America, the food and beverage industry has seen a massive increase in the units recalled. The USA is experiencing a 92.7% spike in FDA recalls and an 83.4% increase in recalled pounds – cited by USDA, since 2012. Most recently, here in Canada, we have all been affected by the [...]


Top eLearning Trends for 2019 Top eLearning Trends for 2019 Top eLearning Trends for 2019

Top eLearning Trends for 2019

Author: | Post Date: 10 Jan 2019

It felt like just yesterday that I was discussing the eLearning trends of 2018. And here I am, seeing what’s trending in 2019. I am convinced the world is spinning faster each year. For 2019, the front runner is still Virtual Reality. I still find this a challenging trend as our customers and partners would be required to have the hardware to make use of [...]



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