Applying and Operating ERP

The Art of The Possible The Art of The Possible The Art of The Possible

The Art of The Possible

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jan 2016

Like most products and services influenced by technology, ERP has evolved rapidly over the years. It’s no longer just about sales orders, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) or works order processing. It has become more about developing a complete understanding of the customer’s needs and providing a system that is more responsive, more flexible and better able to offer a comprehensive and effective user experience. (more…)


10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System 10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System 10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System

10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 08 Dec 2015

Misalignment of goals is one of the common reasons why many companies fail to realize the full value of an ERP system. Goals alignment should be the starting point BEFORE any company starts the ERP selection process, and BEFORE it sets its performance and measurement targets (metrics) and objectives.  Goals should be consistent with policy, they should be clearly defined, articulated, and communicated through [...]


Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma. Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma. Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Author: | Post Date: 05 Nov 2015

The ERP landscape has changed quite a lot in recent years. There is a consistent stream of new entrants into the ERP market and an ever-increasing range of products. This raises the question of whether to go with technology over experience or experience over technology. This has stirred the industry and with that has created a situation where buyers of ERP tend to pick one over [...]


5 ERP Selection Tips for a Harmonious Partnership 5 ERP Selection Tips for a Harmonious Partnership 5 ERP Selection Tips for a Harmonious Partnership

5 ERP Selection Tips for a Harmonious Partnership

Author: | Post Date: 29 Oct 2015

My comparison of an ERP solution to a marriage has been met with varying degrees of skepticism over the years. For those of you who feel that it’s a tenuous link, let me ask you two questions: Could you be charmed by an enticing vision crafted by a salesperson? Could you be influenced by your people who get along with the people at your ERP [...]


Onsite Champions and Super Hero Consultants – Part 2 Onsite Champions and Super Hero Consultants – Part 2 Onsite Champions and Super Hero Consultants – Part 2

Onsite Champions and Super Hero Consultants – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 08 Oct 2015

In Part 1 of this blog I defined the general differences between the Onsite Champion (OC) and the Super Hero Consultant (SHC) and then arrived at a conclusion: Access to both types of superhero is a good idea for any company with an ERP system. In this part, I’d like to hone in on the details and examine each of our caped ERP defenders [...]


The IT Women The IT Women The IT Women

The IT Women

Author: | Post Date: 04 Aug 2015

Women are still under represented in the IT community, whether in management, project, consultancy, infrastructure, technical or development roles.  Big tech companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft all hover around the 70:30 male to female ratio mark.  However, it doesn’t appear to be a selection issue, more a recruitment issue.  From my own experience, and that of many of my female colleagues, the IT sector [...]


Visibility is key to business sustainability Visibility is key to business sustainability Visibility is key to business sustainability

Visibility is key to business sustainability

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2015

When asked to think about sustainable energy within a business environment, I’m sure that integrated databases, Business Intelligence dashboards, web design and cloud computing are not the first thoughts that come to mind. Instead you are probably picturing recycle bins, wind turbines and solar panels. (more…)


Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business

Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business

Author: | Post Date: 25 Jun 2015

Sometimes awkward elevator silence can be filled with meaningful dialogue. The other day I was making my way up to a meeting when the gentleman sharing the elevator asked me what I do. Never one to miss an opportunity, I replied: “I’m with SYSPRO – we simplify your success and deliver your brand.” Who can resist such intrigue? (more…)



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