Author - Chris Grunwell

Chris Grunwell

Chris Grunwell
Chris Grunwell

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Chris Grunwell is a Specialist Services Consultant at K3 SYSPRO, and joined the company in 2012. Chris thrives on being a technical ‘doctor’, diagnosing, testing and fixing all things technical. During his career Chris has been involved in IT Management, IT Support, Software Development, IT Sales and Web Development. Before joining K3 SYSPRO he worked at Steel Software Solutions as their Commercial Manager, where he was responsible for managing both the support and development team, sales and marketing of the flagship ERP product, sales, budgeting, and HR. In his current role at K3 SYSPRO he constantly pushes himself to help customers, test products, write user guides (and whatever else gets thrown at him). Chris obtained a BSc degree in Information & Communication Management from Northumbria University in 2005, and also holds a Foundation PRINCE2 qualification.

Blogs by Chris



SQL – The perfect database partner SQL – The perfect database partner SQL – The perfect database partner

SQL – The perfect database partner

Author: | Post Date: 17 Feb 2015

I love the database programming language SQL, and I don’t mind admitting it.  Ever since I first started to write T-SQL statements in Microsoft Query 2001 for my ICT A-Level exams I’ve loved the syntax, the structure of the language itself (hence Structured Query Language) and its similarity to the English language. (more…)


High Level Customization – Get it Right! High Level Customization – Get it Right! High Level Customization – Get it Right!

High Level Customization – Get it Right!

Author: | Post Date: 04 Nov 2014

I have been spending a great deal more time ‘on the road’ in recent months due to the change in my position in July at K3 Syspro. As well as crossing England’s infamous North/South divide on a weekly basis, I have also come into contact with some very high-level customizations both within and outside of the SYSPRO system – some good, some bad.  This [...]


Learning from repetition Learning from repetition Learning from repetition

Learning from repetition

Author: | Post Date: 12 Aug 2014

Ever noticed how quickly things come around again? No sooner than you’ve accomplished something, there it is again warranting your attention. Twelve months ago this month I completed my first charity Etape du Tour after months of preparation and planning. And now, I find myself having done my second, successfully summiting the infamous cycling climbs of the Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam on 20th July [...]


Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain

Leveraging the Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

I recently took part in a SYSPRO office challenge cycle race at the Cape Argus 2014 event. If you’ve read anything about the race, you’ll know that the charitable fundraising by the UK team was for a cause very close to my heart. The cause in question is a special needs school near the K3 SYSPRO offices, where my mother has worked for over [...]


The Transitional Period The Transitional Period The Transitional Period

The Transitional Period

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Born within 2 miles of the K3 Syspro offices in Salford, Manchester, I am also proud to be a staunch Manchester United (soccer) fan (who also play 3.5miles from our offices). In the last 60 years, Man U has been extremely lucky not only to have had just a handful of managers in this time, but to have had a notable two clocking up [...]


What to look for in a software support system What to look for in a software support system What to look for in a software support system

What to look for in a software support system

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As I begin an 8-month project to setup, test and implement a new internal system for our helpdesk, I have started thinking about the bigger picture of what we do on support at SYSPRO’s European office, and what exactly determines the quality of service that we provide on a daily basis. Read more…


Getting the skills for SYSPRO power tailoring Getting the skills for SYSPRO power tailoring Getting the skills for SYSPRO power tailoring

Getting the skills for SYSPRO power tailoring

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As a cycling fan, I am excited by the start of each new season particularly spring time as the “Spring Classics” get underway and everyone starts to look towards the summer blockbuster, the Tour de France. This is also the season in which I start to seriously ramp up my training as I look forward to the Tour de France stage (Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz) [...]


The Art of Learning New Systems The Art of Learning New Systems The Art of Learning New Systems

The Art of Learning New Systems

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

In my current and relatively new position, I’ve had to get to grips with a number of new systems – not only the ‘ins and outs’ of SYSPRO and K3 SYSPRO products, such as DataSwitch, but also with the internal systems required to manage my day-to-day workload. In this blog I’ll share with you some of the tools, sources, and insights I have gained [...]


The Endless Capabilities of Windows 8 The Endless Capabilities of Windows 8 The Endless Capabilities of Windows 8

The Endless Capabilities of Windows 8

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Three syllables which currently polarize opinion wherever you look and whoever you talk to: Windows 8. I won’t bore you with yet another opinion on whether Windows 8 is going to make or break Microsoft, whether the versions on sale are going to confuse consumers or whether Apple is going to become the all-conquering tech giant off the back of this. What I will share [...]



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