Author - Deirdré Fryer

Deirdré Fryer

Deirdré Fryer
Deirdré Fryer

The Educator

Deirdré Fryer is the Regional Product Manager for SYSPRO Africa, she focusses on understanding the needs and trends of SYSPRO’s customers and the industries they operate in. Throughout her career she has worked in software licensing, support, ERP projects as well as managing the SYSPRO Academy. Deirdré understands that businesses are constantly changing; this is what drives her passion to continuously stay informed on trends and engaging with customers to keep understanding their evolving needs. In her spare time Deirdré enjoys reading a good book and helping her 2 daughters explore and discover all the adventures life has to offer.

Blogs by Deirdré



4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge 4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge 4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge

4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge

Author: | Post Date: 16 Sep 2019

We are constantly told that the world of business is becoming increasingly cut-throat and that every enterprise needs to find and hone its competitive edge if it is to survive and thrive. The local and global marketplaces are increasingly dynamic, which means that what worked yesterday, may not work tomorrow. (more…)


5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry 5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry 5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

Author: | Post Date: 21 Aug 2019

With an abundance of raw materials and resources, Africa needs to rapidly find new ways to generate greater value from its manufacturing industry which has been identified as a fundamental driver of economic growth. Looking to disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning, are revolutionizing industrial processes, and could save Africa’s manufacturing industry, where the adoption [...]


3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Author: | Post Date: 18 Apr 2019

Procurement 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. (more…)


ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Author: | Post Date: 14 Feb 2019

I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re [...]


ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without

ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without

Author: | Post Date: 13 Nov 2018

More often than not a business’ worst horror stories are a direct result of miscommunication between departments. Picture a business such as a catering equipment company that makes industrial ovens, stove and fridges according to customer needs and requirements. This type of environment is project intensive and requires many parts of the business to be involved and work together for successful delivery. If the sales [...]


Financial Reporting Simplified with ERP Financial Reporting Simplified with ERP Financial Reporting Simplified with ERP

Financial Reporting Simplified with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 05 Jul 2018

We cannot plan the project or meeting for that date, it’s month end. We definitely can’t do training now, finance is up to their ears preparing for month end. The last week and the first week of the month are no go dates as finance will be drafting financials. We don’t have that information yet, finance is still finalizing the financials for last month. [...]


In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect” In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect” In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect”

In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect”

Author: | Post Date: 06 Apr 2018

My daughter is 8 years old and recently enthused about auditioning for the latest round of Idols but when I told her we would need to practice, so she could give an impressive and polished performance, she frowned. In her head, I think she thought she could just show up and do a song off-the-cuff and that was all there is to it. (more…)



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