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



Digital Transformation Key to Overcoming Crisis Digital Transformation Key to Overcoming Crisis Digital Transformation Key to Overcoming Crisis

Digital Transformation Key to Overcoming Crisis

Author: | Post Date: 07 May 2020

Humanitarian crises have significant implications for business. The COVID-19 virus is causing a disruption in local and global supply chains, forcing governments into issuing national lockdowns and driving businesses to find new ways to operate. (more…)


Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss

Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss

Author: | Post Date: 02 Apr 2020

It used to be that auto manufacturers’ success was based on their ability to efficiently and profitably design, produce, sell and ship products. But in a fast-changing world, with more complex engineering and the outsourcing of sub-components, manufacturers now have to consider the quality and safety of their products as well. (more…)


The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP

The Past, Present and Future of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 20 Feb 2020

For many of today’s established organizations, the path to success and the evolution of business management technology are closely interwoven. The advancement and diversification of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have enabled businesses to integrate new technologies into their supply chain processes to drive forward their performance, leading to a variety of benefits. (more…)


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 [...]



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