Author - Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)
Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

Guest Blogger

Don Stimson is a Senior Consultant at SYSPRO. With an accounting background as well as vast experience in supporting many different ERP systems, he specializes in the financials side of the SYSPRO System. Don previously jointly owned an ERP Reseller for nearly 20 years. Don’s company won many State and National dealer of the year awards, and the company had a reputation for quality and integrity. He was engaged in pre-sales, system implementation, post implementation support, classroom ERP and Crystal training and Crystal report development for clients. Don has a Master of Accounting from UNE and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Public Accountants. He is certified in SAP Business One, Arrow Financials, Navision, Crystal Reports Training and also as a Microsoft Certified Professional in Microsoft SQL Administration and Installation.

Blogs by Don



The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry

The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2018

If I were allowed only one word to describe the most important feature of an effective ERP solution for the electronics industry, it would have to be “flexibility”. Electronic manufacturers, which run the gamut from small, purpose-build shops, to mid-size chip foundries, to billion-dollar giants mass producing consumer electronics, often require more than the usual flexibility from their ERP. (more…)


IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

Author: | Post Date: 24 Oct 2017

Although metal shops have actively engaged in automation over the last decade, incorporating robots for precision-driven or dangerous functions, such as welding and material handling, it is only fairly recently that what once seemed like a science-fiction writer’s daydream is becoming a part of everyday fabricated metal processes. (more…)


5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges 5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges 5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges

5 Ways to Alleviate Your Food & Beverage Manufacturing Challenges

Author: | Post Date: 15 Aug 2017

SYSPRO’s association with process manufacturers is long standing, and we continue to enjoy significant growth in our food and beverage customer base. I tend to think that we attract food and beverage customers with our industry-specific functionalities, our service, and the modular, cost-effective nature of our offering. SYSPRO’s enviable track record of retaining customers through periods of growth I credit to the scalability of [...]


Food and Beverage: Five Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Headaches Food and Beverage: Five Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Headaches Food and Beverage: Five Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Headaches

Food and Beverage: Five Ways SYSPRO can Alleviate Your Headaches

Author: | Post Date: 27 Jul 2017

Last weekend a group of colleagues, most of us in the ERP field, broke out the barbies and commandeered a stretch of shady beachfront. The group shares a passion: we are all in one way or another obsessed with manufacturing, which is why we began analyzing the value chains that brought us the food and drink we were consuming. (more…)


Factories of the Future Factories of the Future Factories of the Future

Factories of the Future

Author: | Post Date: 13 Jun 2017

If there’s one thing global competition has taught us, it’s that our attitudes towards technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Industry 4.0, the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, is still in the early days of adoption, but the changes it promises are profound. Over the next decade, forward-thinking businesses will embrace change and transform themselves, through connectivity, data, automation, and an increasingly sophisticated [...]


How to Write a Good SRS Report How to Write a Good SRS Report How to Write a Good SRS Report

How to Write a Good SRS Report

Author: | Post Date: 31 Jan 2017

Many SYSPRO customers think of me as ‘the report guy’. Odd as it may seem, I’ve always loved writing reports. I also enjoy helping SYSPRO users learn to write better reports. Over the course of many years I’ve realized that there are six main points that should be considered when writing reports that are both informative and easy to digest. (more…)



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