Author - Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter
Doug Hunter

The Malted Scot

Doug currently heads up Professional Services for SYSPRO Africa. He has been a Scotsman in Africa for 30 years. He spent 14 of them at SAP through their initial to recent SCM solution growth. His last role there was Head of Africa Pre-Sales. He has worked in SADC, East, West and Francophone Africa. At heart he’s a manufacturing/logistics business professional - rather than an IT techie. His passion is to help companies discover and implement innovation using people, processes and appropriate business IT. Doug enjoys writing, traveling, mountain bike riding and drinking Malt Whisky - but not at the same time!

Blogs by Doug



Episode 1: Joining the Dots with SYSPRO’s Africa Customer ERP Conference Episode 1: Joining the Dots with SYSPRO’s Africa Customer ERP Conference Episode 1: Joining the Dots with SYSPRO’s Africa Customer ERP Conference

Episode 1: Joining the Dots with SYSPRO’s Africa Customer ERP Conference

Author: | Post Date: 06 Jun 2017

Attending our customer conferences across the country reminded me of how important technology innovation is to optimize and future proof our customers business. Speaking to delegates over coffee also grounded me regarding how important getting the basics of ERP, the support we offer, and the way we deal with customers, right as well today. (more…)


To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before

To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before

Author: | Post Date: 20 Apr 2017

I’m a supply chain guy but I started with a narrower focus, in manufacturing, in Glasgow. Glasgow – famous for many manufacturing and engineering innovators including Scottie of The Starship Enterprise fame. You know the guy that always complained “ah canna do it Captain Kirk, the warp drives just won’t take it …”. (more…)


Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing! Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing! Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing!

Just Like in ERP the Right Support was Vital for This Atlantic Crossing!

Author: | Post Date: 16 Mar 2017

Planning before a journey starts is recommended and typically done. But once the trip’s underway realization can dawn too late that without the right support, beyond our own effort and MacGyver-like initiatives, our odyssey could be extremely hazardous. (more…)


It’s 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too It’s 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too It’s 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too

It’s 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too

Author: | Post Date: 09 Feb 2017

It’s 2017. Another year, wipe the slate clean and start again – what’s new? Well the world just changed. In the West, the East and in Africa. A popular US president leaves a manila envelope in the desk drawer for the heir-apparent who’s about to move in. No, it’s not a wad of currency, a Kenyan passport or the utility bill. This is the [...]


SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

Author: | Post Date: 10 Aug 2016

The second day at SAPICS 2016 started for me with a coffee or two at the SYSPRO Café networking with gurus, customers, and partners and debating the new spin on ERP. Like mobility, visibility, keeping it simple, appropriate and usable rather than treating it like a “big brother” system to be worked round. The chat was heavy and we all needed the coffee. (more…)



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