Author - Gavin Verreyne

Gavin Verreyne

Gavin Verreyne
Gavin Verreyne

The Solution Chef

Gavin Verreyne has been working with SYSPRO software since 1994, primarily in the areas of Application Development, Analysis and Design. He joined SYSPRO USA in 2000 from South Africa, where he was part of a small team focused on developing specialized solutions in SYSPRO. Currently, Gavin is the Chief Services Officer at SYSPRO USA. He manages ad-hoc and regionally specific development projects with a majority of his time spent working with customers, dealers and prospects in order to analyze their specific needs and provide relevant solutions. Gavin has two children and if he wasn't immersed in software he'd be engrossed in creating the perfect culinary experience.

Blogs by Gavin



6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017 6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017 6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017

6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jan 2017

ERP remains the backbone of any medium or large business. This is set to remain true looking ahead. But additional functionality, integration ability, and openness to interface with the plethora of new and exciting technologies already here and on the horizon remains critical. The following are some key trends in the industry for the year ahead. (more…)


The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and ERP The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and ERP The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and ERP

The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Nov 2016

Having a great company culture is no longer optional. Today’s employees expect nothing less and regard it as strongly as they do salary and other benefits. Company culture is simply the personality of a company coupled with the core values and ethics, which then supports that company’s processes and procedures. Company culture is the backbone for what an organization does as a collective team [...]


The Millennial Thinker The Millennial Thinker The Millennial Thinker

The Millennial Thinker

Author: | Post Date: 22 Sep 2016

As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system. (more…)


Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Author: | Post Date: 12 Sep 2016

Often when people find out what I do for a living, they ask me to explain why ERP is so beneficial for today’s manufacturer or distributor.  After addressing this question for so many years, I felt that it may be easier to answer it by addressing some of the common misconceptions that are often raised: (more…)


Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word

Why ERP Customization isn’t a Dirty Word

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jun 2016

Over the years, I have heard many customers and prospective customers suggest that customization is a bad word. People of change, ERP vendors, sometimes customize the software to the nth degree and then struggle to deploy the latest and greatest of their existing platform. (more…)


10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP 10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP 10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP

10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 19 Apr 2016

Today’s COO is faced with many challenging tasks on a daily basis but none more critical or difficult to quantify than the over-arching responsibility of preserving the organization’s strategic advantage. COOs increasingly require an ERP solution that can deliver efficiencies, support growth initiatives that shrink business cycles and can meaningfully contribute to business performance. (more…)


Asking the Right ERP Questions Asking the Right ERP Questions Asking the Right ERP Questions

Asking the Right ERP Questions

Author: | Post Date: 10 Mar 2016

“How’re you doing?” This is a question that shouldn’t only be asked socially. It’s also an important business tool for both the enquirer and the respondent. Think about it – a customer has the opportunity to voice their pressing concerns and a service provider has the chance to listen to these worries and improve their offering. (more…)


How to Increase the Value of your ERP How to Increase the Value of your ERP How to Increase the Value of your ERP

How to Increase the Value of your ERP

Author: | Post Date: 01 Mar 2016

  In recent years when visiting customers, I find the number one issue is around customers who have invested in purchasing a SYSPRO ERP system, but have not continued to maintain that “asset” by investing time in continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. (more…)


Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma. Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma. Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Experience or Technology? The ERP Selection Dilemma.

Author: | Post Date: 05 Nov 2015

The ERP landscape has changed quite a lot in recent years. There is a consistent stream of new entrants into the ERP market and an ever-increasing range of products. This raises the question of whether to go with technology over experience or experience over technology. This has stirred the industry and with that has created a situation where buyers of ERP tend to pick one over [...]



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