Author - Kevin Dherman

Kevin Dherman

Kevin Dherman
Kevin Dherman

The Go-To Guy

Kevin Dherman is Chief Innovation Officer at SYSPRO, and has been at the company since 1999. Along with his team, he spends most of his time doing research and development – where he is responsible for investigating new technologies, integration strategies and development. Before joining SYSPRO he worked at a SYSPRO customer, where he developed add-on programs, reports, including the Kan-Ban system. Kevin was involved with the architecture and development of e.net Solutions, SYSPRO Reporting Services, SYSPRO Office Integration and SYSPRO Workflow Services Kevin has always believed in choosing the right technology at the right time and the success of the modules that he has developed are testament to this. Kevin often works closely with the Microsoft development team in Redmond, whilst in the RND stages of a new module. He is regularly invited to lecture at Microsoft Tech-Ed and Microsoft Developer Days too.

Blogs by Kevin



The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2020

It’s been around for decades but only in recent years has artificial intelligence (AI) emerged from the research labs into the real world. Interestingly, consumers are more familiar with it, in the form of Apple’s Siri, the Amazon’s Alexa, and navigation apps like Waze – so when will businesses, and especially manufacturers and distributors, get around to accepting AI as a standard part of [...]


What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations? What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations? What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations?

What is Smart Manufacturing and How can it Help your Manufacturing Operations?

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jun 2020

Answer agree or disagree to these two observations: The Coronavirus pandemic is going to change the way manufacturers operate. After the pandemic is over, we won’t be able to go back to doing things the way we used to. (more…)


How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation

How Manufacturers can Prepare for the Upturn by Embracing Technological Innovation

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jun 2020

In a new survey called the “Agents of Transformation” report 2020, 95% of respondents said that their organizations had changed their technology priorities during the pandemic. Additionally, 71% could point to digital transformation projects that were implemented within weeks rather than the months or years it would have taken before the pandemic. If the pandemic has taught business leaders one thing, it is that [...]


How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Mar 2020

Digital transformation is a phrase that has been discussed, exchanged and debated for the last couple of years. In fact, Industry 4.0 — a subset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution — was publicly introduced in Germany, in 2011. It was a government-lead initiative to enhance German competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. Despite the digital call to action, many global manufacturers have been left with [...]


6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process 6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process 6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process

6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jan 2020

The pace of technology change has been accelerating in recent years to the extent that it now impacts a wider range of people throughout an organization. These potentially disruptive changes have “moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries” (Gartner 1). In the era of Industry 4.0, IT and business decision-makers need to start embracing [...]


Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020 Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020 Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020

Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jan 2020

2019 was quite a year. China became the first nation in the world to safely and successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon and who could forget the trade war between US and China. 2019 was also the year that scientists came closer to curing diabetes by turning human stem cells into insulin-producing cells; and the year we discovered that the Galapagos tortoise isn’t extinct after all. (more…)


WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier

WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier

Author: | Post Date: 14 Nov 2019

Pop the bubbly and cut the cake, because of 2019 marks 20 years since the invention of WiFi connectivity. Life certainly has changed in the last two decades and today the global value of the market has reached more than $2 trillion.  Added to this milestone, the race to 5G could offer an opportunity for businesses to run several high speed and ubiquitous connections [...]


The Role of the CEO and ERP in Digital Transformation The Role of the CEO and ERP in Digital Transformation The Role of the CEO and ERP in Digital Transformation

The Role of the CEO and ERP in Digital Transformation

Author: | Post Date: 25 Oct 2019

Digital transformation is a hot topic these days. As the name implies, a digital transformation journey is one that will – if it is successful – completely transform how an organization operates by overhauling old processes. This transformation could result in a completely different company and for this reason, it is imperative that the CEO becomes the driving force behind it. Team leads and the [...]


4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

Author: | Post Date: 27 Mar 2019

We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out how to collect (and find value in) massive amounts of [...]



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