Author - Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson
Louise Thompson

Blue Sky Thinker

Louise joined SYSPRO in 1985 and has been closely involved in the company’s product development as well as providing services to the six global SYSPRO offices. Her role in SYSPRO forms the link between development and the global marketplace with her goal to empower the SYSPRO offices, resellers and customers through the provision of the right service and support. Louise and her team are responsible for providing product support, training material, SYSPRO certification, and knowledge transfer to customers, either directly or through the SYSPRO offices and resellers. Given the extensive nature of an ERP system Louise is of the strong belief that the support and services provided by SYSPRO must simplify the customer experience.

Blogs by Louise



6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier 6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier 6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

Author: | Post Date: 03 Oct 2018

Industry 4.0 (deemed the fourth industrial revolution) has brought about rapid change and digital transformation. It has also paved the way for businesses to reap the rewards of successful ERP implementations. With process and data automation, integration, increased efficiencies and many other business benefits, the question is no longer whether to invest in ERP but rather how best to go about it. (more…)


Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jul 2018

My daughter is currently completing her final year of high school. As a parent, I am extremely grateful for the way in which technology is being used to provide instant access to information concerning my child’s progress. Take Moodle, for example. Moodle is a free and open-source Learning Management System that offers customizable management features to extend and tailor the learning environment. Basically, it is [...]


Are Your Systems Creating Value for Your Customers? Are Your Systems Creating Value for Your Customers? Are Your Systems Creating Value for Your Customers?

Are Your Systems Creating Value for Your Customers?

Author: | Post Date: 30 May 2018

What does value mean to you?  To me it’s extremely personal as the perception of value will differ dramatically based on one’s personal taste, experience and cultural background. It also has an expiration date, by this I mean the first time you experience something beneficial, you perceive huge value in it, but the more familiar it becomes, the more it tends toward being expected, [...]


The Network Effect on Business Software The Network Effect on Business Software The Network Effect on Business Software

The Network Effect on Business Software

Author: | Post Date: 18 Oct 2016

I often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to [...]


Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Author: | Post Date: 15 Sep 2016

The recent Olympic opening ceremony was novel for the very fact that it honoured the past traditions of the 2000 year old Olympic Games without inserting any high tech themes into the ceremony. Witness the presence of oiled and “naked” wrestlers from ancient Greece representing the very beginning of the Games. (more…)


Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A. Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A. Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A.

Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A.

Author: | Post Date: 30 Jun 2016

Britain’s recent withdrawal from the European Union reminds me of the US Military acronym: V.U.C.A. Referring to the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that characterize conditions and situations, particularly when influenced by significant change, V.U.C.A. has rapidly become a trendy managerial contraction.  (more…)