I recently immigrated to another country and I have been thinking about the similarities between immigrating and companies changing their ERP solutions. From refereeing and analyzing risks, ensuring that all important people agree on the decisions and embracing change, to remaining focused on the end result, and never forgetting the reason for making the decision. The processes have many parallels. (more…)
The Courageous Geek
Mariekie’s journey at SYSPRO started in 2003 in the Marketing Department as a CRM Administrator. She later became a Product Specialist in CRM and Analytics. Her passion for new technologies and her creativity benefited the financial development department where she created numerous Xcelsius dashboards and assisted with converting SYSPRO reports to crystal reports.
Blogs by Mariekie
Whether it’s upgrading to the latest version of your ERP, or your computer’s operating system, we often hesitate to click the ‘update’ button, especially for first iterations. Bill Gates aptly captioned this: “People always fear change”. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?” Whether that fear stems from a perceived risk, or the time needed for implementation, this resistance to change can negatively [...]
Have you ever been lost in an application? Or frustrated because you are unable to find what is required from you within an application? How many times have you been scrutinizing the screen to find the ‘missing’ item resulting in conflicting feelings between relief and foolishness because the placement of the missing item was just not that apparent. (more…)
I have always seen applications or websites as transacting tools. An exchange is happening between myself and the application, I give it information and it returns information. Justin Davis, a UX expert, explained that if we develop applications as if we are discussing a topic with a user, the user experience will improve. I could not see how studying conversations will benefit a user’s [...]
Millennials continue to enter the work force in increasing numbers. Their familiarity with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc., is driving the demand for information at their fingertips. This is also the source of reference when they need to learn more about people, companies or events. It makes sense then that, if we adjust applications accordingly, this younger generation of workers can [...]