Author - Mariekie Coetzee

Mariekie Coetzee

Mariekie Coetzee
Mariekie Coetzee

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. Currently, Mariekie is a Front End Developer working with a great team in the Innovation Department. Her love for exploring new things, places and technologies is shared with her loving husband and their two children.

Blogs by Mariekie



Why Software Upgrades are Essential Why Software Upgrades are Essential Why Software Upgrades are Essential

Why Software Upgrades are Essential

Author: | Post Date: 16 Oct 2018

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 [...]


An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality

An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality

Author: | Post Date: 15 Aug 2018

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…)


Developing Applications that Improve the User Experience Developing Applications that Improve the User Experience Developing Applications that Improve the User Experience

Developing Applications that Improve the User Experience

Author: | Post Date: 22 May 2018

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 [...]


Embrace Social Business Embrace Social Business Embrace Social Business

Embrace Social Business

Author: | Post Date: 22 Mar 2018

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 [...]



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