Author - Meryl Malcomess

Meryl Malcomess

Meryl Malcomess
Meryl Malcomess

Guest Blogger

Meryl is Managing Director: SYSPRO Africa. She has been with SYSPRO for more than 18 years and is involved in determining the strategic direction of its marketing activities. By the age of 21 Meryl became both the first female and the youngest Financial Manager at a large financial company. Since her early beginnings, she has accumulated experience in commodities and advertising sectors, including a stint running a trucking and airfreight business. Meryl consistently achieves success by monitoring market forces, including customer behavior patterns and trends highlighted by industry analysts. She also liaises closely with SYSPRO group marketers world-wide.

Blogs by Meryl



Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow

Networking For the Young Business Leader of Tomorrow

Author: | Post Date: 21 Sep 2016

Nelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have repeatedly seen the positive impact education has made in people’s lives and how it changes everything for the better. At SYSPRO we have always known the value of education and supporting the youth in growing their skills in networking to become the business leaders [...]


Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future

Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future

Author: | Post Date: 27 Jun 2016

This month we celebrate Youth Day in South Africa. Youth Day, while not a uniquely South African observance, has a particularly powerful connotation for our nation. It is a day that reminds us of the importance of education and the pressing need to adequately equip and empower the youth as our future leaders. (more…)


Recession Proof your Business with ERP Recession Proof your Business with ERP Recession Proof your Business with ERP

Recession Proof your Business with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2016

The year is off to a flying start, but recession, drought and lacklustre commodity prices are making for some tough economic times ahead. The pressure to cut costs has never been greater. But don’t let this force you into making bad business decisions. Investing in the right software will help you make smart cost reductions, operate more efficiently, and keep your business at an [...]


How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

Author: | Post Date: 26 Nov 2015

The recent Gartner Symposium has highlighted the need to not compare apples with oranges when talking about the latest IT trends in developed versus developing markets. It appears that trends in Africa and South Africa include more of a different approach, often characterized by current ERP implementers leapfrogging over old legacy systems directly onto the latest technology. (more…)


Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business

Going up… Ensuring the Direction of your Business

Author: | Post Date: 25 Jun 2015

Sometimes awkward elevator silence can be filled with meaningful dialogue. The other day I was making my way up to a meeting when the gentleman sharing the elevator asked me what I do. Never one to miss an opportunity, I replied: “I’m with SYSPRO – we simplify your success and deliver your brand.” Who can resist such intrigue? (more…)


Flexible ERP Delivering Value Flexible ERP Delivering Value Flexible ERP Delivering Value

Flexible ERP Delivering Value

Author: | Post Date: 23 Apr 2015

Recently, a colleague’s daughter travelling between South Africa, England and the US bought, a return train ticket for £48 but missed the departing train due to a flight delay. The result: she was charged the full price of a new ticket (£65), even though she was still going to be catching the return train – and even though the train was almost empty. (more…)


ERP and the Evolution of Packaging ERP and the Evolution of Packaging ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

Author: | Post Date: 18 Nov 2014

Optimizing supply chain processes is essential for managing a business in the midst of a changing industry. A dynamic industry dictates that companies must re-evaluate their processes with a focus on operational efficiencies and strategic use of technology.   This is where it is imperative for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to step in.  The packing industry in particular is characterized by constantly changing market conditions, technological advancements, relentless competitive [...]


No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

Author: | Post Date: 30 Oct 2014

Most ERP vendors offer ERP solutions for Mining, but is there such a thing as a single ERP solution that solves the issues of an entire industry, especially one as complex as mining? One of the biggest mistakes that mining corporations, and businesses in general, can make in today’s technology driven climate, is to accept blanket ERP solutions. No two businesses are exactly the same, so [...]


Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security

Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

As population numbers continue to rise and pressure continues to mount for global food production, the world is looking to Africa to step up to the challenge. While many may simply assume that a shift to industrial farming methods is the answer for increasing production, the inevitable resulting environmental degradation where such methods are used suggests that this is not the best way forward for [...]



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