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



Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain

Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

It’s encouraging to see we are entering an era in which everyone, no matter how small their business, is able to participate in the global economy. Thanks to mobile and ERP, even smallholder farmers are now being brought into the complex supply chain, allowing them to benefit from more efficient and cost effective channels to a larger market. Read more…


Simplify or die Simplify or die Simplify or die

Simplify or die

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Are you paying too much, relative to what you are getting? Are you paying for things you did not order because the account is too complex to understand? The cost of complexity is not only to the account of the consumer; producers and sellers suffer too. If we look back fifty years and make a comparison to current times, our access to technology and knowledge is [...]


How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools

How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Mobile devices are transforming the way we live and work, blurring the lines between business and pleasure like never before. Mobile applications permeate every aspect of our lives, from e-commerce and electronic payments, to communications and information services – across multiple platforms. (more…)


Celebrating Dynamism Within the IT Industry Celebrating Dynamism Within the IT Industry Celebrating Dynamism Within the IT Industry

Celebrating Dynamism Within the IT Industry

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

With the festive season just past, it got me thinking about a friend and colleague who in my opinion encapsulates the very essence of a human firecracker! I’m referring to Trudy Deuchar, Group Business Operations & Information Manager for the Jasco group of companies, who over the last two years has played a pivotal role in completely modernizing, and indeed revolutionizing Jasco’s information systems. [...]


The Grace of Change The Grace of Change The Grace of Change

The Grace of Change

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Change is one of our greatest fears. As human beings we resist it, opting instead for the safety and security of old routine. However as we all know, change is inevitable. Paradoxically, it is also one of mankind’s greatest abilities and strengths. After all, we’ve only survived this long as a species thanks to our ability to adapt. (more…)


Revolutionizing business in Africa with ERP solutions Revolutionizing business in Africa with ERP solutions Revolutionizing business in Africa with ERP solutions

Revolutionizing business in Africa with ERP solutions

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

It’s fascinating to be living in a time where the world is not ruled by tyranny or dictatorship, socialism or capitalism, but instead by technology. The Arab Spring which began more than a year ago is a classic example of how technology (such as social media) is proving more powerful than any one government’s laws, or one society’s philosophies. The power being created here [...]


Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Every year, ballet companies all over the world revive The Nutcracker; the classical fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky, drawing young and old to theatres and dazzling them for hours with its beauty, grace and captivating story line. Here the choreographer weaves together some of the most beautiful dances ever conceived to produce endless sequences of sheer ballet fantasy. (more…)


Conquering Africa through ERP Conquering Africa through ERP Conquering Africa through ERP

Conquering Africa through ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The team that conquered Africa For centuries, adventurers, speculators and explorers have found the allure of the unknown reaches of Africa irresistible. Many have tried to conquer Africa and perished – from James Bruce’s quest for the source of the Nile to David Livingston’s traverse of Southern Africa. Had they but known that the key to winning Africa was simply teamwork – so adequately demonstrated [...]


Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Despite the fact that ERP solutions are intended to improve business performance quickly and efficiently, through the provision of critical information, they generally do not have a good track record. In his research paper “Causes influencing the effectiveness of the post-implementation ERP system” (subscription required), CS Yu came to the conclusion that 40% of all ERP implementations or extensions perform below expectations and 20% [...]


Getting to know you Getting to know you Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Meryling along The title that comes to mind and feels very personal is a term coined by SYSPRO’s Cape Town office: “Meryling”. I think this comes about as I can be pretty elusive and abstract but completely on the mark when I need to be. Meryling revolves around mulling, meddling, musing, and finally finding the mark, which makes SYSPRO so successful in Africa. (more…)



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