Author - Phil Duff

Phil Duff

Phil Duff
Phil Duff

The Naked Programmer

Phil Duff, CEO of SYSPRO, with his brother, Chris, founded the company in 1978. Phil believes in continuity and the long term, rather than quick profits. This philosophy is one of the cornerstones bolstering the robust performance and affordability for which SYSPRO is renowned. Phil has stayed true to his values, which are evident throughout the company. Leading a talented global team, supported by over 1600 channel partners, SYSPRO delivers cost-effective, scalable and customizable enterprise software and services to customers across six continents.

Blogs by Phil



SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jan 2018

The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!” (more…)


Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements

Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements

Author: | Post Date: 23 Dec 2016

It has been a tumultuous year right across the globe. The shock of Brexit, a spate of deadly terror attacks in Europe, the controversy of the US elections, the Syrian refugee crisis … it seems as if there isn’t a single geographical location that has been spared the wrath of 2016. (more…)


What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience? What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience? What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience?

What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience?

Author: | Post Date: 16 Feb 2016

When I think about the most widely used phrases bandied about the office in 2015, ‘a meaningful user experience’ has to be one of them. And I’m sure that it will continue to feature throughout 2016. As businesses continue to place the UX at the front and center of product and service improvements, it seems highly unlikely that any industry, sector or individual organization has [...]


Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 26 Oct 2015

There can be little debate about two aspects of the electronics industry. Firstly, few other industries can compare to this sector or keep up when it comes to extremely rapid changes and ever-shrinking manufacturing turnaround times and product lifecycles. Secondly, the growth of the Internet of Things, Big Data and predictive analytics means we are poised on the edge of an explosive demand for electronics, semiconductors, [...]


More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game? More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game? More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game?

More complexity in the ERP UX experience? Yes, but isn’t simplicity the name of the game?

Author: | Post Date: 08 Sep 2015

Quick question for you. Do you prefer choices or being told what to do? Do you want to decide for yourself what your user experience will be or do you just want the latest upgrade, iteration to be presented to you as a fait accompli? (more…)


Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day

Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day

Author: | Post Date: 12 Feb 2015

February is the month of love and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner many of us will be celebrating the relationships we have with our partners, or with those we would like to form relationships. So what better time than to review the relationship or partnership you have with your business system? (more…)


Innovative or Customer Centric? Innovative or Customer Centric? Innovative or Customer Centric?

Innovative or Customer Centric?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Developing ERP software is a tricky business, especially if the software is not being developed for any specific customer but rather for a range of customers, some of whom have yet to purchase your product. A software product needs to evolve, be constantly updated and advanced, if it’s not to fall into neglect and disuse, and that can happen all too often in the [...]


Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013 Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013 Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013

Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Regardless of what business you happen to be in, the end of the year is a natural time to reflect on what’s happened in our lives, our organisations and around the world. Although the global manufacturing sector has shown erratic and generally slow performance this year, the economic powerhouses of the US and China managed to register slight improvements in manufacturing activity in October. [...]



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