Author - Rob Hurry

Rob Hurry

Rob Hurry
Rob Hurry

The Intrepid Developer

Rob Hurry first joined SYSPRO as a student doing vacation work while completing his degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2008, after graduating,he decided to join SYSPRO full-time. He is currently the Development Manager for Product Innovation and recently completed his MBA along with a semester long exchange in Milan, Italy. Rob is passionate about how new technologies can be used to make software more approachable and make people’s lives easier. When time allows, Rob can be found brewing beer, swimming or playing a game of touch rugby.

Blogs by Rob



ERP Collaboration for the Social Age ERP Collaboration for the Social Age ERP Collaboration for the Social Age

ERP Collaboration for the Social Age

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jan 2018

The divide between personal and business software is no longer. The modern-day workforce expects business tools to be as seamless and user friendly as any of the social media platforms we use daily. Modern ERP must accommodate this, giving managers and staff the ability to check on operations around the clock, and to share information with each other in an easy-to-use messaging format. (more…)


ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode? ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode? ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode?

ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode?

Author: | Post Date: 29 Jun 2017

Barcodes have been around since the mid-‘70s, when they were first introduced into the retail environment. Today, it’s hard to imagine a supply chain or stock control system without them. But newer technology is fast threatening the continued existence of the faithful numerical striped mark.  (more…)


Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP

Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 16 Feb 2017

The control and ownership of data and metadata is fast becoming a contentious issue. The value of both is rapidly increasing. While crunching data allows you to derive business intelligence to make better informed decisions, analyzing metadata allows you to identify specific behavioral patterns. (more…)


Bots Mean Business Bots Mean Business Bots Mean Business

Bots Mean Business

Author: | Post Date: 15 Dec 2016

Chances are if you’re living in the 21st century and own a phone or computer, you’ve already had a chat or two with a chatbot. Often so realistic, users may not realize they’re talking to a machine, albeit an intelligent one. These conversation-mimicking AI programs are fast transforming the way we interact with the internet. (more…)


4 Reasons Industrial IoT is Advancing Manufacturing Processes 4 Reasons Industrial IoT is Advancing Manufacturing Processes 4 Reasons Industrial IoT is Advancing Manufacturing Processes

4 Reasons Industrial IoT is Advancing Manufacturing Processes

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2016

Although the term was coined as early as 1999, the Internet of Things (IoT) has only really become a comfortable part of our vernacular in recent years. As manufacturing factories become increasingly smarter, technology-driven real time optimization of manufacturing production has become a reality. (more…)


Illuminating the Customer Experience Illuminating the Customer Experience Illuminating the Customer Experience

Illuminating the Customer Experience

Author: | Post Date: 11 Feb 2016

For the past year or so I’ve been a loyal customer of a booming barbershop near the SYSPRO head office. I only realized recently that none of the barbers are able to speak English. It made me wonder how they had been able to build a successful business relying on clear communication with this direct impediment. (more…)



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