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



How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process

How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process

Author: | Post Date: 18 Sep 2019

“Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth” said the polemical pugilist Mike Tyson. That describes how we feel in the Innovation Team when an error comes through from the support teams. After recently finalizing our development roadmap and starting our first sprints for enhancements due in 2020 we certainly had a plan, but maintaining existing software means it can’t be cast [...]


4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

Author: | Post Date: 30 May 2019

Recently I was I lucky enough to take a break from cleaning barnacles off the hull of the good ship SYSPRO to spend the week attending the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Microsoft uses this conference to communicate their technology vision and strategy to technology professionals. It’s a great way for nerds to get their creative juices flowing – so, apologies in advance for [...]


Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Author: | Post Date: 25 Apr 2019

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to [...]


How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2019

We live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite? (more…)


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…)



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