Author - Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw
Steve Bassaw

Product Manager at SYSPRO Canada
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Steve Bassaw is the Product Manager at SYSPRO Canada. Steve has been with SYSPRO for 20 years in diverse roles such as Support, Consulting, Product Management, and Solution Architect. Before joining SYSPRO, Steve was a SYSPRO software super-user at a manufacturing company where he gained hands on experience using ERP to improve Operations and Supply Chain. Steve is also Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Business/IT program at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology).

Blogs by Steve



7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 18 Feb 2020

Digital technologies are transforming how businesses operate. Manufacturers today understand the importance of these changes but many find it hard to keep pace with technological advancements. Without a precise strategy in place, successfully deploying your first initiative towards digital transformation is going to prove extremely challenging. (more…)


The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started

The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jan 2020

  Smart technology is everywhere these days. You are probably surrounded by advanced consumer technology right now. For example, you may be reading this article on your smartphone, or perhaps you are wearing a smartwatch that’s monitoring your heart rate and other vital signs. You can hop in your car and ask your voice assistant for directions to the nearest gas station. Remote monitoring and control of your [...]


Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Author: | Post Date: 10 Dec 2019

Orders are up, business is booming, and your manufacturing operation is expanding. The growth of your company is exciting, but expansion can present many new challenges. As your operation gets bigger, you will probably need to investigate potential upgrades for your systems. (more…)


Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making

Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jun 2018

The FIFA World Cup is well underway and, even if you aren’t the biggest soccer fan, soccer fever seems to have gripped the globe. While we are furiously debating the attributes of the teams, the competency of the referees and the quality of the stadiums, let’s also give a thought to a sign-of-the-times marketing campaign that depicts delivery drones delivering beverages to a stadium [...]


Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2 Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2 Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2

Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2015

In Part 1 of this blog I discussed how ERP software helps you better manage the “demand” side of the supply chain.  Now let’s look at the “supply” side. One of your most important “supply” functions is purchasing, and using an ERP system helps purchasing become more systematic and efficient: You can track all of the details against purchase orders, such as pricing, quantities ordered and [...]


Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Feb 2015

For more than 20 years I have seen manufacturers and distributors struggle with the decision of selecting an ERP system. And I understand why. ERP is like a marriage, there will be ups and downs, and it will involve a lot of hard work and commitment to make it work, so you need to trust that you make the right decision the first time. (more…)


How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Author: | Post Date: 11 Dec 2014

ERP projects touch all aspects of a business. Small- and medium-sized companies can typically only afford to have one person do most of the research and that person usually ends up having the most influence over the selection. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in missing opportunities to make other departments more efficient, as the person doing the research rarely knows the most pressing business problems [...]


Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations

Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Nov 2014

The disconnect between Sales and Operations in manufacturing companies is so common that it is almost a cliché. I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve met plenty of people at other companies going through the same struggles.  Maybe you see some of this in your own company. Sales perceives Operations as incompetent, unable to deliver the right products at the right time. Operations perceives Sales as [...]


Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act

Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act

Author: | Post Date: 25 Sep 2014

The Safe Food for Canadians Act comes in to effect on January 1, 2015 and it is going to have an effect on every business involved in Canada’s food chain. The Act puts all food inspection responsibilities under the umbrella of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency bringing together a number of disparate laws, like the Fish Inspection Act, The Canada Agricultural Products Act and the [...]


ERP Systems Can Help Small Companies, Too ERP Systems Can Help Small Companies, Too ERP Systems Can Help Small Companies, Too

ERP Systems Can Help Small Companies, Too

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

People often assume that ERP systems are only for larger companies. But, consider this – if you run a small or medium sized business, do you lie awake at night worrying about the following things: Is there a way to improve our inefficient processes? Can we grow without growing pains? Will the business remain viable or successful in the long term? (more…)



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