Digital Business and ERP

5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 03 Apr 2019

Digitization is one of the most important business trends of recent years, but how exactly can digital transformation improve your business? If you’ve been running a business anywhere in the world over the last few years, you’ll have undoubtedly heard multiple references to digital transformation. You may already have begun to digitize aspects of your enterprise. (more…)


4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

Author: | Post Date: 27 Mar 2019

We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out how to collect (and find value in) massive amounts of [...]


How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges? How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges? How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

Author: | Post Date: 19 Mar 2019

A question on many lips these days is: how can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges? Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features in the products they buy. Customization versus standard products are often [...]


ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Author: | Post Date: 14 Feb 2019

I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re [...]


How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2) How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2) How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

Author: | Post Date: 07 Feb 2019

As I noted in Part 1 of this blog, financial workers have always been at the forefront of data collection, structure and management. That doesn’t mean, however, that our careers are impervious to obsolescence. Industry 4.0 is a technological revolution, and this is no time to rest on our pre-transformation laurels. Everyone in the finance ecosystem needs to be on top of incoming technologies, [...]


Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1) Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1) Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

Author: | Post Date: 17 Jan 2019

With all the current discussions about Industry 4.0 and the digitalization of industrial value chains, it seems to me that people sometimes forget to mention my own field of endeavour: finance. I suppose that’s not surprising. Finance, alas, may not be the sexiest component of the evolving Industry 4.0 value chain. When the awards are handed out, it’s the men and women implementing automation [...]


How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies

How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies

Author: | Post Date: 29 Nov 2018

Organizations today operate in a dynamic continuum where the rules of competition and operation are constantly evolving. No industry is immune to the effects of their organizational ecology to properly understand the mechanisms of different manufacturing industries. We cannot just compare the resiliency and responses of segments of the same industry. (more…)


Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler

Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler

Author: | Post Date: 24 Oct 2018

I’m doing the rounds of SYSPRO Africa’s offices. It’s Monday 30 June 2031 (my birthday), and SaloME, chatbot and partner of KenDO, our latest chat releases, have everything under control. Having already arranged my trip, they just completed agreed roles and actions I set up with them via SYSPRO GOsist. (more…)


The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 20 Sep 2018

Smart factories of the future driven by robots, computers and AI, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. We currently exist in the overlap of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Ecosystem and with it brings technologies and strategies that are fast changing how we conduct business – from day-to-day operations to high-level decision making. (more…)



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