ERP and Technology

Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19

Business after COVID-19

Author: | Post Date: 26 May 2020

There’s a saying “Old ways won’t open new doors.” It’s now fairly obvious that the relaxation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown (aka stay at home) will only be gradual, in most countries. Whatever the “new normal” is going to be, it’s going to be very different to what we were used to. How will manufacturers and distributors adapt to these revolutionary changes? (more…)


What Manufacturers Can Do Now to Maintain Continuity in the New Normal What Manufacturers Can Do Now to Maintain Continuity in the New Normal What Manufacturers Can Do Now to Maintain Continuity in the New Normal

What Manufacturers Can Do Now to Maintain Continuity in the New Normal

Author: | Post Date: 21 May 2020

Manufacturers and distributors are operating in intensely pressured times as a result of COVID-19. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 78.3% of manufacturers anticipate a financial impact, while 53.1% anticipate a change in operations. (more…)


How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2020

I’ve been observing friends and colleague’s behavior during the COVID-19 social distancing and one of the things that I and many of my friends are doing is Spring-cleaning our homes, our e-mails, and our laptops. So it struck me, why not “Spring-clean” our SYSPRO data and systems? (more…)


CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

Author: | Post Date: 31 Mar 2020

Sometimes it takes an unfortunate occurrence, initiated by malicious actors, to drive home the realization that we operate our businesses under the predatory gaze of thieves. For me, despite years of experience in risk identification, mitigation, and transference, that defining event came several weeks ago, when I found an email in my in-box from one of our senior execs: (more…)


Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2020

While most manufacturers have entered the era of automation, statistics are showing that true industry differentiation lies not only in technological innovation but also in an overall positive customer experience. Manufacturers have recognized this and according to a report by ORM and Acquia, the manufacturing sector identified customer experience as a “top priority” in 2019. (more…)


Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020 Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020 Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020

Top 5 ERP Technology Predictions for the Manufacturing Sector in 2020

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jan 2020

2019 was quite a year. China became the first nation in the world to safely and successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon and who could forget the trade war between US and China. 2019 was also the year that scientists came closer to curing diabetes by turning human stem cells into insulin-producing cells; and the year we discovered that the Galapagos tortoise isn’t extinct after all. (more…)


Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 12 Dec 2019

During a recent holiday in France, over a croissant and coffee, I watched the morning crowds making their way to work. I was there as a tourist but was observing with my business mind, and a few things stood out for me.   First thought – public transport is key to urban business efficiency. Less travel time so more work in an 8-hour day – a [...]


How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level

How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level

Author: | Post Date: 21 Nov 2019

A couple of decades ago, the expression ‘customer experience journey’ was virtually non-existent.  Although businesses had placed the customer at the center of their operations, many customer touchpoints remained an open secret. In fact, it was not until the 1990s, or the internet-driven ‘decade of discovery’, that businesses had a more honest view of what their customers were thinking and feeling along the end-to-end customer [...]


WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier

WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier

Author: | Post Date: 14 Nov 2019

Pop the bubbly and cut the cake, because of 2019 marks 20 years since the invention of WiFi connectivity. Life certainly has changed in the last two decades and today the global value of the market has reached more than $2 trillion.  Added to this milestone, the race to 5G could offer an opportunity for businesses to run several high speed and ubiquitous connections [...]



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