ERP for Manufacturing

AI Victory Set to Transform ERP AI Victory Set to Transform ERP AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

Author: | Post Date: 21 Apr 2016

The recent historic victory of Googles AlphaGo (AI) artificial intelligence program over the world’s human Go champion will also change the face of ERP in manufacturing. Go is an ancient and complex Chinese board game with trillions of possible moves and permutations. (more…)


The Human Side of Machine Learning The Human Side of Machine Learning The Human Side of Machine Learning

The Human Side of Machine Learning

Author: | Post Date: 24 Mar 2016

The fight between man and machine has bounced off movie screens, leapt out of the pages of fiction novels and set up battle stations in the real world. South Korean Go champion, Lee Se-dol, recently snatched victory from AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, after suffering three consecutive defeats. The match, consisting of five games, has been hailed as an [...]


The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2 The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2 The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2

The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 03 Mar 2016

In Part 1, I discussed Moore’s law and the benefits of keeping up with technology in the fast paced evolution of computing power. To keep your company on the bleeding edge, I highly recommend taking advantage of SYSPRO port updates. These are similar to Windows updates – with every new SYSPRO release you can expect port updates more regularly and as the release reaches a [...]


What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience? What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience? What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience?

What is Driving the Differentiated User Experience?

Author: | Post Date: 16 Feb 2016

When I think about the most widely used phrases bandied about the office in 2015, ‘a meaningful user experience’ has to be one of them. And I’m sure that it will continue to feature throughout 2016. As businesses continue to place the UX at the front and center of product and service improvements, it seems highly unlikely that any industry, sector or individual organization has [...]


How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

How African Markets Leapfrog onto New Technology

Author: | Post Date: 26 Nov 2015

The recent Gartner Symposium has highlighted the need to not compare apples with oranges when talking about the latest IT trends in developed versus developing markets. It appears that trends in Africa and South Africa include more of a different approach, often characterized by current ERP implementers leapfrogging over old legacy systems directly onto the latest technology. (more…)


How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

Author: | Post Date: 19 Nov 2015

How do I do it better? Faster? More efficiently? Today’s competitive economic landscape has us all asking these questions on a daily basis. The quest to provide ‘leading edge’, ‘best of breed’, ‘customer-centric’ products and services often has us chasing our tails and banging our fists against boardroom tables. And, to complicate the process even further, once we’ve created the wonder product, we still have [...]


Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Author: | Post Date: 12 Nov 2015

Gartner analyst, Neil Chandler, recently discussed the Disruptive Nature of Analytics at the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town. The presentation showed us a shifting market, primarily moving from focusing on IT to the business, from the center to the edge and from amassing data to unlocking its intrinsic business value. (more…)


Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Crafting the Future of ERP in the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 26 Oct 2015

There can be little debate about two aspects of the electronics industry. Firstly, few other industries can compare to this sector or keep up when it comes to extremely rapid changes and ever-shrinking manufacturing turnaround times and product lifecycles. Secondly, the growth of the Internet of Things, Big Data and predictive analytics means we are poised on the edge of an explosive demand for electronics, semiconductors, [...]


Can Entry-Level Software Support the Modern Manufacturer? Can Entry-Level Software Support the Modern Manufacturer? Can Entry-Level Software Support the Modern Manufacturer?

Can Entry-Level Software Support the Modern Manufacturer?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Oct 2015

I believe that asking the right questions is often a critical factor in the pursuit of a successful outcome. Choosing a car? Ask about performance and comfort. Buying a home? Ask about the neighborhood and the school systems. Ordering a steak? Ask about the cut and the side orders. (more…)



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