Managing, Operating ERP

How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0 How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0 How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0

How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 19 Jan 2021

As we enter a new year, research shows that optimism and business confidence is returning amongst manufacturers and distributors. This is based on a survey that we conducted last year around the CFO 4.0 manufacturing executive. The survey presented strong evidence that manufacturing industry CFOs are looking beyond the current health crisis to see how their organisations can establish a sustainable recovery by taking [...]


Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook

Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook

Author: | Post Date: 12 Jan 2021

There is no question that Covid-19 and the related economic turmoil has put a strain on business execution. How is your business weathering the storm? Beginning in June and continuing through September 2020, SYSPRO had record sales. We didn’t get lucky, and it wasn’t a fluke. The reality was we had a management methodology in place that enabled us to roll with the punches, pivot, [...]


3 Emerging Trends as Manufacturers Shift in Response to the Pandemic 3 Emerging Trends as Manufacturers Shift in Response to the Pandemic 3 Emerging Trends as Manufacturers Shift in Response to the Pandemic

3 Emerging Trends as Manufacturers Shift in Response to the Pandemic

Author: | Post Date: 29 Oct 2020

Global manufacturing and distribution sectors are set to shift. Since the start of the pandemic, industries have had to face increasing pressures, from supply chain disruptions to a shortage of business system accessibility and a lack of worker availability. While the ongoing struggle for raw materials continued under national lockdowns, the pandemic also acted as a catalyst for Industry reinvention. A good example of [...]


Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System

Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 21 Oct 2020

The software industry loves TLAs (three-letter acronyms) so we are liable to talk about certain partners as ISVs (independent software vendors). An ISV makes software that is compatible with the ERP system you use. They deliver solutions that provide additional functionality to enhance the ERP system. These solutions may be related to a specific industry (e.g., bakeries), function (e.g., quality reporting) or technological need (e.g., [...]


Celebrating Technology on International Language Day Celebrating Technology on International Language Day Celebrating Technology on International Language Day

Celebrating Technology on International Language Day

Author: | Post Date: 25 Feb 2020

February 21 was International Mother Language Day. This day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The United Nations believes that languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. (more…)


The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP

The Past, Present and Future of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 20 Feb 2020

For many of today’s established organizations, the path to success and the evolution of business management technology are closely interwoven. The advancement and diversification of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have enabled businesses to integrate new technologies into their supply chain processes to drive forward their performance, leading to a variety of benefits. (more…)


How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

Author: | Post Date: 22 Jan 2019

At the beginning of October last year, we held what has been widely regarded as our best customer event to date. Alongside guest speakers from within the SYSPRO community, Nick Peters, the Editorial Director at The Manufacturer magazine delivered a presentation which raised a very interesting talking point around how businesses react during hard times; such as recession or the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. (more…)


ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without

ERP – The Silent Miracle Worker no Business should be without

Author: | Post Date: 13 Nov 2018

More often than not a business’ worst horror stories are a direct result of miscommunication between departments. Picture a business such as a catering equipment company that makes industrial ovens, stove and fridges according to customer needs and requirements. This type of environment is project intensive and requires many parts of the business to be involved and work together for successful delivery. If the sales [...]


Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2 Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2 Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2

Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 03 Aug 2018

Hard to believe that there are over 100 000 information security breaches at listed companies every day. South Africa has the benefit of the King Commission into Corporate Governance (or as it is described – Responsible Corporate Citizenship). This commission has progressed all of the way to King IV, or the 4th commission into Corporate Governance. (more…)


Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jul 2018

My daughter is currently completing her final year of high school. As a parent, I am extremely grateful for the way in which technology is being used to provide instant access to information concerning my child’s progress. Take Moodle, for example. Moodle is a free and open-source Learning Management System that offers customizable management features to extend and tailor the learning environment. Basically, it is [...]



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