Managing, Operating ERP

The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator

The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Over the last 2 years I’ve been involved with over 200 separate business that use SYSPRO and what I have noticed over this time, is that those businesses that have invested and understood the need for having a skilled ERP Administrator have thrived, whilst those which have carried on without considering the requirement for a dedicated Skilled ERP resource have struggled. Read more…


How to optimize your ERP education for the Net and Millennial Generations How to optimize your ERP education for the Net and Millennial Generations How to optimize your ERP education for the Net and Millennial Generations

How to optimize your ERP education for the Net and Millennial Generations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Learning how to use an ERP system is not always that easy but it can be significantly simplified with an understanding of the needs of the learner. Just like we do when developing new solutions in our ERP, when developing learning material, a critical question to ask is “Does the learning meet the target audience’s learning style and preferences?” Read more…


Big data and the SMB market Big data and the SMB market Big data and the SMB market

Big data and the SMB market

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

You may have heard of the term ‘big data’ – it’s one of those technologies that some people are making a lot of noise about. It’s been written about in many publications, e.g., Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, McKinsey Quarterly. However, as one analyst has commented, the hype about it is reaching “the levels of SOA in the early 2000’s, [...]


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…)


Security beyond the safety of ERP Security beyond the safety of ERP Security beyond the safety of ERP

Security beyond the safety of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

In a recent conversation we were discussing how secure our ERP system was, considering all the wonderful levels we had in place such as Role-based, Operator and Group Security; including restricted access at company, programs, feature and field level, not to mention electronic signatures, encrypted passwords and workflow controls. (more…)


Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013 Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013 Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013

Taking stock and looking ahead to 2013

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Regardless of what business you happen to be in, the end of the year is a natural time to reflect on what’s happened in our lives, our organisations and around the world. Although the global manufacturing sector has shown erratic and generally slow performance this year, the economic powerhouses of the US and China managed to register slight improvements in manufacturing activity in October. [...]


Managing Governance and Compliance Managing Governance and Compliance Managing Governance and Compliance

Managing Governance and Compliance

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Ten years ago, in 2002, a law was passed in the US Congress that has had a lasting effect on business. The law was Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and introduced sweeping changes to financial reporting. Other countries followed suit, and now wherever you go the regulatory requirements for governance and compliance reporting have continued to grow. This includes other areas of businesses as well, including: manufacturing, [...]


Overcoming Learned Human Behavior Overcoming Learned Human Behavior Overcoming Learned Human Behavior

Overcoming Learned Human Behavior

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Last week I was at the supermarket in the very long queue at the “12 items or less” checkout station, when I glanced over at the adjacent self-checkout station. The store had installed it a few months ago but I (and most other shoppers) had never tried it – thinking it looked a bit confusing and not worth the hassle of learning how it [...]


The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The world of technology is no longer just reserved for ‘techies.’ Consumer technology now spearheads the technologies which businesses later adopt. Clever user interfaces (UI) and good-looking hardware has also resulted in users building emotional bonds with hardware, such as their smartphone or tablet – something which was unheard of not so long ago. Read more…



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