Managing, Operating ERP

The Challenge of ERP The Challenge of ERP The Challenge of ERP

The Challenge of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I have spent many hours over the past few weeks running around the countryside in preparation for three running challenges I signed up for earlier this year. Firstly, The Three Peaks Challenge, a team from K3 SYSPRO will be taking on the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. Secondly, The Great Langdale Marathon 2012, and thirdly, The Wall [...]


Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion

Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Recently I had several very ordinary (and seemingly unrelated) personal experiences that, in hindsight, had a common theme related to using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business software system. Can you spot the theme? Read more…


Top tips to stop your ERP system falling into disrepair… Top tips to stop your ERP system falling into disrepair… Top tips to stop your ERP system falling into disrepair…

Top tips to stop your ERP system falling into disrepair…

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I may be turning into a grumpy old man. Last week my family gave me this dubious honour after a week, where I apparently complained about unruly children in my favourite restaurant (why are children allowed to run riot in public). This included the use of mobile phones in the same restaurant (clearly I was not in a good mood) and the use of [...]


ERP Product Map for the Road Ahead ERP Product Map for the Road Ahead ERP Product Map for the Road Ahead

ERP Product Map for the Road Ahead

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Are you lost and looking for a guide…? Well then, follow me on an exciting journey as we discover what lies in wait for our customers. I want to share with you some insights into what is being developed for our SYSPRO ERP product during 2012 and ahead. (more…)


Executive buy-in is critical – Part One Executive buy-in is critical – Part One Executive buy-in is critical – Part One

Executive buy-in is critical – Part One

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

While on vacation recently, I visited an interesting restaurant with a large group of relatives. At the table a few clearly marked buttons were provided to request waiters to bring more water, clear used utensils, bring the bill, etc. I had never seen this back home in Vancouver. What a great idea to improve efficiency! Read more…


Windows Reimagined Windows Reimagined Windows Reimagined

Windows Reimagined

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft BUILD conference in Los Angeles recently, along with one of my colleagues. Now, I don’t make a habit of regularly attending such conferences as I have a number of talented developers who would get great value out of these sorts of events. But I have to say that I am really pleased (no, read ‘delighted’) that [...]


Getting to know you Getting to know you Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Meryling along The title that comes to mind and feels very personal is a term coined by SYSPRO’s Cape Town office: “Meryling”. I think this comes about as I can be pretty elusive and abstract but completely on the mark when I need to be. Meryling revolves around mulling, meddling, musing, and finally finding the mark, which makes SYSPRO so successful in Africa. (more…)


Location, location, location Location, location, location Location, location, location

Location, location, location

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Napoli, August 23 AD 79 Dear mum,   I am so excited. I have just signed the tablet with the local estate agent to purchase that villa I told you about in Pompeii. My estate agent says it’s a fantastic property with great views of the mountain and you can also see the sea. He says that I cannot go wrong with the location because the villa [...]



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