Managing, Operating ERP

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

Author: | Post Date: 24 Aug 2017

You could argue that ERP is a not a sexy, new subject. It’s not a cool 3D printer, or a technologically advanced ‘hybrid car’. In fact, I could probably say that ERP is more the sedate station wagon than the sleek supercar. Does this mean ERP companies do not constantly innovate? Or continually seek out partnerships that enhance their product offering? Absolutely not. SYSPRO [...]


SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap – Always On SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap – Always On SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap – Always On

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap – Always On

Author: | Post Date: 18 Aug 2017

I am certain that many service providers believe that they are adding value to your business. Most have impressively drafted mission statements that reflect this belief. It is debatable how many of these organizations actually fulfill this principle. Our Product Roadmap covers our innovations that focus on optimizing business processes – ensuring that we keep our focus firmly on creating value for our customers. [...]


Use the Recession to Your ERP Advantage and Come Out Winning Use the Recession to Your ERP Advantage and Come Out Winning Use the Recession to Your ERP Advantage and Come Out Winning

Use the Recession to Your ERP Advantage and Come Out Winning

Author: | Post Date: 10 Aug 2017

South Africans we’re in recession, technically, for the first time in eight years! Why? Q1 2017 contracted 0.7%, negative growth for two quarters, trade, catering and accommodation contracted 5.9% with manufacturing, SYSPRO’s target, down 3.7% – the World Bank reduced SA growth for 2017 to 0.6% . (more…)


The Future of SYSPRO The Future of SYSPRO The Future of SYSPRO

The Future of SYSPRO

Author: | Post Date: 04 Aug 2017

It was Benjamin Franklin who so eloquently termed the maxim “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” As an organization, we produce the tools that assist our many customers in avoiding such a fate. But in order to continue delivering innovative, relevant and market leading software, we ourselves need clear insight on market trends and conditions, as well as a well thought [...]


8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend 8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend 8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jul 2017

Some CEOs may regard ERP as just a business management tool that keeps things running in the background. However, today’s more savvy CEOs are fast recognizing ERP’s ability to significantly transform their businesses and add exponential value and earnings. Here are some of the reasons CEOs are turning to ERP to innovate: (more…)


Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

Author: | Post Date: 04 Jul 2017

Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference At our Africa customer conference this year I showed off a new member of the SYSPRO stack, a Bot christened Ken. I highlighted how intuitive the Bot is, using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have an intelligent, and even anticipatory conversation with the customer. (more…)


The SYSPRO Development Process: Where quality is a habit The SYSPRO Development Process: Where quality is a habit The SYSPRO Development Process: Where quality is a habit

The SYSPRO Development Process: Where quality is a habit

Author: | Post Date: 30 Jun 2017

Do you also get annoyed when the sales pitch sizzles, the promise is red-hot and then the delivery is lukewarm … at best? It’s like watching your favorite team come on to the pitch swinging and then lose their mojo somewhere around half time. Providing a quality service should span the entire process from the initial concept right through to aftersales support.  (more…)


Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Author: | Post Date: 23 May 2017

In my last blog, I mentioned a glass bottle manufacturer where I used to work. Let’s return there for a moment, specifically to one of the factories. Pretty inhospitable places, particularly at the height of the South African summer. Nonetheless, even back then (mid 1990s), the control systems were capable of dropping out data. (more…)


Machine Learning Machine Learning Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Author: | Post Date: 23 Mar 2017

For most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions. (more…)



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