Managing, Operating ERP

Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them

Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Some ERP companies like to say that the way their ERP does things is a best practice, and that businesses should therefore conform to their system. The International Standards Organization (ISO) is an example of an authority on standards or best practices. Their members debate on standards for months, and not until two thirds vote in favour is the standard adopted as an ISO standard. [...]


Three tips to get the most from your ERP System Three tips to get the most from your ERP System Three tips to get the most from your ERP System

Three tips to get the most from your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

As an ERP professional, there are two questions that I am asked quite often by both prospective and current customers. I already addressed the first question, ‘How do I know my business needs ERP’, in an earlier blog and would like to focus on the second question, ‘How do I get the most out of my ERP system?’ Simply put, there are several ways [...]


An Element of Passion An Element of Passion An Element of Passion

An Element of Passion

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Most of our daily interactions are guided by what we expect from different types of relationships. With family we hope for reliability, security and protection. From friends we ask for loyalty and support. With lovers we demand excitement and intimacy. But it’s the social commitment we form with our colleagues that interests me here, our collective expectation that everyone will “Get the Job Done.” [...]


Simplify or die Simplify or die Simplify or die

Simplify or die

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Are you paying too much, relative to what you are getting? Are you paying for things you did not order because the account is too complex to understand? The cost of complexity is not only to the account of the consumer; producers and sellers suffer too. If we look back fifty years and make a comparison to current times, our access to technology and knowledge is [...]


Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls

Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Have you heard the phrase “risk is the new black”? It refers to the fact that what people thought was safe has now changed radically. As a result, organizations are now expected to provide investors, customers and regulators verifiable assurance that there are the necessary controls to manage risk, by ensuring segregation of duties, integrity of operations and auditability. Read more…


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…



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