Planning, Purchasing, Implementing ERP

Real-time Improvements with SYSPRO’s Actionable Insights Real-time Improvements with SYSPRO’s Actionable Insights Real-time Improvements with SYSPRO’s Actionable Insights

Real-time Improvements with SYSPRO’s Actionable Insights

Author: | Post Date: 19 Jun 2018

Imagine what it would mean for your business to have real-time actionable insights into key performance information, and the tools for your people to quickly, easily and proactively address them? Driving performance management across an organization can prove extremely challenging, but this needn’t be the case. Historically, the Balance Scorecard has been a popular tool used by many companies seeking this kind of improvement. This [...]


In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect” In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect” In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect”

In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect”

Author: | Post Date: 06 Apr 2018

My daughter is 8 years old and recently enthused about auditioning for the latest round of Idols but when I told her we would need to practice, so she could give an impressive and polished performance, she frowned. In her head, I think she thought she could just show up and do a song off-the-cuff and that was all there is to it. (more…)


How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2 How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2 How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 14 Mar 2018

As promised in my previous blog, here are 5 more tips to reduce the pain of implementing an ERP system and to improve the chances of meeting all of your business expectations.   Make Scoping a Priority Scoping is key – it’s all about understanding the scale of the project you are about to undertake. Understand what is achievable in the given timeframe and manage expectations [...]


How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1 How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1 How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 07 Mar 2018

The benefits of a new ERP system are multi-fold – simplified processes, greater visibility, improved traceability and accountability, increased efficiency and reduced costs to name but a few – but implementing ERP is a huge undertaking for any business. Whether it’s an upgrade or a completely new system, there will be challenges to overcome at each stage of the process. However, that’s not to [...]


ERP and Africa Revisited – Africa CAN Fly ERP and Africa Revisited – Africa CAN Fly ERP and Africa Revisited – Africa CAN Fly

ERP and Africa Revisited – Africa CAN Fly

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2018

The Chinese symbol for crisis uses two characters. One character depicts danger and the other opportunity, which is a perfect description of the current state of relationship development and the global climate. But there are great opportunities for those firms that develop strong strategic relationships to grow and flourish and turn apparent crisis into prosperity. (more…)


SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jan 2018

The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!” (more…)


Choosing a Winning ERP Solution Choosing a Winning ERP Solution Choosing a Winning ERP Solution

Choosing a Winning ERP Solution

Author: | Post Date: 21 Dec 2017

Over the years I’ve helped hundreds of clients, but somehow I’ve managed to make it through the decades without ever comparing the ERP selection process to the yearly duty of choosing a perfect Christmas tree. This year, however, with the joyous season once again upon us, I find myself wondering if the rules for one might loosely apply to the other. It could be [...]