Planning, Purchasing, Implementing ERP

Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP

Three crucial considerations when evaluating ERP

Author: | Post Date: 01 Oct 2015

Often during demonstrations I am asked about the language SYSPRO ERP is written in. For some reason, expressing the fact that SYSPRO uses best-of-breed technologies in the development of our product and the fact that SYSPRO has never been re-developed, but rather has evolved, never seems to resonate. (more…)


Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success

Three Tips for ERP Implementation Success

Author: | Post Date: 28 Jul 2015

At the beginning of every year, I try to set both personal and professional goals for myself.  One of my 2015 goals was to run a long distance race and this past May, I completed my first half marathon where I happily finished within 30 seconds of my goal time.  While this was a wonderful accomplishment, I have to admit that prior to my [...]


Four ways to achieve ROI with ERP Four ways to achieve ROI with ERP Four ways to achieve ROI with ERP

Four ways to achieve ROI with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jun 2015

Return on investment (ROI) is often cited in relationship to ERP but not so often achieved.  It doesn’t matter whether you are selecting a new ERP system, are part way through an ERP implementation or living with ERP – reviewing ROI is the best way to ensure ERP adds value to your business.  (more…)


A Common ERP Misconception: Installation vs. Implementation A Common ERP Misconception: Installation vs. Implementation A Common ERP Misconception: Installation vs. Implementation

A Common ERP Misconception: Installation vs. Implementation

Author: | Post Date: 01 Apr 2015

When purchasing a new ERP system, it is not only important to consider the software’s functionality and if it is a proper fit for your business, but to also take a close look at what the vendor’s implementation processes entail.  Often, we find potential customers asking us the inevitable question, “Why can’t you implement the software in under a week like your competitor offered? [...]


Business Manager’s Guide to Software Infrastructure Business Manager’s Guide to Software Infrastructure Business Manager’s Guide to Software Infrastructure

Business Manager’s Guide to Software Infrastructure

Author: | Post Date: 24 Feb 2015

Choosing the type of software infrastructure that you want any enterprise software system to run on is an important early step. From cloud to in-house, there are a range of trade-offs between risk, cost and service constraints that you make with each type of infrastructure. Technology vendors are much in love with revolution and so this next statement will be controversial. From a business manager’s [...]


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Maybe it’s time for a change? SYSPRO 7.

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jan 2015

Over the last few years I have blogged about the disappointing number of times that I have observed manufacturing and distribution businesses go through a process of identifying a series of business improving changes, but then failed to consider or adopt these changes because the change was too difficult (politically or from an effort perspective). An attitude of ‘we’ve always done it like this [...]


How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Author: | Post Date: 11 Dec 2014

ERP projects touch all aspects of a business. Small- and medium-sized companies can typically only afford to have one person do most of the research and that person usually ends up having the most influence over the selection. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in missing opportunities to make other departments more efficient, as the person doing the research rarely knows the most pressing business problems [...]


Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Author: | Post Date: 27 Nov 2014

Having been in the IT industry long enough to remember when the idea of “ERP” first started making the rounds, I have watched with some fascination the struggle that organizations go through to decide how to justify an enterprise solution strategy.  At the same time as a business owner or manager decides they must acquire the latest automated machinery with the  belief that it will improve the business; often a decision about [...]



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