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Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Author: | Post Date: 14 Mar 2019

The rapid pace of today’s business means that relevant skills are becoming outdated more quickly than ever before. This naturally creates challenges for companies that are trying to innovate and achieve growth. In fact, a PwC report shows that 98 percent of South African CEOs are worried about the availability of key skills within their organizations. And this growing skills gap extends beyond highly sought-after [...]


Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2019

It’s a fascinating time to be in finance, especially for those of us who enjoy a challenge, change, and personal growth. For those who don’t, the way ahead could be tough. Industry 4.0 becomes the prevailing paradigm for manufacturing, finance, new technologies, collaborations and new ways of thinking need to be embraced. (more…)


ERP Boosts Procurement Creating a Channel for Innovative Business ERP Boosts Procurement Creating a Channel for Innovative Business ERP Boosts Procurement Creating a Channel for Innovative Business

ERP Boosts Procurement Creating a Channel for Innovative Business

Author: | Post Date: 07 Mar 2019

ERP or rather MRP systems for many years (in SYSPRO’s case, for 40 years!) have enabled Purchasing via requisitions through approval – then purchase orders with more approval – receiving via a GRN process – and finally payment of supplier invoices. This system still works fine and is best loved by administration and micro-managing Procurement Managers. (more…)


Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0 Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0 Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 26 Feb 2019

The phrase ’employee engagement’ – is something I hear a lot in my job. Everyone knows that employee engagement is essential for the successful implementation and utilization of ERP. Deloitte agrees and goes so far as to say that “Poor user engagement with enterprise applications is a leading reason enterprise software fails to deliver the desired business results for organizations”. (more…)


How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Author: | Post Date: 21 Feb 2019

In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. (more…)


Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

Author: | Post Date: 19 Feb 2019

I was recently approached by my cell provider to upgrade to the latest and greatest plan that will support the latest and greatest smartphone. As I was conversing with the person on the other side of the line it dawned on me that in our ERP world it is not much different. (more…)


ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Author: | Post Date: 14 Feb 2019

I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re [...]


How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2) How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2) How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

Author: | Post Date: 07 Feb 2019

As I noted in Part 1 of this blog, financial workers have always been at the forefront of data collection, structure and management. That doesn’t mean, however, that our careers are impervious to obsolescence. Industry 4.0 is a technological revolution, and this is no time to rest on our pre-transformation laurels. Everyone in the finance ecosystem needs to be on top of incoming technologies, [...]


How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2019

We live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite? (more…)


Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

Author: | Post Date: 31 Jan 2019

I recently immigrated to another country and I have been thinking about the similarities between immigrating and companies changing their ERP solutions. From refereeing and analyzing risks, ensuring that all important people agree on the decisions and embracing change, to remaining focused on the end result, and never forgetting the reason for making the decision. The processes have many parallels. (more…)



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