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4 Global eLearning Trends for 2018

I remember the days when having the latest fashion was high on my personal agenda, but at the wise old age of 39, I no longer bother with all the latest trends. Comfort and simplicity have become key. Within my work life, however, keeping up with the latest trends is a must. Specifically, in education, we like to focus on the latest and greatest in eLearning. (more…)

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Using ERP to Create Competitive Advantage

Businesses today operate in an economy that is structured around being dynamic. We hear technical terms such as “disruption”, “industry 4.0” and “platform economy” on a daily basis.  Current market participants opt to play the isomorphism game (status quo), to “innovate”, or to pave the way by extending the fuzzy boundaries. (more…)

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Digital Disruption – How Do Local Manufacturers Measure Up?

It’s no secret South Africa has been a little slow on the uptake of emerging technology like robotics and machine learning. But all this is about to change as local companies prepare to disrupt or be disrupted. Digital transformation is rapidly headed our way and those that don’t respond will find themselves in crisis. (more…)

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In ERP as with all else “Practice Makes Perfect”

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…)

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Embrace Social Business

Millennials continue to enter the work force in increasing numbers. Their familiarity with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc., is driving the demand for information at their fingertips. This is also the source of reference when they need to learn more about people, companies or events. It makes sense then that, if we adjust applications accordingly, this younger generation of workers can easily and comfortably function within the ERP environment with minimal training. (more…)

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How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2

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 accordingly. The bigger the implementation, the more time will be required. A clear scope of [...]

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How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1

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 say that a smooth implementation is impossible. I want to demonstrate how, with the right [...]

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Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics

The “one size fits all” approach has never been ideal for business owners when selecting ERP in manufacturing, this is especially the case in the Electronics sector which has very particular needs. Historically Electronics and electronics-related manufacturers have had a challenge finding ERP systems that meets their special business requirements. These include serial number tracking at multiple levels within finished goods and sub-assemblies, to traceability, warranty and RMA tracking, to regulatory compliance requirements and other concerns. (more…)

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