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The Problem Solving Mindset The Problem Solving Mindset The Problem Solving Mindset

The Problem Solving Mindset

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The power failures caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA made me think about all the things that can go wrong for a business, including the less obvious problems, when there is a power failure; and how important it is to be able to think and act quickly. In fact it reminded me specifically of a recent incident in SYSPRO and how some quick [...]


Delivering Value Delivering Value Delivering Value

Delivering Value

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

When I read a recent SYSPRO blog The Grace of Change, about a Seeker of Value, one customer immediately sprang to mind: Westlands Horticulture. A fast growing business, both organically and through acquisition, they always seem to be involved in one project or another with K3 SYSPRO. Finbarr McNamee, in his role as Group IT Manager is certainly the Seeker of Value within Westlands [...]


Overcoming Learned Human Behavior Overcoming Learned Human Behavior Overcoming Learned Human Behavior

Overcoming Learned Human Behavior

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Last week I was at the supermarket in the very long queue at the “12 items or less” checkout station, when I glanced over at the adjacent self-checkout station. The store had installed it a few months ago but I (and most other shoppers) had never tried it – thinking it looked a bit confusing and not worth the hassle of learning how it [...]


The journey to success requires teamwork! The journey to success requires teamwork! The journey to success requires teamwork!

The journey to success requires teamwork!

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

While performing the recent seven day challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there was time during the daily six – eight hours of walking to reflect on various subjects of life. On one of these days I was struck by the strong parallels between “Team SYSPRO” and “Team Kili” as we affectionately called it. Read more…


The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The world of technology is no longer just reserved for ‘techies.’ Consumer technology now spearheads the technologies which businesses later adopt. Clever user interfaces (UI) and good-looking hardware has also resulted in users building emotional bonds with hardware, such as their smartphone or tablet – something which was unheard of not so long ago. Read more…


The Grace of Change The Grace of Change The Grace of Change

The Grace of Change

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Change is one of our greatest fears. As human beings we resist it, opting instead for the safety and security of old routine. However as we all know, change is inevitable. Paradoxically, it is also one of mankind’s greatest abilities and strengths. After all, we’ve only survived this long as a species thanks to our ability to adapt. (more…)


The Challenge of ERP The Challenge of ERP The Challenge of ERP

The Challenge of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I have spent many hours over the past few weeks running around the countryside in preparation for three running challenges I signed up for earlier this year. Firstly, The Three Peaks Challenge, a team from K3 SYSPRO will be taking on the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. Secondly, The Great Langdale Marathon 2012, and thirdly, The Wall [...]


The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors? The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors? The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors?

The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As the Social Media Specialist for SYSPRO USA, I am always on the lookout for new trends and updates in the social media world, especially how these trends impact the manufacturing and distribution industries. I’m a firm believer that Social Media is one of the greatest tools a company can use for engagement with customers and consumers. I once had a colleague here ask [...]


Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing

Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

While cloud computing is one of the latest trends in the IT industry, the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service is not that new. In fact, some of the underlying concepts of cloud computing date back to the 1970s with users accessing mainframes via thin clients or terminal computers. Read more…



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