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Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Every year, ballet companies all over the world revive The Nutcracker; the classical fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky, drawing young and old to theatres and dazzling them for hours with its beauty, grace and captivating story line. Here the choreographer weaves together some of the most beautiful dances ever conceived to produce endless sequences of sheer ballet fantasy. (more…)


Make your ERP software work for you: Don’t blame the tools if you haven’t read the manual Make your ERP software work for you: Don’t blame the tools if you haven’t read the manual Make your ERP software work for you: Don’t blame the tools if you haven’t read the manual

Make your ERP software work for you: Don’t blame the tools if you haven’t read the manual

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I have a friend who works at a large home improvement retailer. He often tells me stories about customers who buy expensive and sophisticated tools, yet have no DIY experience or knowledge on how best to use them. (more…)


Conquering Africa through ERP Conquering Africa through ERP Conquering Africa through ERP

Conquering Africa through ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The team that conquered Africa For centuries, adventurers, speculators and explorers have found the allure of the unknown reaches of Africa irresistible. Many have tried to conquer Africa and perished – from James Bruce’s quest for the source of the Nile to David Livingston’s traverse of Southern Africa. Had they but known that the key to winning Africa was simply teamwork – so adequately demonstrated [...]


Keeping up with the customers Keeping up with the customers Keeping up with the customers

Keeping up with the customers

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I found it interesting to note how two recent and completely unrelated events, both emphasized the growing impact of mobile devices in the world of computer technology. The first was a product survey that SYSPRO conducted amongst its customers across the globe. It produced an extensive number of individual responses to a wide range of questions; offering ample evidence of SYSPRO’s ability to understand [...]


Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3

Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Part 3: Having the right approach and attitude to an ERP implementation “Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” Samuel Johnson Do you know how complex Microsoft Word and Excel are? Because Word and Excel look so easy, people under-estimate how complex other standard systems, like an ERP, can be. If business users knew how complex those two Microsoft applications really are, they [...]


Understanding ERP Understanding ERP Understanding ERP

Understanding ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Years ago I worked as a junior procurement officer at a medium sized Canadian manufacturing company. Within my first year, our production scheduler resigned and to my surprise, I was promoted to her position. I was terrified because I didn’t have a background in operations management and I didn’t understand its mysterious jargon. Acronyms like MPS, MRP, BOM, and the like were foreign to [...]


Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Despite the fact that ERP solutions are intended to improve business performance quickly and efficiently, through the provision of critical information, they generally do not have a good track record. In his research paper “Causes influencing the effectiveness of the post-implementation ERP system” (subscription required), CS Yu came to the conclusion that 40% of all ERP implementations or extensions perform below expectations and 20% [...]


Windows Reimagined Windows Reimagined Windows Reimagined

Windows Reimagined

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft BUILD conference in Los Angeles recently, along with one of my colleagues. Now, I don’t make a habit of regularly attending such conferences as I have a number of talented developers who would get great value out of these sorts of events. But I have to say that I am really pleased (no, read ‘delighted’) that [...]



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