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Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls

Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Have you heard the phrase “risk is the new black”? It refers to the fact that what people thought was safe has now changed radically. As a result, organizations are now expected to provide investors, customers and regulators verifiable assurance that there are the necessary controls to manage risk, by ensuring segregation of duties, integrity of operations and auditability. Read more…


Rounding for accounting accuracy Rounding for accounting accuracy Rounding for accounting accuracy

Rounding for accounting accuracy

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Rounding a number sounds such like a minor issue, but in accounting terms it is serious. The primary rationale of rounding in accounting is to provide a more accurate assessment of a company’s financial state. However, if the rounding is done incorrectly it can result in an inaccurate assessment and presentation of a company’s financial state. (more…)


What to look for in a software support system What to look for in a software support system What to look for in a software support system

What to look for in a software support system

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As I begin an 8-month project to setup, test and implement a new internal system for our helpdesk, I have started thinking about the bigger picture of what we do on support at SYSPRO’s European office, and what exactly determines the quality of service that we provide on a daily basis. Read more…


What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business? What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business? What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business?

What is ERP and How Will it Help Your Business?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Let’s face it, no matter what size manufacturer or distributor you are, every business needs a method of organization in order for it to be profitable and effective. But, even knowing this, many small- and medium-size businesses aren’t quite sure what they need or even where to start looking. Read more…


How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools

How mobility is closing the gap between business and personal technology tools

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Mobile devices are transforming the way we live and work, blurring the lines between business and pleasure like never before. Mobile applications permeate every aspect of our lives, from e-commerce and electronic payments, to communications and information services – across multiple platforms. (more…)


Bite-Size Education Bite-Size Education Bite-Size Education

Bite-Size Education

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Despite being someone who is generally conscious about what and how much I eat, there are occasions when I cheat – my weaknesses are cheese and chocolate. When my fiancé bought a slab of Swiss dark chocolate recently, the first thing I did was look at the nutritional information. I was pleasantly surprised to see that, instead of giving the values per 100g, they [...]


Rising from the ruins: You cannot have too many backups Rising from the ruins: You cannot have too many backups Rising from the ruins: You cannot have too many backups

Rising from the ruins: You cannot have too many backups

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The lives of the citizens of Christchurch, New Zealand including my own, changed dramatically when two major earthquakes recently struck the city. The first disaster occurred at 4 am on Saturday, 4 September 2010 (magnitude 7.1) and the second at 1pm on the busy working day of Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 (magnitude 6.3). Two large office blocks collapsed as did numerous old brick facades [...]


Go Live Go Live Go Live

Go Live

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Finally my project has ended! After 12 months of running, cross training and stretching in preparation for www.thewallrun.co.uk the weekend finally arrived. The Friday before the event was spent reviewing lists, checking equipment, packing bags, repacking bags, rechecking lists, and before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and the event was upon me. Read more…


The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator

The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Over the last 2 years I’ve been involved with over 200 separate business that use SYSPRO and what I have noticed over this time, is that those businesses that have invested and understood the need for having a skilled ERP Administrator have thrived, whilst those which have carried on without considering the requirement for a dedicated Skilled ERP resource have struggled. Read more…



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