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AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 20 Oct 2017

The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire. (more…)


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Machine Learning

Author: | Post Date: 23 Mar 2017

For most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions. (more…)


Keeping your ERP Resolutions Keeping your ERP Resolutions Keeping your ERP Resolutions

Keeping your ERP Resolutions

Author: | Post Date: 04 Jan 2017

We all start the year with good intentions of what we will and won’t do, but by mid-January most of us have already broken our resolutions.  As a long distance runner I spend many hours running long distances, and many more training.  I train when it’s cold, dark, wet and windy.  I train when I am on holiday.  I train when I probably should [...]


How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business

How Data Visualization Adds Value to Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 10 Nov 2016

Opinions vary around the usefulness of data visualization in making informed and strategic business decisions. If the data visualization adds value and insights it can be very useful to businesses. But if not it is just colorful ‘’noise ‘’. (more…)


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AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

Author: | Post Date: 21 Apr 2016

The recent historic victory of Googles AlphaGo (AI) artificial intelligence program over the world’s human Go champion will also change the face of ERP in manufacturing. Go is an ancient and complex Chinese board game with trillions of possible moves and permutations. (more…)


Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Predictive Analytics Uses the Past to Predict the Future for ERP

Author: | Post Date: 12 Nov 2015

Gartner analyst, Neil Chandler, recently discussed the Disruptive Nature of Analytics at the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town. The presentation showed us a shifting market, primarily moving from focusing on IT to the business, from the center to the edge and from amassing data to unlocking its intrinsic business value. (more…)


Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Author: | Post Date: 20 Aug 2015

We have a philosophy at SYSPRO that precludes innovation simply for the sake of innovation. There is an organizational commitment around here to productive development that doesn’t really leave much wriggle room for frivolity. ERP software is a serious business after all… isn’t it? (more…)


Visibility is key to business sustainability Visibility is key to business sustainability Visibility is key to business sustainability

Visibility is key to business sustainability

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2015

When asked to think about sustainable energy within a business environment, I’m sure that integrated databases, Business Intelligence dashboards, web design and cloud computing are not the first thoughts that come to mind. Instead you are probably picturing recycle bins, wind turbines and solar panels. (more…)



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