Tag - ERP and Analytics

4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting 4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting 4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting

4 Ways Data Warehouses Solve the Challenges of Business Reporting

Author: | Post Date: 11 Jun 2019

In rapidly evolving markets, businesses today have no other option but to increasingly rely on data and analytics. Inundated with information, and the time is takes to correlate and gather multiple data can be tedious, often leading to errors. We’re only human after all. But with data warehouses, a company is provided with a practical, scalable solution.  (more…)


4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

Author: | Post Date: 30 May 2019

Recently I was I lucky enough to take a break from cleaning barnacles off the hull of the good ship SYSPRO to spend the week attending the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Microsoft uses this conference to communicate their technology vision and strategy to technology professionals. It’s a great way for nerds to get their creative juices flowing – so, apologies in advance for [...]


What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You? What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You? What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You?

What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You?

Author: | Post Date: 07 May 2019

The future for companies that don’t embrace digital transformation and digitization (the digital technology used to enable digital transformation) looks increasingly challenging. To ensure that your organization can leverage these new solutions, you need to understand what exactly digital transformation is, to then embrace it. (more…)


Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Author: | Post Date: 25 Apr 2019

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to [...]


Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2019

It’s a fascinating time to be in finance, especially for those of us who enjoy a challenge, change, and personal growth. For those who don’t, the way ahead could be tough. Industry 4.0 becomes the prevailing paradigm for manufacturing, finance, new technologies, collaborations and new ways of thinking need to be embraced. (more…)


How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2019

We live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite? (more…)


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…)


Machine Learning Machine Learning Machine Learning

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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