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How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology

How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology

Author: | Post Date: 01 Nov 2019

Traditionally, manufacturing companies maintained a clear line between their IT systems and operational technology (OT) – that is, the tools and machinery that produced or processed what they were selling. Thanks to rapid advances in connectivity and the advent of the Internet of Things, that’s all changing. (more…)


Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age

Risk Management in the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 23 Sep 2019

Over the last few decades manufacturing has changed profoundly, in response to factors that include: the opening up of world markets, the economies of Cloud-based computing, and the global adoption of ERP and Industry 4.0 applications. With the strategic introduction of connected, digital technologies, manufacturers open themselves up to enormous rewards – but they also expose their companies to brand new areas of risk. [...]


4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge 4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge 4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge

4 Ways in Which ERP Provides a Competitive Edge

Author: | Post Date: 16 Sep 2019

We are constantly told that the world of business is becoming increasingly cut-throat and that every enterprise needs to find and hone its competitive edge if it is to survive and thrive. The local and global marketplaces are increasingly dynamic, which means that what worked yesterday, may not work tomorrow. (more…)


Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Author: | Post Date: 10 Sep 2019

I have always been fascinated by User Experience (UX), which is why I was delighted to attend a recent talk on data storytelling. Storytelling is almost as old as our species, and consciously weaving it into the fabric of our technology has the potential to meld the electronic and human domains into a harmonious and productive whole. (more…)


Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience

Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience

Author: | Post Date: 27 Aug 2019

I told my team a few weeks ago that I have started learning Arabic. There were a few raised eye-brows and finally, “Why Arabic?” Well, Arabic is so far removed from all the other languages I have learned, and I needed a new challenge. And I can do this on my mobile using Duolingo. (more…)


Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 16 Aug 2019

As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks. Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies. (more…)


Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today

Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2019

Nowadays, we take information technology (IT) for granted and simply expect it to be intuitive to use and for it to simplify our lives. IT enables our personal and business processes and actions to help us lead organized and effective lives. But the ins and outs are completely interconnected. You cannot have one without the other, and successful outcomes rely on what’s put in. [...]


What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP? What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP? What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

Author: | Post Date: 11 Jul 2019

How does BI differ from ERP? ERP systems essentially integrate all the disparate functions within your business and overcome the so-called ‘silo mentality’ by creating a single, centralized data architecture. The ERP software collects, stores and manages data relating to business activities.  The principal output of ERP software is business efficiency and cost-savings. (more…)


Why CPM Helps Finance Workers Sleep at Night Why CPM Helps Finance Workers Sleep at Night Why CPM Helps Finance Workers Sleep at Night

Why CPM Helps Finance Workers Sleep at Night

Author: | Post Date: 08 Jul 2019

If I had ever, in my youth, invented an acronym, I believe it would have been ‘GARR’. GARR represents the repetitive processes that countless financial workers have suffered through since the invention of…well…finance. Finance, almost by definition, requires attention to detail, and for a finance worker, the details are in the data. And if you rely on data, then somebody needs to GARR: (more…)



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