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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…)


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…)



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