Tag - ERP systems

Maybe it’s time for a change?  SYSPRO 7. Maybe it’s time for a change?  SYSPRO 7. Maybe it’s time for a change?  SYSPRO 7.

Maybe it’s time for a change? SYSPRO 7.

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jan 2015

Over the last few years I have blogged about the disappointing number of times that I have observed manufacturing and distribution businesses go through a process of identifying a series of business improving changes, but then failed to consider or adopt these changes because the change was too difficult (politically or from an effort perspective). An attitude of ‘we’ve always done it like this [...]


Three benefits of an ERP system Three benefits of an ERP system Three benefits of an ERP system

Three benefits of an ERP system

Author: | Post Date: 08 Jan 2015

To continue to be successful, businesses today consistently feel pressure to cut costs, outperform the competition and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.  While some find this to be a daunting task, others harness the power of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and their ability to streamline daily business operations. Businesses experience a multitude of benefits after implementing an ERP system, and this blog post [...]


How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Author: | Post Date: 11 Dec 2014

ERP projects touch all aspects of a business. Small- and medium-sized companies can typically only afford to have one person do most of the research and that person usually ends up having the most influence over the selection. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in missing opportunities to make other departments more efficient, as the person doing the research rarely knows the most pressing business problems [...]


Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Author: | Post Date: 27 Nov 2014

Having been in the IT industry long enough to remember when the idea of “ERP” first started making the rounds, I have watched with some fascination the struggle that organizations go through to decide how to justify an enterprise solution strategy.  At the same time as a business owner or manager decides they must acquire the latest automated machinery with the  belief that it will improve the business; often a decision about [...]


ERP and the Evolution of Packaging ERP and the Evolution of Packaging ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

Author: | Post Date: 18 Nov 2014

Optimizing supply chain processes is essential for managing a business in the midst of a changing industry. A dynamic industry dictates that companies must re-evaluate their processes with a focus on operational efficiencies and strategic use of technology.   This is where it is imperative for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to step in.  The packing industry in particular is characterized by constantly changing market conditions, technological advancements, relentless competitive [...]


5 Questions on Technology Selection 5 Questions on Technology Selection 5 Questions on Technology Selection

5 Questions on Technology Selection

Author: | Post Date: 11 Nov 2014

I am a great believer in moving with the times and making sure that I use the most appropriate and up to date technology when delivering solutions to my customers. So I read with interest an article that mirrored my philosophy almost exactly. I para phrase but in essence the article was warning against choosing ERP systems with ageing core technologies and modern flashy front ends. I [...]


Big Data and ERP – should you integrate the two? Big Data and ERP – should you integrate the two? Big Data and ERP – should you integrate the two?

Big Data and ERP – should you integrate the two?

Author: | Post Date: 23 Oct 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot about Big Data and ERP lately. I wrote a post about why it is important to start nurturing data analysts. And I’ve been working with a new client who are already benefitting from Big Data tools in their operations. What I’ve concluded might be a little controversial, so indulge me while I drop a little disclaimer on you. (more…)


Build on SYSPRO, use anywhere Build on SYSPRO, use anywhere Build on SYSPRO, use anywhere

Build on SYSPRO, use anywhere

Author: | Post Date: 07 Oct 2014

Despite the best of plans, ERP implementations often go wrong because customers have unique requirements that are always evolving and vendors will haul out the sledgehammers to force their solutions to fit – even if they weren’t designed to deliver what the client wanted in the first place. It’s like trying to squeeze a watermelon into a small cup. Keep forcing it in and you’ll [...]


Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Author: | Post Date: 11 Sep 2014

In my previous blog on Technical Debt, I explained the concept of technical debt using software architecture as an example, and described the saw-tooth pattern of well-run businesses that consciously accrue technical debt for a period before investing time in paying off the worst of it. The technical debt metaphor also describes the challenges of businesses maturing from the inception stage to one can make [...]



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