I have friends who were forced to move out of a house that they’d occupied for 15 years as a result of a business change. Economic conditions had closed the local mine, but some key managers, my friend included, had been offered a position at Head Office. He accepted the new job with relief. That evening over supper he told his family that he had some bad news…and some good news.
Month: December 2015
Mobile ERP Keeps Execs in the Loop
A software development business, much like any other service related organization, cannot afford to lose sight of what the customer actually needs.
Providing Greater Value to the Value Chain
Have you ever looked down at something you are using and wondered about how it came to be? How it transformed from several unconnected elements into one cohesive product?
Building Up Scarce IT Skills
Accessing scarce and much needed developing and testing IT skills in the market has always been a challenge. For this reason we launched our mentoring and intern program over ten years ago.
10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System
Misalignment of goals is one of the common reasons why many companies fail to realize the full value of an ERP system. Goals alignment should be the starting point BEFORE any company starts the ERP selection process, and BEFORE it sets its performance and measurement targets (metrics) and objectives. Goals should be consistent with policy, they should be clearly defined, articulated, and communicated through the company. This is a top-down, not bottom-up approach.
The Sweet Side of ERP Mobility for the Sales Force
I’m beginning to think that the world can be separated into two distinct groups: those who Candy Crush and those who don’t. I, for one, fall into the never-have-probably-never-will category. Although I haven’t succumbed I have been advised by reliable sources that it is a hugely popular and seemingly addictive downloadable game.
ERP Application Erosion and the Cost Curve
How many of you remember the cost curve?
All economics students are taught the cost curve at university – it’s a very useful tool for planning and optimizing production. To be honest, the cost curve’s message haunted me for weeks until I had my ‘Eureka!’ moment – a little too late for the final exam, but not too late to be of value in my job here at SYSPRO.