Last weekend a group of colleagues, most of us in the ERP field, broke out the barbies and commandeered a stretch of shady beachfront. The group shares a passion: we are all in one way or another obsessed with manufacturing, which is why we began analyzing the value chains that brought us the food and drink we were consuming.
Month: July 2017
Adopting SQL Adds Value to Our Customers ERP and Business
Whilst the majority of SYSPRO systems already use Microsoft SQL Server as their database of choice we still have some sites which have yet to make the change from our heritage ISAM based system.
Why Going Back to Basics is Crucial to Moving Forward
Times are tough for manufacturers with global trends towards automation and mass customization placing increasing pressure on them to up their game. Coupled with this is the pressure from OEMs to meet ever more challenging KPIs relating to production turnaround times, quality standards or compliance. The implications of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers cannot be underestimated.
8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend
Some CEOs may regard ERP as just a business management tool that keeps things running in the background. However, today’s more savvy CEOs are fast recognizing ERP’s ability to significantly transform their businesses and add exponential value and earnings. Here are some of the reasons CEOs are turning to ERP to innovate:
Integrating our ERP with Microsoft Office 365 a World First
We recently announced that SYSPRO is one of the first ERP solutions to be integrated with Microsoft Office 365, to bring core ERP data into the Microsoft environment and enhance the way people work.
Sustainability in ERP Education Key for Stable Employment
As a result of the IT skills talent pool being scarce locally we often battle to find interns for our training programme with the right education for us to build on and mentor.
Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference
At our Africa customer conference this year I showed off a new member of the SYSPRO stack, a Bot christened Ken. I highlighted how intuitive the Bot is, using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have an intelligent, and even anticipatory conversation with the customer.