Yearly Archives - 2021

The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors

The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors

Author: | Post Date: 15 Apr 2021

As a decision-maker in a manufacturing or distribution-oriented company, you no doubt have seen or heard discussions about cloud computing. You may have been considering it but don’t have enough information to feel confident to move ahead with the idea. Your IT systems and infrastructure are working, although changes were made to accommodate remote work. And yet people are saying they need to be [...]


How the Food and Beverage Industry can Transform Itself for the 21st Century How the Food and Beverage Industry can Transform Itself for the 21st Century How the Food and Beverage Industry can Transform Itself for the 21st Century

How the Food and Beverage Industry can Transform Itself for the 21st Century

Author: | Post Date: 08 Apr 2021

Since the first quarter of 2020, there have been more black swan events than could ever have been expected. First, of course, was the Coronavirus pandemic, then the Texas winter storm, and finally, a ship that blocked the Suez Canal for six days. For the food industry, these have all created major disruptions. (more…)


What is ERP – Before the Project Starts What is ERP – Before the Project Starts What is ERP – Before the Project Starts

What is ERP – Before the Project Starts

Author: | Post Date: 06 Apr 2021

You are a senior executive in a company that is going to implement an ERP for the first time. You don’t have experience with this kind of project. So what should you be planning and doing, when, and who will be involved?   In our series on What is ERP, in Part 1 I explained what ERP is and why it has become such a significant [...]


Leave Nothing to Chance: Reducing Risks Within Your Organisation Leave Nothing to Chance: Reducing Risks Within Your Organisation Leave Nothing to Chance: Reducing Risks Within Your Organisation

Leave Nothing to Chance: Reducing Risks Within Your Organisation

Author: | Post Date: 01 Apr 2021

Today’s business environment brings challenges beyond the traditional line of simple operational, financial and IT risks. Product recalls, compliance violations and missed deliveries have the potential to cause long-term damage to the reputations of manufacturers and distributors. (more…)


Trust and Moving to the Cloud Trust and Moving to the Cloud Trust and Moving to the Cloud

Trust and Moving to the Cloud

Author: | Post Date: 31 Mar 2021

  The Coronavirus pandemic caused people to take notice of what technology could do. The IDC has reported that over 65% of companies have accelerated digital initiatives. Recently, surveys have indicated that companies are optimistic about growth in 2021 and going forward. But as businesses navigate the new post-COVID world and assess opportunities for growth, many are having to evaluate technologies that are relatively new [...]


Building a Case for Industry 4.0 Building a Case for Industry 4.0 Building a Case for Industry 4.0

Building a Case for Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 25 Mar 2021

It was Robert Shiller, a Yale University Professor of Economics and Nobel laureate who famously said “You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are massive dislocations in our society to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” (more…)


What Managing a Remote Team in the New Normal Teaches Us for the New Future What Managing a Remote Team in the New Normal Teaches Us for the New Future What Managing a Remote Team in the New Normal Teaches Us for the New Future

What Managing a Remote Team in the New Normal Teaches Us for the New Future

Author: | Post Date: 23 Mar 2021

In the pre-COVID world, no one could have predicted the events that would happen over the coming months. Even today, when many businesses have had time to adapt to those events, we’re still struggling to plan for the future. Which changes will go away? Which are here to stay? (more…)


Managing Your ERP Vendor’s Software Partnerships Managing Your ERP Vendor’s Software Partnerships Managing Your ERP Vendor’s Software Partnerships

Managing Your ERP Vendor’s Software Partnerships

Author: | Post Date: 18 Mar 2021

In 1969, the largest computer company in the world at that time, IBM, decided to unbundle its software from its hardware. This opened up the world to a new business – the independent software vendor – and led to partnering between different vendors. By the 1990s, many IT companies were establishing formal partner or alliances teams to ensure that the partnerships they entered into [...]


Accountants at the Helm When Robots Invade Accountants at the Helm When Robots Invade Accountants at the Helm When Robots Invade

Accountants at the Helm When Robots Invade

Author: | Post Date: 16 Mar 2021

Could green ink flowing through human veins overcome a robot invasion?  Not in a black-and-white arena. But our world is grey and demands judgement. That, and the embarrassing fact that accountants are only human after all, will ensure the profession’s survival. (more…)


How Cloud ERP can Help Manufacturers How Cloud ERP can Help Manufacturers How Cloud ERP can Help Manufacturers

How Cloud ERP can Help Manufacturers

Author: | Post Date: 11 Mar 2021

“The future is no longer what it used to be” is a quote attributed to Paul Valéry describing the dramatically changed worldviews and new emerging mindsets that arose after the First World War. Many businesses are now facing a situation where their old assumptions are being challenged, and the rules of the old game are becoming obsolete. (more…)



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