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Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths is a Johannesburg-based ERP veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He started work as a programmer and was one of the early users of the IBM PC. He spent several years working with decision support systems and spent time in Silicon Valley. Moving into the ERP industry, he has been in ERP project management, sales and marketing. He worked with JD Edwards, Dynamics Nav, and with SYSPRO as a reseller and then in corporate product marketing. He also spent several years with a software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor. He now uses his technical, sales and marketing knowledge to create content for enterprise software vendors that business and other non-technical people can understand. In his spare time he is a Salesforce administrator for NPOs. He was one of the first 3000 users of Twitter and can be contacted at @simon_g, and on LinkedIn.

Posts by Simon Griffiths

15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know

Reading Time: 5 minutes What do ERP project really cost? A well-known study in 2002 by the Meta Group (since acquired by Gartner) is …

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Four tips for starting an ERP project

Reading Time: 4 minutes We have previously discussed how an ERP system can help a business, and also provided some suggestions on how to …

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The Future of Manufacturing Technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes It used to be that manufacturing was only considered important in emerging economies. Recently, however, analysts groups and influential business …

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Making auditors happy: Business software security and controls

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you heard the phrase “risk is the new black”? It refers to the fact that what people thought was …

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Whatever unit works for you

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many businesses have to deal with the problem of buying product in one unit and selling it in another. It’s …

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Big data and the SMB market

Reading Time: 4 minutes You may have heard of the term ‘big data’ – it’s one of those technologies that some people are making …

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Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management

Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many organizations, regardless of industry sector or geographical location, find themselves in a comfort zone when it comes to managing …

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Managing Governance and Compliance

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ten years ago, in 2002, a law was passed in the US Congress that has had a lasting effect on …

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Change, and the need for training

Change, and the need for training

Reading Time: 4 minutes I recently upgraded my cell phone (or mobile phone, for some people). I used to have a feature phone, but …

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