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Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System

Why Independent Software Vendors are a Valuable Part of Your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 21 Oct 2020

The software industry loves TLAs (three-letter acronyms) so we are liable to talk about certain partners as ISVs (independent software vendors). An ISV makes software that is compatible with the ERP system you use. They deliver solutions that provide additional functionality to enhance the ERP system. These solutions may be related to a specific industry (e.g., bakeries), function (e.g., quality reporting) or technological need (e.g., [...]


Revelations for Manufacturers and Distributors as We Enter the Era of Invigoration Revelations for Manufacturers and Distributors as We Enter the Era of Invigoration Revelations for Manufacturers and Distributors as We Enter the Era of Invigoration

Revelations for Manufacturers and Distributors as We Enter the Era of Invigoration

Author: | Post Date: 08 Sep 2020

The current economic climate is forcing businesses to think on their feet. Besides the requirement to respond to the needs of the pandemic, manufacturers and distributors have also needed to rethink business models to ensure long-term resilience. Here is a list of learnings for manufacturers and distributors as we enter the era of invigoration: (more…)


Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 27 Aug 2020

Smart manufacturing is enabled by digital transformation. Fully implemented, it optimizes the manufacturing process through technology, like IIoT, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud and mobile, driving cost efficiencies through every phase of the process. (more…)


What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

Author: | Post Date: 13 Aug 2020

Car manufacturers rolling ventilators off the line. Breweries pumping out hand sanitizer. Laundry and uniform businesses outfitting healthcare workers with PPE. If there’s anything I’ve learned tracking companies through their COVID-19 pivots, it’s this: success means being agile. (more…)


Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19 Business after COVID-19

Business after COVID-19

Author: | Post Date: 26 May 2020

There’s a saying “Old ways won’t open new doors.” It’s now fairly obvious that the relaxation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown (aka stay at home) will only be gradual, in most countries. Whatever the “new normal” is going to be, it’s going to be very different to what we were used to. How will manufacturers and distributors adapt to these revolutionary changes? (more…)


How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2020

I’ve been observing friends and colleague’s behavior during the COVID-19 social distancing and one of the things that I and many of my friends are doing is Spring-cleaning our homes, our e-mails, and our laptops. So it struck me, why not “Spring-clean” our SYSPRO data and systems? (more…)


How ERP can Help the Circular Economy How ERP can Help the Circular Economy How ERP can Help the Circular Economy

How ERP can Help the Circular Economy

Author: | Post Date: 21 Apr 2020

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event where communities and individuals come together to demonstrate support for the environment, and environmental protection. Since the 1990s, one of the themes has been the issue of recycling, and out of the awareness generated by that has emerged the concept of “the circular economy”. The core message of the circular economy is [...]


The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System

The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System

Author: | Post Date: 14 Apr 2020

In today’s increasingly connected and digital world, the need for data on-demand is greater than ever before. Manufacturing operations need to understand the status of various processes rapidly and derive insights from trends. One tool that helps address this need is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). (more…)


CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

Author: | Post Date: 31 Mar 2020

Sometimes it takes an unfortunate occurrence, initiated by malicious actors, to drive home the realization that we operate our businesses under the predatory gaze of thieves. For me, despite years of experience in risk identification, mitigation, and transference, that defining event came several weeks ago, when I found an email in my in-box from one of our senior execs: (more…)


How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Mar 2020

Digital transformation is a phrase that has been discussed, exchanged and debated for the last couple of years. In fact, Industry 4.0 — a subset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution — was publicly introduced in Germany, in 2011. It was a government-lead initiative to enhance German competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. Despite the digital call to action, many global manufacturers have been left with [...]



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