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  • Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

    Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

    Smart factories of the future driven by robots, computers and AI, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. We currently exist in the overlap of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Ecosystem and with...

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  • What do Pizza and ERP have in Common?

    What do Pizza and ERP have in Common?

    The idea behind Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts has always baffled me. If I have an 8-slice pizza and I add up all the slices, I still have one pizza, so...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

    “What a business needs most for its decisions – especially strategic ones, is data about what goes on outside it. Only outside a business are there results, opportunities and threats.” — Peter...

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  • Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

    Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

    Time and again we have seen the same story play out in sci-fi movies: the robots rise up, and then the humans defeat them. But it’s not just on the silver screen that people combat technology....

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  • SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

    SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

    I recently attended the SYSPRO analyst update to hear about their new developments and continued evolution. SYSPRO has a strong presence in the manufacturing space as an ERP provider with a loyal...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

    The first industrial revolution in the late 18th century brought with it mechanisation and steam power.  Mass production, assembly lines and electricity followed with the second a century later....

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  • ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

    ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

    A patient is rushed to the emergency room. After a brief evaluation, the medical staff will immediately start hooking them up to IV bags, Holter monitors and the like in order to try and save...

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  • Cloudfor ERP has come of age

    Cloudfor ERP has come of age

    Three years ago the cloud was an immature offering and incomplete. Its voice was high pitched and it had acne. But now it is coming into its own with more integration layers and cloud services...

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  • Porter’s Value Chain Model and ERP

    Porter’s Value Chain Model and ERP

    Every business leader understands the importance of a sound strategy to take their business to the next level. Developing this strategy requires a close analysis of the business and a keen...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

    The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

    When it comes to harnessing the power of technology, not all business functions have been treated with equal priority. In fact, research shows that despite the clear benefits of digitization...

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  • Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation

    Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation

    How can businesses thrive during the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is bringing with it digital business transformation? The short answer is through continued education – we all have a role...

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  • An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality

    An Engaging ERP UX is as Important as its Functionality

    Have you ever been lost in an application? Or frustrated because you are unable to find what is required from you within an application? How many times have you been scrutinizing the screen to...

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  • SYSPRO Safeguarding your ERP Investment - Infographic

    SYSPRO Safeguarding your ERP Investment - Infographic

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  • The many Faces of Business Mobility

    The many Faces of Business Mobility

    Mobility covers many facets of life. It could describe cargo transportation or people bussing to and from work. What about displacing people to other areas or countries to avoid natural/political...

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  • Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2

    Finding Workable Solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Part 2

    Hard to believe that there are over 100 000 information security breaches at listed companies every day. South Africa has the benefit of the King Commission into Corporate Governance (or as it is...

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  • 8 Steps to Selecting the Right ERP

    8 Steps to Selecting the Right ERP

    Amazingly, the ERP industry is now over 40 years old. In 40 years, most veterans of ERP will have noted that the ERP industry has transformed from an ‘ERP solution sold on the golf course’ to a...

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  • Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

    Driving User Engagement across the Supply Chain

    My daughter is currently completing her final year of high school. As a parent, I am extremely grateful for the way in which technology is being used to provide instant access to information...

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  • Creating Cross-generational Business Technology

    Creating Cross-generational Business Technology

    At a time when some areas of technology seem to be moving at warp speed, the challenge of implementing new business software can leave one feeling a little thrown. When it comes to technology, not...

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    Syspro Cloud Services

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  • How Electronics Manufacturers Can Benefit from ERP

    How Electronics Manufacturers Can Benefit from ERP

    It’s an exciting time to be offering ERP to APAC manufacturers – especially our partners in the electronics industry. In 2017, APAC was the largest region in the electrical and electronics...

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