Aug 22

“SYSPRO is Committed to Providing Best-in-Class Solutions,” Says Analyst

TECTechnology Evaluation Centers Appraisal Follows Attendance at JRocket Marketing Grape Escape Event

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has commented on the results of a recent user survey, as well as SYSPRO customer presentations, at the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape R event held in Chicago in June, 2014.

The survey results queried a sample of respondents from within the SYSPRO reseller and customer community. “Benefiting from the latest software capabilities is indeed essential for mid-market manufacturers and distributors,” says TEC. “The survey results . . . show that 85% of respondents stated that thanks to SYSPRO’s technology and service they were able to ‘do more with less’ resources; 90% indicated that SYSPRO helped them improve go-to-market strategies; and 85% said that they achieve better business process, thanks to SYSPRO.”

The TEC report continues: “As we attempted to understand what ‘do more with less’ better go-to-market strategies or improved business process means at a more granular level, . . . SYSPRO’s clients attending the event from Rochester Electronics and 1000Bulbs.com stated it clearly:

Flexibility and scalability — SYSPRO can sustain growth for its clients, and if the client’s business is in a make-to-order rather than make-to-stockroom operational mode, SYSPRO ERP is able to handle a very large number of diverse transactions. Furthermore, as stated by Michael Murray, Enterprise Applications Manager at Rochester Electronics, SYSPRO ERP’s flexibility goes as far as being able to accommodate single or small production of many thousands of different items.

Customization capabilities — Thanks to the .Net framework that SYSPRO is using, anyone who knows the language can produce a piece of software that complements SYSPRO ERP.

Analytics — Making sense of data—whether from operations or sales, etc., is a SYSPRO advantage for profit-building and sales-growing purposes. For example, weekly analysis of operational data helps manufacturers understand buyer behavior. Also, sales teams can base their strategies on reports that show cancelations, sales rep or supplier activity, product or marketing campaign performance, etc. Resources can be reviewed, measured, and altered as well to improve margins.

Trust — SYSPRO is recognized for providing great customer support as well as delivering on its roadmap promises. Kim Pedersen, CEO & Founder, 1000Bulbs.com asserts: ‘They [SYSPRO] make it very clear to their customers that they love helping us to be successful.’ In other words, with SYSPRO it is not about the money.”

The complete Technology Evaluation Centers report can be viewed here.

SYSPRO USA President Joey Benadretti notes that the various analyst reports emanating from the Grape Escape are indicative that “SYSPRO solutions are broad and can support various forms of manufacturing, including Custom Job Shop, Engineer-to-Order, Configure-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, Made-to-Order, Make-to-Stock, Mixed-Mode and Batch Process.”

About Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helps private- and public-sector organizations choose the best enterprise software solutions for their unique business needs—quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively.

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Aug 08

SYSPRO ERP Software is a Finalist for 21st OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Award

oc tech alliance finalistWinners Announced at October 9 Awards Gala Celebrating Technology Innovation in Orange County

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the company has been named a finalist for the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards in the category Clean Tech/Green Tech. SYSPRO was selected for the ability of SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning Software to enable manufacturers and distributors to employ operational efficiencies and implement sustainable initiatives within their business processes. SYSPRO ERP software enables companies to cut costs, save time, drive revenue and improve their carbon footprint in the areas of product lifecycle management (PLM), order demand capture, sourcing, mobile access, technology and integration infrastructure, procurement and other areas of the supply chain.

“We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in this year’s awards,” said Joey Benadretti, president, SYSPRO USA. “The High-Tech Innovation Awards presented by the OC Tech Alliance is an important tradition for recognizing technology innovation. We believe SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software epitomizes the high caliber of technology produced in Orange County every year.”

Joey Benadretti has also been named a finalist for a High-Tech Innovation Award for outstanding technology leadership.

“We received many outstanding nominations this year, from companies all over Orange County, including large well-established firms to start-ups,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance. “We congratulate SYSPRO for being selected as a finalist. This selection is exemplary of the many companies that drive technology innovation here, across the country and around the world.”

Now in its 21st year, the High-Tech Innovation Awards is Southern California’s premier awards program event celebrating achievement among the regional tech industry. The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 9, 2014, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

In addition to the product awards, OC Tech Alliance will recognize excellence among chief executives leading Orange County-based tech companies as well as outstanding tech companies. OC Tech Alliance will celebrate educators and students for their innovative use of science, math and technology in the classroom and the community in partnership with Project Tomorrow. The organization is the nation’s leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at info@octechalliance.com or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

About Project Tomorrow
The vision of Project Tomorrow is ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. http://www.tomorrow.org/

 

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Aug 06

SYSPRO ERP Software Release, SYSPRO 7, is a Finalist for a Golden Bridge Award

Golden Bridge AwardsSYSPRO 7 One of Four Finalists in ‘Information Technology – Software’ Category; Awards To Be Presented September 8, 2014, in San Francisco

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the company’s newest ERP software release, SYSPRO 7, is a finalist for a Golden Bridge Award. SYSPRO 7 encompasses new technology that makes the ERP solution one of the most agile and sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions available today. SYSPRO 7, SYSPRO’s latest, fully functional, integrated ERP solution, has already been the recipient of numerous industry accolades and analyst write ups.

The SYSPRO 7 advanced technology encompasses:

• SYSPRO Espresso Mobile Solution— The SYSPRO Espresso architecture is one of the first platforms of its kind to use a single source codebase (for the business logic) to create native applications for any mobile device. It includes built-in powerful customization capabilities both for the end-user and for developers to engage. SYSPRO 7′s mobile platform enables easy, anywhere, enhanced access to information on the go as well as effectively delivering SYSPRO anywhere and anytime.

• New customization and role-based optimization capabilities— SYSPRO 7 enhances and expands the already powerful SYSPRO user interface (UI) capabilities. Styled along the lines of Windows 8, SYSPRO 7 brings active tiles and touch capabilities to its enterprise UI, enabling manufacturers and distributors to easily create tailor-fit and social-ready environments for their SYSPRO solutions – ones that feel and operate with all the advantages of a home-built solution with the familiarity of the mobile, touch and social ready software tools we now use on a daily basis.

• Newly added functional features—Rapid sales order entry, a new Web-based product configurator, and quotation versioning.

• SYSPRO-developed industry-specific layout templates—For companies operating in a variety of vertical markets. Organizations use the same existing functionality but have pre-customized screen layouts that meet their industry-specific needs.

• Efficient implementation—SYSPRO Quantum Architecture model-based approach makes implementing and maintaining the system much easier. Users can model how the business works and then import that model directly into the software.

• Extended scalability—Enabling not only mid-market businesses, but also larger companies to make greater use of the software via increased transactional speed, increased number of available transaction values, keys, and fields, as well as reduced installation and upgrade time.

• SYSPRO Reporting Services (SRS) capability enhancements—Accomplished by optimized algorithms of server-side processing, simplified external data inserting and higher-quality reports and graphs. Reports and graphs can be accessed via Microsoft Outlook on any device. SYSPRO Client installation and license consumption are not required.

SYSPRO USA President, Joey Benadretti, emphasizes: “The Golden Bridge finalist status is yet another recognition and validation of the technologically superior SYSPRO 7 capabilities. The comprehensive and fully integrated SYSPRO 7 enables companies in a variety of industries to gain even greater productivity improvements as well as enhance decision making. SYSPRO 7 is exemplary of SYSPRO’s dedication to helping its customers maximize their bottom line results. In fact,” adds Benadretti, “SYSPRO 7 functionality is based on feedback from customers and contains their most requested advancements.”

ABOUT THE GOLDEN BRIDGE AWARDS
The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 8, 2014, during the 6th annual awards dinner and presentations. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Aug 01

New Analyst Report says SYSPRO 7 ERP Release Gives Manufacturers and Distributors Leading Edge IT Advances

Eval-Source Concludes: “SYSPRO 7 Offers Leading Edge IT Advances, Mobile Device Leadership”

SYSPRO-71SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the most recent Eval-Source Technology Insight report states that “SYSPRO 7 not only meets the market’s requirements for ‘better-suited solutions, including functionality upgrades, natively connected systems and simplified user capabilities’ . . . but that SYSPRO’s newest capabilities is looking to set the IT benchmark.”

Eval-Source bases its appraisal on presentations at the JRocket Marketing Grape EscapeR event held last month in Chicago. Says the Eval-Source Report, “SYSPRO, one of the world’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) companies dedicated to the success of . . . manufacturers and distributors, is rapidly gaining recognition with its new IT innovation and functionality in Release 7.”

Regarding the release of the SYSPRO Espresso mobile solution in SYSPRO 7, Eval-Source states it is indicative that “SYSPRO [is] gaining ground as [a] technology innovator: SYSPRO’s approach to mobile applications is thorough, built with the manufacturing/distribution marketplace in mind, and includes a high degree of easy customization options. Users have easy access to navigate and change menus and screens – available to them at system, company and operator level and/or by specific role. This is a major improvement in the ERP space in general, as these configuration options are not usually available at the mobile level (and likely not at all) by everyday non-technical users.”

Eval-Source summarizes “Key takeaway: SYSPRO has built more than a mobile extension of its ERP solutions. It has allowed users to evolve their usage of mobile devices and utilize them as if using the desktop application.”

The Eval-Source Technology Insight Report can be accessed here.

About Eval-Source
Eval-Source-logoEval‐Source is a consulting firm that provides enterprise software selection and strategic technology consulting services for organizations to achieve success in their IT initiatives. Eval-Source consulting practices include cloud and on-premise software evaluation services, ERP Project Management and Recovery, Supply Chain optimization, Corporate training and technology consulting. The Tru‐Eval selection system allows organizations to avoid IT failure, receive greater ROI and provide accurate decision support for enterprise software procurement. What sets Eval-Source apart is our unbiased best in class consulting services that provide our clients with value, direction and success in selection, planning and optimization of their technology systems. For more information go to: www.eval-source.com

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Jul 29

SYSPRO FEATURED IN ANALYST REPORT ‘TRAJECTORIES OF GREAT SOFTWARE COMPANIES’

techventive_logo“SYSPRO has rapidly expanded both the capability of their ERP suite and made the product more appealing to larger customers…” says Report

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the company is highlighted in part two of an analyst paper, “The Trajectories of Great Software Companies.” Brian Sommer, CEO of TechVentive, research analyst with Vital Analysis and contributor to ZDNet, is the paper’s author.
In Part Two of the report, in which he features SYSPRO, Sommer ponders, “Why moderate growth may be good after all.”

“… SYSPRO has always targeted SMB customers . . . the company has been building out its technical infrastructure and product functionality a lot in the last couple of years,” Sommer says. “The changes are actually quite impressive especially with regard to their workflow technology and their new Espresso Mobile solutions.”

Sommer continues: “This company and its products have not only changed/grown, but their speed-to-market appears to be changing as well, and this is in spite of their growing size/market success.

“SYSPRO has rapidly expanded both the capability of their ERP suite and made the product more appealing to larger customers,” Sommer says. “For example, they now support additional verticals and have added some very solid mobile and workflow technology to the product suite.” He adds, “It’s the speed of the new product introductions and their usefulness to larger customers that’s noteworthy.”

The Sommer Report “The Trajectories of Great Software Companies” can be accessed at:
http://www.zdnet.com/the-trajectories-of-great-software-companies_p2-7000031264/

About Brian Sommer
Brian Sommer is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis and a contributor to ZDNet.

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Jul 25

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on only functionality

team_workWe are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry – particularly ERP.

In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the fallacy that ERP is too hard to learn. In my second blog I explained why there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all ERP system. In this blog , I discuss why there is more to selecting an ERP vendor than just the technology and the functionality, and this is certainly true of SYSPRO.

Myth #3- Technology and functionality is the only thing I need to consider when selecting an ERP vendor

It is a fairly common assumption that technology is the only thing to evaluate when selecting an ERP vendor. While the functionality of the product is absolutely critical, there are several non-technical factors that are also important to take into consideration. Three that easily come to mind are a vendor’s culture, consistency and customer success – the three “c’s”.

Culture: Select an ERP vendor that matches your company culture. Getting an ERP system and up and running is the start of the relationship; the real value comes down the line when you can really start leveraging the system. To do this, you need to work closely with your vendor or their partner. Having the same culture and value system as your provider goes a long way when ensuring things get done right. How many times have you heard the saying, “The right people make it happen.” Yet, when selecting vendors, people often forget to stop, observe and consider how we will get on with our vendors for years to come. Address this proactively instead of suffering the consequences down the line.

Consistency: Consistency paves the road of success. Select vendors that have long, positive track records, have been around for many years, and have successfully delivered thousands of systems while maintaining a consistent leading role in their respective sector. Stay away from vendors that are undergoing continuous public company and investor changes, acquisitions, or have purchased so many different products that they are forced to streamline the breadth of products actually owned by them. Companies with too many ERP products struggle with focus, fit and overlap. Look for a vendor that has a proven long-term record of consistency across the board.

Customer Success: Success is the ultimate goal for all involved parties, but it’s important to look for success not in the words of the vendor, but more importantly in the happy testimony of their customers. Are customers talking about the success they’ve experienced with the vendor and the software? Are the successful customers in the same industry as you, or in similar or allied industries? Don’t be scared to ask a vendor for customer references or success stories, or to even request attending one of their user conferences to see first-hand how the vendor interacts with their own customers. Make sure to check out SYSPRO’s customer testimonials here.

No matter what the subject may be, hype and myth are inevitable in life; it’s important to do your research and collect accurate information. It is especially important when you are thinking about selecting an ERP partner, that you understand the culture of that company and that it is a good fit for your company. If there are any other stories you’ve heard about ERP and want to “de-bunk,” be sure to contact us at SYSPRO. We’ll help set the record straight and put you on the path to ERP success.

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

-Erin Schlee, Marketing Specialist, SYSPRO USA

Erin BlakeErin Blake Schlee is a Marketing Specialist at SYSPRO USA and joined the company in early 2011. Erin attended the University of Southern California (USC) where she graduated with a BA degree in Communication from the renowned Annenberg School of Communication. Erin has extensive experience in Marketing and PR, including a past position at Tesla Motors. Erin is a member of several technology organizations, including TechAmerica Orange County and the Technology Council of Southern California. In late 2013, Erin was recognized by ERP Focus as one of their 2013 ERP Writers of the Year.

 

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Jul 24

“SYSPRO’S REMARKABLE JOURNEY” TITLE OF CHAINLINK RESEARCH PAPER

Chainlik ResearchWrite-Up Follows SYSPRO, Customer Presentations at JRocket Marketing Grape Escape

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the company is the subject of a CHAINLINK paper by analyst Ann Grackin, who authored the write-up following her attendance at the SYSPRO co-sponsored JRocket Marketing Grape Escape held last month in Chicago.

“I was fortunate to have meetings for several hours, one-on-one, in-depth with both Brian Stein, CEO of SYSPRO USA, and Joey Benadretti, president of SYSPRO USA, which gave me the opportunity to grill them a bit about the company, its product direction, customers, and channels,” notes Grackin, who states, “SYSPRO, remarkably, is a unique player in the market in that it does not have to play technology catch-up like many other ERPs. The company hasn’t taken a breather or gotten lost and then needing to seek redemption, unlike some in the market who need a financial safe harbor in order to keep the lights on and continue supporting their customers.”

Grackin continues: “SYSPRO demonstrates that you don’t have to be a large ERP firm to be successful. Focusing on innovation and taking really good care of the channels and customers actually does make the difference. For ERP firms, business success is more like a marathon. It requires long-term commitment and yet speed to implement the current technology trends and keep pace with the market and a growing customer list. ERP customers expect to go the distance with their software provider, often over decades. All this has paid off for SYSPRO . . .”

Noting that SYSPRO primarily sells SYSPRO software via resellers, Grackin remarks, “SYSPRO has a lucrative channel arrangement and is known for its collaborative, rather than adversarial, relationship with the channel.”

Addressing SYSPRO technology, Grackin notes that the newest version of SYSPRO ERP, SYSPRO 7, “. . . arrives in the market with impressive technology as well as upgraded methodology and tools for users . . .
“There are only a few mid-market players who really have manufacturing nailed,” she continues, adding, “SYSRO supports multi-stage, multi-level BOM production, as well as process manufacturing.

The Grackin report includes comments on the GrapeEscape presentations made by SYSPRO customers Rochester Electronics and 1000Bulbs.com: “Rochester Electronics has been able to do more than just improve cost saving. They have increased sales, margin, and productivity. What a great ROI! During his talk, Mike [Murray, Manager of Information Systems] passionately described the support he got from SYSPRO during the implementation and beyond. He’s become a strong advocate, stating that ‘SYPRO is a great business partner.’ One thing Mike told me after his speech, ‘Often, you feel like the vendor has you over a barrel. I never felt that way with SYSPRO.’”

Grackin quotes Kim Pedersen, president of 1000Bulbs.com on SYSPRO support. “Without SYSPRO’s analytic capabilities, there would otherwise have been a lot of hunch-playing versus action based on accurate information. We do this kind of weekly analysis regularly now—and can capture the best market opportunities for our products on a regular basis.”

Concludes Grackin: “My main takeaway from these presentations and those of other SYSPRO customers I have talked to is that pegging SYSPRO as a small-company-only ERP may no longer be accurate positioning. Yes, their pricing and easy-to-implement technology are a great fit for a complex small business, yet they can scale. Many of the lite-ERPs on the market just can’t go the distance.

“Another mis-positioning is to categorize SYSPRO as only a manufacturing-centric ERP. Customers like 1000Bulbs demonstrate the strong ecommerce aspects as well as the distribution back end that can support almost any business model the enterprise has. Thus, we have seen many defections—from a variety of ERPs that have not continued to evolve—to those, like SYSPRO, who have been keeping up.”

About ChainLink Research
Since its founding in 2003, ChainLink Research has quickly established its growing influence and thought leadership in Supply Chain Management. As the leading Supply Chain research firm, ChainLink works on emerging and validated best practices enabling its customers to achieve leadership in chosen markets. www.clresearch.com

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Jul 23

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is One-Size-Fits-All

shutterstock_20531969In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the myth that “ERP is too hard to learn”. In this next blog I discuss how (despite marketing attempts to the contrary) when it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning, one size DOES NOT fit all.

Myth #2 – ERP is One-Size-Fits-All

The other night, I had a hard time falling asleep and found myself flipping through infomercials at 2:30AM. I was blown away by how many advertisements aired for “one-size-fits-all” products that clearly don’t work for everyone – pants, shirts, shoes, slippers, cosmetics, etc. Every human has a unique size, shape, skin pigmentation, etc. – how could these products possibly work on every single body type? Obviously, these products were falsely advertised.

The same goes for ERP systems. What may work for a large, multi-billion dollar business might not be an ideal fit for a smaller organization. It’s important to have a vendor who knows your business’ unique needs, and provides a tailored solution to fit those needs. For instance, our Quantum Architecture Implementation Framework enables the system to understand our customers’ business environments by concentrating on four different dimensions of an organization:

•business sector and maturity
•process
•information
•technology

By evaluating these areas, we set a framework that best matches the business needs, and architects a solution that encompasses both current and future needs.

SYSPRO Customer Prudential Lighting is a prime example of an organization that learned first-hand that “one size fits all” is indeed a myth after they switched from a Tier 1 system to SYSPRO a few years ago. “The first system that Prudential chose was not an ideal fit. It was obvious that Prudential was a small fish in a very large Tier 1 vendor’s pond.

“In order to make the system work, we ended up putting a lot of money into consulting and customization fees. What resulted was something of a Humpty Dumpty system that, if we were lucky, managed an entire week without collapsing and requiring assistance from more consultants to put back together. When we switched to SYSPRO, we were treated with respect as the team took the time to not only understand how we did our business, but also why we did it in the manner that we do. They listened to every issue we had with our current system, they proposed how things could work in SYSPRO, and they outlined a path to success,” remembers Jamie Ditterline of Prudential Lighting.

No matter what the subject may be, hype and myth are inevitable in life; it’s important to do your research and collect accurate information. The myth in ERP that one-size-fits-all is something the SYSPRO implementation team has heard many times. If there are any other stories you’ve heard and want to “de-bunk,” be sure to contact us. We’ll help set the record straight and put you on the path to ERP success.

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

-Erin Schlee, Marketing Specialist, SYSPRO USA

Erin BlakeErin Blake Schlee is a Marketing Specialist at SYSPRO, USA and joined the company in early 2011. Erin attended the University of Southern California (USC) where she graduated with a BA degree in Communication from the renowned Annenberg School of Communication. Erin has extensive experience in Marketing and PR, including a past position at Tesla Motors. Erin is a member of several technology organizations, including TechAmerica Orange County and the Technology Council of Southern California. In late 2013, Erin was recognized by ERP Focus as one of their 2013 ERP Writers of the Year.

 

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Jul 18

SYSPRO ERP CHOICE OF LEADING MANUFACTURER OF MINIATURE PNEUMATIC VALVES AND CYLINDERS

Clippard-LogoClippard Instrument Laboratory Selects SYSPRO ERP

SYSPRO
, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that Cincinnati, Ohio-based Clippard Instrument Laboratory, a leading manufacturer of miniature pneumatic valves and cylinders, has selected SYSPRO ERP. According to Clippard Controller Paul Dorger, SYSPRO ERP was the choice based on “functionality, documentation and support.”

Dorger notes that Clippard has been utilizing legacy software, but sought new Enterprise Resource Planning software to facilitate growth and maintain industry leadership. “We want to increase the speed with which we ship orders, enhance access to company data and improve productivity,” says Dorger, adding, “All this is necessary to accommodate our growth and position us to make acquisitions.”

About Clippard Instrument Laboratory
William Leonard Clippard, Jr. founded Clippard Instrument Laboratory in 1941, (Inc., 1946). The initial product line consisted of electrical test equipment, magnetic windings, and radio frequency coils. The first miniature fluid power devices designed and built by Clippard were for use in the manufacture of this equipment. In the early 1950′s, Clippard introduced Minimatic® components as a new product line. The need for miniature pneumatics was widespread, and since no such products had been previously available, the Minimatic® line was successful enough to become Clippard’s primary product line. Until his retirement in 1977, Leonard Clippard continued to be a pioneer in miniature pneumatics. For more information on Clippard, go to: www.clippard.com

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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Jul 11

SYSPRO Espresso Mobile Solution Seen to Facilitate Executive Use of ERP

mobile_activityMint Jutras Report Predicts Executive Decision Making Will Benefit from SYSPRO Mobile Connectivity

SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that SYSPRO Espresso, the SYSPRO mobile solution, is the subject of a new Mint Jutras report, “Can SYSPRO Put A Genius in a Manufacturing Executive’s Pocket.”

In the report, author Cindy Jutras, President of Mint Jutras, points out that a recent SNAP (SYSPRO Needs Answers Please) Survey found a “growing recognition of the impact IT has on a manufacturer’s ability to compete.” In the past, says Mint Jutras, manufacturers might have chosen an investment in facilities, people and equipment instead of enterprise software as the tools to enhance the company’s competitive stance. However, says the Jutras report, the SNAP survey is indicative that “manufacturers now need new tools to manage . . . profitable growth.”

Mint Jutras states that in 2013, the analyst firm noted that executive access to ERP was on the rise. This trend has continued, says the report, noting that mobile access, such as SYSPRO Espresso, and the added intelligence it can provide executives, may “just serve as the catalyst and the game-changer.” Still, notes the report, while a study indicates that 32% want access to business intelligence from their chosen device (BYOD) “. . . what seems to get lost in the shuffle: many don’t realize most data from which they are likely to derive that intelligence resides in ERP.”

The Mint Jutras report lists the strong advantages enabled by the SYSPRO 7 Espresso Mobile Solution. “SYSPRO has taken many steps to insure that SYSPRO 7 Espresso provides a ‘leading edge’ solution without losing sight of what manufacturers and distributors really need.” The paper lists the following as the components of SYSPRO Espresso that make it a “strong platform:”

o Device and platform independence
o Users can personalize their user interface
o Real-time or offline access
o Secure communication
o Enable alerts to be sent via push notifications
o Uses active tile technology
o Multi-lingual support
o Mobile applications packaged with Espresso and via the SYSPRO App Store.

The Mint Jutras report: “Can SYSPRO Put A Genius in a Manufacturing Executive’s Pocket.” can be viewed here.

About Mint Jutras
Mint Jutras is a research and advisory firm focused on the business benefits of enterprise applications. Cindy Jutras, president and founder of Mint Jutras, is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 35 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management, Cindy has spent the past 8 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology.

SYSPRO is the leading supplier of ERP software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO has more than 14,500 licensed customers in over 60 countries around the globe. If you’d like an ERP expert to contact you and further discuss how SYSPRO ERP can streamline your business processes, please contact us here.

 

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