View Post

Lawyerly Learnings for ERP Procurement

In All Blog Posts, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP Vendor, SYSPRO by adminLeave a Comment

While most of us have our various fills of television courtroom drama, there are probably few with “up-close and personal” experiences of US-style litigation. I did have the occasion to be personally involved with a case in the automotive industry and often reflected on the many likenesses to how software is bought and sold in this country. More importantly, I reflected on how processes implemented in a judicial context could improve the success of ERP procurement. In terms of analogy, the judge is often a consultant and the jury is the company buying the software. The prosecutor and the defense …

View Post

5 Pre-Steps for Transitioning to Your New ERP Solution

In Enterprise Resource Planning, Implementation, SYSPRO by adminLeave a Comment

Transitioning to your newly selected ERP solution requires a lot of forward-thinking preparation. This pre-install planning – done before the first file even gets moved – is critical to ERP deployment success and can significantly impact the implementation timeline. As any good carpenter will tell you: measure twice and cut once, which is equally appropriate in the ERP world. A well-measured ERP transition strategy saves time, money and much organizational stress. Earlier this week, we discussed key points for the ERP selection process. This week we’ll focus on five tips for what you, as the buyer, need to do to …

View Post

“ERP Selection for Non-Dummies: Getting it Right”

In All Blog Posts, Enterprise Resource Planning, SYSPRO by admin1 Comment

One thing that always impresses us when we talk to SYSPRO customers, both current and prospective, is how well informed they are about not only their own manufacturing or distribution operations, but also about enterprise technology. Even newer companies or those with revenue that analysts would classify as the “S” in the SMB – Small, Mid-Sized Business – market, have super savvy management who know a thing or two about good vs. bad technology. Many have had experiences previously on ERP or financial software other than SYSPRO’s. Some are more comfortable with it than others, but all those we have …

View Post

10 Steps to Determine if You’ve Outgrown Your Accounting Software

In All Blog Posts, Enterprise Resource Planning, SYSPRO by adminLeave a Comment

As business owners or senior-level executives, we all know “up close and personal” the responsibility that accompanies business growth. The internal dialogue, if those concerns are not voiced outwardly to trusted team members, goes something like this: when should I take the next step, what could go wrong if do take it, and what might the impact be (good or bad) if I don’t take it? That next step might be anything – from a critical new partnership, to geographic expansion, to product/service growth, new hires, etc. But when the next step crosses over into the technology domain, those internal …

View Post

ERP Selection Is Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

In Enterprise Resource Planning, SYSPRO by adminLeave a Comment

Recently, a Partner asked me if there was a standard step-by-step process that customer goes through to purchase a new ERP system. When responding to their question, I realized that there isn’t really a standard step-by-step process or a “one-size-fits-all” guide to ERP selection that fits every individual business. I realized my answer to them was going to be quite vague. Let’s talk a moment about buying a car. If you could go out right now and buy your next car, truck or SUV what would you buy? What is the main purpose of the vehicle? To make heads turn? …

View Post

How ERP Helps Achieve Regulatory Compliance

In All Blog Posts, Enterprise Resource Planning, Manufacturing, SYSPRO, Traceability, Visibilty by adminLeave a Comment

For quite some time, most organizations were required to track regulatory compliance through spreadsheets and external databases, but as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have evolved, regulatory compliance tracking capabilities have improved. Now, with real time access to information and automation, it’s easier than it has ever been for an organization to ensure that regulatory compliance challenges are being not only met, but exceeded. This doesn’t mean spreadsheets and paper-based tracking aren’t effective—those processes and procedures have done the job for some time. However, it takes time to manually track all of the data necessary to ensure compliance and manually …

View Post

SYSPRO Survey Reveals that Big Data is “Big Noise” to 96.3% of Mid-Sized Manufacturing Companies

In All Blog Posts by adminLeave a Comment

Concept Not Understood by ERP Buyers Who Are More Focused on Better Processes, Supply Costs; Political/Regulatory Landscape Deemed Worrisome to Half; Analytic Capabilities Sought by 30% in 2015 SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced the results of its twice yearly survey to 100 mid-sized manufacturers and distributors within its U.S. client base. The results were released here in Boston at the company’s Winter Analyst Roadshow before two dozen industry technology analysts. Called SNAP (SYSPRO Needs Answers Please) the currently released pulse survey focuses on growing market hype …

View Post

SYSPRO USA Adds Powerful Voyage & Container Tracking Solution to ERP Software

In All Blog Posts, Big Data, Case Study, Customers, Distributors, Enterprise Resource Planning, Expert Comment, In the News, Manufacturing, SYSPRO, SYSPRO 7 by adminLeave a Comment

Newly Released 3-Part Supply Chain Management/Analytics Solution for Manufacturers, Distributors. Streamlines Inter-Company Buy-to-Stock or Buy-to-Build Processes with New Visibility, Predictability SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced today the general immediate release of a new supply chain management solution for global manufacturers and distributors. Called Voyage & Container Tracking, the powerful three-part solution was built from requirements outlined by SYSPRO’s base of more than 15,000 global clients and has been refined over a two-year period of operation with a metro-New York City area cosmetic component manufacturer/ distributor. The …

View Post

SYSPRO Included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

In All Blog Posts, Customers, Distributors, Enterprise Resource Planning, In the News, Manufacturing, Recognitions and Awards, SYSPRO, SYSPRO 7 by adminLeave a Comment

Publication Selects 100 Companies “Leading the Way to Supply Chain Success” SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has included SYSPRO it its listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The list honors companies that are “models of what can be done to ensure prosperous businesses.” In the Supply & Demand Chain Executive video announcing the list, Barry Hochfelder, S&DCE editor, notes that “as the world grows smaller, the need for a transparent supply chain is paramount.” He then …

View Post

The Sentral Group Selects SYSPRO ERP to Enhance Manufacturing and Elevate Customer Service

In All Blog Posts, Customers, In the News, Manufacturing, SYSPRO by adminLeave a Comment

SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced that The Sentral Group, one of the largest independent manufacturers of wire and cable assemblies in the United States, has selected SYSPRO ERP to enhance manufacturing and elevate customer service. The Sentral Group continues to invest in its operations to insure that customer’s expectations for cost, delivery and quality are exceeded. With the rapid growth in its Tennessee facility, The Sentral Group chose SYSPRO ERP to replace its existing ERP system. The new platform is expected to provide an unparalleled capability …