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9 Steps to take to successfully implement an integrated business management system


9 Steps to take to successfully implement an integrated ERP system

Accounting to ERP. Changing vital systems can be very disruptive to daily operations. Despite the potential disruption, changing from an accounting-only package to an integrated business management system gives businesses massive value, as well as a real competitive advantage. By implementing a solution that fits the business and the industry it operates in properly, SMEs gain greater control over their entire business. They are able to support all departments more effectively and leverage the power of data in an increasingly

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Accounting to ERP

Step 1 – Considering moving from Accounting to ERP

Growth is a good thing. It is a sign of health in nature and business. Like with trees or plants, unstructured or unsupported growth can lead to a variety of problems and eventually even the end of a once-thriving species or organisation. As everything grows, so should your business systems. Consider moving from your old accounting systems to an ERP system. “Small businesses often get an accounting system as one of the first tools to help them manage the finances

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Womens Month 2020


Self-knowledge is key says finance and account manager Atusaye Mwalweni

Atusaye Mwalweni, Finance and Account Manager at Seidor Africa, the largest and most successful SAP Business One Partner on the continent, feels that self-knowledge is one of the most important attributes to have in business. She has experience in HR, administration, customer care and finance, all of which have contributed to her  expertise in her current role. A committed learner, she attributes her successes to the knowledge sharing environment she and her colleagues have created. Why is self-knowledge so important?

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#WomensMonth Honouring our Seidor Africa #hero’s – Anita de Jager

The value of ongoing learning Anita de Jager, Group Finance Manager, Seidor Africa Women are notoriously scarce in the upper echelons of financial management. Anita de Jager, Group Finance Manager at Seidor Africa, however, has a career in finance spanning more than three decades. Her main focus is to increase the efficiency and automation of the finance department, an objective that is ongoing as she manages  the financial activities that are crucial to the successful operation of the organisation. “Qualities

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#WomensMonth Honouring our Seidor Africa #hero’s – Maxine Paul

The Human Factor Maxine Paul, Group HR Manager, Seidor Africa   Developing a distinct employment brand and fostering a strong culture to attract and retain talent isn’t new, but it’s never been more critical. As Group HR Manager at Seidor Africa, the largest and most successful SAP Business One Partner on the continent, Maxine Paul’s role is critical to the group’s strategic goals and objectives across all regions and business units. The custodian of implementing successful HR strategy and delivery,

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#WomensMonth Honouring our Seidor Africa #hero’s – Mala Bhatt

The power of resilience Mala Bhatt, Managing Director, Seidor Africa Eastern Africa, and Mauritius   Among the wave of women making strides in technology in Africa is Mala Bhatt, Managing Director of Seidor Africa Eastern Africa and Mauritius. The company has been the biggest SAP Business One provider in East Africa within the last 18 years and is one of very few technology company’s run by a woman in the region. “Working in the IT industry for more than 20

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In the world of COVID-19

Remote working SME

Remote working the only option for SMEs in a new world, midst and post the Covid-19 crisis

It’s Not Too Late To Adapt!   Zambia’s lockdown, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has radically highlighted that SMEs need access to accurate information and robust systems. The impact of the pandemic on SME’s has already had far reaching implications and many sectors have found that they are not prepared for remote working. While businesses offering essential services are allowed to have teams operating on site during lockdown, this doesn’t mean that non-essential businesses need to halt all

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Business Systems and Covid-19

Integrated Business Systems are key to navigating Covid-19

The world is facing a level of crisis that we have not seen for generations. Countries are in lockdown and individuals, businesses and governments are learning to adapt daily to changing circumstances. It’s impossible to predict the long-term effects of COVID-19 but worldwide people are feeling the effects, and businesses and economies are wondering about the long-term impact. Planning for South Africa’s lockdown had to happen rapidly and many critical decisions, with far reaching repercussions, had to be made really

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Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2021 and Beyond

By – Mala Bhatt – Managing Director at Seidor Africa In the current environment, becoming a smart business and building business resilience are fundamental for manufacturing companies that are seeking ways to make themselves disruption-proof. Among the key priorities for manufacturers are: ·         Enhanced competitiveness and a level playing field – the ability  to manage change in real-time. ·         Improved market access – the ability to gain access to new channels and key insights. ·         Pro-industry policy and institutional framework

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Personal Data Protection with SAP Business One

Andre Adendorff, Director of Presales at Seidor Africa Much like the Protection of Personal Information ACT (POPIA), which became fully operational from 1 July 2021, and substantially impacts the recording and disclosure of personal information, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law that gives consumers greater protection and control of their personal data. Being a global system, SAP Business One has been GDPR compliant since 2018. The same GDPR system compliance processes are relevant to

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Is it time to upgrade to an ERP?

By Mala Bhatt, Managing Director, Seidor Africa, Eastern Africa, and Mauritius There are a few clear signals indicating that the current software solution may be holding back business growth. Making the move from an accountancy solution to an ERP system, designed specifically for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), is a valuable and sensible next step for many businesses. Has your business outgrown that small accountancy software solution? Is your legacy system holding you back on the path to digital transformation? Do

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Costs to consider when thinking of Implementing an ERP

Elaine Havenga – Marketing Manager Think ERP solutions are only for large enterprises? Think again. Many ERP customers are small and midsize companies using solutions that have been designed specifically with their needs in mind. That includes the initial project cost as well as maintenance fees, which are lower than those of solutions aimed at the enterprise market. “Although priced for SMEs, this does not mean that these solutions are lightweight in terms of functions and capabilities,” says Elaine Havenga,

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11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021

Note: This is a complex topic and there is no substitute for tailored professional advice. What is set out below is of necessity no more than a simplified summary of some practical highlights. You and your business are at substantial risk if you aren’t fully compliant with POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) on 1 July 2021. The clock is ticking! Have a look at the Information Regulator’s Countdown Clock here to see exactly how many days (and hours, minutes, and

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Busting 4 myths about ERP software

By Lyall O’Carroll, Technical Account Manager at Seidor Africa ERP has had a bad rep in the past for being costly, complex and unwieldy. But manufacturers and other companies considering installing or updating their ERP software system need to know that now is the time to do it. “ERP software and services have improved dramatically in recent years,” says Lyall O’Carroll, Technical Account Manager, Seidor Africa. “It is no longer an enormous expense, nor does it take an age to

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