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9 Steps to take to successfully implement an integrated business management 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
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
Womens Month 2020
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?
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
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,
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
In the world of COVID-19
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
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
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 solution 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 implement.
By Mala Bhatt, Managing Director, Seidor Africa, Eastern Africa, and Mauritius The extension of lockdown restrictions weighed heavily on production in Africa’s manufacturing industries at the start of 2021, causing many to lose momentum. At the same time, in today’s connected, informed, and always-on marketplace, customers are demanding high-quality, individualised products delivered within shorter timeframes. To build up local production capacity and meet these requirements, companies must synchronise their demand chain with their supply chain. “In manufacturing, where supply chain,
By Sean Fowles New Business Sales, Seidor Africa The changing global landscape has caused many businesses to seek out new ways of remote working. ERP automation can help companies navigate business disruption caused by COVID-19, but can an effective ERP solution be delivered off-site? In the new world of work traditional on-site project build is not the most convenient choice. This is leading many ERP providers to offer remote implementations for their clients. “Remote project implementation is not new,” says
By Alex de Wet, SAP Consultant, Seidor Africa Seidor Africa encourages SAP clients to use Workbench, a graphic programming to develop various applications create programs, interface, web services, and access database connections. Most of the information that people process is visual. Even the most complex ideas can be easily explained through pictures. That is what makes illustrations popular and helpful in creating user interfaces. Whether you are the boss, the team manager, or starting your first job, having a visual
By Lionel de Oliveira, Sales Manager South Africa, Seidor Africa The drive towards digital transformation and the adoption of new IT methods, tools and technologies is a business critical move to build an intelligent enterprise which will stand above the competition and succeed as the enterprise of tomorrow. Intelligent Enterprises use the latest technologies to turn insight into action across the business – in real-time. As a result, they accelerate data-driven innovation and process automation, launch new business models, and
By Andre Adendorff, director of Presales, Seidor Africa The global pandemic forced many businesses to change. Companies and employees who had resisted digital innovation suddenly had no choice. The demand for online sales began to grow as populations were locked down to quell the spread of the virus. Businesses without an online or digital presence have been left badly exposed and many are playing catch-up. On the plus side, although COVID-19 accelerated the shift to e-commerce everywhere, it has the