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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 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
By Lionel de Oliveira, Sales Manager South Africa, Seidor Africa The pharmaceutical industry is faced with a multitude of challenges, including a rapidly changing landscape, competitive pressures, and the supply chain challenges wrought by the global COVID-19 outbreak. With a COVID-19 vaccine likely to be available in early 2021, we can expect even more pressure on the distribution chain. Besides the key need of having a solution which is designed specifically for pharmacies, other needs of this sector are an
By Pedro Lopes, Group Managing Director South Africa, Seidor Africa By mid-March 2020, business plans went out the window and many shifted focus from thriving to surviving. Pedro Lopes, group managing director, Seidor Africa says that “Technology trends will increasingly evolve in line with our online and digital lives in 2021.” He explores what else 2021 will bring: Business management systems are more important than ever Challenges differ from one organisation to the next, but business needs remain the same.
By Terrence Chowles, project director, Seidor Networks South Africa The race to constantly innovate, to stay ahead and remain relevant, has never been tougher. In a world of information at our fingertips, consumer expectations are more demanding than ever. As a result, there is an increasing pressure on businesses to show results and growth like as never before. Businesses are expected to react quickly, act faster, and at the same time make informed predictions to command competitive advantage. Business leaders
Handling today’s medical distribution challenges By Sean Fowles New Business Sales, Seidor Africa Technology within the medical distribution industry is not new. The medical industry is under constant pressure to ensure attention to detail, adherence to strict methodologies, and regulatory compliance. There is no room for errors. Add to that the burden placed on healthcare ecosystems around the world in 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19. Shortages of medicine and other healthcare supplies have affected countries globally. In South Africa,