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

ERP

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

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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learning

#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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Maxine Paul Women

#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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Mala Bhatt women

#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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ERP for small businesses

Top 10 benefits of an ERP

By, Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director at Seidor Africa The COVID-19 pandemic will not stop businesses that have embraced the ERP way to work. The impact of the coronavirus on all areas of the economy has highlighted the need to transform traditional supply chain models. Worldwide, 75% of companies have reported supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19. With supply chain fragility top of mind, suppliers are focusing on how to get their products to customers while observing the

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ERP for small businesses

Costs to consider when thinking of a top ERP implementation – Part 2

By, Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director at Seidor Africa “Never has there been a better time to deploy an ERP solution than right now,” says  Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director, Seidor Africa. “ERP software and services have improved dramatically in recent years. It is no longer an enormous expense, nor does it take ages to implement. The solution brings operational areas together to overcome the challenges that arise from lack of visibility, collaboration, and coordination and the solutions are now

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ERP for small businesses

Seidor Express – The ultimate ERP for SMEs

By Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director of Seidor Africa Now is the time for South African SMEs to transition to an ERP system – particularly since vendors like Seidor have designed ERPs specifically for these organisations. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has made this clear, as organisations need an ERP solution to manage their real-time data in a way that enables optimal decision-making and month-to-month planning. Click here to learn more about the Seidor Express ERP for SMEs. A

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ERP for small businesses

6 ways to save money with ERP solutions from Seidor

By Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director of Seidor Africa Excerpt: Seidor offers ERP solutions for small and mid-sized businesses that are affordable and scalable. Seidor’s ERP solutions can help your business cut costs by streamlining your business operations and, importantly, are affordable to start up, maintain, and expand. Click here to find out more about Seidor’s ERP solutions. “ERP software and services have improved dramatically in recent years. It is no longer an enormous expense, nor does it take ages

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ERP for small businesses

Seamless ERP for SMEs regardless of user location

By Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director of Seidor Africa Looking for a powerful, flexible and affordable way to manage a small business post-pandemic? Working from home has become an intrinsic part of life for many due to the pandemic. This has led to an increased need for business agility, mobile working capabilities and end-to-end security. “The cloud hosted version of SAP Business One makes it easier for small and medium enterprises to function remotely, with built-in capabilities to handle diverse

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ERP for small businesses

Creating a productive, responsive supply chain COVID-19 has placed greater demand on warehousing and distribution than ever before

By Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director of Seidor Africa To maximise profitability, supply chains need to be as efficient as possible. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains, exposing vulnerabilities and magnifying problems that already existed in the supply chain. In the aftermath of this disruption businesses need to find ways to make their supply chains more resilient, collaborative, and networked with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Optimised MRP Warehousing and distribution are integral parts of

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