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9 Steps to take to successfully implement an integrated business management system
The World Bank’s 2020 Doing Business report points out that growing a business and doing business in Africa has many challenges. There has however been a continuous improvement across the Sub-Saharan region and Rwanda and Mauritius stood out among the top 20 countries globally in terms of the ease of starting and maintaining a business. So where does ERP systems fit in and how do I compare ERP systems? “Technology will continue playing a key role in enabling SMEs to comply
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, and so many employees working remotely, it has never been more important to ensure that your business functions at maximum productivity levels. Having the right integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in place, can ensure that no matter where your workforce is based, the needs and processes of specific departments, business units and divisions are fully understood. “Having an integrated system, which is essentially a centralised data warehouse for all your business processes and
Womens Month 2020
In the world of COVID-19
Digital transformation and end-to-end information management In March the Institute of Supply Chain Management conducted the first phase of a survey that investigated what impact COVID-19 would have on businesses and supply chains. The results were staggering with nearly 75 percent of companies reporting supply chain and distribution disruptions in some capacity due to transportation restrictions, and more than 80 percent who believed that their organisation would experience some impact because of COVID-19 disruptions. While this survey was conducted in
Covid-19 has changed the world in just a few weeks Financial managers without an ERP are having a tough time in a world where Covid-19 has changed the world in just a few weeks. If they were concerned before about adapting to unexpected changes to financial forecasts and rapidly evolving business models, aligning strategic, financial and operational plans and analysing data across the business to develop cost containment strategies, these concerns are now causing them to lay awake at night.
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,
2020 in review By Heinrich de Leeuw, MD, Seidor South Africa. 2020 has changed everything. Company goals and objectives were upended by COVID-19, and the tech industry has been forever shifted. All sectors have faced enormous challenges over the past year. It’s important to take some time to reflect on the impact that local and global events have had on our business, our industry and our customers. While brick and mortar stores took a hit, the pandemic led to unparalleled
You can achieve anything if you just have trust in yourself and your team. That’s one of the most important lessons Raquel Ribeiro Brites, HR officer at Seidor Africa, has learnt in the course of her career. Creating great teams is about engaging team members’ hearts and heads. But it begins with self-trust. It is an asset that is just as important as skill, knowledge, or even experience. “My role is to ensure that the bond between employee and employer
Contrary to popular belief, ERP is a good option for start-ups and small to medium businesses, especially now, following the impact of the pandemic. With COVID-19 having accelerated change, the need for real-time data to enable optimal decision-making and month-to-month planning in a disrupted environment has never been more pressing. It is said that the current best formula for successful business is to be smarter, faster and automated. That’s what makes an ERP system a strategic investment right now to