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

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Step 2 – Accounting to ERP – List your requirements before looking for an ERP 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

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Step 3 – Consider functionality to find the right ERP system for your business

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

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Womens Month 2020

In the world of COVID-19

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Distribution disruptions in a 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

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Intelligent financial management for an end-to-end view of your business

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.

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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 – Part 1

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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