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


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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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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How to ensure a successful ERP implementation

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 has 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. ERP

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The top 5 benefits of ERP in the manufacturing industry

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,

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Can ERP Implementation Happen Remotely?

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

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Everybody needs a Workbench ~ The Integrated Development Environment available in SAP

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

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How to create an intelligent enterprise that future proofs business

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

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5 reasons for quickly implementing a B2B e-commerce solution in your business

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

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