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

Data Storage

Step 8 – Data Storage – a Vital Consideration for Businesses

Just how important is Data Storage to your business? A business’s data is one of its most valuable assets, and therefore how and where to store it is a critical decision. There are four main options when it comes to data storage: Data residing on-premise: data lives on hardware in a company’s server room or in the region, such as South Africa. This data is hosted by the business and not a 3rd party. Data residing off-premise: this is a local or

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Accounting to ERP Step 9

Step 9 – Pick the right long term technology partner

If you are a small business owner who has realised that the time has come to move on from mainly relying on your accounting software to an integrated business management system, you are on the brink of an exciting journey towards the digital transformation of your business. Moving from accounting to ERP. An important step in implementing the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your business is to decide who you will trust to be your long-term technology partner.

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Womens Month 2020

In the world of COVID-19

Profit margin

Control your profit margins with an ERP solution that goes beyond accounting

Any small business owner knows how important it is to control profit margins. Profit margins show how much money the business is making, as well as the general health of the business and any problems that need attention. Controlling profit margins enables business owners to know how profitable they are and determine if money flowing out of the business is the result of core business activities or expenses. “This is especially important for growing businesses to stay ahead of their

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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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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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Using tech to cut through Zambia’s transport challenges

It’s no secret that transport in Zambia can be a challenge to doing business – but using well-designed software can help to cut costs and journey times, and boost profitability of transport businesses. Zambia’s transport costs are notoriously high, accounting for up to 60% of the cost of some commodities. There are several reasons for this: high fuel prices, long waits at border control points, bad driving habits and poor vehicle maintenance all contribute to the cost. Understanding the true cost of your transportation business

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Digital transformation within the Transportation industry

The transportation and logistics industry in Africa is one of the most challenging business environments to operate in. Constantly evolving, African transport and logistics are driven to change not only by increased competition and obligatory adherence to changing regulatory requirements but also by the opening of borders and the erosion of trade barriers. Requiring continuous monitoring and attention, businesses in this industry are increasingly benefiting from the impact of digital transformation as it continues to drive change and greater returns.

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