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Software adds value to automotive manufacturer supply chain

By: Thabi Madiba     8th February 2019 Software company Syspro Africa’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software enables automotive manufacturing and distribution companies to manage supply chain and financial processes. Syspro Africa professional services manager Doug Hunter explains that the ERP software assists automotive... 

Industrial firms moving to integrate artificial intelligence with ERP systems

By: Schalk Burger     1st February 2019 Agility has become a key requirement for industrial companies that need to make decisions more quickly and accurately, and is a key trend in 2019, says industrial enterprise resource planning (ERP) multinational Syspro Africa product manager Deidre Fryer. “Industrial companies will look to... 

SYSPRO

14th September 2018 Established in 1978, SYSPRO is an internationally recognised Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider and a leading provider of enterprise business solutions for on-premises and cloud-based utilisation. One of the first software vendors to develop an ERP solution, SYSPRO is now a... 

SA ERP provider integrates new capabilities into new offering

By: Schalk Burger     31st August 2018 South African enterprise resource planning (ERP) multinational Syspro’s version 8 offers artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT) platforms and analytics as part of its capabilities to allow for near real-time monitoring of all aspects of a business. Syspro Africa product manager... 

Software well suited for food and beverage industry

By: Halima Frost     24th August 2018 Having supplied big beverage and baking goods suppliers with its software, Syspro believes that its Syspro 8 system is well suited to the food and beverage industry. The Syspro 8 system includes the integration of several new features, comprising machine learning, and social media as... 

Better integration between systems and machines on offer

By: Halima Frost     27th July 2018 With the automotive industry having shown a need for better integration between machines and systems, software company Syspro simplifies operational effectiveness. “Syspro Software, an enterprise resource planning system, is designed with the automotive industry in mind. It aims to help... 

Actionable insights can positively influence organizational performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th July 2018 Prior to the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and predictive analytics, critical business decisions were made based on the analysis of historical data. Today, organizations that have a strong, future-fit ERP system in place, and that have implemented automation, have... 

Companies moving towards emerging technologies

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th June 2018 There is strong indication that manufacturing companies will in the short term start using emerging technologies. This is according to ‘The Mobile Corporation in South Africa 2018’ report, based on research conducted by research organisation World Wide Worx, in partnership with enterprise... 

Mobile enterprise technology use in SA on the rise – Syspro

By: Schalk Burger     13th April 2018 About two-thirds of large companies in South Africa commonly use mobile enterprise technologies, and almost half noted their intentions to adopt new business technologies, including robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), says enterprise software multinational Syspro Africa MD Mark Wilson. ‘The... 

Mark Wilson

23rd February 2018 This week we profile Mark Wilson, MD of Syspro Africa, an enterprise resource planning solutions provider   

Local innovation key for growing automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     6th October 2017 Key to realising the growth potential of South Africa’s automotive sector is local innovation, albeit with due consideration to conditions and operating environments, as local companies are not always able to use international innovations and technologies, says enterprise resource planning (ERP)... 

Syspro, Prophix team up to tackle lucrative African growth markets

By: Schalk Burger     23rd June 2017 Homegrown enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider Syspro and Canada-based corporate performance management (CPM) multinational Prophix Software have entered into a global partnership to provide a broad range of services to their combined set of clients in growth markets, particularly... 

The impact of wearable devices on Warehouse Management

9th May 2017 The rise of automation and the Internet of Things on traditional manufacturing cannot be underestimated but innovation in wearable user devices can also not be ignored as the fusion of technology with the human labour force increases. For example witness wearable Google glasses which allow... 

Blockchain and the Future of Finance

28th March 2017 The banking sector is an ancient one with prototype banks identified as early as 2000 BC in Babylon and Assyria, but they have also been partly responsible for a lot of economic blunders in recent years – from the 2008 recession caused by subprime lending to the EU currency crisis caused by... 

SYSPRO Appoints New MD for Africa

10th March 2017 Global ERP provider SYSPRO has appointed Mark Wilson as the new MD for Africa effective January 2017. He has over 20 years of professional experience within the IT industry, having held various executive roles including, FD, MD and VP positions in the Middle East, India and Africa. Mark’s... 

Rise of robotics and AI discussed at Davos 2017

13th February 2017 The hot topic of the rise of robotics and its impact on global workforces was again discussed at the latest Davos WEF this year. As Brexit and the US presidential inauguration emphasized the increased volatility of a world in economic and political flux, leaders have highlighted the pursuit of... 

SYSPRO is Putting Down Roots with a New Office in Nairobi, Kenya

9th December 2016 Global ERP service provider SYSPRO has opened a new office in Kenya to grow its footprint in the East African region and demonstrate its commitment to the company’s local partners and customers. According to Zaren Ramlugan, SYSPRO Channel Sales Manager for Africa, SYSPRO is delighted to finally... 

Are Chatbots revolutionizing the customer service industry?

2nd December 2016 Johannesburg - November 15, 2016 - As businesses globally seek to reduce overheads while boosting customer service and efficiency, there is a meteoric rise of the Chatbot and AI, linked to automated and intelligent self-service. Accordingly, many customer service centres are currently being... 

Jaco Maritz

22nd July 2016 This week we feature Jaco Maritz Position, CFO of SYSPRO, an enterprise resource planning software company 

Weathering the Storms of Change

28th June 2016 Unpredictability is one of the only certainties of today’s business. How do modern-day organizations keep the chaos to a minimum? Brexit has taken the entire planet by surprise sending currencies tumbling and global markets reeling. As economies around the world begin to come to terms with the... 

Internet of Things impacts on manufacturing

By: Nadine James     17th June 2016 Research shows that smart devices like machine sensors, radio-frequency identification readers and video cameras – connected to the Internet and the Cloud, and communicating in real time – are impacting significantly on factory-floor production and distribution processes worldwide. Enterprise... 

Software solutions enabling digital disruption will drive growth

By: Nadine James     10th June 2016 Manufacturers looking to improve their efficiencies and stimulate growth by obtaining new technology should search for a solution that enables their businesses to adopt disruptive technologies, says global software company SYSPRO. SYSPRO chief innovation officer Kevin Dherman explains that... 

Supply chain failures can be prevented

19th April 2016 Supply chain failures result in empty store shelves, infrastructure in various states of breakdown, basic services and resources that are just not available when and where they’re needed, and even increased pollution levels. All these problems are preventable if the relevant supply chains are... 

Big brands to celebrate 50 years of supply chain excellence

7th April 2016 Syspro, Barloworld Logistics, and Bidvest Panalpina Logistics have all signed up to celebrate the 50th birthday of SAPICS, the community for supply chain professionals in southern Africa. The celebrations will reach a high point at the 38th Annual SAPICS Conference & Exhibition, where conference... 

What the heck are Negative Interest Rates?

5th April 2016 The European Central Bank recently cut interest rates across the Eurozone to zero. In January, the Bank of Japan surprised the world with its negative interest rate monetary policy shift. While experts ponder the pros and cons of these unconventional decisions, there are many people scratching... 

The Fabulous Future of Fabricated Metal

15th March 2016 The metal fabrication industry worldwide has faced many challenges over the past decade, from volatile commodity prices, to shrinking markets.  Businesses are increasingly being pressured into relooking at the way they do things. South Africa is no different; competition in the market is fierce... 

Boosting the Customer Experience with Innovative Technology

24th February 2016 If there are two phrases that permeated the global marketplace in 2015, they were ‘customer engagement’ and ‘economic uncertainty’. Technology has a role to play in enabling the former and overcoming the latter. It seems unlikely that any industry, sector or individual business has remained... 

What the Bank of Japan and Software have in Common

24th February 2016 As our expectations of technology become more demanding, simplicity and flexibility continue to influence software conceptualization and development. The Bank of Japan’s recent decision to use negative interest rates to rouse a sluggish economy took the global marketplace by surprise. As the... 

SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning

19th February 2016 SYSPRO, founded in 1978, is the leading global supplier of on-premise, cloud and mobile business eneterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturers and distributors.  Scalable for rapid growth, SYSPRO is acknowledged by industry analysts to be among the finest ERP solutions in the... 

Automated warehousing software streamlines operations

23rd October 2015 Maintaining stock accuracy, correct picking, timely dispatch and on-time delivery are daily challenges for the warehousing and storage industry and crucial to ensuring that the right product is delivered to the customer on time, which is why Johannesburg-based transformer-insulation product... 

The role of integration in the quest for resilient supply chains and businesses

11th June 2014 Supply chain integration across  all departments is the key to resilient supply chains which, in turn, lead to  more resilient businesses. “Businesses don’t just become  resilient by themselves,” says SAPICS www.sapics.org  President Cobus Rossouw, fresh from last week’s annual SAPICS Supply... 

Universities doing R&D for industry, students get experience

By: Schalk Burger     24th January 2014 An encouraging trend in South African universities is the maturing collaboration with industry, where companies are actively involved in preparing students for the workplace, says Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Department of Computer Sciences Professor André Calitz. Companies are... 

Universities collaborate to launch training initiatives

By: Anine Kilian     26th July 2013 The second instalment of a multimillion-rand project to bridge the knowledge gap between industry and academia with regard to information and communication technology (ICT) was launched as part of the ICT programme last month. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), the University of... 

Smaller firms now also demanding full enterprise resource planning solutions

By: Schalk Burger     7th December 2012 Small and medium-sized companies are demanding fully fledged enterprise-resource planning (ERP) software tools to support their businesses, with interest kindled by the market’s increasing familiarity with the use of ERP systems in corporate environments, says business software company Syspro CEO... 

Software developer wants its customers to be more self-sufficient

By: Dennis Ndaba     17th October 2008 Software developer Syspro says that it wants to empower its clients to be more self-sufficient, using Web-based tools to give quicker access to information and ensuring a faster return on investment. 

Pump firm plans R2,5m facilities upgrade

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump manufacturer Denorco, is currently upgrading its facilities to handle the greater demand on its internal supply chain, says operations director Rory Parsons. 

Water-blasting technology increases foundry’s efficiency

By: Mariaan Webb     20th January 2006 To improve surface quality and increase efficiency within its foundry, Rely Precision Castings has recently started to make use of water-blasting technology to remove shell and clean its castings completely. 

Manufacturer beefs up growth plan with flexible reporting

20th September 2005 Durban-based manufacturing firm Feltex Holdings said yesterday that it had significantly improved the flexibility of its financial budgeting and management information system (MIS) application, idu-Concept, during an acquisition trail that more than doubled the company's earnings in the last five... 

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