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Advantages of Cloud ERP

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ERP systems have evolved quite a bit over the years. There is no longer a question around whether an ERP system would be beneficial or even necessary for the modern day business. It has become an absolute necessity.

The question now is more based around what would best suit your business or industry and whether you are ready for a cloud hosted system or perhaps still opting for an on-premise server.

The Covid-19 pandemic have most certainly sped up the move towards digital transformation and that includes the adoption of cloud technology. This is especially relevant for those enterprises now moving towards the remote or hybrid working models or looking to increase productivity, or to lower operational costs or even to digitally transform to name a few.

Here’s how a cloud ERP system can make a difference:

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Tags: Cloud / SaaS, ERP, cloud hosting, Hosted

5 Trends COVID-19 Accelerated for Enterprise Software Technology

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has slowed some industries and rallied others to rethink their business and investment in technology or software solutions. Most enterprises prioritise the minimising of risks, aiming to become more efficient and cost-effective, especially in crisis mode. This is where ERP systems have become the star of the show and they have most certainly helped many businesses weather some of the most recent storms.

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Tags: Cloud / SaaS, ERP, cloud hosting, COVID-19, Hosted, Third Party Apps, Add-ons

Using your ERP to stock more efficiently

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Effective and controlled stock management lies at the heart of any successful distributive trade business. After all, the difference between having too much stock and too little can prove financially, logistically and reputationally damaging for a company – so taking steps to prevent this happening makes sound business sense.

Having an ERP solution in place that’s specifically designed for the distributive trades is critical. After all, you need software that understands the way in which you operate, and offers the functionality you need to stock more efficiently and effectively.

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Tags: ERP, Stock Control, Warehousing and stock management, efficiency

Five data features that will help inform your business decisions

5 data features blog

Having good data at the heart of your ERP solution is just the beginning - you also need to be able to easily interpret and extract information so it brings value to your business.

Get the balance right and data should provide you with all the insights you need to carry out in-depth analysis, in turn giving you the necessary tools to drive your business forward and stay ahead of your competitors.

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Tags: ERP, data harvesting, KPI, Opportunities

Keep Your On-Premise Servers Secure and in Good Health

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5 Daily Checks To Ensure A Healthy Server
Our experts are sharing some advice around best practices, offer pointers in terms of what to look out for as well as provide insights that could help.

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Tags: ERP, server, On-Premise, Capital Costs, Indirect Business Costs

5 Reasons Your Software Needs To Stay Updated

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Reduce your risk: 5 reasons your software needs to stay updated
From reducing risk to identifying new initiatives that will save you time and money, your business is constantly moving forwards – but are you taking the right steps to ensure your ERP solution keeps pace? Look after your system, and it will look after your business. Here are our 5 reasons why you simply can’t afford to run an outdated software solution.

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Tags: ERP, eCommerce, business management, latest version, updated

Keeping Up With Automotive Aftermarket Changes

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On 1 July 2021 several changes were implemented within the South African automotive aftermarket industry. These changes provide a more inclusive and a more competitive environment for aftermarket traders and Independent Service Providers (ISPs).

According to the Competition Commission, these guidelines address the lack of competition and consumer choice in the sale and fitment of spare parts and for the service, maintenance and mechanical repairs of insured vehicles as well as vehicles under warranty.

Herewith some of the changes that the automotive aftermarket industry needs to adhere to:

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Tags: ERP, software, cloud hosting, automotive, ISP, business management

The 4th Era of ERP

4th Era ERP Blog

According to Gartner, ERP systems have entered into its 4th era of development, defined by superior data-centric, AI-driven, agile and customer-facing systems. Why is this so important for commercial enterprises?

By 2023, it is estimated that 65% of organisations will use ERP applications, encompassing the attributes of its fourth era, from strategic planning to predictable data analytics and more.

This represents a major shift from the limited resource planning role of the earlier traditional ERP platforms, then perceived as just another piece of IT software to be implemented.

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Tags: ERP, software, cloud hosting, Data Driven, People Focused, Agile Implementation

Five Ways Mid-Market Businesses Capitalise on Cloud ERP

Mid market businesses capitalise on Cloud ERP

With more cloud infrastructure and powerful data-driven processes incorporated in modern software, high-performance ERP systems cater to nearly every business, industry, and requirement these days.

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 65% of organisations will use ERP applications to optimise business operations and improve customer service using analytics and intelligent decision-making. Smart and strategic ERP platforms will prevail.

This is a game-changer for the mid-market business sector. Previously, small and medium sized businesses had to raise investments to compete with large enterprises for speed, reliability or efficiency. The latest advancements in cloud ERP finally level the playing field.

Integrated cloud ERP solutions draw on all the necessary resources and power (thanks to the cloud) to automate and improve operations, e.g. update remaining stock, quote and invoice customers, record sales transactions or analyse customer data.

As Gartner explains, the need to create, manage and understand data is paramount to the business ecosystem, customers, suppliers, partners, competitors and stakeholders. Modern ERP systems rely on robust data management and analytics.

Here are five ways ERP systems are changing the way businesses operate:

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Tags: software, retail, Digital Solution, cloud hosting, retail software, hosting

A word from our MD

Word from MD

It’s been a tough year and we have all been affected in some way but every cloud has a silver lining. During this time we have seen true leaders stand up and many inspirational stories, news and people. These remind us to keep focusing on the positives.

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Tags: E-Commerce, ePOD, ePick, eReceipt, local, coffee

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