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Five data features that will help inform your business decisions

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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 Here are our 5 reasons why you simply can’t afford to run an outdated software solution.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

Are you keeping up with the latest requirements in the Retail sector?

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If the past year is an indication of things to come - or of the changes that seems to be taking effect since the start of COVID-19, then retailers will most certainly need to adapt as well. One thing is for sure, our business or retail management tools will need to follow suit. Modernising and digitising processes is a key part of those requirements. To keep up with the retail industry’s demands and customer expectations, sleek, efficient and modern customer service will be expected. That means upping your game on the customer’s shopping experience.

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Tags: E-Commerce, software, Customer Service, retail, Digital Solution, retail software, automating data management

5 Ways To Optimise Retail Software

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Software is no longer the exclusive domain of large-scale enterprises. With technology constantly advancing, a new generation of software solutions has come in to play. Retailers of any size can now leverage this evolution. Here are five points to keep in mind:

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Tags: software, Customer Service, retail, cloud hosting, retail software, efficiency

Contributing to a Circular Economy with your ERP Software

Circular Economy

The past 12 months proved just how essential it is for businesses to prepare for disruptions that may come in different forms. One term you might have encountered recently is ‘circular economy’ - and it’s considered one of the core ways in which companies can build resilience, while enhancing their environmental credentials.

But what exactly is a circular economy? And how can ERP software help businesses prepare for a more sustainable future?

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Tags: ERP, ePOD, circular economy, Digital Solution, cloud hosting

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