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Robert Baran

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How to Leverage “as a Service” in Your Business: Start With SYSPRO Cloud

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

When most of us learned about clouds in elementary school, we learned terms such as cirrus, stratocumulus, and cumulonimbus. Most of us likely did not learn about clouds that were available “as a service.” But nowadays, when we hear someone reference “the cloud,” they’re likely talking about something technological rather than meteorological.

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Topics: SYSPRO cloud

How Today’s Accounting Software Programs Empower Financial Leaders

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Today’s CFO role has morphed from that of head bookkeeper to a significantly more strategic role, telling the story of where the company has been and driving the narrative for the company’s future. This narrative is powered by data that helps drive efficiencies, save costs, and generate growth. With more data available than ever before, it’s important that finance teams can find the most valuable insights as quickly as possible.

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Topics: accounting software programs

Use Business Software Consulting to Start Your Digital Transformation Now

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

One of the most important recent business trends, digitization is a profound transformation of activities, competencies, processes, and models to leverage the capabilities and impact of digital technologies, all while keeping both present needs and future opportunities in mind.

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Topics: business software consulting

Three Words to Guide Your Best ERP Implementation

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Your ERP system is the backbone of your organization’s data and success. You know you need one, but the idea of selecting and implementing one can be as intimidating as cleaning out your closet. It’s going to take time and intention, and you might be tempted to just shut the door and save it for another day. Except you also know that putting it off can just make it feel that much worse in the future when you really have to clean that closet.

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Topics: ERP implementation best practice

3 Best-Practice Manufacturing Inventory Technology Trends You’ll Want to Implement Right Now

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Inventory management sure has changed over the years: from hand counting and paper records, to matching computer printouts to bin contents, to relying fully on technology to inform our inventory needs. Progress continues to march forward, including new ways of thinking for inventory management in manufacturing and supply chain.

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Topics: manufacturing inventory

Getting Smarter About Business Intelligence

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

As the newest batches of college grads prepare to cross the stage and start their careers, they’ve probably done research into the most up-and-coming jobs or industries and planned accordingly. Jobs they can hold now didn’t exist when their parents graduated college, and technology will evolve such that the next generation will have several completely new job options we haven’t even thought of yet. Consider that twenty years ago, there was no such thing as a social media specialist or app developer. Tomorrow, we could be facing a world where it’s normal to not have postal workers, cashiers, or taxi drivers.

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Topics: business intelligence

Accounting Software for Manufacturing Helps You Get Ready for Industry 4.0

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 08, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is the current movement of automation and data exchange, specifically in manufacturing technologies. This includes newly mainstreamed technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.

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Topics: accounting software for manufacturing

What Digital Transformation Means for Manufacturing Operations

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

While the term “digital transformation” —commonly shortened to DX—is becoming ubiquitous in the business world, what may not be entirely clear is just what DX means. While the term is widely used to a point where some deem it unhelpful, the business mandates behind it remain. These include rethinking old operating models, experimenting more, and refining agility in responding to both customers and rivals.

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Topics: digital transformation for manufacturing

Demystifying Inventory Optimization

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Did you know that if you don’t have a comprehensive picture of the mechanics of inventory optimization, you could end up with a sizable amount of wasted effort? Inventory optimization is a delicate balance between maintaining the minimum cost of inventory while keeping the desired fill rates for optimized items with the least cost reorder frequency and using technology to establish predictive control over inventory performance. All that? It’s no wonder that efforts are often diverted from one effort to another.

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Topics: inventory optimization

How Integrated Technology Can Help You Beat These 5 Economic Challenges in 2019

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Now into the second quarter of 2019, businesses are looking at the successes of Q1 and evaluating what worked and what might need some redirection to gear up for the second half of the year. While you’re evaluating, it’s smart to consider the factors and challenges that are impacting today’s economy. Five key areas for this year include: the economy and funding, healthcare costs, engaging employees in payroll and tax changes, scaling for growth, and harnessing the power of integrated technology.

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Topics: integrated technology