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Robert Baran

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Are You Getting These Real-Time Benefits From Your ERP Business Software?

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Thanks to technology, the human attention span is at an all-time low. According to a study by Microsoft, our attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds in 2000 to a mere 8 seconds in 2019. With all the technology available at our fingertips, humans have become used to instant gratification. In fact, Google even found that more than half of mobile users will abandon a site if it takes longer than just 3 seconds to load.

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Topics: ERP business software

Accounting Strategy: Powerful Risk Mitigation Through Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Part of a financial leader’s accounting strategy is working to mitigate a wide variety of risks. Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, recently augmented by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies.

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Topics: accounting strategy

Working With MOM ... or MES? Finding the Best Software for Manufacturing

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Many an office breakroom has boasted the sign “Your Mother doesn’t work here—clean up after yourself!” But if you use SYSPRO, there’s a good chance MOM does work at your office. SYSPRO Manufacturing Operations Management, that is.

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Topics: software for manufacturing

Why AI is the Smart Choice for Manufacturing and Distribution

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

When iPhone first launched in 2007, few consumers imagined that in a scant decade, we’d be controlling our phones with nothing but our voices. Artificial intelligence (AI) such as Siri, Alexa, and even IBM’s Watson surround our everyday lives. AI already answers all manner of questions, from the weather to setting reminders to turning lights and thermostats on and off. But, when coupled with an ERP such as SYSPRO, AI can begin answering questions about your business that you may not have even thought to ask yet.

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How Cycle Counting Can Revolutionize Your Inventory Management

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Inventory management can certainly feel like a thorn in the side of any inventory-based business. The wrong item out of stock at the wrong time can create significant cost and reputation concerns. Inventory management should be able to solve this issue, but even traditional inventory management won’t always have a wide enough focus to give you the most complete view. That’s where cycle counting comes in.

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Topics: cycle counting

Why You Need Manufacturing Operations Management: The Automation Pyramid

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Within SYSPRO’s solutions portfolio is a handy solution known as MOM: manufacturing operations management. While most of us don’t find that we want our mom with us at work, MOM is a different solution, and one that you should probably pay more attention to.

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Topics: manufacturing operations management

Secrets to Boosting Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

At the heart of any business that includes any form of distribution is the warehouse. While efficiency is key to a successful organization, it’s not the only thing you’ll need. Efficiency must be properly balanced with productivity if your business hopes to succeed.

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Topics: warehouse productivity, inventory management software

Why Your ERP Software Needs an IoT Solution

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

The internet has given us so many great services: Amazon, Netflix, Uber, dating connections, you name it. Some definitely more creative uses for the internet have come out of the internet of things (IoT), such as GPS bike handlebars, the FitBit equivalent for your dog, and even smart flip flops.

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Topics: ERP Software, ERP software solutions

How Healthy is the Heart of Your Distribution? Using Warehouse Inventory Software for Greater Efficiency

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Your warehouse plays a vital, central role in your business’ storage and exchange of goods. From storing raw materials and finished goods to providing the physical infrastructure for picking, packing, and shipping orders, the warehouse is truly the beating heart of distribution. Like keeping your own heart healthy, it’s important to keep the heart of your distribution healthy for the best output and increased longevity.

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Topics: warehouse inventory software

Three Easy Ways to Overcome Big Data and Business Intelligence Challenges

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

There’s no denying that data is everywhere and connects more and more technologies and experiences in our lives. Just think of any time you’ve searched for a product on Amazon, only to see that same product advertised to you moments later on social media. With data littering every online action we take, it’s easy as a business to be overwhelmed by the volume. Thus, it’s also critical to be smart about big data management. This includes knowing what data to analyze, what to ignore, what data collection is legal, and how to adequately protect and update that data for the best business intelligence.

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Topics: business intelligence