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Cloud, Hosted and On-Premises ERP – Which One is Right for You?

2019-09-04T07:12:30+00:00

If you’re replacing or upgrading your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you may be considering whether you will host it On-Premise or in the Cloud. Until recently On-Premise ERP was the standard, but Cloud-based ERP systems are becoming increasingly popular. Which one is right for your organisation? In this article, we’ll look at three [...]

Cloud, Hosted and On-Premises ERP – Which One is Right for You?2019-09-04T07:12:30+00:00

Part 4 – Guidance on transitioning to the platform model

2019-07-17T08:28:29+00:00

By transforming and adopting a platform business model, traditional companies can re-emerge as strong competitors in the Platform Economy. But so far this has not been happening very quickly. While more than 30% of global economic activity — some $60 trillion — will be mediated by digital platforms in six years’ time, only 3% of established companies have [...]

Part 4 – Guidance on transitioning to the platform model2019-07-17T08:28:29+00:00

Part 3 – Traditional business fights back – moving from value chain to a platform business model

2019-07-09T08:34:30+00:00

Platform businesses outperform value chain businesses because of their superior economics and the value of network effects.  As a result, platform businesses are growing faster, and taking leading positions in industries once dominated by value chain businesses. However, as the following case study demonstrates, the ability to leverage platforms is not limited to the upstarts [...]

Part 3 – Traditional business fights back – moving from value chain to a platform business model2019-07-09T08:34:30+00:00

Part 2 – The role of technology and ERP in the Platform Economy

2019-07-05T11:23:25+00:00

Digital transformation, driven by the Platform Economy, is highlighting the importance of technology.  It’s forcing companies to rethink their technology strategies and re-evaluate their legacy systems, especially the system that is arguably the most important to any business – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Previously, we discussed how the Platform Economy has grown at an exponential [...]

Part 2 – The role of technology and ERP in the Platform Economy2019-07-05T11:23:25+00:00

Part 1 – Why is the Platform Economy changing the face of business?

2019-07-02T07:09:58+00:00

More than 30% of the world’s economic activity — about $60 trillion — will be delivered by digital platforms in 6 years’ time, according to a McKinsey research report. Yet it’s estimated that only 3% of established companies have adopted a platform strategy. And first mover advantage is important in a digital world where often the winner takes [...]

Part 1 – Why is the Platform Economy changing the face of business?2019-07-02T07:09:58+00:00

Open Platform ERP – delivering business value and a competitive advantage

2019-07-02T06:22:47+00:00

The Open Platform is an exciting development in ERP, but how will it impact your business now and in the future? The success of companies like Uber and Airbnb is well documented, and though they operate in different industries they both have one thing in common: their success is based on the principles of [...]

Open Platform ERP – delivering business value and a competitive advantage2019-07-02T06:22:47+00:00

Dynamic Dimensional Accounting With Sage X3

2019-07-02T12:32:11+00:00

Attention CFOs The problem that many traditional ERP’s have is that they follow a rigid structure when setting up the chart of accounts. From a definition standpoint, a segmented General Ledger (GL) is one in which the chart of accounts is a single, concatenated string that consists of various segments that capture specific information. [...]

Dynamic Dimensional Accounting With Sage X32019-07-02T12:32:11+00:00

SynergERP announced as a Winner of Sage CEO Circle

2019-07-02T12:33:06+00:00

Privileged to be recognised as Enterprise Partner of the Year for achievements in FY18 South Africa, 10 January 2019 - SynergERP, providers of Sage X3 software, today announced they have been recognised as a winner of the Sage CEO Circle award program 2018. The program is designed to reward and recognise the outstanding performance [...]

SynergERP announced as a Winner of Sage CEO Circle2019-07-02T12:33:06+00:00

SynergERP’s SAICA training is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for

2019-06-06T07:05:59+00:00

Change lives through technology and be part of the SynergERP success story by honing your skills in the SynergERP CA Training Programme. As a trainee, you’re encouraged to work smarter, not harder. SynergERP is an accredited training office with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Our goal is to offer a solid foundation [...]

SynergERP’s SAICA training is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for2019-06-06T07:05:59+00:00

Making tax digital is a breeze with the right software

2019-07-02T12:34:32+00:00

The government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is a rapidly dawning reality across the UK. It has led to some elevated stress levels among many accountants and business owners, given the looming 2020 deadline for businesses to embrace and adopt MTD-enabled business software for the submission of Digital VAT Returns. Whilst there’s an element [...]

Making tax digital is a breeze with the right software2019-07-02T12:34:32+00:00