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What are the key differences between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

19|12|2019

What are the key differences between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

Both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) can be implemented to assist South African businesses in streamlining processes to improve overall effectiveness.

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Here Are 5 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Mistakes You Want To Avoid

19|12|2019

Here Are 5 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Mistakes You Want To Avoid

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems streamline business operations by unifying information and automating processes. However, to ensure effective implementation, there are key things to avoid.

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How Do Customer Loyalty Programs Work?

05|12|2019

How Do Customer Loyalty Programs Work?

It is one thing to attract new customers, but it is quite another to keep them in the face of staunch market competition. Enter: Customer Loyalty Programs, known also as rewards programs, points cards, advantage cards or club cards. The market is awash with Loyalty Programs...

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Buying Local SA

29|11|2019

Buying Local SA

Buying South African products is a much talked-about subject. “Local is Lekker”, “Think global, Act Local” are all phrases coined by those who encourage local purchases. While international products are sometimes called for, and sometimes the benefits of buying internationally outweigh any local advantages- there...

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Enterprise Resource Planning And The Construction Industry

28|11|2019

Enterprise Resource Planning And The Construction Industry

Many medium to large-sized construction companies have moved over to using ERP systems to efficiently manage all their company’s resources, such as labour, finance, equipment, material, data and many more. In a competitive market like the construction industry, even the smaller concerns are looking to integrated...

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What are they key differences between accounting and bookkeeping?

21|11|2019

What are they key differences between accounting and bookkeeping?

While bookkeeping and accounting both fall under the accounting umbrella, the biggest differentiator is bookkeeping doesn’t involve the analysis of financial data.

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Myths of Cloud Computing

31|10|2019

Myths of Cloud Computing

Whenever there is a rapid rise of new technology, we also must sift through the hype and misconceptions that follow. Cloud computing is one of those technologies where almost everyone has an opinion, and yet there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to sifting...

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Everything you need to know about becoming an Accountant in SA

28|10|2019

Everything you need to know about becoming an Accountant in SA

The South African financial sector is in growing need of qualified accountants. Every company has a finance department, which means there is a huge demand for those skilled in accountancy.

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What To Consider When Investing In A POS System For The Retail Sector?

24|10|2019

What To Consider When Investing In A POS System For The Retail Sector?

What is a POS System? Essentially the POS system is the place where a customer pays for products or services. Combining hardware and software components, the POS system allows for any form of payment such as cash, debit cards, credit cards, mobile, and even accumulated loyalty points.

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ERP Implementation Failure

24|10|2019

ERP Implementation Failure

Moving to a new ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a massive and expensive task. Not only does the system itself require financial investment, but the implementation too requires the allocation of financial and human resources.

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Black Friday

18|10|2019

Black Friday

Black Friday. It’s a term that has quite recently become a firm feature in the South African retail calendar. But it’s history goes a lot further back. It has started to turn into a global phenomenon, and Black Friday has not left the South African economy out!

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What Does The Future Look Like For ERP Systems In SA?

18|10|2019

What Does The Future Look Like For ERP Systems In SA?

The future of ERP systems in South Africa is exciting. South Africans are known for their innovation, risk-taking, entrepreneurship and “boer maak ‘n plan” (farmer makes a plan) positive attitudes. So as economic climates evolve and tighten, South Africans are open to systems which will gain them the edge over less...

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Five Ways An ERP System Can Benefit Your Marketing

10|10|2019

Five Ways An ERP System Can Benefit Your Marketing

Upon initial examination you wouldn’t consider an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) as a tool for your company’s marketing strategy- think again! Gone are the days where an ERP system (also referred to as Integrated Management Systems) was just about accounting, stock control and profit...

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How ERP Systems Improve Inventory Cost Management

01|10|2019

How ERP Systems Improve Inventory Cost Management

ERP systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning, are designed to help a business manage all business operations from a single point or location- one of those factors being inventory cost management, or simply put as stock control. An ERP system can help businesses to streamline their inventory holding costs by providing

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What Should I Look For In An Accounting System?

01|10|2019

What Should I Look For In An Accounting System?

A basic accounting system, at the very least, should cover the main aspects of a business. These basic aspects are: Tracking income covering invoicing and managing money received. Tracking expenses covering buying products for resale and paying overheads such as wages and rent. Providing reports showing the...

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What are the key features to consider when buying a Point of Sale (POS) system?

01|10|2019

What are the key features to consider when buying a Point of Sale (POS) system?

When it comes to retail, the easiest, most secure way to accept payments and track your sales is with a point of sale (POS) system. In the age of the Internet of Things, the POS system is a must-have retail device.

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ERP & Procurement

30|09|2019

ERP & Procurement

Without procurement, all manufacturers’ operations come to a halt. No raw materials to use in manufacturing, no finished goods to sell. Despite this strong dependence, procurement is not often seen as a core function to be incorporated into ERP systems.

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How POS Can Help a Small Business?

03|09|2019

How POS Can Help a Small Business?

A Point of Sale (POS) system, also known as a Point of Purchase (POP) system, can be an invaluable tool for a small business. At its basic level, a POS system helps a small business manage the check-out process when interacting with a customer at the point of sale...

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Extended Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

30|08|2019

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

ERP is software which facilitates more efficient business processes in the finance, manufacturing, distribution, sales and other core business areas.

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The Benefits of ERP for Logistics

30|08|2019

The Benefits of ERP for Logistics

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system allows an organisation to effectively manage its flow of information in a central hub by combining all business functions in an easily accessible software feature. There are many benefits to using an ERP system across various industries, and for logistics...

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