The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-27T23:48:05Z SYSPRO named a Momentum Grid leader in G2 report for ERP systems 2021-04-27T23:48:05Z syspro-named-a-momentum-grid-leader-in-g2-report-for-erp-systems SYSPRO, a leading global provider of ERP software, has been included in G2’s Spring 2021 Momentum Grid Report for ERP systems. The Report provides a comparison of ERP vendors based on a software buyer composite score of five main criteria: employee growth, revenue growth, social growth, web growth, and year-over-year change. According to G2, products in the Leader tier in the Momentum Grid rank in the top 25 percent of their product category. Within this year’s report, customers ranked SYSPRO user satisfaction at 86 percent. According to Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO, “As a customer centric business with deep industry experience, we are driven to deliver superior service and industry specific functionality for Manufacturers and Distributors. The trajectory of our momentum score is a testament to our goal to seamlessly empower customers to take the next step – whether it is expanding into new territories, adding new product lines, transforming business processes, or driving innovation.” All customer reviews on G2 are unbiased and based on actual user experience. A recent customer review describes SYSPRO as a powerful ERP software that truly understands and supports all forms of manufacturing, “SYSPRO is a complete solution for manufacturing from start to finish. From purchasing to sale, the various modules are fully integrated for seamless processing and movement of our raw material, WIP, and finished products that mirrors how we actually manufacture out on the plant floor.” G2 is a well-known technology marketplace where businesses discover, review, and manage technology to make smart buying decisions. For more information on the G2 Momentum Grid, visit this page https://www.g2.com/reports/6b00e46c-f3f8-4944-8fd0-6330f0fc0d94/preview?tab=method For more information about SYSPRO, visit https://au.syspro.com/. SYSPRO rebrands as it commits to securing a digital future for global manufactures and distributors 2021-04-12T23:36:24Z syspro-rebrands-as-it-commits-to-securing-a-digital-future-for-global-manufactures-and-distributors Melbourne, 13 April 2021 - SYSPRO, an industry-built ERP software solution designed to make things possible in key manufacturing and distribution industries, has unveiled its re-energised brand, visual identity and positioning to the market. The new brand tagline and positioning signifies SYSPRO’s evolving offering to the market and how the business continues to be committed to guide customers to secure a digital future.  Over the past year, manufacturers and distributors have had to contend with global vulnerabilities and disruptive forces. Many have now shown a sense of urgency in accelerating their digital transformation journeys for long-term resiliency. The industry has realised that digital transformation is now indispensable in translating efficiency and productivity gains back into the business. With industry needs top of mind, SYSPRO redefined its message to resonate with customers as they take their next step – whether it is expanding into new territories, adding new product lines, transforming business processes, or driving innovation.   According to Sandra Fraga, SYSPRO Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, “Our customers are looking for trusted advisors and industry specialists that understand their need to deliver value, drive operational efficiencies, control costs and drive bottom line results. As a pledge of commitment to help manufacturers to remain resilient, we have changed our tagline to ‘Say Yes to Next.’  Underpinned by purpose, this tagline will be embodied within every customer interaction as we lead them through significant growth. We believe this will really resonate with our customers as they say yes – to the next idea, the next opportunity, the next possibility, and to achieve more.”  The rebrand also talks to SYSPRO’s adaptability to align with industry trends and leverage emerging technologies that will enable partners and customers to have a competitive advantage. Built from experience and made for manufacturers, SYSPRO Cloud ERP has been developed with this in mind.  “In today’s environment, businesses need to evolve faster, expand quicker, collaborate across the business and serve customers better by delivering tangible business value. While manufacturers have realised that they need to review their current technology solutions to meet the challenges of the future head-on, the key to success in this new digital era is selecting an ERP platform with cloud capabilities to embrace innovation to transform their business for enhanced growth and long-term sustainability,” notes Fraga.   With a new look and feel, SYSPRO’s primary focus will remain on ensuring the delivery of a high-quality ERP solution and experience to the market.  “As industries continue to navigate through uncharted territory, we have an opportunity to reset and transform their businesses for future growth and digital innovation. As trusted advisors, we look at delivering next generation technologies built for the industries and sectors we serve. We understand that industry leaders don’t wait, they build the next,” concludes Fraga.  For more on SYSPRO Cloud ERP, visit:  https://www.syspro.com/product/business-digitization/cloud-erp/   Central Pharmacy Logistics selects SYSPRO to simplify the process of dispensing investigational drugs direct-to-patients for clinical trials 2021-03-29T23:24:26Z central-pharmacy-logistics-selects-syspro-to-simplify-the-process-of-dispensing-investigational-drugs-direct-to-patients-for-clinical-trials-1 Australian supply chain start-up for the clinical trials of drugs, Central Pharmacy Logistics (CPL), has selected SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), to provide the company with an integrated digital platform to streamline its supply chain and simplify the process of dispensing investigational pharmaceuticals direct-to-patients for clinical trials. The start-up is the brainchild of Director and Founder of Central Pharmacy Logistics, Rima Darwiche, who is a Registered Pharmacist and an accredited medical researcher, who saw an opportunity to offer specialist supply chain services to enable the highly regulated but essential medical research work to be carried out on Australasian soil. CPL wanted to apply the direct-to-consumer eCommerce model to the pharmaceutical trials industry and its founder, Rima was inspired by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Uber Eats for their slick digital delivery models. The objective was to not only improve the recruitment and retention of volunteer patients here due to providing a much better experience but also to enable its sponsors’ products to reach the market faster and with significantly lower operational costs. “We shortlisted two ERP providers initially due to their capabilities with inventory, financials and Distribution, but the clear choice after the initial evaluation was SYSPRO, due to its specialist solutions for the supply chain space as well as its traceability capabilities. We felt SYSPRO and its partner MNM Solutions were a perfect fit for CPL, in terms of cultural fit, the team’s expertise in our field and the affordable solutions they put forward to solve all of our challenges and to fully digitalise the business,” said Rima Darwiche. “Fully digitalising the company at the outset is a smart decision for CPL, which will help them on their journey towards Industry 4.0. SYSPRO ERP will be the backbone of CPL’s business and will automate its supply chain, eliminate paper-based processes and will easily manage the significant reporting and audit requirements of clinical trials,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO. SYSPRO’s integration partner, MNM Solutions and their partner Room40 for e-commerce will be involved in CPL’s rapid implementation. The new fully interconnected ERP platform from SYSPRO will integrate with the company’s Quality Management System (QMS), which enables the company to be compliant with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). “Traceability is crucial in the investigational pharmaceuticals sector because stability can be an issue with trial drugs, so it is essential that they are transported and stored in the perfect environmental conditions at extremely specific temperatures. If an error occurs in this process, the drugs may become defective and will need to be urgently recalled or re-administered,” said Rima Darwiche. “CPL’s technology-driven approach will put Australia and New Zealand on a competitive global platform to attract more drug companies to do their clinical trials here. We are already working with major drug companies trialling COVID prevention drugs as well as spinal injury therapy,” said Rima Darwiche. “With SYSPRO ERP, CPL will be in a strong position to replace the traditional time-consuming method of clinical trials with a smooth digital delivery experience that offers an extremely professional and efficient direct to patient model that will improve the health outcomes of people in Australia and New Zealand,” concluded Rob Stummer. SYSPRO Wins IDC CSAT Award for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 2021-02-15T00:41:58Z syspro-wins-idc-csat-award-for-enterprise-resource-planning-erp SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has been recognised as a leading ERP vendor in the IDC customer satisfaction awards program (CSAT). As part of the evaluation process, customers were asked to rate their vendor on more than 30 different customer satisfaction metrics in IDC’s SaaSPath survey.  The overall outcome included responses from approximately 2,000 organisations across all geographic regions and company sizes. Based on those ratings, SYSPRO was placed in the highest scoring group of ERP vendors with strengths ranging from ease of integration to enterprise-level customer support. SYSPRO was also identified as a trusted brand with an ongoing commitment to customers through industry specialisation. According to Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO, “The honour of being recognised in this awards program is a testament to SYSPRO’s continued commitment to customer centricity. SYSPRO is built  to deliver industry specific functionality for Manufacturers and Distributors and through industry specialisation, we are able to remain focused on delivering optimised performance.” All respondents of the survey undertook an extensive screening process to ensure they are familiar with the technologies they were asked about, are current users, and have influence in their company’s technology buying decisions. According to Eric Newmark Program Vice President: SaaS, Enterprise Applications, Industry Cloud, and Digital Commerce and lead analyst behind the awards program, “SYSPRO performed well against other ERP vendors in areas in which technology buyers believe the greatest vendor challenges currently exist. This includes areas such as implementation experiences and customer experience.” Role of Manufacturing CFO 4.0 Indispensable as Industry Accelerates Digital Transformation Efforts 2020-11-26T00:51:55Z role-of-manufacturing-cfo-4-0-indispensable-as-industry-accelerates-digital-transformation-efforts-2 Sydney, November 26 2020 - SYSPRO has today announced new research, which reveals that the role of CFO 4.0 within the manufacturing sector will be crucial as the industry shifts towards increased digital transformation in the ‘new normal’. The study, which was conducted in October 2020 and led by SYSPRO, assessed the sentiment amongst senior level Chief Financial Officers within manufacturing sectors across the US, Canada, Africa and Asia Pacific (including Australia). Key findings outlined in the SYSPRO 2020 Manufacturing CFO 4.0 Survey Report include the return of business confidence, the rise a more robust role for the CFO within an increasingly digitised manufacturing sector and the acceleration of Industry 4.0 as a means to overcome future disruptions.   The Imminent Return of Business Confidence When asked about how their business had fared during the pandemic, 47% of businesses indicated that their enterprise had fared well. This pattern was particularly pronounced in the Asia Pacific region, where 75% of respondents gave an answer of between three and five in terms of how they had fared during the pandemic. The ability for businesses to weather the COVID-19 storm was particularly prevalent amongst manufacturers involved in the production/distribution of essential goods such as Food & Beverage (25%) during lockdowns as well as those who has the ability to augment their existing digital activities and adapt to ecommerce models. Drilling down further into the data, size of an organisation also played a vital role in determining its ability to survive the pandemic. Companies with 51+ employees were significantly more likely to report having fared as well as, or better than, expected. The levels of optimism uncovered by our survey suggest that CFOs – who are increasingly responsible for risk management in their organisations, now see COVID-19 as manageable in a business context, rather than terminal.  The report also indicated an overall return of business confidence, where almost 50 percent of businesses have already recovered or expect to do so by the end of 2020. A further 30 percent expected to return to pre-pandemic trading conditions by the end of Q2 2021. CFOs in Manufacturing to Play a Vital Role in Recuperation The study revealed that CFOs will be instrumental in engineering the bounce-back. When asked how they plan to boost their business in the upturn, almost 83 percent of businesses identified cost-cutting including the curbing discretionary spending and reducing overheads as a strategy. Over 70 percent of businesses also indicated that they would be exploring new revenue models with the aim for increased customer engagement through digital channels. When asked about their immediate priorities for 2021, 70 percent indicated that they would prioritise the maintenance of margins and 67 percent identified the need to manage cashflow, both traditional CFO functions. Surprisingly; however, the study also revealed that in addition to playing a traditional function, CFOs will also be expected to make informed technology investment decisions as a way of ensuring the interconnectedness of all aspects of manufacturing operations, as well as leveraging Business Intelligence to acquire and assess data that can then be used as the basis for strategic decisions. The Acceleration of Industry 4.0 While Industry 4.0 has been around for a number of years, the expanded scope of the CFO role will contribute to the acceleration of digital transformation. When asked about areas of technological investment, only 19.3 percent of respondents confirmed that they would replace ageing machinery in 2021. Rather, the emphasis is on investing in technology to make manufacturing smarter and less vulnerable to future disruptions. In fact, over 52 percent of businesses identified the investment in enterprise technology such as ERP, BI and CRM as a key strategic focus area. The goal here is better clarity and transparency of information across the business to enable enhanced decision-making in real-time. According to Sanjay Galal, CFO, SYSPRO Asia Pacific, “Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence were identified as vital, thanks to their information-gathering, processing and analysis capabilities. In uncertain trading conditions, better, more accurate and more timeous data allows for smarter decision making, as well as supporting strategic decisions through trend identification and assessment.” The study goes on to reveal that 44% of respondents singled out warehouse and advanced manufacturing process automation as a key focus area. This is to some extent a decision that has been imposed on manufacturing concerns by the pandemic, but it also suggests a longer-term outlook in which many current human roles will be replaced in the name of both efficiency and safety. “The challenge for the CFO 4.0 will be to continue to deliver financial leadership whilst also focusing on more strategic and operational aspects. In preparing for the role of CFO 4.0, businesses need to embrace technology, empower people through upskilling initiatives and have a clear business case for Industry 4.0.” concludes Sanjay. SYSPRO ERP Software Ranks Top 10 in G2’s Fall 2020 List of Highest Rated ERP Systems 2020-11-24T00:38:13Z syspro-erp-software-ranks-top-10-in-g2-s-fall-2020-list-of-highest-rated-erp-systems Sydney, November 24 2020 – SYSPRO, a leading global provider of ERP software, has been recognised as one of the top ten ERP Software solutions within the G2 list of Leaders of ERP Suites Software. SYSPRO outranks several well-known industry leaders when it comes to ease of use, quality of support and the ease  of doing business. According to G2.com, Inc. the best ERP Suites Software products in the Leaders quadrant are rated according to user satisfaction. Reviewers submit their satisfaction scores based on ease of use, requirements met, business practices and vision, administration satisfaction, and how likely they are to recommend their product. “As a customer centric business with deep industry experience, we are driven to deliver superior service and industry specific functionality for Manufacturers and Distributors. Ranking highly in the areas of customer support, ease of use and ease of doing business is a validation that our approach of focusing on the customer’s ultimate success is on track,” says Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO. Customers reviewing SYSPRO on the G2 site can attest to SYSPRO’s top ranking as a full end-to-end solution for its customers. One customer describes SYSPRO as powerful ERP for manufacturing, stating that “having all of our business lines, and departments in the same system is extremely beneficial.  User management is pretty straightforward, being able to copy profiles to a new user is very helpful.” Another customer acknowledged SYSPRO’s support structure, stating, “The support team is quite effective in responding to our requirements, successfully solving the problems that arose during its use.” G2 is a well-known technology marketplace where businesses discover, review, and manage technology to make smart buying decisions. For more information, or to view G2 Crowd’s Top 20 ERP Systems, please visit: https://www.g2.com/categories/erp-systems?tab=highest_rated Manufacturers and Distributors gear up for digital transformation in the new normal 2020-10-29T01:12:35Z manufacturers-and-distributors-gear-up-for-digital-transformation-in-the-new-normal-1 Sydney, October 29 2020. Business leaders within APAC and global manufacturing and distribution sectors have shown urgency in embracing digital transformation to overcome the disruption caused by the pandemic. This is according to new research that has been released by SYSPRO, a leading global provider of ERP software. In order to understand the impact of the pandemic on manufacturers and distributors as well as emerging trends, a survey was completed by 144 industry professionals of different managerial levels within the United States, Canada, EMEA and APAC. The survey was conducted in August 2020 and focused on the rise of the remote workforce and the need for increased collaboration, the impact of supply chain disruptions, and emerging trends that will shape the manufacturing and distribution sectors moving forward. The rise of the remote workforce As social distancing became the new normal, entire workforces needed to connect as well as collaborate remotely. Based on the survey findings, nearly half of businesses were unable to function effectively due to a reliance on their operational staff only being able to function from the work premise. In a shift towards remote work and increased collaboration, 73% of businesses stated they would need to invest in technology to facilitate remote working capabilities in the future. According to Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO, “COVID has had a ripple effect in many areas but remote work is here to stay and will need to be supported by systems that allow for easy communication, collaboration and performance management.” Supply Chain disruptions and resulting trends Unsurprisingly, the survey showed that 60% of businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. When looking specifically at distribution, 45% agreed that they were unable to operate at the same levels of distribution efficiency enjoyed before the pandemic. “Supply chains have been heavily integrated and increasingly reliant on foreign raw material, in particular from Asia. Companies looked to offshoring with the knowledge of the potential risk of quality control, but with the benefit of lower labor costs. With the increasing shortages of parts, manufacturers and distributors started looking to find alternative supply sources and establish more resilient supply chains. This shift in strategic sourcing and procurement as well as a high percentage considering re-shoring, is now being considered as a viable option worldwide.” This was echoed in the study, where 42% of businesses stated that they will re-shore manufacturing operations. “Near or re-shoring is the practice of transferring a business operation that was moved overseas back to the country from which it was originally relocated. Here, industry-built technology solutions will deliver industry specific functionality for manufacturers and distributors to optimise and simplify operations, stay current and in control,” said De Matos. The inflection Point for the Factory of the Future According to the study, only 38% of businesses felt that their business systems were adequate to handle the disruptions. When diving deeper into these findings, the study found that business systems lacked the necessary accessibility, availability, insights and basic planning tools needed by the industry to react to the pandemic. In fact, 29% of businesses stated that their systems lacked in providing them with the availability and accessibility during this time and they would be pursuing cloud-based business systems to deal with any possible future disruptions. “Manufacturers and distributors are shifting their preference towards a cloud deployed business solution, not only to address immediate needs, but as a catalyst to accelerate their digital transformation journey. We also anticipate that organisations will adopt different approaches to sourcing strategies and will shift their focus away from cost and efficiency control towards certainty and quality. This shift will be long lasting and innumerable,” concludes De Matos. Read more about SYSPRO’s study into how manufacturers and distributors handled the shift during COVID-19 via this link. About SYSPRO SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success. For more information, visit www.syspro.com. SYSPRO gives back to the Gaspar Island community in the Philippines by providing clean drinking water 2020-10-15T02:26:35Z syspro-gives-back-to-the-gaspar-island-community-in-the-philippines-by-providing-clean-drinking-water As part of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative known as SYSPRO UPLift, the Asia Pacific division of Global manufacturing and distribution Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology company, SYSPRO, has selected a local fishing community on  Gaspar Island in the Philippines as a beneficiary. The community will receive long-term support in sustainable solutions with improved access to safe and clean drinking water. SYSPRO UPLift is the organisation’s global outreach program aimed at giving back to the communities in which SYSPRO operates worldwide. The Gaspar Island community is a few kilometres away from mainland Marinduque, a small island province 160 kilometres south of Manila. Gaspar Island residents have limited access to clean drinking water and with one functional rainwater tank and need to make daily trips uphill to collect rainwater. As part of this CSR initiative, Rob Stummer, CEO of SYSPRO Asia Pacific, signed a memorandum of Support with Gaspar Island’s community representatives as a show of their long-term commitment to Gaspar Island residents. “Providing the Gaspar farming and fishing communities with convenient access to clean water is a critical solution and will be an integral part of its sustainable and healthy community food system,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO. As the majority of the rainwater tanks were damaged, SYSPRO Asia Pacific sponsored repairs as well as purchased new rainwater tanks, and installed a water piping system for residents. This will allow them the convenience of collecting water supplies without the need for daily up and downhill travelling. “Water is a basic right and necessity for everyone and is also essential for food production. For as long as this community can remember, reliable access to safe drinking water has been an extraordinary challenge for the people of Gaspar Island. Whilst they are now able to access rain water much more conveniently on the island, the next step will be to ensure a water filtration system will be in place in the near future. This has recently been approved by the Government after several unsuccessful previous applications by the island residents,” said Rob Stummer. “The efforts we have made are the beginning of the many plans we have to help develop and grow the community with sustainable solutions, including areas such as education and employment.” When fully functioning, the Gaspar Island water tank’s filtration systems will have the ability to remove 99.99999% of bacteria that cause water-borne diseases such as cholera, salmonella and E. coli. Each system can filter one million gallons of water and provide clean drinking water for 100 people a day. If properly maintained, they should last up to ten years. The community residents will be provided with maintenance training to ensure the water tanks keep functioning properly. Mr. Franklin S. Palomares, one of the three representatives in the virtual online Memorandum of Support ceremony and a Teacher In-Charge of Gaspar Elementary School said, “Although I am not a resident of  the Island, I am privileged to witness how people live and enjoy their modest  life despite all challenges they face. And this opportunity SYSPRO has given to the Gaspar Island community really is a huge benefit to the people.“ He added “The representatives of Gaspar Island would like to extend our gratitude to the SYSPRO Asia Pacific team for supporting our community with the Water Tank Repair and Piping Project and particularly to Mr. Rob Stummer for approving the project and for offering a long term partnership of support.” Leading steel bar processor Milltech selects SYSPRO to support Industry 4.0 and enhance its customer experience 2020-10-08T00:10:14Z leading-steel-bar-processor-milltech-selects-syspro-to-support-industry-4-0-and-enhance-its-customer-experience Leading Australian engineering bar processor, Milltech Martin Bright has selected Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) specialist, SYSPRO, to enable it to provide a superior customer experience and accelerate its Industry 4.0 rollout. Since 1992, Newcastle based Milltech Martin Bright has progressively grown to become Australia’s leading engineering bar processor, now employing in excess of 80 technicians, production and administrative staff located across four manufacturing plants around Australia. Producing more than 30,000 tonnes of engineering bars per annum, the company offers a comprehensive range of steel processing and engineering services using world leading processing technologies. Through ongoing investment in world class equipment such as the ‘Superquench’ advanced technology continuous heat treatment line for bars up to 150mm, as well as the state-of-the-art ‘Marcrome’ continuous chrome plating lines, Milltech has achieved leading edge manufacturing status.  “However, we didn’t have an enterprise system to match our automation project.  We wanted a modern, flexible system that would capture information in real-time to support us as we move forward with Industry 4.0 to provide further efficiencies,” said Andrew Wilson, Business Manager at Milltech Martin Bright. “SYSPRO will assist us in not only retaining our position as the market leader, but will help us to increase the gap we have on our competitors in terms of product quality, delivery times and service levels,” continues Andrew. “It will allow us to be more strategic, providing us with the capability to plan five or ten years into the future, rather than only worrying about the upcoming quarter.” SYSPRO ERP will help Milltech achieve this through better management of production, dispatch planning, inventory management and reducing its stockholding, improving cashflow, remaining compliant, eliminating manual processes whilst providing the capability to support strategic planning.  In addition, SYSPRO ERP will enable Milltech to eliminate weekly manual business reporting, replacing it with real-time automated business reporting, so the company always has a single source of the truth at its fingertips. This will enable the company to ensure its quality products are delivered to customers on time every time, whilst providing proactive delivery updates to its customers, rather than reacting to a customer’s delivery enquiry. “We selected SYSPRO not only for its flexibility but also due to its team’s deep knowledge and understanding of manufacturing and warehousing. SYSPRO’s team of experts talked to us about the business value of the total solution and how it would integrate with our other systems. We were not just sold a standalone product as other vendors often do,” said Andrew. “We’re thrilled to be working with the market leading engineering bar processor in Australia and are looking forward to a rewarding partnership that will enable the company to service its customers better whilst generating further automation and operational efficiencies and continue its digital transformation project,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer at SYSPRO. Milltech’s SYSPRO 8.0 implementation is currently in the design phase and will be fully implemented by September 2021. It is replacing an ERP system that was designed for smaller manufacturers to enable the company to grow. Brainstorm IT appointed as a SYSPRO Australia channel partner 2020-09-21T00:04:05Z brainstorm-it-appointed-as-a-syspro-australia-channel-partner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) specialist, SYSPRO has today announced that it has signed up a new enterprise software channel partner, BrainStorm IT to help achieve its ambitious growth goals. Melbourne headquartered BrainStorm IT is a successful custom enterprise software development and consulting company that develops, implements and enhances enterprise software. Its team expertly consults on and implements ERP systems, specialising in integrating systems and developing bespoke custom enterprise software solutions for manufacturing, distribution and automotive companies across Australia. With expertise in the ERP space already, BrainStorm IT decided to partner with SYSPRO to realise its true vision of becoming Australia’s leading business systems technology and ERP implementation partner. BrainStorm IT could see that SYSPRO’s ERP solution was built to deliver industry specific functionality for manufacturers and distributors, with the means to adapt to their unique business needs. BrainStorm IT believed SYSPRO’s platform to be exceptionally flexible compared to other ERP offerings in the market. It was important to them that SYSPRO is investing heavily in disruptive technologies including Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to enable anomaly detection, predictions and computer vision, all of which will put Australian manufacturers and distributors using those technologies at the forefront of Industry 4.0 adoption. “We work closely with business leaders, understanding what makes their businesses unique and then together we look for opportunities to enhance processes, reduce costs, increase sales and to improve profitability,” said Ty Osborne, CEO of BrainStorm IT. “It has been a great experience getting to know SYSPRO’s ERP system and its Australian team as we believe the company has great vision, similar synergies and are fully aligned with our family values. We are looking forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with SYSPRO.” “Brainstorm IT’s team really impressed us with their industry expertise and their experience in adding strategic value to its customers’ ERP implementations,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO. “Together, we will enable our customers to take their businesses to the next level in terms of efficiency, profitability and achieving their full potential.”  SYSPRO is building a strong channel partner network in Australia and across the region. “We believe it is with full partner support and commitment that we will achieve our ambitious growth targets for the APAC region,” concluded Rob Stummer.   Farm Machinery Manufacturer McIntosh Selects SYSPRO to Help it Expand its Highly Personalised Product Range 2020-09-03T23:54:19Z farm-machinery-manufacturer-mcintosh-selects-syspro-to-help-it-expand-its-highly-personalised-product-range McIntosh Farm Machinery has selected Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) specialist, SYSPRO, to help the company expand its highly customisable range of agricultural machines that it supplies in New Zealand and Australia. The company specialises in supplying quality forage and feed out wagons, tip trailers, manure spreaders and bale feeders to farms and vineyards and wanted to replace its existing ERP system to significantly improve its production and scheduling capabilities.   McIntosh Farm Machinery has been designing and manufacturing reliable farm and agricultural machinery for over 60 years from its Palmerston North production facility on New Zealand's North Island, after being established by the McIntosh brothers as a farm equipment maintenance business. The company provides its farming equipment through over 200 trusted dealers across New Zealand, Australia and Chile. The firm had concerns over its ability to plan for future customer orders, ensuring it had the right stock on hand to meet production needs. The management team also felt that as a family run business with a loyal longstanding workforce, much of the knowledge and expertise is in people’s heads. Many processes are paper based, and the company has over 6000 production drawings featuring around 20,000 parts. “We found our former system to be incredibly inflexible and the technology was too complex for our current workforce to grasp. What we really needed was a more flexible ERP system that was built around simplifying the manufacturing process and would improve our ability to plan ahead. We selected SYSPRO ERP for its ease of use and strong scheduling and planning capabilities,” said Brett McIntosh, Managing Director, McIntosh Farm Machinery. McIntosh has fully embraced automation at its high-tech manufacturing plant, with a Yaskawa robot welder and Hypotherm plasma cutter being some of its smart factory investments to date. The next part of the company’s Industry 4.0 strategy was to replace its existing ERP system. Implementing SYSPRO will enable the equipment manufacturer to manage its end-to-end supply chain, from inventory management, production and bill of materials (BOM), part traceability, quality control and financials, which is being implemented first and will go live in November.  Additionally, the company requires the new ERP system to integrate with CADTalk and other software such as payroll. “We are excited to be working with SYSPRO and its channel partner, MNM Business Solutions to implement our new ERP system. The SYSPRO platform will help us to continue developing innovative new products and will enable us to maintain our reputation as a quality provider of robust farm machinery that is delivered on schedule,” Brett continued. The rolling implementation will be completed during 2021 and its workforce will receive practical training as each major phase goes live. “Implementing SYSPRO will enable McIntosh Farm Machinery to improve its production scheduling, streamline and simplify its manufacturing operations and automate its new equipment design processes, whilst providing end to end supply chain management and part traceability. Together with our partner MNM Business Solutions, we are excited to be working with this highly innovative and trusted farm equipment developer that is positively impacting the production of food and wine across New Zealand and Australia to ensure it remains competitive in the future,” said Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO. SYSPRO gives back to the manufacturing & distribution sectors in Asia Pacific 2020-06-16T22:25:03Z syspro-gives-back-to-themanufacturing-amp-distribution-sectors-in-asia-pacific SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software is stepping up to support the Asia Pacific manufacturing and distribution sector through the global pandemic and is showing its appreciation through a number of skills development initiatives. Supporting our customers through the pandemic To support customers, for a limited time, SYSPRO is offering the opportunity to have free access to courses on the SYSPRO Learning Channel Plus platform. The SYSPRO Learning Channel Plus offers an extensive and comprehensive list of courses for all SYSPRO users regardless of their role within an organisation. As further support for its customers, SYSPRO staff and partners will promote customer products through SYSPRO owned channels in APAC. Bolstering the industry in preparation for the upturn In order to bolster industry resilience, SYSPRO has kicked off an initiative to provide 500 recently unemployed individuals in the manufacturing and distribution sector with unlimited access to the online SYSPRO Learning Channel at no cost until the end of October. This initiative aims to increase a candidate’s chance of being successful in today’s exceptionally competitive market adversely impacted by COVID-19.  S & P Global estimates that unemployment rates across Asia-Pacific could rise by well over three per cent, twice as large as the average recession. By applying, candidates will learn new skills and improve their knowledge of ERP and increase their chances of becoming more marketable. Rob Stummer, Chief Executive Officer at SYSPRO APAC, said: “The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all sectors and industries globally. SYSPRO would like to take this opportunity to thank manufacturers and distributors around the region for continuing to work and support the economy. We hope that by offering skills development opportunities to the industry at large that we will bolster industry resilience in preparation for the upturn.” How to apply for the SYSPRO ‘gives-back’ initiative As a global initiative, the SYSPRO ‘gives-back’ initiative for unemployed individuals is aimed at all of SYSPRO’s operating regions including the US, Canada, Africa, UK, Asia and Australasia. To qualify for this opportunity - The candidate must be currently unemployed and have recently lost their employment due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate must have work experience in the Manufacturing sector. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in one of SYSPRO’s Target Market industries ( please refer to below link for further details) Preference will be given to candidates who have ERP experience. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please view the links below: Australia - https://jobs.jobvite.com/syspro/job/o02FcfwD Singapore - https://jobs.jobvite.com/syspro/job/oX2FcfwA Please do note that applying for this opportunity does not guarantee employment. About SYSPRO SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success. SYSPRO delivers improved usability and performance in its latest ERP Release  2020-03-23T21:33:50Z syspro-delivers-improved-usability-and-performance-in-its-latest-erp-release SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, today announced enhancements to its latest ERP product offering, which further extends SYSPRO’s leadership within the manufacturing and distribution sectors. SYSPRO 8, the companies latest ERP version that was first released in 2018, sees new capabilities being added twice a year.  The first release for 2020 offers existing and new customers superior security, governance and compliance, enhanced traceability, extended tools for development and greater tax support. These capabilities have been aimed at assisting manufacturers and distributors to securely automate and integrate their business processes to improve production, inventory control and reporting. According to SYSPRO Chief Product Officer, Paulo de Matos, “The latest release will offer extended capabilities, which will optimise production processes and can ultimately result in greater productivity and faster time to value.” A few highlights of the latest release are as follows: Enhanced traceability As organisations continue to operate in a highly regulated environment, manufacturers have the need to recall a product on short notice. As a result, Product Recall has been expanded to allow any traceable parent item (Lot or Serial) that has been receipted into stock by any means, to be easily identified. In addition, it continues to provide the ability to regularly test the system through Mock Recalls. Benefits of this capability include the accelerated time to completion to product recalls, improved governance and the ability to meet regulatory reporting requirements. Enhanced administration and language customisation through SYSPRO MOM Improved transaction rights have been added to SYSPRO Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), allowing the rights of the user to be limited by the administrator.  Only approved users will be able to undertake shop floor transactions, while unauthorised users will only be able to view transactions – improving control and governance. The latest version also has additional customisable features. For example, SYSPRO MOM extends and enriches ERP systems by uniting the planning and production processes to help quickly and easily create flow, measure performance, connect machines and increase output and margins through the elimination of loss. This feature has extended language capabilities and now supports French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.  Improved System Management in SYSPRO Point of Sale (PoS) SYSPRO Point of Sale (PoS) enables manufacturers with a distribution operation as well as core distributors to automate their sales processes and transactions, including payments and inventory allocation. The new release has focused on improving the management of the system, specifically in areas of security and governance. Password expiry and password strength validation has been enhanced along with the management of deposits- inclusive of an audit trail. The addition of online and offline receipt number allocation prevents duplication, while administrators now have greater control over various aspects of Supply Chain Transfer functionality. Management of digital tax As more countries transition towards electronic tax submissions, SYSPRO will include support for Making Tax Digital (MTD) and will include the 9-box return for the United Kingdom (UK). This allows for the extraction of tax data electronically for improved electronic tax submissions. Additionally, there will be enhanced tracking and monitoring of tax receipts Increased security measures embedded within the architecture In today’s highly regulated world, most companies operate in an environment where they must comply with one or more security and/or privacy regulations or government Acts. Additionally, with the increase of organisational deployment to the cloud, there has been a surge of concerns around security and the levels of encryption required. For this reason, SYSPRO now introduces SQL Encryption in Motion. Data Encryption in Motion ensures that eavesdroppers and hackers can’t see what is transmitted. This is particularly useful for private and sensitive information, but also for all information sent between SYSPRO and SQL Servers. Avanti, SYSPRO’s flagship web interface has also been updated to support multi-factor authentication. Extended Tools for Development In addition to improved security features, Avanti will now include the Avanti Software Development Kit (SDK). With direct access to the entire SYSPRO Avanti API, the Avanti SDK provides developers with everything needed to enhance Avanti functionality according to your organisation’s requirements. The Bots Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to create their own Bot skillsets and functionality as well as connect their own applications to Ken the SYSPRO Bot. “In developing our latest release, superior system performance and user experience was of paramount importance. We wanted to improve customer experience and fundamental operational processes for our customers who at the heart of our business,” concludes de Matos. About SYSPRO SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimised performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.