Thought leadership articles on ERP and business software

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Integrated Sales CRM in ERP: A Critical Differentiator for Printers and Manufacturers

By Candace de Villiers | November 9, 2023

For manufacturing and printing, the adage “time is money” is more relevant than ever. With the pace of business accelerating, companies are under increasing pressure to streamline their operations, enhance customer interactions, and accelerate their production processes. However, you can have the slickest business operations in place, but if there are no sales, there is…

Research Reveals the Power of ERP in Effective Inventory Management

By Candace de Villiers | October 13, 2023

In the world of manufacturing, the importance of efficient inventory management cannot be stressed enough. With a multitude of challenges such as supplier bottlenecks, fluctuating stock levels, and production schedule adjustments, the need for a holistic approach to manage all these elements is paramount. This is where Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems come into…

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A Guide to Mastering Manufacturing ERP: A South African Perspective

By Candace de Villiers | September 7, 2023

In the dynamic world of manufacturing in South Africa, it’s not just about producing quality goods, but ensuring operations run smoothly and efficiently. And in this context, manufacturing ERP systems are rapidly becoming a game-changer. Let’s dive in! South African Manufacturing: A Glimpse into the Current Landscape South Africa boasts a diverse and rich manufacturing…

Financial Management in South African Businesses: Why Patchwork Systems are a Real Problem

By Candace de Villiers | September 4, 2023

In South African businesses, garnering accurate and timely financial insights has become a mammoth task. The current landscape is characterised by a patchwork of disparate applications and systems that focus on their one thing: accounting, operations, business intelligence (BI), sales, you name it.  This fragmentation results in a lack of cohesive financial data, which leads…

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A Guide to Business Software: The Benefits of a Unified Business System

By Admin | July 6, 2023

Companies across the globe grapple with sprawling data, complex processes, and rapidly evolving markets. In this dynamic environment, the utilisation of business software has become a cornerstone of success. A sophisticated, unified business system empowers businesses to streamline operations, enhance data accuracy, foster informed decision-making, and ultimately, drive competitive advantage.  Businesses, particularly those dealing with…

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How to Automate and Digitise Deliveries Through ERP

By Admin | June 7, 2023

In an era marked by Industry 4.0, businesses must navigate a complex landscape to ensure efficient delivery systems. B2B and B2C businesses alike are grappling with the inefficiencies of manual, paper-based systems. Fortunately, we are able to digitise deliveries, notably through advanced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as QuickEasy ERP. The Challenges of Manual,…

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Is QuickEasy BOS the Most Comprehensive ERP Solution?

By Admin | May 29, 2023

Today, companies need sophisticated systems to manage and integrate their various processes seamlessly in a fast-paced, competitive environment. This is where Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems play a pivotal role.  As a quick overview, the benefits of ERP are practically endless. They enable businesses to streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and achieve optimal efficiency.  However,…

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From data chaos to data clarity: How QuickEasy ERP improves operational visibility

By Admin | April 18, 2023

A good business decision is only as good as the data you have. Now more than ever, a company’s ability to survive depends on its business intelligence and data clarity. However, from small businesses to large corporations, managing data can be a challenging task. Without the right tools and processes in place, it can be…

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Risk Assessment and Management: How ERP Helps You Tick All the Boxes

By Admin | March 13, 2023

By Anton Oosthuizen Manufacturing companies rely on software and systems to ensure their operations are efficient, effective, and profitable. However, these systems also come with inherent risks. These risks can lead to costly errors, downtime, and security breaches. For this reason, it’s critical for manufacturers to conduct thorough risk assessments and implement risk management strategies…

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Is it time for an ERP health check?

By Admin | February 6, 2023

A regular ERP health-check is essential for profitable manufacturing By Anton Oosthuizen If you’re in the manufacturing industry, your ERP system manages every aspect of operations and processes – from people to production, from payments to processes. Quite rightly, you rely on your ERP every single day to run your entire business. It gives you…

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Quality Control a Breeze with QuickEasy’s New NCR and CS Modules

By Admin | January 4, 2023

By Anton Oosthuizen For manufacturing and engineering managers, effective quality control is what keeps them awake at night, and what keeps customers from turning to their competition. Quality control is not only good for business, it is also imperative to customer satisfaction. And in some cases, for customer safety. Take for instance the recent defect…

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Developing a production scheduling system? Here’s everything you need to know

By Admin | November 23, 2022

By Anton Oosthuizen In the decades of implementing business operating systems, or ERP, for manufacturing and engineering companies across South Africa, I am often asked about production scheduling. It is well known that production management and scheduling improves manufacturing efficiency.  For manufacturing operations who want to take their production to the next level, who want…

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The Bountiful Benefits of Integrating ERP with Other Software, and Why You Should

By Admin | November 1, 2022

Your business is complex, with diverse roles within a team, multiple teams within departments, and stand-alone departments within a company. Hopefully by now you’ve figured out that spreadsheets and paper don’t cut it anymore. Production and warehousing, IT and accounting, HR and sales, reporting and management: each role and department needs its own app and…

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Quickeasy BOS Pro Integrates with Enfocus Switch for Greater Automation

By Admin | September 13, 2022

Digitisation and automation are the buzzwords on everyone’s lips in the printing and packaging industry in South Africa today. More so with the upcoming SignAfrica Expo for all things printing and innovation-related. And, for good reason. In a recent study by Harvard Business Review, 92% of executives surveyed indicate that they believe business success in…

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Business Technology – An Evolution

By Admin | August 12, 2022

Business technology’s evolution has shifted the way we work. Or, it could be that the way we work has been the driving force behind business technology’s evolution. Whatever the reason for it, it is safe to say that tech is no longer the bumbling idiot it was in the 80s. From landlines to cellphones, fax…

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Digitisation of delivery through ERP

By Admin | July 14, 2022

By Anton Oosthuizen The march of digitisation across manufacturing and engineering companies continues. While digitisation and digital delivery notes are not breaking news, what I have found is that, whilst many business leaders agree heartily with the thinking, not many are clear on exactly how they can embrace this in their workplaces. Nor is there…

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QuickEasy ERP Helps Project Managers Crush Projects on Time

By Admin | June 6, 2022

Nobody has ever claimed that project managers have it easy. On the contrary. Project managers are constantly faced with new projects, each with their own challenges. Fast deadlines, tight budgets, demanding expectations, and high pressure levels are all part of the daily life of a project manager as they tackle the essential role of bringing…

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The Power of Good Customer Service Management Software

By Admin | May 9, 2022

By Anton Oosthuizen The most important thing about your business is your customers. Customer service software allows you to support and strengthen customer relationships. Customer service management software (CSM) is the foundation upon which a great customer experience is built. But how do you know which customer service solution to use? Here are some insights.…


Everything you need to know about EDI and BOS ERP integration

By Admin | May 3, 2022

For most modern organisations, end-to-end process and system integration is the goal. As electronic commerce and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) become more vital as core business competencies, the need for EDI data integration across enterprise systems is growing.  But first, what exactly is EDI? Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) explained Unlike manual data exchange, which involves…

seasonal packaging

QuickEasy BOS Makes Seasonal Packaging
and Printing Campaigns Profitable

By Admin | April 1, 2022

The packaging and printing industries are bending over backwards in a bid to stay flexible to keep up with the demand for seasonal campaigns. Combined with the flood of post-pandemic new product launches, it means it is go-time for the printing and packaging industry across the world. The days of packaging just being a boring…

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