The Future of SYSPRO


It was Benjamin Franklin who so eloquently termed the maxim “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” As an organization, we produce the tools that assist our many customers in avoiding such a fate. But in order to continue delivering innovative, relevant and market leading software, we ourselves need clear insight on market trends and conditions, as well as a well thought out plan for where our offering is heading.

Innovation, by definition, is any new idea converted to a viable solution that adds new value to customers. These could be generated from on-going continuous improvements or nett, new methods to resolve business problems, often referred to as ‘inventions’. As technologists, SYSPRO’s responsibility is to provide both expected and unexpected innovations as a result of a healthy mix of our ideation process. We are confident that our innovations are pragmatic, serve our customer’s interests and deliver new value to them.

We continually revise our SYSPRO Product Roadmap, a current view of our product direction that covers our innovations, and focuses on optimizing business processes and adding value to your business. This allows us to live up to our promise of delivering real-world benefits that remain relevant in a dynamic marketplace.

Current Market Conditions

Technology has become the vehicle to allow business to expand globally, regardless of size or industry. It continues to become easier to market and supply goods or services around the globe. Digital business and the consumerization of digital is disrupting old business models and creating new ones.

Social, mobile, cloud and access to information are transforming user behavior. Content needs to be more directed, integrated and personalized. The User’s experience (UI) has become a priority as has reducing costs and providing extensibility.

At SYSPRO, we are acutely aware of the need to ensure that our systems are ready to embrace Industry 4.0, the interconnectedness of machines and Artificial Intelligence. It is our responsibility to facilitate the basis of business, trade.

Business Challenges

Regardless of the benefits of these disruptors, key challenges arise from this landscape for any organization. Increasing efficiency and reducing costs; the need to support global growth across the business and supply chain; and of course simplifying complex technologies, processes, and external conditions.

Product Strategy

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging about our strategy and where we are heading, with a focus on our four product pillars, namely: Always On, System of Engagement, Innovation / Future Proof, and Optimize Operations.

I’ll be looking at how we plan to continue simplifying your business, optimizing your operations, and improving efficiencies, as well as future-proofing your ERP to deliver business value and competitive advantage, all whilst transitioning ERP from a system-of-record to a system-of-engagement.

So please do watch this space. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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