Business Continuity – 10 steps to prepare your IT systems for disaster

What types of disaster do you need to prepare for? Disasters can strike at any time. For a small business to be able to survive a disaster event it requires precaution and thought ahead of time. As I am writing this article the world is currently figuring out how to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Australia has just had the worst bush-fires in history. Floods have struck Dubai and Indonesia. Volcanoes have been erupting all over the world. And that's just a handful of the disasters that hit in the first month of 2020. Note…

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How can an IT Consultant can help your business grow?

What is an IT Consultant? Let's start with the obvious bit - what is a consultant? Well here is dictionary.com's definition of consultant consultant[ kuh n-suhl-tnt ]nouna person who gives professional or expert advice: a consultant on business methods. So we know that they give advice. But is that all they do? Would you be bit disappointed if you hired a consultant and all they did was give you some advice? Here's a few other things that IT consultants can do for you: Diagnosing problems in your business processes and systemsRecommending actions to remedy problemsImplementing solutionsEducation about specific…

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Make Marketing Your Startup Easier With Our One Page Marketing Plan

Writing a Marketing Plan can be quite daunting. I am not about to go into the reasons that you should have one but maybe you're not sure where to start? Or you think it will take too long and you don't have time? Well, much like writing a business plan, the process of creating your Marketing Plan is sometimes more valuable than the final document because it causes you to stop and think about everything in detail. In this article I am going to cover the key elements you should have in your simple Marketing…

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A taste of an Agile ERP project implementation

Have you been wondering how an Agile ERP project would run? Today we are going to explain our version of the Agile methodology and how it applies to an ERP implementation. This article forms part of my series on ERP implementation. You can check out an overview here. Before we get into it we should point out that the term Agile actually refers a set of principles not a specific methodology. There are a number of software delivery techniques that are considered "Agile". Agile methodologies focus on early and continuous delivery of valuable software. This…

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What to expect with a Waterfall ERP project

Today we are going to describe what is involved in a Waterfall ERP project. This article forms part of my series on ERP implementation. If you haven't read it already you should check the overview of ERP Implementations here. What is a "Waterfall" project? It's a traditional project management approach that is used in software projects. It is called "Waterfall" because each phase (which we will detail below) occurs one after the other like water flowing down a waterfall. The pros and cons of a Waterfall ERP project Pros Customer involvement required only at key…

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What’s involved in an ERP implementation?

So you have decided that you want to take your business to the next level and you are planning an ERP implementation? Not sure what is going to be involved? Here's our overview of the fun that you are about to get yourself into! Are you not even sure what an ERP is? Checkout our primer here. This article is the first part of a series that provides an overview of ERP implementations. ERP Implementation Size No two businesses are identical therefore no two ERP implementations are going to be the same. There will be…

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iDempiere System Review – Open Source ERP

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software iDempiere. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. Background The iDempiere project stared in late 2011 as a fork from ADempiere. Adempiere was itself a project that was created as a fork from another Open Source ERP Compiere. It is not backed by any one company and is supported by a wide and engaged community. iDempiere is a java based open source ERP software package. The first official…

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Odoo Review – Is Odoo the right Open Source ERP for you?

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software Odoo. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. Background Odoo is a Python based open source ERP software package. The first official release was in 2005 and is made by the Belgian based company Odoo SA. Odoo has undertaken a couple of name changes over the years starting out as TinyERP and being renamed to OpenERP in 2009 before the latest name change to Odoo happening in 2014.…

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ERPNext Review – Is It The Best Open Source ERP?

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software called ERPNext. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. On with the ERPNext Review... ERPnext is a python based open source ERP software package. The first official release was in 2008 and is made by an Indian based company called Frapee. ERPnext is a generic ERP platform, which means it is designed in a modular way that it can cater to many different businesses. There has been considerable…

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6 open source ERP systems to consider for your small business

As we have established in our recent article Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are not just for big business. Read here if you want to learn about the benefits for small business. Next we look into the open source ERP software options we think you may want to consider. Why open source ERP systems are a good option for small business As a small business it's essential to reduce costs as much as possible. One of the ways to achieve this is through the use of open source software. Don't know what open source software is? Learn…

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