Keeping Business Solutions Innovation Simple

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 23, 2018 No Comments

By Kevin Dherman All Industries, Distribution, Manufacturing

Why shouldn’t you let a Pokémon shower with you? It might Pikachu.

Apologies. I couldn’t resist.

Love it or hate it, Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. Bigger than Candy Crush, less useful than Gangnam Style, and unfettered by generational barriers, this location-based augmented reality mobile game has become the most talked about app on the planet.

The relentless fascination with these little digital monsters immediately gets me thinking about innovation and how it impacts on our society.

Whether we’re talking cars, digital games or even enterprise software, innovation is often thought of as the process of adding features or substituting new functionality with old. But some of the best innovations come from subtraction or the prudent removal of features from a product that has become too complicated or expensive.

It’s counterproductive, perhaps, but many of the problems we wrestle with daily exist because products have become over-engineered for their purpose. This is especially significant with digital products like mobile apps, websites, and software. Many have become Frankenstein’s monster, built from pieces of functionality sewn together and bolted onto what was once a simple and elegant solution.

Before Cloud and mobile apps, “bloatware” was fairly common due to professionals throwing everything (including the kitchen sink) into a product spec. Solutions were measured on the total functionality they could deliver – whether relevant or not. Today’s development requires deep insight and ruthless focus, which often means stripping away the bells and whistles and focusing, instead, on core intended purpose.

Overly complex products negatively impact both the company that makes them and the people that use them. Supporting or manufacturing a feature that only a minority of people need can be an expensive drain on resources that could rather be used to improve the user experience.

In fact, the more features there are, the more potential points of failure there will be. From the user’s perspective, complexity makes the product more difficult to use or more expensive to buy. Another problem lies in the fact that a multifunction product may not be as good at each function as an item specifically dedicated to that unique purpose.

In the software and business solutions environment, the shift towards minimalist features is one outcome of the move to the Cloud. The old approach of creating complex, multi-year product roadmaps that tried to provide for every conceivable user case is over. Software engineers should be focusing on creating and rapidly delivering simple, usable products that deliver the essential functions and a great user experience.

As users’ needs change and evolve, it’s wise to consider chopping features that no one likes or uses. Of course, the ideal is not to get caught up in feature-creep in the first place. For example: if ten people were all trying to create the best Cloud accounting solution, you would be flooded with ten sets of different ideas about which features the product absolutely must have. The trick is to focus instead on the features the product can’t possibly do without.

We have found this particularly true of ERP technology where the majority of our customers are looking for sound and practical guidance when implementing business software. But cloud, mobile and big data analytics have completely shaken things up; and with things like IoT, RFIDs and geospatial context awareness becoming part of our reality, the future looks set for exciting innovation.

We just need to remind ourselves that anyone can add complexity to a product, but stripping it down to its essence requires skill and genius.

Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 22, 2018 No Comments

By SYSPRO USA Distribution, Manufacturing

The disconnect between Sales and Operations in manufacturing companies is so common that it is almost a cliché. I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve met plenty of people at other companies going through the same struggles. Maybe you see some of this in your own company.

Sales perceives Operations as incompetent, unable to deliver the right products at the right time. Operations perceives Sales as unpredictable, overly demanding, and unreasonable. And customers are unhappy because they’re being shorted.

I lived through this when I worked in Operations at a food manufacturing company. Life was reactive and chaotic. Our production schedules were constantly and unexpectedly changing, which was really inefficient. Purchasing was always expediting purchase orders. Paradoxically the plant and warehouse were jam packed with inventory and yet we were still shorting customers – because it was the wrong inventory.

Eventually we evolved to a better situation where life became more predictable and happier for everyone. Sales and Operations actually got along with each other and worked together to fulfill customer orders. Imagine that!

How did we do it?

One of the tools we used in SYSPRO to bring Sales and Operations together in a way that made everyone happy, including Finance, was Inventory Forecasting. The system can generate forecasts based on past sales, and Sales can easily review and edit the system-generated forecasts if desired.

These forecasts give more predictability to Operations departments such as Production and Purchasing. Thus they can produce the products that customers require more efficiently and less reactively.

How does a forecast help Operations?

SYSPRO passes the forecasts through Requirements Planning which crunches lots of supply and demand data and recommends what Production and Purchasing should make and buy.

By using SYSPRO’s inventory Forecasting and related modules better, it eventually dawned on Operations people that if we produce to the forecast, Sales (and customers) will be happier. This resulted in fewer last-minute production schedule changes and enabled us to do longer production runs and work more efficiently.

It also dawned on Sales that if, with SYSPRO’s help, they provide a half decent forecast, then Operations can fulfill more customer orders. With fewer orders shorted, the Sales team were cashing bigger commission checks.

Finance was happy too because we carried less inventory and did less expediting.

One day, a senior Sales manager was in my office and gazed through the window into the plant, where the workstations were running very smoothly – predictably, and almost boringly. In a nostalgic voice he said “I remember the exciting old days when we were always fighting fires and I would go into the plant and give orders to change the production schedule like a General on a battlefield! Sometimes I almost miss those days.”

I laughed and said, “I don’t!”

The Perfect Partner in ERP

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 21, 2018 No Comments

Regular readers of the blog may remember my post “owning change” written just after my wedding in November 2013. It doesn’t take a maths genius to work out that it took me a few more years than most to find my perfect partner. Fortunately finding the perfect partner in ERP wasn’t so difficult. I first saw SYSPRO in 2001 and have been a dedicated fan ever since.

Investing Time and Effort

Just like any marriage, you have to invest time and effort in your ERP system. The more you put in, the more you get out. Time spent cleaning up your ERP data will reward you with faster processing and more accurate business analysis. Effort spent selecting the right executive dashboards and organizing them into a customized screen will help you understand the performance of your business and make the right decisions to maximize value. Time spent customizing SYSPRO’s power-tailored solutions, will reward you with operational time savings and higher data accuracy rates.

Staying True to Core Values

You want your partner to mature as time goes by, adapting to the different phases of your life, however it’s also critical that you both stay true to your core values. SYSPRO understands that change takes time and so provides upgrade paths and legacy programs even in the very latest version: SYSPRO 7. This enables you to maintain your business processes through upgrades to SYSPRO, ensuring you can improve your non value-adding processes but retain any processes that support your competitive advantage.


You have to be able to rely on your partner to be there when it matters. Your ERP vendor must provide that same piece of mind; not just the software but also support, consultancy and development teams behind the software. With SYSPRO’s 35 year heritage and worldwide network of service personnel you can be sure that you can rely on someone being there when you need them.

Keeping Things Fresh

Finally, you want new ideas to keep your relationship fresh. With the introduction of SYSPRO Espresso from SYSPRO you can now access SYSPRO 7 from anywhere in the world, any time, from any device. New tools in recent years such as workflow and DataSwitch allow you to automate the mundane and focus your team on core value adding activities. Modules such as Inventory Optimization and Sales Order Entry program ensure that with SYSPRO you can keep making improvements to your business year after year. Serverside printing and changes to the SYSPRO client communication technology make SYSPRO the perfect Cloud partner. SYSPRO Process Modeling enables you to keep your processes and SYSPRO solution aligned, so you never outgrow your investment in SYSPRO.

What else would you need from a perfect partner? Let me know if there’s anything else you think should be added.

Why the Food and Beverage Industry Turns to Tech

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 20, 2018 No Comments

By Mark Wilson Distribution, Food and Beverage, Food and Beverage, Industry Insight, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous

Tough conditions see the Food and Beverage industry turn to tech

There are few professionals who could say that missing a deadline in a strictly controlled work schedule would end in disaster – the kind of disaster that could result with the end customer in the hospital.

But as a food and beverage specialist this is your day-to-day reality.

And it is just one tough reality out of the myriad of food and beverage challenges that SYSPRO uncovered in an industry survey conducted alongside Demographica.

There is No Off Button

The findings paint a picture of individuals who operate in a high-speed environment where there is no off button. Because there are constantly orders coming in and out, there always needs to be someone available to process these requests.

Adding to the pace of this environment is the constant race against time. Because food and beverage professionals work with perishables, products can easily expire, become damaged or contaminated. The importance of timing cannot be emphasized enough.

Customer Demands are Relentless

There is simply no room to get comfortable. Customers are demanding, and very often unforgiving, meaning you constantly need to be innovating and bringing new ideas to the table in order to keep consumers excited about your products.

A Case of Constant Crisis Management

In fact, it quickly became clear, based on the findings from our survey, that the demands placed on food and beverage professionals are different to anyone else operating in the manufacturing industry.


Because managing food and drink products adds a much deeper layer of complexity throughout the entire supply chain process. When things happen, they happen in real time.

As one Application Manager pointed out the job might as well be crisis management. And to ensure everything runs smoothly, you likely rely heavily on your technology. Things are chaotic and food and beverage managers simply can’t be at multiple distribution centers all at once, so you use technology to monitor the situation on the ground.

Tech will play an Increasingly Important Part

In fact, increased focus on digitization was identified as a key trend in a recent global survey of 120 food and beverage industry leaders.

The survey which was carried out by IT specialist, CSB-System, indicated that continued pressure on pricing across the globe would likely result in necessary cost reductions. And to reduce costs without compromising the quality of the product, digitization would be looked to as the solution.

Not only did respondents see IT systems as critical to the reduction of costs, but also to the more effective management of complex operations.

Specialized Systems are Key

But, one important point, which became evident through our research into the local food and beverage industry was that it’s important for these systems to consider the differing complexities of each sector and company.

ERP solutions should not be generalized according to the size of a company, but rather according to the complexity of the business in question and the nature of the industry in which it operates.

Because the future success of a food and beverage business is so closely linked to the success of the ERP system it uses, companies need to invest in holistic ERP solutions rather than packaged products.

This why SYSPRO has always placed such significant emphasis on where the future of ERP technology is headed and on developing its solutions accordingly.

In the midst of the day-to-day chaos you face, you need to know your ERP system is working for you and that you have the ability, not only to play the role of ‘crisis manager’, but also to find new ways of exciting your clients.

8 Reasons ERP is a CEO’s Best Friend

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 20, 2018 No Comments

Some CEOs may regard ERP as just a business management tool that keeps things running in the background. However, today’s more savvy CEOs are fast recognizing ERP’s ability to significantly transform their businesses and add exponential value and earnings. Here are some of the reasons CEOs are turning to ERP to innovate:


ERP means greater and more efficient controls. This ensures the entire organization has accurate and real-time information, and assists management to maintain a firm grip on operations.


Every CEO needs a consolidated and comprehensive quick and easy reference of where their business is currently standing with drill-down capabilities. ERP provides critical information fast and effortlessly. Stats such as weekly sales, employee performance, and inventory levels are all examples of items quickly available, showing real-time growth or changes in the business.


What CEO doesn’t want immediate and accurate information available around the clock? When sharing information to groups like management, shareholders, boards of directors, ERP provides easy access to all information, making fielding even the most advanced questions simple.


ERP delivers a single source of truth and a clear view of exactly what is going on in the business. This is vital for any CEO implementing changes, regardless of the circumstance. When integrated with CRM, the ERP-CRM capability gives a 360-degree view of the business.


ERP gives a single integrated view of the business and provides transparency across all departments. This means consistency and coherence in all operations, and assists in faster decisions in response to challenges, opportunities and market trends.

Cash Flow

ERP greatly improves efficiencies, specifically in areas of the business like supply chain management, inventory control and forecasting. Access to this information can help free up vital capital that can be better used elsewhere to fast-track growth.

Customer Experience

A happy customer is a loyal customer. ERP streamlines your business, resulting in improved service levels, accelerated response times, and ultimately a more satisfied customer base.


The real-time information ERP provides increases an organization’s capability. This can mean scaling operations up or down in response to demand, making it easier to plan and ensure the business performs as efficiently as possible.

ERP is a toolset that goes beyond management – it helps everyone in their individual roles and day-to-day operations. A well implemented ERP system will provide benefits that can support overall goals and objectives in running a business.

6 Reasons to Go Mobile (If You Haven’t Already)

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 19, 2018 No Comments

Traditional ERP systems have simplified and revolutionized modern business. However, in today’s world of globalized and digitized markets, it is becoming increasingly vital to access tools and data on the go. Here are some of the key things driving the move to mobile ERP:

Solution for a modern workforce

One of the key changes mobile ERP brings is that employees are no longer desk bound. Critical information can be inputted and accessed on the go, via mobile devices. Alerts of delays or problems can be delivered remotely, so they can be dealt with immediately no matter their location.

No more downtime

Any delay of inputting information is costing your business money. For example, sales reps who can only check stock levels and conclude orders when physically in the office. Mobile ERP eliminates unnecessary delays, making data accessible to those who need it, when they need it.

Cloud is essential

Information sharing is immediate and consistent throughout your organization, regardless of geography.

Increasing complexity

As your company grows, it is likely that the interactions amongst participants increases, adding complexity to processes. The more complicated these various aspects become, the more difficult it is manage. Mobile ERP not only simplifies your business by integrating these processes seamlessly, but also facilitates better and faster communication and access to information.

Collaboration is king

As more people work remotely and global supply chains become commonplace, the need to access and share data is increasing. Mobile ERP improves information and process collaboration.

Enhance your existing ERP

The important thing to remember is that mobile ERP does not replace your existing ERP system. It enhances the collaborative nature of ERP, often taking processes directly to their source, allowing for faster decisions and actions to be taken. This hybrid approach to process deployment means you are able to leverage from the benefits both options provide you, allowing you to address your company’s unique requirements.

Adopting SQL Adds Value to Our Customers ERP and Business

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 18, 2018 No Comments

Adopting SQL Adds Value to Our Customers ERP and Business

Whilst the majority of SYSPRO systems already use Microsoft SQL Server as their database of choice we still have some sites which have yet to make the change from our heritage ISAM based system.

Change can be challenging for many people as they become used to their comfort zone or familiar routine, but sometimes, if change is embraced, it brings with it many benefits and adds value to a person’s life or even a customer’s business.

Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server for example can offer many benefits to our customers.

Scalability and integrity

Over time our customers grow past the limits of a flat file ISAM system. Moving to Microsoft SQL eliminates the size limits and helps their ERP system grow with their requirements. This includes being able to take advantage of increased data retention options as previous physical limits no longer apply.

Migrating also assists with data resiliency and data integrity, making it rock solid and protected from server, network or disk crashes. This means a minimal loss of data in the event of a catastrophe and keeps downtime to an absolute minimum.

As we all know ERP systems are mission critical and any downtime can have significant downstream effects. A correctly configured system running SQL Server will help to keep this risk to a minimum.

So what additional benefits will customers realize from the migration? Well, the SQL Server version of SYSPRO includes innovative features like predictive search which is a ‘Google’ like capability when searching for data. In fact many of our users have mentioned how once you use predictive search it’s difficult to go back. This is highly scalable not being affected by the size of your data.

Optimize businesses

Moving to SQL optimizes businesses and reduces operating costs. Our customers enjoy a lower TCO and reduced costs of administering their database with SQL version SYSPRO. It also helps the customer’s ERP solution to be simply smarter.

Additionally our mobile offering, called Espresso, was designed from day one to be fast, powerful and highly tailor-able. We all know that in a mobile environment we expect apps that respond quickly. Espresso was optimized for SQL Server out-of-the box.

Other SYSPRO technologies focused for SQL Server include: workflow for business optimization and automation; analytics for data visibility and improved analysis, big data providing improved reporting and aggregation.

As I said before change can be a force for good and the benefits of migrating to SQL Server far outweigh the short time initially spent configuring and migrating from a legacy storage environment.

One of our customers who had recently migrated to SQL Server had a catastrophic disk failure during their busy day. As their disaster recovery plan had considered an appropriate back up strategy they were up and running in a matter of minutes with no loss of data. This alone justified any additional ‘perceived’ or actual costs.

So embrace change and migrate to SQL for a range of business benefits

5 Signs the Future of ERP Software is Mobile

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 17, 2018 No Comments

Successful businesses have long turned to enterprise resource management (ERP) software to integrate applications, automate back office functions, and overall free up human capital talent to focus on what they do best, versus day-to-day operational needs.

That’s the goal of the software anyway, but that doesn’t mean every solution on the market is doing the best to reach that goal. In fact, with a rapidly changing technology environment, it’s becoming increasingly common for not just legacy ERP solutions, but legacy software in general, to become outdated.

To ensure that your ERP software is having the utmost impact on productivity, efficiency, and optimization, it’s important to evaluate whether or not your solution is staying up to speed with the latest trends. And it today’s environment, that means mobility. So whether you’re considering switching your legacy ERP software solution to a new system, or shopping for ERP software for the first time, consider these five signs that indicate the future of ERP software is definitely mobile.

It’s how your employees want to operate

Most of us would be hard-pressed to think of friends and family members who don’t have smartphones. And we’re not just on these devices for personal use. Nearly 90 percent of small business employees use their smartphones for work purposes, and almost all who do, believe it makes them more efficient.

Because ERP software touches so many functions in an organization, broad adoption is critical. And the fact is, you’re just not going to see those high adoption and usage numbers unless your solution is mobile. Meet employees where they are and they will take advantage.

It’s how customers want to access information

It’s not only your employees who are addicted to their phones, it’s everyone. More than half of smartphone owners reach for their phones immediately after waking up and they spend an average of five hours a day on their mobile devices. Nearly three-quarters of consumers immediately delete email that doesn’t look good on mobile.

Mobility isn’t a consumer nice-to-have anymore, it’s an expectation. A mobile ERP makes it possible for your customers to get alerts on their orders and track progress on their phone. Fall short of those expectations, and you will see customers heading out the door.

Accurate data is the advantage

The digital age has made the world flat. No longer must consumers turn only to local products and services — an entire globe of choices is within their reach. And no longer must consumers only rely on word-of-mouth to do their due diligence in buyer research — they have a wealth of information at their fingertips. Competition for today’s consumers is fierce, and increasingly so. The use of actionable data to inform business decisions is what keeps you ahead of the pack.

But accurate data requires agility. If your data is outdated, it won’t matter or may even lead you down the wrong path. Mobile ERPs make it possible for every person in your organization at every point in your supply chain to record, upload, and share accurate data as quickly as possible.

Workforces are increasingly remote

Nearly half of employed Americans spent at least some time working remotely last year and the flexibility of workplaces is expected to rise. More than ever, entire organizations are going remote. Software needs to meet the demands of this changing work culture.

A mobile ERP solution reduces connectivity issues for remote workers, and makes collaboration between multiple offices and across time zones more manageable.

Customer service is more important than ever — mobile gets you there

The “world is flat” digital consumer experience not only increases competition, it democratizes voice. Anyone, anywhere can publish online. And that means unflattering reviews of your service have the ability to reach further than ever before. Sixty percent of American consumers have abandoned an intended purchase because of poor customer service. That translates into very real revenue loss, which only increases if those consumers share their experience with others online.

A mobile ERP system can help prevent bad customer experiences before they happen. Real-time supply chain updates and the ability to communicate with all team members on the fly makes proactive problem solving possible.

A cursory glance around any room full of people will tell you just how much mobile is changing our worlds. Smartphone usage isn’t just here to stay, it’s here to grow. Smart software companies are adapting to the new world order, and smart business are adopting the software solutions that put mobile first.

Taylor Burke is a contributor for, specializing in business software. When she’s not in front of her screen, you can find Taylor reading, cooking, running, or hanging with her dog—but rarely all four at once. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Did you know SYSPRO has a full mobile ERP offering? You can get all the information you need here.

Okay – You’ve a Handle On Big Data, But What About ‘Hidden Data’?

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 16, 2018 No Comments

SYSPRO ERP software offers users the ability to access “hidden data” as well as “big data.” The ability to access “hidden data” is a must for organizations, such as medical device and food manufacturers, to execute efficient and rapid product recalls. While the utilization of ‘big data’ helps a company identify trends and chart future courses, the importance for numerous companies to have access to ‘hidden data’ cannot be overstated. One of the underlying principles of basing business decisions on ‘big data’ is that the ability to access the volume, variety, and velocity of data tends to compensate for data errors. But manufacturers and distributors in a wide variety of industries, such as food, medical devices, automotive, pharmaceutical and others, must be able to connect and correlate relationships, hierarchies, and multiple data linkages to facilitate the recall of products that may contain tainted ingredients or faulty parts that could cause harm or even death. And, this is why SYSPRO ERP is the choice of many companies within these industries.

SYSPRO lot traceability and serial tracking data affords extensive and precise visibility up or down the supply chain, as well as providing specific component to parent tracking, thereby providing the means to expedite recalls, should the need arise. SYSPRO optionally allows specific traceable components to be reserved for specific work-orders, as well as providing the flexibility of specifying the parent traceable numbers at the beginning, during or the end of the manufacturing process. While the average cost of a recall to participating food and consumer product companies can run into millions of dollars, this number excludes the extensive human expense involved in the recalls. The ability and speed to collect the required data can cut recall time to hours rather than days or weeks and significantly reduce the costs of the recall.

Gorant Chocolatier, Boardman, Ohio-based maker of quality chocolates, has stated one of the reasons for the firm’s selection of SYSPRO ERP was extensive traceability functionality. The company stated: “The software’s ability to trace ingredients from origin through the manufacturing process to the ultimate customer not only helps us to accommodate customers who demand this ability but to fully comply with FDA rules and regulations pertaining to food safety.” Gorant, in fact, did a mock recall that involved tracing the path of a “tainted” ingredient. The recall was accomplished in less than two hours. What is produced and when are vital, but the data of what has gone into the production is also vital.

Manufacturers and distributors utilizing SYSPRO ERP also have the option of running a variety of reports that utilize “hidden data”’ to provide management with effective decision-making tools. For example, Brooklyn-based Lee Springs runs a daily report which evaluates stock usage and allocations, indicating which stock items have fallen below required levels and automatically creating a suggested stock replenishment requisition.

The implementation of cost- effective SYSPRO software helps both food, medical device manufacturers and a host of other manufacturers and distributors access both ‘big data’ as well as the ‘hidden data’ needed to streamline their supply chains, make effective management decisions and employ extensive ‘backwards and forwards’ component and product traceability for speedy recalls.

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap – Always On

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 15, 2018 No Comments

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap

I am certain that many service providers believe that they are adding value to your business. Most have impressively drafted mission statements that reflect this belief. It is debatable how many of these organizations actually fulfill this principle. Our Product Roadmap covers our innovations that focus on optimizing business processes – ensuring that we keep our focus firmly on creating value for our customers.

In this blog, I am going to expand a little on our ‘Always On’ product pillar. This pillar concentrates on a Cloud First approach – a subject that continues to gather momentum globally as a result of it’s ability to maximize capacity and utilization, minimize costs, and improve IT flexibility and responsiveness.

Our aim is to assist organizations in making the move from legacy systems and services to cloud provisioned deployment and systems’ consumption without headache or heartache
Cloud First Strategy

We believe that everything we do must simplify the overall experience and contribute to a consumer’s success. Our offering must be simple to transition to, simple to configure and maintain, and simple to consume.

Cloud as a philosophy focuses on platform and architecture. Things like where data, intelligence systems and services are located are very relevant, especially when considering governance, cost, risk, security and delivery to users.

Our global offering answers the locality considerations and the central tenants of risk mitigation for organizations. We strive to ensure that end users and systems integrators alike are blissfully unaware of the architectural and location choices made by the enterprise.

Our on premise architecture and infrastructure is being re-engineered to transition SYSPRO to leverage cloud architecture and cloud services. New products and services are designed to take advantage of cloud infrastructure and the provision of end user deployment of any end-point device, right from the outset.

Our strategy considers that back-end systems could be thousands of miles away from the end-points. This ensures that, architecturally, system performance considers this aspect.

We know that users care deeply about their endpoints and the devices they choose for SYSPRO utilization. Our user experience (UX) is constantly adapting and evolving in response to market requirements. It is all about simplicity, ease-of-use and intuitive responses.
The Result

SYSPRO Cloud Services is an IaaS offering that takes care of all of your core technology, storage, and networking capabilities. It delivers an always available, fully managed ERP infrastructure, removing the need for IT management, and allowing you to focus on your business.

Looking ahead we have SYSPRO 8 – a web based version accessible on any platform, from anywhere, both on premise and through the cloud. Simplified and engaging, it removes the requirement for client installations, virtualization or desktop emulation software.

A Cloud First approach is vital in assisting businesses to transition from monolithic, on premise systems to agile, cloud-enabled ERP. No more space for dinosaurs, is there?