TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT – Phil Duff
manufacturing batch sizes, long or unreliablelead times, infrequent shipping cycles, largeminimum order quantities, demand that is dif-ficult to predict and poor quality can all addto inventory that accumulates throughout thesupply chain without adding value.On the other hand, having the right amountof inventory can improve service levels andadd turnover and profitability. Ideally, inven-tory optimization should be done across thesupply chain.SYSPRO 6.1’s built-in Inventory Optimizationmodule provides the tools and processes tooptimize inventory by tracking and manag-ing the parameters that shape inventory andits causes. This module also includes the toolsto determine the impact of changing theseparameters on service levels, stock-holding,delivery performance, and manufacturing orprocurement performance.I mentioned SYSPRO Workflow Services (SWS)earlier – this module comprises a flexibleand customizable workflow engine for mod-eling business processes. Using a graphicalinterface, it puts control in the hands ofusers to design and visualize workflow proc-esses for specific business process needs.The software is based on Microsoft WindowsWorkflow Foundation and is fully incorpo-rated into the SYSPRO product, meaning thatworkflow processes can be initiated from any-where in the SYSPRO product. The advantagesof a Microsoft .NET-based workflow solutioninclude greater flexibility, improved processcontrols and easy development of associatedprograms to augment business processes.While we are on the subject of costsavings, I would like to point out that whileother enterprise software vendors are addingto the technology stack that their customersmust adopt, SYSPRO understands that youare looking for reduced complexity andownership costs. To achieve this, SYSPRO isreducing the technology stack that organiza-tions need to manage. This strategy includesadopting Microsoft Windows as the onlyplatform for SYSPRO in the future. With a singleproduct, single platform focus, the reductionof the SYSPRO technology stack will deliverexponential benefits to customers, channelpartners and the development community.This edition of Global Talk focuses on howto achieve cost savings with your ERP system,and we are proud to present case studieswhich showcase how SYSPRO’s various fea-tures have helped our customers in theseareas.
Phil Duff CEO SYSPRO
SYSPRO 6.1 offers significantfunctional, business and industry-specific enhancements. This includesbusiness process modeling, enterpriseperformance management, workflowfor automated processing,end-to-end supply chainmanagement and developmentof the cloud hosted SYSPRO SaaS(Software as a Service) offering.
SYSPRO Global Talk I Vol 7 No.1