Wow, is it really March already?! Its a bit late to be bringing out my predictions for the year ahead with 17% of the year already gone – I know! Most of this article was actually written in January and I have been dragging my feet getting things like graphics and links sorted before publishing, due to other commitments…Read more
Whilst I contend that ERP Systems are dying out and being replaced by ECP (Enterprise Cloud Platforms), I must acknowledge that we are in a transition phase and many businesses in Australia are actively looking for the right “ERP” solution. This article attempts to explain the current state of the ERP / Mid-market market in Australia and to a lesser extent globally.Read more
It appears that no ERP, Accounting nor Inventory Management system has really nailed sales reporting / sales analysis as we often get asked about the best reporting add-ons by clients.Read more
This infographic pulls together over 250 software applications used in Australian and New Zealand wholesale, distribution, import and manufacturing (B2B inventory-based) businesses. We have tried to group appropriately though note solutions can be difficult to pigeon hole as their functionality expands beyond an individual task.Read more
Those familiar with my “reviews that no-one else will write” may be used to detailed analysis of the vendor, their products and event. This one may disappoint as I have kept it very brief and to the point.Read more
4 years ago, after a research trip to Las Vegas for a Sleetercon Conference, I wrote an article titled “Sage – The Waking Giant?“. The crux of the article – was Sage finally about to become a software company, shedding the cloud denying, siloed, listed software fund persona to actually start leveraging its massive cash generating P&L and balance sheet to start competing as a modern business software vendor?Read more
In February I made the bold step into the events business. After a couple of years peculating on the idea, I bit the bullet and launched the Apps4 event business, setting up our first event in Sydney in May, Apps4 Wholesalers.Read more
Like never before, larger and growing Small to Medium sized organisations face a common challenge to decide between SME accounting software or invest in a unified, comprehensive ERP system.
Which way do they go?
User-friendly, relatively cheap small business Cloud Accounting software like Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks plus operational specific third party apps ;
A comprehensive, relatively expensive and seemingly less user-friendly Enterprise Cloud Platform like NetSuite, MYOB Advanced (aka Acumatica), Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.Read more