This article was written by Bryan Ball, Vice President and Principal Analyst for Aberdeen. With over 30 years of supply chain, procurement, operations and materials management experience acquired across multiple product lines and serving several markets, including retail, wholesale, commercial, OEM and private brand customers, Ball brings a high level of knowledge and insight on the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain and supplier management practitioners worldwide.
I recently attended the SYSPRO analyst update to hear about their new developments and continued evolution. SYSPRO has a strong presence in the manufacturing space as an ERP provider with a loyal client base. SYSPRO prides themselves on their service and working with companies to let them operate their “own way.” They presented survey data based on new ERP users and Millennials that reflected an impressive 76% endorsement of the point that “they will increasingly demand, or be drawn to vendors that let them do business their way.”
As part of the technology update, one area the SYSPRO devoted significant design effort was on their new web-based user interface – Avanti, to support digital transformation. They spent considerable time in their design efforts and many focus groups to get exactly the right blend of functionality and ease-of-use in their solution. The type of feedback they received gave them high marks for getting it right!
- “SYSPRO Avanti is uncomplicated and requires minimum effort to navigate.” – Coricraft
- “SYSPRO Avanti allows the user to navigate seamlessly between the various panes. The layout is simple, clean and uncluttered.” – CBH
- “SYSPRO Avanti offered a user-friendly, familiar experience. It is easy to find what I am looking for and getting to know the system very little learning time.”- Trevor Naicker, Zemco Group (PTY) LTD
Aberdeen research agrees and supports the focus on ease-of-use, along with functionality as being the top two success factors from a solution perspective on having a successful implementation.
Congratulations to SYSPRO on getting it right, on a critical component of their digital transformation offering and finding the right balance between functionality and ease-of-use. We look forward to continued progress from SYSPRO in helping companies to do business their own way.