Welcome!

News Feed Item

“SYSPRO’s Remarkable Journey” Title of CHAINLINK Research Paper

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the company is the subject of a CHAINLINK paper by analyst Ann Grackin, who authored the write-up following her attendance at the SYSPRO co-sponsored JRocket Marketing Grape EscapeR held last month in Chicago.

“I was fortunate to have meetings for several hours, one-on-one, in-depth with both Brian Stein, CEO of SYSPRO USA, and Joey Benadretti, president of SYSPRO USA, which gave me the opportunity to grill them a bit about the company, its product direction, customers, and channels,” notes Grackin, who states, “SYSPRO, remarkably, is a unique player in the market in that it does not have to play technology catch-up like many other ERPs. The company hasn’t taken a breather or gotten lost and then needed to seek redemption, unlike some in the market who need a financial safe harbor in order to keep the lights on and continue supporting their customers.”

Grackin continues: “SYSPRO demonstrates that you don’t have to be a large ERP firm to be successful. Focusing on innovation and taking really good care of the channels and customers actually does make the difference. For ERP firms, business success is more like a marathon. It requires long-term commitment and yet speed to implement the current technology trends and keep pace with the market and a growing customer list. ERP customers expect to go the distance with their software provider, often over decades. All this has paid off for SYSPRO . . .”

Noting that SYSPRO primarily sells SYSPRO software via resellers, Grackin remarks, “SYSPRO has a lucrative channel arrangement and is known for its collaborative, rather than adversarial, relationship with the channel.”

Addressing SYSPRO technology, Grackin notes that the newest version of SYSPRO ERP, SYSPRO 7, “. . . arrives in the market with impressive technology as well as upgraded methodology and tools for users . . .

“There are only a few mid-market players who really have manufacturing nailed,” she continues, adding, “SYSRO supports multi-stage, multi-level BOM production, as well as process manufacturing.

The Grackin report includes comments on the GrapeEscape presentations made by SYSPRO customers Rochester Electronics and 1000Bulbs.com: “Rochester Electronics has been able to do more than just improve cost saving. They have increased sales, margin, and productivity. What a great ROI! During his talk, Mike [Murray, Manager of Information Systems] passionately described the support he got from SYSPRO during the implementation and beyond. He’s become a strong advocate, stating that ‘SYPRO is a great business partner.’ One thing Mike told me after his speech, ‘Often, you feel like the vendor has you over a barrel. I never felt that way with SYSPRO.’ ”

Grackin quotes Kim Pedersen, president of 1000Bulbs.com on SYSPRO support. “Without SYSPRO’s analytic capabilities, there would otherwise have been a lot of hunch-playing versus action based on accurate information. We do this kind of weekly analysis regularly now—and can capture the best market opportunities for our products on a regular basis.”

Concludes Grackin: “My main takeaway from these presentations and those of other SYSPRO customers I have talked to is that pegging SYSPRO as a small-company-only ERP may no longer be accurate positioning. Yes, their pricing and easy-to-implement technology are a great fit for a complex small business, yet they can scale. Many of the lite-ERPs on the market just can’t go the distance.

“Another mis-positioning is to categorize SYSPRO as only a manufacturing-centric ERP. Customers like 1000Bulbs demonstrate the strong ecommerce aspects as well as the distribution back end that can support almost any business model the enterprise has. Thus, we have seen many defections—from a variety of ERPs that have not continued to evolve—to those, like SYSPRO, who have been keeping up.”

About ChainLink Research
Since its founding in 2003, ChainLink Research has quickly established its growing influence and thought leadership in Supply Chain Management. As the leading Supply Chain research firm, ChainLink works on emerging and validated best practices enabling its customers to achieve leadership in chosen markets. www.clresearch.com

About SYSPRO
SYSPRO is one of the longest standing and largest independent, international providers of ERP systems for mid-market manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO has for more than 35 years delivered on its promise to provide thousands of its customers globally with the tools required to effectively operate and compete. Backed by a truly dedicated and professional team of employees and partners around the world, the company’s ability to innovate and develop technologies based on the needs of customers is one of the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

Follow SYSPRO on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/syspro_usa
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sysproamericas
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/syspro-usa
YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/sysprousa
Blog: http://www.responsibleerp.com

All company names and products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, provided tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridharabalan, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc., will focus on key challenges in building an Internet of Things solution infrastructure. He will shed light on efficient ways of defining interactions within IoT solutions, leading to cost and time reduction. He will also introduce ways to handle data and how one can develop IoT solutions that are lean, flexible and configurable, thus making IoT infrastructure agile and scalable.
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 6thInternet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.