Are ERP Systems Expensive?

By Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of SYSPRO EMEA As manufacturers seek to eliminate process inefficiencies and maximise profitability, they are adopting automation and turning to digital technologies that provide them cross-departmental visibility and control of their operations. While adopting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a great place to start. Originally designed to manage quality and inventory in large manufacturing enterprises, ERP systems have transformed to support a much wider range of organisations as it seamlessly integrates business operations. However, various misconceptions exist about ERP systems that prevent organisations…

Echo Network Africa Launches Gender Perspective Report

Echo Network Africa, Democracy Trust Fund and UN Women Kenya  has today launched Gender perspectives report from the Kenya 2022 general  elections. Speaking during the event, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Gender, Veronica Nduva, lauded civil society efforts to advance women’s leadership in the last elections. Nduva said that rights groups, especially women’s rights groups, played a critical role in helping to get more women elected in various capacities. The government appreciates the critical role played by other state and non-state actors across the board, including women’s rights…

CERVICAL CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ‘SILENT PANDEMIC’

For a long time now, cervical cancer has been one of the most lethal non-communicable diseases among women. Despite the many interventions that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to contain it, studies and projections reveal a worrying trend for women across all ages. The risk of cervical cancer is an existential one, especially among medically under-served populations of the country; this is mainly because of the under-utilization of available cervical cancer screening services. According to the Ministry of Health, about 3,211 women…

Sustainable farming opportunities through solar irrigation that you can tap Into

By Dawit Dejene, the Business Development Manager atUnited Friends Bio-Farm PLC Briefly tell us about UFB and the impact of your work. United Friends Bio-Farm PLC (UFB) creates sustainable farming opportunities for smallholder farmers (SHFs) throughout Ethiopia by providing them with solar-powered pumps. We ensure that even capital-constrained farmers can access the equipment and services they need to succeed through our flexible repayments system. Our flexible repayments system includes cash, pay-as-you-go, and pay-as-you-grow. Pay-as-you-go is a system where the farmers are able to make incremental payments on their pumps instead…

The ERP And Technology Trends That Will Shape 2023

By Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of SYSPRO EMEA Following a year of disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, supply chain disruptions and record-breaking inflation, we look to the year ahead and what 2023 might have instore for manufactures and distributors. Even with pandemic-related restrictions now a thing of the past, many reopened enterprises have quickly realised the market is not what it used to be. New technology and the latest enterprise resource planning trends have enabled a rush of swift changes in ERP that will need companies to…

Luxury Travel Is Heating Up In 2023: Here Are 4 Reasons Why

Trends indicate that luxury tourism and travel around the world will see considerable growth from 2023 onwards. This as both local but predominantly international travellers with a sense of adventure look to explore new sights with the addition of added pampering, care and all the finishings. Research shows that, globally, travellers are keen to spend more on trips than ever before due to a long period in which no travel was possible. Interestingly, it’s not only well-heeled executives and the like looking for luxury travel. Trends indicate that middle-class travellers…

How To Make The Most Out Of Your America Express Card

An American Express card, also known as an “AMEX” card, is an electronic payment card branded by the publicly traded American financial services company American Express. The company issues and processes prepaid, charge, and credit cards. American Express cards are available to individuals, small businesses, and corporate consumers around the globe. In Kenya, the cards are only issued in partnership with Equity Bank. A Card is a convenient way to pay for purchases.  It eliminates the need to carry cash and can be used to make payments online, over the…

Conservancies Critical To Tackling Kenya’s Wildlife Extinction And Climate Change

Paula Kahumbu, a renowned conservationist and the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021 winner, has shed light on some of Kenya’s most remarkable conservation heroes who are working to protect and restore the country’s diverse but threatened, ecosystems. As CNN’s Call to Earth Guest Editor, Kahumbu has chosen three stories to highlight Kenya’s current drought is affecting wildlife and how the country’s conservancy movement can be a solution to these kinds of climate catastrophes, efforts to eradicate elephant and rhino poaching, a focus on Kenya’s marine life,…

Corruption, fraud and the missing outrage

By John Kamau There are two Latin phrases used in law that seek to distinguish between what is wrong because it is, and what is wrong because the law has said it is. ‘Mala in se’ means an act is inherently wrong e.g., rape or murder. ‘Mala prohibita’, on the other hand means that an act is wrong because a group, e.g., a state, has prohibited it despite it not being necessarily inherently ‘evil’ e.g., photography in a prohibited area. It is easy for the society to be outraged en…

Innovative Technology Constantly Strives To Put The Customer First

By Sa Nyoung Kim During Customer Service Week celebrated this year, one of the key themes was elevating service through the adoption of new technologies, specifically the role of innovation in enhancing service to customers. First, even as we continue to reflect on the value of the customer to the business, we must pay equal attention to re-defining the value of the business to the customer. Second, from a technology perspective, we must go beyond how the latest tech innovations serve customers better to how they enable them to live healthier,…