Taking Stock of Your Stock: Inventory Management 101

Your stock, or inventory, is made up of ‘goods and materials a business holds for the purpose of resale’ (wiki). These goods and materials making up your overall inventory can be in any form across the production life cycle and are divided into 3 categories.

When do you know you are ready for an ERP System?

Running a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) brings with it plenty of challenges, particularly through turbulent economic times. New products, special offers and promises of business growth all provide tempting quick fixes to stay ahead of the competition. Add to that the expectations from customers for reduced costs, improved service and increased product choice…

Operational Excellence is Closer Than You Think

Industries used to focus on three main areas for excellence and growth: creating and developing their products in bigger, faster and cheaper ways. Expanding an organisation simply by gaining more contracts was the only way; volume was more important than anything else. This is what spurned the industrial revolution and what continues to enable industries…

10 Ways to Manage your Company from your Phone or Tablet

Even in today’s super-tech world of gadgets, apps and devices, there are still some daily business tasks which just seem impossible, or too cumbersome, to perform without reverting to a desktop PC or notebook. Despite what glossy business magazines say about part-time bosses, most C-level officers can still only dream of the day when they…

SAP Business One FAQs

The team at Blue Ocean Systems works closely with clients throughout the entire SAP Business One implementation cycle; from pre-sales to post implementation support. During this time, several reccurring questions arise from staff from various levels within small and medium sized enterprises. In this week’s blog, we set out to answer some of these insightful…

Meet our Partners Series: Variatec

Blue Ocean Systems comprises a global partner network to provide specialised and customised enterprise solutions to small and medium sized companies. We do this in conjunction with our unique partner ecosystem of industry specialists around the world. In this series of blogs, we introduce you to some of our partners and the ways in which…

Meet Our Partners Series: MARINGO

Blue Ocean Systems comprises a global partner network to provide specialised and customised enterprise solutions to small and medium sized companies. We do this in conjunction with our unique partner ecosystem of industry specialists around the world. In this series of blogs, we introduce you to some of our partners and the ways in which…

Meet Our Partners Series: be.as

Blue Ocean Systems comprises a global partner network to provide specialised and customised enterprise solutions to small and medium sized companies. We do this in conjunction with our unique partner ecosystem of industry specialists around the world. In this series of blogs, we introduce you to some of our partners and the ways in which…

What’s the Cost Benefit of SAP Business One for SMEs?

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) struggle to justify many of their outgoing expenses, particularly when the return on investment is difficult to identify immediately. SAP Business One solutions often fall into the category of ‘nice to have but not necessary until we grow’ for many SMEs. However, this can often be a costly mistake…