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What advice do you have for others considering SYSPRO?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SYSPRO, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

SYSPRO is a true legacy system.  Older look and feel, navigation is "clicky" and cumbersome.  

There are some useful features, but compared to newer technology and systems it falls well short.  Any customization can be costly and reporting is limited.  They did introduce a cloud-based portal to access SYSPRO which has a decent look and feel, but it's the same system as it was 5-10 years ago.  

I rate it a 5 at best.

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Top 20Real User

SYSPRO is quite a widely used ERP. It was developed in South Africa about 30 years ago or maybe more. It has got around 17,000 clients globally. It is quite a substantially used product. I'm an independent consultant. I try to be product-agnostic wherever I can. I have recommended SYSPRO for a family-owned business with maybe 300 million rand turnover or so. SYSPRO was the better choice for them because they had budget constraints and so on, and their implementation partner was strong. I certainly would recommend SYSPRO, but I think one needs to be very careful. If you are a straight manufacturing company that distributes your product through wholesalers and so forth, it is a great choice. If you have a more complex manufacturing model, like manufactured-to-order or designed-to-order, where you require Projects functionality, then it is not the right solution for you. At this point, this is the side that lets SYSPRO down. I would rate SYSPRO a six out of ten in terms of other comparable products. For straight manufacturing, either process or discrete manufacturing, SYSPRO is fine, but when there is a requirement for more complex manufacturing models, SYSPRO probably isn't going to be the best solution.

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