Transforming Business

16 September 2023

Intelligent ERP: The foundation for thriving modern businesses

Digitalisation and the migration towards cloud computing have changed the face of nearly every business and industry over the past 15 years. Yet we’re only in the early stages of digital transformation, with explosive growth in the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and exponential growth in data volumes promising enormous advances and disruption in the years to come.

With the world moving at such high speed, companies are evaluating whether their technology architectures can keep up. While traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have served enterprises well for many years, many are now encountering challenges in staying ahead of the rate of change in technology, markets and customer behaviour.

Others—primarily small and medium businesses (SMBs) and scale-ups—that have not yet invested in ERP recognise that an integrated business solution is essential. Established ERP users and those new to ERP alike realise that they need to consider a modern platform that will help companies perform at their best by becoming resilient, profitable, and sustainable.

This is the realm of intelligent ERP, a foundational solution for the intelligent enterprises that will thrive in the future. Intelligent ERP combines intelligent technologies—such as AI, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics—with best-in-class business software to help organisations transform into intelligent enterprises with data-centric processes and decision-making at their core.

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Unifying processes and empowering real-time decision-making

Intelligent ERP breaks through the bottlenecks companies are facing today by integrating data and processes across information and organisational siloes. This, in turn, equips the intelligent enterprise to build flexible value chains, innovate with industry best practices, understand customer, partner, and employee sentiment, and manage environmental impact.

Some of the hallmarks of intelligent ERP are:

  • It’s designed for modern technology architectures, including cloud-native environments.
  • It’s scalable enough to cater for the masses of data, devices and transactions that define today’s digital world.
  • It unifies processes—end-to-end and front office to back office—with accurate data to improve visibility.
  • It can fuel a system of automated processes, streamlined collaboration and real-time decision-making to keep up with market dynamics.
  • The user experience for consumers, employees, and business partners is personalised, responsive, and simple.
  • AI and machine learning are infused into business processes.
  • Platforms will support vertical industry-specific processes in the cloud.
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Empowering businesses to compete in the digital age

In a world where digital experiences are transforming how consumers shop, employees work, and businesses run, and where intelligent enterprises get their edge from data-driven insight, companies must capture, process, and distribute information faster than ever. They must also optimise operations, drive innovation, and drive higher customer and employee experiences.

Intelligent ERP enables companies to make leverage data as a strategic asset, streamline processes, and create new business models to stay competitive in the digital age. It offers a framework for businesses to automate tasks with AI, drive richer user experiences, leverage analytics to gain better insights, and make better decisions that improve operational resilience, bottom lines, and market position.

SEIDOR, provides the right blend of Technology, Processes and People, which enable organisations to become intelligent enterprises. Business processes and methodologies are used to empower customers to operate better, make decisions confidently and drive continuous innovation.


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Heinrich de Leeuw
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Heinrich De Leeuw - SEIDOR in Africa
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