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To unlock the value of ERP, set it up right

Correctly scoping an ERP project beforehand helps improve deployment success and subsequent adoption, ensuring real value is realised.


Companies neglect ERP skills at their peril

Training can often be overlooked in the rush to rollout an ERP system quickly, while tight budgets add to the overall skills dilemma.


Selecting the right partner is vital to ERP success

Ensuring the ERP solution has the backing of skilled and experienced implementation, maintenance and support teams, is a crucial aspect sometimes overlooked.


Why ERP projects fail faster than ever under lockdown

The speed at which companies found they must transform saw many take the first opportunity to upgrade to a cloud ERP solution.

Gerrit Olivier
Founder and CEO of About IT

Gerrit Olivier is founder and CEO of About IT and 30-year industry veteran. He is a qualified chartered accountant who was a co-founding member of CS Holdings, later sold to Bytes Technology Group, and is a former partner at Coopers & Lybrand, which is PricewaterhouseCoopers today.

He has a rich history in financials and ERP, has developed his own project methodology, developed a cash receipts system for Pastel, has worked with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and a number of blue-chip brand names in South Africa.

Olivier passionately pursues the evolution of IT as businesses embrace new methods of working, new ways to engage customers, and the benefits of data analytics in the era of digitalisation and cloud.

He is chief architect of About IT’s strategy for evolving the cloud ERP value chain in lockstep with these emerging trends. His strategy hinges on developing About IT’s infrastructure-as-a-service and data analytics products, services and professional consulting to empower medium to large business owners and managers.

Olivier ardently pursues accessorising cloud technologies for medium to large operations so they can gain operational efficiencies and financial benefits for added value.