Manufacturing Insights

Manufacturing Insights presented  by KPMG is an event series that addresses strategic and business issues faced by manufacturing leaders and the upper management team. Themes are selected to enable small and medium-sized businesses in both urban and regional areas of British Columbia to utilize the support that is available to them in order to improve business competitiveness.

What is ERP?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business management software that provides an integrated view of core business processes, often in real-time, maintained by a database management system. ERP systems track business resources—cash, raw materials, production capacity—and the status of business commitments: orders, purchase orders, and payroll.

The workshop aims to provide a complete package for participants to leverage higher learning to operate better, increase efficiency, capitalize on productivity, and improve their organization’s bottom line.

Date: October 8, 2015 cropped-red-register-button-cme_web.jpg

Time: 9:00am – 11:00 am

Place: KPMG Offices, 777 Dunsmuir Street, 4th Floor Vancouver, BC


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Mike Knapp, Incrementa Consulting

Mike is a problem solver, technology guru and project superhero with more than 20 years’ experience in project management and technology implementations.  As a partner at Incrementa Consulting, his focus is on leveraging technology and great processes to grow your business. Learn More about Incrementa Consulting

James Dimas Director of Marketing & Sales Operations, ESSimage001

With 18 years of combined Enterprise Software Sales management, Sales and Marketing expertise and a deep understanding of solution selling and marketing strategies, James has worked with SAP Canada, CA Canada,  Sage Software and Infor Software solutions with targeting customer revenues between $10MM – $1 Billion – selling Enterprise Business Solutions (ERP) to manufacturers and distribution industries. James and his team at ESS are focused on Infor SyteLine ERP for    manufacturers and Infor Field Service Management. Learn more about ESS


Tim Beasley, Director at KPMG

Tim has over 30 years’ experience as an IT consultant, and has helped clients in a variety of industries extract value from ERP systems since the 1990s.   His experience includes assisting clients in adoption of ERP products from SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Sage, SYSPRO, Yardi and other vendors, while retaining the objectivity required to support unbiased selection decisions based on functional and technical requirements.

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Topics Outline

  1. Seeing through the ERP FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)
  2. Disarming the Traps: Failure is not an Option
  3. The Road to Success:  A Better Way



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