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Viesturs Zalaiskalns
Viesturs Zalaiskalns is Channel Manager at HansaWorld South Africa. He is an insightful and outspoken proponent of ERP systems that are fit for purpose – and he has very clear ideas on what constitutes ‘purpose’ in this day and age. Mobility is an absolute must, as nearly every worker today, from CEO downwards, is mobile at one time or another. Useability is the hallmark of good technology today – and Zalaiskalns believes that applies to ERP just as much as it does to social media. With his fresh take on ERP, Zalaiskalns offers enthusiasm, assertiveness and energy – he is unafraid to challenge conventional thinking. HansaWorld is a global company with more than 550 000 clients, predominantly mid-market, using its cloud Standard Accounts and Standard ERP solutions. Starting from single-user systems, Standard Accounts seamlessly scales into Standard ERP, which is used by organisations with hundreds and even thousands of users.
  • The rise of the remote workforce: A South African perspective

    With the rise of broadband technology and a global move towards the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance, the number of employees working remotely has increased exponentially over the past couple of decades. Studies have conclusively shown that this more flexible approach to enterprise has had an enormously positive impact on employee engagement, enabling greater productivity and saving costs to both businesses and their workforce. Despite the evident success of this worldwide trend, South African enterprises have been rather slow in keeping pace, with relatively few organisations implementing structures conducive to working remotely. While it seems counterintuitive when considering international...