Author Archives: evariste

Generic Transactions Part I

In an ideal busi­ness world, doc­u­ments travel across the depart­ments with ease and mono­tony. We say that they flow. Unfortunately, things are nev­er this sim­ple. External factors, which are sel­dom under our con­trol, con­tinu­ously influ­ence our busi­ness. Our doc­u­ments have to per­form feats to reach their final des­tin­a­tion, and some­times they nev­er do. EXTREMELY SIMPLE SCENARIO […]

Les gens pensent que vous ne faites rien s’ils ne savent pas ce que vous faites

People think that you are doing noth­ing if they don’t know what you are doing! A good friend of mine, not the talk­at­ive type, mind you, came up with this say­ing one even­ing I was com­plain­ing that very few people appre­ci­ated what I did. This encour­aged me to start this blog, to share what I was doing, and to […]

Looking for the right question then listen to answers to previous questions

Every once in a while a great ques­tion is asked, and the imme­di­ate reac­tion of people listen­ing to the con­ver­sa­tion will say:“That’s it! You have hit the nail on the head!” Strange thing is that the answer to the ques­tion is not forth­com­ing, it only opens the door to a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the prob­lem. […]

Generic Transactions – Part II

Unfortunately, this was only the begin­ning. As com­pet­i­tion is get­ting fiercer, man­age­ment requires now the addi­tion of secur­ity fea­tures to the dif­fer­ent mod­ules. No cost price should appear in the ware­houses, and the goods receipts pro­ced­ure should be split in two steps: 13– The store­keep­er checks that the items and quant­it­ies are those that have been ordered, […]

If I had a world of my own…

In the clas­si­fied sec­tion of a daily news­pa­per an advert­ise­ment reads: “Old prob­lem look­ing for a way out”. If I find a solu­tion to that old prob­lem, do I become part of the “cre­at­ive” group of humans? If I spend time and energy, elab­or­at­ing this new solu­tion and then stop, will I have reached my goal? I would think not. The answer I have […]

Motivated by Greed

In a coun­try where people are motiv­ated by greed, driv­en by ambi­tion and led by instincts, some stand power­less. We take our val­ues from cor­rupt politi­cians, enshrined by ‘vir­tue’, or should I say shrouded by ‘vir­tue’ which stench fills nos­trils and per­meates beings. We observe, ana­lyse and deduct like Winston Smith (1984) and are unable to act […]

Motivés par…

Dans un pays où les hommes sont motivés par leur avid­ité, con­duits par leur ambi­tion et menés par leurs instincts, nous demeur­ons impuis­sants. Nous puis­ons nos valeurs chez des politi­ciens cor­rompus, baignant dans leur halo de ‘vertu’, (dans leur linceul, plutôt) dont la puanteur sat­ure les nar­ines et cor­rompt les êtres. Nous observons, ana­lyso­ns et […]


“His collected work runs to only 60 pages but is brimful of ideas that mathematicians today still feed off profitably” The Guardian Newspaper – January 20th, 2012