May 6th 2013
A business is nothing without efficiency. Therefore it’s important for those businesses ...
May 6th 2013
A business is nothing without efficiency. Therefore it’s important for those businesses ...
April 29th 2013
According to a Citrix Cloud Survey Guide, a majority of people (54%) do not believe that ...
March 12th 2013
One of the major concerns faced by businesses today is data loss. Unexpected disasters, pr...
March 6th 2013
What is an embedded system? An embedded systems are pieces of programming installed on app...
February 28th 2013
Do you stress about having a salient supply chain? Learn how to skyrocket to the next leve...
February 7th 2013
As the field of big data management matures and meets the worlds of ERP, it is on the edge...
January 21st 2013
As technology continuously advances, so has the way in which companies interact with their...
January 14th 2013
As the way businesses interact with customers has evolved over recent years, it has been i...
December 19th 2012
Mother Nature Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effect on the East Coast recently tested th...
December 5th 2012
One of the major social networking websites is Twitter and more companies are taking advan...
November 27th 2012
In a virtual global economy any down time can equate to loss of profits and productivity. ...
November 15th 2012
Maintenance management software (MMS) is more than just an optional tool for keeping your ...
November 6th 2012
The biggest threats to your company often seem to be related to your actual business; comp...
October 25th 2012
Managing your supply chain effectively has never been more important for businesses than i...
October 19th 2012
There’s no doubt the acquisition and maintenance of computing resources and software suc...
October 16th 2012
ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, has revolutionised the way in which we communicate...
October 12th 2012
The days of wading through the endless abyss of paper files ended for many large busines...
September 28th 2012
Most of us know next to nothing about the complex organism that is the company database....
September 25th 2012
Warehouse management system (WMS) technology is now available in the cloud delivery mode...
September 20th 2012
You have most likely already heard the term “cloud computing” being used by journali...
September 11th 2012
Before I delve into the benefits of SAP HANA, let me first explain what it is. SAP High-...
August 29th 2012
As a business owner, saving money while providing a high level of service to your custom...
July 17th 2012
Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a complex and expensive u...
June 18th 2012
Real-time reporting services are an integral part of any business. Necessary in today’s businesses due to the current economic climate, the ability to look at real-time organizational data gives companies the tools that they need to face changing project requirements and financial constraints head on. ERP reporting ensures not only the full integration between all key areas, including marketing, sales, finance, and project management; it also empowers managers and executives with access to real-time data that will facilitate decision making.
June 12th 2012
Can you recall a time before Engineers and Architects had AutoCAD? Productivity was different back then. Projects took enormous amounts of time, and face to face meetings needed to be conducted so that designs could be agreed upon. But with the digital exchange of information, inefficiencies were eradicated. Architects and Engineers where completing their part of the construction project quicker than ever before. And this is where the efficiencies end.
June 7th 2012
The goal of effective inventory management is to “meet or exceed your customers’ exp...
June 5th 2012
Accounting is not often thought of as a cutting edge industry, nor are accountants typically considered risk takers or early adopters. That, however, is all changing with the advent of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions. SaaS is a delivery model that relies on cloud computing instead of traditional servers for software hosting and storage, saving clients expensive infrastructure investments.
May 29th 2012
Most organizations already use a customer relationship management (CRM) solution, and they more than likely employ social media strategies to further their marketing efforts. But what if you combined the two with social CRM software – could you improve your company’s reach? Traditional CRM is all about building and maintaining relationships with your customers; social CRM (SCRM) simply uses social media tools to supplement this goal.
May 22nd 2012
It’s a busy world, and in such a competitive environment, companies are being asked to be better, faster, and cheaper. The same holds true for the field service industry. Companies are being asked to lower their costs, provide fast response to customer service calls, track time and materials, and quickly dispatch service technicians. With such a comprehensive list of demands, businesses need SAP field services in order to enhance their operations.
May 18th 2012
Many companies struggle with managing multiple locations. Heck, some have their hand...
May 17th 2012
Maintaining an accurate perpetual inventory is critical to the success of your distribution business. If the quantities in your computer system do not agree with what is actually on the shelf in your warehouse you are forced to overstock in order to maintain your desired level of customer service. This additional reserve inventory is expensive.
May 15th 2012
When issues arise in retail operations, the first response tends to be to fix it. That’s why you have retail management software, isn’t it? So now that you’ve identified a problem, you need find a solution. That logic holds, but only to a point. While it’s important to resolve any problems that your business encounters, finding a retail management software solution tailored to your organization as a whole can be more complex.
May 8th 2012
What is the most important thing for your association to keep track of? Chances are it’s your member base. Unfortunately the common means of membership tracking is typically a myriad of spreadsheets that contain diverse pieces of information captured at different times. Eventually this way of managing your membership base becomes complex and more time consuming than necessary.
April 30th 2012
ERP software selection is a huge task; to undertake such a project requires time and resources, and will generally restructure certain aspects of your business. As such, many people ask industry specialists which ERP solution they should select. The quick answer? It depends.
April 23rd 2012
Sometimes business management software isn’t quite as exciting as we would all like it to be. Between the research, the planning, the implementation process, the testing, the training… it can be a bit much at times.
April 23rd 2012
Choosing any new software solution can be complicated; with so many options available, how do you make sure you’re getting the right one for your organization? When looking for a membership database management system, keep in mind the elements that will simplify operations and make organizational tasks more efficient.
April 16th 2012
Making the decision to purchase new software is huge, and implementation can range from a few weeks to more than a year depending on the system and level of complexity. The potential for cost savings, increased efficiency and organizational growth with a new software solution is tremendous, but only if you take the right steps to understand why you need a new system and how it will be implemented.
April 12th 2012
When looking for a customer relationship management (CRM) system, the big question you need to address as a business is WHY? If you don’t know exactly why you need a CRM solution, the possibility of failure upon implementation is high and you stand to lose a lot of money. The CRM best practices provided below will help you make an educated decision on whether or not a CRM solution is a good fit for your business.
April 11th 2012
A vendor suggests (or insists) that you stock a new “revolutionary” product line. Your salespeople claim they are losing customers because you aren’t stocking products they want to buy from you. You see an advertisement and you exclaim to yourself, “We could sell a lot of that!” Products are continually being introduced to the market. You don’t have the money (or space) to stock all of them. How do you know how to allocate the limited funds you have available to expand your inventory?
March 29th 2012
As a professional services organization, your success depends on your ability to efficiently track your time and bill your clients accordingly. Getting your billing done quickly and accurately will improve the overall performance of your business and being able to deliver standard and reliable billing practices will ingratiate you to your clients.
March 20th 2012
Regardless of what type of service your organization provides, there are certain elements of that service that are always consistent: your organization delivers experience, expertise (often industry-focused) and guidance that your clients can’t pack up in a bag and take home with them.
March 19th 2012
As you probably know by now, technology is expensive. And, you’ve probably had the frustrating experience of investing in some new electronic gadget and not receiving the benefit you anticipated or were promised. Bar coding often provides a fantastic return on investment, but in order for the investment to be worthwhile, the benefits you receive must exceed the price you paid to implement the solution; both in terms of time and money.
March 13th 2012
A lot of people start a business without thoroughly thinking through all of the necessary elements of success. The result: they don’t achieve the results they anticipated and perhaps may even face total failure. While starting a distribution business is not easy, and there is no guarantee of success, you can eliminate a lot of headaches and improve your chances of becoming an “established business” if you follow some simple guidelines.
March 6th 2012
Business intelligence software doesn’t have to be restricted to the for-profit world. With more and better nonprofit software emerging on a regular basis, now is a great time for NGOs to start realizing the benefits of nonprofit software in their organizations.
February 28th 2012
Customer relationship management (CRM) software holds the promise of greater efficiency, more effective communication and increased customer loyalty for businesses and organizations of any size. However, in order to maximize on all the benefits that CRM has to offer it is important to be aware of any potential barriers that may reduce the effectiveness of your chosen CRM solution.
February 22nd 2012
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been improving efficiency and decision making in the world of big business for over two decades. Now the development of specifically tailored healthcare ERP is making an impact for healthcare organizations across the board with improvements in everything from HR to stock management.
February 20th 2012
Inventory shrinkage is expensive. In today’s competitive environment distributors cannot afford to replace missing material or disappoint customers when material that was supposed to be on the shelf is not available. Inventory Management expert, Jon Schreibfeder, shares how the use of a Warehouse Management System can prevent the loss of your inventory.
February 17th 2012
Microsoft’s portfolio of Dynamics ERP software solutions have some common, distinc...
February 16th 2012
With an ever-increasing range of ERP products in the market it’s easy to get caught up in deciding which software to use and lose track of the hidden costs you may end up incurring. Here are some key questions any organization should ask itself before purchasing ERP software.
February 8th 2012
Regardless of whether you’re part of a large company with well-established customer relationship management (CRM) software already in place or running a smaller business at the start of implementing a carefully selected CRM solution, one thing’s for certain; you’ll want to be sure you’re getting a good return on your CRM investment.