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Five Steps to Social Media Nirvana for Business Users

November 25th 2013

In just a couple of years, the presence of businesses on social media platforms has evolve...

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Is there a shortage of talent in the software sector?

October 3rd 2013

It’s no secret that software engineers are the men and women that have helped some of to...

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Three Factors All Project Management Software Must Excel In

August 19th 2013

Project management software is no longer a program used solely by large-scale corporations...

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How the Cloud is Shaping the Future of Retail

August 15th 2013

Adaptability has always been one of the most important elements of business success, and n...

Resolving Channel Conflict with Partners

Resolving Channel Conflict with Partners for Enjoying Improved ROI

June 24th 2013

Conflict is an ever-present factor in almost every kind of partnership. It becomes a more ...

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How to Design for the Cloud

June 11th 2013

Unlike traditional methods, cloud platforms and cloud services produce rapid solution deli...

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Big Data and the Demand for IT Solutions

May 24th 2013

From large corporations to non-profit organizations, big data has become a real problem. B...

Top 5 Best IT Management Software Systems

The Best IT Management Software

May 6th 2013

A business is nothing without efficiency. Therefore it’s important for those businesses ...

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Business Computing in the Cloud – Choosing the Right Cloud for You

April 29th 2013

According to a Citrix Cloud Survey Guide, a majority of people (54%) do not believe that ...

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Business Data Center Services: Why Your Business Needs Them

March 12th 2013

One of the major concerns faced by businesses today is data loss. Unexpected disasters, pr...

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Trends in Embedded Systems

March 6th 2013

What is an embedded system? An embedded systems are pieces of programming installed on app...

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility Through ERP Software

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility Through Supplementry ERP Software

February 28th 2013

Do you stress about having a salient supply chain? Learn how to skyrocket to the next leve...

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The Rise of SaaS ERP Systems and Social Networks

February 7th 2013

As the field of big data management matures and meets the worlds of ERP, it is on the edge...

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The Next Generation of Customer Contact & Interaction

January 21st 2013

As technology continuously advances, so has the way in which companies interact with their...

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The Move to the Cloud: Why Asset-Free Technology is Gaining Ground

January 14th 2013

As the way businesses interact with customers has evolved over recent years, it has been i...

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A Look Inside Telecommunications Infrastructure

December 19th 2012

Mother Nature Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effect on the East Coast recently tested th...

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Improving Customer Relations withTwitter

December 5th 2012

One of the major social networking websites is Twitter and more companies are taking advan...

Business Survival Guide - Tips for Continuity

A Business Continuity Plan for Surviving the End of the World

November 27th 2012

In a virtual global economy any down time can equate to loss of profits and productivity. ...

Maintenance Management Software

Maintenance Management Software: The All-In-One for Your Business

November 15th 2012

Maintenance management software (MMS) is more than just an optional tool for keeping your ...

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How Faulty Maintenance Exposes Your Company to Risk

November 6th 2012

The biggest threats to your company often seem to be related to your actual business; comp...

Supply Chain Management

How To Measure Supply Chain Effectiveness

October 25th 2012

Managing your supply chain effectively has never been more important for businesses than i...

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20 Reasons to Approach Cloud Computing with Caution

October 19th 2012

There’s no doubt the acquisition and maintenance of computing resources and software suc...

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud Based ERP Implementations

October 16th 2012

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, has revolutionised the way in which we communicate...

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3 Ways Document Management Software Improves Organization

October 12th 2012

The days of wading through the endless abyss of paper files ended for many large busines...

Data Base Management End User

Why Monitor and Analyze Your Business Database?

September 28th 2012

Most of us know next to nothing about the complex organism that is the company database....

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The Pros & Cons of Migrating Your WMS to the Cloud

September 25th 2012

Warehouse management system (WMS) technology is now available in the cloud delivery mode...

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The Four USPs of Cloud Computing

September 20th 2012

You have most likely already heard the term “cloud computing” being used by journali...

SAP HANA

Nine Reasons Why SAP HANA Could Transform Your Business

September 11th 2012

Before I delve into the benefits of SAP HANA, let me first explain what it is. SAP High-...

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Cloud Computing: A Cost-Saving Option for Businesses

August 29th 2012

As a business owner, saving money while providing a high level of service to your custom...

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10 mistakes that push ERP projects over budget and off schedule

July 17th 2012

Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a complex and expensive u...

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The Value in Real-time Reporting

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.

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Revolutionizing Construction: Tablets Will Change The Way Business Is Done

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.

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ABC Analysis and Inventory Optimization

June 7th 2012

The goal of effective inventory management is to “meet or exceed your customers’ exp...

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How SaaS Is Changing the Accounting Landscape

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.

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What You Need To Know About Social CRM

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.

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What Can A SAP Field Services Solution Do For Your Business?

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.

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3 Logistical Challenges Every Growing Business Must Overcome

May 18th 2012

Many companies struggle with managing multiple locations. Heck, some have their hand...

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Achieving Perpetual Inventory in Your Distribution Business

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.

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How Retailers Can Use Inventory Management Software To Increase Efficiency

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.

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Learn More About the Advantage of Membership Software

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.

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Which ERP Should You Choose?

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.

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IT Jokes For All

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.

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What To Look For In A Membership Database Management System

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.

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Do You Need A Business Assessment?

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.

CRM Best Practices

Finding the Right CRM Solution

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.

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When Should I Start Stocking New Product Lines?

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?

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Maximize your Bill Rate with Time Tracking and Billing Software

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.

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Do Professional Services Firms Need CRM?

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.

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Thinking About Implementing a Bar Coding System? Read This First

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.

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Distribution Startups – The Key Considerations

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.