Topic: "Business Management Software"

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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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10 Questions to Ask Your Solution Provider

February 1st 2012

With so much technology available to us, it has become more and more difficult to choose the product that best fits our business needs. In the same way, it can be hard choosing the right solution provider since many of them offer the same products and services. One way to narrow down your choices is to ask the right questions to your solution provider as their answers will drastically help you make your final decision.

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Best Practices for Inventory Management Systems

January 26th 2012

The goal of effective inventory management is impossible to reach without a comprehensive inventory management system. In this whitepaper, expert Jon Schreibfeder, talks you through the critical decision points necessary for achieving success with your inventory management system.

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Software Trend-Watch 3: Vertical Trust

November 15th 2011

In the third of our Software Trends for 2012 series we ask industry expert Kevin Armstrong of ePartners to share with us his vision for the coming year. When Kevin Armstrong first got into the technology business with Xerox back in the mid-1990s there was a common mindset: real data, real information, even about how the business was operating, was best left to those in charge[...]

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Distributors Must Get Lean in 2012

October 21st 2011

Time to Trim the Fat in Your Warehouse Unfortunately, the economic outlook for 2012 requires more efficiency, productivity and alignment from distributors then ever before. It’s time to batten down the hatches, remove all the fat from our operations and simply get lean. Related Posts:Best Practices for Inventory Management SystemsEvaluating New Distribution Software: The Real [...]

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Accounting Today: The 2011 VAR 100

September 26th 2011

Software ThinkTank sends out a hearty congratulations to our recommended solution providers who were recently named to Accounting Today’s 2011 VAR 100 list. Related Posts:How to Choose an Accounting PartnerWhat To Look For In A Membership Database Management System10 Questions to Ask Your Solution ProviderBest Practices for Inventory Management Systems

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A Guide to Buying Software That Will Scale with Your Business

June 2nd 2011

As your business begins to grow and keeps growing you will encounter many strategic decisions that will need to be made in order to sustain that growth. One of those strategic decisions will be selecting the right technology for your business that will handle today’s operations and also give you the platform to grow and [...]

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A Software Implementation Nightmare

May 10th 2011

What would you do if your software implementation not only ended in failure, but cost your organization a half-million dollars that could never be recovered? Find out how “Hope” battled a multi-headed hydra as this epic software implementation nightmare unfolds. Related Posts:Suitemates – The Reality BIG ERP Doesn’t Want You To SeeA Guide to Buying [...]

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On-Demand Webinar: How to Select a Solution Provider

March 31st 2011

Many Promise, but Few Deliver! Find out why selecting the right solution provider could mean more to your software selection process than building a cordial business relationship; it could mean failure. WATCH NOW! How to Select a Solution Provider Avoid the Most Expensive Software Selection Mistakes. Discover why: 65% of software implementations end in impairment [...]

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Looking For An Unbiased Opinion? Get Over It!

February 10th 2011

Your boss has set you off on a mission – get the best software you can for the best price you can, and make sure it works! So how do most people go about tackling that very common problem? They head out in search of a company that can provide them with that elusive product: [...]

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Top 3 Need to Knows For Buying Business Software

February 8th 2011

Acquiring a new ERP solution – every company faces this challenge on average once a decade; more often if the business is dramatically growing or requirements have changed as a result of acquisitions. In many cases, the focus initially is on how to select the best new software package, the overall budget impact and what [...]

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A Strategic Shift From IT-Controlled Software Selection

February 1st 2011

Think the best approach to buying business management software is to pass it off to your IT department? Think again. Though IT plays a critical role, a more strategic approach will ensure you don’t limit the potential benefits of your new systems investment. Including all leadership team members can: Boost executive buy-in while driving down [...]

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Predictive Analytics – Make the Most of Your BI

January 24th 2011

Feel like getting ahead of the competition is an uphill battle? Worried about meeting your high-priority objectives in today’s challenging economic climate? Enhancing your Business Intelligence (BI) with predictive analytics can be just the tonic your business needs to get on track and boost revenue. Related Posts:10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part [...]

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Get a Clear View of Your Shop Floor

January 18th 2011

Think traditional business management solutions hinder your visibility of what’s really happening on your shop floor? A solution combining enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing technology can give you the precise, real-time data you need to boost productivity, reduce inventory and drive freight costs down. Related Posts:How a Bunch of Italian Merchants Led the Way [...]

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Security Concerns in the Cloud

January 11th 2011

The cloud offers many benefits to businesses: large capital expenditures become a thing of the past; information can be accessed from anywhere; and time is freed up for your IT department, just to name a few. However, smart businesses also need to consider the potential dangers it poses before moving to the cloud. Related Posts:The [...]

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3 Keys to a Successful ERP Project

December 28th 2010

Es gibt viele Wege um beurteilen zu können ob ein ERP-Projekt ein Erfolg ist oder nicht, aber wir glauben dass es sowohl das Erreichen von Unternehmenszielen, das Einhalten von Projektkosten und Fertigstellungsterminen  miteinschließt. Bedauerlicherweise bringt eine schlechte Leistung  Folgen mit sich mit. Die Kosten steigen, Termine können nicht eingehalten werden und die ursprünglich gesetzten ROI-Ziele  [...]

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Why Lean Manufacturing is Here to Stay

December 14th 2010

Having borne the brunt of the economic downturn in recent years, it is not a surprise that manufacturers, in particular, are constantly looking for ways to increase profits and decrease costs. Since lean manufacturing practices accomplish this very goal by eliminating waste and streamlining production, it is only logical that adopting these practices would be [...]

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The Top 10 Inventory Management Mistakes

November 23rd 2010

No distributor wants to become another failure statistic in this economy. But many times, we are unaware of the shortfalls we are creating ourselves. For most distributors inventory is not only the largest asset of their business but also the biggest source of frustration. Get ahead of your competition by understand the most common mistakes [...]

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Build a Win-Win Relationship with Your Solution Provider

November 18th 2010

When it comes to striking business deals that work, playing Texas Hold ‘Em isn’t always the best strategy. In fact, it can hurt you. Related Posts:The Dangers of Dashboard DistractionGuarantee Solution Provider Selection SuccessShould you buy business software based on a demo?The Hidden Dangers of an RFPThe Hidden Dangers of an RFPThe Hidden Dangers of [...]

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How to Tightly Control Vendors to Reduce Costs

November 15th 2010

By tightly controlling your vendors, you can make better, more informed decisions and secure lower project costs.By tightly controlling your vendors, you can make better, more informed decisions and secure lower project costs. Related Posts:Looking For An Unbiased Opinion? Get Over It!Build a Win-Win Relationship with Your Solution ProviderGuarantee Solution Provider Selection SuccessPrepare for Software [...]

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November 8th 2010

Unfortunately, many of the dashboards being used today seem to be set up for their aesthetics rather than their effectiveness. Fancy graphs and colors may stand out but often don’t deliver the critical information you need. A dashboard’s value should not be judged by its “flash”, but rather by how quickly and easily it conveys [...]

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How to Negotiate Solution Provider Rates

November 7th 2010

Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. Related Posts:Should you buy business software based on a demo?Avoid 8 Common Software Selection MistakesHow to Choose [...]

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How a Bunch of Italian Merchants Led the Way to ERP

November 2nd 2010

It’s considered the biggest mystery in the history of accounting – just what was it that led a bunch of Italian merchants to create double-entry accounting. The practice emerged during the Renaissance — and to German sociologist Max Weber – it marked the entry point for capitalism. While it may be tempting to think that [...]

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Guarantee Solution Provider Selection Success

October 24th 2010

Choosing business management software is a demanding process that will impact your business for the next 5-10 years. The wrong vendor can break your project; the right one will make it. Choosing business management software is a demanding process that will impact your business for the next 5-10 years. The wrong solution provider can break [...]

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Evaluating New Distribution Software: The Real Issues

October 18th 2010

Zee Germans are coming!We’ve worked with hundreds of distributors throughout the world. These firms have distributed nearly every type of product imaginable. Related Posts:Best Practices for Inventory Management SystemsDistributors Must Get Lean in 2012The Top 10 Inventory Management MistakesAchieve Effective Inventory Control

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Avoid 8 Common Software Selection Mistakes

October 12th 2010

Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career – selecting business management software – will be a successful one?Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career – selecting business management software – will [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Buying Business Management Software

September 20th 2010

Business management software is a significant investment for any business. Get the biggest bang for your buck with these Top 10 Tips on what to do and what not to do when you make your software purchase.Business management software is a significant investment for any business. Get the biggest bang for your buck with these [...]

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Prepare for Software Selection Success

September 2nd 2010

Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? Related Posts:Should you buy business [...]

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How to Choose an Accounting Partner

August 19th 2010

You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting [...]

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The Cost of Developing Your Not-For-Profit Budget

August 18th 2010

As a not-for-profit organization, you have very specific challenges when it comes time to develop your budget. You must align spending with your mission and allocate purpose-specific donations, all while making sure you have something set aside for unpredicted events that could impact your mission.As a not-for-profit organization, you have very specific challenges when it [...]

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Business Software Shouldn’t Be One-Size-Fits-All

August 18th 2010

Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot into a shoe that is two sizes too small. Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot [...]

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How to Identify Your Best Customers

July 30th 2010

It’s natural to assume your best customers are the ones you hear from the most and the ones who make the biggest orders. But when you take a moment to think about it, sometimes the customers who seem to be the best are in fact the ones who cost you the most. Related Posts:Evaluating New [...]

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Should you buy business software based on a demo?

July 19th 2010

Would you buy a car relying solely on the those ads with the hyper-frenetic voiceover about features that don’t really matter? Do you really care how the vehicle will look cruising through a mountain range? Or if it can be dropped by a crane without damaging it? Or that there is pure silver dust, hand-polished [...]

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Exceed Customer Expectations

July 17th 2010

With razor-thin profit margins in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, it is becoming increasing difficult to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Predicting consumer buying trends and being prepared for the next generation of products is vital to remain competitive. To thrive in this dynamically evolving industry, you need well-integrated technology to help you keep [...]

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part 1

July 16th 2010

Mulling over the pros and cons of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? If you’re looking for new ways to boost relationships, connect data, enhance insight and streamline business processes, this latest upgrade is worth considering. Mulling over the pros and cons of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? If you’re looking for new ways [...]

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10 Reasons to Replace QuickBooks

July 15th 2010

Sometimes it can be hard to let go of something that has worked so well for you in the past. For years, QuickBooks has handed all your business management needs: Sometimes it can be hard to let go of something that has worked so well for you in the past. For years, QuickBooks has handed [...]

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How to Simplify Sales Tax Processes

July 15th 2010

Tracking sales tax can be a headache. Every element of your business is touched by sales tax: products, business processes, accounting, costing, shipping, invoice structure, exemptions, contract relationships and so on. You need clarity on how your services and products are taxed in every jurisdiction you operate in.  So stop suffering needlessly and get proactive. [...]

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5 Reasons to Maintain Your Business Management Software

June 27th 2010

Think you can save big money by ending your business software maintenance contract? Think again. That’s not to say you should simply sign up for annual maintenance without carefully examining what you do and don’t need, along with the terms of your contract. That goes without saying. Think you can save big money by ending [...]

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Business Intelligence Boosts Billable Hours

June 23rd 2010

Accessing the right data to help your people make smart decisions can be a challenge. Stop wasting valuable time searching for support data. Accessing the right data to help your people make smart decisions can be a challenge. Learn how-to apply business intelligence in professional services by: Integrating decision making across the organization. Applying baseline [...]

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Meet Customer Demand

June 10th 2010

In Distribution, you must respond instantly to the ever-changing demands of your customers, vendors and markets. Without the proper technology infrastructure in place, you cannot effectively run your business. Learn how to plan more accurately and frequently across your supply chain. This demand planning white paper can help you: Gain a Better Understanding of Markets [...]

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Finesse Your People Power

June 1st 2010

A business is only as successful as its people. You want to leverage the talent you have, anticipate employee shortages and hire the best candidates you can. A business is only as successful as its people. You want to leverage the talent you have, anticipate employee shortages and hire the best candidates you can. Related [...]