The Benefits of Flexible Cloud-Based Systems

By Manny Buigas | Sep 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Cloud-based systems offer many benefits. One benefit that many businesses appreciate is the flexible nature of cloud systems.

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What Is Social CRM?

By Zainab Salihi | Sep 8, 2016 11:12:36 AM

There’s a new term creeping into the CRM lexicon: social CRM. Social CRM refers to using your CRM system to engage with customers through their favorite social media channels. It’s integrating CRM into both traditional sales and marketing communications, such as email marketing, as well as social media platforms.

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You Are Now Entering the Fourth Dimension: How Manufacturing Is Changing

By Sam Cangialosi | Sep 6, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Manufacturing is entering its fourth phase or stage, and it’s time to acknowledge that it’s changing for good. The world of manufacturing got its start during the first Industrial Revolution, when machines made everything from producing cotton to weaving textiles easier. The second Industrial Revolution found manufacturers like Henry Ford incorporating mass production techniques into their factories to quickly and inexpensively bring goods to the public.

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Motivate and Innovate: Encouraging Employees to Use Business Intelligence Systems

By James Tang | Aug 30, 2016 7:12:48 AM

Any time you launch a new system, there’s a learning curve. It can be challenging to get employees excited and enthusiastic about a new software system, no matter how wonderful it is. Many companies spend considerable time and effort choosing a new business intelligence system only to wonder why they’re not getting the most from it later on.

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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Training

By Deborah Breen | Aug 26, 2016 7:16:03 AM

Perhaps your organization would like to offer employee training as one of its benefits, but you’re not sure if you can afford it. Or maybe you’re just not sure it’s worth it. After all, how can you quantify learning?

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The Five Stages of ERP Implementation

By Tony Chiodo | Aug 24, 2016 8:19:52 AM

Have you ever heard the expression, “Success leaves clues”? It means that successful people learn from previously successful people how to do their jobs smarter or better. It means learning from past mistakes and triumphs, and incorporating the best into your current action plan to improve upon it.

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The Transformation of Human Resources

By Alyna Somani | Aug 4, 2016 6:30:00 AM

The Human Resources function is on the cusp of great changes. Yes, HR still manages benefits and workplace standards, but they also lead the charge for learning, employee engagement, and talent recruiting. Here’s how the role of human resources is changing in the workplace, along with some food for thought for your company’s HR function.

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Moving Your Manufacturing Facility? Things to Think About

By Sam Umali | Aug 2, 2016 11:37:31 AM
Companies seeking to maximize profits must keep in mind many things. For manufacturers, it’s not just the cost of raw materials that impacts profits. It’s the costs of labor, taxes, shipping and more. Manufacturers must also weigh the pros and cons of the location for their operations very carefully before making the decision to set up operations or relocate. For example, shipping costs can steal profits away from thin margins.

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