Cloud-Based Business Intelligence: It’s No Longer a Question of If, but When

By James Tang | Mar 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Cloud-based business intelligence has reached the point where it’s no longer a question of if you will join the cloud, but when. According to Forbes, 78% of business owners plan to switch to the cloud in the next year for their business intelligence data needs. That same number, 78%, plan to increase their use of cloud computing for BI data storage. Clearly, the cloud isn’t just a great idea - for many businesses, it’s as integral to how they run their operations as a telephone and internet connection.

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How Your Business Benefits from Cloud Computing

By Glen Mund | Mar 28, 2017 6:05:00 AM

Changing from seat-based legacy systems to cloud-based systems can be challenging. Some employees may not want to shift to the new systems. Others fear that they may lose their status in the company as the ‘answer person’ for all the old system’s quirks, making them jealously guard the legacy system as if it were a pet to be kept on. But once people understand the many benefits of cloud computing, they may be happy to embrace the cloud and move on to the new system.

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Barcodes Improve Business Efficiencies

By Clayton Hoy | Mar 20, 2017 12:09:29 PM

Barcodes are ubiquitous today in retail environments, warehouses, and production facilities. Now the humble barcode has another function: to track equipment use and placement throughout many facilities. Hospitals, offices, manufacturing plants and many other businesses are all using barcodes to track and monitor equipment usage.

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If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done... Changing Your Recruiting Process for Better Results

By Nancy Pearce | Mar 16, 2017 10:43:07 AM

There’s an old saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had.” If you’re dissatisfied with your company’s current recruiting efforts, continuing to recruit in the same way doesn’t make sense. Shake up how you recruit by implementing some of the latest techniques in recruiting top talent.

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Tips and Tricks to Implement Business Intelligence Systems

By James Tang | Mar 9, 2017 11:33:46 AM

It’s exciting to finally take the plunge and choose a business intelligence system. To get the most out of your new resource, these tips and tricks will help you implement your BI system for maximum efficiency and benefit. Get the most out of your BI system by prioritizing, focusing, and using it to its fullest.

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Five Tricks to Improving ERP Training

By Lisa Vetro | Mar 8, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Companies often find it challenging to create engaging and insightful training programs for their employees. The launch of a new ERP system is a great time to refresh and invigorate your entire training program around the use of the ERP system and the resulting data. Not only do you have the opportunity to provide training on the new system, you can also provide training on best practices in data management, interpretation, and use.

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Design Your CRM System with THIS Person in Mind (It’s not who you think)

By Zainab Salihi | Feb 28, 2017 12:57:16 PM

Determining the priorities among the many competing interests and ideas for your new CRM system can be challenging. Choosing standard or custom reports, determining which actions move to the front dashboard and which remain as dropdowns, it’s a never-ending list of choices that, in the end, will make your CRM system uniquely yours.

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Better Business Intelligence Governance Leads to Greater Success

By James Tang | Feb 9, 2017 6:31:24 AM

Companies implementing a business intelligence strategy and system often anticipate the many benefits that shared data brings throughout the organization. Shared data, however, must be married to strong governance for the greatest success with BI systems. An October 2016 paper from Forbes entitled Breakthrough Business Intelligence: How Stronger Governance Becomes a Force for Enablement examined

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