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For Service Businesses: 4 Steps to Optimal Productivity

For Service Businesses: 4 Steps to Optimal Productivity

Business Intelligence

Maximizing productivity can impact customer satisfaction in good ways and bad ways, so companies should approach productivity the way they do anything else — with an eye toward its upsides... read more

No Time for Budget

No Time for Budget

Business Intelligence

Why is this process flawed in so many organizations? CFO Magazine recently featured an article titled “No Time for Budgets” authored by Edward Teach. This article points out that traditional... read more

Corporate Social Responsibility – Is it a Good Thing?

Corporate Social Responsibility – Is it a Good Thing?

Business Intelligence

It is fashionable for large businesses to put significant resources into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. They dedicate staff and money to worthwhile causes. They tell stakeholders and applicants how... read more

Lean – Money Maker?

Lean – Money Maker?

Business Intelligence

“Lean and making money”, to one person completely logical, to the other completely the opposite. There can be major differences of opinion when it comes to revenue generation and cost... read more

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Scope Your New ERP System

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Scope Your New ERP System

Business Intelligence

When a business decides to invest in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, like Sage 200, scoping is often the stage that gets overlooked due to time and resource constraints.... read more


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Making Certain Your Business Intelligence Platform Performs

Making Certain Your Business Intelligence Platform Performs

Business Intelligence

Everyone agrees that business intelligence platforms have become an increasingly valuable asset to successful business management. And no wonder: They increase transparency, save time, allow you to invest in and... read more

Software Leads – Are they Like Sports or the Sports Teams?

Software Leads – Are they Like Sports or the Sports Teams?

Business Intelligence

Most people don’t notice it at first glance but managing a sports team can be a bigger game than just playing the sport itself. Is this distinction important when generating... read more

Financial Literacy—Critical For Sales

Financial Literacy—Critical For Sales

Business Intelligence

Financial literacy is critical for sales success. We have to be able to understand the numbers. We have to be able to understand the impact of our solutions on the... read more

What Are KPI’s and Why Do I Need Them?

What Are KPI’s and Why Do I Need Them?

Business Intelligence

What Are KPI’s and Why Do I Need Them? How does a small business owner really know how well they are performing in various areas of their business? What criteria... read more

Gathering Customer Lifetime Value Data – Start Small and Build

Gathering Customer Lifetime Value Data – Start Small and Build

Business Intelligence

It’s important to segment your customer data to gain useful insights, but the relevant segments may not become apparent until you start wading through the financial data. In this post,... read more

The Risks and Benefits of Getting into Business with a Partner

The Risks and Benefits of Getting into Business with a Partner

Business Intelligence

One popular way to begin an entrepreneurial venture is to form a partnership. A business partnership formed without necessary forethought is likely to fail, but with the proper planning and... read more

How Can We Measure Success With Open Innovation?

How Can We Measure Success With Open Innovation?

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Many organizations are adopting Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing as ways to generate new products or services. Opening up your innovation initiatives to outsiders is seen as more effective than relying... read more

Constituency Trust – It All Begins with Data

Constituency Trust – It All Begins with Data

Business Intelligence

Misappropriation of funds. Extramarital affairs. Wire fraud. Conspiracy. Extortion. Racketeering. Money laundering. Neglect. Bribery. Secret backroom deals. No, I am not referring to this past season’s plot on Scandal. Nor... read more

10 Must Have Features of a Budgeting & BI Solution

10 Must Have Features of a Budgeting & BI Solution

Business Intelligence

Can your software do all that? I work with companies of various sizes and in diverse industries who have all implemented computerized accounting or ERP software. Some have integrated CRM,... read more

Big Wins with Little Data, in Four Steps

Big Wins with Little Data, in Four Steps

Business Intelligence

When it comes to data insights, marketers tend to underestimate the power of little. They should not be fooled. Like small faults, little findings can result in seismic shifts. This... read more