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December 5, 2013

So you’ve implemented an ERP but still have islands of data?

Data Integration A recent survey by Scribe, a provider of data integration and access solutions, found that the biggest stumbling block for businesses on the path to data integration is […]
October 22, 2013
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV or GP? Which is Right for Your Business?

Which is the Best Fit? Is Microsoft Dynamics NAV or GP (formerly Navision and Great Plains) the best fit for my business? This is one of the key questions that […]
November 30, 2012
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

Paying Your Microsoft Enhancement Saves You Money

Microsoft Enhancement Just recently, I received a call from a company running Dynamics GP. They wanted to upgrade to purchase a 3rd party package that they felt would be extremely […]
September 28, 2011
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

10 Things You Need to Know About PSOs, PSAs and CRMs

10 Things You Need to Know 1. The global PSA software market will hit a staggering $7.63 billion by the year 2017, according to new research from Global Industry Analysts, […]
May 20, 2011
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Do Your Homework Before Choosing a CRM System

Be Careful A recent article in industry trade journal CRM Buyer got us thinking. In it, the author tackles the surprisingly complicated subject of CRM systems. He wisely argues in […]
January 5, 2011

Project and Resource Management: 7 Tips to Improve

Planning is Everything Planning is everything. It’s thanks to its clever application, after all, a fella can save for the Varadero beach eight months before his travel date, cut a […]
December 29, 2010
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

2011: The Year of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

With 2010 drawing to a merciful close, it’s instructive to reflect on the various IT preoccupations of the year past, with a practical view to the year on deck. Prominent […]
October 13, 2010
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A Plan for the People – Strategic Resource Planning

A professional services firm’s ability to manage its resources smartly is more critical today than ever before. And even if you have yet to board the train of technological progress […]
September 14, 2010
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Management Consulting: Power Visibility & Profits

More than ever, management consulting firms must better focus their efforts on managing projects for profitability — or be content doing without profits altogether, cautions a report issued recently by […]
September 10, 2010

Top 5 Profit Boosts for Agencies & PR Firms

Under Pressure Project-based businesses are under more pressure than ever to turn profits from inside cleverly organized and efficiently managed operations. All due to: -The hammering effects of the economy. […]
August 30, 2010
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

Engineering Firms: Delivering On-Time & Under Budget

A recent report from the Aberdeen Group, a Boston-situated provider of fact-based business research for corporations and individuals, suggests that project-based businesses—including engineering firms—could benefit dramatically from the adoption of […]
August 18, 2010
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Four Ways to Boost Your PR Firm

Public Relations (PR) specialists are unique beasts. In their sweaty palms rests the fate of any number of companies; every client a potential runaway hit or crash-and-burn failure. It’s the […]
August 11, 2010

Yanking Agency Operations into a Digital Present

Back in the day, the advertising field was populated by a scattering of small but innovative firms—little knots of original thought, whose output was impressive for its cleverness, if not […]
July 28, 2010
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

Seven Tips for Forecasting Success

Forecasting – Essential to Every Strategic Business Decision Call it an art or call it a science—just so long as you call it essential to the continued success of your […]
March 15, 2010
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Making Time – The Value Of Being Smarter With Fewer Resources

In a recent example of Barack Obama’s estimable prowess as an orator, the president referred to corporate America’s ability “to squeeze more productivity out of the workers that they’ve got; […]
December 10, 2009
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A Wholesale Endorsement of Distribution Software

More is not always better. Indeed, in the world of distribution, a condition of either too much or too little is equally undesirable. Best of all? Just enough. It’s extraordinary […]
December 3, 2009

Engineering ERP Alternatives – A Look at Engineering Business Software

A Better Way Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it can’t be done another way. A better way. Particularly if the first way has […]
November 16, 2009
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Financial Services Firms, the Most Challenging Data Needs of Any Sector

It was a couple of years ago now, but it still stands out in my head. Birch Hill Equity Partners was the newest offspring of TD Capital, launched as a […]
October 7, 2009
360 Visibility Blog, azure, cloud, Office 365, Dynamics, Microsoft

Is Hospitality Management Software a Smart Investment in a Down Economy?

While everything is in flux in this time of technological revolutionizing and economic bootstrapping and global map redrafting, the travel and hospitality industry has got to be among the most […]
August 13, 2009
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6 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Management of Billable Hours

The concept of billable hours first drew the attention of the world around the same time nuclear power and Gordie Howe did: in the 1950s. All these years later, we […]
August 4, 2009

Seven Secrets to Effective Supply Chain Management

The Key to Corporate Success The secret has been out so long it’s no longer one. An effective supply-chain strategy is key to corporate success. But what’s up with this […]
June 30, 2009

6 Benefits of Optimizing Your Supply Chain

With credit in increasingly short supply, and the fine ribbon of profit stripping itself ever thinner in the cooling breeze, the time is right for a company to improve the […]
October 23, 2006
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Expense consolidation – taking care of the bottom line

Top Priority Revenue generation is a top priority, of course. But it is equally important that the greatest possible number of top-line revenue dollars make it to the bottom line. […]