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February 9, 2011

Property Management’s Perfect Storm

Last week’s Blizzard that Never Was in Toronto may have caught some of us with our snowpants down, but well-fortified property managers suffered no such shock. The coolest property management […]
October 25, 2010
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Strategic Sales & Operations Planning-The 5 Ws (and 1 H)

Ain’t nobody surfacing from the recession unscathed. Among the casualties: a company’s ability to accurately plan for a future that’s less certain than ever. Near-past revenues no longer provide much […]
October 8, 2010

The Inherent Intelligence of Business Intelligence

How instructive it is to reflect on the arc of an idea, the curve of a concept, the evolution of a notion. When business intelligence (BI) first hit the streets […]
September 30, 2010
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Property Management – Getting Your Data Right

A recent survey of 140 companies in the property management industry found that they lose an average of $8.2 million annually due to faulty data; a startling and unsettling discovery. […]
July 7, 2010

HST Hurts Property Managers

Ah, the ever-lovin’ harmonized sales tax and all of the harmony it purports to spread. No Harmony for Property Managers Harmony is in particularly short supply in the property management […]
February 5, 2010
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Danish Dreams

I Want to be Denmark “I want to be Denmark,” Steve Ballmer famously said, two years after his company acquired the Danish company Navision. It was a curious stance to […]
February 5, 2010
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6 Steps to Choosing the Right Property Management Software Solution

A surfeit of schedules. An excess of expenses. A ribbon of red tape. An imperative to keep costs low and occupancy high. Government agencies on your tail; feckless tenants on […]
January 21, 2010
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The Reinvented CFO – The Chief Financial Officer of tomorrow is no longer just the finance man.

I read something recently that tugged at some of my dangling entrepreneurial threads. The Role of a CFO It was an account of a recent study, an annual report on […]
January 8, 2010

Are You Looking Forwards or Backwards in the New Year?

It’s 2010 Pause for the briefest of moments—just long enough to re-tally Tiger Woods’ score, maybe, or to reassure yourself of Michael Jackson’s continued non-existence—and don’t be surprised to look […]
December 23, 2009
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Manufacturers Want Business Software That Tracks Carbon Usage

In the wake of the chaos at Copenhagen, global enterprise applications firm IFS North America has published the results of a study that reveal much about how well prepared the […]
December 14, 2009
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Business Software Planning – Where a Dollar Spent Will Payback Fivefold

It’s a hackneyed, overworked, inelegant maxim. But my God, it’s a good one: every dollar spent in planning saves five dollars in implementation. Put In the Effort Too many folks […]
December 10, 2009

Vertical Integration Done Smart

I read an article in The Wall Street Journal recently that gave me pause. It was a piece on how the fragmented nature that’s defined the technology industry for the […]
October 28, 2009
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Bugs in the Workplace

H1N1 Alas, the swirling vapours of H1N1 appear to have extended their spiny fingers into our tight little nest at 360, and the leadership team has acquiesced with a pandemic […]
October 20, 2009
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Are You Utilizing Just 30% of Your Software’s Functionality?

“I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition,” American character actor David Selby is said to have uttered at some point in his career, no doubt talking about […]
September 29, 2009

Winery Management Software Can Take You from Whine to Wine In No Time

An Evolving Business I was reflecting, over a glass of something sparkly this past weekend, just how much the winemaking business has evolved in recent times, and how much more […]
September 15, 2009
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7 Roads to Increase Business Efficiency

No matter the prevailing economic environment—swell or depleted—the time is always right to explore ideas for making your business more efficient. Setting about to optimize your operational efficiency improves productivity, […]
September 10, 2009

From Selling Services to Buying Services

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Sometimes it’s instructive to step outside of your comfort zone and spear a fork into the uncomfortable. I recently delivered myself squarely there, with a […]
July 7, 2009
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The End Of The Recession?

Those of us in beautiful downtown corporateland are driving around without the benefit of a street map these days. Against a backdrop of uneven and sometimes devastating economic news, we […]
June 9, 2009
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Business Solutions with a Long View

Here at 360 Visibility, we’re fond of saying that our clients can see clearly and act faster. With the launch of this blog, we look to increase the sight lines, […]
February 15, 2009
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Timing is Everything for Project-based Businesses

The Aberdeen Group released a report recently that made me shake my head in one of those “I-told-you-so” kind of ways. The study, called Delivering Project Profitability: On Time and […]
January 23, 2009

Business Intelligence – At a Discount

Manage Your Business the Right Way Most executives would agree that accurate and timely information is central to their ability to successfully manage their business. So is the ability to […]
November 23, 2007
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When Was the Last Time You Tried to Buy From Your Company?

The majority of senior management believes that their product or service is fundamentally easy for their clients or customers to buy. Unfortunately, in many cases, this is not the reality. […]
June 23, 2007

Generally Accepted Selling Principles: Is Your Company GASP-Compliant?

In the last issue, we began a discussion of the need for an organization to adopt Generally Accepted Sales Principles. Principle 1 was with respect to the need for a […]
March 23, 2007
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Software Upgrades and Their Total Cost of Ownership

Almost every business today needs a wide range of information technology to function, and everyone knows that all software must be upgraded at some point, but any major new software […]
November 23, 2006
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Management Reporting Infrastructure that Improves the Bottom Line

A State of Chaos In many businesses today, management reporting is in a state of chaos. All too often, it is ad-hoc, labor intensive, and cumbersome. Many times, the accuracy […]
October 23, 2006

Revenue Optimization for Manufacturing Businesses – Bottom Line Results by way of Top Line Improvements

The Bottom Line All businesses must deliver acceptable bottom line results to their owners or shareholders, or eventually perish. Most often, these bottom line results are sought in the form […]
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