True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: How to Identify and Understand the Differences in Cloud Software

The cloud software marketplace has been exploding for several years now, as more companies catch on to the distinct advantages of migrating their business processes, applications, and data off-premise and into the cloud.

This guide was written to help you understand and identify what is real or true cloud software, and what is not a true cloud solution, but really a “fake cloud” option, without all the features, benefits and advantages of true cloud software.

5 Key Considerations When Implementing a Modern BI

You’ve had your “aha moment.” You’re finally ready to change your organization’s approach to business intelligence (BI)—or take it to the next level—and you’re eager to implement a solution and get your team up and running with their new tools and insights. While there’s no need to dampen your enthusiasm, don’t be hasty. Sit back, slow down, and consider some of the best practices that will ensure you select the right solution for your needs and deliver a stress-free implementation for your employees. In other words, plan for long-term, game-changing success.

If you’re in the process of selecting a BI tool for your company, this eBook is for you. We’ll share our take on the key considerations for deploying a modern BI approach across your organization.

8 Ways Legacy ERP Harms Businesses

When was the last time you upgraded your ERP system? Not just patched, fixed or tinkered with it—but implemented a substantive upgrade that enabled real business innovation, generated excitement and unleashed a wave of ideas and productivity from your users? You know—the same kinds of enthusiasm that greets web or iPhone apps like Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, etc.?

It’s time to explore the eight ways that your aging ERP system is holding back your business.

6 Critical Business Processes to Build Customer Loyalty

The buying experience has changed forever with the rise of companies like Amazon, using technology to set new standards. Whether your customers are businesses or consumers, they expect a level of service that was unthinkable a decade ago.

There is no doubt that transforming your business into a customer-centric organization is challenging. Taking a measured approach, you can determine which processes are most important to your customers and take them on one at a time. In this eBook, we’ll explain your options.

Enabling the Modern Business Through IT

As the pace of innovation accelerates, customer needs change and industries converge, many companies find it challenging for their information technology to support the rapidly changing needs of the business. 

To maintain relevance and drive growth, companies must innovate through new products, new lines of business, new customer-enabling and supply chain capabilities. Many companies are testing and innovating with new business models (including acquisitions), new services, new markets (including global expansion), and new pricing strategies such as freemium. To accomplish these goals, businesses need flexible, agile technology services to support them.

The Top 6 Reasons Wholesale Distributors Replace their Accounting/ERP Systems

During the last decade, Amazon has changed the playing field for the distribution industry. To survive and prosper in a customer-centric world, wholesale distributors must take control of their data. Tracking orders from end-to-end, continuously fine tuning inventory and delivering timely, useful information to managers, vendors and customers is the new normal.

As your organization grows, you need the tools that allow you to manage at a higher level—to make smarter decisions and maintain the personal service that built your business. In this eBook, we’ll explain how technology can help you to keep your business growing profitably.

6 Profitable Reasons to Replace Aging Business Management Systems

There comes a time when the challenges of keeping the business management systems you have had in place for a decade or more start to outweigh the cost savings. Slowly but surely, as technology advances, you find your business a little more behind the times…and struggling to keep pace with customer expectations.

There are very good, profit-driving reasons that this is the right time to make the move. Not only has technology become more affordable for every business, it is easier to use and delivers value faster. In this eBook, we’ll explain how implementing new technology supports business transformation.