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5 Time Management Skills to be More Productive

How many times have you, or someone you know said with an exasperated sigh, “There are not enough hours in the day”? Most likely even if you haven’t said it out loud, you’ve thought it on more than one occasion, especially when trying to maintain [...]
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5 Things to Know Before You Speak with Distribution Software Vendors

Evaluating software is a time consuming and resource-laden task.  With so many options in the market, it can be difficult to narrow down your search and distinguish between all the systems available. When you do finally create a list of potential distrib[...]
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Cost Benefit Analysis for Business Process Automation

Having previously discussed the concept of business process automation (“BPA”) and how to identify bottlenecks that BPA can potentially resolve, let’s now turn our attention to the costs of implementing BPA, and the cost versus bene[...]
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Business Process Automation – Identifying Bottlenecks

Building on the previous blog post about Business Process Automation (“BPA”), let’s now explore some ideas on how to identify processes that could (or should) be automated, and also how to evaluate the potential benefits o[...]
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Business Process Automation – Is It For You?

If you work for a large organization, chances are that you’re quite familiar with the concept of Business Process Automation (“BPA”). However, many smaller businesses may have heard the expression but are either not sure what it exactly [...]
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Target Canada: Mistakes Made from a Software Perspective

It was a sad day in Canadian retail history when, just over a year ago, Target Canada filed for bankruptcy protection after months of struggling to gain a foothold in the marketplace.  A highly anticipated launch seemed to face issue after issue from[...]
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Gearing Up Your Wholesale Business for Black Friday

Every year it seems that Black Friday deals begin earlier and earlier, and some predict that sales will start as early as November 1st this time around.  Earlier start dates put pressure on businesses to be prepared for a month’s worth of increased ord[...]
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Speaking with Software Vendors

So you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your business back-end accounting and inventory management systems to something more modern and sophisticated.  This can be a great opportunity for your business, and having all key stakeholders on board[...]
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Are Unconscious Biases Preventing Your Company from Making the Right Decisions?

Every day people make decisions; some are very simple and therefore unconsciously made, and some involve a lengthy process of evaluating and comparing options before making a choice.  Whether making a simple decision or a complex one, we are not as rati[...]

4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Inventory and Accounting ERP Software

ERP systems are costly.  They also involve a significant investment of other resources to implement and maintain, including human resources and time.  So when choosing a system, you want to go with a solution that will grow with your company and not re[...]
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