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3 Tips for a Successful Inventory Accounting Software Change in 2018

It’s hard to believe we are already over a month into 2018. For many businesses, January marks not only the beginning of the calendar year but also the beginning of the fiscal year which means new budgets, new projects and a clear plan for what’s ahea[...]
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How To Avoid Business Management Software Project Delays

Project delays of any kind can be frustrating, unproductive and costly, especially in a small business where budget and resources are limited. When it comes to a complex project with numerous moving parts like the acquisition of new business management s[...]
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Top Canadian Sales Tax Tips for U.S. Businesses

In 2016, U.S. exports into Canada totaled a whopping $320.1 billion. It is no question that Canada is a clear opportunity for U.S. based businesses/sellers to expand their market and increase their sales volumes. However, with this opportunity of increa[...]
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Is Your Small Business Remitting Unnecessary Sales Tax?

Did you know that snow removal is taxable in Ohio but exempt in Illinois? Sliced bagels are taxed in New York whereas whole bagels are exempt.  In Texas, charges to trim a tree is taxable unless the tree is under power lines…sales taxes are confusi[...]
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Business Management Software: When to Ask for Customer References

With any major purchase it is good practice to evaluate reviews and speak to references whenever possible. This is especially the case with any major business purchase, such as business management software. When searching for a new system, it is best to n[...]
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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 benefits[...]
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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 of doing so. [...]
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Transitioning from Legacy Business Management Software to Modern ERP

There are many reasons businesses decide to upgrade their existing technology and business management software systems. To name a few: software companies stop supporting legacy operating systems (think Windows XP), new technology and opportunities become [...]
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Blue Link’s A.R.M Contest Winners Announced

Throughout the month of March, Blue Link ran a competition open to all of our customers called the A.R.M Contest. Automated Report Maintenance, or “A.R.M” for short, is a rules based automated data and email update tool found in Blue Link Software. We[...]
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Demonstrating the Value of Enterprise Software to Employees

Inherent in its name, Enterprise Software is a platform that will affect all aspects of a business. If you decide your company needs a fully integrated solution, the software selected will undoubtedly impact the sales, accounting, warehouse and operations[...]
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Cash and Carry Business Software

Photo courtesy of our friends and customer, A1 Cash and Carry.  In contrast to traditional retail stores, cash and carry businesses operate as more of a wholesale distribution business, and typically cater strictly to other businesses (B2B custome[...]
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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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Your eCommerce is selling, but can you deliver?

The following is a summary of the presentation made by Darren Myher, VP Operations and Development at Blue Link ERP, during this year’s Dx3 show.  A complete recording can be found via the link at the bottom of this post. ERP is an acronym for [...]
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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 the[...]
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Simplest Way to Maximize Return on ERP Software Investment

When investigating a possible ERP Software purchase, some companies try to use the anticipated return on investment (“ROI”) as a tool to justify the project, select a vendor, and / or measure the project’s success. One sees this more wit[...]
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