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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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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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4 Benefits of Optimized Reporting and Analytics in an Organization

Living in the information age, the success and longevity of a business depends largely on how it is able to collect, process and interpret data from a multitude of sources, including one’s own inventory and accounting ERP software. Effective reporting a[...]
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Stop Printing Reports from your ERP Software

The history of ERP Software, and before that, accounting software, has leant heavily on reports. In earlier, batch-based systems, users would generate reams of pre-posting edit reports on impact printers every day. At month end, several more forests were [...]
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Using Business Intelligence Tools to Drive Decision Making

When you think about Business Intelligence (BI), a number of things may come to mind – analytics, data mining, event processing, benchmarking, performance management, predictive analysis and reporting fall under this umbrella term. Generally speaking, B[...]
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3 Great Exception Reports for Small Business Owners

Exception reports are used to alert businesses to information and data that is outside the norm of what is generally accepted to allow employees to take action on the information.  In a previous post we dealt with the concept of management by exce[...]
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3 Great Inventory Management Reports for Small Business Owners

Companies in a product-oriented business usually struggle to manage inventory at optimum levels. There’s a constant tug-of-war going on between the need to have sufficient product to fulfill demand, and the desire to avoid the very costly pitfalls a[...]
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Inventory and Accounting managed by exception

Many people ask us about using email alerts to help manage their business more proactively or effectively. Email is so readily accessible that there’s a temptation to use it as the main (or only) communication tool. Now I’ve said this b[...]
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Fewer Reports, More Value

Back in the day… It was a rainy day, several years B.E. (before e-mail), when the CFO proudly unveiled his new month end package of reports. Pointing to a stack of paper about 3 inches high, he enthused about the 20% reduction in the number of rep[...]
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