As eCommerce has become more and more prominent as a means of selling products directly to customers, distribution management solutions have naturally begun to migrate to the cloud. And many businesses are making the shift to the cloud as well. Some businesses still use legacy distribution management solutions installed locally on a desktop PC or Mac, but going this route has proven to have an increasing number of limitations, especially when there are better options available. As more systems are becoming Web-based, it is now essential to be in the cloud in order to integrate with all of those systems that are in the cloud, too. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having your distribution management system in the cloud. (more…)
There aren’t enough hours in the day if you plan to do everything yourself in a newly established business. Business owners have to wear so many hats at once and deal with so much. In the case of large enterprises, much of the workforce wastes their energy on trivial tasks that take a few hours every day to complete. By the time one gets to ‘actual’ work, all focus and energy has already frizzled. (more…)
Did you know that email marketing is 40 times more effective when acquiring new customers than using Facebook or Twitter? Attracting new customers is a necessity for growing a business, so investing time and budget into the right medium of email marketing is very important for your overall marketing strategy.
If you are just starting up your own business, you probably want to know if there are any free or low-cost email marketing solutions that have proven just as successful as the more expensive ones. The features and costs vary from one email marketing solution to another, and it is important to analyse your business requirements before you make any decision. (more…)
Without a strong conscious branding exercise, your business will become another average company in your industry. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you must adopt an exclusive personality and direction. To make it simpler for you to understand, here are 3 brands who did ‘it” by adopting never-before-seen or heard branding methods.
Take a look at the article below to understand what they did and how they did it. (more…)
Have you invested in the right software systems and tools for your online business? Unfortunately, many online businesses do not and suffer because of this. However, if you change your approach and purchase systems, you should start to see many positive changes in your organization. (more…)
The world has moved into the digital age and while there are still a few traditionalists left here and there, the truth is that even they couldn’t function if digital technology was completely taken away from them. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier and that logic applies nowhere better than in the office. Right from using something as basic as a Microsoft Word document, to something as complicated as producing company statistics from a business analytics tool; the modern business is heavily dependent on software. If you are trying to figure out what the must have pieces of software which you will need for your new business to function as it should are, this list should prove to be useful. (more…)
Digitizing processes and cutting costs are the two major considerations for financial managers in 2017. Making the most of modern business intelligence and investing in an efficient solution is highly required for managers to keep pace in this competitive world. The following are 5 key technological trends that business analysts should be aware of in 2017. (more…)
The customer support department is susceptible to the slightest of changes in technology. The transition from traditional call centers to a modernized customer service which uses solutions like knowledge base and live chat tools testifies to this. It is important to know that the scaling of customer support is not driven by technology but by the needs of modernized customers who use the latest technologies. (more…)
It’s a good time to be a small team!
Fifteen years ago, it would be hard to imagine how well a team of 5 highly talented people living in different geographies could add much value to a company. People shoveling emails back and forth to each other and chatting on AOL instant messenger wasn’t exactly the ideal environment.
But things have changed a lot. With new, modern applications, your small team can quickly coordinate, share, collaborate, and deliver results that no one would have believed were possible. (more…)
If you see performance management as a repetitive ritual about ticking boxes, then you’re doing it wrong. Performance management should be a meaningful exercise that makes your employees feel valued, gives them direction, and motivates them to drive big business results.
If you want to do performance management right, then you need a reliable way to measure skills and competencies, analyze your results, and set goals for continuous improvement. But filling out annual appraisals using paper forms can make this process tedious, difficult, and inefficient. (more…)