Pelican Products: Supporting Growth with a Consolidated Business Platform

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A leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and rugged protective cases, Pelican Products Inc. is also recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Learn how, by consolidating its worldwide operations on a single instance of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, Pelican gained greater operational transparency and established a platform for continued growth.

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The Village Building Company has been working with Zavanti International for more than 11 years. Both companies have grown significantly over those years; VBC has quadrupled in size, while Zavanti has expanded its products offering to a full range of enterprise resource planning solutions. Zavanti talks to VBC about their working relationship and why Zavanti has proven so important to VBC’s business growth. Read More

The Need to Rethink the WAN

Technological advances have evolved at an exponential rate over recent decades—we’ve seen the advent of the Internet, cloud computing, virtualization, and several other technologies. But the wide area network (WAN) technologies that are currently in use in most branch offices have changed little since the 1990s.

Business environments today are experiencing unprecedented growth and change, and IT departments are losing visibility and control. Traditional WAN technologies are a mismatch for modern branch networks that need to be up and running quickly. The demand for adaptability, awareness of costs, and the need to run and monitor business-critical processes are indicating the necessity for a new WAN technology paradigm.

New WAN services based on the latest technologies have not been deployed by traditional service providers, primarily because they require an initial financial outlay which companies are not prepared to make. But they are poised to succeed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and are the most viable alternative for supporting application performance while dealing with increased network traffic and the connectivity demands of cloud computing and mobile access.

In this white paper, the characteristics of WAN technology and the limitations of traditional WAN technology, including complexity, are explored. This paper also discusses some new approaches, such as a hybrid WAN, which are better suited to supporting fast-changing business and technology environments.  Read More

4 Reasons Why Your Auditors Will Love Your Move to FinancialForce Accounting

Finance and IT departments are under continual pressure to improve transaction processing and period close efficiency, while simultaneously ensuring that adequate controls and compliance procedures remain in place. Managers are asking their teams to do more with less.

Learn about the benefits of using a financial software platform that provides a wide range of advanced, audit-friendly features. This paper outlines four major benefits of moving to cloud accounting for compliance and auditing procedures.

By using your software platform smartly, you can gain efficiency while ensuring compliance with company policies and financial regulations. When the finance department spends less time supporting the audit process, and less time addressing control issues that may arise in an audit, it can spend more time supporting strategic decision making for the betterment of your business.  Read More

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