Lawson Opportunity Analyzer: Managing Processes with a Purpose

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Business strategy execution requires the control and automation of complex processes, and the ability to quickly analyze data relevant to the enterprise. Companies have to address these processes in a responsive, flexible way. However, this cannot be achieved simply by optimizing local activities. Multiple activities from different departments must be synchronized, toward the overall goal of increasing organizational profitability.

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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App

Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them. Read More

5 Methods for Managing Your Millennials

The millennial generation is having a large impact on today’s workforce. Including anyone born between 1980 and 2000, there were 80 million millennials in the United States as of 2012, and roughly half of them were already in the workforce. That percentage will only continue to grow, and smart companies are learning how to better handle this group of employees, as millennials differ from their baby boomer counterparts in how they approach their careers in many ways.

This white paper looks at 5 methods for managing your millennials, focusing on the motivations and work habits of this younger generation. Millennials are driven by collaboration, feedback, and reinforcement, and focus on the immediacy of tasks rather than longer-term goals. Employers may be used to the baby boomer generation, where the focus is on independent work and long-term goals, and scheduled feedback is more the norm. While millennials value transparency and a relaxed attitude, previous generations generally have a more formal view of the workplace and expect a rigid hierarchy of command.

At the root of the differences is that millennials are motivated by different factors than their predecessors. Thus management needs to adapt—but instead of the “millennial factor” being viewed as a negative trend and thus cause for alarm, this workplace demographic shift is best viewed as an opportunity to capitalize on the strengths of the younger generation of employees. Learn how to help your business thrive in this new climate with these 5 ways to manage your company’s millenials.  Read More

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