Why Do Companies Install “Connected” E-commerce Solutions?

Maybe you’ve already invested in an e-commerce site for your business. However, to fully maximize its potential, it must be integrated with your accounting system. If not, your staff may be wasting valuable time re-entering inventory and customer data from one system into another. Save time, reduce labor costs, and boost your competitive advantage with an e-commerce solution that allows full integration.

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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management

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Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? Discover how you can replace tedious annual planning cycles with regular business performance reviews and rolling forecasts, for more informed and accurate decision making. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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