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CIO’s are increasingly looking toward cloud hosted solutions to solve their most pressing problems in 2011. As we all know, there is the potential for significant cost savings to an organization in “moving to the cloud”.  The most common ways are through reduced infrastructure, operations, and maintenance costs which are outsourced to a trusted third …

The Cloud and Your Company: Governing a New Way Forward Read More »

Prioritizing Information Utilizing your dashboard space in the correct manner is crucial to the future success of your company. Typically, you’ll have to display the most important business indicators of your company’s operations. Selecting the most important indicators is one of the most stressful tasks of dashboard design.  For instance, some of the key performance indicators …

Dashboard Design: Go Beyond Fancy Designs and Pretty Colors Read More »

When speaking with clients that are having difficulty with growth or a changing business model, there is often a sense that “things are out of control” and a belief that there “must be a better way” to run their business. Some company leaders believe that technology can be part of the solution.  However, with so …

Got Search Overload? 5 Tips on Navigating the ERP Selection Process Read More »

Labor organizations have many responsibilities, the most important of which is to serve the needs of their members.  The U.S. Department of Labor requires unions to utilize specific processes and reports, and these processes and reports trickle down to impact smaller labor organizations as well.  As they are entrusted with handling member fees, union management …

Small Unions, Big Issues: Internal Controls and Financial Compliance Read More »

Nobody needs a new system! Accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), whatever... nobody needs the system. What buyers really need is a solution to their business challenges. So why is the solution absent from the Request for a Proposal (RFP) process? It’s time we start putting our business challenges before requirements. Every year, more than 10% …

Solutions Not Systems — Why Buyers Need to Put Business Challenges before Software Requirements Read More »

Before dashboards became standard in most ERP software, only larger enterprise companies could afford a dashboard solution for displaying key business intelligence data. With the increased availability of dashboards to mid-size and smaller businesses, it’s critical, more than ever, to form a strategy that addresses your business intelligence needs.

Since its release in the Spring, there’s been a lot of buzz in the business world about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and the great new features and functionality it offers. We’re here to confirm that GP 2010 has a multitude of features that will improve the way your team shares data and conducts business reporting.

So often when speaking with prospects, I hear how fancy graphics and designs have interfered with their ability to interpret information displayed on their dashboard. In this post, I will discuss how you can organize and limit the graphics and information on your dashboard for a better, faster analysis of key business metrics.

Dashboards should effectively display the “big picture” about performance in your department or business.  Unfortunately, 3-D Graphs, pie charts, and bright colors often make for a dashboard disaster.  Most dashboard designs focus on eye candy instead of function which misses the point - to provide clear, actionable information to the end user. Dashboards should communicate …

Does Your Company Dashboard Design Deliver What You Need? Read More »

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