Posts by Autumn Harris

The value of insight

Insight

As an executive, business owner or line of business director it is important to understand the critical metrics by which you should run the business. A deep understanding of those numbers, measures or factors can lead to dramatic performance improvement.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Year End – It’s That Time Again!

By Autumn Harris With the end of the calendar year approaching, the Microsoft Dynamics GP team is preparing for 2016 year-end updates that will be required for W2’s or 1099’s. If you would like to schedule year-end payroll or 1099 assistance with KES, please contact Autumn Harris, KES Client Account Manager at *protected email*. With year-end being…

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Why your ERP should embrace customizations

KES Team Authored – Having worked in the mid-market ERP space for 10 years now, customization can be a very dirty word when it comes to ERP implementations.  When I first started my career, a customization could mean hours of consulting and coordination between the business, a functional consultant and a developer.  That would be…

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Why partners matter in ERP implementations

KES Team Authored – Our business is built on selling solutions built by other companies.  We do not create software as a defining part of our business, although we have on occasion.  We specialize in implementing solutions that larger companies design, create, roadmap and code.  So this begs the question, would the publisher and creator be the…

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Total cost of ownership – you’re doing it wrong

KES Team Authored – IT and Finance departments everywhere love to use the total cost of ownership comparison when evaluating a buying decision. This practice is particularly common when applied to software purchases. How much is this software application going to cost over the next five years? What are the expected benefits, both soft (qualitative)…

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It pays to be different with digital

KES Team Authored- In one of my favorite marketing books, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout, the authors outline some rules about what makes certain companies successful. For instance, one of my favorite “laws” in the book is the law of leadership which means it is more advantageous to be…

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Project management efficiencies lead to more profit for service companies

KES Team Authored – Project and resource management software can create efficient and repeatable business processes for service companies. There are various levels of maturity in service organizations as outlined in the Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Study from SPI Research. Project management software should allow for visibility into the project status, enable ease of communications both…

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3 ways forecasting improves business outcomes

Budgeting and forecasting can be an arduous, tedious and stressful process for many finance and accounting practitioners. An annual budget can contain thousands of lines of detail from various departments that must be aggregated, validated, analyzed and ultimately presented for approval. Forecasting can be equally difficult when a company does have the capabilities to quickly…

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