Project management efficiencies lead to more profit for service companies

By Glenn Saunders – 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[…]

Build On A Solid Foundation

Although business growth can occur naturally, more often it takes careful planning.  You and your key managers consider strategic goals, evaluate new markets, and develop marketing campaigns to reach different customer groups.  Get the control and visibility you need to grow by using a robust business management solution as your foundation.       Organic growth is a[…]

Where Do We Stand On That Project?

How often do you have project update meetings or send emails to your project managers to see what is going on for an important customer project?  If checking up with your team is a regular occurrence, then it may be time to implement a more efficient way to get the information you need. Weekly update[…]

Aren’t Collections a Pain in the Neck?

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to make phone call after phone call to collect payments for services rendered.  Collections can be an expensive part of running a business.  The longer they are outstanding, the more it hurts our finances and cash flow.  Switching up the accounting processes may help close the cycle and[…]

How to Become a Sales Tax Rock Star

How many of the following terms can you define? Amazon Laws Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (MFA) Click-through Nexus Affiliate Nexus Consumer Use Notification If you can define all six, congratulations! You’re a sales tax rock star! For the rest of you, download The End of Nexus & Other Sales Tax[…]

From the Point of View of the Pilot and the Crew

Choosing the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution impacts everyone in your corporation from the top down.  As the CEO or the pilot at the helm, you need access to real-time data that can be used to make swift business decision.  Your crew, on the other hand, needs the tools to collect data and share[…]

Taking Contract, Billing, and Collection Management to a Whole New Level

If you deal with creating contracts, sending invoices, and collecting payments for your business, you have a lot on your plate.  There are a lot of little details that can slip through the cracks.  Keep your projects on the right track and manage payables and receivables with an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. You[…]

Moving the Noble Accountant Away from Their Native Environment…Spreadsheets!

Once upon a time, decades before we had television networks dedicated to animals that amuse our kids for eleven hours a day, we had a single program for learning about animals.  We would tune in weekly (usually with a pair of pliers and a set of rabbit ears; ask your parents or grandparents if you[…]

The Future of E-Invoicing Just Got Brighter for SMEs

Electronic trading and EDI have been around since the 1970s and the hard evidence shows that adopting e-invoicing can significantly reduce costs, improve processes and increase essential visibility. So why do only 20% of companies send invoices electronically? Also why are these organizations predominantly large ones? Fundamentally there are three main barriers companies face when[…]