Posts Tagged ‘Business Intelligence’

Exercise Your Options For The Best Results

Most business owners and management teams feel like they are stuck with their existing business management solutions.  Having already invested in business software and for fear of interrupting a busy business, it may seem easier to live with the system in place.  However, you do have more options than you think. If you are beginning…

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Protect Your Business With Consistency

Your employees are going to take vacations, call in sick, and, occasionally, make the decision to leave your company.  No matter the situation, when they are out of the office, does the rest of the team know where to find key data to keep projects on track?  Using disparate software solutions and leaving data to…

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Predicting The Next Big “Thing”

Wouldn’t it be great to participate in predicting the hot product for the upcoming holidays or know what is going to elevate your company to the next level in upcoming years?  Making bold predictions doesn’t have to be educated guesses or dumb luck.  You can identify trends by harnessing the big data with your enterprise…

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How Transferable is Your “Travel Knowledge”?

What would you do if one of your talented employees should win the lottery and leave their job? Well, the odds of an employee winning the lottery may be slim, but the reality is that when any employee leaves the office, they often take what we like to call “travel knowledge”. They may have elaborate…

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The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 1: Basic Math

You would be hard-pressed to find an office that doesn’t use spreadsheets to collect and share important data. In this 4-part blog series, we explore several of the biggest problems with relying on spreadsheets, starting with the problem of basic math. According to an article posted on MSN Money, 88% of spreadsheets have errors in…

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What’s YOUR Side of the Story?

There are two sides to every story, but only one truth.  When sharing financial stories at a business, it’s important to find the real truth behind your facts and figures.  Knowing your true costs and labor productivity will give you a better idea on what your true profitability is for the products and services you…

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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…

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Business Growth Doesn’t Have to be Painful

Many start-ups or small businesses think that an entry-level accounting program is all they need to manage financials.  After time, they quickly feel the pains of being stuck with software that is too small for their needs and goals.  The wrong software can create problems with regulatory reporting or compliance, as well as cost you…

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Free BI Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

It is no secret that Microsoft SQL Server is the database solution chosen by many organizations. One report from Inserideris.com claims that Microsoft SQL Server leads the pack with a 46% market share, more than double that of Oracle. What may surprise some organizations is that owning Microsoft SQL Server means they also own Microsoft…

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