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Total cost of ownership – you’re doing it wrong

By Autumn Harris | April 28, 2016

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)…

It pays to be different with digital

By Autumn Harris | April 28, 2016

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…

Project management efficiencies lead to more profit for service companies

By Autumn Harris | April 28, 2016

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…

3 ways forecasting improves business outcomes

By Autumn Harris | April 28, 2016

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…

100% ROI Achieved With KES and Enterprise Document Management

By Chrystal Chambers | March 14, 2016

Document Imaging vs. Document Management If you have been in the business world in the last 10 years, you have likely had the ‘Paperless’ conversation at some point within your organization.  The most common first step toward going paperless is to start turning paper into electronic images.  You have the tools you need already, right?…

NetSuite 2016.1 Release Notes – Summary

By KES Team | March 9, 2016

While all of the features included in the new release can be viewed by accessing the 2016.1 Overview webinar or by downloading the release notes from the portlet, we have also summarized the features that are relevant to most of our clients on the attachment. As with all releases provided by NetSuite, we recommend that…

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 – New Release

By KES Team | March 9, 2016

  By Hans Stabell, Kraft Enterprise Systems   Microsoft Dynamics GP offers a cost effective solution for managing and integrating general ledger, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting and human resources in addition to increasing visibility and improving oversight at all levels of the business. The new release of Dynamics GP 2016, planned for Spring…

NetSuite Tips & Tricks (2016Q1)

By KES Team | March 9, 2016

By Christy Pack, Kraft Enterprise Systems Setting Up Daily Fact Alerts NetSuite users rely on customized dashboards to provide them with the latest reminders and events to stay up-to-date with their evolving business. However, if the facts and numbers are outdated, they could have negative consequences when making important business decisions. Unfortunately, for busy professionals,…

Why Your Company Should Adopt NetSuite in 2016

By KES Team | January 12, 2016

Is your organization a fast growing company with a continually evolving business model? Do departments consistently rely on spreadsheets for operational and financial information? Is e-mail a system of record for the business? These are all signs that it might be time to adopt a full scale business management system. While that sounds like a…

Why Pay Legacy ERP Maintenance Fees?

By KES Team | January 12, 2016

Many legacy ERP products like Sage, Epicor, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics require expensive maintenance fees ranging from 16-24% of the full product price. What is included in that yearly fee? Support and the right to future software releases are generally included in these fees. However, most legacy ERP systems have been customized, which translates into…

How To Succeed in B2B e-Commerce

By KES Team | January 12, 2016

E-Commerce has helped many retailers open up new markets, expand offerings and increase revenue. Most notably, the estimated sales volume from Black Friday through Cyber Monday increased by double digits while in-store purchases decreased by almost $1 Billion. The majority of Black Friday purchases are B2C (Business to Consumer) and is obviously very different than…

Dangers of IBWA (Inventory by Walking Around)

By KES Team | January 4, 2016

I.B.W.A. is an acronym for Inventory by Walking Around. This is to describe the process where an inventory manager or warehouse employee walks around the warehouse to determine quantity and location of inventory items.

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