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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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NetSuite Tips & Tricks (2016Q1)

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 However, if the facts and numbers are outdated, they could have negative consequences when making important business decisions.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,…

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Why Your Company Should Adopt NetSuite in 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…

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Why Pay Legacy ERP Maintenance Fees?

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…

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How To Succeed in B2B e-Commerce

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…

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What is your digital disruption plan for 2016?

By Glenn Saunders     Digital transformation is becoming a more prolific topic among the top consultancies in the world.  When the darling blue chip GE starts an active advertising campaign (See the Commercial Here) touting itself as “The digital company.  That’s also an industrial company.” it may be time to evaluate what impact a digital…

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A Better Healthcare Financial Planning and Analysis System:

Today’s Healthcare landscape is changing dramatically with governmental changes, an aging boomer generation, increased healthcare regulations, and others factors such as ICD-10.  It is important that healthcare companies stay on top of performance, properly deploy analytics and/or metrics, and forecast where the organization might be going.  Budgeting and forecasting are commonly very challenging for healthcare…

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