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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan? A Little Planning Can Save Your Growing Business.

What are the top questions your organization should be able to answer about disaster recovery?

Disaster-Recovery-PlanThey might be these:

1.  Has Your Senior Leadership Bought into the Need for a Disaster Recovery Plan?

If not, it’s time to start talking about one. Yes, it’s unlikely your physical location will ever be destroyed by a natural disaster. Who knows? The chances may be less than 1%. But, if that does happen, they need to know they could lose the entire business without a good disaster recovery plan. If that doesn’t happen, at minimum they will lose lots of time and money – unnecessarily. Disaster recovery plans pay for themselves.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Aug 28, 2015 4:49:43 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Data Security

Minimizing Your Growing Pains: How A Complete Tool Can Help

Data_Management_Business_Software_ApplicationsPeriods of high-growth are oftentimes a double-edged sword for small businesses. Increasing revenues and expanded customers bases are exciting as it means that more people are discovering your unique value proposition. However, if managers aren’t prepared, rapid expansion can cause a company to quickly outgrow its resources and find itself unable to meet increased demand. The key is to aim for sustainable growth, and to incorporate a business software application that will position you for success as your organization begins to change. A complete cloud solution that integrates ERP, CRM, and eCommerce will allow you to take the reins of your growth and use it to your advantage.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Aug 14, 2015 4:01:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice

Top Accounting Software Features for the Food and Beverage Industry

Aplicor-Accounting-for-FoodBev_250_pxThe Right Accounting Software:  A Key Ingredient for Success

Companies in the food and beverage industry operate in a highly competitive environment on low profit margins. If you’re in the business, you know that having the right accounting software is an essential ingredient for success. Looking for the best of the best? Today’s top accounting software options offer these five things:

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Aug 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: ERP Systems

How to Use a Customer Data Hub to Improve Overall Customer Experience

Aplicor-Customer-Data-HubWant to know why “big data” isn’t just called “data.”  Log in to your customer data hub and start scrolling through all of the records. Overwhelmed yet? Fortunately, a customer data hub can take this data and turn it into something more meaningful. It is a powerful tool that captures customer information and helps you gain insight into who they are and what they want. Here’s how to use your hub to create better customer experiences:

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Aug 6, 2015 4:38:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: CRM Systems

Construction Material Management for Distributors: How the Right Software Can Make All the Difference

Aplicor-Construction-Material-ManagementHow the Right Software Makes All the Difference

Construction firms that effectively manage their materials save thousands on labor, warehousing fees and interest every year. And the distributors who become a trusted supplier to these companies, win repeat business again and again. How do they do it? Primarily through the right software. Let’s take a look at how smart technology choices make construction material management more cost-effective and efficient:

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jul 24, 2015 5:57:18 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Distributors

5 Ways CRM Software Can Benefit Your Business

As your company shifts into a business growth model, customer retention becomes more important than ever to the vitality of your company. The following five reasons illustrate why implementing a robust, integrated CRM Software is absolutely necessary if you want to get the most out of your customer data, and position your business for long-term, sustainable growth.

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Posted by Brian Nason -- Jul 24, 2015 4:30:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Info News

How Knowing Your Customer Better Can Increase Your Profits

Knowing_your_customer_increases_profitsWithout customers, no business can thrive. But when you're growing your business and are using separate systems to track your customer's information, do you really know where you stand? A classic article in Harvard Business Review posits that there are only three ways of growing your business - gaining new customers, increasing your profitability with return customers and lengthening the relationship time with all your customers. A recent Garner Group study found that retaining 5% more clients increased profitability between 25-125%. By focusing on these three areas, you can create growth within your business, but in today's busy world, how do you keep your customers engaged and active with your company? By getting to know them.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jul 24, 2015 12:46:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice

Making Smart Decisions Using Better Data from Integrated Business Software Applications

Better_data_for_smart_business_adjustments_smallMost companies have access to vast amounts of data relating to everything from their customers, to sales and pricing trends, and even supply chain management. The problem arises when you try to sort through the ocean of data categories to find the critical metrics that will illuminate your best practices and allow your business to thrive in a period of sustained growth. For optimal success, any smart business owner needs to have a system in place that coordinates data across all sectors of the organization into easily digestible reports, so that key team members can use that data to make proactive changes and keep you a step ahead of the competition.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jul 10, 2015 11:26:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice

5 Ecommerce Best Practices Distribution Businesses Need to Know

Ecommerce Best Practices

ECommerce_Best_Practices_for_DistributionWhen you’re in the business of selling goods online, you know how important the details are — and how hard it is to get them right. That’s why so many eCommerce sites in the distribution industry suffer from a variety of issues — inefficient user experiences, poor performance, and inaccurate or insufficient information. It’s essential to take a step back and objectively look at your site from time to time — to see what’s going right and what can be improved. Here are a few eCommerce best practices to help you make a complete assessment:

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 25, 2015 3:46:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: eCommerce Applications

Are Smaller Enterprises Missing the Boat with Cloud Computing?

KPMG_Evaluating_Businesses_in_the_CloudCloud Computing - Is Your Small Business Missing the Boat?

I recently revisited KPMG’s 2014 Cloud Survey Report, and realized that some of its key observations were worth sharing. While the report’s findings won’t surprise its respondents – C-level executives from companies representing a range of industries with annual revenue of between $100 million and $20+ billion – they may be less obvious for smaller organizations. Simply put, if your objective is to grow and you haven’t committed to the cloud, you’re missing the boat.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 23, 2015 3:10:40 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Cloud Business