- Published on Friday, 14 October 2011 12:48
In this SAP Business ByDesign demo, Ken Lahm gives a high level overview of SAP's cloud ERP software solution. He first introduces the solution features and quickly delves into the system to show the following:
- The Business ByDesign system interface
- An overview of the various work centers
- How to access to the help center
- Personalization of the dash board
3 Ways SAP Business ByDesign's Customer Relationship Management Can Improve Your Company’s Cash Flow
- Published on Monday, 10 October 2011 10:39
How can you use SAP Business ByDesign to evaluate customer relationships?
- Published on Friday, 30 September 2011 08:51
In this demo of SAP Business ByDesign, SAP's SaaS-based ERP system, Ken walks you through Marketing to Opportunity in the CRM package.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:02
Expansion is the goal of many small and mid-size businesses. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is necessary element, however many companies poised on the edge of expansion don’t have access to all of the tools that they need. Fortunately, SAP Business All-in-One allows companies to look at ERP in a way that’s integrated with reporting tools, customer and supplier relationship programs, and more that they already need.
When your company is able to access a wide range of tools and to integrate data from various departments and locations, things simply run better. During periods of growth, monitoring the impact of decisions that are made enables managers, directors, and executives to continue making smart decisions and to make adjustments and improvements when necessary. With SAP Business All-in-One, decision makers will be able to:
- Published on Monday, 22 August 2011 09:01
Growing businesses have unique needs. Moving into another location? You need to be sure that your business software easily connects all outlets so that directors and executives can keep a finger on the pulse of the company. Looking to grow your customer base? Be sure that you’re monitoring the impact of marketing messages. Need to be able to buy additional parts to manufacture a new product? You’ll want to be sure to take advantage of SRM tools that let you see the big picture.
However, if your business is expanding, you may not want to commit to expensive software that will help you in the future – especially if you don’t have a need for the full range of available options. SAP Business ByDesign is one product that won’t require you to compromise what you may need in the future to meet your current company budget.
- Published on Monday, 08 August 2011 08:53
Have you ever outgrown a business tool? Has creating reports based on the spreadsheet of your office suite ceased to be enough to create the graphic representations you need to encourage your team to keep pressing for more sales? Are you struggling to integrate your sales figures and customer relationship management platform in order to produce actionable data? Do you now have more staff members than you are able to keep track of with your current HR tools?
All of these things can be challenging for your business – especially if your initial impulse is to choose another tool that meets that single need. However, if you find that you’ve outgrown your current system and you choose the right system to replace it, you just might find that it’s possible to gain a competitive advantage.
Rather than allowing you to simply keep track of sales, integrate your CRM, manage HR, or access financials, our solution can help. With it, you can:
- Published on Monday, 18 July 2011 13:21
In business, many of the decisions that you make can have a dramatic and lasting impact. Before hiring additional staff, you need to have a stronger understanding of which departments genuinely need the assistance. Similarly, before launching a marketing campaign, it’s essential to know what your customers have responded to in the past; prior to making the commitment to have a new supplier provide the parts that you need, it’s imperative to see that they have an established track record, that their product is of a high quality, and to ensure that they offer everything that you need.
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2011 10:04
To all small and midsize businesses: how efficient is your business? Would it be possible to reduce storage costs if you were to adjust your production schedule? Are you timing shipments from your suppliers so that you receive parts or tools right when you need them? Are you marketing to your customers or clients at the times when they are most likely to make a purchase?
Production, purchasing, and sales: improving the timing of all of these things can serve to ensure that you are able to grow your business. Each element, when functioning with maximum efficiency, has the potential to cut your company's costs - and, as a result, improve your organization's bottom line. However, in order to determine where your company is already performing efficiently and to identify areas where there is room for improvement, having access to the right data is essential.
- Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 09:01
Whether your business offers products or services, having a sound sales strategy can help prepare your organization to reach a wide range of goals. However, just as having a plan in place better prepares you to reach your goals, having access to the right data will help your organization create an effective strategy. With the right tools, you will be able to access critical business information without adding unnecessary costs.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:14
Eliminating waste is as sure of a way to improve your company's bottom line as increasing sales. However, no decision about where to cut spending or otherwise lower costs should be made unless you have all of the right data available. Having a system in place that allows you to analyze the impact of marketing efforts, the costs associated with your suppliers and other production expenses, and even the ways in which your company spends on HR-related costs is essential.
- Published on Thursday, 23 June 2011 17:00
Growing a business requires access to key sales data, optimized relationships with customers and suppliers, having the right staff, having adequate inventory on hand, and data-driven goals and decisions. Outgrowing software tools - whether they are for managing the organization's finances or are the backbone of a customer relationship management platform - often leads to a number of challenges. After all, upgrading one software tool means ensuring that your company's needs are met and finding a solution that integrates well with all of the other tools you have in place.
Often, outgrowing business software leaves expanding companies struggling with tough decisions. Choosing a more unified software platform may require expanding the hardware and software throughout the organization. This leads to the expense of building a server room, readjusting networking applications, and ensuring that everyone is up to speed on the new system. It's expensive - and it's a cost that needs to be budgeted for over the long term.
However, there are tools that allow you to meet the needs your business has without the need for an infrastructure overhaul. Turning to a solution based on software on-demand, or software as a service - a cloud-based solution - enables your company to address a range of needs by accessing data in the same way that your largest competitors do.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:07
Having access to all of the business data that you need is a critical component of success. As small and mid-size companies begin to grow, however, it can be difficult to continue to find software tools that meet their needs. Financial management applications don't always integrate with an organizations SRM or CRM platform, and upgrading additional software applications often leads to another need an expense: upgrading the company's IT infrastructure. This expense often leads a company's decision makers to either postpone a needed upgrade or to focus their attention away from top priorities. It also can slow growth. Fortunately, there is a solution that enables smaller companies to access the same fully integrated business management tools that large corporations have without additional costs.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:27
Business decisions should never be made without access to all the facts. Whether you are looking at hiring additional staff, increasing your service offering, deciding which products should be manufactured at a faster pace, or working to cut shipping costs, having up-to-the-minute data is critical.
The challenge, of course, is that not every organization is able to afford server upgrades and software tools that allow them to pull together information from a number of different areas - especially if they attempt to make all of those upgrades in-house. Fortunately, there are affordable, on demand solutions that will enable you to access all of that information when you need it.
- Published on Friday, 03 June 2011 11:07
Growing companies often face a number of challenges related to IT. On one hand, the challenges come from using a number of different software tools that don’t necessarily work well together – something that leads to redundant data entry and, with it, an increased potential for errors. On the other, the problems stem from cost. Specifically, it can be difficult to have the space for a dedicated server room. Staffing a full IT department can be expensive and can pull resources from areas in which there is an even greater need. Also, cost of the equipment itself is something that needs to be considered.
- Published on Friday, 03 June 2011 11:05
In a growing business, it can be difficult to gain access to all of the data you need. Simply put, the database tools and other software that are effective for small businesses are not always suited to helping a growing company continue to grow. As a result, reports that are generated often require a great deal of time and research – looking in multiple places for numbers and then verifying that they are accurate before creating documents for distribution.