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What Makes a good ERP experience?

Posted by IES on Aug 29, 2018 10:52:00 AM

The 2017 Report on ERP Systems and Enterprise Software surveyed organizations on their ERP experience to determine best practices that could be utilized by others in their implementation journey. Here are some statistics that will give you a sense of how often the transition to ERP can go poorly:

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Topics: ERP

What Are the Keys to a Successful ERP System Implementation?

Posted by IES on Aug 28, 2018 8:28:00 AM

“ERP systems are essential to enterprise operations. Yet this core organizational workhorse may not get as much attention as your other systems. That’s a mistake, as significant opportunities to improve cash flow and reduce risk await those who attend to the health of their enterprise resource planning systems.”


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Topics: ERP

How the SharePoint Cloud is Changing Everything

Posted by IES on Aug 27, 2018 9:39:00 AM

There are benefits to the SharePoint cloud that traditional on-premise applications can’t compete with. This article will examine how the latest Microsoft SharePoint architecture in the cloud will benefit your business, changing the way we manage teams and organize projects.

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Topics: Sharepoint, SharePoint Cloud

ERP vs. CRM: Understanding the Differences Between the Two

Posted by IES on Aug 24, 2018 1:47:50 PM

Companies that haven’t invested in business profitability and productivity tools like an ERP platform or a CRM will likely have no idea of the differences between these two powerhouse types of software. To start understanding ERP vs. CRM, we must first define the acronyms: 

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Topics: CRM, ERP

Types of ERP Systems and How To Choose Between Them

Posted by IES on Aug 2, 2018 10:50:00 AM

The types of ERP systems on the market today can be confusing. This post will help you pick the right one for your business.

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Topics: ERP

How to Create a SharePoint Approval Workflow

Posted by IES on Aug 1, 2018 11:14:00 AM

One of the coolest features of SharePoint is that it automates workflows. SharePoint workflows are minute-applications within the tool to save you labor costs by improving workflows. This is a tool that can bring some standardization to any corporate workflow that seems too “random.”

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Topics: Sharepoint, SharePoint Workflows

How to Use SharePoint Workflows to Increase Team Productivity

Posted by IES on Jul 31, 2018 12:50:00 PM

How many hours each week are your employees wasting on repetitive tasks? Are you confident that your organization is as efficient as it should be? Have you given thought to how your existing software tools could help your business improve?

A recent workplace automation survey suggests that your employees are wasting around 40% of their time on repetitious tasks. What you may not realize is that if you’re using SharePoint, you have a tool at your fingertips to turn things around.

This article will show you how to use Microsoft SharePoint workflows to maximize productivity in the workplace. Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Microsoft Sharepoint, SharePoint Workflows

5 ERP System Examples for Small Businesses

Posted by IES on Jul 30, 2018 10:57:00 AM

One of the biggest technology mistakes with small business is when they pick their software “in the now.” What we mean is that they look for software to handle HR, payroll, billing, sales, or other operational functions based upon criteria tied to what they need today. In this, there is a failure to see the vision of scalability that could, and should, come with business growth.

The result is that they end up with a piecemeal of legacy platforms. The effect on the ground is that this patchwork of technology creates more work for staff, and many times the software isn’t able to flex with business growth.

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Topics: ERP, Small Business

SharePoint Best Practices for Managing Hub Sites

Posted by IES on Jul 27, 2018 11:27:00 AM

To understand the purpose of a SharePoint hub site you have to think about a wagon wheel. Within the context of a department, region, division, or product, the hub is the one piece holding the myriad of components together. What connects the spokes in a wagon wheel? The hub, of course, and Microsoft SharePoint hub sites are the one organized focal point for the teams that use the software.

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Topics: Microsoft Sharepoint

Tips for Planning Ahead Using the Dynamics 365 Roadmap

Posted by IES on Jul 26, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Today, software iterations evolve faster than global weather patterns. These changes stem from a heady mix of marketplace competition, product innovation, and the tennis volley between software developers and cyber criminals.

Microsoft, in particular, has embraced the drive to innovate, with a twice-a-year release cycle for the past decade or so. Today, it seems like Microsoft is releasing new versions of its software offerings almost constantly, which can throw your help desk, your IT team, and your staff into a tailspin.

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Topics: Dynamics 365