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A common question small business owners ask themselves is when their business is ready to implement an ERP software application that will replace their existing small business software. Fortunately for the small business owner, there are a number of small business ERP software solutions on the market today that serve as a viable replacement for QuickBooks, Peachtree, and other small business accounting software packages. In my experience, there are three telling signs of when a small business is ready to migrate from its existing small business software to a more sophisticated ERP system. First, the small business is operating in a multitude of software packages based on a given department within the organization. Accounting personnel make journal entries in QuickBooks; warehouse managers enter data into Excel; sales representatives use ACT, Goldmine, Salesforce.com,... (more)

Authentic Personal Branding Concept

New Media on Ulitzer "The Secret" was launched by Rhonda Byrne in 2006 and says that thoughts have an energy that attracts like energy and you attract into your life whatever you think about. This tool refers to what Buddha said: "What you have become is the result of what you have thought". It suggests the following: "your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest. ... Whatever you focus on the most is what will be most attracted to your life. ..Once you are aware of this law and how it works, you can start to use it to deliberately attract what you want into your life... Like attracts like...You get what you think about, whether wanted or unwanted...You are a living magnet...You get what you put your energy and focus on...Energy attracts like energy...it has it roots in Quantum Physics. " But just focusing on your dominant thoughts, wishful thinking about what ... (more)

ERP on Ulitzer - Has the Time for Open Source ERP Come?

ERP Journal on Ulitzer For some time now I have been tracking the change in popularity of the top open source platform and I noticed a curious trend. At the beginning of the year ADempiere ERP was the top open source project. Looking down the list you would have found PostBooks at 8, Openbravo ERP at 9, webERP at 17 and OrangeHRM at 21. At that time it was mostly on my unconscious mind and had not “realized” it. But slowly the trend became more pronounced. Five of the top 7 open source projects are ERP. This is how it stands –order in which it is ranked in Source Forge: PostBooks Openbravo ERP ADempiere ERP – (others) webERP – (others) OrangeHRM I decided to check on what other analysts have to say on this and found 2 posts which echoed similar thought. 2009 the year for open-source ERP? by Matt Asay Open Source ERP Applications: They’re Real and They’re Spectacular... (more)

The Four Secrets to Choosing Management Training Programs

Have you been tasked with choosing a management or leadership development programme for your people? Are you uncertain about what to look for? What are the pros and cons of sending your people to a hotel for a five day residential or a back to business school? Follow these four simple steps to ensure you make the right choice: 1. Choose a program that produces business results. Why do you want your people to become better leaders and managers? So that they create stronger business results. A course that does not produce results will not justify the expenditure. Choose a course that produces tangible results in your business from the very first seminar - after all, why wait to see the ROI? The material covered in Governing Change can be turned into results quickly. This is why my interest remained for days 1-6. The theory can be put into practice and, to paraphrase my... (more)

Lawson Software to Acquire Healthvision Solutions, Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 7, 2010 – Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Healthvision Solutions, Inc. (“Healthvision”), through the acquisition of privately held Quovadx Holdings, Inc. (“Quovadx”), its parent holding company. Healthvision is a Dallas-based company providing integration and application technology and related services to hospitals and large healthcare organizations. The all-cash transaction of $160 million is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to close in January 2010. Healthvision’s market-leading Cloverleaf integration technology connects the disparate software applications and technologies used throughout healthcare organizations, enabling data to flow smoothly to healthcare professionals wherever they are and whenever they need it. Without Healthvision solutions, most healthcare providers struggle wit... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 14, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly The European mobile health market forecasts strikingly high growth rates in coming years despite the global financial crisis. Frost & Sullivan expects the market to grow from €393 million in 2011 to €2.45 billion in 2016 therefore, creating vast opportunities for industry players. Read Original Content Mood Watch, a New Cross-Platform Mobile Health App, Makes It Easy to Track a Variety of Mo... (more)

The CRM Alliance Supports Act! v16, Act! CRM Newest Release

Phoenix, AZ, September 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The CRM Alliance, the #1 source for Act! CRM and Swiftpage E-Marketing experts, is now supporting Act! Version 16. With the purchase of Act! by Swiftpage this year, Act! v16 is the first release by Swiftpage and contains a wide-range of new features and enhancements most requested by Act! users. Some Act! users choose Act! software for its ability to customize their database layout and to create special reports for their business processes. Others like the easy integration from database to e-mail and drip marketing campaigns. From initial installation to advanced customization and e-marketing, The CRM Alliance has local experts who help Act! users make their companies run more efficiently, productively and profitably. The CRM Alliance President Debora Boyle says implementing Act! v16 can revolutionize a business. "As local ... (more)

3 Worst “Best” Lists

Numbered lists are hot items on websites and in magazines because they generate clicks. Here’s what Reuters chief executive Andrew Rashbass wrote in an internal staff memo, as reported by Politico’s Dylan Byers: Getting people to click on stories has become a science. The leading technique is the enticingly-headlined numbered list. Buzzfeed are the masters. At the moment they’re running on their homepage “18 Unexpected Side Effects Of Being An Adult,” “21 Things A Guy Quickly Learns After Moving In With His Girlfriend For The First Time” and “16 Gluten-Free Dishes You Can Eat At Almost Any Restaurant.” I’ve been following one of the “best” lists since it came out in 1984 – Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz’s“100 Best Companies to Work For In America.” In 1997, FORTUNE magazine took over publishing the “Best Companies to Work For” list annually. I began following... (more)

Advisor Products’ Client Portal Extends Redtail CRM For Financial Advisors To A Client-Facing Application

Advisor Products Inc, a leading financial advisor technology and marketing company, and Redtail Technology Inc, developer of a widely-used customer relationship management (CRM) system for financial advisors, today announced integration between Redtail’s flagship web-based CRM system and Advisor Products’ Personal Client Portals. Personal Client Portals, which utilizes web 2.0 technology, provides each client of a financial advisor with a secure financial web page complete with live feeds from portfolio management, financial planning, and CRM systems, as well as market data, an advisor blog, and personalized financial content. “This synergy of Redtail and Advisor Products leverages one of the advisory profession’s most powerful CRM systems with the industry’s most client-centric communication tool,” said Advisor Products CEO Andrew Gluck. Utilizing eXtensible Markup ... (more)

ExactTarget Executive Named CFO of the Year

ExactTarget, a global provider of on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions, announced today that its top financial and administrative officer has earned the title of CFO of the Year. The Indianapolis Business Journal awarded Traci Dolan, ExactTarget’s chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, the honor at a ceremony Tuesday in Indianapolis for her leadership in managing the company’s 35 consecutive quarters of growth. “Traci has been instrumental in helping us strike the right balance between rapid growth and profitability. Her leadership and integrity set the tone for many areas of our business, including our corporate culture,” said Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “From helping to drive responsible growth to raising capital from leading Boston and Silicon Valley venture firms to opening our first office... (more)

SHIFT Communications Named Digital/Social Agency of the Year

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- As further validation for its commitment to the new era of communications, SHIFT Communications is proud to announce that it has been named Digital/Social Agency of the Year by The Holmes Group. The Holmes Report selects its Agency of the Year awards based on several criteria, including growth and financial performance, awards and recognition, industry word-of-mouth, workplace environment, and interviews with clients. In recognizing SHIFT for this honor, The Holmes Group had this to say about the award-winning digital Agency: "SHIFT's investment in an integrated offering that blends paid, owned and earned media reaped rich dividends in 2011, spurring growth of around 15 percent. The firm's digital capabilities encompass typical social media solutions, along with ecommerce, design/build and a content marketing facility that... (more)

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Moroccanoil®, the global leader in oil-infused beauty, is thrilled to announce the NEW Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks, a collection of dual-benefit hair masks that deposit pure pigments while providing the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. The collection consists of seven curated shades for commitment-free, beautifully-colored hair that looks and feels healthy.
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.