Why RFPs are Going the Way of the Dinosaur


Software vendors and solution providers are increasingly refusing to respond to RFPs because of disappointing success rates – putting you in danger of choosing a poor match for your company’s needs. By starting your selection process with an RFP, you risk: Selecting software that looks great but offers little functionality.
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Stay on Target – Building a Business Case for ERP or CRM


When you forge ahead and engage software vendors without first building a business case, you risk limiting your software selection options and eventually risk complete project failure. Skipping the business case puts you in danger of: Missing the opportunity to address significant business challenges. Being disapproved for funding. Scope creep
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Predictive Analytics – Make the Most of Your BI


Enhancing your Business Intelligence (BI) with predictive analytics can be just the tonic your business needs to get on track and boost revenue. Discover how predictive analytics can help you better: Anticipate the needs of your customers and take action. Retain your most valuable employees. Keep on top of maintaining
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Why Executives Must be Involved in Selecting ERP


Lack of executive support is one of the Top 5 reasons business management software implementation projects fail. When executives refuse to participate, you risk: Experienced solution providers dropping out of the selection process. Limiting requirements gathering and lacking strategic priority of the organizational goals. Inaccurate proposals, change orders and eventually,
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Security Concerns in the Cloud


The cloud offers many benefits to businesses: large capital expenditures become a thing of the past; information can be accessed from anywhere; and time is freed up for your IT department, just to name a few. However, smart businesses also need to consider the potential dangers it poses before moving
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All Solutions are Not Created Equally


Separating fact from fiction when navigating software to uncover the right fit for your business can be a confusing process. It doesn’t need to be this way. Simplify finding the best solution for your needs by: Examining vertical vs. one-size-fits-all solutions. Defining industry drivers, corporate goals and strategy. Separating your
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