5 Steps To Business Intelligence In The Cloud, Made Easy!

If you’ve been keeping up with news in the information technology world, especially related to Cloud ERP, you’ve more than likely noticed that a lot has been written about the topic of Business Intelligence. Although it is “jargon” or a “buzzword”, there is a lot of meaning and power behind it in terms of optimizing your business and positively impacting the bottom line. Here we will take a simple look at what it can mean to your business and how simple it is to be able to use it. It is a subject with amazing depth, but getting the value out of it for your firm can be done in a relatively simple way just to get you started.

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Cliff Hall
Day-to-Day: Getting out of your own way

One day on a late October afternoon several years ago, I remember I was sitting in my office on a call with a business associate, wondering how it could be that I worked so hard during the day and felt completely wiped out, yet I felt that nothing had really been accomplished, like I was treading water… Have you ever been there?

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Cliff Hall
Top 4 ways Business Intelligence Will Improve your Bottom line!

Business Intelligence has been a hot topic lately, and that’s a great thing. Business Intelligence, or BI for short, is software that makes it easy for your company to gather and analyze data. The ability to do this easily and in a timely manner greatly improves your ability to compete in your marketplace. In order to best help you understand why BI software is a great addition to any ERP solution I wanted to outline some of my top reasons why BI software improves your bottom line.

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Travis Wilson
3 Ways Becoming a “Thought Leader” Will Drive Sales.

While I have never really liked the term “Thought Leader,” I understand the sentiment of it and yes I do have leaders that I look up to and see them as people that are driving the new ideas. I feel that in this world, not being a “Thought Leader,” really just means you are not doing your job. That being said, my goal is to help create a world where everyone is a "Thought Leader", which will essentially make the term non-existent (my one goal in life).

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Travis Wilson
4 Ways to Think Mobile First

The thumb is becoming one of the most important digits in the world, the rise of mobile is disrupting how people research, get in contact, and buy from companies all over the world. Most people think that they are ready for this shift but many industries, and small businesses seem to be getting pinned in the "thumb war" that is taking place in all of our hands. This can be seen by companies still clinging on to the use of QR codes in order to try and convert people on the fly.

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Travis Wilson
Ditch the Resolutions: 3 ways to complete your goals this New Year.

While the New Year is always full of people making resolutions, and then subsequently forgetting about those resolutions a few weeks later. We at Cortekx believe in setting resolutions that we can stick to, but the one thing that I have learned is; If you really want a New Year’s resolution to work there is one major thing you need to change about your resolution in order to make it stick, call it a goal.

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Travis Wilson
Cloud ERP Sales Traps To Watch Out For

With all the hype around Cloud ERP solutions, it is easy to get caught in some traps that sales people throw at you. We all want the newest stuff becauseit looks great, sounds great, seems to work great, etc. But like a car sales man, you have to ask yourself, what's the catch… there are plenty, as you might imagine. 

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Cliff Hall
Is your project leader the right fit for a Cloud ERP implementation?

Most people that work with ERP systems may only see one, two, or at most three ERP implementations in their career.  A person who may have been an accounting clerk during their first implementation,  a department head during their second, and hopefully an accounting manager by the time they see their third, may not be the best person to head up a medium to large ERP implementation.

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Cliff Hall
Cloud ERP Versus On Premise ERP

A lot has been written about the cloud and how having your ERP system in the cloud is the best choice.  There are also a lot of folks that have been in this business for years and prefer the good old in-house installation where you can "have your data" where you can see it, feel it and "touch it" so to speak.

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Cliff Hall