Your Guide to Software Selection

Insights into the 2019 Enterprise Asset Management Software Market

The year is 2019, and the Enterprise Asset Management software market is booming. As the focus has moved from simple maintenance management to organization-wide asset management, the market has changed accordingly. We asked industry experts for their insight into current and near-future EAM market trends, EAM market size, the state of the EAM software market and more.

Bergen AdairInsights into the 2019 Enterprise Asset Management Software Market
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Top Customer Retention Strategies and 8 Ways CRM Helps Execute Them

“Customer retention is the new growth,” according to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. If you want to survive the 21st-century business battlefield, you need to emphasize keeping your current customers. And the heart of accomplishing customer retention is CRM software.

In today’s fiercely competitive landscape, your current customers are the serum shots (a la Marvel) that take your company to superhero level. Without them, your business is nothing more than a scrawny Steve Rogers (pre-Captain America) getting bullied.

Zachary TotahTop Customer Retention Strategies and 8 Ways CRM Helps Execute Them
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CMMS RFP Template and Step-by-Step Guide

So you’re looking to implement a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) — congratulations! You’re about to change your business for the better. But getting started can be intimidating. Building a CMMS request for proposal requires evaluation of your organization’s needs, goals, budget and more. That’s why we’ve put together this CMMS RFP to help you get the ball rolling and get on your way to finding the perfect CMMS software for your organization.

Bergen AdairCMMS RFP Template and Step-by-Step Guide
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Best Employee Scheduling Apps of 2019: Selecting the Right Scheduling Product For Your Business

If you’ve ever had to build a schedule, then you know that the process is more of a marathon than a sprint. Unfortunately, very few of us are prepared to take our schedule creating skills to the HR Olympics. The majority of us still have years of training before we’re ready to bring home a gold medal. What if there was an easier way to take your scheduling building skills to Olympic levels? Luckily, there is. Scheduling software and the best employee scheduling apps can give you the boost you need to feel like a champion.

Mariah HansenBest Employee Scheduling Apps of 2019: Selecting the Right Scheduling Product For Your Business
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Benefits of ERP: Advantages and Disadvantages of an Enterprise Resource Planning System

Deciding which technologies your businesses should and shouldn’t invest in is difficult, to say the least. On the one hand, you want to be the one responsible for innovation and growth within your company. But you also don’t want to be the one to pull the trigger on a failed project. So, is an ERP software investment worth the risk? To find out, you need to weigh the benefits of ERP, specifically how ERP system advantages and disadvantages breakdown when compared against each other.

Kim O'ShaughnessyBenefits of ERP: Advantages and Disadvantages of an Enterprise Resource Planning System
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How Do ERP Systems Work?

There’s a large number of available software solutions on the market for a wide range of processes. Whatever your business is, there’s likely already a software solution out there that meets the specific demands of your industry. One solution that companies of all sizes tend to purchase is ERP software. ERP stands for enterprise resource planning. But what exactly does this term mean, and how do ERP systems work? We’re glad you asked. Read on to learn more about what exactly ERP entails, basic features of the software, installation and implementation.

Lindsey JenkinsHow Do ERP Systems Work?
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10 Employee Scheduling Tips to Help You Build A Better Schedule

Schedule building, while an important business function, is a thankless job. You spend hours developing a schedule that works for all of your staff, and at the end of the week, you’re left to do it all over again. The most effective scheduling will work with each employee’s availability, cut down labor costs and reduce absences. There are plenty of employee scheduling tips, tricks, techniques and other scheduling ideas to guide you when it’s time to look at the calendar and assign employees to shifts in conjunction with your employee scheduling software.

Mariah Hansen10 Employee Scheduling Tips to Help You Build A Better Schedule
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ERP Strategy: What to Keep in Mind Before Implementation

When you’re buying software, it’s important to keep in mind the various costs associated with implementing an ERP solution, in addition to the price of the license. Due to factors such as cost and scale, it is especially important to develop a specific ERP strategy for your business before you make the move to implement your solution. After all, you wouldn’t buy a house before having an inspection done or getting your financial affairs in order. It’s the same premise with ERP software.

Lindsey JenkinsERP Strategy: What to Keep in Mind Before Implementation
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How ERP Contract Management Boosts Business

ERP software contains a variety of features that vary from vendor to vendor. Some ERP features are pretty standard across the industry, but there are additional modules and add-ons available on a case-by-case basis that can assist your business with more specific needs. ERP contract management is one of these special features that can speed up manual workflows and increase revenue.

Lindsey JenkinsHow ERP Contract Management Boosts Business
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WMS Logistics: How a Warehouse Management System Works in the Logistics Chain

It’s impossible to imagine an effectively functioning logistics system without a warehouse management system. WMS logistics are integral when considering the strength of your supply chain. While the role of a warehouse is sometimes falsely viewed as a simple storage facility, this is far from the truth.

Hunter LoweWMS Logistics: How a Warehouse Management System Works in the Logistics Chain
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What is Embedded Analytics? Definition, Benefits, Features of Embedded BI

Choosing an embedded business intelligence or embedded analytics tool isn’t like choosing furniture. It’s more like choosing a friend who’ll join you on a journey over the course of the next few years. A journey that, in a fast-changing world, will be filled with unknowns and challenges. Luckily, you’re not flying blind. This guide will help you understand the basics of embedded analytics software, what embedded business intelligence (BI) software does and how to choose the right one for your business.

icCubeWhat is Embedded Analytics? Definition, Benefits, Features of Embedded BI
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How CRM Helps Improve Sales

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 powerhouse or a small business looking to make a mark on your industry, you can benefit from CRM software. To get a clear idea of how valuable a CRM would be for your business, you need to understand how CRM helps improve sales.

Sure, a CRM gives you things like automation and real-time data. But it can do so much more. Companies are recognizing this, and seeing the value in using CRMs well beyond improved efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Zachary TotahHow CRM Helps Improve Sales
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Retail Analytics Software Tools: Which Are The Best for Retail Businesses in 2019?

The retail buyer’s experience doesn’t look like it did 10 years ago. In fact, it hardly looks the same from the year before. This is partly due to constant buyer demand and ever-changing buying trends. As a result, businesses could no longer use intuition to predict sales outcomes and instead have come to rely on retail analytics software tools to reduce the risk of human error. The right business analytics tools for retail businesses can be a game changer.

Jason KellerRetail Analytics Software Tools: Which Are The Best for Retail Businesses in 2019?
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ERP Components: The Core Parts to Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP software has a wide range of features and add-ons available from vendor to vendor. However, you don’t want to put the cart before the horse by looking at add-ons before locking down the main ERP components that you need present in your software. You wouldn’t go to a car dealership and start asking about customized rims before looking at features such as mileage and safety ratings. The same thinking applies to ERP systems.

Ultimately, ERP software is very modular and you can usually pick and choose which features you want to have present in your solution. We’ve created this list of six of the most commonly desired features to help you formulate an idea of some of the functions you might be interested in having for your business needs. But first…

Lindsey JenkinsERP Components: The Core Parts to Enterprise Resource Planning
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Infor vs IFS vs Oracle: Which is the Winner in 2019?

The world of maintenance management software (better known as CMMS or EAM) is vast, and it can be confusing. Choosing the right CMMS/EAM system for your business is crucial to getting the most out of this kind of business software. But how do you choose? Comparing industry leaders can help, so we’re breaking down the performance of Infor vs IFS vs Oracle, several top solutions in the EAM/CMMS space.

Bergen AdairInfor vs IFS vs Oracle: Which is the Winner in 2019?
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Cloud Inventory Management Software: What It Is And Top Solutions

For almost all businesses, inventory management is the “meat and potatoes” of corporate life. Cloud inventory management software is a relatively new development, but it’s quickly becoming the optimal choice for businesses.

Generally, inventory management may not be as glamorous as PR or digital marketing, but it’s the process that keeps everything moving. Without a close eye on your stock, there’s no way to tell what you need, what you’re selling or how much money you stand to make.

Hunter LoweCloud Inventory Management Software: What It Is And Top Solutions
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8 Types of Health Information Technology & Healthcare Software Systems

The average person often doesn’t think about healthcare software. They often don’t think about how it affects the medical industry as a whole either. You might think, “My clinic is doing just fine, what do I care?” but the impact of health information technology has revolutionized patient care on a global scale.

Every year, more and more healthcare providers are taking steps to change the way their business manages their internal processes. The implementation of medical software and other specialized healthcare information systems in hospitals and other healthcare organizations has had monumental effects.

Evan Heier8 Types of Health Information Technology & Healthcare Software Systems
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