Statistics Show SAAS Will Stay Popular, and Help Companies Focus on Other Priorities

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SAAS (or Software as a Service) has been an offering from the cloud for over a decade now, and that’s an eternity in the world of technology. During that time, offering software through the cloud has grown as much as the cloud and the Internet has. Since they go together in order to make SAAS possible, you can see why statistics show that an SAAS solution in companies is here to stay.

Most recently, TechRadar showed stats proving that SAAS is here to stay and not easily replaceable. They cited a study conducted by Gartner showing that 72% of executives polled use SAAS with intention of expanding on usage. Half of those execs now invest in SAAS as part of their operating budgets.

That’s a true sign of how well this technology is working for corporations around the world. It’s not hard to see why when you consider the cloud delivers so much in any location (with Internet connection) for much less of a cost. Your costs are already down because you use your existing Internet line for access.

Of course, you have so much more that corporations are already looking forward to. Much of this centers on focusing on other priorities away from worry of IT issues and upgrades.

SAAS Works Behind the Scenes for You

When you have a reliable SAAS provider that manages everything around the clock, you have fewer worries in running your company. The greatest thing is the automatic updates and upgrades without having to do anything yourself. You already eliminate licensing fees not dealing with physical software, plus the time taken to load it on every computer, plus maintenance.

This is all done for you quietly and remotely. This leaves you and your staff time to pursue other important parts of building your company that hadn’t been available in the past. IT issues have always been a problem in companies while frequently usurping more time than they should.

Here at MaxQ Technologies, Inc., we’ll help your corporation become more efficient with our SAAS solution while never disrupting your work as we keep your software up to date.

Contact us to find out more about how SAAS works, how much money you’ll save, and why more time is as important as ever in getting ahead of your competition.


Increase Quality with the Right Distribution Software

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Quality is the elusive goal many companies seek, but it is difficult to achieve. The costs of analysis, review and tighter management tend to drive businesses away from seeking quality, and lead to pursuit of value (quality and costs), or just being an industry leader in price wars. With the right distribution software, quality is attainable for small and medium distribution companies.

The quality mindset continually studies your systems, processes and results and seeks to find areas to improve. As improvements are applied, the quality mindset continues to review and apply strategic changes to improve.

The right distribution software will increase quality through the following four ways:

  1. Information – Distribution affects all aspects of your business. If your product/service is not distributed to the right people, you will not get customers. If distribution is done poorly with bad timing, you lose customers. If you have the right information, including tracking your distribution, keeping track of inventory in each location, knowing customer reorder rates and more give you the tools to increase quality.
  2. Warehouse Management System (WMS) – Surprisingly, managing inventory in the warehouse is still a manual process for most business. By utilizing a WMS, a distribution company can control the movement and storage of inventory. A WMS will not only improve quality but increase efficiency at the same time.
  3. Event triggers – Reordering product, identifying slow-moving products, and organizing warehouses are all events that can be predicted mathematically. The right software will give your management and employees’ objective means to decide and act. The objective triggers decrease human error and increase quality.
  4. Communication – The right distribution software facilitates communication between vendors, customers, and shareholders. Reporting functions, user accounts, and automatic responses all create more communication. Communication is key to building a quality process and the right distribution software will increase communication while reducing costs.

 

Businesses who desire to increase quality in their distribution processes can do so easily with many of the different distribution, customer management and enterprise resource software solutions that MaxQ. For information on how our systems can improve your quality processes, please contact us.


Cloud Computing and a Divide with IT Leaders: The Influx of Cloud Use in Corporations

Cloud Computing and a Divide with IT Leaders: The Influx of Cloud Use in Corporations

 

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An interesting debate has been brewing in the last couple of years regarding cloud computing and why some companies held off using it for far too long. Forbes published a recent article that talked about the divide between business leaders and IT executives about whether the cloud is worth using in a company. This chasm was that IT execs saw the cloud as not being secure enough at one time, with the business leaders taking the advice to heart.

However, things are changing now, especially with IT executives finally realizing it’s all in how you use the cloud rather than security being the overall problem. While it’s true that security and encryption methods have improved recently for the cloud, perhaps there was some misconceptions going on initially. Business leaders are finally realizing that with proper monitoring, the cloud is always the best choice for storing company data over any other option.

These business leaders are seeing the light on this, regardless of IT executive opinion. The above Forbes piece notes how business executives are acquiring the cloud on their own terms without consulting the IT techs first.

Reasons for this are likely due to two major things: The threat of disasters, and living in a more competitive business world.

The Cloud Helps Survive Disasters, and in Competition

In your own company, you’ve likely been reading more than a few articles about disasters within companies at the hands of hackers, or nature. Far too many companies are shutting down or lose millions of dollars as a result of these increasing dangers. With better IT management in using the cloud, data is never lost, plus brings a better mobility to any company.

Companies know how many threats are out there now, especially after the recent Sony Pictures hacks and how it shut down access to their database. With the cloud and proper monitoring, data is instantly retrievable in another location with Internet connection.

In the sense of mobility, staying connected with all employees and departments is essential in a more competitive corporate world. You want that project you’re working on done several days earlier so you get ahead of the herd. The cloud provides connectivity so everyone stays on the same page on a project, no matter where they are in the world.

Contact us here at MaxQ Technologies, Inc. to find out more about our cloud solutions and why you shouldn’t hesitate to dive into the cloud now for your own protection and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 


Inventory Forecasting with MaxQ Technologies

 

Inventory Forecasting with MaxQ Technologies

 

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Inventory forecasting is estimating the quantity of particular products which your company needs on hand in order to meet the future requirements of your customers. Essentially, it involves educated guesses based on the (hopefully) effective interpretation of quantitative sales data from test markets. The acquired information can then be implemented in pricing decisions or assessing future supply chain requirements for your company. This is information is absolutely necessary to run your business, whether your company is a retailer of industrial equipment, importer of electrical components or you own your own online clothing store. Whatever your business, inventory forecasting is always key to optimizing your company’s supply chain planning.

Effective inventory forecasting can generate higher profits for your company by increasing your cash flow and greatly reducing inventory and inventory obsolescence. However, if you’ve attempted your own forecasting (using Excel, for instance) then you are painfully aware of both how much time it takes and how inaccurate it can sometimes be.

Our dedicated analysts at MaxQ Technologies have a wealth of expertise which they will put to work for you in performing your company’s inventory forecasting duties. Our team of professionals all have plenty of experience in dealing with issues relevant to your business and our easy to use but advanced technology ensure that you can will get the job done. Our goal is to help you run you business at maximum performance!

Our products and services can help drastically reduce your inventory costs and boost customer service in under a year by minimizing the time and resources you spend on inventory forecast and increasing its accuracy . We offer features capable of forecasting thousands of items in minutes, choosing the best fit from many different forecasting techniques to pick the optimal one for each of your products and demand patterns. In addition, our analytics help you ensure optimal sales and forecast tracking accuracy for your peace of mind.

Contact us for more information on how we can help your company meet its inventory forecasting needs