Choosing the Right Subscription Software

Offering subscription services to your customers has many advantages. Your business and your customers will benefit from these services. Setting up subscriptions is not as difficult as it may seem. It is simply a matter of finding the right subscription software to fit your needs. There are a few things to consider when deciding which software to use. The first thing to keep in mind is the customer. The customer interface is extremely important. It needs to be user-friendly from both the customer’s and users perspective. Ask yourself, “How easy is it for my customers to sign up and…

Changing Acumatica Grid Column Headings at Runtime

Changing Acumatica Grid Column Headings at Runtime Acumatica allows developers to dynamically change the headings of grid columns when the user changes the values of fields that are not in the grid. For this to work, there are three things that the developer must do.  First, the controls that the non-grid fields are bound to must have their CommitChanges property set to True.  This is to ensure that changes to their values will cause a postback and that the RowSelected event of the associated cache will be fired. Next, within the RowSelected event handler of the non-grid cache, the developer must call…

Demand Planning-Sensing and Shaping Forecast

Demand Planning-Sensing and Shaping Forecast Demand planning requires a lot of coordination, and even the most coordinated of us has a difficult time keeping everything going smoothly constantly. Yet, that is what demand planning is designed to do for us and the best we can do is wring out the best information we have and create a plan. There are there are several steps that companies need to use demand orders for planning capabilities. Several steps are critical in order to avoid issues further down the supply chain. In an article in Industry Week, the top three best practices in demand planning, according to Gartner’s research,…

The Impact of Great Customer Service for SaaS Providers

A great product is not enough in the SaaS industry. You need great customer service to follow suit. From the moment a visitor qualifies as a lead until long after a prospect subscribes, your company needs to ensure your providing a stellar customer experience. Failure to do so means your brand will lose out on one of the biggest competitive advantages in business – customer loyalty. The effects of good customer service.   A study published in the Harvard Business Review looked at both a transactional business and subscription based business in order to measure the effects of good customer service….

Cloud Computing Soon Used by The Pentagon: Why Do Companies Hold Off on Technology?

  Cloud computing is a technology that’s virtually revolutionized the storage of data and in how businesses potentially operate. But even the largest corporations hold off on technology that’s seemingly mainstream. The cloud is one piece of technology where even a few major government organizations have sat on the fence. The Pentagon is one surprising government source that’s shied away from the cloud as a major part of their data management. This is about to change with reports The Pentagon will soon start using the cloud on a wider basis, even if…

Five Demand Planning Mistakes That Could Cost You Money

Investing in a good demand planning tool and using it to create accurate forecasts for your inventory is a great start. However, relying on an automated solution does not prevent you from making these common mistakes that could cost your business money. Some businesses make the mistake of using demand planning solely to make their distribution channels more efficient. You will get more out of your investment if you rely on the data to optimize the production process as well. Demand planning can for instance…

3 Effective Tactics That Convert New Visitors Into Subscribers

SaaS providers aren’t just selling a product, they’re providing a solution that benefits their customers and makes their lives easier. And customers don’t just randomly buy things; they do a large amount of research about a product or company before they ever decide to make a purchase. So how can you convert this new breed of research savvy visitors into subscribers that leads to sells? By using these 3 effective tactics below. Add Testimonials Testimonials help visitors do their research. Many customers, especially in the B2B industry,…

Understand and Track User Engagement to Grow Your SaaS Business

  Customer engagement is key for your software-as-a-service – SaaS business. To understand how to successfully measure user engagement to successfully measure customer engagement, you first need to understand what engages users and how. In the SaaS environment, you achieve this basis of customer engagement by analyzing and understanding actions users take on your application and how they use it. Interpreting your customers’ actions and defining what they actually do in your application is not as easy as it seems. But we’re here to help!   A SaaS company must develop tools that will…

New Report Highlights The Importance Of Cloud Computing For SMBs

New Report Highlights The Importance Of Cloud Computing For SMBs Small-to-medium sized businesses are adopting cloud computing at an increasing rate. That’s according to a report published by BCSG. The report was based on a survey of 600 European companies at various stages of the business life cycle. That includes small businesses, micro businesses, and pre-startups. The report says that almost two-thirds (64%) of SMBs have already adopted cloud computing. On average, companies use the cloud for three software applications. More…

Planning from Demand Forecasting

Demand Forecast Planning is the end-point of an ancient process of forecasting. Demand forecasting is a well developed combination of art and science that has its roots deep in ancient Greece. When the Greeks wanted to know what to expect of the future they would go to the Oracle at Delphi to consult the voice of Apollo, the god of prophecy. Precise demand forecasting is vital but challenging, demanding precise knowledge of past performance and insight into future conditions. Wisdom of Crowds Methods: One of the principle methods of demand forecasting is called the Delphi method. A panel of experts, kept anonymous from each…