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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Four Business Intelligence Software Statistics Every Business Owner Should Know About

Four Business Intelligence Software Statistics Every Business Owner Should Know About Have you invested in a business intelligence solution yet? If not, the following statistics will more than likely convince you to do so. And if you have started using a business intelligence software tool, these statistics should give you a better idea of how your business can benefit from this technology. Nucleus Research conducted a study to determine whether or not business intelligence is a good investment. The study found that businesses were getting a little over $10 back for every…

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

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…

Increase Quality with the Right Distribution Software

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…

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     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…