Business Intelligence Software: Benefits to Combining Internal and External Data

Business Intelligence Finding business intelligence software that gives you a complete picture of everything in your business isn’t always easy to find. It’s one reason maybe you’ve waited to invest in BI software, even though you’re realizing doing too much guesswork about business reality isn’t smart. In today’s more competitive business climate, not knowing everything about your business can end up hurting you in the long run. All it takes is overlooking one tiny piece of information, and it could snowball into a bigger problem financially. Going with a “gut feel” about your company should never be a way to envision the future….

Why Companies Are Shifting to Cloud Backup

Cloud Computing As the need for data storage and backup increases exponentially from year to year it creates a significant challenge for businesses. Since data is the most valuable asset for most organizations, it’s not only important to have adequate backup for digital information, but it’s also important that data be accessible whenever needed and it must be kept secure from threats. Also, because company budgets are tight, organizations are seeking to consolidate technology rather than expand it. Given these facts, the strategy of continually buying more storage devices is not feasible. For most businesses, especially smaller ones with less than…

The Superb Combination of Power BI, IoT, and Azure Stream Analytics.

Power BI If John Greenough, who is a Senior Research Analyst for BI (Business Insider) Intelligence is to be believed, there will be an astounding 24 billion devices comprising the IoT by the year 2020, according to an article by John Greenough and Jonathan Camhi titled How the ‘Internet of Things’ will affect the world.  This monumental development now in play is being called the next Industrial Revolution and is expected to generate $6 trillion worth of spending over the next 5 years. For the business management or high-tech professional in the line of decision making the question naturally becomes, how is…

Six Supply Chain Planning Strategies to Maximize Your Company’s Performance

Supply Chain An efficient supply chain is critical to achieving order accuracy and customer satisfaction. Companies must take the initiative to improve the training of supply chain employees and periodically review their relationships with key vendors and shipping agents. Additionally, they should consider automating their inventory management processes to conserve costs and human resources. Below are six supply chain planning strategies designed to help maximize a company’s overall performance. Enhance Training Programs for Supply Chain Employees  Well-trained employees are the foundation of an efficient supply chain. In order for employees and supply chains to operate most effectively, all employees should understand how their individual…

Generic Inquiry Changes in Acumatica 5.3 explained

Generic Inquiry Changes in Acumatica 5.3 explained In Acumatica version 5.3 you may have noticed some mysterious warnings appearing on your generic inquiries. I could not find any documentation on why this started showing up. After a little digging this is what I discovered. Problem Let’s start with a simple test generic query. Just use the SOOrder table On the Results Grid add OrderNBR and CustomerID_Description and you will see the warning. Generic Inquiry has automatically joined to the BAccount table to get the…

Distribution Software Features You Need to Get Ahead

Distribution To stay competitive in today’s distribution market, it’s almost a given that you’re going to have to use modern software and process automation. This is especially the case if you have a small operation and operate in multiple channels. Tools such as distribution software can specifically help your business successfully compete with larger ones. Here are some features to look for inside of distribution software to remain competitive in your day-to-day operations. Integration with e-commerce Services If you run a business that handles multiple different distribution channels, one feature that you absolutely need to have is integration with your e-commerce services such as…

Power BI embedded to offer greater compatibility, accessibility

Power BI Microsoft’s youngest member of the company’s collection of programs for businesses, Power Business Intelligence (BI) will allow for integration into mobile applications. Microsoft made this announcement during its build conference in San Francisco earlier this month. With the introduction of its embedded capable version of the software, the company hopes that more people, particularly application developers, will be able to use the software. This version will utilize the company’s Azure Stream Cloud service and it is targeted toward independent software vendors. “You can now take the Power BI data visualization and reporting functionality, and directly integrate it within your own applications,” Scott…

Power BI: Fixing Problems

Power BI If you’re new to Power BI from Microsoft, then chances are good that you’re going to encounter some issues with using the program exactly the way you want. Here are some problems you may encounter as you make your way through the program, including some solutions as to how you can potentially solve them. Lack of Access to Reports While on the Go Power BI has been often thought of as primarily a desktop application. In general, the reports that Power BI generated was being read in a thoroughly immobile situation like at your office or in a conference room. But…

Supply Chain Planning Trends for the Year

Supply Chain Planning Trends  Trends for supply chains are shifting rapidly on a global scale. This year, these shifts are going to coalesce around a few specific themes. Increased Partnerships and Collaborations It used to be that supply chain logistics could either be handled largely by just one provider or else they could be accomplished by a few companies that had only the smallest amount of communication between them. This is no longer the case as much. In 2016, we have much more integration in terms of getting supplies from manufacturer to customer through your company. Part of the reason for this is…

Five Reasons You Should Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 With the introduction of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, there are many who are unsure whether they should go through with the free upgrade. While there have been issues in the past with new OS releases, there are several good reasons for making the switch this time around. Here, you’ll discover five of the most important changes that are sure to put your fears and concerns to rest. Cortana Navigating any operating system can be difficult, even if you’ve used it for quite some time. Windows 10 solves those issues with Cortana, which is a voice-activated assistant that can…