Five features of Sage CRM that can improve visibility of your business

10.07.2017

Five features of Sage CRM that can improve visibility of your business

Sage CRM can help to improve levels of communication with colleagues, suppliers and customers, making your organisation more efficient. So read on to find out five features of Sage CRM that can improve the view of your entire business. Mobile Functionality Sage CRM can be accessed via any web connected device, from smartphone, tablet or laptop. This means …

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03.07.2017

8 common concerns before hosting

When considering whether to implement your Sage 200, Sage 1000 or Sage ERP X3 in a hosted environment there are many question and concerns. Concern #1: I am worried about my Internet connection failing It’s very achievable today to put in 2 diverse ADSL connections for less than £1500 x year with automatic failover. 3G …

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20.06.2017

Keep CRM simple

A plea to keep CRM simple CRM has been through many phases in its lifecycle over the past decade. From its predominantly sales focused origins where it became a tool for managing pipeline and customer interactions, through to its all-encompassing CRM hub status more recently, CRM projects have typically been fraught with pitfalls and barriers that result …

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03.06.2017

Five tips to build the case for CRM

When it comes to CRM, many of the benefits appear too intangible: Where is the return on investment (ROI)? What difference will the CRM investment make to the bottom line? What is the compelling event that CRM supports? Without a clear indication that CRM can deliver ROI, many companies will struggle to justify investment. The …

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01.06.2017

What is the role of a software supplier in 2017?

In an era of cloud computing and consumer style mobile apps, the role of the software supplier is changing. Indeed, many cloud based providers offer very limited support services on the basis that software is highly intuitive and easy to adopt. But is that really good enough? How can companies ensure they are continually evolving …

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25.05.2017

RSPCA choose Sage X3 with CPiO to run back office functions

Newcastle, UK, May 22, 2017 – Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, today announced that Europe’s leading animal welfare charity has signed a deal to implement Sage X3 business management system into its operation to help make the most of the donations it receives. Why RSPCA chose Sage X3 After running a competitive …

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24.05.2017

PI-KEM go live on Sage 200 with CPiO

PI-KEM Limited is a specialist provider of advanced materials, equipment and components for scientific research and development into universities, research centres, industry applications and OEMs in the UK, Europe and around the world. For 25 years PI-KEM has supported scientific innovation. Based in Tamworth, Staffordshire this family-owned and managed business has experienced considerable growth in …

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24.05.2017

Five signs it’s time to update your business management software

If integration is proving difficult With multiple business systems, comes the need for integration. Many companies find themselves spending many hours and many pounds keeping complex, custom built integration routines alive and kicking. As data grows, complexity increases and so does the requirement for more code and more management of that code. The move to …

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24.05.2017

Why SMEs need to get over their fear of the cloud

Investing in any ERP system is a big decision – especially for a start-up business. When is the company large enough to justify the investment? How much functionality is required today – and in the future? While the turnover may be small today – what is the five, seven, ten year plan? What other systems …

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24.05.2017

There is a new dawn; a second revolution!

The advent of Business Intelligence (BI) products has brought an unparalleled shift in the tools available to accountants for the review and exploration of monthly management and annual statutory accounts. The truth is that spreadsheets and macros, as a means of preparing reports, are living on borrowed time. When they became available during the first …

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24.05.2017

Sage 200 – 7 tips for a successful implementation

As a Sage 200 service provider we often get quizzed on the value of project management to an implementation; it is the area that some clients exert the most pressure on when trying to trim a project. But good project management from both the Sage Business Partner and the client is essential to the smooth running …

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24.05.2017

Why a consultant is not, and never should be, a project manager

Too many organisations are opting not to invest in a dedicated project manager (PM) when it comes to implementing new ERP solutions such as Sage 200 because they perceive, wrongly, that project management skills fall under the remit of the IT consultant. Indeed, even those that do opt for a PM often insist on one with both …

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24.05.2017

Who is going to take charge of software implementation?

Over the past few years many SMEs have had no choice but to cut IT heads. Financial Directors have been doubling up as IT Directors; day to day network and desktop maintenance has been outsourced to local IT shops; and companies have become ever more reliant on software vendors to support the user base. At …

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24.05.2017

10 ways to stay on top of your cash flow

Credit Control “The creditor hath a better memory than the debtors.”  James Howell.  It’s all about getting paid as soon possible and to do that you need to have procedures in place: Set clear payment terms and credit limits for your customers. Send out invoices on time. Firmly chase all debts when they’re due. Stop …

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18.05.2017

Best of breed & the Sage ecosystem

When choosing a new ERP system, companies need to look beyond short term requirements. Paul Dallimer, Managing Director, [email protected] explains the importance of best of breed software for SMEs – the value that Sage’s software development partners offer to a growing business. From my perspective, when you put in an ERP for any business, but …

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02.05.2017

How to become consistently more agile than your rivals

Leadership is informed, empowered and confident Agile organisations develop leaders that are accountable and competent in making decisions based on accurate information. Ensuring that those leaders have access to information across the organisation is key to gaining deeper insight. By developing systems and procedures that encourage information flow, an organisation can develop a much wider …

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06.04.2017

Should ERP ever be commodity software?

The way in which organisations buy and deploy software has changed fundamentally over the past decade. From corporate quality, commodity cloud-based software solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 to consumer style mobile apps that provide staff with anytime, anywhere access to key information, the focus is on minimising IT requirements and maximising corporate value. Is …

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04.03.2017

Why are so many organisations stuck with traditional reporting?

What does a traditional BI set up typically look like in an organisation compared to visualisation? Undoubtedly it will be all about centralised reporting that comes out of the IT department which takes an age to explain, an age to run, an age to tweak and the user gives up because whatever it was that …

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14.12.2016

Get connected with CRM

No one can argue with the value of a single source of detailed customer information that encompasses not only every sales interaction and service call but also product history and credit record. From salesperson to Customer Services Manager, Marketing Director to CEO, who wouldn’t want that complete 360 degree customer view? The truth, however, was …

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03.12.2016

Camira Fabrics chooses Sage X3 with CPiO

Camira Fabrics manufactures over eight million metres of fabric a year for offices, educational facilities, transport and healthcare establishments. With over 700 employees, the company exports its fabrics to 88 different countries worldwide. Having made the decision to update their existing finance package and after considering alternative software systems, the company selected Sage X3 for …

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