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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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