Ceramic Technics is an importer and distributor of tile and stone flooring, principally across North America as well as Panama and Dubai. The company’s legacy software was limited in flexibility, features and usability, so Ceramic Technics chose SAP Business One to provide the visibility, accessibility and scalability it needed to grow. The implementation was a prime opportunity to re-engineer the warehouse, improve existing business processes and obtain greater transparency of information, enabling the workforce to be more effective and productive.
The annual SAP User Group meeting was held in Orlando on October 22-24. The conference was filled with great content, networking and learning. This was the second year the user conference was run by Eventful Conferences, a professional event planning group owned by ASUG, and the results showed.
As a business owner or manager, you need to make decisions today based upon future estimates and projections. With advanced Material Requirements Planning tools, we can provide insights into specific stocking requirements based upon your company’s order history, but past performance is not always a predictor of future performance. With so much disruption in so many markets, what is a business leader to do?
If you find yourself pondering this question, you are more than likely starting to experience stress due to some of the inabilities that QuickBooks users may suffer from overtime. While QuickBooks may be a great option for a business that’s just getting started, it can soon become a burden as you experience growth and discover new necessities. This article takes a brief glance at three of the top issues QuickBook users come across as their business grows.
Whether or not you agree with the current administration’s trade policy often depends upon your political affiliation, but also on how it affects your company or you as an individual. The latest round of tariffs announced by the Trump administration includes a myriad of flooring products including vinyl, wood (engineered and solid), bamboo, cork, carpet (tufted and woven) and ceramic tile (glazed and unglazed).
From opening its first Mexican restaurant in 1987, Norsan has become a diversified group distributing prime meat to 1,500 customers across 11 US states daily. As the business outgrew its existing software, it looked for an alternative to provide greater control and transparency. Now, with SAP Business One running every entity in the group, the business has streamlined processes, and deep insight for decision-making, which has driven 40% growth in the three years since implementation.
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The way we discuss digital transformation has evolved over the past few years. Magazines and tech blogs write article after article, and there is no doubt it has changed much of the business landscape. 2018 is already over half-way over and upon review, there are some clear trends in regard to digital transformation that can be seen. Daniel Newman, CEO of Broadsuite Media Group, compiled these trends in the following article, and will be predicting the trends we may see in 2019. While all of these trends are important to note, one thing is for certain: digital transformation is not just a buzzword anymore.
Change is inevitable. Even in what we once thought were some of the most stable industries, digital disruption is causing many companies to reevaluate their current business model and find ways to adapt to an ever-increasing digital market. The following article lists 3 companies who have truly embraced digital disruption and became wildly successful. With Honey revolutionizing the digital coupon marketplace, Ethos making insurance as easy as a few clicks, and Zola re-imagining a wedding registry online, these are excellent case studies to show how much of an impact digital transformation can make.
Automated systems are a key cog in many modern business practices. Many automated systems are simply more efficient than past practices used to be. That begs the question: can we automate our digital transformation initiatives? Pieter Van Schalkwyk, CEO at XMPro believes it can be done. In this article he details two dimensions of digital transformation: using digitization to (1) improve the way the enterprise operates, and (2) improve how we create value. Van Schalkwyk believes that if you combine the two, and change the way your company creates value on an operational level, the effects can have a 10-fold return. Within this article he details a four-step process to how he generally advises how to automate and scale up digital transformation initiatives.
Jason Bloomberg, a leading IT industry analyst, has been covering the topic of digital transformation for four years at Forbes. Digital transformation was a rather new topic back in 2014, but in today’s business landscape, it has become an essential aspect of any business looking to position themselves for the future. Bloomberg writes about four core characteristics of any digital transformation: being customer-driven, requires end-to-end transformation across the organization, being more about organizational and cultural change rather than technological, and that it does not have an end state. In the article, he breaks down these core characteristics into more, but he does note that one thing is for certain: “the companies that will survive and thrive in the digital era are the ones that deal with change better and faster.”