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Sage X3 Solution Capabilities Guide

Finding the right solution to meet your business' varied needs can be challenging, but with Sage X3 you have a scalable solution that can grow with your business.

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Impact of data effectiveness

on business outcomes at medium-sized businesses in North America and Europe

Do companies with more user-friendly and accessible enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enjoy more positive business outcomes? Are they more profitable? Do highly effective ERP systems help create a sharper upswing of revenue growth? How much difference does effective data really make to business success? This research aims to explore how investments in ERP solutions that ...

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The Six Steps to Reducing Business Latencies

An In-Depth Examination of the Inefficiencies of 6 Common Business Processes

Efficiency. When you look at all the ways that an organization tries to improve their business, they all come down to a single goal. Efficiency. The investment in the most recent technologies such as phone systems, computers, and computer software is done with the explicit hope these investments will increase organizational efficiency. Similarly, investing in training is done with ...

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Spreadsheets in Todays Enterprise

Making intelligent use of a core technology

It is not news that stand-alone PC-based spreadsheets, originally designed to be a personal productivity tool, are ubiquitous in the enterprise, and problematic as well, Ventana Research and other observers have documented their inappropriateness for this environment. When spreadsheets are used in recurring,collaborative processes, their versatility is more than offset by the frequency ...

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An Rx for Replacing FRx

10 Considerations that ensure your replacement becomes an improvement

It is difficult to overstate the impact the phased discontinuation of FRx will have across the financial reporting landscape. The de-facto standard for reporting tools since the 1980s - connected to dozens of the most widely used financial and accounting packages, ERP systems and a range of other business management applications catering to the mid-market - FRx is the only financial ...

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The Six Steps to Reducing Business Latencies

An In-Depth Examination of the Inefficiencies of 6 Common Business Processes

Today’s companies already have fast technologies in place. Investing in a newer technology that processes data one millisecond faster than an old technology is not the answer. Companies must stop looking outside of their own environment, in search of fast technologies. Instead, companies must begin to look inside their own business, in search of slow processes that can be improved. ...

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Risk and Reward: Are you still using Spreadsheets for Budgeting and Forecasting?

Most Companies Use Microsoft Excel for Budget and Forecasting, But at What Risk?

Most businesses worldwide use spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel™ for budgeting and forecasting. And while it does provide a valuable service to fnance executives for one-off spreadsheet creation, Excel lacks the functionality to systematize accounting processes. While Microsoft Excel is a valuable tool for businesses to employ, businesses of all sizes—large and small—need ...

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The Two Types of Business Intelligence

What they are, why they’re needed, and how "Operational BI" works

What kind of information does an organization’s employees need in order to perform their jobs to the best of their ability? Generally speaking, executives and managers are looking to gather strategic information, analyze it, temper it with their own knowledge, and then make what are often wide-reaching decisions. Nonmanagerial staff, on the other hand, most benefit from task-specific ...

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The CFO Guide to Budgeting Software:

10 Key Elements Mid-Sized Companies Should Look For

A mid-sized business needs the same financial performance control and measurement capabilities as a large corporation, but in a solution that’s affordable, easy to implement and scalable. This guide simplifies the search by helping CFOs understand the 10 must-have characteristics of today’s best financial performance management solutions.

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Turning Data into Action: Business Intelligence for the Public Sector

In the quest to do more with less, your organization can benefit from a simple but powerful way to collect and analyze organizational data. Business Intelligence tools offer a visual,interactive dashboard interface that enables non-technical users to query data, make more sophisticated analysis, and disseminate knowledge throughout the entire organization. With deeper insight, ...

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