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7 Secrets to Increasing Productivity with Cloud Based Tools: Secret #3

There is no denying that we have finally moved past the days of passing around contracts in manila envelopes and forwarding SOWs or legal documents via interoffice mail. But is there less paperwork or documentation?

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Importance of Getting Your ERP System FDA Validated

ERP systems are considered one of the most critical systems within an organization and play a key role in helping companies to satisfy regulatory mandates. The intended use of these systems for core processes like...

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BI&A Snack Session: Prophix | Intuitive, Beautiful, Powerful CPM Software for Everyone

Regardless of their size and industry segment, organizations are constantly trying to improve Corporate Performance Management (CPM), which includes all of the budgeting, forecasting, business modeling and financial reporting required to successfully...

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Know Your CRM Health for a Successful Microsoft Dynamics CRM Solution

About this time each year, I prepare for my annual physical with my doctor. It is likely that I will not have seen much improvement since my last exam unless I have been actively pursuing some healthy goals and tracking my progress...

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7 Secrets to Increasing Productivity with Cloud Based Tools: Secret #2

We all know that businesses can't be successful without teamwork. But how often is your whole team in one conference room together? Once a week, once a month? Less? And how are your team members organizing calls and meetings with each other, and...

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You Can’t Service Your Customers Without Delivering

A lot of companies spend extensive time and effort improving the accuracy of demand forecasts. That is their predictions of what they will sell or use in the future.

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Ask the Expert: How can Data drive Customer Acquisition and Retention?

The White House Office of Consumer Affairs states that attracting a new customer is 6 to 7 times more expensive than retaining and growing existing customers. Meanwhile, according to research..

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Biking to the Best Customer Experience with BI&A

I recently had a conversation about the impact of customer experience with Jessica Noble, senior manager of enterprise consulting at Tribridge. As we discussed applying analytics to the factors that influence customer experience and the impact on a...

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7 Secrets to Increasing Productivity with Cloud Based Tools: Secret #1

Successful business leaders know that increasing the company’s productivity can improve the bottom line and help weather economic downturns. There are many technology tools..

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Top 10 NetSuite 2016.2 Release Updates

As we transition to the dog days of summer, NetSuite has released a new update, version 2016.2. I’ve seen many version changes over the years, but this is probably the most feature-packed one yet with over 100 enhancements.

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Personalizing Patient Care with Health360 Visual Indicators

During a recent customer engagement, the Health360 team was challenged to provide end-users a way to quickly determine a patient’s status. This includes behaviorally, socially and medically – all in one glance.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Order Cycles and Collaboration

Today, in this blog on supply chain best practices, we’ll examine the order cycle, which is the amount of time necessary for your company to sell or use enough of the vendor’s products to meet the target order requirement.

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Digital Healthcare is Alive and Well and Helping to Improve Patient Outcomes

Digital health can be defined as the means to empower us to better track, manage and improve our own and our family’s health, live better, more productive lives, and improve society through technology.

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Technical Deep Dive: NetSuite’s new Advanced Revenue Recognition Module

This is a new record type which serves as the central hub for all revenue-related data. When a Sales Order is created, the Revenue Arrangement record is auto-created by NetSuite, based on the Revenue Rules defined on the Item records.

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Healthcare Providers are Finally Taking Cloud Technology Seriously

Years ago, cloud technology was not a term you could use in healthcare. Hospitals, specifically, were very slow to respond positively to it.

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BI&A Snack Session: Corporate Performance Management Simplified with Calumo

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) is typically considered all of the financial activities involved in budgeting, forecasting and business modeling required to enable CFOs and...

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Will NetSuite’s New ARM Module Solve your Revenue Recognition Challenges?

Why is revenue recognition such a hot topic these days? Well, more and more companies are incorporating services and other such offerings where revenue recognition isn’t so cut and dry.

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Tribridge Customer Care Team to the Rescue

Over the years, what it means to have exceptional customer service has drastically changed.

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Custom Reporting in Cornerstone OnDemand: How-Tos, Tips and Tricks

Cornerstone OnDemand’s analytics tool can, at times, seem overwhelming, especially if you are a little unsure of what data you need. Here's a simple three-step approach to make your life easier.

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The New Subscription Economy: Keeping a Customer for Life

The subscription-based economy is here to stay. Companies in various industries are quickly developing and offering new customer engagement models that focus on recurring revenue and..

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Demand Forecasts, Anticipated Lead Time and Safety Stock

Supply chain cooperation cannot be successfully accomplished without sharing information.

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CRM and Healthcare: What’s on One CIO’s Agenda

I was recently introduced to “Life as a Healthcare CIO,” a blog by Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Halamka uses his blog to share his hands-on..

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Ask the Expert: Should Risk Management be a Priority for CFOs?

I sat down with Robert Nix, a finance expert on our Business Consulting team. He has served as an investment banker and also held several CFO roles.

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Patient Care Remains at the Heart of Healthcare

As I look back at my career in healthcare, I am simply amazed at the massive changes that have taken place. I began as a Registered Nurse...

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How to Manage Inventory While Keeping Supply Chain Partners Happy

Your goal is to maximize long-term profitability, but not at the expense of your vendors and customers. Many people feel that you cannot achieve both effective inventory management for your organization..

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How to Seamlessly Track CEUs in an LMS

If you are operating in a highly-regulated industry such as law, finance or healthcare, you understand how important it is for your employees to meet their continuing education (CE) requirements.

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Enabler or Distraction: Where Does Your Technology Stand?

Are you fighting technology fires more than leveraging it as a strategic advantage? If so, sadly, technology has become a distraction from your business goals.

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The Top 5 Enhancements in the Latest Release of Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP—the most implemented ERP in the US—has a new release, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.

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UDI Compliance: Get Ready for New Healthcare Regulations

Over the last few years, Class III and some Class II devices have been subject to Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule: US Legislation (FDAAA 07; FDASIA 12). In the next few years, Class II, Class I and Non Sterile Implants will be subject to the...

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Single Source ERP: There is Strength in Simplicity

Business growth can lead to complexity because you’re adding functionality and processes as you go. Maybe you started with two people and now have teams working in various departments.

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Ask the Expert: Can Inventory Optimization Make or Break the Customer Experience?

I sat down with Mark Linsmeier, a Business Consulting Operational Excellence Practice Leader at Tribridge. Mark has over 20 years' of consulting experience, with an extensive background in supply chain and operations within the Consumer & Industrial...

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Evolution of Inventory Management: Opportunities and Risks in Disintermediation

Over the past decade, inventory management has evolved, with significant developments taking place in the technologies involved in these processes. Disintermediation has played a major role in this transformation as well..

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Population Health Moving from Pilots to Permanence

New research shows how quickly Population Health Management (PHM) is becoming mainstream. While many organizations are taking a measured approach through pilots and demonstration projects, others are more aggressive.

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Microsoft Project Service Automation: Highlights of the Spring 2016 Release

Over the course of my career, I have worked with many Professional Services Automation solutions. The names are all familiar and the functionalities much the same. However, in late December 2015, I received notice of a new solution that Microsoft was...

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Are Disconnected Systems Slowly Killing Your SMB?

One area that could be negatively impacting streamlined technology, and consequently employee productivity, is disconnected and complicated systems.

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Powerful Web-based Reporting, Budgeting and Dashboards with BI360

Organizations spend a lot of time and money preparing, circulating and approving annual budgets, then routinely reforecasting as often as is feasible throughout the year.

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Disaster Recovery Realization: No Fortress Is Impenetrable

You've invested heavily to put your ownership and management at ease about your preparedness for catastrophic IT failure. You've taken care of the least costly and easiest solution: onsite back-up. You may even have invested in off-site back-up

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Answering the Call: Personalizing Care Experiences via Contact Centers

Next week, Chicago (my hometown) will host Healthcare Call Center Times' Annual Conference of Healthcare Call Centers. "Taking Off" is the theme of this year’s event. This got me thinking, where are we taking off to...?

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Distributors and Manufacturers: Productivity is Vital to Survive and Prosper

How many times have you heard that “you get what you pay for”? Many manufacturers and distributors have heard the expression and may have even used it in justifying the price of a high cost component to one of their customers.

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Are Managed Services Right for You?

A powerful talent management solution, such as Cornerstone OnDemand, gives organizations the opportunity to better engage, develop and promote their most valuable resource: their human capital.

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Up your Business Agility with Cloud-Based Budgeting and Forecasting

Although we wish demand kept to a straight line, that is definitely not the case. When you’re affected by a number of factors, you need to see the constant curves or ups and downs coming your way in order to better prepare and adapt your business...

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Top Technology Trends for Consumer Goods

Quite often, I get asked about new industry trends. There are a lot of exciting things happening in the consumer goods industry – but what are the hot trends or capabilities that should not be ignored? What will set an organization up for success in...

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9 Steps to Prepare for ASC-606 Compliance

It's been a few years since the May 2014 release of the FASB's and IASB's new revenue stan­dard, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Impact of the standard will be felt across all industries.

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Scalability: It’s Not Always a One-Way Street

Business can change rather quickly, so too must the IT resources that support growth and, ideally profitability. Perhaps the business is doing a build-out and taking over the space next door. It could be a new location across town.

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Ask the Expert: How Does a Poor Accounts Receivable Experience Impact your Customer?

I sat down with Robert Nix, a finance expert on our Business Consulting team. Robert has more than 25 years' experience in the financial and accounting field; he has served as an investment banker and also held several CFO roles.

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Where Will Your Next Generation of Talent Come From?

Giving back is more than a noble cause. The growing talent shortage is coming at us like freight train, and our business success is dependent upon helping disadvantaged kids become skilled, educated and job-ready.

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The Compete Secret: BI in an SMB Distribution Environment, Part 2

In my last post, I discussed how your distribution organization can use business intelligence (BI) as a competitive tool. Now, let’s talk a bit more about what BI can do for the future of your organization.

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Meet and Master Customer Demands

Although the internet has made buying more accessible for the customer, it has complicated your sales process and is forcing a dramatic change in how you communicate and sell. With these expectations from customers comes the need to adapt as a...

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Is Your New ERP Implementation Actually a Part of a Business Transformation?

Let’s face it, if you are implementing a new ERP system, things will be different than they were before, but it’s important to distinguish between change and business transformation.

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Threats Real and Perceived: Staying One Step Ahead of Security-Related Disruptions

High-profile data breaches are casting shadows over more and more companies and industries. With big names such as Target, Anthem and JP Morgan Chase all suffering spectacular breaches in the last few years, it can seem as though no company's data is...

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