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3 Reasons to Use a Software Solution in Scaling SMBs

Posted by Erin P. Friar on Jan 29, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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In an recent Inc. article, MeetAdvisors founder Adam Fridman cited scaling as one of the four biggest worries for business owners in 2015. As the economy begins to recover, more small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are being given the opportunity to scale upwards. This positive change presents its own unique set of challenges, and businesses need to be prepared to meet them. One of the best ways to intelligently scale your business is through the use of a software solution. Here’s how:

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Topics: Industry News

Small or Medium Business? Here’s How to Have a Successful Year

Posted by Cam Garrant on Jan 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

For the most part, the stresses of the holiday season have passed, and suppliers and retailers can now breath a much-deserved sigh of relief. As with each new year, it is important not to rest on our laurels, and to carry the previous season’s momentum with us into the next. This means looking ahead and making some big decisions for your business. Investing in new technologies, choosing among new marketing and sales platforms, and managing a changing workforce are just a few of the challenges that are golden opportunities for small and medium businesses looking to get an advantage over competitors this year.

 

So for those looking to start off the new year with a bang, let’s take a look at a few of the very possible retail and management trends for 2015.

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Why Third Party Merchandisers Need a Mobile Software Solution

Posted by Erin P. Friar on Jan 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

Third party merchandisers work to simplify the lives of their clients. By offering an outside service, they lift responsibility off the shoulders of product makers. Here’s a few reasons why third party merchandisers need a mobile software tool, and what will be the best choice.

 


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Topics: Industry News

Using Your Mobile Software Solution to Attract Retail Partners

Posted by Erin P. Friar on Jan 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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For many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), attracting new retail partners is a continuous goal. Numerous strategies exist to gain new relationships, but one of the best ways to garner attention from a retailer is by equipping your business with a mobile software solution. Using a mobile platform for field operations will attract retailers for these three reasons:


 

 

 

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Topics: Field Team Management, Industry News

Why the Maintenance Industry needs Effective Territory Management

Posted by Erin P. Friar on Jan 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

All_activities_2-redEffectively managing territories is a vital skill of any field team manager. In the maintenance industry, it can be a key factor of customer service success. In fact, some of the biggest challenges facing maintenance field teams can be solved by intelligent and careful territory management. By leveraging a Field Activity Management software solution, maintenance businesses can benefit in these core areas.

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Topics: Industry News

The Benefits of Social, Mobile, Big Data, and Cloud Convergence

Posted by Nancy Chen on Jan 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Technology is progressing, there’s no doubt about it. More companies are moving towards simplicity by adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. It’s the thinking behind BYOD, cutting out middlemen, streamlining companies for increased efficiency. And with the ubiquity of mobility, comes the inevitable movement towards the convergence of social, mobile, big data, and the cloud. Mobile is now the preferred platform for social media and can also be used to store data. Cloud solutions come in mobile forms as well. With this convergence, many new benefits are realized:


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Topics: Technology - Cloud and Mobile

Complexity ex Machina: the way we search for simplicity

Posted by Ratko Mutavdzic on Jan 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

“It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry

 

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Topics: Field Activity Management, Simplifying Field Work

Creating a Smarter Workforce

Posted by Nancy Chen on Jan 20, 2015 11:30:00 AM

The beginning of the new year is always a great time to set new business goals. One goal you should take into consideration is regarding your employees. For 2015, you should look into creating a smarter workforce. To create a smarter workforce, take these tips into consideration:

 

 

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Protecting Fragile Products with Field Activity Management Software

Posted by Erin P. Friar on Jan 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Field reps who deliver, merchandise, and sell fragile products have a number of unique responsibilities. From the moment product is placed in a truck until it is in the customer’s hands, specifications on travel, handling, and shelf placements must be strictly adhered to. These teams need a tool that will protect their product and keep their team educated in real time. Check out a few ways a field-based software solution will raise the level of accountability and product safety for teams with precious cargo.

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Topics: Field Team Management, Industry News

Why Managers Need an Effective KPI Toolkit

Posted by Cam Garrant on Jan 15, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Businesses have thousands of moving parts, and keeping track of what is actually important can often seem an insurmountable task for managers and small business owners. The reality of the situation is that every organization is unique, and an aspect of a business that is vital to one company may be completely useless to another. So how can managers gather all of the information they need to make big decisions while staying up-to-date?

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