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EDUCAUSE Confirms International ERP Trends

EDUCAUSE 2014 Confirms International ERP Trends

As I travel around the world I am fascinated by how different countries appear and yet how similar are the requirements of ERP systems in today’s universities. Attending the recent EDUCAUSE conference in Orlando just confirms this. This massive gathering of Higher Education folk from across the world emphasized once again that whilst in many ways we are different in so many other ways we are faced with the same challenges on a day to day basis in the sector. Continue reading

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Transportation and Logistics

3 Ways to Become a Shipper of Choice

Would you like to be a shipper of choice that businesses select over the competition due to your pricing, service and solid reputation? So how do you set your business apart from other carriers? What can you do to make your company the one that is chosen over others? Continue reading

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UNIT4 Connects 2014

The Journey of UNIT4 Connects 2014

What Happened in Vegas Stays in this Blog Post

Normally what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but I’m willing to break the rules for this blog and share the journey we had last week at UNIT4 Connects 2014. Themed “It’s Your Journey,” the user conference was quite the journey for our customers, exhibitors and the UNIT4 team. Continue reading

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Innovation Award Winners

Innovation Awards Recognize the Possibilities!

One of my personal highlights at the UNIT4 Connects 2014 user conference was meeting all the finalists and winners of the Innovation Awards. Listening to their presentations about how they were able to accomplish their own organizations’ goals through the flexibility of UNIT4’s ERP solutions really brought the expression “post-implementation agility” to life for me. Continue reading

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Mergers & Acquisitions for Investment Firms

3 Considerations for Investment Firms Pursuing M&As

I regularly read news about the investment industry and have noticed the continued trend this year of mergers and acquisitions. With a stronger economic climate and firms’ limited ability to grow organically they turn to non-organic methods like M&As in order to extend reach, improve client base and increase revenue. Continue reading

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Pinnacol Assurance Success Story

How Pinnacol Assurance Stays Ahead VLOG

If you’re an insurance company and want to stay ahead of constant market and regulatory change, watch Pinnacol Assurance’s secret behind their success. Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has significantly increased Return on Investment (ROI), gained significant time savings through automated allocations, and increased the speed of operations and streamlined the production of more accurate and timely reports. Watch Pinnacol’s Senior General Accountant, Catherine Beus, and Financial Analyst, Brandon Williams, discuss their success and how it’s achieved.

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Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud

Catering to the New Workforce

As I write this piece, I am at home with my work laptop. I have full access to all company files and programs and internet-based technologies to get my job done and remain connected to my team. My mobile is to the left, iPad to the right and my Mac laptop is in the kitchen. I have all devices in place to ensure a colleague can get a hold of me and I can simultaneously work on other priorities. Continue reading

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Your Finance System Needs a Pit Stop

Is Your System Ready for a Pit Stop?

Software systems, like race cars, need to be tweaked and tuned over time. In most forms of auto racing, scheduled pit stops can be one of the most important strategies in a race.

On the track, cars race at high speeds pushing the limits of performance. Aerodynamics, brake response, energy recovery systems, fuel efficiency, driver fitness and logistics all contribute to performance and, ultimately, the success of the race. The pit stop crew not only services the car during the race, they also evaluate their execution and make modifications for continuous performance. Continue reading

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Travel Weekly Powerlist 2014

Once Again, Cheers to Our Travel Management Companies

The 2014 Travel Weekly Power List has been published and once again, our customers are well represented. The percentage fluctuates from year to year – mostly due to mergers and acquisitions (M&As), but this year 35% of travel management companies listed are using Sabre® CentralCommand™ with Agresso as their travel ERP solution to manage their back offices, and three of them are in the top five. Congratulations to all of our Travel Power List customers! Continue reading

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Finance Systems the Missing Piece of IT Strategy

The Missing Piece of IT Transformation Strategies

As financial service firms evolve to realize the benefits of modern, cloud-enabled, core operational systems, IT transformation strategies are becoming a growing trend. This is a trend I have watched closely, in conversations with C-suite executives in finance, information technology, and operations. I have learned that often financial systems are excluded from these strategies. Continue reading

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