The Top 13 Most Important KPIs for Retailers

The retail industry is more competitive than ever, and businesses that want to stay in the game must stay on top of the numbers…analyzing data to determine important decisions. Without the ability to get to and work with that data, they are at a serious disadvantage. The common problem today is not the data itself.… Continue reading The Top 13 Most Important KPIs for Retailers

Retail Trends 2021: What are they and how you can adapt

5 Retail Trends for 2021: How You Can Adapt Your Business To Stay In Step In a fast-moving retail world, you need to stay informed about changes and new trends, and you need the ability to adapt quickly to them. Here are 5 trends and how you can adapt to accommodate them. Trend #1: Shoppers… Continue reading Retail Trends 2021: What are they and how you can adapt

Consolidating Financial Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central

With roots that go back to Denmark in the 1980s, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central offers strong multinational and complex accounting capabilities—including the ability to handle consolidations—that other ERP solutions do not. Some organizations need to consolidate financial data for multiple business units or legal entities, while others have subsidiaries that report… Continue reading Consolidating Financial Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central

Habits Of Amazing People: Create An Anti-NO Zone

In Be Amazing or Go Home, Shep Hyken explains what makes “Amazing people” amazing. In this blog series, I have covered several habits these people have in common, including: Showing up ready to amaze, What it means to be amazing,  Always being on stage, Always showing up early (“Lombardi time”), and Always acting like you’re… Continue reading Habits Of Amazing People: Create An Anti-NO Zone

Use Your Business Systems to Ensure Business Continuity

  The COVID-19 pandemic introduced economic and occupational challenges to many of our clients. As importantly, it taught us an important lesson: Be prepared. While we cannot predict the future, the pandemic made us aware of some very important precautions we can take to reduce the impact of future events that could otherwise cripple our… Continue reading Use Your Business Systems to Ensure Business Continuity

Four Things You Need to Work from Home During COVID-19

Are you struggling to get your work-from-home environment set up to help you function like you did in the office? Are you sharing internet and WiFi with your spouse, partner, roommate, or kids? Is your video conferencing glitchy and your download speed suffering?  As confirmed COVID-19 cases increase in the U.S., most businesses are requiring… Continue reading Four Things You Need to Work from Home During COVID-19

Operate Remotely with Business Intelligence from Microsoft Power BI

Everyone’s lives have dramatically changed over the last couple of weeks. My family has gone from spring sports starting up and my kids excited about getting away from school for spring break to the uncertainty of life with COVID-19. We are now home schooling our children with the help of our school district, and my… Continue reading Operate Remotely with Business Intelligence from Microsoft Power BI

Take Advantage of Microsoft’s Resources to Learn How You Can Use AI in Your Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are words that are being used to describe more and more products these days. But as much as we are intrigued by the technology, most of us would be hard pressed to explain exactly what it is, let alone be able to figure out how to use it… Continue reading Take Advantage of Microsoft’s Resources to Learn How You Can Use AI in Your Business

The Importance of Productivity Measurements in Managing Your Business

Measuring productivity is important to managing your business. The key, though, is to create a measurement that helps you manage all the variables to maximize the profitability of your company. This blog describes the ideal productivity management tools and how this can be accomplished in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (BC) or NAV. Defining the Components… Continue reading The Importance of Productivity Measurements in Managing Your Business

Customizing ERP: Advantages and Disadvantages

“No customization” is one of the most common mantras we hear about ERP systems among our global client base. However, as ideal as a zero-customization ERP implementation might sound, the unfortunate fact is that most organizations must customize their ERP systems – at least to some degree. While most executives want to manage their implementations… Continue reading Customizing ERP: Advantages and Disadvantages