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Emotional Footprint Report

It’s hard to feel confident about any ERP purchase decision until you know what actual end-users think. Now there’s an ERP buyer’s guide that compiles user satisfaction ratings for 18 systems so that you can compare your choices side by side.

The Enterprise Resource Planning Emotional Footprint Report gives you a clear view of which solutions are giving users the greatest sense of value for the price they’re paying. Download it now.


Challenges for the Modern CFO

Depending on the organization, “growth” might include one or more high level goals that land squarely on the shoulders of the CFO. Driving increased sales. Exploring new markets. Expanding product lines. Better defining and controlling internal processes to support growth. And the list goes on.

As a CFO, finding the right solution that grows and evolves as your organization changes is imperative to helping you grow your business.


Acumatica Achieves Highest Usability Ranking in Nucleus Research ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018

If you’re evaluating top ERP vendors, you want the perfect blend of usability and functionality—delivered in a way that meets your technology requirements. Don’t spend hours reading marketing materials. Instead, get a report that compares 22 leading ERP vendors side-by-side.

ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018 reveals Nucleus Research’s assessment of the top ERP systems on the market. 


Four Strategies for Smarter Inventory Control

Inventory is a major investment for most companies and lower inventory is often an important management objective. However, simply lowering inventory without a plan is likely to increase the incidence of shortages, disappointing customers and losing business

This paper will present four seemingly simple – but proven – strategies for smarter inventory control.

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The Definitive Guide to Abolishing Archaic Construction Software

Choosing the right construction software solution is an important decision. Not only is it a significant investment in terms of cost, time, and resources -- but also, the solution you choose will have an enormous impact on each team members daily activities.

This guide is designed for owners, general contractors, construction managers, project managers, and subcontractors looking to improve their technology and processes.

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5 Ways to Prepare for New Revenue Recognition Standards

This Construction Dive white paper provides contractors with the five steps to follow in order to properly adhere to new revenue recognition standards—and the overriding principles behind them.

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The Decisive Guide to Management Solutions for Wholesalers and Distributors

Wholesale and distribution is far too complex for a one-size-fits-all ERP system. So, don’t make the mistake of thinking all cloud ERP systems are created equal. Learn which features and technology matter most—and then start forming your short-list of vendors.

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The Construction System Checklist

Identifying the right financial and project management system for your growing construction business can be difficult. There are many products to choose from and they all seem to have the same or similar functions. That's why Acumatica’s “Construction System Checklist” can help you quickly compare your top ERP choices side-by-side and select the one that is best for your company.

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The Ultimate Playbook: Leveraging Quality and Safety Data for Better Margins

In this white paper, you will learn more about embracing a single technology solution that allows contractors and owners to properly manage quality and safety across the enterprise, rather than project-by-project.

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ROI Analysis for ERP Replacement

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) before pursuing any business project, especially something as integral as your ERP platform, is critical. While it may seem simple to come up with a calculation of a payback period where you’ll earn back your investment, there are often setbacks, such as hidden costs. On the flipside, there are indirect benefits like an increase in teamwork and quality of life for your employees.

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The How and Why of Employee Engagement

Effectively engaging your employees can lead to higher productivity levels, retention levels and job satisfaction. Learn 6 trends to get your employee engagement strategy on track in this free white paper!

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The Value of Agility During Disruptive Times

Fit and functionality have always been the linchpin in selecting software that runs your business. When companies are asked to stack rank the priority of selection criteria for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, this is clearly at the top of the leaderboard, followed closely by the completeness of solution. While features and functions are indeed important, there is danger in making a decision solely on what you need today, because it might not be what or all that you need in the future.

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Achieving Technology Adoption

Change can be a daunting challenge for employees—and for the managers who must lead through it. In 2017, it is impossible to run a business without the expectation of change, especially in technology. Learn more about adopting new technologies in this white paper.

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The Collaboration Question

The word “collaboration” is nothing new to construction business owners. From titans of industry to owners of local two-person subcontracting shops, entrepreneurs agree that companies benefit from collaboration. Learn more about what collaboration really means in this latest report.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why You Can't Afford to Sit on an ERP Software Decision

When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will oftentimes choose to make no changes at all, and continue operating as is. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply “kicks the can down the road,” making the inevitable day of reckoning even worse.

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Construction Project Management on the Cutting Edge

The lifeblood of any construction company is the construction project itself. How those projects are managed can make or break the company. That makes project managers (or in some companies, project sponsors who oversee teams of project managers) arguably the most important role in an organization. Whereas others may be responsible for tasks or defined roles on the project, project managers must be somewhat of a “jack of all trades.”

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Managing Construction Equipment Costs - Getting to That 1%

If repair, maintenance, ownership costs, and accurate meter readings are diligently recorded for each piece of equipment, a company can actually predict, rather than guess, their equipment lifecycles and optimal returns on investments. Creating historical data on the cost curves for owning and operating heavy equipment allows much more informed decisions about when to invest more in their fleet or when certain machines should be sold. Contractors can avoid the common problem of waiting too long to replace a piece of equipment. Using more informed data and metrics to create equipment benchmarks, they know when a machine will become more expensive to keep than it is worth.

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The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Today’s information and decision-making are not the same as they used to be. The last 50 years of business technology have developed at an astounding pace—so quickly that it is hard to keep up. Download this industry white paper to learn more about the history of business intelligence and how it will be evolving in the future.

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The Truth About Collaboration - Taking Construction Project Collaboration from Concept to Reality

For a number of years now, there has been a lot of talk about collaboration, which has become a marketing buzzword and less of an idea of team unity. The problem with collaboration, like other words, is not the word itself but how it has been used. Collaboration, used as jargon simply offers no concrete examples of how we can effectively work better together.

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Why Every ERP Project Needs a Champion

It is clear that the most successful projects all have top level management that is fully committed to the project and visibly supports it by staying in tune with project progress keeping their involvement visible to the team and the entire company. Even though IT is an important participant in the selection and implementation of the system, they should not be the designated leaders – project leadership must come from the operations side of the business. After all, the users will have to live with the results and they will also dedicate the majority of the time and effort needed to bring the project to completion.

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