3 03, 2016

Core Values: How Do You Measure Them?

2018-08-15T15:22:49-05:00 By |Core Values, Employment Brand, Proactive Action|0 Comments

Core values are the driving force of many organizations – or they’re intended to be, anyway.  In my earlier post about your Employment Brand, I stated that the decisions you make about your financial management software can have a huge impact on your employment brand. To drive the point home even further, I’ve turned to [...]

17 02, 2016

Manual Data Entry – a Red Folder Story

2018-08-15T15:24:24-05:00 By |Business Process, Management by Spreadsheet, Red Folder Diary|0 Comments

The following is an actual story sent to us as part of the Red Folder Challenge. As always, Adaptive Road has altered some details to protect the privacy of the submitter and the submitter's organization. I'm the Sales Admin at a good-sized professional services firm. We have about 150 consultants and currently eight people on [...]

28 01, 2016

Spreadsheet Errors that Changed The World

2018-08-15T11:30:17-05:00 By |Management by Spreadsheet, Management Software|0 Comments

When we were doing research for The Hidden Dangers of Spreadsheets, we found a plethora of examples of spreadsheet errors that changed the world – or some portion of the world, anyway. Of course only the biggest, scariest, and most public spreadsheet errors get the press. Just think about what could happen in your world [...]

21 01, 2016

Employment Brand is Tied to Management Software Decisions

2018-08-15T14:49:08-05:00 By |Employment Brand, Management Software, Transparency|0 Comments

Employment brand:  The signal that your organization gives off to the rest of the world – particularly to your current and future employees. Is your company a place where they want to work or would want to work? While some companies are actively engaged in positioning and promoting their employment brand, other companies, frankly, are [...]

12 01, 2016

QuickBooks Transition: One Mistake that Breaks Hearts

2018-08-15T15:25:50-05:00 By |Management Software, QuickBooks Transition|0 Comments

Mistakes in life fall into two main categories - those you can fix, and those you must simply wait out, hoping they fade from the collective consciousness for one reason or another. Both categories can be found pretty much anywhere - from sports (making an error vs making a game-losing error) to birthday parties (eating the [...]

9 01, 2016

Business Process Ugly – The Red Folder Story

2018-08-15T15:26:36-05:00 By |Business Process, Red Folder Diary|0 Comments

A manufacturing equipment reseller takes in used equipment on a daily basis to be refurbished, repaired, and updated so it can be re-sold. It's the core business - how they make money. Here’s how the business process was set up: Each piece of equipment went through an initial assessment which generated a variety of printed [...]

8 01, 2016

Decision Making: What If It Were Easy?

2017-08-03T16:22:04-05:00 By |Decision Making, Management Software|0 Comments

Decision making – in most companies, this is the single most difficult process as well as being the single most undocumented, undiscussed, and un-agreed-upon process in the organization. Books have been written, courses created, and everyone from Dale Carnegie to Patrick Lencioni to Ken Blanchard to the business coach with an office down the hall [...]

12 12, 2015

Outgrown QuickBooks? Time for a Change?

2018-08-15T15:38:06-05:00 By |Management Software, QuickBooks Transition|0 Comments

Your QuickBooks system may not be as functional for you as it first was, but how can you tell if you have, in fact, outgrown QuickBooks? As they grow, many companies add a new businesses or business units, additional stores, manufacturing facilities or distribution centers, suppliers, and partners. QuickBooks’ capacity to track each entity individually [...]

9 11, 2015

NetSuite Implementations: When Saving Time and Money Hurts You

2018-08-15T15:39:09-05:00 By |NetSuite Implementation, Saving Money|0 Comments

When it comes to NetSuite implementations, we have seen the good, the mediocre, and the indifferent. There are some NetSuite implementers who do a really great job (and, not to be immodest, we’re one of them), but there are others who simply aren’t providing the right service for their customers. Now, before you read any [...]