In this 2-part series, we explore some hidden costs and risks associated with running older IT systems, also called “legacy” systems. Part 1 of 2: What are the hidden costs of older systems? Many businesses today are still using the same software systems they were using 10 or more years ago. They seem reliable, they …

In this 2-part series, we explore the issues companies face when relying on spreadsheets to manage their business. Part 1 of 2: Are you possibly using spreadsheets too much? We are all familiar with spreadsheets, such as Excel and other tables which can help you display and organize your company’s information. Spreadsheets are a great …

In this 2-part series, we explore the issues companies face when relying on spreadsheets to manage their business. Part 2 of 2: When should you stop using spreadsheets?(And how you can do it) Most organizations use spreadsheets in some capacity, since Excel reports and other data visualization tools are essential for managers to understand their …

A 5-part series to share some warning signs and explore how automation may help. Part 1 of 5: Is it time to ask the right questions? Do you ever get the feeling your business isn’t efficient, even though your people seem to be working hard? Do your internal order workflows or business processes take longer …

A 5-part series to share some warning signs and explore how automation may help. Part 2 of 5: Does your business feel slow or wasteful? (You probably aren’t wrong.) Perhaps you have a business process that takes too long – such as processing an order – and this process involves both people and computers. Nowadays, …

A 5-part series to share some warning signs and explore how automation may help. Part 3 of 5: Are your people making too many mistakes? (Maybe they can’t help it) Mistakes can happen when employees need to manually key in data, match records together, or need to manually track or transform data for your organization. …

A 5-part series to share some warning signs and explore how automation may help. Part 4 of 5: Are you “hitting a wall” or having trouble scaling your business? Have you noticed your personnel costs going up faster than your revenue or profits? Does it feel like your people are being slowed down by cumbersome …

A 5-part series to share some warning signs and explore how automation may help. Part 5 of 5: What does business automation look like? In our experience, automation can take many forms depending on your existing IT infrastructure and the various software programs you use to run your business. Every company is different, and solutions …