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Software Suppliers: 9 Tips for Shortlisting a new one

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Companies today face increasing attention from suppliers vying for their attention; from mobile app developers and bespoke software experts to cloud computing providers and integration platforms. How do you find the right software supplier for your business? In this blog we outline 9 quick tips on what to look for from your next software supplier.
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10 reasons to automate your spreadsheets

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You may be using spreadsheets as a central data repository but as your business grows, the amount of information on the spreadsheet grows as does the number of people that need access to it. This can cause problems for reporting and efficiency. In this article we outline 10 key warning signs that your spreadsheet is crying out to be automated.
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6 signs that your software support provider is not delivering

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If you're using an external software supplier, do you sometimes feel that their support service is inconsistent? This could cause problems for both the health of your systems and the productivity of your business. In this article we highlight the 6 key warning signs you should be looking out for if you are concerned about the support provided by your software supplier.
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How to share data within your organisation

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Where new systems aren’t configured to automatically share data between them, there is a high risk of unreliable and inaccurate reporting but also an increase in manual processes - the rekeying of data between front end and back end systems is time consuming and inefficient. In this blog we outline 3 cost effective strategies for sharing data within an organisation.
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What to do when you lose faith in your software supplier

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Sadly we speak to many clients who have made the perfect supplier selection but who have ended up with developers that had specific skills leave or suppliers that have become complacent and stopped providing the levels of service expected. In this blog we outline 3 options available to you when you've lost faith in your software supplier.
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5 signs that you need to review your data strategy

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Nowadays data is the foundation of success. In particular, the ability to capture, maintain and analyse data. However, how do you know if your organisation is efficiently and more importantly, profitably using data? To help answer this question, in this article we outline the 5 key warning signs that highlight if your data strategy is in need of a review.
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What is SharePoint?

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SharePoint has been around for a while but trying to define exactly what it does is not always straightforward. In this article you will learn exactly what Microsoft SharePoint is, how it could improve your organisation and hear about a real life example of SharePoint in action for The Prince's Trust.
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What is bespoke software development?

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There are lots of comparisons between bespoke software development and buying a prepackaged solution off-the-shelf. But what does bespoke software development actually mean? Does it live up to the preconceptions? Discover all about it in this article.
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