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Hitting a Salesforce User Adoption Home Run

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / February 23, 2017

A modern day update for the old “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” proverb might be: “You can implement the best technology on the market, but you can’t make Jim in Operations like it”. As technology implementers, integrators, and (sometimes) disruptors, we see a lot of this axiom being…

What I learned implementing NetSuite on-site at a manufacturer

By Elean Olguin / February 16, 2017

When I was asked to be on-site for a month at a client, the excitement grew as I began preparations for my upcoming trip to Los Angeles, California. As a NetSuite Consultant, on-site trips tend to range from a couple of days to two weeks at most; therefore, I knew that one month would be challenging but…

Why it Might Be Time for a Salesforce Re-Implementation

By Andrew Bryant / January 16, 2017

While this post’s title may make you break out in hives a little, it’s true that objectively looking at your Salesforce system, your initial goals for it, and how it’s working today may lead you to the conclusion that it’s time for a Salesforce re-implementation. Stop me if this sounds too familiar: A few years ago,…

How to Stop Procrastinating on Setting Salesforce Resolutions

By Karran Toffelmier / January 3, 2017

After dropping my son off at a play-date last week, I called my dad and mentioned my to-do list included writing a Salesforce New Year’s Resolutions blog post. I admitted that I kept putting it off and letting it fall to the bottom of my to-do list and my dad asked, “So, is the first…

2017 Technology and Manufacturing Trends Round-up

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / December 27, 2016

Welcome to the last week of December when the best-of, year-in-review, looking-ahead, and every other type of list comes out to summarize the current year, toss a bow on it, and move on to the next. ‘Tis the season, after all! While there’s no shortage of places to find these sorts of articles (some links below for…

Busting Data Integration Myths

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / November 15, 2016

Last week Luxent CEO Vivian Keena took on one of the biggest challenges in business today: how do you possibly make sense of and efficiently leverage your data? In a fantastic discussion with Actian Product and Technology Evangelist Mike Hoskins, Vivian talked through some of the scariest myths about data integration (briefly: it’ll take too…

Top 5 Resources for Developers New to NetSuite

By Andrew Barrera / November 3, 2016

As a longtime software developer and analyst, I recently began diving into the NetSuite platform. NetSuite offers very robust CRM and ERP solutions; however, getting started and knowing what to start with is very important to diminishing the learning curve. To this end, I have prepared this top 5 guide of resources for developers new…

Who’s on the other end of the phone? (And other questions to consider about your technology partner.)

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / October 27, 2016

As I was preparing for a Halloween scary movie marathon, I got to thinking about the cliche of a stalker/tormenter calling and breathing heavily into the phone, usually to terrorize someone trapped home alone, and just how horrifying it would be. In particular, my mind goes to Drew Barrymore in Scream which gave me nightmares for weeks. What…

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Dreamforce ’16 – 6 Quick Tips for Making the Most of the Biggest Salesforce Event of the Year

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / October 4, 2016

If you’re attending Dreamforce ’16 alongside 150,000 (or so) of your nearest and dearest Salesforce users, partners, staff, and press, you’re in for a wild ride this week! Here are some quick tips for making the most of the crazy days and nights ahead! Plan your travel time accordingly. I think this was the biggest…

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WebinarBuilt for NetSuite Apps: iQ CPQ and AvaTax

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / September 15, 2016

Apps Fulfill the Promise of the NetSuite Cloud

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / September 12, 2016

Check out the recording of our webinar with Avalara here.  When it comes to getting the most of your ERP investment, sometimes you have to look beyond the platform itself. Purpose-built applications, particularly those that are certified to work with your system, are the easiest way to seamlessly add functionality and improve your users’ experience.…

Big Data, Big Problems — Why data integration is the key

By Laura Monn Ginsburg / August 22, 2016

Did you know that data stored in enterprise applications is expected to grow by 50% each year to 40 zettabytes by 2020 (IDC)? I certainly didn’t know this fact and I definitely didn’t know that a zettabyte is a unit of information equal to one sextillion. Simply put, that’s a lot of data. With all that big data…

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