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Nov 19 2015

Cloud ERP is for Everyone (Except when it isn’t)


The Cloud has been touted as a panacea for the struggles of efficiently running a business—but is it really reasonable to expect a mystical Cloud-based solution to solve everyone’s problems completely? The fact is, many providers focus so much on using Cloud infrastructure, that it comes at the cost of building out robust functionality that…

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Written by Aaron Korsen Aaron Korsen

Oct 28 2015

5 Treats for Using NetSuite this Halloween

B2B, ERP, NetSuite

tricks for NetSuite ERP setup

As someone who’s spent a career working with ERP platforms, I know that they can sometimes be frustrating. They’re so powerful and have so much information that it can be difficult to get where you want to go. With Halloween coming up, I’ve compiled some tricks and treats for users getting started with NetSuite and…

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Written by Heather Dusterberg Heather Dusterberg

Oct 13 2015

Five Tips for Showing Marketing ROI in Salesforce

B2B, Salesforce, Salesforce Tips & Tricks

salesforce marketing report roi

If you’re a marketer starting to think about hunkering down with several pumpkin spice lattes and Excel spreadsheets (recommended ratio = 2:1) to crank through your 2016 budget projections, we feel your pain. It’s that time of year when you need to show your marketing ROI and Salesforce is just the platform to help. Our…

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Written by Meredith Fay Meredith Fay

Oct 7 2015

What have you done for me lately? And other fun questions marketing gets asked in Q4

B2B, Salesforce, Salesforce Tips & Tricks

salesforce reports marketing

Here we are, Q4. Some people love this time of year—autumn changes, holidays ahead, a slightly slower pace of crazy…what’s not to love? For a lot of us in marketing, there’s plenty. It’s not that we don’t love budgeting and planning for the coming year (believe me, Excel, PowerPoint, and I are likethis), it’s the…

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Written by Laura Monn Ginsburg Laura Monn Ginsburg

Sep 30 2015

Salesforce Reports 101

Salesforce, Salesforce Tips & Tricks

Salesforce Reports and Bucket Fields Video

How often do we just skate by with whatever platform or computer program our job—or life!—requires? You learn just enough to get what you need out of it, and that’s it. You need to run formulas in Excel? You Google the question you have, find the formula, and call it good. Need to run a…

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Written by Laura Thompson Laura Thompson

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