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The Essentials of ERP – Free Kit

The Essentials of ERP, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your ERP related decisions. The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your ERP research: Can ERP Answer Your Business Needs? How Modern ERP Can Support Greater Customer Experience To ERP […]

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IRS reporting requirements

New IRS instructions give you health reporting to-do list

For years now, employers knew they’d soon have to start reporting their employee health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. And now — finally — you know how.    Earlier this summer, the feds offered some help: Draft forms were finally released of the information returns you and your finance staffers would have to use. […]

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When their ‘urgent’ email isn’t at the top of your list

Chances are you get hit with “urgent” email messages all the time. You may even get bombarded with them. Yet in most cases, many of those messages aren’t that critical. (The people sending them on the other hand think you should drop everything and deal with their issue immediately.) How do you respond tactfully and […]

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New federal reporting requirements coming Jan. 1

Not all industries are affected, but those that are must begin complying on Jan. 1, 2015: Workplace injury and fatality reporting requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA’s changed not only injury and fatality reporting requirements, but also the types of industries that are exempt because […]

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Think that IT project sounds affordable? Watch out!

IT/IS departments going over budget is nothing new. But it’s not just in-house spending and budgeting that CFOs should be worried about. Turns out that software and tech application projects end up costing businesses about 30% more then vendors originally estimate. Ouch! Even though vendors can crunch more data than ever before, they’re still underestimating […]

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When employees make threats: A cautionary tale

Will your company’s workplace violence policy protect your company from a lawsuit in the case of a worst-case scenario? And assuming your policy is sound, do managers and HR follow the policy if an employee threatens a co-worker? Consider this case: Two co-workers (we’ll call them Joe and Bill) at an Illinois company had difficulty […]

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Just harmless complaining? Don’t you believe it

There’s nothing wrong with employees griping about some work-related issue from time to time. It’s human nature for workers to complain. But when a staffer becomes a chronic complainer, he or she can easily affect the morale of other workers – and wear on your patience. Some studies suggest that influential people who have positive […]

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Using Accounts Receivable to Predict Churn

For subscription-based businesses, customer retention is critical. Having a product that keeps customers loyal can solidify your place in the market and keep revenue growing. Conversely, a high churn rate (a significant percentage of customers who discontinue service during a given time period) can kill your business. Unfortunately, churn rate is a lagging indicator – […]

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