Navigate a Changing Landscape with the Right Distribution ERP Software

October 08, 2016

The distribution industry has experienced a period of dramatic change  in the last 15 years and it doesn't look like stopping now. With the culmination of increased consumer demand alongside significant advances in technology, distributors wouldn't recognize the 1999 version of themselves if they walked back into their old operating environment. These changes in consumer behavior are presenting new challenges for distributors to compete while maintaining profitability. 


Achieving Effective Collaboration through Social ERP Software

September 17, 2016

To grow in a competitive market, manufacturers and distributors should do whatever they can to encourage and facilitate collaboration between their stakeholders. One particular way they can achieve this is through their ERP software. Since the beginning of time humans have been collaborating. The simple concept of working together to achieve an outcome exists all around us, every day. The real challenge isn't to collaborate, but to do so in a way that generates great results.


Aged Care Software for a Growing Market

September 14, 2016

From speaking to our clients, we understand the common desire to grow, and with our ageing population, aged care is hardly a shrinking market. For those organizations that can adequately prepare for growth and take advantage of the opportunities that come their way, the upsides are significant. From speaking to our clients, we understand the common desire to grow, and with our ageing population, aged care is hardly a shrinking market.


Seven considerations for the ERP evaluation process

September 12, 2016

Selecting a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution can be a large undertaking. There are many factors that need to be considered, and there is a lot on the line-for both the business' potential for growth, and the people overseeing the selection process. It is very important that the selection process offers evidence of due diligence. But how do you know what that due diligence is? 


Improving Quality of Aged Care through Software

September 02, 2016

In its discussion paper titled Let's talk about quality the Australian Government's Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) made steps to establish and promote ideas of quality to providers of aged care services. This can have several perceived knock-on effects for your aged care software selection. As a key facilitator of aged care services, your software solution is a serious investment in your ongoing success. 


The Olympics Reminded me Why Aged Care Software Planning is Important

August 25, 2016

Watching the Olympics over the last few weeks acted as a scary reminder of how quickly the years fly by. It does not feel like 16 years ago that the nation was a buzz with the Sydney Olympics and now here we are waving goodbye to Rio. 

So, when I was reading some data this week on population projections, it didn't feel out of place to consider projections for the next twenty-five to fifty years to be relevant for what we are doing today. As reported by The Australian Government Treasury, our population is ageing, predominately because of two key factors. 


How ERP Software Can Make Your Business More Connected

August 19, 2016

At times I feel like the business world is simultaneously becoming more connected and less connected. Technology has revolutionised the business world in numerous ways, such as breaking down geographical and language barriers. This opens up enormous potential for business to be done on a scale unlike any generation before us. However, poor use of technology can also breed habits of anti-socialness which can cause us to miss out on innovation resulting from collaboration.  Remember what it was like to go out for lunch with a group of people and have each other's undivided attention.


The Importance of Aged Care Financial Management Tools

August 17, 2016

Managing finances for an aged care organization is a tough task. Dealing with funding restrictionschanges to government legislationstaff issues, and general business pressures doesn't exactly lack in the challenge department. 

It is important to understand that improving financial success is not a destination reserved solely for large aged care organizations. 

Essentially, it is the organisations which have strong disciplined management that have a greater likelihood of higher financial performance. 


How ERP Software Helps Decision Makers

July 25, 2016

Making good decisions is undoubtedly a skill that you develop over time. Managing risk, drawing on the knowledge of the right people, resource management, and learning from previous experiences are all elements of a good decision maker. However, arguably one of the most important factors in effective decision making is having timely access to accurate data


Why Mobility is an Important Component of an Effective ERP Software Solution

July 11, 2016

Whether you are on the train, in line at the café, or at the footy, look around and you will see people on their smartphones or tablets. The Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey 2015 reports that there are approximately fifteen million smartphones in use in Australia, resulting in 440 million daily glances at our devices. 


Is Your Wholesale Distribution Software Holding You Back?

July 07, 2016

Continually improving warehousing practices, adopting better transport solutions, constantly upgrading technology, and developing higher performing teams, are all elements in the mix for those wanting to reach their full potential. I can't think of many more demanding environments than those experienced by the modern day wholesale distributor.


Why Aged Care Software Integration is so Important

June 30, 2016

I feel that terms such as integration and best practice fall victim to being part of a collection of over used business jargon. Unfortunately, when terms like this are thrown around too much we can become numb to instances of legitimate use. Hopefully that hasn’t happened to a level that has you ignoring the importance of aged care software integration, because doing so can have significant impacts. Let me explain why.