Adam Bluemner is a former managing editor for Software Connect. During his time at Software Connect, he researched software technologies and was featured on several industry podcasts. Adam is now senior director at Blackbaud and lives in South Carolina.
The digital age has put online businesses at risk from malware, phishing attacks, and ransomware. Use 7 best practices to protect your ERP software.
Too many manual processes putting the hurt on your financial management efficiency? Find out how to find and evaluate the right software to improve automation.
Construction billing isn’t easy. Learn about the three top methods of advanced, progress, and arrears to get a better understanding of your own processes.
Are you missing an opportunity to turn financial data into real business intelligence. Find out how to turn your income statement into a rich source of decision-making insights.
Which software tools are most critical to effective quality assurance and quality control work? I asked a Six Sigma master black belt to find out.
Read up on the profiles of the top management applications whose benefits every tech-savvy business leader should be aware of.
Explore how tying maintenance applications with manufacturing management software can improve quality by keeping machines running at optimal performance.
Find out where your state ranks in terms of the percentage of state-based companies actively seeking new business management software.
Putting together requirements documentation? Looking for an objective benchmark for comparing two programs? Read our list of the 100 top accounting software features.
Software industry experts share their best practices with MES buyers on how to find the right program to purchase and get the most out of it.
Think the end of support on XP is just something for IT to worry about? Think again. Continuing with XP is a risky financial move--but switching requires capex planning. Discover what you need to know.
Learn best practice qualification tips to make sure your ERP vendor selection isn't one that you'll come to regret.
CAD drawing software, CNC machining, and ERP platforms are necessary tools for most custom manufacturers. But Edmonton-based Lenmak Exterior Innovations explains how they've been able to accomplish the difficult task of automating their order process via integrating their most important hardware and software.
Integrating your ecommerce platform with your ERP solution allows for more accurate, complete, and efficient order processing and customer management. In this interview, Dean Pagliaro from Net@Work explains how to make it a reality for your business.
How can your non-profit use technology to tame the financial management challenges associated with fund restrictions, allocations, budgets, and grants? We spoke with Michael Blanton from Blackbaud to discuss.
Jake Rheude of Red Stag Fulfillment discusses how their order management platform helps them improve on-time, accurate order fill rates for their clients.
Distributors in the office products segment are among the most advanced when it comes to supply chain automation. Craig Greitzer from BMI explains why this is and describes some of the supply chain automation techniques that all distributors can take advantage of.
Find out how to get the most out of your ERP software demos when evaluating your software options.
Bitcoin accounting has been described as a nightmare. Is it?
The ability to quickly and easily source credible answers to tough financial questions is one of the most important responsibilities for any accountant. But have you been overlooking one of the best resources out there for professional accounting research?
The capabilities of accounting software options are very different than they were a decade, 5 years, or even a year or two ago. A handful of major trends are driving these changes in the market and deserve your attention.
How to best integrate ERP and e-commerce solutions is an issue that's far from settled. ERP analyst, Cindy Jutras, joins us to discuss where things are now and where they're going.
Is your own brain conspiring against success in your ERP software purchase? Probably! Find out about the decision making traps that can prevent a solid purchase.
Where will your company be in one year? How about three or five or ten? Find out how to prepare for whatever changes you encounter by figuring scalability into your ERP software decision.
What will tomorrow's accountants need to succeed? Software savvy might be at the top of the list.
Have you applied Theory of Constraints management principles to your business improvement efforts? If not, you should, says Richard Cushing of RKL solutions. Find out how in our interview.
Looking to hear what manufacturing leaders have to say about the benefits of using a capable ERP system? Look no further. Dig in to get perspectives on how top manufacturers are turning their software investments into real-world competitive advantages.
Bill on project work? Looking to reduce time to payment, improve risk management, and attract more customers? Progress billing software can help. Find out more.
Overwhelmed by the technical details involved in picking the right accounting program? Get quick tips on how to identify software that will get the IT department green-light.
If you had 30 seconds to describe it, what would you say? Check out how 20 top sources define ERP in 100 words or less.
Why fight fair? Tilt the playing field on competitors with software tools proven to lead to better sales results.
With a wealth of data visualization software available, learn how to take advantage of the chart types that will bring your data to life.
It's a simple safeguard that can save your business some big bucks. Find out more about an accounting software feature you shouldn't take for granted.
What should financial executives know about the emerging digital currency that everyone is talking about? Find out.
EMV chip cards, tokenization, P2PE, and even mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Wallet offer the promise of improved point of sale (POS) retail fraud protection.
The government is a bit conflicted about what constitutes a "small business." But it offers a few major definitions that are worth being aware of.
Access actionable tips for improving your effectiveness connecting with a key B2B market demographic: small businesses.
We spoke with cloud ERP providers, web designers, and security experts to pull together insights on what you should know about protecting your corporate data.
How are service companies using software to optimize their field service management? We connected with the company responsible for Service Pro software to find out.
Can you control who does what in your accounting software? Field-based security provides a method for complete control of user access and privileges.
Running multiple ERP deployments doesn't mean you have to struggle to generate, consistent consolidated financials. ERP expert, Dan Aldridge, joins us to discuss strategies to improve financial business intelligence that don't require giving up on existing investments.
What's the secret to keeping sensitive company data off risky consumer oriented web applications? Overly restrictive IT security measures often backfire. BYOD support for business application usage provides some unexpected security benefits.
The budgeting process is due for an update. Too often it's slow, doesn't protect against manual errors, and fails to accommodate unexpected changes in business conditions. 5 experts weigh in with concrete takes on advancing budgeting practices.
A 7 day reduction in the invoice cycle. Thousands of dollars of billable costs captured. Full solution deployment in a month. Order processing time cut in half. Find out how 4 printing businesses achieved these outcomes with new software solutions.
Working with variable weight products presents a number of business challenges. The right catch weight capable software can help solve them. Ensuring accurate invoices, maintaining correct stock counts, and precisely valuing on-hand inventory are a few of the positive outcomes related to selecting a catch weight enabled software system.
The average product recall costs $10M. Discover the software-based strategies your wholesale company can employ to minimize recall fallout.
Holidays are a break from the norm. But when it comes to payroll, a break from the norm can mean an increased opportunity for issues and errors. Keep your payroll on-track and employees happy by optimizing your handling of holiday pay.
Is having the right tools to accomplish the job important? Of course! For start-up success, capable accounting and business management software is indispensable. There are several things that every entrepreneur should be aware of when selecting software, though.
Could technology be the cure to your collection management issues? Discover software tricks and tools designed to keep overdue customer payments to a minimum.
Selecting an ERP vendor? Find out the 6 underrated questions you can ask to make sure you make the right ERP software vendor selection.