Wholesale businesses are used to dealing with challenges. Inbound freight delays, finding new customers, and retailer price pressure are all common issues faced by wholesale distributors. Continual technology advancements have facilitated a new set of consumer behaviours, and these are increasingly impacting business to business (B2B) trading relationships.
The retail environment has seen a multitude of changes over the last decade. From the evolution of e-commerce to social media and mobility, there are now many more variables to consider beyond bricks and mortar. This has led retailers to adopt a new ‘omni-channel’ philosophy that gives customers the ability to interact and transact with … Read moreOmni-Channel Retailing and its impact on your retail value chain
CEOs are responsible for the difficult choices – and often these choices are thrust upon them by issues that affect the business world at large. Many of these issues will be familiar to readers of this report. Though generally robust and stable, the Australian economy appears to be progressing through a period of uncertainty, buffeted … Read moreRisks and opportunities: The five key concerns of Australian CEOs in 2016
Last year ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Weak international trade and subdued investments affected global growth, bringing it to its slowest pace since 2009. The outlook for 2017 seems slightly brighter, but a number of unknowns loom on the horizon. From unpredictable political leaders to unclear economic policies and unresolved geopolitical … Read moreUncharted Waters: How uncertainty will shape Australian CEOs’ leadership priorities in 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Pronto Software has worked with The CEO Institute to conduct a survey of its members. During The CEO Institute Summit in 2018, more than 250 senior leaders across Australia, from diverse industries shared their feedback about: The most significant trends or challenges they expect their business to face in 2018 … Read moreBusiness takes back control: Australian leaders gear up for growth
There comes a time when most successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to make some hard decisions. If they want to continue to grow and maintain a competitive edge, they can no longer rely on small-scale IT platforms or disconnected software applications to handle their increasingly complex business processes.
Cloud-based infrastructures allow businesses to reap the benefits of reduced capital expenditure and IT maintenance costs, and free up chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on IT strategy and other activities with higher business value. However, although businesses continue moving to the cloud, many still harbour concerns over performance and security. How can a system … Read moreERP performance and security considerations for cloud and on-premises deployments
Business growth can create increasingly complex internal processes. At a certain point, this mounting complexity makes it necessary for businesses to adopt more sophisticated business management software. This is where enterprise resource planning (ERP) comes into play.
How Australian retailers can leverage technology to stand out in a competitive environment. The proliferation of digital technologies has transformed the Australian retail sector.
There is no debate that the business environment is changing rapidly. While each industry faces its own unique challenges, three major trends are making it increasingly complex for businesses to plan for the future. Economic uncertainty continues to complicate operations for businesses around the world. Large organisations are beginning to face disruption from smaller, more … Read moreTransform your business with smart technology