As the industrial world evolves, its impact on the environment becomes more and more evident. We recognise the devastating effect of chemical pollutants on our air, our water, and the land itself. The world reacts to practices that deplete the ozone layer, affect the food chain, and endanger the oceans.
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.
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
Established in 1935, Haymes Paint is one of Australia’s leading independent paint manufacturers. The business is famed for its innovative product development and heritage colour ranges enabling the restoration of historic Australian homes. With an annual turnover of less than $100 million, and employing over 190 staff nationally, Haymes Paint is a true-blue Australian success … Read moreHaymes Paint – True blue success with Pronto Cloud
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.
Though product recalls are never desired, they do happen. Your company’s response can make the difference between being the role model and losing market share or even being displaced from the market.
To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials because they provide lower manufacturing costs or better products than available domestically. Purchasing products from other countries, however, contains many hidden costs that must be accounted for. … Read moreTotal cost of goods shipped: A guide to better sourcing decisions