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How to Effectively Track Employee Time

Every business owner knows how critical it is to track employee time Whether it’s to assure expected productivity or that deadlines are met, you put profitability at risk if you don’t. If your staff punch a clock or log time against projects, accurate tracking is the foundation to meeting established goals. Additionally, customer satisfaction relies […]

Getting Everyone Onboard Before Implementing Software

When implementing software, your team will make it a success or complete waste of time and money. That’s why it’s essential to get buy-in from team members regarding the software change. Most people don’t like change. This fact is especially true if they feel the change is forced on them versus being actively involved in […]

Budgeting Your ERP Undertaking

Most business owners and managers acknowledge that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  software is an expensive necessity. To assure you aren’t overspending or wasting cash on an ERP system, you need to look for a management and cost total solution (PACManager, for example). Regardless of the system you choose, the following are factors to consider when […]

Reporting is the Difference Between Good and Bad Decisions

If you think waiting for days or weeks for reports is a little scary or missing data on reports is more scary, do you know what is the scariest of all?Every business has reports that it depends on to make decisions.  The scariest thing in business is having data that you trust, only to find out it wasn’t […]

How PAC Uses Processes and Reports for Effective Sales Meetings

What makes the PACManager process so effective? That is exactly the information we will reveal over the next several weeks. Spud introduces a five week series on the process and reports of PACManager, also referred to as PAC – a Process and Cost Management system.  Today, we will explore how processes plus reports make for effective weekly sales […]

Do Processes Fail People or do People Fail the Processes?

No matter how large or small a company is, team members and processes both evolve at different times and it is difficult to keep them both in sync.  Process management should be looked at like any other job in the company. There needs to be a person responsible for maintaining the documentation. Derek Sommer, Owner […]

Buyer Beware of SaaS for Workflow Tracking

Your business is unique and your software should be as well.  We have experienced countless counteractive scenarios with our clients who have first opted to purchase an off-the-shelf SaaS solution only to realize that it made things worse.  The true costs of “one size fits all” workflow solutions can be described in the following scenario:Say that you are a […]

Do You Accept Chaos In The Workplace?

While “embracing the chaos” is a nice catch phrase, the fact is, employees prefer defined processes. Successfully implemented processes are when everyone throughout the company knows what they are suppose to do, when to do it, and feel confident in the tools to get it done efficiently. Employees will often feel happier at work when they feel secure in their […]

Where To Start When Organizing Your Processes

Have you ever sat there, stared into the abyss and wondered how to begin to organize something?  The reason we often have that overwhelming feeling when it comes to organizing is because we have no idea where to start.  Particularly when organizing processes in the workplace, it can feel like you are in so deep that you have no idea […]

Organizing and Optimizing Your Processes

Last week we covered capturing all of your processes in a single location and format for easy access.  Now it is time to organize and establish optimum efficiency to ensure your processes are the most productive and resourceful as possible.As Bear Grylls would say, “Good things don’t come easy.”  This is not an easy task and will take some time.  It is crucial to […]