How to choose the right CRM (Bonus Сhecklist Included)

These days a CRM isn’t just a luxury — it forms the cornerstone of your entire workflow, helping (or hindering) the effectiveness of your sales process.

That’s why choosing the right customer relationship management solution can feel like a huge undertaking. You’ve got to think about whether the functionality fits the way you work, how to get your team on board and if it’s a worthwhile investment of time and money. Pair that with the fact that there are literally hundreds of CRMs to choose from, and shopping for a CRM can be downright overwhelming.

But don’t put it off. The sooner you find a CRM, the sooner you can start enjoying the perks of a more systematized and transparent sales process. If you follow the tips below, you’ll find that searching for the right CRM can not only be painless, but even enjoyable.

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A Manufacturer’s Guide to Growing Profitably

This eBook and research identify five key factors that growing manufacturers believe contributed to their business growth last year, and five risks that manufacturers believe may prevent or weaken growth in the following year.

Even if you do your best to try to plan for future growth, there will be surprises along the way . This eBook highlights the importance of being able to plan accurately for growth, and suggests areas of your business that you can critique to assess your ability to effectively plan for growth . It also identifies the risk factors and consequences that manufacturers who don’t plan for growth leave themselves open to .

The eBook concludes that, whether addressing risk factors or embracing growth factors, it’s their IT systems that will make or break manufacturers’ growth ambitions . With the right IT in place, they’ll be able to make better and faster decisions, helping them provide better and faster service to customers even as they grow, increasing their agility and their profitability .

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Cloud ERP for Job Shops and Manufacturers

In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve the bottom line. Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively. Yet, a large percentage of manufacturers have held back from implementing an ERP system due to high initial costs, long implementation times, and competing demands for time and resources.

This paper describes how the Software as a Service (SaaS) model (more commonly known as ‘the cloud’) delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and manufacturers. It also details cloud deployed Epicor ERP meets the needs of job shops and manufacturers. Job shops and manufacturers can leverage Epicor ERP—and cloud technology to ‘punch above their weight’—increasing effectiveness.

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Become a high-growth manufacturer

High-growth companies are powered by people who understand what it takes to get set for growth—individuals with the vision and drive to take their business to the next level. We call these people the Grow Getters.

Grow Getters know what growth looks like for their business and how to achieve it. They invest where it counts and have an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that gives them the essential visibility and agility needed to act for growth.

Discover the 10 characteristics that set the Grow Getters apart from their competitors…

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Teleretinal imaging enables detection of diabetic retinopathy in primary care settings

Change is required to eradicate diabetic retinopathy as a leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness. Teleretinal imaging in primary healthcare settings provides an option to improve early detection of diabetic retinopathy in patients living with diabetes.

  • With early detection, 95% of vision loss can be prevented.1
  • Achieve 90% compliance with diabetic retinal exams in one year.2
  • Improve value-based quality measures and population health management
  • Preventive intervention is key, as diabetic retinopathy is often asymptomatic; many patients are not even aware of their condition until it is advanced. Early detection in primary care settings helps to ensure vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy is identified early enough to prevent blindness.

    Download the whitepaper “The new front line for preserving vision in diabetic patients”.

    Featured Expert: Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    1 National Eye Institute, Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease. https://nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.

    2 Mansberger SL, Gleitsmann K, Gardiner S, Sheppler C, Demirel S, Wooten K, Becker TM; Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Examinations: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Telemedicine and e-Health. December 2013, 19(12): 942-948. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0313.

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Imagining Apps for the Event-Driven World

PubNub set out in 2009 to develop a Data Stream Network (DSN) for developers to build realtime apps as easily as building a web page, without worrying about security, reliability, or scalability. The PubNub DSN provides global cloud infrastructure and key building blocks for realtime interactivity, and lets developers focus on customer innovation.

Download this whitepaper to find out more about the five emerging app features that PubNub can help you implement into your apps!

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Strings Management Manifesto

The effect of text strings on the User Experience is undeniable, but not many companies have the time or resources to spend on perfecting UI content. When the responsibility to write, edit and update text strings falls on engineers, it is tough to spend adequate time on content strategy and optimization - not to mention the drain on already time-constrained developers. The ideal solution is one that enables both engineers to manage strings more effectively and non-technical product team members to manage them without reliance on developers. Learn how to centrally manage your strings, automate UI content updates and elevate your product content with the help of AI and emotional tone analysis.

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You Had me at Hello

How big of an effect do the words in your UI have on your users? Is the effect positive or negative, does it encourage engagement and continued use or cause frustration and dismissal? If the words in your product aren’t yet a priority, they should be. Words are four times more likely to convert a user to action than design elements, but the effort required to make even simple UI content changes prevents most companies from digging in and spending time on this critical driver of UX. That can change, when text strings are brought out of source code and into the light of day, or really, a single platform where non-technical team members can edit and update at will. Learn more about the impact the words in your UI have on UX and how a strings management platform can help you take product content to a new level.

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Introduction to Strings Intelligence

Every company with digital products or applications is managing strings, whether they acknowledge it or not. Proper strings management is a pervasive issue that has gone unnoticed or untackled as most teams rely on developers to write, edit and maintain text strings and UI content. Luckily, manual text string updates made in source code are no longer required, and it starts with central strings management. Read more to learn what strings management is, how it benefits product teams and the basic principles of a strings management platform.

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Unlock the Power of Data Capital to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Every industry is undergoing change in this digital economy. IDC estimates by 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized.

Download this webcast from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.

Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Contrast Assess

Contrast Assess transforms an organization’s ability to secure software by making applications self-protecting.

This whitepaper will cover how Contrast Assess’ unique Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) architecture makes software capable of assessing itself continuously for vulnerabilities, while providing the highest accuracy, efficiency, and coverage.

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Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)

Software affects virtually every aspect of an individual’s finances, safety, government, communication, businesses, and even happiness. Individuals need to trust software — and it makes one feel less safe when it is misused or causes harm to others. So, in response to these concerns, Contrast Security created interactive application security testing (IAST) software called Contrast Assess, that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Contrast Assess is accurate, easy to install, simple to use and scalable

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5 RASP Facts That Transform Your Application Security Program

This brief outlines 5 facts Application Security professionals must know about Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP). RASP is an emerging technology that provides visibility into application attacks and other security events, and quickly easily stops hackers.

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Vienna Scientific Cluster’s The Immersion Supercomputer: Extreme Efficiency, Needs No Water

The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), created to satisfy the demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) of a consortium of five Austrian universities, released a competitive tender to build the most powerful supercomputer in Austria. However, this was not your regular competitive bid process where systems that meet the minimum requirement compete purely on the bid price. The VSC took a long-term perspective towards cost and performance, they defined very specific targets and tests that reflected the long-term cost of the system. GRC came together with ClusterVision, Intel, and Supermicro to create a custom solution that came out well on top of the competition.

This paper will explore how GRC’s technology helped dramatically reduce the upfront cost and energy consumption of the system. Thereby allowing reallocation of capital towards more computing power

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