What is a Customer Data Platform and How Does It Relate to Marketing Automation?

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Customer data platforms, or CDPs, are words you might have heard thrown around in discussions regarding marketing automation software. And we know that marketing (especially its automated cousin) is flush with data already. Yet, so much of that data remains worlds apart and disconnected from other strategic points of information. That’s where CDPs step in. We’ll take a dive into an emerging technology and examine how these new data platforms assist marketers and marketing automation as a whole.

Jason KellerWhat is a Customer Data Platform and How Does It Relate to Marketing Automation?
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10 Most Popular PPM Tools in 2020

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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a part of overall business planning that is taking off in the business world — it’s something that is expected to grow on the global market, a multibillion-dollar industry that adds specific kinds of functionality to business software.

The essential use of PPM tools relates to scheduling and general project management. By aggregating data and composing excellent reports and analysis, these tools can help companies track project progress through every stage. With transparent end-to-end process visibility, companies are able to make business processes more efficient, automate aspects of business, and otherwise innovate for the 21st century.

Khaleel Hayes10 Most Popular PPM Tools in 2020
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Process vs Discrete Manufacturing ERP: What You Need To Know

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Buying the proper ERP software for your process or discrete manufacturer is as overwhelming as buying a new car because there are so many bells and whistles to choose from. You need a system that meets your specific criteria – no more, no less. It’s crucial to understand what type of manufacturer you are and how you run your business, so you can choose the most accurate ERP system that aligns with your needs. Let’s review and break down process vs discrete manufacturing and how ERP systems enhance them.

Khaleel HayesProcess vs Discrete Manufacturing ERP: What You Need To Know
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Performance Management Trends For 2020

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The way we work is changing. Millennials now occupy the majority of the workforce, innovations in technology have changed the way we do business, and after all, it’s the year 2020 — the future has arrived. Perhaps this conjures up images of flying cars and robots, but we’re just referring to performance management trends. The new decade has brought a host of changes for performance management, and we asked industry leaders for their insight into the future of the market and associated performance management software.

Madeline ReinboltPerformance Management Trends For 2020
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What is DevOps? Definition, Benefits and Best Practices

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Residents of the software world know that new buzzwords seemingly appear out of nowhere, and just as suddenly proliferate news articles, water cooler banter and vendor FAQ sections. If you’ve heard the term DevOps being tossed around, you may think it’s just another hot topic that will succumb to time before long. However, this development method is taking everything from small development teams to large enterprises by storm and has only become more widely adopted since the term was coined in 2008 by Patrick Debois. So, what is DevOps, and how is it going to affect the future of development?

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Hunter LoweWhat is DevOps? Definition, Benefits and Best Practices
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CRM Requirements Checklist and Evaluation Template Document

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Picking CRM software is one of the most important choices you’ll make for your business. However, it can feel like a high-stakes game of Russian Roulette. Many companies have a difficult time finding the right solution. It costs too much or doesn’t have the capabilities they need or can’t be customized to fit their processes. You can avoid all of this by starting your search the right way: identifying your CRM requirements.

Zachary TotahCRM Requirements Checklist and Evaluation Template Document
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Inventory Audit Software: What It Is, Benefits, Procedures & Software Solutions

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Performing an inventory audit is like doing your taxes — it’s tedious, takes up too much time and leaves you exhausted. But it’s something you must do. Adopting inventory audit software or an inventory management system can save you from operational chaos. Thirty-four percent of businesses admit their products weren’t shipped on time because of unavailable items in their stock. When you don’t have a clear snapshot of your goods, you can’t satisfy your customers’ needs.

A direct solution to this problem is inventory audit software, which is specifically designed for managing these audits and streamlines the entire process while saving you time, effort and unnecessary stress.

Khaleel HayesInventory Audit Software: What It Is, Benefits, Procedures & Software Solutions
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What Is Cloud Performance Management?

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Performance management software is used to evaluate employees’ performance to improve productivity at your organization. It can help you determine which employees are top performers, and which employees may need some extra help. This information can help HR managers learn the best plan of action for running an efficient and productive team. Cloud performance management will allow you to access these tools anywhere you have an internet connection.

Madeline ReinboltWhat Is Cloud Performance Management?
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CMMS Trends: The Future of CMMS for 2020

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A new year means a new you: and new best practices for your maintenance management! Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) — a category which also includes enterprise asset management (EAM) software and facilities management (FM or CAFM) — is stepping confidently into the future. This article investigates the CMMS market, CMMS software trends for the 2020s, and expert input on what CMMS trends to expect in the coming years.

Bergen AdairCMMS Trends: The Future of CMMS for 2020
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HR Trends in 2020: The Future of Human Resource Management

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The last decade brought an avalanche of change to the HR industry and HR software in particular. The rise of artificial intelligence. The growth of the gig economy. The increased push towards greater diversity. And many other headline disruptors. As we turn the page into 2020 and a new decade, it’s only appropriate to look ahead for a glimpse of which HR trends will continue to drive transformation and which new trends will emerge to shape the future of work.

Zachary TotahHR Trends in 2020: The Future of Human Resource Management
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Talent Management Trends: The Intersection of People and Technology in 2020

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It feels like the HR industry has entered the realm of science fiction. Thanks to talent management software, we interact with chatbots, depend on AI applications to help source candidates, and train employees using virtual and augmented reality. But despite the digital disruption, managing your people has never been more important. We’ll explore the top talent management trends set to impact companies heading into 2020.

Zachary TotahTalent Management Trends: The Intersection of People and Technology in 2020
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Best DevOps Tools for 2020

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It’s time for another release event, and everyone is waiting for that last-minute problem to appear and spin everything into a chaotic race to troubleshoot. The development team says it isn’t their problem, and that the issue must have emerged thanks to something operations did. Operations points the finger back; it had to be something development messed up. If this story causes unpleasant feelings of deja vu, it may be time to shake things up. DevOps tools are an efficient way to get your development and operations teams on the same page and working collaboratively toward the same end goal — no more blaming required.

Hunter LoweBest DevOps Tools for 2020
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Recruiting Metrics: How to Measure the Success of Your Recruitment System

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As many recruiters and HR managers know, the moment your top candidate accepts your offer letter is the moment when a huge weight is lifted. Now that the position is filled with a candidate you feel confident about, it’s time to celebrate — so kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and congratulate your team on its newest member. For many businesses, recruitment software makes the process of finding great talent easier than ever, making the celebration of filling an open position even sweeter. However, can you ever really be certain that your recruitment system is working for you? Let’s talk about how to use recruiting metrics to measure the success of your system.

Tracking the recruitment metrics of your system involves far more than just answering the question of whether or not the tools help you find a candidate to fill the open position within your organization. There are a variety of factors to consider, from how many interviews you conduct during the hiring process to how well the candidate performs after you hire them. Overall, there are many components that you can measure to determine if your recruitment product is as helpful as you need it to be.

Mariah HansenRecruiting Metrics: How to Measure the Success of Your Recruitment System
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Transport Management System Requirements & Features Checklist

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With shipping costs on the rise, many companies are looking for every way possible to make up the costs. Hormel’s Chief Executive James Snee explains, “We’re thinking about minimizing miles, maximizing weights, how many days a week do you need delivery.” Luckily for Snee, that’s exactly what TMS software was built to do. These transportation management system requirements help manage and streamline your logistics, allowing you to save time and money.

Hunter LoweTransport Management System Requirements & Features Checklist
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How Supply Chain Automation is Changing the Landscape In 2020

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When the term automation comes up, most people experience a brief sci-fi laden slideshow in their heads. It’s the year 2020, humanoid robots take to the streets disrupting life as we know it and clashing with their old human masters. Lucky for us, when it comes to the world of supply chain automation, robots are more about increasing efficiency and less the whole enslaving humanity angle.

Hunter LoweHow Supply Chain Automation is Changing the Landscape In 2020
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5 Ways to Maintain Better Healthcare Information Security

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Throughout recent years, the use of technology in healthcare has become standard throughout the medical industry. With the increased use of medical software and heightened value of healthcare data, it’s critical to make efforts to better protect patient information. While security has always been one of the larger concerns regarding healthcare information technology, great strides have been made as of late to tighten up the protection of important data. Throughout this article, we’ll dive deeper into the importance of preserving healthcare information security.

Jason Keller5 Ways to Maintain Better Healthcare Information Security
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Insights into the 2020 Enterprise Asset Management Software Market

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The year is 2020, and the enterprise asset management market (EAM software) is booming. As the focus has moved from simple maintenance management to organization-wide asset management, the market has changed accordingly. We asked industry experts for their insight into current and near-future EAM market trends, EAM market size, the state of the market and more.

Bergen AdairInsights into the 2020 Enterprise Asset Management Software Market
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