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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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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CRM Automation: What It Is, What It Does and How It Can Benefit You

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CRM software has become almost legendary at this point. You’re probably familiar with the common benefits touted — data organization, improved sales performance, higher customer retention and so on. Well, you can add several more things to that list, thanks to CRM automation.

Zachary TotahCRM Automation: What It Is, What It Does and How It Can Benefit You
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ERP Trends: What You Should Know for 2020

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An ERP software system is often one of the biggest investments a company will have to make. Not only is it a major financial decision, but an effective solution can impact all parts of your business, like human resources, accounting, manufacturing, marketing and more. As such a critical component of business, buyers should research not only what’s currently available, but also what ERP software trends are coming down the pipeline.

To help our readers out (and sate our own curiosity), we spoke with several leaders about what ERP trends we might see in 2020 and the years to come. Between a movement to the cloud, disruption cycles, competition from Amazon and more, it looks like 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for ERP.

Kim O'ShaughnessyERP Trends: What You Should Know for 2020
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CMMS Open Source: Is It Worth It?

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Companies looking for CMMS software, or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, can face some significant decisions. This type of enterprise resource can be tremendously valuable and save enormous amounts of time, effort and money. One of the most significant choices that goes into considering a CMMS system is whether to go with proprietary licensed products or CMMS open source software.

Bergen AdairCMMS Open Source: Is It Worth It?
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API Management Tools: Top Software Solutions and What to Look for

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APIs are a great way to streamline integrations with other vendors and incorporate increased functionality and relevant data to your system. However, it can get tricky to manage all of the APIs that you use and, if you publish, those that you’re building or have published. This is why API management tools are a huge time-saver that many companies utilize. We’ll briefly go over some of the features and specific software available for API management, but if you want to go more in-depth, check out our extensive primer.

Lindsey JenkinsAPI Management Tools: Top Software Solutions and What to Look for
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EHR Incentive Program & Why It Pays To Participate

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With the increasing popularity of electronic health records (EHR software), you’ve most likely heard of an EHR incentive program — government incentives that come with the implementation and use of such systems. While software solutions already provide a number of advantages for a variety of health organizations, these monetary incentives provide additional benefits for healthcare professionals.

Jason KellerEHR Incentive Program & Why It Pays To Participate
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The Current State of the CPQ Market

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CPQ strategies continue to bring greater accuracy and speed to every aspect of sales cycles, from pricing to product configurations. Considered to be one of the hottest areas of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), CPQ strategies are unique in that they provide unequivocal evidence of their value across an enterprise. The more complex the sales cycles, product configurations and channel selling structures, the more CPQ selling strategies pay off. Gaining greater insights into customer requirements and being able to quickly anticipate and act on their needs is essential for winning additional deals.  CPQ is the catalyst of sales growth many companies need to excel at, as every aspect of customer relationships is becoming more complex, faster and more context-driven than ever before.

Louis ColumbusThe Current State of the CPQ Market
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Field Service Route Optimization and Planning Software

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Like most production industries, the transportation sector is facing challenging times. Rising fuel prices and tighter profit margins are forcing businesses to evolve and diversify. For instance, according to market research, there has been a substantial increase in the number of shippers outsourcing their transport needs to third-party logistics providers.  

SelectHubField Service Route Optimization and Planning Software
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Medical Clinic Software: Essential Features and Differences

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The use of medical clinic software, also referred to as medical practice management software, has become increasingly popular throughout recent years. As health organizations look to become more efficient, medical clinic software vendors, too, are constantly adapting to meet this goal. Medical facilities use these solutions to streamline workflow, automate tedious tasks and provide greater quality healthcare.

Madeline ReinboltMedical Clinic Software: Essential Features and Differences
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Food and Beverage ERP Software: Challenges, Opportunities & Selection Tips

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The food and beverage industry is evolving rapidly. A whole new set of consumer demands has recently emerged due to changes in interests and technological advances. Trends like health and wellness, shifting lifestyles, changing preferences, food safety, sustainability and technology have all received a heightened amount of visibility. In addition to these trends, we have mounting concerns of ever-changing and new regulatory acts as well as food safety. All of these challenges can be managed with the investment in technologies such as an ERP software system (enterprise resource planning)

Let’s break down how food ERP software can aid in these challenges.

Madeline ReinboltFood and Beverage ERP Software: Challenges, Opportunities & Selection Tips
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EDI Requirements Checklist and Template

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Electronic data interchange (EDI) technology goes back as far as the 1960s, yet it’s still a common tool used by many businesses today. What has prolonged its life is its security, reliability and ubiquitous presence. And while many have spoken of API’s ability to replace EDI software, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon.

The EDI market is projected to be worth nearly six billion dollars by the year 2025 with 85 percent of the industry utilizing the technology today. As a result, it’s still a smart move to invest in these tools. To help you out on your software selection journey, we’ve compiled a checklist of popular EDI requirements. Use it to compare vendors to get a system that perfectly fits your needs.

Kim O'ShaughnessyEDI Requirements Checklist and Template
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