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Is Your Branding Flexible Enough? - Brand consistency has never been more important for a company in today’s market. Although you may have an excellent grasp on your own brand have you considered how it is being represented across different contexts? Are users frustrated when viewing your website on different devices because it’s not responsive or it simply doesn’t work resulting in lost traffic and potential profits? A simple addition to your website, such as responsive branding, can have a huge effect overall.In the days before the Web branding was always essential for any company. Customers needs to recognize your company immediately with a quick glance. McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Microsoft—all companies who have spent millions of dollars and countless hours developing, supporting and evolving their brands over the years. So it makes sense that these companies, and many more, have moved forward ensuring that brand reception is congruent online as it is offline. So what is branding? Branding is more than just color
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Changes in the Landscape: More Millennials, More Online Buyers - What this Means for B2B and Your Business While mostly unnoticed, the millennial generation is buying for B2B and your business. By 2025, Millennials will form 44 percent of the workforce, and they are already having a direct or significant influence as they rise through the ranks. They are a substantial cohort, outnumbering the Baby Boomer generation (Pew Research). Understanding the Millennial B2B buyer journey is key to getting ahead of the coming change in B2B, primarily as existing B2B buying strategies (print media, direct mail, tradeshows, etc.) appeal to Generation X and Baby Boomers. A Digital Experience Influences Millennials We’ve heard it before—almost 75 percent of the buying decision is made online before the buyer even calls the supplier (Forrester). Moreover, the lines are increasingly blurring between B2B and B2C and millennials expect the same type of experience and engagement as they do with consumer brands. In a nutshell, the digital experience is the buying jo
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How to React to a Changing B2B Marketplace - The B2B marketplace is changing. New technologies, processes, and demographics have significantly altered how B2B buying decisions happen – from researching to decision-making. Technological advancements also enable new ways of doing marketing that can become game-changers for the industry. It is imperative for your company to keep up with these changes and tailor your marketing strategies. B2B buying behavior is no longer what it used to be. The purchase journey is no longer a face-to-face journey conducted by a senior executive who talks to one of your sales personnel. Rather, it has become a long online journey carried out by multiple people in varying positions. Let’s examine some trends that have altered the B2B landscape and their resulting implications for marketing: Demographics B2B buyers are increasingly younger. A 2014 study conducted by Google/Millward Brown Digital found that nearly half of all B2B researchers are millennials. This 18-34 year old demographic are digit
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Spark Business Growth with NetSuite’s Integrated Cloud Platform - Process automation, data consolidation, real-time decision making – these are some of the core reasons why business owners rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage their operations. From financials and customer service to supply chain and procurement, the most successful companies choose to eradicate disconnected systems in favor of a software solution built on a single platform. The latest segment in our regular Technology for Business Success series on Texas Business Radio highlights one of those products: NetSuite, the original cloud-based business management platform. In the video below, we talk about why NetSuite is an affordable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for small, midmarket businesses looking for a scalable alternative to accounting software. Your takeaway is learning what NetSuite offers in terms of savings and opportunity in infrastructure, database storage and overall process efficiencies. You'll also find out why it has thrived in the Inte
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What Does Cloud Mean For Your Business? - Business software has traditionally been available on premise, requiring us to license software, buy servers, and manage our infrastructure internally. Over the last few years this model has transformed to provide software and infrastructure in scale and volume for all sized businesses. This model is commonly referred to as cloud technology. Cloud is a creative buzzword used to describe the ability to provide efficient and accessible computing power to businesses and consumers at a low cost. In our latest series of Technology for Business Success hosted by Texas Business Radio, we are highlighting cloud technology and why some of the largest organizations in the world are managing very important workloads and applications, like ERP systems and financial data, in the cloud. In this 2-minute introductory segment, I discuss how far we've come with technology, from managing everything ourselves to a world where we essentially plug in and pay our monthly subscription. Watch the video below
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When State Auditors Head Out of State - Auditors are on the move. While most businesses expect (i.e., dread) to be audited by their home department of revenue, it often comes as a surprise to learn that state tax authorities routinely send auditors to, or hire auditors from, other states to capture unreported sales and use tax revenue. Some states go so far as to have remote offices. For example, the Texas Comptroller has audit offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. California has field audit offices in Chicago, New York, and Houston. There are Missouri Department of Revenue offices near Chicago, Dallas, and New York, while the Florida Department of Revenue has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburg. The Utah State Tax Commission doesn’t specify where all it has sales and use tax auditors but notes that they “spend a majority of their time at taxpayers’ offices looking at detailed sales and purchase transactions” and “travel to locations all over the
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The Rapid Acceptance of Cloud-Based Technology - It has taken a number of years for the concept of cloud technology to gain traction in the business world. But now with more and more companies releasing new cloud products to the market, including Microsoft's first cloud multi-tenant true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product (Dynamics 365), we are seeing a shift in acceptance. President and CEO, Ron Rand, was recently invited on the latest Texas Business Radio episode to talk about cloud-based technology and the rapidly accelerating pace of adoption, usage, and movement to the cloud. In the recorded video below, Ron discusses why we have seen an enormous shift in momentum over the last 6 to 12 months and what the widespread of cloud means for businesses moving forward. Here is a taste of what he has to say in this episode: "I don't think it's going to happen overnight. The advancements that we've seen in the last few months, from the launch of Dynamics 365 to Oracle's $9 billion acquisition of cloud innovator, NetSuite, is just the e
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The Rapid Acceptance of Cloud-Based Technology - It has taken a number of years for the concept of cloud technology to gain traction in the business world. But now with more and more companies releasing new cloud products to the market, including Microsoft's first cloud multi-tenant true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product (Dynamics 365), we are seeing a shift in acceptance. President and CEO, Ron Rand, was recently invited on the latest Texas Business Radio episode to talk about cloud-based technology and the rapidly accelerating pace of adoption, usage, and movement to the cloud. In the recorded video below, Ron discusses why we have seen an enormous shift in momentum over the last 6 to 12 months and what the widespread of cloud means for businesses moving forward. Here is a taste of what he has to say in this episode: "I don't think it's going to happen overnight. The advancements that we've seen in the last few months, from the launch of Dynamics 365 to Oracle's $9 billion acquisition of cloud innovator, NetSuite, is just the e
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Key Takeaways as a New NetSuite Partner at SuiteWorld 2017 - NetSuite held its annual partner and user conference, SuiteWorld, a couple of weeks ago. The event not only showcases NetSuite's latest functionality from the 2017.1 release, it provides new partners, like Rand Group, with an opportunity to learn about future plans and be exposed to thousands of customers and prospects in attendance. SuiteWorld in the Eyes of a New Partner We recently joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to broaden our technology profile and meet the growing demand for cloud ERP among midmarket companies. As a new partner, we have hit the ground running and it was a great opportunity to see it all come together at the conference. It was clear to see that NetSuite and Oracle are on an upwards path to growth, expansion, and continuous improvement. Here are some of our key takeaways from the event as a new NetSuite partner this year. Going Global with Oracle There has been some speculation going around about Oracle's strategic acquisition of NetSuite, but luckil
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Are You Capitalizing on Your Marketing Efforts? - Marketing as a discipline is sometimes viewed in a silo. Disconnected from the sales effort, marketing’s job is often seen as simply the function of getting a business noticed. Often times, little consideration is given to what happens during the transformation of a prospect from awareness of your business to passionate customer. And that presents a huge opportunity. To determine just how difficult lead handling can be for some organizations, Forbes commissioned a study to gain firsthand experience. The results were astonishing, in 35-65% of the cases, leads were never followed up with by sales, and of the ones that were, it took over 47 hours from inquiry to response. That’s a lot of opportunities wasted. How can you ensure you’re not squandering marketing dollars by losing the momentum of your campaigns at the pass off to sales? In this week’s Technology for Business Success Minute, I touch base on how you can leverage the workflows and processes inherent in a Customer Relat
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