Over the past few weeks, Canadians have been bombarded by the vigorous efforts of each of the main political parties to garner their vote during the Federal election. The result last week culminated in not only a new government for Canada, but also a large increase in voter turnout.
Most companies collect mountains of data, with some not even realizing how much they really have. The challenge for most is to turn this valuable asset into something that generates dollars. Some companies sell their data or subsets of the data but for most of us, this is not an option. So how do we leverage this very real asset?
Are you listening to your data? It’s screaming to be noticed. It has a lot of stories to tell and wants to show you ways to better respond to challenges, seize opportunities, improve sales and marketing efforts and become more efficient and effective overall. Your data is waiting to talk to you, it just needs the proper platform with which to do so. Can you afford to ignore what it’s saying?
We hear it far too often. Your ERP system is not providing you with the quality reports you need so you’re shopping around to replace it or repair it. Guess what? You don’t need to do either!
Your system should support your business plan and it should support your other software systems. Perhaps your ERP system was never a good fit from the start or maybe it’s just not consolidating your data sources to help you make insightful decisions.
We’ve booked up our calendar for tradeshows, conventions and webinars over the next few months. On November 12th and 13th our Sales Department will be heading off to the 88th Annual Ontario Trucking Association Convention at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto.
How many stories do you remember from your childhood? I bet you can think of at least a dozen off the top of your head. And I bet you can tell me the specifics of each of those stories.
Now how many reports and presentations can you remember from the last year at work? You probably couldn’t tell me the specifics of even one.
Why is it that you can remember details from stories you haven’t heard in years and years, but not information that was presented to you just weeks or months previously?
Being a leader means spending a lot of time making decisions.
You know how important it is to have the data you need for decision-making. However, data alone often isn't enough for a decision to be made.
Decision-making is a complicated process. Everyone has a different method for making decisions they are confident with. Throw several people together who need to agree on one decision and the process becomes even more complicated.
Success in business depends on good observation skills and being aware of what’s going on around you. Changes in the economy, your industry, with you competitors or within your own company can happen quickly and you need to be agile and able to respond quickly.
Fancy you have good observation skills? Take the test below and find out how you measure up.
How’d you do? Did you pass? If you're like most of us, probably not.