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Diary of a Mad Sales Manager: I Need Integrated ERP and CRM!

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Russ Lesko, Sr. Business Consultant

Does this Mad Sales Manager sound like you? 

8:00am – You arrive at work. You look for that sales pipeline report that should be on your desk. You call Sales Administration and they say they did not get the spreadsheets faxed in from the western regions. You ask, “Why?” Crickets.

8:15am – You check your email. Right on schedule, you get two emails – one from the Mad Materials Manager and one from the Mad Financial Manager. (Remember them?) They both want to meet with you this morning.

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Diary of a Mad Financial Manager: I Need a Completely Integrated Business Software Solution!

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 11:30:00 AM by Russ Lesko, Sr. Business Consultant

Does this Mad Financial Manager sound like you? 

8:00am – You arrive at work. You open your office door and see 5 purchase requests and 4
expense claims slid under your door. Gee, you wish you didn’t play so hard with your kids yesterday. Your back hurts just trying pick these documents up.

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Diary of a Mad Materials Manager: I Need a Complete Manufacturing Software Solution!

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM by Russ Lesko, Sr. Business Consultant

Does this Mad Materials Manager sound like you?

8:00am – You arrive at work.

8:15am – You check your emails. Wisely, you’ve directed all emails coming from the sales and

8:30am – You start prepping for the daily 9:00am production status meeting. You are hoping that in the next 30 minutes, something will come up that will get you out of that 9:00 meeting.

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A Day Without Business Activity Monitoring: What If You Could Start Your Day Over?

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM by Macola
You arrived at the office late due to traffic, and you’re faced with an immediate situation. Your top salesperson is standing in your office and by the look on his face, he’s infuriated. He says, "It turns out that some raw materials didn't arrive yesterday and production cannot complete the work order." Yep, he’s mad. After all, all one of his top customers is expecting their order to ship today. Before you can sit down at your desk, in walks the CEO who just overheard the conversation. The CEO says, "I’m surprised to hear that our salesperson is the only person tracking orders!" Gulp!
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