Merit Matters Blog - Merit Solutions

28
Jul

Will This Approach Help Your Organization COPE with Mobility?

Mobile devices are a boon to today’s workforce. They enable them to work faster, more productively, and more efficiently than ever before. The benefits of mobile technologies are abundant (and abundantly clear) to the enterprise.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t drawbacks to the influx of mobile devices in the workplace. Businesses must figure out how to manage and secure them. Over the past few years, companies have developed several approaches to managing mobility. One of them is COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled). Read on to learn whether it’s a good fit for your organization.

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26
Jul

Is CYOD the Right Choice for You?

When it comes to choosing a mobility policy for your company, you have several options. Your choices can be overwhelming, and it can seem as though you’re swimming in an alphabet soup. The process of identifying the right mobile technology policy for you doesn’t have to be daunting. Read on to learn more about why choose-your-own-device (CYOD) could be the best fit for your firm.

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25
Jul

Everything You Wanted to Know about BYOD (But Were Afraid to Ask)

If you do an online search for the term “BYOD,” you’ll get two types of results. The first category will talk about how wonderful BYOD is, while the second will bemoan the security risk and burden BYOD creates for companies. BYOD is neither wholly good nor absolutely terrible – the reality is a bit more complex. Read on to learn about the benefits, risks, and best practices associated with BYOD.

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19
Jul

Merit Solutions Named to Accounting Today’s VAR 100 List

Merit Solutions, a global Microsoft Dynamics AX consultant and mobile solutions provider, is excited to be named to Accounting Today’s 2016 VAR 100 list. Accounting Today is the independent news and information resource for tax and accounting professionals.

“Merit Solutions is honored to be named to 2016’s Top VAR 100 list by Accounting Today,” comments Bill Burke, CEO at Merit Solutions. “We have been extremely fortunate to work with some great clients around the globe – and I am very proud of our team’s commitment to helping them increase their business success.”

Visit http://www.acountingtoday.com to download this year’s annual report from Accounting Today.

Earlier this year Merit Solutions was also selected as one of the Top 100 VARS for 2016 by Bob Scott’s Insights. You can download that report from Bob Scott’s Insights website.

About Merit Solutions

Merit Solutions is a global business consulting and IT services company with offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. Our clients are typically rapidly growing organizations who are challenged by inefficient processes, disconnected data sources, and impaired decision making capabilities. Over the past 5 years, Merit Solutions has a 96% client satisfaction rating with more than 93% of clients who would recommend Merit Solutions to others.

18
Jul

CLEO: The Perfect Mobility Solution for Your Organization?

When it comes to implementing mobile technologies within the workplace, there are several approaches a company can take. One of these approaches is known as CLEO, which stands for “corporate liable, employee owned.” Read on to learn more about how CLEO works and whether it’s right for your firm.

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15
Jul

Working with a Preferred BI ISV

These days, there are many companies offering Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. While some companies may be offering a cheaper solution, one must consider the benefits of working with a preferred Independent Software Vendor (ISV) before making a selection on package price alone. Though the ISVs that are closest to an ERP software company may be more expensive, that close relationship can pay dividends.

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14
Jul

Hurdles to Your Unified Commerce Strategy

When you ask retailers how important unified commerce is to them, 85 percent say that it is their top priority. When you ask them how they plan to implement a unified commerce strategy the hemming and hawing starts. Business leaders understand that moving from siloed applications and datasets towards a unified platform across all of their channels is important, but they are having trouble selecting the right solution to tackle this challenge because they run into some common hurdles. Yet as with any hurdle, if you take the right approach they won’t impede your progress towards the finish line.

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12
Jul

How to COPE with Mobile Devices in the Workplace

Depending upon whom you ask, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is either amazing or awful. Employees will tell you it gives them unprecedented freedom to work how and where they work. IT professionals will complain that the proliferation of devices is not only difficult to manage, but they represent an enormous security risk. To reduce management headaches as well as the potential for threats, companies have begun to implement policies which allow employees to use mobile devices at work while giving their employers a measure of control over the situation. One such policy is COPE.

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11
Jul

ERP: The First Step in Unified Commerce

Business today has been forced to change the way it interfaces with its customers. Over the years, different channels have seen their popularity grow and wane: the brick and mortar store, the catalog, ecommerce and now mobile. Retailers then had to manage customer data, supply chain information, inventory, supplier information, etc. for each channel. In this omni-channel environment, it was rare for a customer to have the same experience among the different outlets. This is often evident to the person on the other end because in an environment where each different channel exists in its own silo. They all use their own technology to do business and their own database to store information. Unfortunately, it was rare that one dataset was able to be shared with another.

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5
Jul

Are You Considering Everything When Looking for an ERP Partner?

When selecting a partner to help with your enterprise resource planning solution there are certain traits you tend to look for. A proven track record of success with clients in your industry is usually at the top of the list. Others may include costs, the services provided or even the amount of attention they give you prior to signing a contract. There are, of course, other characteristics that you will look for in a potential partner however, there are some that are often forgotten about. These are the ones that can help you choose between an average partner and a great one.

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