All things to all people, ah ...maybe no.

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 by Simon
Trying to be all things to all people is a strategy without direction or focus.

What happens is rather than doing one thing well, you end up doing many things poorly.

Our focus is on providing a consistent and reliable punchout catalog.

There are many other solutions that can do master data scrubbing, and we leave that task to them.

In our experience, a majority of our customers have well defined data, and other than duplicate checking, we concentrate on getting the data uploaded as quickly as possible.

And by the way, Realistic, the maker of the all-in-one stereo system, is now bankrupt.

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UNSPSC - Yes or No?

Posted on Sep 23, 2017 by Simon
UNSPSC is a single universal coding convention for item categories that all companies can draw on from for FREE.

If a supplier needs to register with a search engine or a third-party market place, most likely a categorization of items by UNSPSC will be required.

Advantages of utilizing UNSPSC:

  • A standard within the organization and across the supply chain.
  • Analyse spend by category.
  • Familiarity when searching for a product.

Additional category FAQ and reference available on our site.

And it's a Yes on UNSPSC.


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Subscription Model Explained in Five

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 by Simon
The subscription model was pioneered by magazines and newspapers, but now closely modeled by many businesses and websites.

By 2020 its expected that 80% of software will be by subscription.

Here are just five reasons as to why subscription is favored by our customers.

Internet Ubiquity
Available from any computer, from any device, at any time, from anywhere.

Minimal Startup Cost
No license fees, hardware, software, or extra resource expenses.

Application Maintenance
No need to download, upgrade, or install patches, new updates, or maintain hardware like hard disks or RAM.

Cloud Scaling
Architecture that can scale indefinitely to meet customer demand.

Business Integration
Integrate with existing ERP systems or to other business systems across the web.

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