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Three Pillars of Building a Successful Team

10|07|2020

Three Pillars of Building a Successful Team

Employee motivation and employee engagement are terms used liberally in HR and teambuilding sales pitches- but do they really affect your bottom line? Are there real benefits for your business or is this just another marketing gimmick?

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The difference between BOM and BOQ

10|07|2020

The difference between BOM and BOQ

BOQ stands for Bill of Quantities and is defined as a document used in tendering in the construction industry in which materials, parts, and labour (and their costs) are itemised. BOM stands for Bill of Materials as is defined as a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components...

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Bills Of Material In Construction

18|06|2020

Bills Of Material In Construction

Good project management in construction is essential in order to have the most efficient utilization of labour, material and equipment. It therefore obvious that every construction project regardless of size will need a list of all the different materials required in order to complete the project...

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ERP Systems for Small Businesses

18|06|2020

ERP Systems for Small Businesses

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) used to be a big term, for the exclusive domain of big business. Not so anymore! ERP for small business is now a buzz term all on its own. As SME’s (small and medium sized enterprises) have adapted and changed, so too have ERP systems to be tailored specifically to the small...

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Traditional POS vs cloud-based POS – how the two systems differ

17|06|2020

Traditional POS vs cloud-based POS – how the two systems differ

A Point of Sale (POS) system is a really valuable tool for businesses seeking to increase sales, manage company inventory and to build a solid customer base. But the first decision a business owner needs to make is whether to choose a traditional or cloud-based POS system.

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MRP vs ERP systems - understanding the differences and benefits

17|06|2020

MRP vs ERP systems - understanding the differences and benefits

The manufacturing industry primarily requires software systems to assist with material planning and manage manufacturing processes. Currently, MRP and ERP systems are the most prevalent – here’s a look at how the two compare.

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COVID-19 and 4IR in South Africa

29|05|2020

COVID-19 and 4IR in South Africa

In recent times there had been a lot of talk around the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in South Africa. It was widely accepted that we needed to be prepared for this change to the economy and people’s livelihoods.

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4 Tips To Manage Business Finances Weekly

29|05|2020

4 Tips To Manage Business Finances Weekly

For business owners and managers, accounting tasks are not always a favourite when other items on their to-do list seem far more pressing! That is, until the long-overdue financials rear their ugly head and the administrative catch-up task leaves you wanting to pull your hair out.

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Ways to manage your small business more effectively and efficiently

13|05|2020

Ways to manage your small business more effectively and efficiently

Small businesses are a vital contributor to the local economy but mismanagement can quickly lead to unforeseen failings. In these tough economic conditions, small business management is key to business survival.

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How ERP can improve project management in business

12|05|2020

How ERP can improve project management in business

ERP systems are used in many businesses today but the full potential of this system is not always realised. One area where ERP systems are valuable in business is project management. Here’s a look at how.

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Is your ERP system fully protected against cyber attacks?

06|05|2020

Is your ERP system fully protected against cyber attacks?

ERP systems are critical business tools in the modern digital age, however, with the increase of digitisation comes the associated threat of cyber attacks. This is a look at the possible threats to ERP systems and how they can be addressed.

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Omni Accounts – Surviving Lockdown

29|04|2020

Omni Accounts – Surviving Lockdown

Like many countries South Africa went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the 27th March 2020. Here is a brief description of how Omni Accounts has been surviving the lockdown period. The Challenges and the Plans...

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Six Signs you need to Upgrade your POS system

23|04|2020

Six Signs you need to Upgrade your POS system

When was the last time your business upgraded its Point Of Sale system (POS)? 5 years ago? 10 years? The saying goes ‘there is nothing as constant as change’ and in business and information systems the change is both rapid and constant, meaning that your technology solutions become out of date very quickly.

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Importance of Effective ERP Training for Employees

20|04|2020

Importance of Effective ERP Training for Employees

ERP Software (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a key feature in business today in terms of not only improving effectiveness of operations but also increasing control and profitability. Many companies, falsely, believe that the costs of acquiring such an ERP system begin and end with the actual product...

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What are barcodes used for?

09|04|2020

What are barcodes used for?

Barcodes are used in hundreds of different areas of modern life. Their ability to improve efficiency and reduce errors means their use improves cost efficiency. Additionally, barcode labels are fairly inexpensive to produce so it is not surprising that increasingly barcodes are finding their way into many aspects...

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What is Distribution ERP?

01|04|2020

What is Distribution ERP?

The distribution industry is being streamlined by the implementation of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software systems which collate industry information and automate processes. Here’s what you need to know about this innovative business solution.

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Benefits of Computerised Accounting Software versus a Manual Accounting System

13|03|2020

Benefits of Computerised Accounting Software versus a Manual Accounting System

Keeping track of a business’s finances and accounting transactions is an extremely important task. It is a task, however, that can be quite arduous and time consuming. The introduction of computerised accounting software that automates and digitalises many of the accounting functions has proved revolutionary to...

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Omni Accounts Help and Support

26|02|2020

Omni Accounts Help and Support

In a day and age where technology affects every aspect of the way companies do business and how people interact with each other, the common lament is that of a lack of person to person communications and of going around in circles trying to obtain assistance or information.

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Tips for preparing for Financial Year End

20|02|2020

Tips for preparing for Financial Year End

Financial Year End (also known as fiscal year end or FYE) is the closing off of a company’s accounts for their business year. At its core it is nothing more than the 12-month (annual) accounting period for a company, and is used to assess the annual profit...

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What to expect from the future of accounting in South Africa

20|02|2020

What to expect from the future of accounting in South Africa

Rapid changes in technology mean traditional professions will need drastic evolution to remain relevant, or become obsolete. The future of accounting in South Africa will involve adaptation while retaining core aspects.

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