Business Software

U.S. Companies are Wasting Billions on Unused Software

CEOs must embrace technology to thrive in the digital age. But a new private-sector study is reminding them not to get too carried away.

5 Outdated Tech Tools Boards and CEOs Should Leave Behind

The rise in productivity tools highlights the business need and growing trend toward improved communication and streamlined workflows, but there are few applications designed specifically for boards and CEOs.

The Apps CEOs Use Most to Stay Organized and Help Run Their Business

CEOs like Document Management apps the most when it comes to mobile apps they use to keep up to speed and run their business.

5 Lessons for Mid-Size Companies Looking to Hire a Virtual Assistant

We’ve all been there: watching in dread as customers waver because they can’t get their hands on the information they need to buy our products. It happened to us when we upgraded our commercial insurance line for small businesses. Our internal call centers were swamped with questions from our 12,000 agents, and we were struggling to get the right answers and quotes to frustrated customers. But the cost of simply adding more and more staff to the call centers was daunting.

RFID is Helping Businesses Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency

While RFID technology has been in place for upwards of two decades, it has come a long way in the last year. Originally an inventory management tool that also helped reduce merchandise theft, it is currently helping retailers improve customer satisfaction and improve merchandise management and planning.

Do Current Accounting Systems Inhibit Innovation?

Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically harp that if you want to stay afloat (and ultimately thrive) in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional—it’s absolutely imperative for survival and success. Your customers demand it; and if you can’t innovate, your competitors will consistently outflank and outperform you.

B2C Manufacturers Pivot to Providing Services in Addition to Products

From the International Consumer Electronics Show in January to an ongoing pilot laundry service in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park, manufacturing CEOs increasingly are directing their companies to leverage a number of factors in support of service-based strategies, from digital connectivity to the increasing desire by consumers for reliable brand names that can take more of the burdens of everyday life from them.

ERP Solutions Can Help Manufacturers ‘Integrate, Innovate and Accelerate’

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor and consultant landscape is large and fragmented, and startups continue to emerge, especially those focused on cloud, mobile and “business planning and consolidation” technologies.

What Mid-Market Firms Need to Know About Microsoft’s Windows 10

If mid-market firms plan to upgrade their operating system to the new Windows 10, there are few things leaders should know before giving their CIO the go-ahead.

Engaging Employees With “Open Book” Finance

In 2014, only 31% of American workers were engaged at work, according to Gallup, with the youngest employees—Millennials—the least engaged generation. Open Book Finance can help. Much more than just sharing the financials with your employees, Open Book is an operating system that provides employees with a direct line of sight between what they do and financial results—including their own—and the information they need to make good decisions daily.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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