We know, 2015 is no longer the future. We're already 6 weeks into the new year. But as we’ve been quite busy the past month, we would still like to offer you a preview of what to expect from Akti (former SalesAssist) in 2015. These are our four priorities...
Yes, HTML is old. But no, it’s not old-fashioned! Or maybe it is, but fact of the matter is that only few inventions are more solid than this one. And huge email applications like Campaign Monitor and MailChimp are still using it, so HTML must be doing something right!
The modern business landscape is more than a combination of isolated companies. Your enterprise needs to interact and communicate with clients, co-workers and other stakeholders, and - alas! - not all of them speak English. While as a client, being spoken to in your own language feels very comfortable indeed!
Every company, big or small, wants to achieve a maximum level of flexibility. Internally, being flexible means that your people can withstand any problem, can adapt to changing situations and are always ready for a new challenge. It’s hard to compile a flexible team, because it’s a much sought-after character trait. And it has little to do with age, gender or looks. And often, a team of people only becomes flexible when working in an environment that allows it to…
If you run a small business, the time is NOW to shift your operations to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The advent of cloud computing brought a dramatic price drop for ERP for small business. More and more SMEs are discovering its advantages.
ERP software was, until recently, afforded only by a few big enterprises worldwide. It was expensive, highly customized (yet inflexible) and implemented on premises. Nowadays, these big companies are moving more and more to a Cloud-based solution, due to its inherent qualities: cost-effective, mobile and versatile.
According to Tech Crunch, the SaaS based ERP solutions are expected to
I’m very much into discovering cool apps that make my life easier. I find them to be a constant source of amazement, as they show the unbridled ingenuity of human brain. Of course, living and breathing in the peak of the digital era is a major advantage. But still, there are so many programs, applications and tools out there on the worldwide web! One can’t possibly know them all. Recently, our marketing manager showed me a mock-up for a new part of our website. Instead of forwarding it to me by email,
How to deal with invoicing and accounting for your small businesses
At Akti (former SalesAssist), we believe that your invoices should reflect your hard work. That’s why we created a secure invoicing software for small business that helps you bill every single minute spend on a project. As well as every product or service that you sell online.
Far too often small businesses deliver excellent service to their customers but end up being underpaid. When it comes to invoicing that hard work, they forget how much time they spent on it, they forget to invoice some parts of it or they even forget to invoice it completely.
As a management consultant, you solve complex issues. You create value. You improve your clients’ business performance. But when it comes to your own business, what is your strategy to maximize your revenues?
While management consulting is a prestigious career choice, the long working hours, demanding clients and time-consuming administration are preventing you to make the most of it.
The good new is that the business consulting sector seems to be on an upward trend for the first time after 2009. More and more companies will use external services, because of their superior expertise and objectivity towards clients.
Information technology has evolved rapidly over the years, and cloud services are present to such a degree that you can now access all of your business data, from customer information to inventory and real-time financial key indicators, through a simple log-in function.
Cloud computing services are soon to be a necessity, so realizing (and applying) the advantages now represents a clever step. Internet externalization is a step an innovative manager would take, as there are cloud-services for each business. All enterprises will benefit from some form of cloud computing, whether it is a professional contact management, business quotation software or stock management.