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The manufacturing industry is adding increasing emphasis on digitization of processes and the need for skilled workers. New data-driven software and technologies, such as cloud ERP solutions, are helping manufacturing companies become more agile, innovative, and competitive. The Manufacturing Leadership Council has outlined a number of critical issues to help manufactures towards a successful journey to Manufacturing 4.0. Here’s a look at Factories of the Future.
It’s the 2020s and there’s no reason for your field service technicians to be working on a service island. That is, they shouldn’t feel stranded, without the right information to complete a task. The latest technology enables your team to be connected to insights, customer data, your team and much more. Set your team up for a decade of success with Field Service Lightning. Here are the key features and benefits.

As part of Spring ‘20 (CPQ v224) release, a change to the Formula field on the Price Action object will be implemented. Percent values in Price Action Formula will need to be a decimal value. Example.: 50% would currently be 50 and will need to be...

It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, which means manufacturing companies have their sight set on industry trends and developments that can help them grow. The following 10 manufacturing trends have a common thread woven through them: smart technology. Making the shift to smart manufacturing means your company can improve quality, reduce production time and save money. Rootstock ERP is a great place to start. Get ready for 2020 and the decade to follow.
Customer service is a crucial component of any business. It can make or break how connected your customer feels to your brand. That’s why your first line, your field service personnel, need to be equipped with everything they need to deliver a seamless customer experience. Here’s a look at the rising cost of poor customer service and how you can leverage technology to provide a great experience for your customers.
As we enter a new year, many manufacturing companies are looking at how they can further embrace the digital revolution and continue to overcome growth challenges. Our recommendation is to build a key foundation for smart manufacturing with Rootstock ERP, software that leverages the Salesforce platform to provide you with a complete end-to-end view of your manufacturing operations. Gartner released findings from a recent survey in which CEO’s looked for ways to sustain business growth. Here are the findings.

Life in the shoes of a field service technician can change from day-to-day. The role has its benefits, including interacting with customers and getting to meet new people, feeling a sense of accomplishment when a problem is solved and the job is done, learning new...

When Salesforce launched Field Service Lightning, it was a gamer-changer. Companies are able to provide their field service personnel with a mobile hub for all things field service and have data at their fingertips. Here are three benefits of Field Service Lightning: 1. Existing Salesforce Users Can...

Internet of Things (IoT) technology has been introduced to many industries creating a new 4th Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 has many companies embracing a digital transformation in order to integrate automation into their operations and overcome modern challenges. Field Service is a great example of new technology being leveraged to enhance business operations. Cloud connected artificial Intelligence is used to connect field personnel with the insights and action they need to operate efficiently and deliver a seamless customer experience. With mobile availability, field service teams are able to be more reliable and productive and have access to the support they need when they need it. Here’s a look at four industries that can benefit from field service management software.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful element companies can leverage to improve business operations. It makes it possible for machines to learn and adjust based on experience and information. In some cases, AI enables machines to perform human-like tasks. In other cases, AI can enhance operations and make enable personnel to be more effective in their tasks. Field Service Lightning is a prime example of the latter.

Salesforce has put security at the heart of its plan for the upcoming year. The World’s #1 CRM leading company has also announced two new features during Dreamforce 2019; Data Mask and Permission Set Groups. Here's an overview. 1) Salesforce Data Mask We hear more and more...

The manufacturing industry is going through a shift as many companies embrace a digital transformation. Luckily, powerful software, like Salesforce, and ERP solutions, such as Rootstock, make it easier for companies to plan, allocate resources, and operate to meet changing business needs. This isn’t the first time the industry has had to adapt to changes. Back in 2008 the financial crisis forced manufacturing companies to adjust their systems and operations to be more flexible. Ford Motor Company is credited with reorganizing 10 strategic operations areas, which have also been adopted by other larger companies as a guide to operations management. Here are the 10 strategic operations areas any sized company can use to analyze operations.

Salesforce Field Service Lightning allows you to optimize your workforce. This field service solution leverages your Service Cloud data to aid dispatchers, mobile workers and managers in delivering the best customer service. 5 Key Features of Salesforce Field Service Lightning 1. Work Order Management With Salesforce Field Service...

When you have a smooth-running system, you may not have a lot of motivation to change how you’re operating. But, what if making a small change could lead to BIG opportunities? By moving ERP to the cloud, with Rootstock cloud ERP, manufacturing organizations can improve productivity and open their businesses up to more revenue potential.
Every organisation has a unique set of field service capabilities and challenges, but the industry is seeing trends that each organisation has in common. From a greater demand for cloud-based software, like Field Service Lightning, to sustainability initiatives, here are expectations of the field service industry heading into 2020.
The 4th Industrial Revolution is characterized by disruptive technologies that are transforming the way industries operate. Companies getting on board with this 4.0 revolution are seeing just how technology can improve the way they work. Previously, we wrote about how manufacturing companies can improve their business operations by adopting cloud technologies. Here’s a deeper look at how cloud technology and services are driving modern business success.
Garter Inc. uses its Magic Quadrant to produce visual snapshots and in-depth reports on a number of markets in order to generate market trends and competitive analysis. Using two criteria (completeness of vision and ability to execute), vendors are rated and scored, providing each vendor a position in one of the four quadrants. This year, in the Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management, Salesforce was positioned higher up and to the right based on the ability to execute and completeness of its vision.
Some of the most important data your company holds is information on your leads. Details on your prospective customers is crucial to your marketing and sales teams. So how do you leverage that data? First, it’s crucial that you have a strategy in place to manage your data, and understand which data is most valuable to your company. From a lead management perspective, this data can be used to determine who your company should focus on and where time and effort needs to be allocated so you can be the most efficient with your budget.Lead management software can help you organize your data and be more efficient with your business processes. Here’s a look at how the right lead management software can help you stay on top of your data.
Every business, regardless of industry, has to focus on marketing its brand and services to existing and potential customers. Technology and powerful CRM software has enabled marketing and sales team to work together in a more efficient manner. Leading CRM cloud-based business solutions, such as Salesforce, can help you improve your relationship with current and prospective customers. Here are 5 ways you can enhance and refine your business operations with a CRM program.

By Vuk Stajic – Customer Solution Engineer at Nubik Digital Transformation is inevitable for any business aiming to maintain or scale its foothold in its current market. We at Nubik take this reality to heart and pride ourselves on helping organizations rapidly reach their goals of...

One of the many benefits of integrating Salesforce technologies into your business is that they allow for more efficient business operations. One way you can improve your operations is by implementing automation to decrease the time spent on repetitive tasks. As you’ll see as you read on, automation can impact the way companies communicate, collect and use data, and it plays a large role in increasing efficiency in lead management.
New technology makes its way into every industry, offering the opportunity for more effective business operations and growth. As a Certified Salesforce Partner, we’ve seen how new technology can transform and improve a company’s operations processes. Whether you’re focused on productivity, customer service or data insights to drive growth, technology can change the way your company operates.
One of the many benefits of implementing a powerful CRM system, like Salesforce, is the ability to provide structure to your service and sales teams, and improve efficiency. Along with automating sales, lead management and customer service processes, a Salesforce consultant can set you up with a CRM system that can play a role in your overall customer journey. Here’s a look at how a customer journey mapping and a CRM can come together to create a powerful system for your organization.

By Alexandre Boyer – VP operations at Nubik When people think about working from home, they generally consider the time and money they are able to save and their increased productivity. However, we often forget that it is also a green approach! Indeed, working from home...

Is your company struggling to find a great CRM or ERP fit? As a Certified Salesforce Partner, we’re happy to fit companies from a variety of industries with the right cloud-based solutions. An ERP system should help keep your operations running smoothly...not give you a headache. Your ERP system may not be working for you for a number of reasons:

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In order to keep up with the competitive industry, manufacturing companies are shifting to the smart manufacturing approach; integrating smart technology and manufacturing software to increase productivity, cost effectiveness and quality. This article talks about the manufacturing industry in Ohio, but the themes are relevant to many areas of North America; the overarching theme being a shift into Industry 4.0.
New technology gives companies the opportunity to improve productivity, increase efficiency, and even reduce their costs. Adapting to new technology and business automation means companies can digitize many aspects of their business and align operations. Professional services automation (PSA) can streamline many aspects of a project in a single system and help you manage resources, finances and more. Beyond PSA, automation can make its way into every business in many different forms. Here’s a look at the business automation trends that have been prominent in 2019.
Having a strong relationship with your customers is key to long-term business success. That’s why it’s important to consistently be revising and improving customer service. PSA software can help you provide the best customer service experience, and make sure your customers don’t get left out while your team is busy growing your business. On top of the right PSA software, ensure your customer service team has the right skill set to get the job done. Here are 6 ways you can improve your team’s customer service skills.
Customer service is no longer a one-channel communication method; it’s woven across many digital channels and throughout your company. To ensure your customer service experience is consistent and effective, ensure you are using Professional Services Automation (PSA customized to the needs of your business. Your customer service quality and efforts can be reflected in your sales, so make sure you are doing everything you can to create the best experience for your customers. Here are some ways you can further develop your customer service.
Changes in the manufacturing industry have brought both challenges and new digital transformation trends. One of the new technology trends is manufacturing ERP software which has made it easier for manufacturing companies to manage their business operations and resources. But first, they need to know what their resources are. Which leads to one of the challenges facing the manufacturing industry: a labour shortage.
  Industry 4.0 conversations are happening as often as innovations are popping up; a lot. Companies are looking to adapt to the 4.0 ways with manufacturing software to help them keep up with evolving industry trends and new technologies. If you’re not sure how Industry 4.0 could impact your company, it’s time to find out.   Here’s an introduction to the digitization of manufacturing.

Everybody is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution these days. However, only a few seem to understand how to translate the promises of Industry 4.0 into tangible benefits. As a manufacturer, you have most likely already faced one or several of these challenges: Distribution channels and profit...

The Canadian manufacturing sector reached new heights last year, with sales totaling 55 billion dollars (according to Statistics Canada 2018). Not only is the market growing very rapidly thanks to globalization and new technologies which are making production and shipping much easier, but the number of...

Technology is now evolving on a daily basis, so much so that even millennials are hard pressed to keep up with all the developments. Last year, South Korea, home to industry giant Samsung where 5G was pioneered, gave businesses access to this new capability. The...

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” As I prepared to write on the topic of data visibility I thought back to a time when I was negotiating a support agreement with a lawyer who said to me, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”.  The lawyer wanted to protect...

Billing is a key component of your business and allows you to pay for your operating expenses. As a matter of fact, it is just as critical as your sales. However, most of us rarely spend much time reflecting on our invoicing process and we are...

By Stéphane Poirier, Marketing Director at Nubik Disruptions and major transformation are on the agenda Anyone involved in the professional services industry already knows that their companies are now facing a host of challenges, and that their sector is undergoing a major transformation which is disrupting the...

Industry 4.0 is a hot topic at the moment. The largest companies in the world are investing unprecedented amounts of money and are betting every penny of their savings on this new approach. The movement first started in Germany and has now spread throughout the...