New eBook helps CIOs and COOs to identify critical operational breakdowns

New eBook helps CIOs and COOs to identify critical operational breakdowns

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“Graduating from Excel” exposes the exact inefficiencies bred from disconnected spreadsheets, and how to improve profit margins

“Graduating from Excel” exposes the exact inefficiencies bred from disconnected spreadsheets, and how to improve profit margins

HotWax Commerce, the world’s leading provider of Unified Commerce solutions, has published a free guide to help technology and operations leaders identify and address performance breakdowns across retail and manufacturing organizations – from finance and planning to marketing and customer relationships.

Graduating from Excel eBook from HotWax Commerce

The practice of using spreadsheets for analytics and reporting is widespread among companies worldwide — and remains a great solution for crunching numbers, keeping tabs on projects and budgets, and empowering individuals with individual data needs. Relying on spreadsheets alone to manage interconnected business processes and information, however, is simply doing your business a disservice.

Leading business process and technology consultants came together with HotWax Commerce to shine a light on this prevalent operational dependency.

“It’s time for these companies to reevaluate their options“Karena Angell, CTO of DiscoverIT Solutions

“It’s time for these companies to reevaluate their options, and understand that not only would a newer platform store, process and analyze data much better than their old system could, for less than their current maintenance costs, but it would also free up precious human resources,“ said Karena Angell, CTO of DiscoverIT Solutions, a value-added reseller of products and services headquartered in Orange County California that specializes in management and delivery of large ERP implementations, data conversions and infrastructure solutions.

As market channels steadily grow and diversify, increasing complexity inspires commerce businesses to address inefficient operational strategies. It is difficult to recognize the layers of complexity and resource cost brought by simple tools, and impossible to gain a 360° of a customer with disparate data that is individually-owned. The eBook helps business leaders to identify the symptoms, and then navigate solutions that affect maximum profitability when scaling operations across channels.

“Manual spreadsheets can cost you your edge.”Mike Bates, HotWax Founder & CEO

Mike Bates, founder and CEO of HotWax Systems, the global leader in Apache OFBiz enterprise automation software, and creator of HotWax Commerce says: “We all know that spreadsheets can be great for tinkering, exploring data, and designing report formats. But once you understand what information you want to run your operation day in and day out — when you’re ready to implement an intelligent strategy that leverages a real-time view of your enterprise — then manual spreadsheets become a limitation that can cost you your edge.”

“Graduating from Excel— Why omnichannel retail can’t rely on spreadsheets” is available on the the HotWax Commerce website starting today.

Apache OFBiz is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation.


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