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Best Practices for the Remote Worker

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in cloud, EDI, Syncrofy, Covid-19

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Photo appears courtesy of University of the Fraser Valley. Millions of people have now found themselves working remotely due to the recent global pandemic. For companies like GraceBlood LLC and the EDI Alliance, this cloud-based, work-from-home model is just business as usual. Often when I tell people that I "work from home" they get this dreamy look in their eyes and say something like, "Wow - you're so lucky." Yes, it does have its perks, but there are some learning curves, too. Read on to learn some best practices and how you can succeed during this unprecedented time.

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9 Ways Moving to the Cloud Can Drive Productivity for Distributors

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 01:39 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in cloud, distribution, Microsoft Dynamics 365

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This post was reprinted with permission by EnavateOriginal article written by Sean Kracklauer, Enavate's Chief Revenue Officer. Maximum productivity. It’s the holy grail of business, and with good reason. Because, as every distribution business leader knows, when you streamline processes, you increase margins and, if done well, improve the customer experience and grow sales.

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FORRESTER’S CLEAR CASE FOR MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 AND THE CLOUD: 60% ROI

Fri, Nov 01, 2019 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in technology, cloud, cloud computing, ERP integration, B2B integration, B2B

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This blog was written by Robert Ruppert, Regional Sales Manager for Enavate, and reprinted with permission.  Leading technology research firm Forrester recently interviewed seven Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers that implemented the cloud-based ERP to replace aging, siloed ERP systems that offered bad user experiences.

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If Your ERP Isn't Keeping Up, Your Operations Are At Risk

Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, ERP integration

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This blog was written by Patric Timmermans, Head of Marketing for Enavate.  Ben Franklin famously said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. If the founding father were alive now, he might add one more item to that list:  You will eventually have to update your ERP solution. And when you do, you need to migrate to the cloud. 

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Evolution of Data and the Data Engineer

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in data transformation, cloud, Managed Services, big data analytics, liaison technologies

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This blog is being reprinted with permission from OpenText + Liaison Technologies.  Article was written by Ehi Binitie. In the age of big data, most people understand the importance of gathering and using data to make decisions, drive business processes and understand what is happening throughout the entire enterprise. They know that people with very specific skills are essential to effectively capturing, managing and analyzing data for use, but the roles within the data team are not well understood – especially mine.

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The Cloud Crowd

Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 05:14 PM / by David McAlister posted in cloud, amazon, Integration, web services

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Enjoying a beer at my favorite brewery over the holidays, my neighbor at the bar told me that Amazon's largest revenue comes from their server space rentals.  Who knew???  As consumers we have our eyes on all the products that they sell these days. There are actually people out there who buy virtually everything from the retail giant, from diapers to Xbox.  How nice is it as consumers to order something Thursday night after talking to someone at a Thanksgiving dinner and have it on our door step Saturday?  I have since learned that Amazon has been busy offering cloud services for more than a decade!

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What is HIPAA?  Complying and Reducing the Burden

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 04:12 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in data integration, data security, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, Managed Services, HIPAA

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Reprinted with permission from Liaison Technolgies.  Written by Hmong Vang, Chief Trust Officer for Liaison Technologes.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  And while it was enacted primarily to ensure portability and continuity of health insurance coverage and improving the exchange of health information electronically, it also was intended to protect a patient’s protected health information (PHI) which includes health status or condition, medical history, insurance coverage, payment for health care, and other data that a healthcare provider or other covered entities collect in order to provide the proper care.

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Liaison's Alloy: Cloud Services Redefined

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 @ 09:05 PM / by David McAlister posted in data integration, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, ERP integration, Managed Services

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Photo appears courtesy of Jason Pratt. Like everything in life, products evolve and services continue to be improved and refined.  Liaison is always on the cutting edge and their Alloy managed services is no exception.  As our phones have evolved into watches, calendars, alarm clocks and many other things, Alloy has done the same for data integration.  According to Ovum ICT Enterprise Insights 2016, Ovum places Liaison as one of the strongest players with state-of-the-art cloud solutions poised for growth in the near future.  This Ovum survey states that only a 1/4 of companies (excluding small companies) have strategic long term investments in their B2B integrations.  Liaison’s efforts with Alloy have served to provide a white glove, top-notch service to support Cloud computing with a unified platform and end-to-end compliance.

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Aurora EDI Alliance Biography Series: GraceBlood

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 02:25 PM / by Shandra Locken posted in e-commerce, data integration, supply chain, EDI provider, cloud, EDI Consultant

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Last but certainly not least in our Biography Series is GraceBlood LLC, which is composed of the dynamic team of AMY Grace and Karen Blood.  Busy ladies they are, but we were finally able to get their story.  AMY (yes, it’s capitalized because it’s her initials) Grace and Karen Blood started working together in 1997 and created GraceBlood LLC in 2003. Coming from different professional backgrounds, they merged their skills and experiences to form a company focused specifically on integrated EDI and B2B managed services.

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5 Data Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 08:30 AM / by Shandra Locken posted in data integration, technology, cloud, SaaS

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Blog and photo reposted with permission from Liaison Technologies.  2016 has been an exciting year for the enterprise cloud sector. Data has become a business currency, and the world’s leading organizations continue to propel data collection and usage with their use of specialized apps in the professional realm. A couple of years ago, Baseline reported that for a typical Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility would result in more than $65 million additional net income. Since then, it’s been up to data professionals to tackle the challenge of turning data accessibility into a viable and sustainable benefit for their organizations.

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