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Beef Up Your Cash Flow with a Business Management Software System

Posted by Rob Greeno on March 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Working in the service industry in Canada presents a number of challenges. 

Handling money, for example, can be challenging, because each province – and then each county within the provinces – may handle taxes and other fees differently. Invoicing and payroll are suddenly daunting tasks.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



Stay Afloat in the Recession with HVAC Project Management Software

Posted by Rob Greeno on March 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM


These are challenging times for businesses that provide contracting or other services to the Alberta oil industry. Overall, that sector is now – or will be – showing signs of a recession. Whether it’s a long-term recession or a short-lived one remains to be seen, however.

Fortunately, a number of contractors still have work in select specialties assigned to ongoing, long-term projects. The firms lucky enough to continue their services are doubtless drilling down into their internal operations to monitor expenses. The focus will, of course, be on the profitability of each project.

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Topics: Oil & Gas, Project Management, HVAC



Why Business Management Software is Necessary in the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Rob Greeno on February 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM


A recent game-changer in the oil sector is the declining price of oil, which puts a stranglehold on future growth for companies serving this sector.

The outlook is further darkened by Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plan to cut hundreds of jobs at its oil sands operation in northern Alberta.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



Why Field Service Business Management Software Keeps Budgets on Track

Posted by Rob Greeno on February 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM


Now is the time for companies to start adjusting to changes impacting their revenue streams and to remain vigilant for opportunities – all while closely monitoring every project in their pipeline.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



A Business Management Software System Road Map (Part 5)

Posted by Rob Greeno on December 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Deal or No Deal - It's Down to Financials

The last stop on our business road map is purchasing your new business management software system for your business operations.

(Want to read the first four parts in this series? You’ll find the links at the bottom of the post.)

All four of the main drivers of your scope for change management – organizational culture, processes, people, and technology – can be encompassed into your financial budget. That is, financials are the final decision maker for a “go” or “no-go” sign off to purchasing a business management software system.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



A Business Management Software System Road Map (Part 4)

Posted by Rob Greeno on December 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM


Choosing Your Tool of the Trade

You should never choose your business management software sytem vendor based on the brand. To get the software that will offer you the best return on investment while simultaneously creating a better work environment, you need to meticulously investigate what each provider has to offer.

A three-point checklist should drive your selection:

  • culture
  • processes
  • people
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Topics: Oil & Gas



A Business Management Software System Road Map (Part 3)

Posted by Rob Greeno on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM


Preparing the People for Change

We have tackled two of the five stops in our business roadmap of implementing a business management software system. (You can read part one here and part two here.) Organizational culture sets the pace on how you can smoothly insert technological and system changes to your business structure. There are also the operational processes that need to be accounted for so that when it comes time for migration, you will be assured that you’ve covered all bases.

The most critical unit that participates in the implementation of change in your business, however, is your people.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



A Business Management Software System Road Map (Part 2)

Posted by Rob Greeno on December 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM


Reinventing Processes Made Easy

When setting up the requirements for the new and enhanced way of doing your businesses processes, it is important to ensure that all activities are accounted for and that all alignments will be addressed with corresponding action plans.

Once you’ve decided which functional areas of your business you will integrate into an enterprise resource planning system, you should proceed to detail your current operational procedures. Put it into writing so that you will capture the full scope of the technological changes you’re planning for the business.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



A Business Management Software System Business Road Map (Part 1)

Posted by Rob Greeno on December 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM


Keeping What We Do Now – Just Bigger and Better

Whether you’re simply installing improvements to your business structure or going all out and reinventing the wheel, a variety of tools will be necessary. In addition, before launching a full-scale change management, you should consider two things: your business’s culture and your current operational processes.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



Visual Process Flows

Posted by Rob Greeno on November 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM


A visual process flow is the visual representation of a complex task or process – with a series of illustrations, one can see how the task/process is broken down step by step. Visual process flows make it easier for people to describe to others or to visualize for themselves how the task/process is done.

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Topics: Oil & Gas



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