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Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us!

We understand the amount of choices available on the market today for Enterprise Business Software, but we also understand where we stand as well! You may have heard it numerous times from us…we are PROUDLY partnered with SAP. And today you are in luck, we are going to show the top 10 reasons customers continue to choose us throughout the years.

SAP Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us

Here is a quick insight to our “Top 10” –

  1. Leadership
    • SAP has expert solutions for companies of all sizes, Zerion360 provides a solution to the Small & Midsize companies.  (Beating out Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM)
  2. Innovation
    • SAP is known to innovate without disruption, which means everyday business continues while implementation of the software system occurs in a parallel form. (Our integrated solutions ensure innovative results)
  3. Focus
    • Our customers benefit from comprehensive industry expertise with software design and the alignment of Business Processes, for all departments. (Multi-industry support on a single platform) 
  4. Analytics
    • SAP is the industry leader in business analytics, helping companies transition to becoming a Data-Driven company, no matter what industry! (Recognized by Gartner as a leader in BI Platforms, Corporate Performance Suites, Data Integration Tools, Data Quality Tools)
  5. Mobility
    • We have the best-selling mobile enterprise application platform among enterprise application providers, so business can continue no matter where you are. (Market-leading mobile solutions will unwire your enterprise)
  6. Real Time
    • We deliver the “real” real-time enterprise through the most advanced in-memory technology – meaning all departments are always on the same page, at all times. (Empowering organizations to review segmentations, merchandising, inventory management, and forecasting information at the speed of thought)
  7. Value
    • SAP’s value management program is the most advanced effort of its kind… offer[ing] advanced business solutions along with dee–domain expertise and insights. (Value management helps companies run 2x more on time, 1.9x more on budget, and 1.6x more on value)
  8. Cost
    • We help to reduce your total IT cost so you can increase spending on innovation, not allowing IT operational costs consume the majority of company resources. (We help by having a 23% lower implementation service cost than our leading competitor)
  9. Support
    • Our SAP Enterprise Support brings a peace of mind to the business by offering 24×7 Service License Agreements, Fixed-Price Commitment, and End-To-End Support. (The full range of support options is tailored to allow business to run at any time of day or night, because we understand the importance)
  10. Choice
    • Finding the best fit software for your business is our sole focus, and we are the only provider that can deliver the highly specialized solutions you need… with the build-in versatility you want. (Zerion360 delivers even more choice – helping to get the complete software and business needs taken care of)

 

Make sure to download our info-graphic PDF for some great visuals below –

 

SAP Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us


6 Ways The Digital Economy Is Reshaping The Future Of Work!

6 Ways The Digital Economy Is Reshaping The Future Of Work!

Hyperconnectivity has led us to a new era, in which the “knowledge worker” has come to an end and the “digital worker” now needs to step up and create instant value from a vast array of real-time data. As technology continues to increase computing power and data analysis speed to real time, today’s companies and employees are called to adapt to the reality of automated and instantly available data.

The speed of information and data is driving such significant change in how and where we work that the digital worker is becoming a critical resource in decision-making, learning, productivity, and overall business management. How we adapt to these changes when we learn, interact, motivate, engage, connect, and create value for ourselves and our society will make the difference between being successful and being left behind.

How everything we know about work is being redefined

The opportunity ahead is to allow the digital worker and the future of work to serve as a platform for innovation and business transformation – enabling higher levels of engagement, passion, creativity, and productivity. Here are 6 main areas where the future of work and digital workers are key to business success in the digital economy:

1. Leadership involves everyone

In a workplace marked by instability and decreasing security, leadership is increasingly focused on building cohesive and well-functioning teams by tapping into a demographically diverse pool of often short-term employees or contractors. As digital workers are mindfully incorporated into this continuously changing workplace, management must juggle a distributed workforce that requires real-time analysis, prognosis, and decision-making. At the same time, they must develop the next generation of leaders who will actively take responsibility for innovation and engagement.

2. Engagement and the ability to make an impact

While 38% of millennials in developed markets still aspire to become leaders within their organization, the opportunity to take on personally meaningful work drives productivity and success. In fact, 53% of millennials would work harder if their organization actively made a difference to others. Thanks to the rise of the digital worker, new levels of transparency, and the ability to instantly measure the outcome of assets, tactics, and strategies, Generation Z has the potential to realize personal goals and improve engagement across the board.

3. Benefiting from technology means being more human

The importance of real engagement is not limited to employees; it also applies to interactions with vendors, partners, and customers. The rise of the social enterprise is a great example of how companies are starting to use technology to enable collaboration with employees, partners, and vendors. All the while, these same businesses are incorporating customer feedback into a single platform to increase customer satisfaction, business insight, and employee retention.

4. Workplace simplicity drives productivity

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 55% of executives believe that their organizational structure is extremely or very complex – even to the point where their profits are negatively impacted. Even more astonishing is the loss of 45 minutes of productive time per day for U.S. executives.

To reduce complexity and increase productivity, management must drive a culture of collaboration and clearly measurable outcomes. And if done properly, the reward is significant: 76% of executives cite that if they could cut complexity down by half, their company would be at least 11% more productive overall – a massive improvement that any company could use.

5. A new workforce in a new job market

Both millennials and Generation Z are facing a new environment where job security is a thing of the past. This high-risk reality, combined with the desire for more work/life flexibility and control as well as job satisfaction, has driven the freelance economy to new heights – soaring as high as 45% of the workforce by 2017.

Companies need to reconfigure and adjust their physical locations to adapt to an ever-changing, digital workforce that is engaged in multiple projects for potentially various employers, located anywhere in the world, and comfortable with a virtual work style. To answer the needs of this growing segment of workers, organizations must quickly ramp up employees on any given project, enable collaboration, and foster team spirit for very diverse teams.

6. Leading in the future means a new perspective on learning

With a much more distributed and highly contingent digital workforce, managerial requirements are finding new ways to create cohesive, innovative, and well-functioning teams. However, team building is not the only focus – it’s also about delivering a comprehensive approach to reducing complexity, leading by example, and training the next generation of managers to be true leaders in the digital economy. For employees and freelancers alike, the digital economy creates an opportunity for providing continuous learning that is more active and self-directed.

The future of work is the future of the enterprise

Because the rise of the digital worker dramatically impacts the way we work, learn, hire, retain, manage, and make decisions, the future of work is intrinsically linked to the future of the enterprise. It transforms the way we deal with customers, vendors, employees, partners, and competitors.

By connecting the four areas of digital disruption (workforce, suppliers, assets, and customers), the digital core becomes the platform for future business innovation. Fluid, nimble, real-time digital business – this is the future of work.

 

**Taken From SAP’s Digitalist Magazine, Authored by Michael Rander**


How Do You Know When It Is Time For Supply Chain Management Software?

This is a big decision in any business, but especially when it is YOUR business! It is important to understand the benefits of software, as well as the future of your company. Ask yourself some questions:

  1. Is my current system scalable, as my business grows? Does it allow for growth for the next 10 – 20 years?
  2. Can I easily outsource for other supply chain functions?Maybe for scanning or RFID functions in the future?
  3. Can I quickly & accurately forecast or predict volume, sales or production levels? Am I prepared?
  4. Do I need real-time alerts? If there are problems with delivery, do I need to know?
  5. Do I want transparency with my company, do I just trust or would I rather know?

Allowing Supply Chain Software into any company will be the best decision the business has ever made, besides making the decision to go into business. With the ability to see every department, to understand all processes, and access at any time to the software, Business Intelligence is dramatically improved.

     Watch the sales increase by running simple and letting the business owners focus on growing, rather then fixing. 

 


How to grow by leaps and bounds. Without jumping through hoops.

USA, Washington, man on mountaintop at dusk, side viewYour business is doing better than you ever imagined. So why are you more stressed than you thought possible? The problem could be your business management solution —or lack thereof.

Many businesses find that the more and faster they expand, the less able they are to do to the things that made them successful in the first place.

Take EvoShield, for example. They were experiencing exceptional growth, but their issues were pretty typical of any business: They wanted to communicate more effectively, make better decisions, and continue to grow.

EvoShield is a sporting apparel company. Its protective sporting apparel is designed to be high performance but still comfortable, lightweight and flexible. They chose SAP Business One, which, come to think of it, is much like the company’s product: Robust Nimble. Effective. Fast.

Spoiler alert: After a year working with the solution, the company has seen dramatic results. Specifically, more visibility into its processes and faster decision making. If you’re interested in reading the entire story —and if you like the idea of growing without the growing pains, you should —you can download it here. 


What Kind of Story is your Brand Telling?

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Ashley Harvey Wiggins | Marketing Manager | ZERION360

All brands tell a story. Whether or not they’re telling an impactful one that resonates with their target market is another question. What kind of story does your business tell? The components of a ‘good’ story are the same in a novel as they are in a speech and even in the messages that are crafted to represent a business. There are different ingredients that go into making a successful story – two of the most important are coherence and fidelity.

Coherence is the way a story is strung together. Do all parts of a story flow together with consistency? Continuity builds trust. The story your brand tells should leave people trusting you and your business. Is your marketing sporadic or do the all the bits and pieces flow together to form one big picture? Is your brand easily identifiable? These are important questions to ask when examining your brand story.

Fidelity is the aspect of storytelling that allows the audience to relate to the values promoted in the story. Does your marketing espouse good reasoning? Can people relate to it on a human level – that is are you presenting real life scenarios and feelings and relating them to how your product and service fits in or can fix a problem? If people can relate to your marketing on a personal and emotional level, they’re more likely to trust your brand.

Is your brand telling a good story? It’s an essential piece of the marketing puzzle – and one that can make all the difference.


Sophistication Meets Practicality in One Solution

blackheelDear SAP,

I want to give my business every advantage it can possibly get. Unfortunately, my CFO won’t give me a blank check to do it with. So in addition to sophistication, I’m looking for practicality. Does this option even exist?

– Stuck

 

Dear Stuck,

“Sophisticated” and “practical” don’t have to clash. Take SAP Business One Cloud, version for SAP HANA, for example.

This game changing in-memory computing platform is thousands of times faster than anything you’ve ever experienced before. With real-time visibility into your operations, you can better anticipate your needs and make better decisions. There’s simply no better way to drive innovation and get to market faster.

And it’s practical. This cloud-based solution delivers a lower TCO by eliminating the time, cost, and resources needed to host and maintain the software.

Best of all, you can be up and running in just two to eight weeks.* So even if you don’t get a blank check from your CFO, you’ll probably notice a blank stare when he or she sees how well this solution performs.

– SAP

 

*All implementation results are for informational purposes only and the examples provided while based on actual SAP customers’ experiences do not represent commitments or guarantees by SAP and/or its partners. Actual pricing, costs, and implementation results may vary, based on customer-specific requirements and needs. The only warranties for SAP products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

 


Dear SAP – Combing Through Data is Dragging Us Down

DVP0111811Dear SAP,

My teams are cautious.They don’t want to make a decision unless they’ve combed through every last piece of data. I appreciate their attention to detail, but I don’t want to miss opportunities either. Is there a way to get the answers I need faster, without sacrificing precision?

– Dragging

Dear Dragging,

If you’re looking to shave time from your processes, consider looking at ramping up the speed of your business management software.

SAP Business One is designed to support all your critical business functions – from sales and customers to accounting and finance. It also has add-ons built for your industry-specific needs.

And when powered by SAP HANA, SAP Business One can process and analyze vast quantities of data up to 100,000 times faster than traditional relational data base systems.

As a result, your teams can base their decisions on real-time data – not stale spreadsheets. Plus they can quickly generate all the reports they need without IT support. Which means you can spend more time benefitting from your insights – and less time waiting for them.

– SAP

 


Sensible Solutions for SME’s that Won’t Go Out of Style

blue jean blogDear SAP,

Is it just me, or does technology get flashier every five minutes? My retail company doesn’t need ultra trendy functionality – just a business management solution with basic functionality. I think we’d look silly in anything else. Besides, I have no idea how fast we’ll outgrow our solution. Any ideas?

– Sensible

Dear Sensible,

Like blue jeans, some technology never goes out of style. Choose wisely, and your business management solution will continue to work for you no matter how quickly your business grows.

SAP Business One has a solution that’s designed to focus on your critical business functions – like accounting, finance, and sales. Yes, I said SAP. Despite the fact that most people think of SAP for enterprise solutions, more than 77% of SAP customers are small-to-midsize businesses like yours. At last count, that’s 80,000 companies in [38 countries in 25 industries.

Plus, you can be up and running in just two to eight weeks with SAP Business One Cloud. This cloud-based solution delivers a lower TCO by eliminating the time, cost, and resources needed to host and maintain the software. Best of all, it gives you a sleek, no nonsense look that you’ll still feel great about years from now.

– SAP

 

*All implementation results are for informational purposes only and the examples provided while based on actual SAP customers’ experiences do not represent commitments or guarantees by SAP and/or its partners. Actual pricing, costs, and implementation results may vary, based on customer-specific requirements and needs. The only warranties for SAP products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.


Doing Business on the Cloud

People working at casual officeChances are – you’re already doing business on the cloud. From accessing productivity apps such as Evernote, or using cloud video conferencing platforms such as Google Hangouts. But what are the benefits to choosing an ERP system in the cloud? There’s quite a few actually:
No Need For an IT Team
For a lot of small and medium businesses, there’s not enough need to justify having an IT team on staff. Just because you don’t have someone on staff to integrate and manage an ERP system, doesn’t mean you have to go without. That’s one of the benefits to the cloud. You get the software, without the maintenance. Hosted solutions allow for full use of the product, just remotely accessed. So there’s no need to hire an IT team, the software company does it for you.
Quick Go-Live
If you’re a company that is integrating an on site solution into their business, than your timeline for having the new software go live is substantially longer than those who access it from the cloud. The cloud is a great option for those that want to get up and running fast.
Lower Costs
A cloud ERP solution is also generally cheaper than an on-premise hosted solution. This means access to the cost reducing and efficiency boosting benefits of ERP – without the big price tag. Of course, depending on your business and your needs, having a solution that’s hosted on-site might make more sense. But, if you’re looking for a way to incorporate proven ERP technology to boost your business performance and better manage your day to day quickly and at a lower cost – than a cloud option might just be the perfect fit.


Up in the Cloud – What is the Cloud Anyways?

Flock of Geese Soaring in SkyIf your business isn’t already plugged into the cloud – chances are it will be soon. The cloud represents an estimated $95 billion industry – that’s only projected to grow. Growth of small business adoption is also forecasted as increasing dramatically with some research showing that up to 80% of SMEs plan to invest in the cloud technology for their business in the near future. But just what is the cloud? And what can it do for small business?

The cloud acts as a hosting platform that enables users to access applications and software on demand. So basically, the cloud acts in almost the same way as you computer does when you open up a program. Only the program is actually hosted in a remote platform versus on your hard drive. When it comes to business software and the cloud, there are three main types. The first is SaaS – or Software as a Service. This is software that can be acquired on a subscription based service and is centrally hosted. The second type is PaaS – or Platform as a Service. This refers to the platforms that are centrally hosted and enable users to develop their own applications or software based off of the core platform. Thirdly there’s IaaS – or Infrastructure as a Service. This refers to the mainframe that houses the above mentioned software and platforms, such Amazon’s Web Services.

What does this mean for small business? A lot actually. With projected usage growing astronomically, cloud technology is changing the way we do business and changing it fast. It also offers enticing benefits such as large scale solutions at a fraction of the cost, and innovative technologies that don’t require IT maintenance.

 

This is part 1 of a 3 series blog about SMEs and cloud technology. We’d love to hear your input – feel free to connect with us by leaving a comment below!


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