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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


Press Release!

Press Release!

PRESS RELEASE! 

Seminole State College Offers SAP University Alliance Program in 2016!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Stephanie Foor

603-717-5859

 

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA OFFERS SAP PROGRAM, HELPING STUDENTS RECEIVE MORE JOB OFFERS AND FUTURE ORLANDO CAREER PLACEMENT.

 

On May 10th, 2016 Seminole State College of Florida (SSC) is pleased to offer a SAP University Alliance Program, through their Business and Information Management Bachelor of Science degree program. This program will be a 12-month program designed for students who are on track to be a communication bridge between those who implement information systems technology, and the business end users of these systems.

 SAP is the world-leading provider of business software, with offerings that include enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), and related applications. SAP offers services that enable companies of all sizes, and is currently in more than 25 industries helping businesses to become best-run businesses.

 The SAP University Alliances program inspires students and faculties around the world about SAP and aims to develop highly qualified graduates with critical skills for the 21st-century workforce. The program allows universities/colleges to enhance teaching, power research, build industry partnerships, launch students in the SAP ecosystem, as well as inspire Today’s Young Thinkers.

 Having Seminole State College as a member of the SAP University Alliance program, will help students grow relevant IT and business skills with SAP and related resources, while providing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art SAP software. Through the Alliance, Seminole State students are going to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, exercises and problem solving, case studies, and academic projects for use in several disciplines including management information systems and finance.


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**


Connections with Ashley: Mobility – The Next Frontier in Business

 

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Mobile Access to Business Applications Will Drive the Next Wave of User Adoption Increasing Customer Engagement, Satisfaction, and Loyalty with Mobility

According to a recent report by Forrester Research, only one-third of businesses have a clearly defined mobile strategy. However, the research also showed that 70% of firms will increase their mobile budget, with one in four companies doubling or tripling their mobile budget. Firms said they see mobility as a way to increase customer engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty – not as a way to generate direct revenues. Over half (52% of firms) see increasing customer engagement as their number one mobile goal.  So what is going to drive the adoption of mobile solutions in 2014 and beyond?

Research suggests that giving users access to business applications and business processes is the key area that will drive adoption of mobile devices in small and medium-size businesses – this is really where the next wave of adoption will be seen. Mobile e-mail and calendaring are currently the main uses of mobile devices, but once end users have access to their line of business applications, such as those from SAP, businesses will really begin to see a return on investment from equipping their people with Apple iPads and iPhones as well as other mobile devices from vendors such as Microsoft and RIM. Already users of the SAP® Business One application, the SAP application for small and midsize businesses, can have access to these solutions: SAP offers the mobile application for SAP Business One as a free download from the Apple App Store for professional users of SAP Business One. Access to workflow approvals, customer data, and inventory information, as well as rich graphical reporting from the SAP Crystal Reports® family of offerings, are all features of the new mobile application. When small and midsize organizations combine this access with the use of  mobile business intelligence tools from the SAP BusinessObjects™ portfolio, they can really begin to profit from these devices.

For more information about SAP Business One and the mobile application, please contact Ashley Harvey at Zerion360 | ashley.harvey@zerion360.com.


Where Will Banks Spend Money in 2012? On Mobile and Big Data

Two important and broad technology trends for 2012 are mobile and big data. Each opens a new door to run your business differently—both internally or externally with customers. Each is a platform for new innovative applications that help banks reach new customers while reducing operating costs. And each is a focal point and offers specific applications for retail, commercial, and investment banking segments.

Let’s take each in turn

Mobile Technology

Mobile is driving innovations in a bank’s consumer, business, and process areas. Although, mobile security is still an issue that banks must address carefully. However, the business value afforded by these new applications can transform a bank and its customer relationships.

In the consumer area, we’re seeing three broad mobility trends:
•Mobile apps to access bank accounts on the go–both for consumers and B-to-B customers (such as treasury and financial advice), as well as internal personal productivity inside the bank to process expenses and holiday approvals, etc.
•Location-specific applications that know where customers are and deliver up more targeted offers, promotions, and alerts
•Mobile payment and wallet applications that link location offers with one-click contactless payment for a breakthrough customer experience

Big Data Technology

Big data is driven by the combination of low-cost in-memory technology, the explosion of social data, the need for immediate customer insights, and trading or market behaviour. Banks can now look beyond aggregated data and mine row-level data for the hidden gems that drive better customer insights, risk management, and a real-time view of bank performance. This is driving new applications areas, such as:
•Social financial management, where banks can mine data and use social media behaviours and customer sentiment analysis to communicate directly with their customers or link with mobile platforms to send location-specific offers at point of sale or payment
•Real-time computational risk and finance for completing both calculation and data analysis all in-memory.

Removing disk latency and being able to recalculate in–memory and on-the-fly huge complex scenarios will drive new applications and investments in stress test , liquidity, credit risk, and numerous investment banking scenarios . This, in turn, will propel differentiation and faster reaction to market events and provide the edge many banks want in managing information for business value. It also gives regulators comfort that automated data and calculation processes, along with real time architecture, may reduce systematic risk as banks can more clearly and quickly ascertain their positions.

These are just two of the trends for 2012. What do you see driving the technology spend in 2012?


Use Your ERP System to Manage Uncertainty

The economy may be turning the corner, but there’s still plenty of risk in your marketplace. In fact, volatility could be the key concern for most small and mid-sized businesses in the near-term. Rapid changes can leave you in a position that requires a significant investment just to keep pace with everyone around you. As a result, the ROI on business flexibility has never been higher. A swift change in your target market can have broad and deep implications for your business. Costs could escalate, despite your forecasts, squeezing your margins with little warning. Meanwhile, customers are expecting more value for their purchases, which adds pressure to sales and customer service teams. Throughout the financial supply chain, you could find cash balances and liquidity positions fluctuating rapidly. To help you manage this uncertainty, there’s no alternative to implementing a powerful and flexible ERP solution, particularly one that helps keep costs under control. SAP Business ByDesign can help your company in two fundamental ways. First, it provides the ERP capabilities you need to hone your company’s strategic edge, manage the financial supply chain more carefully, and identify opportunities to lower your costs or capitalize on customer demand. At the same time, the on-demand software delivery model obviates the need for an IT infrastructure investment and simplifies your overall business operations, resulting in both hard- and soft-dollar cost savings. In today’s economic climate, you need to be ready or anything. Whether it’s the fear of a precipitous decline or a wave of economic growth that opens new markets, the ability to react quickly and appropriately will define your industry’s leaders. With SAP Business ByDesign, you’ll have the tools you need to gain a competitive advantage, without having to over-invest in ERP.
The economy may be turning the corner, but there’s still plenty of risk in your marketplace. In fact, volatility could be the key concern for most small and mid-sized businesses in the near-term. Rapid changes can leave you in a position that requires a significant investment just to keep pace with everyone around you. As a result, the ROI on business flexibility has never been higher.

A swift change in your target market can have broad and deep implications for your business. Costs could escalate, despite your forecasts, squeezing your margins with little warning. Meanwhile, customers are expecting more value for their purchases, which adds pressure to sales and customer service teams. Throughout the financial supply chain, you could find cash balances and liquidity positions fluctuating rapidly.

To help you manage this uncertainty, there’s no alternative to implementing a powerful and flexible ERP solution, particularly one that helps keep costs under control.

SAP Business ByDesign can help your company in two fundamental ways. First, it provides the ERP capabilities you need to hone your company’s strategic edge, manage the financial supply chain more carefully, and identify opportunities to lower your costs or capitalize on customer demand. At the same time, the on-demand software delivery model obviates the need for an IT infrastructure investment and simplifies your overall business operations, resulting in both hard- and soft-dollar cost savings.

In today’s economic climate, you need to be ready or anything. Whether it’s the fear of a precipitous decline or a wave of economic growth that opens new markets, the ability to react quickly and appropriately will define your industry’s leaders. With SAP Business ByDesign, you’ll have the tools you need to gain a competitive advantage, without having to over-invest in ERP.


Five Ways You Can Put Your Customers First

Competition is tougher than ever, due in large part to higher customer expectations. After two years of difficult economic conditions—which have left an enduring impression—every dollar you earn will require greater effort and responsiveness. Customers expect as much value as possible for every dollar they part with. Your ability to gain an edge in the market will depend on how well you can connect with your customers and maintain their loyalty. The stakes are high. For small and mid-sized businesses, long without sufficient CRM capabilities to compete against larger companies, there are resources you can use to succeed. With SAP, you can implement the CRM features you need to protect your customer base and attain profitable growth. This starts with putting your customer first, and here are five ways you can accomplish that: 1. Identify opportunities: customer demand isn’t always obvious. Use your SAP CRM solution to identify cross-sell, up-sell, and upgrade opportunities. 2. Manage your pipeline: don’t let leads fall through the cracks. Increase responsiveness through better tracking and information management, and you’ll ensure that you have the most productive conversations with existing and potential customers. 3. Monitor service levels: look for trends and isolated incidents that could lead to bigger problems down the road and remedy them in advance. Take early action to keep your customers happy and protect your company’s brand. 4. Keep it all in one place: use centrally stored information and functionality to ensure that data is always accessible. Monitor employee performance, spot check business units, and identify opportunities for improved service or additional sales. 5. Get answers fast: use your SAP CRM solution to as a knowledge resource. Your customer care team can search for solutions to customer problems, remedying problems directly and quickly. A happy customer keeps coming back.


Use ERP to Move Your Company Forward

Everybody’s looking for an edge—probably because they’re so hard to come by. In today’s business environment, it can be challenging to find a competitive advantage. When you do, you can bet it won’t last long. You have to remain vigilant, therefore, always keeping an eye on the market and your business for the opportunities that can propel your organization to the front of the pack. To do this, you need an intimate familiarity with every corner of your company: this starts with your ERP solution. ERP has typically been a difficult proposition for small and mid-sized companies. The cost and complexity are high—both up front and on an ongoing basis. Thus, an elevated hurdle rate makes target ROI levels tough to attain. Bring the hard- and soft-dollar costs down, though, and it becomes a powerful tool for fueling profitable growth. With a robust ERP solution, such as SAP Business One, small and mid-sized companies can automate business processes, monitor operations, and optimize their financial supply chains—all of which contributes to wider margins, supports cost savings, and facilitates strategy execution. Further, the data collected enables carful and continual analysis based on the specifics of your company. You can learn more about what works and where your company could improve in order to gain additional advantages. SAP Business One is designed for small and mid-sized businesses, offering important, integrated ERP functionality without the attendant cost and complexity. With implementation taking as little as six weeks, it’s possible to accelerate savings and returns while minimizing business disruption. In the end, you get a framework for maintaining a competitive advantage through continual improvement … without having to invest disproportionately or set unrealistic ROI objectives.