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10 Reasons to Sign up for JBitPro ERP now!

You might be content with your current ERP solution, or you might not have one currently.  If you don’t have one, you might be thinking about how expensive an ERP solution is.  This is the one truth in the ERP market today.  Most are very expensive, when you add up all of the things you will need to get it working for your business.  So, what makes JBitPro different?  There are 10 things that make JBitPro different, and the one option you should give strong consideration to.  Let’s consider them, and you be the judge.
1. Simplicity Have you ever used SAP, or even seen their interface?  If you have, can you confidently say “I can setup and use SAP without the assistance of a consultant or expensive training?”  This is one of the key differences with JBitPro.  Our ERP is designed to be simple, and to prove it we want you to see our simple interface for free.  Sign up for you free 30 day trial and have a look at how simple our system is. 2. Cost of OwnershipIf you have ever leased an ERP…
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Let's Hire a Consultant! Why that is a bad idea...

You're in the market for an ERP system.  You have narrowed your search down to 3 major brands, SAP, Oracle Netsuite, and SAGE.  You are reviewing the costs involved, and to this point are still unsure of which one to pick.  Each of those above have the same recurring problem that makes it very hard to decide which platform to go with.  They all have the same core benefits - the promise of making more money by managing your P&L closely, and automating the important tasks that keep your business alive.  But when you balance the cost vs the increased revenue it will bring, by reducing your losses and increasing your efficiency, you find that the increased revenue will cover the new ERP system.

This is where the ERP supplier has done their homework.  You need an ERP, and you need one now.  You start contacting the ERP providers on your list, and they all give you the sales pitch about what their system can do, over the other guys.  How much you will save by going with their option,…

Compare JBitPro to SAP and Netsuite Cloud ERP Solutions

Choosing an ERP system is not something you can do over night, and it isn't something you can stop thinking about once you have made your choice.  Once you get on board with your new ERP System, you need to continue evaluating things like:
Support ExperienceCost of ownershipEase of useConsultant costsAll of these factors play into your overall satisfaction with your current ERP solution.  I am sure you can think of some other items to add to this list, but for now let's just focus on those areas above. Support Experience There are 3 key factors to how well your provider stacks up in this area, and it might just be the most important area in using an ERP, or any other software solution for that matter.  We need to answer some questions to see if there is a hole in your current offering: Do they respond quickly when there is an issue that is affecting your business?Is their support affordable?Do they break their own published SLA rules often? If the answer to any one of these ques…

How to import inventory with JBitPro Cloud ERP

One of the first few things you will need to do in your new ERP System, is to import your customers and inventory.  This will allow you to easily move forward with your business, with out much effort.  If you haven't looked at the "How to import customers into JBitPro Cloud ERP", then click the link above.
Simple Import Process First thing you will need to do is download the Inventory template, and then paste your inventory into the provided columns.  To do this, click the yellow "Click here is you need the template" button.
So let's get started!

Login to your JBitPro accountGo to the "Data Import" module (tab)
Next, click on ItemsDon't forget to download the template if you don't already have it
Paste your inventory items into the template columnsBe sure to include the Id for column "UOMId", possible values are listed here.
Once your template is filled in, click the "Upload" button
Conclusion We hope you find this to be th…

Top 7 Things you MUST do When Selecting a Vendor

There are several reasons a business might be selecting a vendor, and the 2 most common are:

To replace an existing, failing or outdated To fill a need for new materials or services Both of these reasons, and any others, should follow the same process for selecting a vendor.  There are 7 things you must do to select the right vendor: We need to define the problem to solveCreate scenarios that must be tested Test the scenarios against new vendorDefine a time line for selecting the new vendorDefine a budget for the materials/services provided by the vendorGet feedback from your employees on the vendor shortlistCheck the vendor's social media and market ratings Since scenarios are one of the major components to selecting a new vendor, we will discuss them a bit more.  The scenarios should include all of the important issues that you are currently experiencing.  An example of problems to solve might look something like this:
Need Service on demand (24/7 service)Need to have monthly billi…

How to Make a Financial Business Plan

You decided to start your own business.  This is definitely an exciting decision, but it is also a scary one.  Several questions come to mind:  How will I get more customers?  What will I do about health insurance?  What if I need to hire employees, how will I pay them?  These are very good questions, and possibly the most important one is "How much do I need to make to keep my business going?"

You're going to find a lot of answers to this question out there, but one of the best ones I have found has to do with a daily budget and goals.  This probably the most important way for a small, just starting business to grow and stick around.  It might be easy to say at this point - "I know how to do a daily budget...".  But let't consider it together anyways, I might have missed something in this article, or I might give you an idea you didn't think about.
Where to start? First we need to consider the goal of your business.  Is it just to get rich?  Is it to su…

How to Price your Services; Taking the Scary out of Pricing

It all starts with an idea for performing a service for others, and charging for it.  The hardest part comes next, deciding what to charge for the service!  It needs to be reasonable, and yet profitable.  When you share the price with potential clients, do they eagerly hand over the money, or do they respond with "We will keep you in mind if we need anything..."  This can be deflating, as many times this means that they are turned off by your pricing.  So, how do you come up with pricing that makes the potential client feel motivated to hire you?
The Deal No One Can Pass... We need an example of a service...How about window washing?  As a window washer you will be spending time cleaning windows.  This might be a relatively easy task, if the windows are close to the ground.  But, what if they are 200 stories up?  How can you price your service competitively, and turn a profit?  What price point will make the client say "Your hired!"  There are several factors to co…