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Using 40% of Your Software?

Software is the core of any competitive staffing company. How well the company utilizes the software is imperative to success in business today. Too often when assessing software decision makers are blown away by colorful presentations that mean nothing to core business processes. Functionality should be the basis for any software decision and not colorful diagrams or how the screen looks. Software should also contain a basic workflow that stabilizes the way in which the firm will utilize the product to accomplish tasks.

How can software productivity be measured? First, you must be able to report on the amount of time employees spend accomplishing specific tasks. Next, there should be reporting for the individual employees so that they can self-assess their productivity and plan tasks. Third, assess the time employees take to respond to customer orders and inquiries. Last, the ratio of revenue, profitability and output to employee expenses and time spent on tasks must be measured. In order to accomplish all of this you must be utilizing a fully operational CRM Model. ...

3 Ways That CIOs Can Reduce Their Software Costs

It's Time For Some Asset Management

If your company is like most companies, you use a lot of different types of software. This means that you have a significant organizational and tracking challenge just to keep track of what you should be paying for. This has to be your first step in getting software costs under control. ...

Changing Paradigm of Software Development – Proprietary to Open Source Model

Technical Variations

Open source software, as the name suggests, allows accessibility to source code of a software program in order to make modifications to the software. Issues surrounding accessibility involves drafting licensing of the software in a manner which allows access to the source code. Whereas, in proprietary software the source code is not shared, viewed and modified. All modifications are done by the software developer as per the licensing agreement. Users of the proprietary software are required to purchase any upgrades of the existing software from the author of the software, as users are prohibited from copying, distributing, and modifying the software. ...