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Why Cloud ERP?

In the last decade, adoption of cloud technology has exploded, and adoption of cloud ERP software has taken off with it. In a cloud ERP system, the software is hosted by a third party and accessed over the internet. In contrast, in an on-premise system, the technology...

How To Align Sales and Marketing

In many organisations, marketing and sales teams often operate as silos with different goals and processes. Marketing busies itself with generating leads and making them available to sales. What sales does, or doesn’t do, with those leads is considered beyond the...

How To Stand Out Against Competitors

Standing out from the crowd and bringing something new and unique to the market is something that is essential for start-ups to do. Making something different whether it is a product or the way you deliver a service helps you outshine and stand out against your...

The Past, Present and Future of NetSuite

Video: The Past, Present, and Future of NetSuite NetSuite recently released a video marking their 20th anniversary, where Evan Goldberg, the founder and EVP of Product Development, discussed the most important NetSuite developments. In this video, he talks about the...

SaaS vs On Premise

The Pros and Cons of using SaaS vs. On Premise Software The internet is never short on comparison blogs, and while most of them seem to have some sort of hidden sales pitch, we believe its important to provide information on these crucial matters so that you can make...

How To Create a Better Year End Close

When it comes to running your year end close, you have probably been using one or more of these three main options: Working within your ERP Using a business intelligence (BI) solution Extracting data and dumping it into Excel These strategies often lead to low...

What Summer Would You Like To Have?

Meet Frank Frank's business has a cloud ERP solution. Frank can relax enjoy his holiday as he can see what is happening anytime, anywhere. Frank can see what is happening in the business in real-time His system has more functionality and is easier to use He has more...

The End Is Coming!

Nostradamus predicted that the End of the World in 2018. For some finance departments it may feel like the end of the World with Year End Reporting.  However, it doesn’t need to feel like this. Here are some tips for year end closing success: Back up your data Backing...

What are the traits of a Smart CFO

It is no surprise that technology drives business forward. Today’s most successful finance and accounting departments rely on up-to-date financial technology solutions to support their administrative workflows and strategic initiatives — and they are likely to have a...

A System Fit For Royalty

Background The Royal British Legion Scotland has been in existence for nearly 100 years and is the largest veterans membership organisation in Scotland.  The charity are custodians of remembrance and provide veterans support services, comradeship events and much more....

How Much Does SAP Business ByDesign Cost?

How Much Does SAP Business ByDesign Cost? How much does SAP Business ByDesign Cost? The question most commonly asked when people approach us about the SAP Business ByDesign solution is: "how much is it likely to cost me?" This is a great question, and one which easily...

How Much Does NetSuite Cost?

How Much Does NetSuite Cost? I am often asked - how much does NetSuite Cost? When looking for inspiration for my blogs recently, I was advised to consider creating content with real value.  “Answer the questions you most often get asked”, I was told. If I go back...

Why Choose SAP Business ByDesign

5 Reasons Why You Might Have Ruled out SAP – And Why You Should Reconsider SAP Business ByDesign It has been 10 years since SAP Business ByDesign was first introduced. This enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has always and only been offered as software as a...

Why SAP Cloud ERP?

Did you know mid-sized businesses in the UK have grown faster and generated a larger profit growth in the last five years than the nation’s large and small companies combined? Read more of that report here. How are they growing so fast? In many cases these...

A Day in the Life of Frank the Finance Director

Meet Frank. Frank is the Finance Director of a large waste management company. He’s 46 years old, supervises all expenditures, and knows how to get things done.  He’s overseen the company tripling in size and currently manages a team of four people. Frank would love...

SuiteWorld 2018 Highlights – Viva Las Vegas!

Our very own Paul Tindal attended NetSuite’s SuiteWorld 2018 conference and said it was an “exciting success”. Growth is the SuiteWorld theme this year, encouraging us to “Grow” as NetSuite grows into new areas, with more scale and focus than ever before under...

Actavo Industrial Services Case Study

Actavo Industrial Services Select Cofficient & NetSuite   About Actavo Industrial Actavo Industrial Solutions provides essential engineering services to the world's leading industrial companies in the petrochemical, power, oil and gas, marine, nuclear and...

Ten Years of Progress

This year Cofficient celebrate ten years in business. A decade of steady growth will see 2018 as a record year when the company increases its headcount and its turnover further. Cofficient differ from many other providers by offering objective and independent advice....

How Finance Directors Can Survive Industry 4.0

The world is constantly changing. Digital connectivity is simultaneously bringing the world closer together while highlighting what makes everyone and everything different. Do you remember Blockbuster or Kodak? These companies didn’t embrace new smart technologies and...

There ARE Alternatives to Sage

  Five Signs that Sage has Stopped Working for You   If you are one of the 800,000 businesses in the UK using Sage for your financial software, I bet you deployed it right at the start of your business journey. Most companies we talk to use Sage because their...

Why I ♥ My NetSuite Dashboard

I ♥ My NetSuite Dashboard Happy Valentine's Day! As you are all exchanging roses and cards, telling each other how much they are loved, I wanted to pay homage to the love of my (business) life.  My NetSuite system. I love my NetSuite dashboard.  However, I try to stay...

3 Critical ERP Implementation Success Factors

No matter what type of business you are in, implementing an ERP solution is a critical project that must be taken seriously. From concerns about cost and demonstrating return on investment (ROI), to practical considerations about who will manage the process at your...

Get Back Into the Driving Seat of Your Business

Pimp Your Business – Innovative Luxury for The Business Entrepreneur Who Wants to Get Back Into the Driving Seat of Their Business You wouldn’t drive the same car every day for 10 years and expect a different experience so why run your business with the same software...

ERP for SMEs

  ERP can be perceived to be too complex for SMEs. Previously considered the domain of “big business”, SMEs have shied away from the solution thinking it’s “too big, too pricey” for their needs.   But you operate in a competitive market. Without access to the best...

5 Tips To A Stress Free CRM Implementation

Read our top 5 tips on having a successful CRM Implementation   You've gone through the search and select phase of your CRM project,  so how do you prepare for a successful CRM implementation.  Our team of expert CRM consultants have compiled their top 5 tips and we...

What Do SAP and Haggis Have in Common?

How a Traditional Burns Supper follows SAP Project Methodology   No, it's not the start of a bad joke..... well, maybe it is.... Please give me a bit of poetic license as I try to explain this one.   Tradition and Best Practice   Holding a strong tradition, the...

The 3 Components of CRM Software

The 3 Components of CRM Software   Customer relationship management (CRM) software is the gateway from your customers into the business.   It’s the component part of your business software suite which manages interactions with potential customers through your sales...

2017 Roundup

Cofficient 2017 Roundup   As 2017 draws to a close I thought I'd reflect on the year gone by.  And it's been a very busy one at Cofficient!   We started the year with a renewed enthusiasm around everything SAP Business ByDesign.  It's fair to say that there had been...