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Excelpoint make their mark at the Aycliffe Business Awards

29 October, 2018

A North East business community celebrated its success at a recent event; the annual Aycliffe Business Park ‘Make Your Mark’ awards. This prestigious ceremony was attended by over 200 business representatives, including employees of Excelpoint. There were 52 nominations competing for 11 different awards. Excelpoint was lucky enough to be chosen for and proudly accepted, […]

GDPR: What do I need to do and how can Excelpoint Help?

26 March, 2018

Due to new legislation introduced by the European Union regarding data protection, there are certain obligations that organisations, companies, and businesses must comply to, or face the sanctions that follow (Tier 1 & Tier 2). Companies must ensure their people, processes , security and technologies adhere to recommended standards. In this blog we will delve […]

GDPR: An informative introduction

22 March, 2018

As a result of new legislation, the laws regarding Data Protection are changing to become stricter, as well as more organised. Most companies will need to make changes to training, processes, and information that is stored and retained, as well as responding to requests. Largely, this is building on good working practices and creating a […]

4 Reasons Your Business Should Implement A HR System

23 October, 2017

In growing organisations, human resources departments are often inundated with paperwork and continuous to-do lists. HR impacts every aspect of the business and if your department is struggling to manage with paper or spreadsheet-based processes it’s time to implement a software solution. This blog explores the benefits that a HR management system will provide your organisation.

How To Streamline Customer Service Department With Software

Customer Service: How Software Can Streamline Your Department

16 October, 2017

Earning customer loyalty and delivering an exceptional service is crucial to stay competitive and develop your company. In order to provide excellence in customer service, your business should be implementing many initiatives one of which will be a software solution that will meet your customer’s requirements, improve their experience and communication. To streamline customer service your business will […]

Business Systems: Why Value Always Beats Price

Business Systems: Why Value Always Beats Price

25 September, 2017

As a software vendor, we have witnessed organisations that have chosen a business solution based on the cost and have found that the system doesn’t meet their expectations and often wastes valuable time, budget, and resources. This blog explains why business systems should always be evaluated with a focus on the value provided against the […]

Customer Guide: The Advantages Of Mobile Working With Excelpoint

Customer Guide: The Advantages Of Mobile Working With Excelpoint

18 September, 2017

As a user of Excelpoint, you can work from any device even when you’re away from your desk, but it’s surprising how many users still don’t access their system from mobile devices. In this blog, we explore the benefits of mobile working with Excelpoint and how it can have a positive impact on your performance […]

Why It's Important To Have A Connected Workforce

Why It’s Important To Have A Connected Workforce

4 September, 2017

Companies who operate with siloed systems, teams and information are not going to achieve the highest possible results. It’s impossible for processes to be streamlined and automated when everything in your business is isolated. In this blog, we explore the reasons why having a connected workforce is so important and how you can achieve it […]

How To Reduce Employee Sickness and Absence Rates

How To Reduce Sickness and Absence Rates

28 August, 2017

Reducing your business’ sickness and absence levels can help increase employee productivity and save your organisation a significant amount of money, we have four things you can do that will contribute to reducing your absence rate.

How Software Can Grow Your Accountancy Practice

How Software Can Grow Your Accountancy Practice

21 August, 2017

A significant amount of small to medium sized accountancy practices are managing information and processes via paper and spreadsheets. This can work effectively while establishing the business, however, when these processes are stretched by increased workloads and larger teams issues will start to arise, and business growth will be inhibited. This blog explains how software can help […]

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Wellbeing At Work

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Wellbeing At Work

7 August, 2017

Technology has the capability to become a key component to improving wellbeing at work; it provides a range of innovative ways for employers to support and promote good health and well-being in their workforce. We have explored four ways that you can use technology to increase employee well-being and the benefits it provides.

Why Software Integration Is Key To Business Process Optimisation

Why Software Integration Is Key To Business Process Optimisation

31 July, 2017

More businesses are opting to increase their operational efficiency through the use of software and process automation. But growing companies often find themselves trapped with a complex system landscape using multiple platforms in different departments that are not communicating. This blog explores the reasons why software integration is key to process optimisation and the various […]

When It Pays To Consider A Spreadsheet Alternative

When It Pays To Consider An Alternative To Spreadsheets

10 July, 2017

Spreadsheets are a handy tool for businesses, but as companies grow, processes that once ran smoothly in a spreadsheet can start to hinder productivity and cause issues. This blog explores the reasons and situations that often encourage businesses to consider an alternative to spreadsheets for managing their operational processes and associated information.

5 Automated HR Management Processes That Save Time And Money

5 HR Processes That Should Be Automated

3 July, 2017

The majority of human resource (HR) departments manage a vast amount of sensitive business information and often the processes associated are paper or spreadsheet based and notoriously very tedious, error-prone and time-consuming. For HR managers like yourself, this can provide a range of issues including human error, loss of information, unnecessary time spent locating data, resolving problems […]

Business Automation: 6 Departments That Should Be Automated

6 Departments In Your Organisation That Should Be Using Automation

29 May, 2017

Automation is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of our personal and professional lives, business automation provides a range of benefits, but many companies and departments are stuck in their ways and don’t want always see the benefits associated with embracing new technology. This blog explores how six different departments can implement process automation and the benefits […]

4 Things To Consider Before Purchasing Off The Shelf Software

4 Things To Consider Before Purchasing Off The Shelf Software

15 May, 2017

There are numerous advantages to using standard off the shelf software (COTS), they can be very useful business tools that increase productivity. But there are some adverse aspects that you need to consider before purchasing an off the shelf package, and this blog will help you decide if COTS is the right option for your organisation.

Mobile Business Software: Mobile App vs Browser

Mobile Business Software: App vs Browser

8 May, 2017

The ability to access business data and information on the go is a huge benefit for companies and their employees. But which is the best method of obtaining this information from your business software on a mobile device? There are both advantages and disadvantages to using a mobile app or a mobile browser. In this blog, we […]

The Risks Of Investing In Bespoke Business Software

The Risks Of Investing In Bespoke Software

3 May, 2017

If you are thinking of investing in bespoke business software, it’s important that you do your research and factor in the advantages and disadvantages. This blog explores the risks of developing custom business systems to help you make the right decision for your organisation.

5 Essential Qualities Your Business Needs In A Software Vendor

5 Essential Qualities Your Business Needs In A Software Vendor

19 April, 2017

Business software is a long-term investment, choosing the right solution and vendor is crucial to the success of the investment, but with so many options in the market, it’s hard to know what and who’s the best fit for your business. To help you choose a reliable software vendor we have identified the five qualities […]

The Importance Of Employee Wellbeing For Your Business

Why Employee Wellbeing Is Important For Your Business

3 April, 2017

As an employer, you have a duty to ensure that your organisation creates and maintains a positive working environment which includes employee wellbeing. This blog will help you understand more about wellbeing, why it’s important in organisations and how to introduce wellbeing into your business.

The Anatomy Of A Successful Business Partnership

The Anatomy Of A Successful Business Partnership

20 March, 2017

Any business can collaborate with another company, but to see great results you have to develop a mutually beneficial business relationship, with aligned aims and objectives. Discover why you may enter a business partnership and the benefits it can provide, as well as understanding the anatomy of successful business collaborations and how you can build […]

Do Your Business Systems Talk To Each Other?

Are Your Business Systems Communicating?

27 February, 2017

It’s a common observation from users that business systems don’t communicate with other systems or information is locked in a system that doesn’t share data. When business systems operate separately without any sharing of information frustrations often occur both internally and externally, users refer to and use data from different locations with no overview of the […]

5 Tips To Improve Your Business Email Security

5 Tips To Improve Your Business Email Security

20 February, 2017

Maintaining a high level of security is necessary for every business if you’re not taking the appropriate precautions your business could be at risk. So to help you improve your business email security, we have five useful tips.

Why You Should Buy From A Small Software Vendor

Large Versus Small Software Vendors

13 February, 2017

In some organisations, there’s a pre-conceived idea that to receive an innovative and inspiring solution to business problems you must choose a large well-established vendor or that selecting a smaller vendor is risky and leaves you and your organisation exposed. Well, that is not the case. To help change this pre-conception we are highlighting all […]

Getting Purchase Sign Off For A Software Solution

Achieving Purchase Sign Off For A Software Solution

23 January, 2017

Achieving management buy-in and formal sign-off is a struggle that most employees face no matter the business sector or size. So to help you get the green light to purchase your chosen software solution we have put together some tips and ideas on how best to prepare and execute your business case justification.

IT Manager Guide: Effective Process Management In A Growing Company

IT Manager Guide: Effective Process Management In A Growing Company

16 January, 2017

In growing companies, there’s a lot of pressure on the IT manager to provide solutions for numerous problems within the business. But there’s usually a lack of time, budget and resource to deliver these solutions. So, our IT Manager Guide provides cost-effective process management system ideas that you can use within your growing business.

Everything You Need To Know About Paperless Office Solutions

Everything You Need To Know About Paperless Office Solutions

9 January, 2017

Globally we are using more paper than ever before. Paper usage was predicted to deteriorate due to the electronic revolution. But, that isn’t the case. Demand for paper is expected to double before 2030! That’s why we all need to increase our efforts to reduce paper consumption in both our work and personal lives. So […]

6 CIO Best Practices For 2017

6 Best Practices For CIOs In 2017

6 January, 2017

With CIOs facing a growing workload in a constantly evolving role. Finding the time for self-improvement and growth can be tough. But it’s important for everyone to take the time to hone their skills. So here are our six CIO best practices for 2017, that will help you to develop as an individual and as a department […]

Quick Time Management Strategy For Business Leaders

Quick Time Management Strategy For Business Leaders

16 December, 2016

Managers and team leaders in every department in any industry or sector have a lot of responsibilities on top of a large workload. Handling your time is essential as a business leader so, here’s a time management strategy including some useful time management techniques that will help you to make the most of your day.

How Software Helps Santa Manage His Workshop

How Software Helps Santa Manage His Workshop

9 December, 2016

Software improves the processes in even the most niche workshops. To help you understand how software helps streamline processes and increase productivity we’re taking you to Santa’s Workshop. Discover how Santa and his little helpers use software to sort their letters, prepare all of the presents and generate the ultimate naughty and nice list!

7 Tech Secret Santa Gift Ideas

7 Tech Secret Santa Gift Ideas

2 December, 2016

The countdown has begun, Christmas Eve is just over three weeks away! The festive season brings the responsibility of purchasing gifts for friends, family and co-workers. Finding the right gift can sometimes feel like an impossible task. To help you here are the perfect secret Santa gift ideas for any technology fanatic this Christmas…

Why Your Business Needs Sales Management Software

Why Your Business Needs Sales Management Software

25 November, 2016

Many businesses understand the importance of data, especially when it comes to their sales process. But fewer companies understand the role sales management software plays in shortening the sales cycle, turning more leads into customers and satisfying their customers. To help you understand we have pulled together figures from a recent survey that show the benefits that […]

The Pros And Cons Of Bespoke Software Solutions

The Pros And Cons Of Bespoke Software

18 November, 2016

When you are looking to purchase software for your business, it’s imperative that you compare the different solutions and speak to numerous vendors before deciding which is right for your company. To help you we have reviewed all of the positive and negative aspects of bespoke software solutions.

The Pros And Cons Of Off The Shelf Software Packages

The Pros And Cons Of Off The Shelf Software

11 November, 2016

Purchasing a software solution can be a confusing and somewhat daunting task for some companies, not only can software be costly, if you implement the wrong system it can have an adverse impact on the performance of the business. So it’s important that you make a well-informed decision, to help you we have reviewed all […]

How To Find The Right Software Package For Your Business

How To Find The Right Software Package For Your Business

28 October, 2016

Finding the software package that meets your requirements and budget can be a difficult task. Business software can be a significant cost for organisations and it’s important to find the right solution. Here are some helpful tips and ideas to ensure you find a system that solves your problems and increases efficiency.

Top 6 Time-Wasting Tasks For Businesses

Top 6 Time-Wasting Tasks For Businesses

18 October, 2016

You could walk into any department in any business and find someone performing a time wasting activity. It happens in every business of all sizes. But if you want to increase the productivity levels of yourself or your team you need to stop doing these six time-wasting things.

The Key Components Of A Formal Mobile Policy

The Key Components Of A Formal Mobile Policy

The number of businesses embracing mobile technology within the workplace is growing. As a business, Excelpoint understands the benefits of mobility, that’s why our software is mobile friendly! This blog will help you create a mobile policy or adapt your existing procedure to ensure that the organisation and the workforce are educated appropriately on mobile […]