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10 Ways to Make Your Team More Productive (Infographic)

There are few worse crises to hit the office than an unproductive workday — or worse workweek! The simple fact is, you have to get on top of poor productivity… Read more » The post 10 Ways to Make Your Team More Productive (Infographic) appeared first on

How This Small Tech Powerhouse Uses Their CRM To Do More

Bernard Morgan owner of ICS+ writes custom building automation software and has some great tips to share on how Salesforce has positively impacted his small business. ICS+ is a company that that takes things like lighting, HVAC, and audio/video digital signage and combines it into one common interface—Bernard calls it a “universal remote for a building.” Think hotel ballrooms, hospitality spaces, and sports bars. ICS+ helps venues such as these combine disparate systems into one entity. Although Bernard and his business partner, and wife, started ICS+ in their spare bedroom 13 years ago, they have grown into a successful small business due in part to the integrative capabilities of Salesforce. Salesforce Can Do It All “The easy question is, ‘what don’t we do with Salesforce’ at this point,” said Bernard with a laugh. Because every project ICS+ does is completely custom, there is an enormous amount of information to bring that requires interfacing with a number of different people on the projects. “We’re talking to so many different systems, there are so many different points of the lead, on different things so being able to find out who’s doing what part of the project at any time [is important].” Bernard shared that Salesforce technology gives ICS+ the convenience of a consolidated view. Bernard uses Salesforce for more than sales. “Although we do it for the sales side, we actually use it for the service and as our project management system as well.” Project management is essential in running a service-based small business. Bernard shared some solid advice, “You can’t tell the customer, ‘I don’t know.’” By leveraging Salesforce as a project management system, Bernard is able to, “keep all the moving parts together on one platform so I could get one single point of truth to find out who’s on this project. Our entire project management system is on Salesforce.” Did you know Salesforce was so versatile? Using Salesforce as a project management system allows Bernard and ICS+ to have cases, servicing, and invoicing all on the same platform. The result is that all of the data comes in and…

Why Independent Project Managers are Most Effective

When it comes to project management, many employers are unsure whether or not they should be managed internally or by an outsider. Whilst it is true that there certainly are… Read more » The post Why Independent Project Managers are Most Effective appeared first on

How to Meet Project Deadlines Every Time – Without Fail

As an entrepreneur or young professional, you’ll always have doubters. Age and experience come with stigmas, and the only way to escape them is by instilling confidence through consistent results.… Read more » The post How to Meet Project Deadlines Every Time – Without Fail appeared first on

10 Reasons the Death Star Project Failed

The Death Star is a fictional project that most reading this will have heard of at some point in their life. It was first featured in the first of the… Read more » The post 10 Reasons the Death Star Project Failed appeared first on

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