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Technology Implementation: Don’t Forget About the PEOPLE

People, process, technology. People. Process. Technology. We hear these three words together so often, it’s easy to forget their individual and interdependent roles in making a business run smoothly and effectively. So what do they really mean for a business? These three concepts are the who and how business gets done. They are what takes […]

Why Gamification is Moving at Lightning Speed

The hype cycle for gamification is coming to its best conclusion: We’re off the peak of inflated expectations, and Salesforce is a ripe environment for growing your gamification clout. The gaming industry has moved into the mainstream and a remarkable number of people are happily “achievement hunting” via mobile devices, computers and gaming systems. Gamification […]

Hiring a CPQ Consultant: What should I know? (Part III)

Welcome back for the final edition of our three-part series on preparing to hire a Salesforce Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) implementation consultant. Today we’re covering the process of evaluating and hiring potential consulting partners. This post will also offer suggestions for setting realistic expectations of your first CPQ release for maximum success. If you missed […]

Why You Need A Partner When Buying An ERP System

This article outlines the business, technical and financial reasons why you need a partner when selecting an enterprise resource planning application (ERP) from a software vendor. Keep reading to discover the questions you should be asking, best practices for implementation and where investing in a partner can save your in-house resources.   They bring a […]

Hiring a CPQ Consultant: What should I know? (Part II)

Welcome back! Welcome back  for part two of our CPQ series! If you missed part one, no need to worry, just click here to get all caught up. So, you are thinking about giving your quoting team some powerful new tools. Great decision! If your CPQ business case is mature enough to justify bringing in […]

IT Advisory Services

We at Statêra are often asked to help clients determine the best path forward for their IT organizations — often in turmoil. The issues vary from one client to another (staffing, runaway costs, unhappy customers, etc.), and the solutions are no less varied. It comes down to an honest conversation with the CFO or the […]

Hiring a CPQ Consultant: What should I know?

Welcome to part one of a three part series on what to know before you hire a CPQ consultant. Where to begin? So, you are thinking about giving your quoting team some powerful new tools. Well, set aside your confidence in your implementation plan, forget your belief in how closely aligned your current and future […]

Data Migration Testing

Welcome back! Are you ready for the final installment of our Data Migration series? Our final look will focus on testing after integrating data from external applications. If you haven’t had a chance to read the other posts in the series, no need to worry! To check out part 1, part 2, or part 3, […]

Business Strategy in the Fortnite Era

In thinking about the concept of Business Strategy, I cannot help but draw certain parallels between it and the popular video game Fortnite. For those who may not be as familiar, Fortnite is a “cooperative shooter survival game” made for up to four players.  Be the Last Person Standing After taking a shotgun hit from […]