While dusting off the bunting, making my son’s ‘prince outfit’ for the Royal-Wedding-dressing-up-day at school and preparing myself for the ‘wedding of the year’ on Friday, I was struck by a series of tenuous links between the Royal Wedding and the story we’re telling here at Sage in our latest marketing campaign.
I feel like I have been on a long journey since last June when I applied to run London Marathon 2011 for Guide Dogs. So I felt compelled to write a blog article about it and how what I have learnt can apply equally to implementation of a customer relationship management (CRM) project as running a marathon.
As part of our Sage People Advice service we keep our customers up to speed with HR, employment law and health and safety advice. One of the top topics with our customers lately has been the changes in paternity rights and what they need to do to make sure they tick all the boxes.
Well, it’s that time again where we’re asking for your help. If you are an online retailer – we need your help in gathering information so that we can provide you with a report focused on checkout conversions and the factors that contribute to visitors dropping out of the purchase process. We’ll then compile our report helping you to navigate through what successful businesses do to maximise their conversion rates.
To anyone outside of the world of accountancy “XBRL” is the tagging of financial data. Every bit of data on your financial statement is tagged so that computers can easily select, collate, analyse and exchange the data. Add an “i” onto your XBRL and you have “iXBRL” the human readable format of this financial data. Phew, easy.
But what is innovation and how can a business utilise it? What does an innovation culture look like? Will creating an innovation culture require greater investment from HR? And can technology help make innovation happen?
We think that the new features and improvements in Sage Instant Accounts 2011 will give our customers (that’s you) more time to take care of your business. We also thought that you’d have some great tips on how to spend this extra time giving your business a boost and asked for you to send them in so that we could share them with other small businesses.
Since joining the Sage HR and Payroll team I have come to completely admire payroll professionals. I am sure we are all guilty, including myself, of forgetting, or not even really thinking about the people that make the reason we come into work a reality.