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Integration starts with a little cogitation

So you get the benefits of integration and you want to make sure your HR department and accounts start talking to each other. But what are the next steps to take? Don’t worry, that’s where we come in. Here are some things to think about… Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 23 April 2014

Integrating CRM and finance. Great idea. Now, where do we start?

Your CRM system’s probably a bit like the DNA of your business. It runs through everything you do, from department to department. And it holds so much data that it’d make things so much easier if it just talked to the accounts system directly.  Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 16 April 2014

Go on, think different

Remember those ads from a certain IT provider that said “Think different”? Well, the same is true for devolved accounting. Yes there are obvious benefits for budget holders and for the people typing in the POs, but let’s stop and think big for a minute. This thing could fundamentally change your whole organisation… Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 16 April 2014

Marry in haste – repent at leisure!

One of the trends to emerge in recent times has been for charities and others in the not for profit sector to look for collaborative partnerships in order to cut costs. But, just as it is in your personal life, choosing the right partner can be a challenge, and - as it says in the marriage ceremony – ‘is not something to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly……..’  Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 16 April 2014

Heading into the cloud

The modern finance director or CFO is a technology evangelist, promoting digital and cloud technologies for the finance function and the business as a whole – but there is a gap between ambitions and reality. Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 16 April 2014

Fancy a Change?

Whether you’re the one responsible for implementing change in your charity or one of those experiencing the impact of the changes, it can be a pretty stressful experience. And all the more so if the change involves some tough, even painful, decisions for individuals – and for the organisation. Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 31 March 2014

Setting the right KPIs

Good managers use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – it’s the way to ensure you maintain optimal progress towards operational goals. Choosing the right KPIs is key too! Like anything you want to track, KPIs must be measurable, agreed in advance and must reflect the critical success factors for your organisation and your function within it. They must be controllable, limited in number and there must be target figure in mind. Read More

Written by: Kenneth Roles   

Posted: 31 March 2014

Here’s another good thing about the devolved world

Whatever your business may be, we bet it has lots of different departments. And when those departments don’t own their own data, they have to go ask the finance team for the facts and figures any time they want something. Time gets wasted and human error creeps in. Imagine if there was another way… Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 26 March 2014

Ear, ear, what’s all this then?

Smartphone apps are a great way of accessing useful financial data on the move but smartphones, and tablets, are increasingly vulnerable to hackers and fraudsters. So smartphone and tablet makers are bringing out the big guns – biometrics – to secure access. Tracey Caldwell explores the future of biometrics... Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 26 March 2014

Designing bluQube

Our Visual Brand Co-ordinator, Rachel Boughton, explains how she works to ensure bluQube is as intuitive and user friendly as it can be  Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 26 March 2014