Since globalization in the marketplace began, business knows no boundaries. Companies have adapted to operating across borders, in different time zones, and in different languages. And although this has been the case for quite some time, some Enterprise Resource Planning systems are still confined to just 2 or 3 languages.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is available in over 20 different languages and more than 30 countries worldwide. With multilingual translations in NAV, your employees can have access to the same database of information whether it’s English, Polish, Hungarian or Dutch. The list goes on and on. There’s no need for multiple databases since one database can have several languages.
Perhaps you don’t have employees that speak different languages, but you have customers or vendors that do. You can translate invoices and purchase orders into their native tongue. The possibilities are limitless.
Employee orientation (sometimes referred to as onboarding) is something that every small business does, but few do well. A new employee’s early success can be greatly increased by a thoughtful and productive orientation process. Frequently new employees are just handed a stack of forms to sign and given a quick tour of the facilities, including impromptu introductions to other staff.
Employee Orientation Checklist
Here is a checklist of some important items to cover on that first day:
But just as important as the above are some other tips that will ease the new employee’s transition:
Review office etiquette (eating at your desk, taking over cubicle walls, dress code, email policies, etc.)
Consider assigning an existing staff member as a ‘Buddy’ (to assist with any questions the new employee may have).
Be sure to set aside undivided time to meet with the new employee and have all relevant...0 Comments
There is a lot of information out there on the cloud and its benefits vs. in-house servers. Benefits of the cloud include anytime access, increased productivity, improved collaboration, and continuity. Of course there are areas to be considered before moving to the cloud including business processes and technical capabilities. Once the determination is made to move to the cloud, businesses can gain significant benefits.
Outlined below are some of the benefits of moving company email to Exchange with Office 365:
Access email, calendar, and contacts from the Microsoft cloud server - available anywhere and easy to edit, modify, delete or access - even from your smart phone. The most important thing to note with Office 365 is the cost savings and benefits over your current solution! With Office 365, your employees will have anytime access to email - even if your company has a power outage. Instead of replacing or purchasing an exchange server, which can costs thousands once labor and equipment are totaled...