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February 20, 2013
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Why Platform Matters When Choosing an ERP System
In order to survive, grow, and compete in the digital age, organizations need an ERP that is highly flexible and able to adapt. So, what are the tough platform questions you should ask yourself when shopping for an ERP?
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  Industry Update 
 
  • Nasdaq retail platform gets SEC approval
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved Nasdaq OMX's new retail platform, which is similar to offerings by NYSE Euronext and BATS Exchange. The effort aims to bring order flow, which is generally executed outside the exchanges, into the market and offer an alternative to the internalization of order flow that goes on at big retail brokerage houses, Anish Puaar writes. The Trade News (U.K.) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  New York Focus 
  Career Development 
  • How to sell your ideas like a "Shark Tank" contestant
    The reality show "Shark Tank," in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch ideas to judges, should be required viewing for business leaders, Stephanie Scotti writes. Contestants use attention-grabbing techniques, make their presentations personal, get judges directly involved and end with strong calls to action. "Consider applying these lessons to boost your confidence, inspire your listeners and exponentially increase your chances for a high-impact presentation," Scotti writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On The Economy 
  • Index shows a slip in home builders' confidence
    U.S. home builders have become less optimistic this month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. "This is partly due to ongoing uncertainties about job growth and consumer access to mortgage credit," NAHB Chairman Rick Judson said. "But it's also a reflection of the fact that builders are now confronting rising costs for building materials and, in some markets, limited availability of labor and lots as demand for new homes strengthens." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Money & Co. blog (2/19), eCreditDaily.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • Franklin Templeton readies its first ETF
    Mutual fund firm Franklin Templeton has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its first exchange-traded fund, a short-maturity bond fund. The Franklin Short Duration Government ETF would invest primarily in U.S. Treasurys and mortgage-backed bonds maturing in three years or less. IndexUniverse.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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We must travel in the direction of our fear."
--John Berryman,
American poet and scholar


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