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Maricel Rivera is a freelancer writing for Comindware, a software company delivering innovative solutions for adaptive BPM and project management.

5 Free Online Marketing Tools for Serious Entrepreneurs

June 6, 2014 5:00 am4 comments
5 Free Online Marketing Tools for Serious Entrepreneurs

Online marketing is serious work, which is why you need the right tools to get the positive results you want to achieve. Oftentimes, however, these tools can be costly. For entrepreneurs that are just starting out, that can be a problem.

That being the case, consider the following online marketing tools that you can use for free, or for a fraction of the amount their pricier counterparts charge:

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Putting Collaboration to Good Use

February 17, 2014 5:00 am2 comments
Putting Collaboration to Good Use

Today, leadership strategies are a far cry from those developed decades ago. Companies are now making efforts to listen and value the inputs of their employees, since they are the ones who know how to get the real work done when it comes to project workarounds or how to simplify particular tasks.

But with the many software and other tools peppering the marketplace today, it’s easy to get confused. The key to picking the best software for your business is knowing what your team needs and what you’re trying to accomplish.

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Process Change and Your People: Are You Striking the Right Balance?

January 22, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Process Change and Your People: Are You Striking the Right Balance?

You introduced a process improvement plan during a meeting: the plan has been mapped out down to the smallest details and all you need to do now is announce the upcoming process changes to your team.

Despite their best efforts to stifle the urge to groan, roll their eyes in protest, or throw rotten tomatoes your way, your team members are sending out negative vibes so strong that they feel like nails being hammered into your skull, despite the considerable physical distance separating you from them.

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The Expanding Role of BPM in Customer Service and Why You Should Care

December 31, 2013 5:00 am2 comments
The Expanding Role of BPM in Customer Service and Why You Should Care

The most overused tenet of any business is probably “the customer is always right.” But the customer may not always be “right,” if one were to be so literal as to the word meaning. The customer may just not be expressing his or her wants or needs the correct way.

For any business to thrive, you must find a way to make sense of a dissatisfied customers’ wants to serve them better. The little things are what make the user’s experience even a bit easier matter.

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Is Your BPM Solution Responsive Enough to Keep Up?

November 5, 2013 5:00 am0 comments
Is Your BPM Solution Responsive Enough to Keep Up?

Nowadays, the pace at which things happen is quickening thanks to technology and the global reach of the internet.

Despite all the frenzy, if you’re in business, your main goals remain essentially the same: cut down your costs, increase revenue, and increase customer satisfaction, and customer retention and acquisition.

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BPM Software: Canned Solutions or Your Freedom to Customize?

September 24, 2013 5:00 am1 comment
BPM Software: Canned Solutions or Your Freedom to Customize?

Every business has their unique way of getting things done, whether that’s loan processing, employee hiring, supplies turnover, budget and expense planning, or other processes that require approval. But if you break these business processes down to their simplest forms, you get three takeaways: process, people, and philosophy.

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Financial Management Software Helps Businesses Get Their Numbers Right the Easy Way

August 16, 2013 1:26 pm0 comments
Financial Management Software Helps Businesses Get Their Numbers Right the Easy Way

As much as finance management is arguably one of the most important and labor-intensive processes businesses tackle on an ongoing basis, especially for those businesses with expanding finance management needs, utilization of finance administration software may be the more cost-effective alternative to taking home additional tasks or hiring new employees.

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HRM Software and How It Helps Solve Recurring HR Challenges

July 18, 2013 5:00 am0 comments
HRM Software and How It Helps Solve Recurring HR Challenges

People are a company’s most valuable asset yet managing them is not an easy task. In fact, human resources management (HRM) requires a great amount of emotional intelligence, business acumen, and outstanding organizational skills, familiarization with labor law practices, and a whole lot of patience, among many other things.

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12 Reasons to Automate Your Workflow Management

June 27, 2013 6:00 am2 comments
12 Reasons to Automate Your Workflow Management

Demystifying workflow management is really not rocket science. While the term “workflow management” may initially sound like you got to have some sort of a special degree to fully master it, the truth is workflow management is something you likely already do on a daily basis – whenever you get a task done.

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