Thursday, August 31, 2006

Product shots in B2B Web apps improve bottom line.

Including product images in e-commerce ordering apps and shopping carts ensures that the correct product is being ordered, and prevents click-errors and order-entry typos. This saves businesses a ton of money on returns, delivery delays, and manufacturing production delays.

For example, here's the new online order interface recently added to Note: as you order, the images appear in your cart, allowing you to prevent any mistakes.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Creating Extra Functionality in mrc Calendar Template

You've probably seen samples of mrc's calendar template in action, and as an mrc customer, you may have one of your own...but does it have all of the functionality you need?

Well, now it's easy to include additional functions in your calendar such as search capabilities and drop down menus. Here's how»

Friday, August 25, 2006

Seven Pillars of BI Success

Whether you get your business information via a dashboard, portal, or some other interface, the BI tool has become the primary domain of IT's most important constituents: end-users.

This Intelligent Enterprise article takes you through the seven "pillars," or best practices that support the most successful BI implementations, and where you should direct your focus to start achieving BI success and solid business alignment.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pop Quiz: which design changes are most important, and why?

We recently put through a major design overhaul. Why? Well, we've been doing quite a bit of talking recently on corporate branding, and what is important when establishing a look for your Web site...and that got us thinking. Where did this site need to improve?

So you tell us...

Pop Quiz: Which design changes are most important to the site, and why?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Using AJAX techology for better functionality and easier navigation

As an mrc customer, here is one perk courtesy of AJAX technology that can make your Web application navigation super easy. Here's what I mean: Go to this application and click on one of the customer name links. Now, do you see the tabs that appear at the bottom?

Note that each tab correlates to a different application, but the data that appears is only to the record selected. You never have to leave the Web page.

Here's how to include it in your application»

Friday, August 18, 2006

Preparing your laptop for airport security.

This article from Information Week gives some useful tips for business travelers, particularly those traveling to and from the UK with the latest security restrictions.

Friday, August 11, 2006

What's the right Web "combo platter" for your business?

Listen to this brand new (and very quick) podcast on the three main Web venues available to your business, some potential areas where you could benefit in each, and what to consider when determining which combination will help your business get the most out of the Internet.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Color code your data to see things at a glance.

An easy way to do this is by using Conditional Calculations (Calcs) in m-Power applications.

mrc's conditional calcs also allow you to customize customer views/available links based on log-ins, allow users to update/add/delete a record depending on the value of a specific field, and color code your data for easy analysis.

Here's how you can take advantage of this feature»

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Diagnose and treat IT-client relationship breakdown before the break-up.

Although not a new issue, the breakdown of working relations between IT departments and their internal clients appears to be getting not only more common, but also more serious. Almost every organization has at least some of the symptoms. What are yours?

This article from Darwin Magazine helps you put an end to the finger-pointing and breakdowns, and vaccinate, diagnose, and cure these common ailments.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Executive Brief: Improve business/IT alignment.

As a sidebar to an article on the drive for better Structured IT Management, this quick article from Intelligent Enterprise, delivers on one of our favorite topics: How to Turn IT Resources Toward Strategic Business Advantage.

Its tips include: improving business agility, getting out of reactive mode, and using tools to improve IT executives' business understanding.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

New look to Web site targets an easier way to find the information you need.

You may have noticed that we've updated our site again to give you an easier way to find the information you seek.

Now you can begin navigating the site starting with topics that are near and dear to your position. You get what you need»

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