A Software Package for Business Change – Odoo ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is defined as an “information system package that integrates information and information based processes within and across functional areas in an organization”

Earlier applications were aimed at particular customers with restricted functionality and isolated from other applications. Whereas Odoo ERP is a business tool that sums up all the applications required by an organization and connects to other organizations. Today, ERP have added new functions such as product data management, electronic commerce, supply chain management and warehouse management.

Therefore, OdooERP makes the business competent.

The implementation of Odoo Enterprise Resource Planning to a project involves:

Project Planning

Business & Operational analysis including Gap analysis

Business Process Reengineering

Installation and configuration

Project team training

Business Requirement mapping

Module configuration

System interfaces

Data conversion

Custom Documentation

End user training

Acceptance testing

Post implementation/Audit support

There are a number of OdooERP systems available in the market which makes it difficult to choose the right one for a business. Odoo ERP selection is a difficult yet important task. There are a few guidelines to be followed while selecting the ERP:

Set up the need for Odoo ERP/CRM software.

Take the right ERP selection team.

Buy a customized ERP software.

Assess Odoo- ERP implementation Partner.

While selecting the Odoo ERP, you should go for a simple and refined one. Such solutions are easier to implement as well as for the employees to use.

Common mistakes when you go for building s/w are:

Including too many features.

Developing on multiple platforms in the initial stage.

Not focusing on the user experience.

No flexibility.

Lack in monetization planning.

Ignoring the importance of marketing.

Not using analytics services.

Avoiding mistakes will much likely help erp developers to succeed in their business; keeping the users engaged will improve the revenue of income. No doubt, the execution of the idea is equally important. Efforts are to be channelized in the right direction will help the developers to build applications that users love and achieve desired results.

ERP/CRM will help you to develop your customer base and keep them informed. You will be able to include offers on discounts and other information, which makes your customers realize that you consider them unique and specifically a customer that you want a relationship with rather than just treat them as a number. Through these softwares for business, you are able to communicate in a much extensive way as compared to emails, which might remain unread.

Benefits Of Selling Products In The Information Marketing Business

In my opinion, the best home business in the world is the information marketing business. What is “information marketing”? Well it’s simply the process of selling instructional information in the form of: books, eBooks, CD’s, DVD’s, newsletters, seminars, and even membership sites. This is the ultimate lifestyle business.

And it’s even better on the internet. Many people have been running their own information marketing business offline for decades. But with the advent of the internet, it has taken information marketing to a totally new level. The main component of the information marketing business is something called, “information products”.

As I stated earlier, information products are simply products that deliver instructional information. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in or the kind of products and services you sell – you can use info products to boost your sales and profits, along with adding another income stream into your business.

For example, a bakery shop owner could offer a free report (another form of information product) about how to make red velvet cupcakes. Then for every person who requests this information, the bakery shop owner can send out the free report, plus a copy of their menu – that already includes the red velvet cupcake that they can buy from their offline store, or website.

And the list goes on and on. Almost all businesses that I know of can use this very same approach to boost their sales, and add a new revenue stream. You can even make this your entire business, and sell products for hundreds of dollars – depending on your niche, and the components of your product.

You can get high profit margins with information products and the business of info marketing. Products are very cheap to produce also. You could sell a CD for $19, and have it only cost you 50 cents to reproduce it. Don’t believe me? Well, consider this for example.

Have you ever seen those late night infomercials about ab workouts or real estate ventures and etc? Well, those people are simply selling information products. They’ve exited out of the real estate game and the bodybuilding game, and are now making the bulk of their money selling information products.

Yeah you may buy their $19 product and they send you a lot of stuff, but more than likely after you order, a telemarketer will call you and try to upsell you on a $2,000 product, showing you the “real” secrets. This is nonsense – but this is how they REALLY make their money.

I don’t want to assimilate them as “sharks”, but I just want you to be aware of how information products are popular online. It’s easy for you to get started selling your information products, you just need the right guidance, and a good marketing plan to sell your products.

And yes, you can use information products in your business to boost your sales and add another stream of income in your life. Be sure to use them today – because they are very profitable. I even sell them in my business.

Good luck with selling information products today.

Review of Ewen Chia and Patric Chan’s Latest Live Seminar – Secrets of Internet Business

Hordes of fans of two widely-known internet marketers Ewen Chia and Patric Chan have witnessed a grand merging of the two internet tycoons and gurus through a once in a lifetime seminar.

With their series of seminars on Secrets of Internet Business, the latest came out just as everybody has expected-witty, lively and practical. The series of seminars both available in Malaysia and Singapore (where Ewen and Patric came from respectively) has inspired online businessmen and wannabes to strive more for their internet businesses.

Hailing from Singapore, Ewen Chia has plunged into every opportunity internet marketing can offer. He has been dubbed as the “World’s No. 1 Super Affiliate” and has extensive knowledge on the areas of internet marketing, product creation, online branding, profit leveraging and business integration. He has been in the field since 1997.

During the latest seminar on Secrets of Internet Business, he was able to share to his audience the same dynamic tips and ideas he included in his books such as the “How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too.” He talked about generation of traffic which will help you big time in getting visitors and customers for your website. He even applied the idea to social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. He also demonstrated to the audience how to use these sites effectively.

Ewen was also able to effectively outline the Cloning Program, which is another component of his easiest way to make money online. The idea of this program is for internet business people to copy their mentors, rather than create their own pattern in doing online marketing.

Patric Chan continued teaching the students on how to make money online. For his part, he shared to the audience how he used YouTube to drive traffic. He relayed to the listeners about what videos will most likely attract viewers and how to make such videos.

Patric has been in the industry of internet marketing since 2003, and has since then demonstrated his skill and ingenuity with online business. He has been expert in niche marketing and has profited with online business fortes in personal growth, movie and pets among others.

During the seminar, he also shared about the advantages of blogging on making money online. He even showed a few samples of auto-blogging sites which paved the way for him to earn big cash.

For finale, Patric offered tips to the audience on how to create auto blogging by themselves through the system called MASS, after which he followed with a lesson on FLIPPA system to create income.

Both speakers offered practical and varied topics which can be found useful for experienced online business practitioners and neophytes as well. And, with the success of Ewen and Patric’s previous seminars, internet marketers and those interested in plunging into the industry of internet marketing, will surely want to see them live and learn a lot about earning money online.

3 Free Super Twitter Tips for Business

Twitter boasts of 310 Million active users on its platform. It is right there behind Facebook in terms of popularity and usage.

What is amazing about Twitter is how it restricts messages from users within 140 words, thereby challenging its users to be brief and witty.

I have been using Twitter for years helping promote my client’s businesses and our business using the platform.

Here are 3 free super Twitter tips to help your business grow better on Twitter:

  1. Twitter Profile Creation:

Twitter profile reflects what your business is. The profile picture should perfectly fit into the image box. The image should be clear, visible and not stretched.

Businesses can use their logo or image of the founder in profile section in Twitter.

Next comes your cover photo. I usually recommend businesses to use image of the service/product they sell or an office image of their business to reflect what they do.

Again, the selection of image depends on what is it that you are trying to achieve with your account. If you are in a business where clients must look at your office premise, I recommend putting an office image else images of products are a good start to create a banner.

For creating attractive cover photos, you can use Canvas’s free service. They have a wonderful feature to create Twitter cover image with all dimensions set before hand.

  1. Content Creation and Promotion:

Twitter is a platform which relies on short communications. I.e, your message cannot exceed 140 words. It is a perfect platform for you to be brief and to the point. You can create content related to your company’s services, products and use your company’s blog links to share content.

If your content is exceeding the limit set by Twitter, try using images. You can create beautiful images and post them with a 140-word tweet. It is a technique used frequently by most of the companies on Twitter.

Twitter’s users like to indulge in meaningful conversations. You can anytime respond to Twitter of others, retweet their tweets and quote their tweets.

Another tip while promoting your content to a large user base is to use the right hashtags for your content. This ensures when someone clicks on the hashtag, your content is there in the list.

You never know, one of your tweets might just go Viral and help your reach masses.

While promoting on Twitter, I highly recommend you do not get into an online fight with a troll. They have the energy and time to keep you engaged in meaningless conversations. Also, brands should be aware of how they represent themselves on Twitter.

Fights with troll is not one of the memories you want your brand to be associated with. Although a friendly banter is clearly accepted.

  1. Linking Twitter with website and offline presence:

Twitter profile of your business can see a rapid growth once it is linked properly to your website.

Here are the things you can do to link your website with Twitter:

  1. You can show your Twitter feed on your Website.
  2. Show a follow button asking website visitors to follow on Twitter.
  3. Share button with easy option to promote your content on Twitter.

And Twitter should be a part of your offline presence where your visiting card, company’s hoarding, banners everywhere there should be a clear link of your company’s Twitter profile.

You can also give discounts and coupons on your Twitter account. This will encourage your visitors to keep a regular check of your Twitter feeds and will lead to a better coverage of tweets sent through your profile.

Twitter is a powerful platform to run your business campaigns. It also doubles up as a simple medium to listed to your customer’s grievances.

Tomorrow, if you have a customer who does not want to go through the tedious process of contacting your customer care and the wait on phone they make us go through, he/she might just go to Twitter and drop you a simple tweet.

It has worked perfectly fine with me. I have been able to make two companies listed to my grievances without having to go through their customer care department which is usually an outsourced inbound call centre.

Twitter if used correctly can turn into an effective tool for your business’s promotion on internet.