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Supply Chain Risks and How to Overcome Them

The changes in business models in the past years have been huge. Start-ups are able to compete with global multi-national companies – thanks to the cloud. However, it is not all good when you abandon the old brick-and-mortar infrastructure. While third party suppliers and service providers allow you to be more innovative and they level the playing field against larger…

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Advantages of Receiving and Sending E-invoices

Electronic invoicing also known as e-invoicing is a form of electronic billing. It is used by trading partners to present and monitor transactional documents and make sure that the terms of trading agreement are being met. An electronic invoice or e-invoices, on the other hand, is an invoice document shared between suppliers and buyers in an electronic format. It is…

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Appterra Joins Forces with Descartes

Descartes Acquires Appterra

Strengthens Supply Chain Messaging Capabilities on the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has acquired Appterra, a leading US-based provider of cloud-based business-to-business (“B2B”) supply chain integration solutions. For over eight years, Appterra has helped its customers…

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5 Things to Consider when Using the IoT for Supply Chain

With one device talking to another, the Internet of Things can potentially change the industrial sector. It creates a great opportunity for companies to streamline and get rid of the waste in expensive and inefficient supply chains. It also allows companies to control their external environment and execute decisions. With the IoT, equipment can communicate data such as temperature and operation…

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Electronic Health Records: Is it a Good Idea?

Have you visited your physician recently? You may have noticed your doctor or his assistant typing on a tablet or computer as you talk. What he or she’s doing is updating your EHR. Electronic Health Records or EHR refer to the details of your medical life from your doctor’s perspective. They may include all the clinical data relevant to your…

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Supply Chain in the Future: Driving Innovation with Augmented Reality

Small businesses have caught a boost on their sales from Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game launched by Niantic. The game has been bringing in more customers and boosting their sales. It has helped businesses attract more customers and increase their revenue. However, this is only the start of the future of supply chain. The augmented reality trend is set…

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IoT and Its Effect on Small Businesses

The Internet of Things (IoT) is cast to impact our work and lives as the number of connected devices increases. As it expands, its effect on small business becomes more apparent. In the coming years, many business opportunities will be created as we welcome a more connected world. In the next few years, small businesses will be the major adopters…

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How to Improve Your Data Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

Data security is critical to businesses. It is hard to replace client information, bank account details, payment information, and personal files. It is also dangerous if they fall to the wrong hands. While data loss caused by natural disasters is devastating, losing them to hackers and malwares have much greater consequences. The Internet of Things offers tremendous opportunities for businesses….

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