Maximize ROI with a software training plan

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Baker Hill

When introducing a new software solution to your workplace, providing plenty of resources, training opportunities, and ongoing help to employees is paramount to a successful transition.

Staff training will ensure employees feel engaged and included in the process and implementation of new software. Training will also help you fully realize the software's capabilities, and employee input during training will shed light on a plethora of unique scenarios and applications of the new system.

Before implementing new software, be sure you have a well-planned training strategy in place.

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How Can You Apply Analytics to Your Institution’s Marketing Efforts?

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM by Baker Hill

By now, a majority of financial institutions recognize that marketing initiatives can and should be based on data, not guesswork. According to Capgemini, more than 60 percent of financial institutions in North America believe that big data analytics offers a significant competitive advantage and over 90 percent believe that successful big data initiatives will determine the winners of the future. Yet, many institutions still struggle to apply big data analytics to their marketing strategies. In fact, the same Capgemini study revealed that 63 percent of financial institutions are still in the exploration or experimentation phases of applying big data to initiatives within their organization.

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Why is it so hard to give up Excel?

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 2:41 PM by Baker Hill

We’re passionate about the work we do, and at times we can get a bit extreme. We’ve been known to throw the phrase “death to spreadsheets” around the office.

So it doesn’t really surprise me to see that some people are equally passionate on the other side of spreadsheets. Wall Street Journal recently ran a couple of stories about Excel—one on CFOs telling their teams to stop using it and a follow-up on the uproar the first story caused.

The lesson? People don’t love being told to change their process.

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