Written By David Learned

How to Interpret the ROI of CRM

The question of Return on Investment (ROI) using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software can be so confusing that it is often dizzying, even for an experienced CRM expert.In fact, the entire discussion is one big grey area – there are no “absolutes” that can be applied across the board. There is no accurate ROI forecasting model or standard expectation of results. CRM is a very unique investment, and as a resu...

January 20, 2012
omniprise / business
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Written By Hitcents

ERP – CRM – HRM … what?

We’ve all heard about ERP, CRM and HRM before, but do we really know what those three very different technologies are all about? And how they can benefit our company? This short overview will help you understand the difference between ERP, CRM and HRM.Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a software application that coordinates and automates a smooth flow of information between various departments of an organization. ...

January 13, 2012
omniprise / business
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Written By Jon Peppers

10 Great Blogs for a Developer's RSS Feed

I wanted to compile a quick list of excellent blogs for programmers. Not all will apply to every developer, but spending a few minutes a day on Google Reader can give you great insight into different technologies and even hone your skills on the tools you use on a daily basis. Most of us have those few minutes to spare in a day, and I think a good blog read will benefit most developers more than seeing the latest lo...

December 22, 2011
development
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Written By Hitcents Staff

Planning CRM – 5 CRM-strategies to success

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is the successful blend of a business strategy and technology that enables a company to achieve their goals. The technology provides companies with ways to keep contact with existing customers, manage leads more effectively, measure results more often and standardize business processes. However, software can not do this on its own. The software is actually only there to help enab...

December 15, 2011
omniprise / business
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Written By Robert Camp

Aftermath of a viral hit

 Media companies are all after a viral hit.  Viral marketing can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.  While you can attract a ton of eyeballs to your brand, you also could end up crashing your servers.  The people who consume viral media often are not going to check back later, and will have a sour view of whatever is being promoted if you can’t keep the servers online.  Hitcents exper...

November 29, 2011
draw a stickman / technology
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Written By Charles Atkinson

To import or not to import

In today’s society, they say gold is the most valuable commodity, but I have to disagree. The most valuable commodity undoubtedly is “DATA.” It’s treated like the proverbial “Dragon Horde,” ever increasing, while not truly ever knowing what exactly is possessed. It doesn’t matter, it's mine I have it and I’m not going to get rid of it.

That’s all well and good but there comes a time in every company’s evolutio...

November 20, 2011
omniprise / business
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Written By Chris Nation

Draw a Stickman reaches 20 Million Views!

  The Draw A Stickman website has reached over 20 Million web visits!! As a result, the WKU Marching band decided to pay us a little visit....

November 03, 2011
draw a stickman
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Written By Philip Williams

The Making of DrawAStickman.com - Part 2: Evolution

As mentioned in my previous post, this is part of a recurring series about the methods and idealogy behind creating the animated stickman project. I had a concept of a stickman coming to life and I had created a prototype which received positive feedback when sharing it with others. Now it was time to take it to the next level.

Ideas Must Evolve

The initial concept seemed good, but where should I go from there? ...


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Written By Bryan Phillips

Aggregating Social Media for the iPhone

Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, blogs, etc. are all forms of social media. This list goes on and on and is about as infinite as human innovation. New forms are generated weekly, if not daily. Trying to sift through all the social data out there to just keep track of your very own updates can be as daunting as trying to find a needle in a hay stack.For the iPhone to keep track or even update the user on ...

October 03, 2011
technology
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Written By Philip Williams

The Making of DrawAStickman.com - Part 1: The Birth of an Idea

We recently launched drawastickman.com, an interactive website where visitors draw a stickman and take part in his animated adventure. It became a viral success overnight, attracting millions of visitors from every part of the globe and winning numerous awards.

In the next couple articles I'm going to describe the challenges and adventures we had developing such a unique website.

Be Creative Every Day

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September 28, 2011
draw a stickman / app development
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