Erp A Key For Business Growth

The definition of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) in 90s included finance, human resources, order management and manufacturing. Because of todays high level competition in businesses, customer satisfaction have gained top priority in everyones mind. However, today ERP is referred as a technology strategy that joins a set of business functions, such as finance, HR and purchasing, with operational aspects, such as manufacturing or distribution, through tight linkages from operational business transactions to financial records. Its a widespread idea that executing ERP improves efficiency and provides a transparent view on productivity and growth. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution checks your business software that has been designed to record and manage your enterprise data.

Advantages of a well-planned ERP

A good ERP strategy must include potential vendors, business processes, business requirements, business goals, deployment strategy, business and technical architecture. ERP is considered as the backbone of a businesss operations and the primary system-of-record.

1. Combination of all business processes

To understand a well implemented ERP system, it must combine all aspects of your business from customer, to planning and scheduling, till the production and distribution of the products that you make.

2. Increases overall performance

Applying an ERP solution will check that the routine reporting work of employees at all levels are reduced. It also helps your companys management to understand their workforce in a better manner from analyzing individual performance through different business sites to visualizing the overall performance of an entire operating zone. Hence, it helps organizations to take strategic decisions as well.

3. Operational efficiency

If your business is small with less than 50 employees, then it is easier for you to manage, control and track things. But, when the business multiplies and you have an employee strength of more than 1000 employees, it becomes difficult to maintain and control workforce, different processes and procedures. Implementing an ERP solution could help businesses update variety of processes, log them and track them on an hourly basis. In addition, it increases productivity and profitability thereby reducing operating and overhead expenses.

4. Improves accuracy and consistency

In organizations where different departments are not properly integrated, information is inconsistent and sometime inaccurate. The views of every department might vary and hence, the information that they provide the manager will also be different. This hints to confusions and wrong decisions being made. Implementing an ERP solution will make sure that all information is maintained and managed in a consistent manner across the departments.

5. Quality Reports and Performance Analysis

Analysis on ERP will allow you to produce financial and meeting room quality reports, as well as to conduct analysis on the performance of your organization. Overall, ERP solutions work as an excellent information tool especially for medium and large businesses, for better decision making and accomplishing required goals. Hence, its a must for every growing business.

Career Directors International Announced 2014 Complimentary Booth Opportunities For Resume Writers

Melbourne, Florida, February 06, 2014 – For the tenth consecutive year, Career Directors International (CDI) is able to again offer complimentary booth space at job fairs, speaking engagement opportunities at industry conferences, and paid resume critiques to the career industry’s resume writers and career coaches.

As a popular method for connecting job seekers with employers both large and small, an industry has been built to host job fairs to meet these needs. CDI began partnering with National Career Fairs in 2009 as one of the first of its kind to offer fairs in major cities across the U.S. A few years later CDI built a relationship with Coast to Coast Career Fairs with the same premise. For 2014, CDI is excited to announce a new alliance with CloudHire, an organization that hosts virtual job fairs for cities located throughout the United States.

The process for resume writers and career coaches is simple – members of CDI can occupy complimentary booth space, valued at $1200+ at any of over 300 events annually on a first-come-first-serve basis. In exchange for this face-time and visibility with job seekers, the participants will provide free resume critiques and impart job search advice.

CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, who built her initial private practice with job fair participation states, “If a resume writer or career coach is looking to meet a high volume of prospects face-to-face, there is no better opportunity than at a job fair. The fact that it is at no cost to CDI members makes it a can’t-miss opportunity.”

DeCarlo also added that there are techniques to making job fairs work for the individual and that CDI offers this instruction to members at no cost via on-demand teleclass to ensure their members understand how to use job fairs effectively as a business-building technique.

Currently, CDI has posted links to the schedules for opportunities with partners National Career Fairs, Coast to Coast Career Fairs, and CloudHire within their membership section. Additional opportunities at conferences and major newspaper events will be posted as they come available.

About CDI: Career Directors International – CDI is a global membership-based organization of career coaches, resume writers, and other career professionals who seek to position themselves as industry leaders who make a difference while making an exceptional living. CDI fosters a rich, dynamic, and empowering environment for growth, professional development, career satisfaction, and industry credibility for its members.

Press Contact:
Laura DeCarlo
Career Directors International
Melbourne, Florida
+1 (321) 752-0442

Starting Your Desktop Publishing Career

Are you considering a desktop publishing career? Well to begin with, make sure you know what desktop publishers do. Desktop publishers use computer software, format and combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts, and other visual graphic elements to produce publication ready material. This material can range from books to business cards, calendars, magazines, newsletters and newspapers, packaging, slides, and tickets.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, there were about 32,000 people employed as desktop publishers in 2006 in the United States. Most of these worked in the printing and publishing industries. You can pursue a desktop publishing career nationwide from home, however many jobs are located in major cities.

You do not need a college degree to start a desktop publishing career, but the BLS strongly recommends it. Those with either certificates or an associates or bachelors degree will have more, and better, job opportunities available to them. Many people working in this field learn on the job, but many others learn by taking classes and specialized desktop publishing programs.

It is strongly recommended that anyone considering a desktop publishing career have all or most of the following: good communication skills, basic computer skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to compute ratios to estimate job costs, good manual dexterity, the ability to pay attention to detail and work independently, good eyesight (including visual acuity, depth perception, field of view, color vision, and the ability to focus quickly), and artistic ability.

Though the BLS does not predict any serious growth in the desktop publishing industry through 2016, jobs will be available due to natural attrition in the workforce, which will need to be replaced. The BLS also states that the median earnings for someone in a desktop publishing career were $34,130 in 2006.

Those entering a desktop publishing career with limited training and experience may start as helpers receiving instruction from experienced desktop publishers. As one masters more skills and learns how to use new software, he or she can advance to positions with greater responsibility. This may include supervisory or management positions. Some desktop publishers may start their own companies or work as independent contractors, many of these publishers work at home. Those who are more artistic talent and can further their education may find opportunities in graphic design or commercial art. These are often higher paying careers, that can also be done from home or in a major city.

Google Admob Will Focus On App Advertising

It is reported that Google announced that it would stop its mobile advertising company AdMob’s mobile Web advertising service.

In 2009, Google acquired AdMob with $ 750 million in order to achieve its expansion of the search advertising business in the mobile applications and mobile network. However, in the run-in period over the past year, Google halted certain services of AdMob because of the overall strategy. For example, Google stopped AdMob’s download and exchange of advertising business a few months ago. Today, AdMob’s mobile Web advertising service is about to become a history.

At the same time, Google announced in a timely manner that AdMob will focus on service mobile application developers, and mobile search AdSense will be responsible for mobile network publishers. Even after more than a year of running, Google still needs to clarify the overlap business of AdMob and AdSense, but eventually made the above decision.

As to the mobile application advertising, all participants of AdSense for Mobile Applications Service will be transferred to be in the charge of AdMob. Google said, AdMob is now the major advertising solution of mobile application developer.

Google said that AdMob’s support fro the older WAP mobile site will be terminated on September 30. For the site and advertising that can be browsed by smart phones and other advanced devices, AdMob’s product support time will be slightly longer, but eventually phased out.

AdMob and AdSense are overlapped in the features of the products. It is also reasonable that Google makes the necessary cuts or consolidation. For example, Google announced in the last fall, AdMob network’s iPhone and Android application developer is not available in AdMob advertising, its advertising is still on the show of the AdSense.

Despite earlier reports say that the integration road of AdMob will not be easy, but the AdMob still has a steady stream of customers. Although it is not clear how much trouble Google’s current adjustment will bring to the application developers, but it is certain that Google’s AdMob and AdSense business will not be affected.

In the April, AdMob’s ads request in a day is more than 2.7 billion times, 70 million times more than in January’s statistics. The number of supporting mobile sites and applications is 80,000, 30,000 more than the number in January.

AdMob also mentioned the potential of the Tablet PC advertising market. The advertising request from the Tablet PC platform accounted for 25% of the entire mobile platform.

China Steel Industry – Overview, Trends, Prospects And Swot Analysis

Emerging Markets Direct (EMD) announced the release of their latest China Steel Industry Report 2H10. It states that China ranked number one in crude steel production (reaches 567.8 million metric tons) again in 2009, which is 13.5% higher than previous year and sharing 46.3% of the world’s total.

The report first profiles the China Steel Industry.Driven by China’s economic development, production of steel reached 426.6 million tons as of August 2010, and is expected to reach 640 million tons for the full year. Finished steel products also increased significantly, EMD outlines the growth scenario of finished steel products, out of which heavy rail track material has an impressive growth of 52.8%.

The Chinese industry is highly fragmented with approximately 800 steel mills, majority state-owned in nature. EMD lists out the production by province out of which Hebei province comes first among other Chinese provinces (22% of total China production).

The EMD report then covers market trends and outlook. The Chinese government introduced measures to curb the over-heated property market in August 2010. According to our report, China’s steel consumption is expected to decelerate in 2011. As the no.1 steel importing country, what will be the impact? EMD gives you an overview of the import numbers and steel price.
It also provides a discussion on the export market. In 2009, China fell from no.1 to no.4 in the export of steel product. Exports rose by 153% YoY in the first half of 2010 due to the revival of the marco-economic condition. With the removal of tax rebates on certain steal products in July, will exports still increase in the coming months? What is the impact of China exports on other ASEAN countries?

What are the prospects of the China steel sector? What is the outlook for steel price? How does the performance differ between Chinese and non-Chinese steel producers? What are the factors leading to the difference in their EBITDA? The China Steel Industry report gives you the background to answer these questions.

Finally, it describes the competitive landscape and leading players of the industry. The China Steel Industry report provides basic company profile, history, financial highlights, performance data, recent development and SWOT analysis of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Baosteel Co. Ltd, Anshan Iron & Steel Group, Angang Steel Company Ltd., Wuhan Iron & Steel Group, Hebei Iron & Steel Group Company Ltd.

Table of Content
1. Industry Profile
1.1 Global Steel Industry
1.2 China Steel Industry
1.2.1 The Structure of the Industry
1.2.2 Fragmentation of the Chinese Steel Industry
1.3 Industry Production
1.3.1 Production of Steel Products
1.3.2 Production by Province
2. Market Trends and Outlook
2.1 Steel Consumption
2.2 Imports Market
2.3 Exports Market
2.3.1 Impact of China Export on Southeast Asia
2.4 Prices
2.5 Market Outlook
3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix
3.1 Leading Players
3.1.1 Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation
3.1.1.1 Baosteel Co. Ltd
3.1.2 Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation
3.1.2.1 Angang Steel Company Ltd
3.1.3 Wuhan Iron & Steel Group
3.1.4 Hebei Iron & Steel Group Company Ltd
3.2 Comparative Matrix
3.3 SWOT Analysis

4. Tables and Charts
Table 1: Major Steel Producing Countries (million metric tons) in 2008 and 2009
Table 2: Top 20 Steel Exporting Countries in 2009 (million metric tons)
Table 3: Top 20 Steel Importing Countries in 2009 (million metric tons)
Table 4: Major Chinese Steel Producers (million tons) in 2008 and 2009
Table 5: Production of Finished Steel Products (thousand tons) in 2008 and 2009
Table 6: Steel Production by Province (thousand tons) in 2008 and 2009
Table 7: Steel Imports by Quantity (thousand tons) from 2003 to 2009
Table 8: Steel Export by Quantity (thousand tons) from 2003 to 2009
Table 9: Price of Whorl Steel 22mm Q235 by Province (RMB per ton) from 2006 to 2009
Table 10: Baosteel Co. Ltd Distribution of Business Income and Cost of Principal Business Segments (RMB million)
Table 11: Leading Players Financial Highlights 2008 and 2009
Chart 1: World Crude Steel Production (‘000 metric tons) from 2003 – 2009
Chart 2: World Steel Production by Geographical Distribution in 2009
Chart 3: Production of Steel and Steel Products from 2001 to August 2010
Chart 4: Production of Iron Ore, Pig Iron and Coke from 2002 to August 2010
Chart 5: Production of Steel Billet by Large and Medium Enterprises from 2002 to August 2010
Chart 6: Imports of Iron Ore from 2000 to 2008
Chart 7: Steel Product Exports in China from January 2009 to August 2010
Chart 8: Exports of Selected Steel Products by Value from 2007 to August 2010
Chart 9: Trade Balance of Iron & Steel from 2005 to August 2010
Chart 10: Prices of Selected Steel Products (RMB per ton) from January 2009 to July 2010
Chart 11: EBITDA per Ton Forecast from 2004 to 2011
Chart 12: EBITDA per Ton by Region from 2006 to 2015
Chart 13: Baosteel Co. Ltd Distribution of Steel and Steel Products

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Setting An Advertising And Marketing Budget

Advertising requires a huge investment. How much money an organization is willing to spend to promote their campaigns will also affect how they will be able to achieve their advertising objectives. Here are some of the methods or approaches to setting an advertising budget:

1. Percentage of Sales

This method or approach is based on a percentage of previous sales or a percentage of predicted sales. This works best for companies with a stable and predictable sales pattern. But this approach tends to assume that the sales are directly related to advertising which is not the case. There are a lot of other elements and factors that will also affect the sales. And this will also mean that your advertising budget may not be appropriate to the amount of sales promotion your business needs.

2. Based on Tasks

This approach relates the expenses to the specific Marketing and Advertising activities that make up Advertising Campaigns. It involves listing down who it is that the ad needs to reach, how often should the business advertise, what medium is more effective in reaching the target audience, and how much will it cost. The method is about creating a budget that will allow the business to meet their particular objectives.

3. What is Affordable

Most small companies use this approach wherein they only spend what they can to avail of an Effective Advertising. Its understandable that such small companies may not have a lot of profits to sacrifice in order to advertise. But since there is no attempt to match goals with advertising, a large amount of money could be wasted. It is when market is especially bad or sales are low, that is the time to invest greatly on promoting your products and services.

4. Best Guess

A lot of companies who are new to Advertising and Marketing may lack the knowledge on how much is needed to invest in advertising in order to achieve their goals and objectives. What happens most of the time is that marketers would tend to rely on their best guess or judgment on what their advertising budget should be. There are also instances wherein marketers would follow a competitors budget. Doing so will only prevent the business to have that competitive advantage in increasing their sales.

Some methods and approaches may be easier for some companies but that does not mean it will be effective. Also, budgets that work for others does not mean that it will work for you. It is important to strategize and analyze which approach matches your goals and objectives. Out of Home Media Owners like SMRT Media have different rates that will be able to suit any budget for Advertising Campaigns make possible.

Internet Advertising In Russia, Internet Promotion Site In Russia, Social Networking In Russia

Internet Advertising in Russia
It is a known fact that the number of internet users is growing very fast and if you need to market your products in Russia, you cannot afford to neglect Russian websites. Advertising your products on Russian websites is as much important as advertising on television or radio. As more and more people search for products and services online, internet advertising in Russia has become significant. There are various ways through which internet advertising is possible, each of them is briefed below:-
Internet Promotion Site in Russia
To promote a product or service in Russia, a creative and animated banner is designed and placed on popular and relevant Russian websites, so that the internet users view it and are attracted to buy your product or service.
Website Promotion in Russian Search Engines
If you really want to beat your competitors and establish your reputation in Russian market, then it becomes necessary to promote your website in Russian search engines. Promoting your website in yandex.ru can prove to be quite beneficial for you as it is the leader amongst all search engines used by Russian internet users. To get your website to rank on top position in Russian search engines, you need to avail SEO services in Russia.
Social Networking in Russia
Making your products popular in social networking websites in Russia can grab the attention of many internet users as the use of Russian social networking websites has increased a lot these days. There is no doubt about it that social networking is one of the greatest internet marketing tool in Russia as there is something for everyone, age, religion, profession etc., doesnt matter.

So, now you know that how important is advertising on Russian internet. You products and services get popularity all over Russia, no matter whether it is Moscow or Vladivostok. If you are opting for mass transit advertising in Moscow, only the people in Moscow will be able to view your advertisement. But, if you are advertising on a Russian website, people all over Russia can view your advertisement and can opt to be your customer. Thus, internet advertising in Russia is very cost-effective and quick way of advertising products and services in Russia. For more information on internet advertising in Russia, visit http://www.russia-promo.com.

Investment Diversification With Commodity Mutual Funds

As the old saying goes, dont put all your eggs in one basket. The same is true with your money. Dont put all your investment money in one stock, or even the same sector of stocks. Investment diversification is an easy concept to understand. Whats not easy is deciding where to spread your money. And for various reasons most people dont consider commodity mutual funds.

Most people tend to put all their investment or retirement money in the stock market. They either invest in the company they work for, or buy stocks of companies that they like, such as Ford, GM, Wal-Mart, or any company that is popular. Or they are using a brokerage house for advice and pick and choose from the brokers suggestions. If they have a large sum of money in investments, they probably have a financial counselor. This adviser should have some of their money in the bond market, which is a good, sound investment diversification strategy.

The stock market is easy to understand and most people are comfortable with checking their stocks performance online. The bond market is a little tougher to follow day to day, and most people just buy the bond and wait for their broker or adviser to recommend a change.

The commodity and commodity mutual fund market is a little tougher to follow and to understand. The prices of gold and oil are easy to follow because they are a couple of the most popular commodities. The prices of corn, cotton or pig bellies are not so popular. Unless you are a producer or buyer of these commodities you probably dont have a clue what their price is.

But commodity mutual funds are a great tool to add investment diversification to any portfolio. They offer investment protection from inflation, a weak dollar and swings in the stock market.

Over the last few years, there has been a large increase of investing in commodity mutual funds do to the bad performance of the stock market. With the large amount of choices in the stock and mutual fund market, stock brokers usually do not research or recommend commodity mutual funds. They probably have hard enough time pushing their stock pick of the day, let alone trying to sell commodity products.

For that reason, you need to do your own research into commodities and commodity mutual funds. They can add value to your retirement fund.

The Birth Of Louis Vuitton And Its Innovation Craftwork

Louis Vuitton is given many expectations by the noblility and
the higher social celebrities, and the billionaires from the civilian
people since the date of birth as the top international luxury brand.
Louis Vuitton is not only the founder of Louis Vuitton’s life efforts
and the dream, but also a great dream witness history. As the
advertisements say “some journey always rewritten the human history”, LV
with years of the vicissitudes of life through the human society
buckish, material civilization and spiritual civilization of great
change and development, in the social elite and plute people for the
achievement of the travel dream and, at the same time, improve the human
history, and it will go down this road continue to go on——

Louis Vuitton always has pay great attentions to the
innovation and technology of the products, when Louis Vuitton found in
1854 in Paris. And Louis Vuitton has put the great emphasis on product
innovation and the technology perfectly, and can be combined with the
reality demand, not only solved for the problem of travelling that
bringing a large of clothing and necessary articles to travel. It is
great convenience, and let people forget the distress and the tired in
the jounery. When he had service for the nobility and high social
celebrities, Louis vuitton had discovered that the nobility must face
the job is that the clothes of suitcases with bags is wrinkled be bumpy
again in the fall during the journey. So Louis Vuitton had ended the job
in court, then he opened the first leather store in Paris. The main
production line is manufacturing the flat cover suitcase. He had
designed the roof leather box revolutionary. This new construction is a
big celebration to the pervious leather boxes that have dome fall easily
confused bicycler. After the expansion of Louis Vuitton stores, Louis
Vuitton pay more attention to the solution of practical problems,
travelers to with the practical design concept. And he has done research
in the fashion and professional aspects further.

The son of
Louis Vuitton George Vuitton inherited the family handyman traditional,
in small design with many innovation ideas. His invention of the lock
can be opened all the Louis Vuitton bags to the owner of the LV bags,
with that it can solve the trouble of all the customers with his a
string of keys. The Monogram series with light canvas and repeated the
production process make out ht most pressure and wear-resisting
toughness products, which be created by George Vuitton. The series is
not deformation and do not fade in long time, and decorative pattern
intact. Almost all of the basic styles are based on the canvas material
and design, play into different leather purposes.

The
manufacture process of Louis Vuitton is more complex, Louis Vuitton MH
group make a Louis Vuitton wallet need 1000 word procedures. With the
beginning of the design of the portfolio, the portfolio all will need
the constantly test in the laboratory for two weeks. Almost any
consumers of Louis Vuitton bags knows that Louis vuitton leather goods
with a more than ten years can still be intact, and light will be
because of the long-term and hunger skin touch, over time, become
natural and elegant color.

Even there is talk, after the
“Titanic” sank many years later, a sea shore raised from the bottom of
the Louis vuitton suitcase. Unexpectedly it has no hard type leaking
into half dropping water. And some stories, someone’s home on fire,
clothing, but only by a mostly Monogram Glace bag bag, appearance is the
black deformation, fireworks neri items but intact. Although these
rumours have a little exaggeration and incredible, but it also prove to
the world of Louis vuitton quality trust, with unshakable status.

Long-term Seo Strategy For Small Business Marketing

In using search engine optimisation (SEO) as part of your small business marketing plan, you have to understand that this will not bring in the big bucks fast. You have to keep in mind that with this marketing strategy, the search engines are the ones running the show. So, if you choose to use the legitimate and recommended SEO tactics, then expect for things to advance at a slow but sure pace. The good thing about this kind of strategy though is that it is beneficial for your website ranking in the long run.

The two main factors to take into consideration are on page and off page optimization. On page optimization deals with keyword density on the actual website being optimized. It also deals with meta tags which help the major search companies spider the page properly. Each webpage should be optimized for one keyword only. More than one keyword being optimized on the page can confuse the spiders. On page optimization accounts for roughly 30% of the overall optimization strategy.

The second factor, off page optimization, is the most important factor to focus on. When speaking of off page optimization, links are the name of the game. Links, also known as back links, can be created in a variety of ways. The most popular techniques used are article marketing, directory submission, press releases, forum and blog posting, when creating links. Each of these techniques can be overwhelming to the uninitiated, but in each city such as Cincinnati, search engine optimization consultants are ready to assist you.

There are various components of best SEO and they are listed here:-

Link building: Link building is the most important aspect of increasing the search engine optimization. This is because any search engine looks at the number of links online and if your site has many links, then your site will be returned very high in the search results.

Unique content: Unique content is as important as the links for the best SEO results. Your web site should have as much relevant and unique content as possible for your site to have more traffic and the site to be returned very high up in the search engine results for a keyword.

Article submission: This is another method of increasing the popularity of your sites. You can write articles and submit them to various article directories and these articles should have links to your site for the best SEO for your site.