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Posted on 25 Jun

Tim Sargent from JH Computers gives the thumbs up for Jiwa 7

Posted on 16 Oct

Jiwa Blog

3. 2018

Protect your business from data loss

Whether it’s the result of a cyber attack, a natural disaster, human error, a computer virus or some other terrible event, loss of data can be disastrous for a company. Just imagine it – how would it be if one day you lost your financial data, your customer records or your inventory database? And what if your company’s sensitive personal information landed in the wrong hands?  Read More

2. 2018

How to transform big data into valuable business intelligence

While obtaining information is easy for most businesses, the challenge is to use it intelligently. There’s an abundance of data out there, but limited valuable insights. As a result, many companies are not trying to make sense of their raw data, even though it has the potential to grow their business exponentially. This is a clear mistake – research shows that when companies don’t leverage the insights from their data struggle to identify threats or opportunities, leading to sluggish performance and slow growth. On the other hand, those that generate valuable information from their data are far more equipped to innovate, reduce their risks and address business challenges with confidence. After all, would you prefer to make decisions based on your gut instincts or well-informed facts? Read More

2. 2018

Lean Distribution – what it is and why you should get on board

If you're involved in running a distribution business, you may be familiar with the concept of lean distribution. Read More

1. 2018

How to boost customer retention by streamlining your processes

A company with poor customer retention is like a bucket with a hole – you can keep filling it up, but it will continue to leak. A Harvard study has found that a five percent improvement in client loyalty can trigger an increase in profits of between 25 and 95 percent. This is proof that customer retention is a big deal, with your relationship to existing clients being a crucial factor to overall success. The key to good retention is to make your clients’ experience with your organisation the quickest, easiest and most painless one possible. The way to achieve this is through streamlining your business processes. Here are some ways improving your management system can foster better relationships with your clients: Read More

12. 2017

What’s so great about webhooks?

Webhooks are a useful device to have in a REST API toolkit because they allow a connected application to be notified instantly when a relevant piece of data is changed.  If the REST API doesn’t have this function, then the App must poll the database at a set interval or as part of the relevant steps to ensure that an event has or hasn’t occurred.  Read More

12. 2017

How to streamline your operations in 2018

As the year draws to a close, many businesses will start their planning for next year. While it’s important to be forward-thinking, reviewing your current processes should be a big part of your annual planning and development. After all, we get into a routine, with each task becoming second nature and often don’t question the status quo much afterwards.   Read More

11. 2017

What is a REST API’s raison d’être?

After last month’s blog about the release of Jiwa’s REST API, we thought that this month we would describe a little more about what a REST API is and what you can do with a REST API.
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11. 2017

The long-term rewards of scalable business management

If you’re a business owner who has let a scalable management system fall behind in favour of short-term cost savings, you’re not alone. Read More

10. 2017

Why the Jiwa 7 REST API is a game-changer

Representational state transfer (REST) or RESTful Application Programing Interface is a methodology that enables data to be extracted and inserted into databases from applications developed externally to the main software development project. It provides a means to interact with the Jiwa database and business logic via HTTP verbs, with the bulk of the service provided by a Jiwa plugin. Read More
10. 2017

Focus on Opportunities, not just efficiencies

Do you want to plan for the future, but find yourself stuck doing routine tasks?  If the answer is yes, you’re not alone.  For many Australian businesses, finding time to focus on growth is constantly at odds with maintaining day-to-day efficiencies.  Here are some of the ways investing in a quality business management system can help your organisation expand to new heights:   Read More

2. 2017

Is Your Business Ready for BYOD?

These days a lot of small to medium sized Australian businesses have, or are looking at introducing, a set of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies for employees.  With the widespread popularity of smartphones, tablets and iPads, it seems to make good sense to allow employees to use these personal devices to carry out their work. Read More

2. 2017

To cloud or not to cloud?

There's no doubt about it – cloud computing has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Whereas just a few years ago a company might be seen as brave for moving from an on‑premise IT infrastructure to a cloud computing environment, today that's no longer the case. These days any small to medium-sized business owner could be excused for feeling as though they're behind the eight ball if they're not migrating their company's IT resources to the cloud. Or at least thinking about it.  Read More

11. 2016

How to get your people to use new technology

Whether it's an ERP solution, a CRM system or a mobile workforce application, the installation of a new piece of technology involves change.  Specifically, change in the way people do things.  The problem with change is that it is often not comfortable for people – in fact, it can be downright stressful.  What is comfortable is what's familiar, and what's familiar are the old methods for getting things done.  Read More

10. 2016

Tips for choosing the right ERP Consulting Partner

If you're looking to bring in external consultants to manage your next ERP project, it's critical that you select the right team for the job. Making the wrong choice could lead to budget blowouts, missed deadlines or an implementation that fails to deliver on its promises. So how do you go about ensuring that you've chosen well? Here are some tips to guide you. Read More

10. 2016

Seven signs you've outgrown your business accounting system

It may have been as long ago as 15 years. Or perhaps ten, or five. But at some point in the past, most likely when your business first set up operations, you invested in a business accounting software program. And what a wonderful piece of technology it was, allowing you to keep on top of all your business's financial operations. Read More
9. 2016

Know Your Numbers

For any business eager to achieve strong growth and stay ahead of the curve, fast access to high quality information is key. With the right data within easy reach, you will be able to make timely, well-informed business decisions and stay a step ahead of the competition. Read More
2. 2016

What is Inventory Turnover to you?

How would your employees respond if you asked them what Inventory Turnover means?  Inventory turnover is often a misunderstood term.   Let’s call it “Opportunity to Make a Profit”.  Without Inventory you don’t have the opportunity. Read More

12. 2015

Deciding how to add “new” stock items or lines

It takes a while to generate enough usage history on a newly stocked item to work out how much you should carry in stock.  Once you first stock an item it sells initially in a spike as your customers stock up then sales settle down. Read More

10. 2015

Where oh where has all our inventory gone?

Do you have salespeople who take sample products out of your warehouse without recording that they have taken them to show a customer?  They probably think that they are doing the right thing – it’s all about getting sales isn’t it.  Without sales nothing happens.  Fair enough, but your computer system doesn’t know that the item has been removed, the stock on hand and stock available isn’t adjusted for the stock in the salesman’s car.  The result is: Read More

9. 2015

Use Bin Locations and save a packet

Bin locations are used to designate where items of inventory are to be stored. They can represent a shelf, a pallet location, a storage area, or any other place where products are stored. Why are they important and how can they save you money? Read More