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ERP Trends for 2019

Date: 12-12-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi


ERP systems are continually evolving. For the next year, we have already identified some trends that redefine the framework for using ERP systems. If you do not yet use an ERP system then you should consider these trends and determine how they might address the needs of your company.

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SocrateERP - a Cloud vs. On-premise comparison

Date: 06-11-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

Even if the global trend is to adopt cloud solutions, there are still companies who want to implement ERP on-premise solutions or are undecided about choosing cloud vs. on premise.

The main differences come from how they are installed, but also from the price. On-premise ERP systems are installed on client servers and require the presence of an IT department. Customisations typically require specialised resources and are time consuming and costly. Updates are made against the cost and should be done carefully so as not to override special customisations and settings made previously.

For cloud solutions, you do not need hardware, and users access the software in a web browser, and updates are done automatically. Cloud applications are easy to improve over time, but on-premise systems are prone to remain on older versions for a longer period of time because they are more difficult to update.

The difference between pricing models demonstrates that SocrateERP's cloud version has a lower start-up cost than the on-premise version.

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Control your construction projects with SocrateERP

Date: 24-09-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

Construction companies have one of the most increased process complexity due to the segmentation of their activity, to working simultaneously on multiple sites, and to the use of multiple profit centers.

In the case of running concurrent projects, it is most often that the actual costs are different from one project to another, even if the initial calculations showed a similarly planned cost. How do you figure out where a problem has occurred, where to intervene, and what needs to be corrected?

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ERP - why is the cloud an inevitable move

Date: 31-07-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

According to a survey led by Oracle, to which more than 400 IT leaders responded, more than 76% said they planned to switch from ERP to ERP in the cloud if they have not already begun.

Why such a move? We quickly figure it from the answers of those who participated in the survey.

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Sell more with less effort

Date: 16-07-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

The success of any company is measured when drawing a line at the end of the year and calculating the profit. For sales departments, where changes are the order of the day, a modern CRM solution is the one that effectively streamlines your business by automating certain tasks so that you can take advantage of all the sales opportunities.

BITSoftware, a business solutions provider with over 24 years of experience, proposes Tustena CRM, a modular solution that adapts to any business, no matter how the sales are made.

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Artificial intelligence and its applicability in construction

Date: 20-06-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

A study led by EY and summarized in the Profit shows that Artificial Intelligence, talent diversification and new regulations are the engines of growth of mid-size companies globally over the next 12 months.

Attitudes towards new technologies evolved faster than last year. If in 2017, 74% of global mid-level executives say they will never adopt Process Automation (RPA), only 12 months later, 73% of respondents say they are already adopting or planning to adopt artificial intelligence AI) over the next two years. According to the study, companies recognize the need to become more agile. However, with their desire to adopt new technologies and incorporate AI into their businesses, company leaders are in danger of underestimating the magnitude of cyber threats. In fact, only 7% of them plan to invest in technologies that reduce the risk of cyber attacks the following year, and 6% think cyber threats are a challenge for growth.

Artificial Intelligence has numerous applications in all areas, and in constructions an Artificial Intelligence system can be used in a more or less close future, from planning equipment to a site, planning service interventions, planning replacement existing machines with new ones, etc.

Artificial intelligence, in addition to being a very fashionable subject, would also bring a number of benefits to the construction industry. Reducing design time through the ability of the AI system to design automatically (and perhaps with a higher degree of safety ?!), reduce costs and waste by calculating the exact material requirements for construction work, reducing time execution through better planning of machines and equipment. Is there also a response to lack of staff? We will see!

These would be only the first steps in the use of artificial intelligence in the construction industry, but evolution will not stop here. Most predictions for the next 30 years indicate that the construction market is one of the first to be completely changed by the growth of artificial intelligence applications.

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Smart Compose, the new Gmail feature based on AI

Date: 14-05-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

On its blog, Google announces the launch of a new Smart Compose email service to help users compose messages faster with Artificial Intelligence by suggesting complete phrases in the context of each message.

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Frisbo - the future of logistics is in the cloud

Date: 12-04-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

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Transit, the transport and logistics business magazine, has recently published an article about Frisbo's story and the future of logistics that is in the cloud.

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What can ERP and API technology do for online businesses?

Date: 29-03-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

Let's start with a brief presentation of the concept. Whether you realize it or not, you already know the technology, because we use it every day in our daily work, such as whenever we connect to mobile applications. The API makes it easy to synchronize applications in real time, the most common case being when we connect to a site using existing Gmail or Facebook accounts. What happens in the back is possible because of the API technology that extracts the information from those accounts and uses it to connect to the site we want to enter.

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Amendments to the Fiscal Code applicable from the beginning of 2018

Date: 07-02-2018
Author: Alina Răfoi

The beginning of 2018 brought a reorganization of the compulsory social contributions system to be paid by employers for their own employees. If last year we had six contributions, this year we have only three: some have been merged and others have been redeployed between employer and employee.

The CAS, ie 25% of the social security contribution (pensions), is due to individuals with the quality of employee and is retained from income.

The CASS (contribution to health insurance) of 10% is paid by the insured person, who earns salary but also other income from dividends, interest or other independent activities.

The CAM or 2.25% employment insurance contribution is payable by employers and the base is the gross wage bill. This contribution includes the risk and accident fund, the unemployment fund, the sick leave fund and the guarantee wage claim fund. In addition, employers pay 4 and 8 percent extra for special and special work conditions.

The Tax Code entered into force on 1 January 2018 has brought about a number of changes andat the level of personal income tax, income tax for micro-enterprises and corporate tax.

Income tax

Individuals pay a 10% tax on all taxable income categories, except for dividend income for which the 5% quota is retained. The tax on income from salaries is retained by the employer, who is obliged to submit the declaration and make the payment to the state budget.

Starting with 2018, the micro-enterprise income level is € 1 million, calculated at the NBR exchange rate as of 31 December 2017. Income tax for micro-enterprises remains at 1% for those with a full-time employee and 3% for non-employees .

Profit tax

Companies earning between 500,000 and 1,000,000 euros are taxed 1% on turnover.

These are just a few of the changes foreseen in the Fiscal Code that came into force on 1 January.

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