Integrated Systems Make The World Go Round…

“Money, money, money, always funny in a rich man’s world!” so sings ABBA. It is indeed funny in a wealthy man’s (or woman’s!) world, but it’s not so amusing when payments are late, especially for businesses. In a recent blog post published in February, Zoho cited Experian’s The Late Payment Survey: how is late payment affecting business, which stated that: “British businesses currently have to wait an average of 22.5 days beyond agreed credit terms to…

Zoho Workplace: Business Cloud Nine

  Who doesn’t love being on cloud nine? Whether it’s the fun of quality family time, the heavenly joy of a holiday or the delight of relaxing downtime that brings you blissful happiness, there’s no denying cloud nine is the place to be. But have you ever thought it’s the place your business should be? Now, with Zoho Workplace your business can always be on peaceful cloud nine. Based on three main pillars of Zoho’s…

Don’t Fall For Shiny Penny Syndrome!

  What was the last thing that you treated yourself too? If you’re a shopaholic it might have been new clothes or a new pet if you’re an animal lover, perhaps the Apple Watch or some other gadget or gizmo? But what if you had no wardrobe or drawers to store the clothes, or couldn’t afford to feed your new pet or you didn’t have a way to charge your Apple Watch? It would be…

Become One With ONTRAPORT & Free Your Business

  Have you ever been immobilized by indecision? Dithered for ages over which bank to place your savings in, ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ over which film to watch or music to listen to, wavered over which item of clothing to buy, only to falter even more when confronted with the vast abundance of clothing choice that’s available online once your unlock your phone or open your laptop? Whilst competition amongst banks and clothing brands and even…

Vision: What’s Your Business Destination?

  Sometimes the best things that happen to us are spontaneous. Bumping into an old friend can bring more laughs than an obligatory scheduled meeting with an acquaintance. A surprise out of the blue from a loved one can be more touching than a planned birthday surprise. Stumbling upon an advert for a local networking event on social media can result in better business relationships than your organised direct sales strategy. But when it comes…

10 Ingredients For An Analytically Delicious Business

  Running a successful business is a lot like baking the perfect cake. We’re huge fans of cake here at Creative Analysis (in fact coffee and cake with clients is our favourite way to engage with them!) but that’s not why we’re writing this blog post. You’re probably wondering how business and cake are related if we’re not referring to a cake business. Well, just like putting the wrong ingredients and using the incorrect methods can…

Security: The Secret To Remember

  From the TalkTalks’ well talked about data breach, and the infamous celebrity private photos leak to the much more recent Tesco Bank cyber attack on over 40,000 customers’ details, we all know that data ‘hacks’ are a very real and present risk in today’s digital world. Not only did these chilling headlines make us ask ourselves just “how secure is my online data?”, but this month’s Tesco Bank breach demonstrated how it’s not just celebrities…

Q&A: “Hmmm What Is A CRM Again?”

  If you’ve stumbled across this or one of our recent blog posts and you’re a tad confused then you’ve come to the right place! Even better, if you’ve read a few of our posts and can see they’re connected by a theme that you can’t quite put your finger on, it’s because they are! We are currently producing a blog series called A-Z of CRMs, as CRM customisations are among what we do here…

Organisation: The Secret to Long Term Success

  People generally fall into two camps when it comes to organisation. They’re either very uber-organised or else completely scatterbrained, scraping through, meeting (or missing!) deadlines just in the nick of time. When it comes to whether we want to be organised we fall into one black- and-white camp: we all want to be organised. Why wouldn’t you? Being more organised= feeling being more prepared=feeling less nervous=being more confident in a meeting or presentation or working more…

Multitasking: How to Juggle Tasks Without Realising It

How many things can you do at once? When was the last time you multitasked? I bet you can do a fair few activities at once and have multitasked at least once today. With the advent of the internet, technology and an acceptance of 24/7 working hours, as well as the expectation that we all should socialise, exercise, have hobbies, families, keep a good home, etc we’re all accustomed to multitasking. Why do we do…