Owner Manager - how we restore sanity!

Owner Manager - how we restore sanity!

Throughout this website you'll notice use of the term "owner manager". Although that's pretty descriptive, the term could be unfamiliar and you might wonder if it applies to you.

If it does, you might then be wondering if a custom-built database or module to link different systems together might be something that's hard to justify on cost. Let's take a quick look at why we adopted the term and whether or not systems might help.

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Systems for managing commission tiering - accountability and accuracy

Systems for managing commission tiering - accountability and accuracy

The rational for paying commissions is to direct the behaviour of employees (or partner organisations) in a direction which is in accord with the company’s objectives. The principle is often simple but the practicalities can create a situation which is unsatisfactory and open to interpretation. For larger companies, the commission budget can run into hundreds of millions of pounds so a 1% error, although perhaps small in the overall scheme of things can still result in a large cost to the company.

 

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SME challenges - benefits you will see

SME challenges - benefits you will see

These days SMEs are generally taken to be organisations with fewer than 250 employees. Businesses that have grown to a size where they will have managers to look after staff and multiple directors, but aren't yet at large corporation stage.

How have SME Data Solutions improved the lot of SMEs?

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Are Water Utilities ready for deregulation in 2017?

Are Water Utilities ready for deregulation in 2017?

The water utilities industry is due for deregulation in two stages, business, charities and public sector in April 2017, followed by consumers in 2020.

This will involve water utilities being split into two distinct organisations – wholesale which will handle supply, storage, distribution and disposal, while retail will handle sales and customer service, inline with deregulation in other utilities.

 

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Making Tax Digital for Business - and where to find help

Making Tax Digital for Business - and where to find help

Making Tax Digital for Businesses (MTDfB) is the biggest upheaval in the tax system for decades and many businesses are rightly concerned about how they will be able to conform to the new regulations. 

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