July 2011

Authored by Alana Smith, TeamCain

There’s only a month and a bit to go before the Fall TV line-up begins. While we wait, we can enjoy the guilty indulgence that is summer reality television shows. One of my favourite aspects of these shows is the strategic alliances that people suggest to each other. You know by the next episode that the alliance will probably have shattered due to some plotting but it’s still fun to watch and have faith that this alliance could last until the final two. Just goes to show...

Authored by Sarah Mack, TeamCain

It’s 40°C in Peterborough, Ontario today (aka the home of TeamCain), cooling stations are being set up in urban areas where it feels like 50°C, and I am just now hearing that rail warping is taking place on train lines… Who knew, in heat like this the GO trains have to run slowly due to rails warping… that’s scary. City buses and subways are struggling with heat stroke of passengers and the warnings are all saying to stay inside, hydrated and be careful.  We haven’t had heat like this since...

We believe that “seeing is believing” when it comes to the add-on solutions we offer and find that webinars are a great way to interact with our customers. As a thank you for attending our webinars, we have set up a quarterly contest.

Each quarter, we hold a draw for a $200 gift card to Best Buy (available in both Canada and the United States). If you are a customer who attended at least one of the webinars in that quarter, you have been entered into our Quarterly Webinar Draw.

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Authored by Alana Smith, TeamCain

The other day I was out doing some grocery shopping and I turned my cart down the snack aisle. There was a man there in a blue uniform with boxes of potato chips and a handy mobile device scanning as he unloaded. We’ve all seen these mobile devices before – shipping companies have been using them for years, as have famous beverage providers. Using mobility in your supply chain logistics provides that connectivity to your enterprise data turning your company into an efficient competitor....

Authored by Alana Smith, TeamCain

Steve Adair, a Microsoft® Excel Expert from our partner, Global Software, made it look so easy. By “it” I mean using simple techniques to make working in Excel a lot easier. I sat in on a webinar that he presented with TeamCain, where he showed five simple techniques to those who use Excel on a daily basis. As I was sitting there taking my notes all I could think about was “I can do that? I can use my curser like that for fast data entry?

It wasn’t until I...

Authored by Alana Smith, TeamCain

Imagine a big city at rush hour. Vehicles are bumper to bumper, nothing is moving along and the drivers are starting to get more and more frustrated. Thankfully, there is a solution in place to help relieve the stress. A Police Officer stands in the middle of an intersection and directs traffic so things can go a little more smoothly. Things start moving again and all can get to their destinations without the frustration.

Many users who run standard ERP systems like JD Edwards...