The Vester Group Founder Releases “The Big Commitment” with ForbesBooks
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NEW YORK (September 29, 2020) — Joel Patterson, Founder of The Vested Group, today announced the publication of The Big Commitment: Solving the Mysteries of Your ERP Implementation. The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes.
Joel Patterson’s The Big Commitment is a layman-friendly explanation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. He believes that a business has much to gain from services like Oracle+NetSuite, but the process of maximizing value from the licensing, implementation, and support can be difficult. In order to make ERP more accessible, Patterson chose the unorthodox approach of framing Oracle+NetSuite through a mystery novel.
“I wanted to come up with a final product that carried our message and conveyed the necessary information,” Patterson explained. “That said, I wanted to present these lessons in a way that busy people wouldn’t see as a chore, but rather a treat.”
The Big Commitment shows how utilizing these systems can offer businesses an integrated and upgraded view of their core processes. With a hardboiled mystery serving as the lens, Patterson demonstrates how Oracle+NetSuite enables businesses to collect, store, manage, and analyze data from many business activities. Readers will improve their Oracle+NetSuite skillsets and arm themselves with the knowledge to maximize performance across a wide array of metrics.
The Big Commitment: Solving the Mysteries of Your ERP Implementation is available on Amazon today.
About Joel Patterson
Joel Patterson is the Founder of The Vested Group, a Modern Cloud-based ERP, CRM & eCommerce solutions for Growing Companies. He has over twenty years of experience in the consulting industry and has worked with premier firms including Arthur Andersen and Cap Gemini.
- Professionals spend an average of 28% of their workday on emails, according to a McKinsey analysis, amounting to almost three hours every day.
- The entrepreneur Rahul Vohra has spent most of his career trying to improve email and launched the email app Superhuman in 2014.
- Vohra gave us his five tricks to get to inbox zero and boost productivity.
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Professionals spend 28% of their working day reading and answering emails on average, according to a McKinsey analysis. For the average full-time worker in America, that amounts to 2.6 hours and 120 messages per day.
Rahul Vohra is the CEO and founder of Superhuman, a subscription email app that promises a faster, streamlined experience. Superhuman is popular in Silicon Valley, counting execs from firms such as Slack, Spotify, and Dropbox among its clients.
Vohra is a two-time founder in Silicon Valley and has been figuring out how to make email better since 2010, when he launched Rapportive, an earlier version of Superhuman that sold to LinkedIn in 2012.
While working at LinkedIn, Vohra noticed many professionals didn’t read most emails to save time, he said. So in 2014, Vohra launched Superhuman, raising a total of $33 million in funding over four rounds. In 2019, the email software quadruped its business and hit $20 million in revenues, according to Forbes.
Read on to see Vohra’s five tips to boost email productivity and get to inbox zero.
Learn email keyboard shortcuts
It’s worth Googling for the most common email shortcuts for whichever software you use. Gmail and Outlook, for example, have pages dedicated to shortcuts. “You need to use an email client that has world-class keyboard shortcuts,” Vohra said.
Free software won’t have a vast set of shortcuts, but most have ways to quickly star,
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According to a recent report by Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker sales hit record highs in 2019, with 147 million units sold, representing a 70% increase. Smart speakers and virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri have become prolific in recent years, as hands-free voice command becomes the dominant way consumers perform searches, shop online and complete everyday tasks.
This has substantial implications for both big brands and small businesses. According to Think with Google, 27% of the world’s population is now using mobile voice search. A recent PwC survey of a representative group of 1,000 Americans found that 90% of consumers are familiar with voice-enabled devices and 72% of them have taken advantage of this technology. In 2018, a study by Bright Local revealed that nearly half of consumers who use voice search seek local business information daily.
Forbes Agency Council member Victor Smushkevich is the founder of Smart Street Media, a Los Angeles-based full-service digital marketing agency specializing in SEO and lead generation. Having generated hundreds of millions of dollars for clients over the past 11 years, Smushkevich has been closely monitoring the exponential growth of voice search and weighing its implications for business. He said voice-activated search is poised to overtake browser search in the near future.
“I’ve witnessed many industry trends and have helped businesses adjust to meet each one. And I believe the use of smart speakers or virtual assistants is the most critical trend of them all,” Smushkevich said. “These devices are redefining how consumers get
Neuromodulation Pioneer WISE Closes EUR 15M Series C Financing Round to Launch Second Product, SCS EXPERT, for Chronic Pain
SCS EXPERT is the first expandable percutaneous lead for neuromodulation treatment for chronic pain
New investors, led by CDP Venture Capital, and including Indaco Ventures I and EUREKA! Venture, join existing participating investors in financing round
Adds to EUR 2.3M grant earlier in 2020 from the European Commission to launch SCS EXPERT
WISE Srl, a medical device company developing next-generation implantable leads for neuromonitoring, neuromodulation and brain-machine interfacing, today announced the closing of a EUR 15 million Series C financing round. New investors, led by CDP Venture Capital SGR, and including Indaco Ventures I Fund and EUREKA! Venture SGR, joined existing investors participating in this round – Principia SGR, New Frontier, Atlante Seed and Atlante Ventures (funds managed by Indaco Venture Partners SGR), High Tech Gründerfonds and F3F.
The proceeds will be partially used to accelerate the development of the Company’s second product, SCS EXPERT (EXpandable PERcuTaneous), a percutaneously implantable multi-column paddle lead for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS). The funds will also support the upcoming launch of its first product, WISE Cortical Strip (WCS), a single use medical device for IntraOperative Neurophysiological Monitoring during brain tumor and epilepsy surgeries, which is anticipating the granting of its CE mark.
This financing adds to the recent European Commission grant of EUR 2.3 million given to WISE in July 2020, to support the development and launch of SCS EXPERT within the EIC Accelerator program of Horizon 2020.
“We are delighted with the support we have received for our latest funding round and welcome our new investors,” said Luca Ravagnan, CEO at WISE. “With this additional funding, we will be able to accelerate our plans to launch SCS EXPERT, as we make progress toward FDA clearance and market launch.”
He added, “With support from our engaged investors,