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NetSuite Implementation for law firms – Pros and Cons | Sphere Partners

  OVERVIEW Legal aid, public defenders, lawyers, and attorneys...we forget, that mostly, they are just like any other professional services business. Because they mostly require their clients to pay a fee upfront before they even have begun work for the client, law firms pose numerous accounting challenges. Accounting software such as Quickbooks, Sage, or

January 29, 2020

Machine Learning Technology Stack – Decision Making Steps | Sphere Partner

The technology arena is moving incredibly quickly. Therefore, I believe it’s important to bring experts together to discuss, debate, and exchange ideas to help us all navigate the rapidly changing landscape. We organize and sponsor TechDebates.org to accomplish exactly this. Recently, we held a TechDebate in Chicago to discuss the best way to approach machine learning technology

January 22, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Industrial Markets | Sphere Partner

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the landscape of many industries and the industrial markets are no exception. Adam McElhinney, chief of machine learning and AI strategy at Uptake Technologies, brought his years of experience and insights to a TechDebate in Chicago. After the TechDebate, I had the opportunity to talk further with Adam about the

January 20, 2020

Role of CTO in Technology Development Acceleration | Sphere Partner

Originally published on Forbes, January 8, 2020 The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else.” - Eric Ries This quote from Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, summarizes the incredible challenge and fun of the technology industry. Development speed is the life force of the technology sector, and since development

January 15, 2020

Transforming Values into Corporate Culture that Fuels Growth

Noura Panaritis is the senior director, enterprise business applications + data management at J.D. Power. Noura recently participated in a Chicago TechDebate, where the panel discussed the shaping of technology-team culture. I had the privilege to talk with Noura for a few minutes after the debate to further discuss this critical topic. Have you experienced

January 14, 2020

Profitable Tech Business model for software product development

Profitable tech business model - tackling arguably one of the largest challenges tech startups face Nickolay Schwarz is CTO at BenchPrep, an e-learning software platform that provides digital learning solutions to some of the world’s leading education, testing, and training organizations. Nickolay has experience helping a tech startup find its way to a profitable tech

January 13, 2020

Small Business And Tech Startup, Is Your Small Business Really a Start-up?

Andy Pruitt is currently the CTO at OppLoans and has had the experience of founding and cofounding three technologies companies. He recently participated in a Tech debate in Chicago, Illinois, where the panel discussed the challenges of building a tech start-up to scale. Andy and I had the opportunity to discuss the topic in greater

January 9, 2020

Digital Transformation With NetSuite Implementation For A Distributing Company

  OVERVIEW Long gone are the days where distribution companies are forced to rely upon outdated systems, on-prem, house-built solutions, and unreliable spreadsheets to run their business. In order for such companies to adapt in this new era, they must be able to quickly respond to changes in technology, new go-to-market initiatives, economic conditions

December 31, 2019

Case Study: NetSuite Implementation Streamlines Operations for FinTech Company

  OVERVIEW Similar to many other industries, Financial Technology companies enjoy lowering their operating costs in hopes of adding new revenue streams. At times, this is achieved by optimizing their operations. Having multiple revenue streams is a smart approach, whether it’s within an investment portfolio or financial services. The following case study details how

December 31, 2019