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Data V Tech mobile ERP ready

Back to the office, Data V Tech wants to get mobile ERP ready



Data V Tech returns to the office in July 2022 to accelerate the launch of the ERP on the go. It relocates the headquarters to Thao Dien for a more spacious workplace.

HO CHI MINH CITY – Data V Tech announced today it will go back to the office on 11/7/2022 as it believes direct communication can improve teamwork productivity and accelerate the launch of its mobile ERP.

This mobile app maintains all the core functions of an ERP system. It maximises mobility for all Epicor users, especially field technicians, salespeople, and warehouse personnel. With a user-friendly interface, it enables instant confirmation, simplifies barcode scanning, and allows full access to the central database from anywhere at any time.

Though Data V Tech has not revealed the app’s name, eight modules are already available for worldwide purchase. The list includes Quote Management, Order Management, Shipping, Receiving, Material Management, Field Service Management, Time and Expense Management, and Case Management.

As part of Data V Tech’s efforts to enhance customer and employee satisfaction, the company will move its headquarter to the Thao Dien area, Thu Duc City. The new workplace is twice as large as the present one to welcome the new Data V Techies.

Both consulting and development teams will work in the new office. Besides all ongoing projects, their focus is on developing and enhancing the ERP mobile app, preparing for its launch at the end of this year.

Data V Tech also maintains a flexible working plan policy to support its employees adapt to changes. It also set up a spacious area for both customers and employees to take a rest and hang out. This modern arrangement reiterates the company’s commitment to promoting work-life balance and protecting its employees’ mental health.

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Trang Vu, Marketing Manager

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Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

8 Differences between on-premises and cloud ERP systems

On-premises vs. Cloud: 8 Key Differences

Choosing the right ERP deployment option can cause headaches, take much time, and put your business at risk. Check out Data V Tech’s eight significant differences between cloud and on-premises to ease your pain. With these insights, you can make an optimal choice for your business and avoid unnecessary disruptions.

Definition: on-premises and cloud ERP

On-premises ERP is enterprise resource planning software operating on in-house servers in a physical workspace at the locations under your control. Meanwhile, cloud ERP is a solution accessible over the Internet. The system can run on a cloud platform that belongs to your service provider or another third party.

8 Key Differences

Deployment

On-premises: The solution is implemented on the enterprise’s IT infrastructures, such as your computers and servers. The process takes place in-house. You can rely on your internal IT team or third-party support to maintain the ERP system.
Cloud: There are several cloud-computing forms, i.e., public, private, and hybrid clouds. Your service provider deploys the software on their server or a third-party server. They also take care of maintenance, upgrades, and other related processes.

Cost

On-premises: The initial investment includes the costs of server hardware, voltage management systems, HVAC systems, internet pipeline and cabling, and space to keep your IT infrastructures. The duration to establish all the equipment is also another cost to consider.
Cloud: The setting-up and running durations are relatively short compared to the on-premises option. The primary and long-term cost is the periodical subscription fee. Check your service providers’ pricing policies for possible price increases in the future.

Control

On-premises: On-premises deployment enables your absolute control over the system, including data. 
Cloud: There have been multiple measures to encrypt data. However, you might want to consider cloud outages due to the loss of power or network connectivity.

Security

On-premises: Some organizations, e.g., governments and banks, prefer on-premises ERP systems to ensure data security compliance. 
Cloud: Cloud providers have continuously improved and proved their platforms’ data security through various certificates. Yet, many people remain skeptical about giving another party authority over their data.

Compliance

Data policies vary between countries and regions. You need to consult with your legal department about regulations on authorship, data protection, and data sharing limits, among other issues.

On-premises: We highly recommend this option where strict data protection and privacy regulations are applied. 
Cloud: Numerous cloud ERP systems have reached specific data compliance standards. Check out their declarations on the subject matter for further information. 

Mobility

On-premises: On-premises ERP systems are remotely accessible. However, you might need third-party support, e.g., to install the software on a mobile phone. If you allow accessibility on personal devices, we recommend additional security measures.
Cloud: Cloud ERP systems facilitate work regardless of space and time. You only need an internet connection and a device accessible to the Internet. Mobility is one of the most robust features of cloud computing. 

Scalability

On-premises: On-premises solutions are scalable. Yet, you might need to invest in more IT infrastructures, such as some equipment mentioned earlier. 
Cloud: You can scale up very fast on a cloud-based server. The single significant change is an increase in the periodical subscription fee. 

Environmental impacts

On-premises: Modern software, such as Epicor ERP, aims to reduce costs. As a result, they increasingly apply AI in optimizing energy consumption regardless of deployment options.
Despite little discussion on on-premises ERP’s impacts on the environment, many corporates stay loyal to this non-cloud alternative.

Cloud: Cloud-based solutions are widely known for being environmentally friendly. Thousands of cloud users are believed to contribute to the global energy-saving efforts by sharing the same IT infrastructure. Indeed, your minimization of physical equipment certainly helps reduce energy consumption.

You can select on-premises ERP systems if absolute control over the system and data security is your most critical concern. Meanwhile, cloud solutions are ideal when you prefer more flexibility and greener operations.

Remember which option is more cost-effective hinges on the nature of individual enterprises, including their sizes and long-term growth plans.

Besides cloud and on-premises ERP systems, you can also request a hybrid alternative to leverage the pros of the solutions discussed above.

Content writer: Trang Vu

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Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor ERP Implementation Cost

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Implementation Cost: Why is it not published?

A common concern of all requests we have received is: What does Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation cost? In most cases, we will need more information from the enterprise in order to send out a quote, and the rationale behind such a delay is our customer-centric pricing procedure. Likewise, it is for the customers’ benefit.

1. Each Enterprise is Unique in Terms of Objective, Scale, and Operating Activities.

The price is computed on a case-by-case basis. Indeed, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is a central database system possibly shared by all departments in an enterprise. However, the answer to which modules to implement for which department is not the same amongst all buyers. It is the strategic decision of each company to achieve their own goals, fit their scale, support their operational culture, and, last but not least, correspond to their budget.

2. Buyers' Time Investment Plan Decides the Price.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) deployment always involves training for users. Usually, ERP implementation consultants conduct training to some key users, who will then pass on the knowledge to their colleagues. The process continues until the end user agrees that they understand and know how to use the system. Thus, it depends much on the buyer to ensure the knowledge transition’s quality and save time. Likewise, they can reduce costs.

3. Less Customization is the Key.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is complete, ready-to-use software for all industries, especially manufacturing. The software design is aimed at keeping customization possibilities to a minimum. Thus, buyers can work together with their implementation partners and speed up the entire deployment process. Again, time is money, and buyers can decide the price.

To sum up, our ERP implementation pricing policy is ultimately to serve the customers, and buyers can affect the total cost. Thus, it is recommendable for buyers to plan carefully in terms of time, personnel, and finance before the management board decides to invest in an ERP system. Besides, it is also vital to choose experienced implementation consultants to avoid or minimize software adjustment.


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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How to choose the right ERP solution

Here are some tips for leaders and CEOs to choose the best vendor with the best ERP solution for their companies. These tips are based on customers’ feedback and recommendations, namely those on TrustRadius and FeaturedCustomers. The order is tentative. Thus, each company can have its own schedule based on the information available to them.

1. Discuss among leaders

It is crucial that leaders and investors have information about the process to choose the best ERP option and vendor. That means, every step should be as transparent as possible.

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2. Assess the needs

You might want to do a SWOT* analysis of business and operations before doing anything else. Notably, it is necessary to detect the need to innovate the company’s operations.

It can be the company’s weaknesses or challenges, possibly due to some disruptors or competitors’ sudden growth. It can also be the opportunity to scale production or improve performance due to new technologies or policies in your sector.

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3. Determine own criteria to choose the right ERP solution and vendor

The clearer criteria you have, the faster you can choose the appropriate ERP solution as well as the best vendor. Furthermore, the solution requirements can also serve as the benchmark for the latter. They can be features either in general or specifically for a department, budget, platform, schedule, and any concerns that your team might think of.

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4. Seek consultations

It is optimal to search for the vendors in your country to save travel costs and misunderstandings during implementation. However, it would be better to choose the best in your region if you are a transnational company. That means widening the geographical scope of your search.

Do not hesitate to contact vendors by leaving your email address or phone number. The best ones usually reach you as soon as possible to learn more about your needs. In addition, they are proactive in arranging phone calls, in-person or Skype meetings, or online demos.

The first impression might also be one of the tips for the best ERP solution and vendor.

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5. Shortlist the best ERP vendors

The information and consultation services you have received or experienced are the very first clues to narrow down your list of vendors and ERP solutions to follow up.

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6. Prepare questions

It is better to collect questions from all departments where your company wants to make a change. Besides, it is also recommendable to involve all representatives in the meetings. That would save time to make the final decision.

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7. Check vendor references and/or make decisions

You might require the vendors to give you some references. But, in reality, the expert ones are usually so proactive that they will share their achievements with you even before being asked.

Once you have made a decision, work closely with your ERP vendor to implement the solution. You can then start mapping your critical milestones and recording your course to success.

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* SWOT refers to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats.


Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

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Triển khai Epicor ERP trong một tháng liệu có khả thi

Can we implement Epicor Kinetic (ERP) within a month?

We have recently received some requests to install Epicor Kinetic (ERP) within a month, and here is our response: it is doable but not recommendable in many cases. Let’s check out some reasons:

1. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation hinges on the buyers' time investment plan.

The essence of ERP software is a central, unique database shared by all departments of an enterprise. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to install it without the users having time to learn how to use it. Of course, everyone can grasp the technical usage, but the foremost question to all large companies is when.

It is a tradeoff between learning the new skill set and doing the daily job that the investor has to decide. A company cannot simply cancel all operational activities within a month to understand how the innovation functions. However, the more time they can spend on the project, the shorter the implementation process.

2. Change communication is another vital factor.

All we have talked about is related to change communication. Indeed, this element is critical to determine how long it takes to implement an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system.

Not only must the consultants have excellent communication skills, but the very first assigned users must also. They need to be able to conduct training for the ERP novices.

Moreover, the enterprise’s communication plan matters. In particular, it should respond to the company’s size and the proposed time frame. At the same time, it should ensure the training quality, i.e., a session should not involve too many people.

3. Again, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation within a month? Yes, on the cloud.

The minimum period required for an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation on the cloud is ten working days from our experience. However, this is usually the solution for small and medium enterprises. In addition, due to the small size, it is generally easy to conduct direct training for all users and speed up the entire process.

To sum up, buyers and users can decide how long it needs to execute an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system. The lesson is: Find the best consulting firm and plan well. If an enterprise has a feasible implementation methodology and a good execution plan, it can also reduce costs.


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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What does Epicor Kinetic (ERP) cost?

The price of a typical Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation project entails both a license cost and implementation expense. While the former is compliant with Epicor’s pricing policy, the latter depends on the local consulting firm. Here are more details:

1. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Pricing

This activity refers to Epicor Software Co.’s ERP license prices. The cost varies according to sectors/industries, user volumes, required data storage, and module numbers, among many other conditions.
During our initial discussions, the enterprise as a buyer can get a comprehensive picture of the potential lucrative mechanism for itself in its competition. Then, it can prepare the components as listed above in response to their demand and resources. When we receive such essential information, the enterprise will receive an attractive quote the soonest. Thus, it is notable that the buyer can affect Epicor Kinetic (ERP) license price.

2. Other Implementation Costs

Apart from the license price, an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) project also consists of the charge for implementation, infrastructure (such as a server), and other auxiliaries. The implementation cost covers software installation (in some cases also customization and integration) and training. While the technical services are usually fixed regarding the agreement on the license, training fees can be flexible.

In particular, the buyer can self-organize its workforce to accelerate training while ensuring the quality of the knowledge transition process. Furthermore, its internal communication about change can also get its employees equipped for the revolution. Thus, together they can reduce training time, and the profitable system will soon be ready for use.

Overall, Epicor and all local partners aim to create a fair pricing policy that serves the clients to its best. Therefore, the best strategy to get the best Epicor Kinetic (ERP) price involves the following steps:


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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Highlights of what's new in Epicor ERP Cloud 10.2.700

Epicor ERP Cloud: Upgrade to 10.2.700 this September

Your Epicor ERP Cloud pilot instance will upgrade to the newest release 10.2.700 this September, so let’s check out some highlights of this version in this article.

 

What’s New In Epicor ERP 10.2.700

More details will be released as we near September 2020, but a few highlights of this Epicor ERP 10.2.700 include:

  • Cloud Read-only Data Access—Safely and securely view your data in a read-only environment. Epicor ERP Cloud Data Access is a new offering that allows for read-only access to your Epicor ERP instance. This new offering gives freedom of access while also safeguarding data security and system integrity. Access to the database will be on a read-only basis, but also near real-time (within seconds) to provide high value, whether leveraged by you directly or by ISV partners via APIs.

  • Epicor Advanced Unit of Measure—Seamlessly conduct business in a different unit of measure. A new capability, primarily aimed at the metals industry and adjacent industries, provides the ability to buy and value material in one unit of measure and transact in a different unit of measure.

  • Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) Financial Reporting—Budgeting, forecasting, and planning simplified. EDA Budgeting and Planning will provide an easy-to-use solution for budgeting, forecasting, and planning. With EDA Budgeting and Planning, you will be able to create financial budgets from scratch or prior year actuals and generate a budgeting workflow process, eliminating the need for Excel spreadsheets.

  • Epicor Kinetic—Continuing the journey to provide a modern and intuitive user experience with Epicor Kinetic. With this release, Epicor Kinetic is focused on the transformation of maintenance screens and quote to cash process forms targeting high-impact maintenance and entry screens. New enhancements will be made to Epicor Application Studio, which allows you to tailor Kinetic forms with low/without code that won’t break during an upgrade.

 

Source: Epicor Software Corporation.


Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

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Compare ERP system and accounting software | ERP vs. accounting software

ERP software vs. Accounting software

Introduction

If you want to automate your business operations but still can’t make decisions between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software, here is a comparison that might help you.

What is Accounting Software?

Accounting software functions as a solution for the finance and accounting department. Thus, it deals with almost all financial and accounting issues of a company, for example:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cash flows
  • Ledger and balance sheets

Furthermore, after data collection, accounting software can process important financial data to produce financial reports, such as balance sheets, income statements, profit and loss statements, and statements of cash flow. As a result, you can check the company’s financial health easily, which helps speed up the decision-making process while reducing the administrative labor cost.

The market leaders of accounting software around the world are Quickbooks and Xero. However, in Vietnam is MISA the most popular.

What is ERP?

ERP software is usually a comprehensive solution for multiple departments of an enterprise. For example, Epicor ERP comprises a number of modules, namely, financial management, supply chain management, customer relationship management, project management,  production management, product data management, human resource management, sales management, service management, and planning and scheduling. All of these modules share a single integrated database and are customizable with regard to the need, size, and industry of the enterprise. Therefore, an ERP system can help increase productivity thanks to the automated cross-department data transmission and facilitate the business scale-up.

Epicor ERP 10

 

Comparison between ERP and accounting software

  1. Software scope – It is clear from the examples aforementioned that an ERP system includes accounting software.
  2. Benefit scope – Accounting software produces financial reports which give managers an insight into the enterprise’s financial health. On the other hand, an ERP system collects data from all departments and then generates reports on all operations of an organization. Thus, managers with the assistance of ERP have a more thorough overview of the company’s status. At the same time, they can make more accurate and effective decisions.
  3. Industry-specific design – As mentioned in the example of Epicor above, ERP is customizable to meet the needs of each industrial market and each user. However, accounting software rarely allows you to personalize its functions that way.
  4. Price – For those differences, it is understandable that ERP is more expensive than accounting software.

 

Conclusion

To sum up, you should consider implementing accounting software if your business is small, and your budget is tight. However, if you plan to scale up your business in the long run, it is worth investing in an ERP system. And if you still can’t make decisions which one you should have, contact us! You are more than welcome at Data V Tech!

 

Content writer: Ngoc Trang Vu

 

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Why ERP and eCommerce Integration - Benefits of ERP and eCommerce Integration

Benefits of integration of eCommerce and ERP

Numerous retailers have implemented eCommerce to gain more significant market shares in this digital world. Many have even gone further by integrating their platforms into an ERP system to scale up the whole business. Let’s check with Data V Tech the benefits of such an integration in this article:

 

What is eCommerce?

ECommerce is an online “supermarket” where consumers can do shopping with simple clicks and online payment or payment after each successful delivery. On the other hand, it has become an effective tool for many salespeople. Indeed, it can generate revenues with more significant speed and volumes than ever in case of successful implementation and proper utilization. One of the most popular platforms is Magento – a unique solution appropriate for businesses of various sizes.

While Magento and many other platforms are scalable in terms of user experience, they rarely support the accounting department to either speed up the process or provide accurate data. Thus, we recommend that retailers should have their platforms integrated into an enterprise resource planning – ERP –  system to meet the accounting needs in such a case.

 

What is ERP?

ERP functions as a central database supporting all essential departments of an enterprise, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources, and logistics at all hierarchical levels. Among many ERP systems, Epicor ERP is known for its capability of simple and effective integration with other applications, such as Magento or WordPress. Since one of Epicor ERP’s outstanding features is its financial management, a retailer with Epicor’s support can quickly and seamlessly track, store, analyze, and report financial records. In other words, you can automate many financial tasks.

 

Why does ERP and eCommerce integration benefit your business?

Imagine eCommerce is like a front office of salespeople, which interacts directly with customers, and ERP deals with the back-office operations. Moreover, integrating these two applications will transmit your essential data automatically. Here are the benefits of ERP and eCommerce integration in more detail:

  1. No Duplicate Data Entry – When the two applications integrate, you can enjoy the automation of your data flow. That means your accountants can save time entering data and start working on more complicated tasks.
  2. Fewer Mistakes – Manual data entry is a tedious task that you either have to spend a lot of time checking and rechecking or can hardly avoid errors.
  3. Comprehensive Financial Reports – Both applications can provide you with a financial report. However, with ERP, particularly Epicor ERP, your report will be more comprehensive and accurate as it adjusts to the national tax system.
  4. Increased Automation – An ERP system can do more than what eCommerce offers as it simplifies accounts receivable and accounts payable, reduces your overhead, and improves cash management and cash flow issues.
  5. Better Control of your Financial Status – An ERP system allows you to track specific financial transactions easily. Furthermore, you can see the details of every financial transaction, incl who, what, when, and where.
  6. Better Control of your Business – Overall, ERP empowers eCommerce retailers with more seamless automation and more accurate data and reports.

Final Thoughts about the necessary integration of ERP and eCommerce

For all the advantages above, it is time for you to consider implementing an ERP system that is integrable with your existing eCommerce platform. If you are still reluctant with some questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to assist you.

 

Content writer: Trang Vu


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Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

14 marketing skills that can help you get hired this year

Marketing skills that can help you get hired this year

Here are the must-have skills you need in 2020 in response to the rapid expansion of digital marketing. Keep yourself updated and stay on top in your career.

1. Content Marketing

Content marketing with Data V TechA quick search on Facebook you will possibly find numerous groups for content writers. Bill Gates once said: “Content is king”, and it is happing right now, that we need many writers, especially high-quality ones. Whichever tools a company is using, it will need more customer-oriented content.

So start writing blogs and join various Facebook content writer groups as well as communities for the passionate about writing. Furthermore, there are several books on content writing that can help you capture audiences and gain more readership. Get yourself a position in the pool, or at least, get yourself informed about where and how to get the right writer.

 

2. Content Management System (CMS)

Content management system CMS with Data V TechContent management system is like a virtual business where you can easily learn on your own how to do the job. WordPress, Wix, and Drupal are some common CMS examples. They differentiate themselves somehow from each other. However, if you understand how a system functions, you can learn to manage all.

 

3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Most businesses are using CRM software to organize and manage interactions between the company and its customers. The software creates a real-time database bridging sales, marketing, and customer service. Popular CRM software includes Salesforce, Oracle, and, particularly in manufacturing, Epicor.

 

Epicor customer relationship management CRM

 

4. Mobile Marketing

mobile marketing - must have marketing skills in 2020It is anticipated that about 75% of all mobile users would have smartphones by the end of 2025, and the global size of the mobile marketing market is expected to continuously grow from 2020 to 2027. Mobile marketing refers to various channels on not only smartphones but also tablets, such as email, SMS and MMS, social media, websites, and apps. Thus, knowledge of mobile marketing would increase the value of your CV and support you significantly when you have to do the job.

 

5. Email Marketing

marketing resumeCompanies still need to increase, retain, and delight email subscribers. It is the fact that email marketing has never lost its value in terms of ROI. By June 2020 there have bill 3.9 billion of email users, which is projected to continue rising to 4.3 billion in 2023. Furthermore, every $1 on email marketing leads to an average return of $42.

Getting yourself familiar with various email marketing automation tools, such as Sendiblue, MailChimp, and Mailjet is one of the very first steps to master this channel. 

 

6. Video Production and Editing

Video Production and Editing - Must have marketing skills in 2020

 

Video is one of the critical parts of the future, as Mark Zuckerburg once said in 2018. Indeed, it is true in 2020. There were 63% of businesses using video as a marketing tool in 2019 and 81% in 2020. Thus, it would be a huge advantage if you master some video production and editing technique and understand how to utilize videos effectively on various channels. Either can you start with Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, or you can produce some short clips online, such as on Powtoon.

 

7. Paid Social Media Advertising

It is always attractive if you have experience in paid social media advertising, and even better if you know how to get the most out of your ads budget. The repetitive ads on social media channels, which now allow you to customize the demographic reach in order to focus on your target audiences, is particularly very popular in branding. This skill is also something you can invest easily for your own future if you are really into social media. Moreover, remember to check out the most popular channel in your destination before you pay.

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8. Data Science

As many marketing channels have been automated, enormous data are available to many companies. Thus, they usually need someone to interpret the data and help them adjust their strategies, action plans, improve the product, or look for a new one. If you have a passion for data analysis and can do the job, there is a high possibility that businesses are searching for you!

 

9. Consumer Insights

Many companies require need consumer insights – “the study of how people make decisions about what they buy, want, need, or act in regards to a product, service, or company“. Here are some tips to practice this knowhow:

  • Decide your research topic, and make sure you know how to receive the data.
  • Manage your resources to collect data as well as analyze it within the given timeframe.
  • Identify the data collection method.
  • Analyze the data while identifying whom and what might be affected and what to do in response to the possible impacts.

 

To sum up, here are the must-have marketing skills in 2020:

  1. Content marketing
  2. Content management system (CMS)
  3. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  4. Mobile marketing
  5. Email marketing
  6. Video production and editing
  7. Social media advertising
  8. Data analysis
  9. Consumer insights

Source: Data V Tech


Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

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