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Save on expensive professionals with this trusted bestseller! Running your own business is pretty cool, but when it comes to the financial side--accounts and payroll, for instance--it's not so cool! That's why millions of small business owners around the world count on QuickBooks to quickly and easily manage accounting and financial tasks and save big time on hiring expensive professionals. In a friendly, easy-to-follow style, small business guru and bestselling author Stephen L. Nelson checks off all your financial line-item asks, including how to track your profits, plan a perfect budget, simplify tax returns, manage inventory, create invoices, track costs, generate reports, and pretty much any other accounts and financial-planning task that turns up on your desk! Keep up with the latest QuickBooks changes Use QuickBooks to track profits and finances Balance your budget Back up your data safely The fully updated new edition of QuickBooks For Dummies takes the sweat (and the expense) out of cooking the books--and gives you more time to savor the results of your labors!
For courses in Graduate MIS, Decision Support Systems, and courses covering the principles of enterprise resource planning systems. This text takes a generic approach to enterprise resource planning systems and their interrelationships, covering all functional areas of this new type of management challenge. It discusses the re-design of business processes, changes in organizational structure, and effective management strategies that will help assure competitiveness, responsiveness, productivity, and global impact for many organizations in the years ahead.
Inform your own analyses by seeing how one of the best data analysts in the world approaches analytics problems Analytics Stories: How to Make Good Things Happen is a thoughtful, incisive, and entertaining exploration of the application of analytics to real-world problems and situations. Covering fields as diverse as sports, finance, politics, healthcare, and business, Analytics Stories bridges the gap between the oft inscrutable world of data analytics and the concrete problems it solves. Distinguished professor and author Wayne L. Winston answers questions like: Was Liverpool over Barcelona the greatest upset in sports history? Was Derek Jeter a great infielder What's wrong with the NFL QB rating? How did Madoff keep his fund going? Does a mutual fund's past performance predict future performance? What caused the Crash of 2008? Can we predict where crimes are likely to occur? Is the lot of the American worker improving? How can analytics save the US Republic? The birth of evidence-based medicine: How did James Lind know citrus fruits cured scurvy? How can I objectively compare hospitals? How can we predict heart attacks in real time? How does a retail store know if you're pregnant? How can I use A/B testing to improve sales from my website? How can analytics help me write a hit song? Perfect for anyone with the word "analyst" in their job title, Analytics Stories illuminates the process of applying analytic principles to practical problems and highlights the potential pitfalls that await careless analysts.
Cyber-solutions to real-world business problems Artificial Intelligence in Practice is a fascinating look into how companies use AI and machine learning to solve problems. Presenting 50 case studies of actual situations, this book demonstrates practical applications to issues faced by businesses around the globe. The rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence has expanded beyond research labs and computer science departments and made its way into the mainstream business environment. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are cited as the most important modern business trends to drive success. It is used in areas ranging from banking and finance to social media and marketing. This technology continues to provide innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes, sectors and industries. This engaging and topical book explores a wide range of cases illustrating how businesses use AI to boost performance, drive efficiency, analyse market preferences and many others. Best-selling author and renowned AI expert Bernard Marr reveals how machine learning technology is transforming the way companies conduct business. This detailed examination provides an overview of each company, describes the specific problem and explains how AI facilitates resolution. Each case study provides a comprehensive overview, including some technical details as well as key learning summaries: Understand how specific business problems are addressed by innovative machine learning methods Explore how current artificial intelligence applications improve performance and increase efficiency in various situations Expand your knowledge of recent AI advancements in technology Gain insight on the future of AI and its increasing role in business and industry Artificial Intelligence in Practice: How 50 Successful Companies Used Artificial Intelligence to Solve Problems is an insightful and informative exploration of the transformative power of technology in 21st century commerce.
Serverless is a hot topic. Many companies today are turning to this cloud-computing model as a way to avoid steep investments in DevOps while still reliably running production-grade systems. If you're a developer with one of these organizations, this practical book helps you determine whether serverless is right for your use case. You'll learn what's required to build maintainable and scalable services using this model. Author Jason Katzer, director of software engineering at Capital One, helps you examine the integration offerings of each cloud provider and shows you ways to avoid the pitfalls of their serverless platforms and toolsets. Pick up this book and discover how serverless frees you from the tedious task of setting up and maintaining systems in production. You'll learn how to: Handle basic infrastructure, choose the right tools, and use serverless in production Monitor, debug, and test your applications in this environment Use serverless patterns and build applications with microservices
MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, winner of TAA's 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty"), guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering and scientific problems. Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB (R2018a), including the addition of local functions in scripts, the new string type, coverage of recently introduced functions to import data from web sites, and updates to the Live Editor and App Designer.
Organizations today often struggle to balance business requirements with ever-increasing volumes of data. Additionally, the demand for leveraging large-scale, real-time data is growing rapidly among the most competitive digital industries. Conventional system architectures may not be up to the task. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to leverage large-scale data usage across the business units in your organization using the principles of event-driven microservices. Author Adam Bellemare takes you through the process of building an event-driven microservice-powered organization. You'll reconsider how data is produced, accessed, and propagated across your organization. Learn powerful yet simple patterns for unlocking the value of this data. Incorporate event-driven design and architectural principles into your own systems. And completely rethink how your organization delivers value by unlocking near-real-time access to data at scale. You'll learn: How to leverage event-driven architectures to deliver exceptional business value The role of microservices in supporting event-driven designs Architectural patterns to ensure success both within and between teams in your organization Application patterns for developing powerful event-driven microservices Components and tooling required to get your microservice ecosystem off the ground
The quickest way to do the books for small business owners and managers No one looks forward to doing the finances: that's why QuickBooks 2020 All-in-One For Dummies is on hand to help get it over with as quickly and painlessly as possible. This comprehensive one-stop reference combines 8 mini-books in one, all written in plain and simple language that makes it easy for even the most accounts-averse to get the most out of the latest version of the QuickBooks software and save time. Written and revised by financial expert Stephen Nelson, the latest version of this invaluable guide takes readers step-by-step through every aspect of small business accounting procedures, including understanding the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping, setting up and administering the QuickBooks system, and carrying out complex tasks such as ratio analysis and capital budgeting. Write a business plan and create a forecast Learn how to use profit-volume-cost analysis tools Prepare financial statements and reports Protect your financial data Time is money--get this time-saving resource today and start reaping the rewards!
Accelerate your digital transformation and break down silos with Microsoft Dynamics 365 It's no secret that running a business involves several complex parts like managing staff, financials, marketing, and operations--just to name a few. That's where Microsoft Dynamics 365, the most profitable business management tool, comes in. In Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Dummies, you'll learn the aspects of the program and each of its applications from Customer Service to Financial Management. With expert author Renato Bellu's clear instructions and helpful tips, you'll be managing to your fullest advantage before you know it. Let's get started! Digitally transform your business by connecting CRM and ERP Use data to make decisions across all business functions Integrate Dynamics 365 with Office 365 and LinkedIn Manage financials and operations Are you running a dynamic business? This book shows you how!
For undergraduate and MBA-level Enterprise Systems courses. An approach to understanding and implementing ERP systems for success in today's organizations. Motiwalla teaches students the components of an ERP system, and the process of implementing ERP systems within a corporation to increase the overall success of the organization. This text also places major importance on the strategic role of ERP systems in providing a platform for improved business operations and productivity. The second edition reflects the nature of today's enterprise systems.
Are you running your business or is it running you? Running a small business can take over your life but it doesn't have to be that way. Choosing and using the right technology and systems can transform the way your business works and this book shows you how! No matter how technophobic you are, Sorted! will quickly help you find the small changes that will make a big difference to your business. If you're more tech savvy, you'll love the ninja tips to take your business to the next level. Feel more confident in your choice of technology and systems for the future, because whatever your plans are, you need the right systems in place to help you achieve them.
How do you run your warehouse with SAP S/4HANA? This comprehensive guide has the answers. Begin by setting up your embedded Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) system using organizational structures and master data. Then master your essential processes such as goods issue and receipt, putaway, picking, and taking inventory. Bring everything together with information on advanced tasks like cross-docking, value-added services, kitting, and integration with SAP TM and SAP GTS. Highlights include: -Configuration -Warehouse structures -Master data -Goods receipt and issue -Putaway -Picking -Physical inventory -Monitoring -Shipping and receiving -Labor management -Value-added services (VAS) -Integration
Ensure a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA Finance with this on-premise implementation guide. Follow step-by-step instructions for data migration and functional configuration. From the general ledger to asset accounting and beyond, you'll align your new system with existing Finance requirements and go live. Get the nitty-gritty details and pro tips that will make your SAP S/4HANA project a success. a. Migration; It's time to migrate your data from SAP ERP Financials. Learn what to do and what to watch out for at each step of the SAP S/4FIANA Finance migration, from installation through testing. b. Configuration; Customize your new SAP S/4HANA Finance system with key configuration settings for general ledger accounting, controlling, asset accounting, cash management, BPC, and more. c. Project Planning; Keep an eye on project timelines and manage critical project documentation! Consult and adapt a sample project plan for your on-premise implementation project.
Make your data work for you! Tableau For Dummies brings order to the chaotic world of data. Understanding your data and organizing it into formats and visualizations that make sense to you are crucial to making a real impact on your business with the information that's already at your fingertips. This easy-to-use reference explores the user interface, and guides you through the process of connecting your data sources to the software. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text shows you how to use graphs, charts, and other images to bring visual interest to your data, how to create dashboards from multiple data sources, and how to export the visualizations that you have developed into multiple formats that translate into positive change for your business. The mission of Tableau Software is to grant you access to data that, when put into action, will help you build your company. Learning to use the data available to you helps you make informed, grounded business decisions that can spell success for your company. * Navigate the user interface to efficiently access the features you need * Connect to various spreadsheets, databases, and other data sources to create a multi-dimensional snapshot of your business * Develop visualizations with easy to use drag and drop features * Start building your data with templates and sample workbooks to spark your creativity and help you organize your information Tableau For Dummies is a step-by-step resource that helps you make sense of the data landscape and put your data to work in support of your business.
Enterprise developers face several challenges when it comes to building serverless applications, such as integrating applications and building container images from source. With more than 60 practical recipes, this cookbook helps you solve these issues with Knative--the first serverless platform natively designed for Kubernetes. Each recipe contains detailed examples and exercises, along with a discussion of how and why it works. If you have a good understanding of serverless computing and Kubernetes core resources such as deployment, services, routes, and replicas, the recipes in this cookbook show you how to apply Knative in real enterprise application development. Authors Kamesh Sampath and Burr Sutter include chapters on autoscaling, build and eventing, observability, Knative on OpenShift, and more. With this cookbook, you'll learn how to: Efficiently build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads Apply Knative in real enterprise scenarios, including advanced eventing Monitor your Knative serverless applications effectively Integrate Knative with CI/CD principles, such as using pipelines for faster, more successful production deployments Deploy a rich ecosystem of enterprise integration patterns and connectors in Apache Camel K as Kubernetes and Knative components
See how custom chatbots and Azure Bot Service can resolve common business problems. This book takes you through the many possibilities of bot development from a business point of view, using Microsoft bot technology, and demonstrates how to connect, deploy, and manage them. Starting with an introduction to chatbots and their features you will go through the design and implementation of Azure chatbots. This will set the foundation for the rest of the book before you learn how to create and manage messages in chatbots. You'll then see how to deploy your chatbot in different business scenarios and how to integrate Azure chatbots with different applications such as Facebook and Twitter. To really allow you to demonstrate business value, Introducing Azure Bot Service covers tips on enhancing customer satisfaction and developing insights by analyzing customer behavior. This knowledge will help you understand how artificial intelligence techniques such as chatbots help your organization undergo digital transformation. After reading this book, you will be ready to build chatbots using Microsoft Azure, deploy them in different business scenarios, and measure the benefits of chatbots. What You Will Learn Build time-saving chatbots using Azure Bot Service Engage in proactive customer interaction Integrate chatbots as a key aspect of your business strategy Improve customer satisfaction Ease into digital transformation using Azure chatbots Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in building chatbots.
Stay on the cutting edge of ABAP technology. Learn what's new with the latest ABAP releases-7.52 and 1809-and see what other SAP technologies are now bringing to the table. New to this edition: abapGit and transporting objects between systems, ABAP SQL, the RESTful ABAP programming model, and test tools for core data services, SAPUI5, and Web Dynpro ABAP. Take your ABAP coding to the next level.
Asset accounting setup is mandatory in SAP S/4HANA so get the details you need to get it up and running! Walk through the configuration that underpins all of asset accounting, starting with organizational structures and master data. From there, master key tasks for asset acquisition and retirement, depreciation, year-end close, reporting, and more. Finally, see how to migrate your legacy asset data from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA. Covering both SAP GUI and SAP Fiori, this guide has it all!
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Master Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Application DevelopmentDevelop, debug, and administer robust database programs. Filled with detailed examples and expert strategies from an Oracle ACE, Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming explains how to retrieve and process data, write PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, incorporate PHP and Java, and work with dynamic SQL. Code testing, security, and object-oriented programming techniques are fully covered in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Explore new SQL and PL/SQL features in Oracle Database 12c Build control structures, cursors, and loop statements Work with collections, varrays, tables, and associative array collections Locate and repair errors and employ exception handlers Execute black box, white box, and integration tests Configure and manage stored packages and libraries Handle security with authentication and encryption Use LOBs to store text and multimedia content Write and implement PL/SQL and Java triggers Extend functionality using dynamic SQL statements Understand object types, nested tables, and unnesting queries
If you're new to software product management or just want to learn more about it, there's plenty of advice available-but most of it is geared toward consumer products. Creating high-quality software for the enterprise involves a much different set of challenges. In this practical book, two expert product managers provide straightforward guidance for people looking to join the thriving enterprise market. Authors Blair Reeves and Benjamin Gaines explain critical differences between enterprise and consumer products, and deliver strategies for overcoming challenges when building for the enterprise. You'll learn how to cultivate knowledge of your organization, the products you build, and the industry you serve. Explore why: Identifying customer vs user problems is an enterprise project manager's main challenge Effective collaboration requires in-depth knowledge of the organization Analyzing data is key to understanding why users buy and retain your product Having experience in the industry you're building products for is valuable Product longevity depends on knowing where the industry is headed
The quickest way to do the books! Finances don't have to put you in a funk! With the help of this all-encompassing book, you'll get the easy-to-follow instruction you need to get your business' ducks in a row--without ever losing your cool. Whether you're a numbers person or have never spent much time with a calculator, you'll discover how to use QuickBooks 2019 to make it easier than ever to handle your finances. This value-priced reference combines eight content-rich mini-books into one complete package, providing the answers you need to get the most out of the latest version of QuickBooks. No stone is left unturned, giving you everything you need to turn what used to be harrowing tasks into simple items you can check off on your to-do list. Helps you use QuickBooks to ease accounting chores, financial management, and business planning Provides guidance from an industry expert Shows you how to set up a QuickBooks accounting system, load the master files lists, invoice customers, pay vendors, track inventory, manage cash and bank accounts, and more Gives helpful troubleshooting tips to make your accounting easy Your time is precious--why waste a minute when QuickBooks can make it easier? Get started today!
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