December is coming to an end, and there is much to look forward to with the start of the new year. BlueStar is excited to bring you the ISV Connect Summit series as a part of the 2019 Innovative Solutions Tour, featuring 6 roadshows at some of the largest metropolitan cities, combining education, collaboration and …

One of the best ways for ISVs to succeed in this industry is through following a simple step to collect information you may otherwise not know. Watch as you conduct customer surveys, because you’ll soon find yourself collecting several pages of feedback to help make improvements and adjustments on your services. It helps each department …

What is SEO? What does it do? Well if you don’t know already, Search Engine Optimization is the make or break for your company’s business. No matter the size of your company, SEO has a place for you to rank high in search results and create a stronger voice for your brand. You’re affecting your …

Many hardware manufacturers utilize partner programs as a means to develop a healthy channel sales program. It creates a system with which rules can help dictate how business is conducted and reinforces the strength of key relationships. But for many, these programs can be stripped down to only being focused on pricing. And that’s not …

With 29 states currently allowing the use of medical marijuana, and 9 of them permitting recreational use, with more considering legalization in their states, it’s only a matter of time before you can purchase marijuana as quickly as a bottle of aspirin in your local pharmacy or corner store. As the idea of growing and …

Most fast food and fast casual restaurant chains have embraced the digitalization of their business, from touch-screen POS systems to digital menu boards and some self-service stations. It’s the evolution of the dining and customer service experience that tech-savvy customers demand. For franchises, smaller operations and casual dining that haven’t made the leap, here are …

Out-of-stocks, overstocks and returns are costing retailers a whopping $1.75 trillion per year, a number to which, if you’re customers are not effectively managing their inventory, are contributing to. Retailers that manage their inventory using spreadsheets or other antiquated systems are costing themselves a lot of time, which is ultimately money lost. It appears the …

Mobility has become entrenched in the enterprise — from the warehouse to the field service technician’s truck to the smartphone in the vice president’s back pocket. Investments in mobile line-of-business solutions have been steep, and for many companies the technology has gone through several iterations over the course of decades. And in most of those …

Remember the days when cold calling and print advertising were the only viable options for finding new leads? The internet has changed the way that businesses market their product and services. While it is ultra-competitive, most companies have found ways to leverage the internet and drive sales leads into their organization. A majority of these …

  The channel faces many different challenges as the years go on, with new trends emerging and new technologies to examine. We decided to get in touch with the expert manufacturers in the channel, sit with them, and pick their brains a bit about the fate of the channel, and what they see coming next. …