Onspring’s Greatest Hits of 2018

If something is good, it usually maintains an ageless, enduring quality. Think of classic rock, vintage cars, fine wine…and entertaining blog posts. Keeping that in mind, the “Onspring DJs” have done it again. Like your favorite 80s radio host, we’ve put together a mixtape of our favorite blogs from 2018. If you’ve read them before, you’ll want to read them again. Enjoy!

Workplace FOMO

A lot of fear comes from not being prepared, not having the correct support needed to fulfill and complete a job. The more it happens, the more FOMO creeps in and takes over, and that can become a truly destructive force in an office setting.

What’s an API? It’s Simpler Than You May Think

Amidst the alphabet soup of technical acronyms, API has been standing out recently. It has almost reached buzzword status. I think a lot of people have a vague idea that an API can be used to integrate data between applications, but what exactly is an API, and how are they used?

What’s Your Time Worth?

Just because something involves less monetary expense does not mean it’s higher in value. Yet this is a common stumbling block for business teams that are moving to an automated tool from a manual process or outdated software. Excel is low-cost, that is true, but how long does it take to maintain your spreadsheets?

Doing Your Best Work

You may not be sweating over a pile of wood shavings, but perhaps you’re struggling with piles of paperwork, dated systems, unruly spreadsheets and other challenges that hold you back from doing your best work. Onspring is here to help with the right tool for the job.

5 Ways to Design Better Dashboards

We’ve probably all had similar experiences. We’ve gone off in search of information, only to be confronted with too much data in a difficult format, not personalized to our needs. But here’s the good news: dashboard technologies like Onspring are designed to solve this very problem. In a nutshell, dashboards help to make the complex understandable, the details digestible. But before we get carried away with dashboards, remember that they can seriously miss the mark if we don’t consider their purpose, audience and content.

How to Avoid Surprises in the Sales and Contracting Process

If you’re tired of working with vendors who insert “gotchas” in the sales and contracting process, you’re not alone. Onspring’s finance guru, Deena Stevens, shares strategies for avoiding such surprises.

Making the Leap to a New Platform

Clients often think that moving from one platform to another is “scarier” than moving from spreadsheets into a platform. But the reality is, the spreadsheet-to-platform conversion is usually more onerous! Evan Stos demystifies the platform-to-platform migration process in four simple steps.

GRC Groundhog Day: Same Thing, Different Result?

Your organization must place its primary focus on the execution of the critical GRC processes that have been vetted and validated. That said, as you ride the ebbs and flows of your business, it is crucial to perform periodic assessments of your processes to make sure it’s giving you what you need. Keep in mind that this does not merely involve reviewing your process documentation, making a few tweaks, and calling it a day. Rather, you should focus on asking yourself some tough questions.

Onspring would like to extend well-wishes and best thoughts to everyone for continued success and a highly prosperous 2019. Happy New Year!

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