APMP Bid & Proposal Con is the world’s largest event for proposal, bid, tender, capture, business development and graphics professionals. Global industry players come to APMP Bid & Proposal Con seeking tested information, proven strategies, and best practices to help capture, write, produce, manage proposals and increase win rates. They attend to gain:
- Hands-on education & certification
- Insight & cutting-edge content from industry leaders and inspiring keynotes
- Networking opportunities
If you would like to learn more please visit APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2016
DATE: May 26 – 28, 2016
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts
EVENT: APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2016
Investing in a down market is always a tricky option but it just may be the best time to invest. We touched on this a bit last year with our posts, “Magic Pill for Oil & Gas?” and “Oil Crisis 2015?” but as we roll full steam into 2016 many of these factors are even more relevant now as we are in the midst of the worse oil downturn since the 90s. If you would like a bit more insight surrounding the drop take a look at the New York Times article “Oil Prices: What’s Behind the Drop? Simple Economics“
So now that we know XaitPorter is an almost perfect document-centric aPaaS solution as Kris Saether highlighted in his post last week, “XaitPorter more than just a SaaS solution” Lets discuss what exactly an aPaaS is all about and why it is so beneficial for your document creation needs. Gartner defines an aPaaS as, “Application platform as a service (aPaaS) is a cloud service that offers development and deployment environments for application services.” You can think of it as the foundation on which your applications run. Salesforce.com is probably the best example of this, with Microsoft not far behind as highlighted in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant of aPaaS solutions. So what are the benefits of using an aPaaS solution?
As we get ready to attend the British Legal Technology Forum we asked ourselves, how can we communicate the traditional troubles law firms and those that work with law firms encounter on a day to day basis when working with their teams on document collaboration and creation. We could write a long boring essay on the subject, which we still might do or we can use a good old metaphor and a metaphor that everyone who has used the London Underground, or any public transportation for that matter, will understand.
Xait has with XaitPorter provided more than 50,000 users a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for many years. We are pleased that XaitPorter is very successful in the market and solves the challenges our clients have with many document centric processes. Which is anything from producing an annual report to governing documents to proposals and more – basically producing almost any type of document. In our journey we have been recognized by the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company Gartner as a cool vendor for our focus on team productivity and manageability rather than individual creativity, which is where most document authoring tools concentrate their efforts.
We are happy to announce Lamprell as our latest XaitPorter Client
Lamprell, based in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and with over 35 years’ experience, is a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries. They have established leading market positions in the fabrication of shallow-water drilling jackup rigs, liftboats, land rigs, and rig refurbishment projects, and have an international reputation for building complex offshore and onshore process modules and fixed platforms.
We are happy to announce SOFEC as our latest XaitPorter Client
With over 40 years of experience, SOFEC has established an impressive history in the design, construction, and delivery of marine terminals and single point mooring systems throughout the world. Building on the strengths and capabilities that have made it an industry leader, SOFEC is continuously working to find new and innovative ways of satisfying changing customer needs. SOFEC’s recent successes, including proven disconnectable turret mooring systems off NW Australia, harsh environment systems in the South China Sea, deepwater mooring systems in Brazil, the complex disconnectable turret system for the Terra Nova FPSO, and a growing reputation worldwide have been the result of aggressive growth initiatives and the development of state-of-the-art technologies.
If you would like to learn more about SOFEC please visit http://www.sofec.com/
Xait is proud to be working with SOFEC and is looking forward to longstanding and successful relationship.
Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition is scheduled for March 22-24, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The 2015 event attracted record attendance of more than 3,200. More than 250 exhibitors will showcase their products and services. You can’t afford to miss it.
Returning to London on Tuesday 8th March 2016, The British Legal Technology Forum will welcome an estimated 1,200 visitors from the world of law and legal technology.
As Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, The British Legal Technology Forum will bring together the most respected professionals from both the legal and commercial technology sectors to examine and explore the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.
Xait’s team will be available for the duration of the event at the Xait Stand E4 Section E. Come visit us and enjoy demos and presentations.
To find more details about the event, please visit The British Legal Technology Forum 2016
DATE: March 8th, 2016
WHERE: The Old Billingsgate, London
EVENT: The British Legal Technology Forum 2016
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Create legal documents that are complete and consistent, in less time, so that you can reduce operational costs.Tell me more
Just how colorful should your professional business documents or proposals be? How much color is too much color? Are you using color to effectively highlight key points are are you splashing color everywhere in hopes of making a poorly worded document seem more interesting or valuable? In the world of business documents color should be used as an emphasis tool and not as a flashy glittery show piece. Each color and section you use color in should have a specific goal and if using that splash of color is not helping reiterate that goal you should think twice about using it.
In a survey published by IDC in 2012, it states information workers waste a significant amount of time each week dealing with the variety of challenges related to working with documents. This wasted time costs the organization more than $19,000 a year per information worker.
Is there a way to efficiently re-use content? That is a question we have heard over and over again throughout the years and the answer is yes, in XaitPorter its called a content library. Many times business documents tend to say the same thing or have the same sections that go in each documents much like an about us section, product descriptions, SLAs, or terms of service. Is copying and pasting really the best way to solve this issue? Lets take a look at 3 key benefits of using a content library.
Xait will be exhibiting at the Norwegian Operators Conference 2015 (NOC2015)
Every mid-November since 2003 leading NCS operating companies have presented themselves at the Norwegian Operators Conference. Over two days 15 large, medium sized and small oil companies, mostly represented with their CEO´s, will detail their business strategies. This is a unique opportunity to learn how the operators approach the future differently.
I’m sure most of us have seen a proposal, email or any number of business documents that are so filled with jargon that they have either lost their core purpose or are so convoluted that they become completely useless. Jargon is defined by dictionary.com as:
“Language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax and is often vague in meaning”
You have all seen the proposal/presentation/report that is so stuffed with information that you don’t know where to look and just gloss over it because it is not presented in a way to engage the reader or grab their attention.
Information should be valuable to them, not you
Before we dive too deep lets talk about some of the benefits of automating your processes. If we boil down everything, you want to automate processes to increase your revenue/profits and cut expenses. This could be an increase sales, in knowledge, in leads, in conversion rates etc. Directly relating to increasing any number of the aforementioned metrics is decreasing the time it takes to complete those tasks. Simply put, the less time you spend accomplishing a given task, the more valuable that task becomes.
We can all admit that most of us are drowning in data and we have long moved passed the days of “data” being the end game. Today, we all have the “data” we could ever need and our endgame is now learning how to extract the information we want from that data. So how do you use the information you have to make meaningful and important business decisions?
Understand Your Data Sources
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