Blog Posts

LibreOffice Pivot Tables

Pivot Tables are an extremely useful analysis tool - they are very flexible, powerful, and can generate valuable insights from large amounts of data if used properly. This post walks you through how to set up a Sales Ledger Receipts forecast using a Pivot Table in LibreOffice.

Continue reading

Positive Churn #4 - Don’t Let Your Overheads Grow Faster Than Your Business

Cost control is vital if a growing business is to extract a profit from that growth.

Continue reading

Positive Churn #3 - Variable Labour Cost Does Not Exist

Maybe you shouldn’t be including Direct Labour in product costs if you want to win new business….. Clive Birnie, of Positive Churn explains.

Continue reading

Positive Churn #2 - Cash Belongs in the Bank, Not in the Warehouse

In the second Positive Churn post, Clive Birnie takes issue with large stock (inventory) holdings being a good idea.

Continue reading

Positive Churn #1 - You Can't Grow Your Way Out Of A Hole

When a business is struggling the instinct is to grow sales, but is that right? In this first post, Clive Birnie argues that you should be brave and Shrink to Survive!

Continue reading

A Manifesto for Business Improvement

Way back in 2007 my business partner, Clive Birnie, started blogging about random business stuff that came into his head under the title Positive Churn. “Cathartic” was his take on the process.

Continue reading

Management Information

One of the major reasons for installing uzERP is to get better information for key decision makers.

This blog post looks at the many ways that uzERP provides Management Information for your business.

Continue reading

Making Tax Digital for VAT

As far as we are aware, uzERP is the only Open Source system available that is compliant with the HMRC Making Tax Digital for VAT standard which must be used from 1st April 2019.

Continue reading

Somerset Buzz

There seems to be a real buzz around doing business in Somerset at the moment…. and it’s not just from the nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point.

Continue reading

Is it really that long?

Back in June 2012, on our old site, I wrote a blog post about the longevity of uzERP

Continue reading