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Craig Cook

Craig Cook is the Chief Marketing Officer for Business Solution Partners, and the company's lead consultant for all things HubSpot. He enjoys working on complex Migration, Sales Enablement and Team Management projects for Enterprise level clients, and has been practicing Inbound for almost ten years. Craig is the co-leader of the Long Island HubSpot User Group and hosts the NY NetSuite and NY Adaptive user groups.

Recent Posts

The Top Five Reasons You Need a Better Close Process

on Sep 13, 2018 9:26:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | NetSuite BlackLine Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
How does your organization manage your monthly, quarterly or annual financial close process?  "If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."  - Charles Kettering, Engineer If you are like many businesses, this critical financial management process functions the same way it has for decades: it is stressful and time-consuming. And because it involves relying on manual processes, multiple checklists, and a confusing array of spreadsheets, the process is prone to costly errors.  But guess what? The same old ways of doing business are not enough. Here are the TOP FIVE REASONS Why Modernizing the Financial Close Process is a SMART MOVE...
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The Marketing Funnel: A Eulogy

on Sep 5, 2018 2:15:00 PM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Inbound Marketing HubSpot
Co-Workers, Friends, Family... We have gathered here today at Inbound'18 to bear witness to the life of our dear friend, who has departed this world for the unknown - a place beyond conversions and optimization. He was stalwart in his service to us, and the world - providing thousands of his adherents with the means to attract and convert. Listen to the conversations taking place in this room today, and you will hear stories of success and prosperity, triumph and glory - all because of our friend, The Marketing Funnel.
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Three Key Considerations - Choosing a Corporate Performance Management Solution

on Jun 7, 2018 12:18:00 PM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Adaptive Insights
Your financial planning and analysis (FP&A) team has finally gotten the green light to move beyond Excel spreadsheets and improve FP&A by implementing a modern software solution. The good news? There’s are plenty to choose from.
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Want a Bigger Piece of the Global Pharma Marketplace?

on May 24, 2018 11:29:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Adaptive Insights
Does your pharmaceutical company have an eye on growing internationally? By 2020, the worldwide pharmaceutical industry is expected to be valued at $1.3 trillion, according to the 2016 ITA Pharmaceuticals Top Markets Report. Given this forecast, it's not surprising that companies in pharma are looking for new ways to capitalize on industry growth. While it may lack the glamour of R&D, marketing, or sales - one of the most critical areas that any company, in any industry, can choose to evaluate when building a plan for accelerated growth is the accounting department.
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NetSuite Video Tutorial: How to Create & Use a Service Item

on Nov 8, 2017 10:51:11 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments |
In this video, we discuss selecting item types, naming the service item, assigning subsidiaries to the new item, overview of the purchasing and pricing tabs, assigning the income GL account to the new item, overview of the related transactions tab, and assigning an item to a customer invoice.
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KAIZEN - The Art of Continuous Improvement

on Sep 26, 2017 7:07:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Leadership
"The starting point for improvement is to recognize the need. This comes from recognition of a problem. If no problem is recognized, there is no recognition of the need for improvement. Complacency is the archenemy of KAIZEN." Masaaki Imai - "Kaizen: The Key To Japan’s Competitive Success" (1986) Welcome to the second in our series of Blog Posts on Continuous Improvement. In our last post, we introduced the concept of Continuous Improvement and discussed some of the benefits associated with the practice. But we have to admit that this concept is neither new, nor novel.
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