5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Close the Deal

By Bob Pettke

October 24, 2023

Every salesperson has been at that point where they “didn’t close the deal.”  Perhaps the prospective customer went with a competitor instead or they decided to keep doing what they are currently doing. Why didn’t they move forward with your services or solution?  This is the million-dollar question that a salesperson asks themselves after losing … Continued

Revenue, Profit and Business Analysis

By Terri Roeslmeier

February 17, 2022

Everybody loves talking about soaring revenue.  Doubling revenue, tripling revenue, and having such and such % better revenue than last year are all nice songs to sing.  It sounds great to everyone.  Prospects enjoy hearing about it.  Your employees get a sense of pride.  Your marketing and sales people have a field day with it.  … Continued

Learning Sales Techniques from a 7-Year-Old

By Chris Dousmanis

December 8, 2021

I am learning a lot from my 7-year-old and not just the routine stuff like how to get red crayon stains out of an entire load of laundry. Some of it pertains to sales techniques. How do people process new information? What extrapolations do they make? What erroneous assumptions do they make that seems perfectly … Continued

Automated Business Designs, Developers of Ultra-Staff <i>EDGE</i> Staffing Software, Launches New Website

By Jennifer Roeslmeier Mikels

November 2, 2020

CHICAGO, IL – Automated Business Designs (ABD) launched a brand-new website on Thursday, October 8th, 2020.  The redesigned look and feel resembles the modern, cutting-edge characteristics of their product, Ultra-Staff EDGE. The website showcases the full suite of Ultra-Staff EDGE products, which is one of the only solutions in the industry that allows staffing companies … Continued

8 Tips for Making Your Virtual Job Fair A Success

By Jennifer Roeslmeier Mikels

October 2, 2020

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the need to be creative and think outside of the box. Really this applies to everything we do now: From turning family gatherings to family zoom calls; attending in-person concerts to streaming concerts live; watching sports with fans to watching sports with digital fans; eating at packed … Continued

Working from Home &#8211; Survival Tips from Molly

By Jennifer Roeslmeier Mikels

March 26, 2020

Working from home survival tips from Molly Nessinger, Vice President of Systems Engineering at ABD. If you know me, you’ll know that I am a person that needs people — I have often referred to myself as ‘short attention span,’ as constant human interaction and distraction is needed for me to function. Although I survived … Continued

Why Automated Business Designs

By Jennifer Roeslmeier Mikels

October 1, 2019

Evaluating staffing and recruiting software solutions can be daunting. How do you know which is the right solution for your company? How do you know which solution will drive your company results?  Our whitepaper “Why Us” discusses 6 reasons to partner with Automated Business Designs, makers of Ultra-Staff EDGE, as your staffing and recruiting software provider.  

Reporting and Inconsistent Data


May 14, 2013

I would like to get better reporting but my system data is very inconsistent. Is this because the system does not offer drop-downs that offer a consistent way of capturing data or is it that people are not using it in that way? If your current staffing software solution does not offer this capability, you … Continued

Mobile Apps: How Often is Database Information Updated?


August 1, 2012

When using a Mobile App to access staffing software, how often does the information get updated to my server? Mobile access is very popular because staffing people are “on the go” and need to have access to their client and applicant information when not at the office. When using a mobile app for such access, the information should update immediately into … Continued

How To Handle a Data Conversion After a Staffing Merger/Acquisition


March 7, 2011

Our company is going through a merger/acquisition and I am concerned because we will be going through a data conversion to new software? I am on the software conversion team. Any tips? It is normal to be concerned about moving to new software that you are unfamiliar with. As part of the conversion team your … Continued