kintone 101: Importing your Excel sheets


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As you are probably aware, kintone allows you to directly import data contained in Excel spreadsheets to your App! This means there is no need to copy all your existing data manually. What’s even better is that it can be done in an instant! Here’s how. First, have your Excel document ready to go. Now, add an App by selecting Create from Excel or CSV.  Browse and select your desired Excel file to upload. kintone will automatically detect and create App fields which match the fields in yo ...

kintone v The Market: A Comparison


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Companies competing in the same market inevitably offer very similar products for consumers to choose from. However, it is often difficult to fully understand which product is suitable for your business. That's why we thought it would be useful to compare kintone’s marketplace competitors and see just how we stack up against them. This blog will present features of kintone, Salesforce, Zoho and QuickBase based on GetApp.com- in an unbiased way, of course. Security kintone’s security certificat ...

kintone in action – Business Development


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in developing your business. Case Study: Kerry Minaro, Managing Director Current Issue: Developing a business is an ongoing process, and it is often hard to keep up with the status of a certain project. Organising documents is complicated and time consuming, as is sharing them with the appropriate personnel. Not all documents are accessible outside of th ...

kintone in action – Customer Service


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in handling complaints. Case Study: Diana Figaro, Customer Services Manager Current Issue: Our complaints are not processed on a database and thus it is extremely hard to tell whether a customer complaint has been addressed or not. Trends are hard to grasp, and it is impossible to tell which stores are receiving complaints and why. Follow ups are tedious ...

kintone in action – Asset Management


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in managing assets. Case Study: Daniel Blair, Assistant Administrator Current Issue: Administration is a job that I love, however asset management done on Excel cannot be viewed and maintained easily outside of the office. Communication of any activities are also done via email and telephone, thus it is difficult keeping up with everything. It is also a ...

kintone in action – Store Operations


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in sharing information between stores. Case Study: Bridget Prior, Store Manager Current Issue: Knowledge and information between stores is not being shared effectively. The status and progress of other stores’ tasks is not transparent also. I have noticed that all data, claims, injury reports, operational reports, and the like, are written on paper and s ...

kintone in action – Marketing


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in the marketing department. Case Study: James Channing, Head of Marketing Current Issue: Surveys are used daily in marketing, and creating them through unfamiliar platforms is time consuming and unreliable. It becomes a tedious process to gather and compile response statistics. Further, surveys sent through via email do not receive immediate attention, ...

kintone in action – Operational Support


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy maximising communication efficiency. Case Study: Cameron Taylor, Store Managing Director Current Issue: Notices being received from head office are not being distributed effectively. The use of email and fax is confusing, and there is an overwhelming amount of tasks being sent. Searching for and prioritising tasks is a hassle, and identifying deadlines i ...

kintone in action – Human Resources


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The kintone in action series introduces new ways kintone can operate in certain business environments. Today, we look at how kintone is handy in the human resources department. Case Study: Mariam Stevenson, Chief Human Resources Officer Current Issue: Having worked in the human resources department for 7 years now, I have found that an ongoing issue is that it is often difficult to maintain countless staff records and keep them up to date. Each record is formatted differently, which means we a ...

What exactly does kintone mean?


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Everyone’s asked the question at least once, so it’s probably a good idea to address it sooner rather than later. While it may sound slightly comical, kintone refers to a magical, yellow cloud which serves as a mode of transportation. It originates from the 16th century Chinese legend Journey to the West which is deemed one of the Four Great classical pieces of Chinese literature. The mythical cloud also makes an appearance in the Japanese cartoon Dragon Ball, where it allows the characters t ...

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