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Running for SpecialEffect

slicedbread has a wonderful reputation for delivering cutting edge applications that use the latest technology to provide our clients with technical excellence. This reputation however, does not stretch to our physical prowess (some of us anyway), but that hasn’t stopped seven of our brave employees from signing up for the Great Manchester Run on 28th [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Charity|0 Comments

Help! I’m drowning in a sea of testosterone!

Talking about any topic which has the slightest sniff of being related to political correctness is a tough one to discuss so I’m going try to guide my gargantuan feet through this minefield with some form of trepidation. When you think of a developer what do you think?...A young man with greasy hair, a star [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Women in tech|1 Comment

A year into the journey of being a developer

I have a guilty admission to make, I wasn’t always a techie so to speak. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been tinkering with computers for as long as I can remember, and my early teens were spent scrimping and saving for graphics cards and ram upgrades, but I started my career on the other side [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Mother IT Saga

When it comes to work and careers, women are the same as men… Almost. Are we ambitious? We want to reach the top don’t we Theresa, Angela and Hillary? Do we want to travel? Who doesn’t want to see the world…? Are we tough enough to survive even the toughest work environment? A woman can [...]

By |November 28th, 2016|Women in tech|Comments Off on Mother IT Saga

Inspiring the next generation of programmers

The importance of teaching future generations how to code is very important. The world that we live in is dominated by software and our society will be more reliant and controlled by technology in the future. The success of the British Economy tomorrow relies on the kids of today and the opportunities that they are [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Charity|Comments Off on Inspiring the next generation of programmers

Can you kick it? slicedbread can

Can you kick it? slicedbread can The Creative Cup is back and slicedbread are entering the 5 aside competition to be held in Manchester on 30th October. Open to Manchester’s digital industry; the Creative Cup raises money for charity with the winner able to choose a Manchester charity of their choice. [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Charity|Comments Off on Can you kick it? slicedbread can

3 sales indicators that can impact your business

We’ve all seen it… the sales pipeline funnel report… surely it must come as standard for all CRM implementations. Sure, it’s a useful sales tool if you are selling widgets or anything with a fairly predictable sales cycle… but selling high touch, high value services deals is different… there is no such thing as a [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Sales Process Optimisation|Comments Off on 3 sales indicators that can impact your business

Optimise your lead generation – Turn your website visitors into hot leads

So your initial lead generation plan isn’t quite working… you made a website, spent money getting people to visit it and expected leads to come through the door. But that’s not happening, right? Even though people might be visiting your website, if they don’t make contact with you, you don’t know who they are. And [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Sales Process Optimisation|Comments Off on Optimise your lead generation – Turn your website visitors into hot leads

Gamification: What does it mean for Dynamics CRM?

So what is gamification? Gamification is not having your staff lined up in a human tower whilst one unlucky member is jettisoned at them in the hopes of knocking them all down. In its simplest terms, it’s the utilisation of game thinking and mechanics applied in a non-game context to utilise a person’s innate competitiveness, [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Sales Process Optimisation|Comments Off on Gamification: What does it mean for Dynamics CRM?

Sales Pipeline Predictability: Optimists or Pessimists

The key to success in Professional Services is understanding and predicting your pipeline. Get it right and your consultants and clients are happy. Get it wrong and either you start eroding margin or you’ll be unable to satisfy demand. But getting it right, now that’s a challenge … no matter how many sales techniques or [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Predictable Results|Comments Off on Sales Pipeline Predictability: Optimists or Pessimists