Everyone will remember the year 2020 for the pandemic, but it wasn’t all bad. Crestwood has a lot to be thankful for in 2020. First, we moved to a great new office in Schaumburg, IL. Everyone is settled in and enjoying our new space.
We also helped many of our clients get set up to work remotely, through secured remote access, moving ERP systems from an on-premise environment to the Crestwood Cloud, and even switching from older legacy systems to newer, modern cloud-based solutions.
We also had many other wins in 2020:
ERP Global Insight’s (formerly Bob Scott’s Insights) presented Crestwood with 2 awards last year, the Top 100 VARS and the VAR Stars award for 2020. Awards are chosen from organizations that sell and implement various types of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.
One of our favorite Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners Velixo has named Crestwood Associates as their Worldwide Partner of the Year! The competition was stiff, but we came out on top! Velixo does Excel-based reporting for Acumatica, and our clients LOVE them.
In January of 2020, we made our first debut exhibiting at the Acumatica Summit in Las Vegas, NV. Acumatica Summit is a yearly event held around the country, during which there are training sessions, keynote speeches, networking events, and an award ceremony. Partners, customers, and prospects worldwide are invited to attend and contribute.
At our booth, we gave away what we called “Vegas Survival kits,” which included hand sanitizer, lip balm, mints and more. Who knew the hand sanitizer would come in handy when the pandemic hit.
We were honored to win the Acumatica Manufacturing Excellence Award as well as being named in the Acumatica President’s Club for the 2nd year in a row. That is not all, our teammates, Mike Aichinger and Melissa Blassingame both won the MVP award and Joe Jacob took home, once again the MVP Developer award. It was a great experience for all who attended.
“Our team works very hard year after year to achieve greatness,” says Brian McGuckin, Partner at Crestwood Associates. “Nothing says greatness like winning awards like this MVP trophy each year. We are very proud of and impressed by Melissa, Joe, and Mike, and we’re thrilled to have them on our team.”
The Acumatica MVP award honors people in the Acumatica community who share their expertise, knowledge, and dedication to the platform and product. Award winners receive recognition, a small prize, MVP badges for social and web use, participation in various events and forums during the year, and discounted admission to Acumatica Summit. You can read all about the awards here.
Crestwood Add-on Products for Acumatica:
In 2020, we also saw three more of our add-on products become Certified by Acumatica:
That’s not all for our development team. When the IRS made changes to the 1099-MISC form back in Q4, our team went to work and developed the 1099 Xport add-on for Dynamics GP. This tool quickly helps you export your 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC data into the proper format for e-filing. Watch it in action in this video!
We are most thankful for the health and well-being of our family, co-workers, clients, and friends.