Learn Power BI
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But WHY Power BI?

THE most powerful tool for business insights on the market right now is a big part of Microsoft’s Power Platform: Power BI. With Power BI (which stands for “Business Insights”), you can leverage your data to easily build reports and dashboards with interactive visualizations. And, not just Dynamics data either – even Acumatica, QuickBooks, or … Read more

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Acumatica eCommerce
Amber Tselios

Meet Our Experts: Freddy the eCommerce Specialist

As we discussed in our last ecommerce blog, online shopping is bigger than ever, which means online selling is bigger than ever. Many of our customers are making the turn to digital sales, if it is applicable to their business. Online stores allow business owners to reach more potential customers, get more data and insight … Read more

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Crestwood Add-ons get Certified by Acumatica
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Three of Crestwood Associates’ Add-On Products for Acumatica are Certified for 2021 R1

Acumatica has recognized Crestwood’s Lockbox Processing, 360° Sales View, and Collections Management products for quality and usability with their latest version Schaumburg, Ill. and Orlando, Fla. – May 7th, 2021 Crestwood Associates is proud to announce the first slate of add-on products (Lockbox Processing, 360° Sales View, and Collections Management) have been recognized as Acumatica-Certified … Read more

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Dynamics Upgrades in Waves
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A First Look at Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1

Gone are the days of once-per-decade upgrades for Microsoft Dynamics products – Business Central is committed to twice-yearly updates called “waves.” April 1st, 2021 marks the general release of the latest wave – 2021 wave 1. Microsoft is promising to bring hundreds of new features in this release, spanning across all the Dynamics 365 applications, … Read more

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Crestwood MVP award winners
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Crestwood’s Rockstars Boast Six New Acumatica MVP Awards for 2020

Sure, Tom Brady just scored his fifth Super Bowl MVP award. However, Acumatica recently announced its latest slate of Acumatica MVPs, and the Crestwood Associates team brought home six MVPs! So, who’s the real G.O.A.T.* here? This marks the second consecutive year in which Crestwood was the most awarded company; i.e. no other Acumatica partner … Read more

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Awards
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Crestwood Associates Wins Velixo’s (a top Acumatica ISV) Partner of the Year Award

The trophy case at Crestwood Associates is expanding yet again. Against some stiff competition, Crestwood came out on top as Velixo’s Partner of the Year for 2020. Velixo is an award-winning provider of Excel-based reporting solutions for cloud ERP solutions, namely Acumatica. “It’s such a treat to be named Velixo’s Partner of the Year. Our … Read more

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Crestwood Announcements
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Crestwood Associates (a Top Acumatica/Dynamics Reseller) Changes Leadership

Crestwood Associates (a leading Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica partner) is shaking up their leadership, leaving them poised for growth. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. February 12, 2021 — Among a flurry of new hires, the top of the organizational chart of Crestwood Associates is getting a makeover, as well. Most notably, a new CRO and COO. John Gabrys … Read more

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Acumatica Warehouse Managment System
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Acumatica WMS Basics – A Warehouse Management System Extraordinaire

Let’s get personal in this blog post – in your author’s former life, I worked in a manufacturing plant. We had an ERP, too, and I had my hands in all aspects of the Warehouse Management System, from sales order processing to shipping/receiving to purchasing to payables/receivables (those reports don’t write themselves!) While interfacing with … Read more

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Crestwood Makes Bob Scott’s VAR Stars List for a 7th Year

Crestwood Associates has again been named to Bob Scott’s list of VAR Stars for 2020, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. This is Crestwood’s seventh consecutive year appearing on the list. The VAR Stars are chosen from organizations that sell and implement various types of … Read more

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1099 NEC
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1099-MISC and -NEC Changes: Immediate Action Steps for GP Users

As we’ve been hammering home, the IRS made changes to the ways that non-employee compensation is filed, depending on the nature of the income. It moved non-employee compensation from Box 7 on the 1099-MISC to its own form: the 1099-NEC. This would include all independent contractors, gig workers, or self-employed individuals who previously had their … Read more

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Accounts Payable Strategy
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How Do You Know if Your Accounts Payable Strategy is Working?

[This is a guest blog post, reposted from our good friends at Artsyl Technologies. Artsyl Technologies specializes in business process automation, and integrates seamlessly with all the ERP systems we provide. Join us for a live webinar demo and see it in action!] Often, employees are asked to set up a few performance metrics or … Read more

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video
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Using Microsoft Stream for In-House Video

Video is a powerful tool, and an increasingly necessary one for businesses of all sizes. From the marketing department to the sales team, human resources to consultants, video can be used to automate processes, set yourself apart from competitors, and tell stories that would be difficult (or worse – boring) with just text. If you … Read more

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Acumatica 1099-NEC Reporting Changes

Earlier this year, the IRS announced some big changes to reporting non-employee compensation and 1099 forms for the 2020 tax year. The 1099-NEC has moved non-employee compensation (box 7) off of the 1099-MISC to a new form: 1099-NEC. Changes to 1099 Forms – A History Lesson The IRS made the change because there was an … Read more

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Amber Tselios

Moving GP to the Cloud: The Importance of Choosing the Right Partner

Crestwood clients run the gamut, in terms of size, from small sole proprietorships to massive Fortune 200 corporations. We’re proud to offer a variety of resources for every level of need; no one-size-fits-all approaches from us. Our clients rely on us for any combination of services, from providing and implementing their ERP, to complex support … Read more

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