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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-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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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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Webinar: 2020 Year-End Procedures in Dynamics GP

This event is over (and it was great!) See the recording!   Good news: 2020 is over! COVID-19 thwarted our plans for in-person events this year, but no fear; we’ll still walk you through year-end. Close out the year with Crestwood Associates in this special 2-hour webinar. Mary Lenehan, one of our in-house Dynamics GP … Read more

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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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Building your business from the ground up
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When Accounting Software Falls Short, ERP Delivers

If you’ve built your business from the ground up, it’s likely you started with accounting software—odds are, you started with QuickBooks. Most businesses do. However, there comes a point when QuickBooks no longer keeps up with your growing business, and you may hear that your next step is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. There is … Read more

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Empowering your Sales team
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Seeing the Big Picture: Analytics, Dashboards, and Business Intelligence Give Sales Managers a Cornucopia of Information 

Sales keeps the business running, but who keeps the sales team running? The role of a sales manager is by no means an easy one. Whether you moved from rep to management or saw this as the ideal opportunity to move up the ladder, you know that managing a sales team is stressful. Just because … Read more

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Cloud ERP Fabrication
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Is the Fabrication Industry Ready for Cloud ERP?

Fabrication is a tough business. Commodities prices fluctuate rapidly, offshoring creates new competition, and new technologies present additional risk. It’s a perfect storm, and to weather it, you need to balance customer-centric business practices with demand for cost optimization, speed, and flexibility. Following our last blog discussing some of the things that fabrication companies including … Read more

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Video How-To’s: Two New Acumatica Features for Dashboards and ARM Reporting

Hopefully by now, you’ve upgraded to Acumatica 2018 R2! Acumatica is routinely adding new features and improving on current functions. Below are two quick how-to videos for two new functions; one for dashboards, and the other for the ARM reporting package. Stay tuned for more short how-to videos, and be sure to subscribe to our … Read more

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Crestwood Named One of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars Again in 2018

Crestwood Associates has been named to the 2018 Bob Scott’s VAR Stars list for the fifth consecutive year! Add another one to the trophy case! The list, which has been published since 2009, touts a variety of high profile firms and recognizes factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Which, as you likely … Read more

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Dynamics 365 BC Training
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Video Series: Dynamics 365 Business Central

Over the course of seven weeks, Crestwood’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central experts presented a series of webinars, ranging from a high-level overview to deep dives into each individual module. What Is Dynamics 365 Business Central? Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based, all-in-one ERP solution for every department from accounting to sales. It looks … Read more

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Video Series: All About Acumatica

Crestwood completed the Acumatica in action series with its final recording of Transitioning to Acumatica. Each week we focused on a different area of the solution, starting with a introductory overview. If you missed this series, that’s ok, we recorded each webinar and put them here for your viewing. November 13th, 2:00 PM:  An Introduction to … Read more

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Cloud Storage OneDrive
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How OneDrive Solved Our Collaboration Issues

As many companies do, Crestwood has regular company-wide calls that are attended by all our employees scattered across the country. The centerpiece of this call is a single PowerPoint presentation. But as each department worked on their respective slides, we were finding that dozens of different copies were being created, changes weren’t being saved, outdated … Read more

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What is this New Microsoft ERP Product – Dynamics 365 Business Central?

One of the biggest reasons that Microsoft leads the ERP industry is their commitment to constantly improving and evolving to meet the changing needs of businesses. However, it occasionally results in a bit of confusion. That is the case with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Let’s clear a few things up: What IS Dynamics 365 … Read more

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