Productivity Tips
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

OFFICE 365 UPDATE: No Better Way to Collaborate Other than Chat

Update from January 2020 Post: No Better Way to Collaborate Other than Chat Microsoft is eliminating the ability to initiate a chat directly with a co-author of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document. This change will take affect mid-April (across the web, Windows, and Mac versions of Microsoft Office). Moving forward, users can communicate with others … Read more

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Crestwood Work From Home
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Working from Home – What to Expect and What to Keep in Mind

Now that “shelter in place” has swept the nation to curve the spread of the Covid-19 virus, most companies are adapting the Work from Home (WFH) model, allowing their employees to continue to work during the shutdown. Working from home is nothing new for Crestwood employees. This model was adapted almost a decade ago.  I … Read more

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Webinar
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Webinar: Monthly Cloud Workshop – The Ins & Outs of Office 365 Migration

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CST) Register here!   Our first monthly cloud workshop! You’ve heard all the benefits of Office 365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams, etc.). In our first monthly cloud workshop, Ben Borger will walk you through what transitioning to O365 looks like and … Read more

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Productivity Tips
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Does Anyone Do Direct Mail Anymore?

Most don’t know this about me, but prior to joining Crestwood Associates, I was the Mail Merge Queen of the world. 😊 I’ve supported both sales and marketing departments for over 20 years, serving law firms, transportation, and the manufacturing industry.  While in each of those positions, I’ve created hundreds of mail merges, from form … Read more

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Acumatica Cloud ERP
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Give Your Employees the Gift of Anytime, Anywhere Access with Cloud Based ERP

2019 is coming to an end. However, leading up to the end of the year, there’s a holiday coming up, one that your employees may be heading home for. “Home” means different things to different people. For some, this may mean a few miles down the road, for others, it’s a cross-country flight away. Unfortunately … Read more

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Acumatica Training Video
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Video How-To’s: Three Acumatica Features To Get Familiar With

Hopefully by now, you’ve upgraded to Acumatica 2019 R2! Acumatica is routinely adding new features and improving on current functions. Below are three quick how-to videos for previously added functions; one is exporting Generic Inquiry Parameters to Excel and Pivot Tables, another is Landed Costs and finally GDPR Compliance for Acumatica. Stay tuned for more short … Read more

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from Quickbooks
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

10 Reasons Why It May Be Time to Upgrade from QuickBooks

As your business grows, you may find your organization struggling with the limitations of software designed for smaller concerns. Everyone has to start somewhere, so it’s only natural that you will eventually outgrow the systems you had at the beginning. This is particularly true of accounting packages. QuickBooks, for example, is a fantastic resource for … Read more

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Quickbooks
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Another Sign That You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks? Managing the Books and Cash Flow Isn’t As Easy As It Used to Be

A QuickBooks History Lesson It wasn’t too long ago that general ledgers and other financial data were kept by hand in notebooks or in rudimentary spreadsheets on the computer. Basic accounting software like QuickBooks soon followed (much to the pleasure of accounting departments everywhere), and it remains a great entry-level tool. But it hasn’t evolved … Read more

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Balance the Costs of ERP
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

What’s the Cost of Doing Nothing? Why You Can’t Afford to Wait on Your ERP Software Decision

If not making a decision to implement or upgrade to a modern-day, cloud ERP is the decision you choose to make, your business isn’t going to grow. Learn about the financial effects of your non-decision in the new Aberdeen Group whitepaper “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why You Can’t Afford to Sit on an ERP … Read more

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Outgrowing Quickbooks
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

The First Telltale Signs That You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks

If you’ve built your business on QuickBooks, you know it’s a great entry-level accounting solution. As your business flourishes, however, QuickBooks may not be able to keep up. There are telltale signs that you’ve hit your limits with your current systems and when those start to occur, your future growth will be stifled until you step … Read more

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Productivity Tips
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Microsoft Word Productivity Tip #4 – Get Started Quickly with the Start Screen

One of my favorite new features of Office 365 – 2016 is the get started quickly with the Start screen. This feature runs across the board with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. The Start screen gives you quick access to the most recently used documents, or open other documents from local or cloud storage … Read more

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