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Acumatica 2019 R1 Release
Jen
Jen

What do the Experts Think about Acumatica 2019 R1?

Recently, while attending our Acumatica team meeting, the conversation evolved into unfiltered comments from our consultants who are working with the new version, Acumatica 2019 R1.    Here’s an overview – highlights, pros & cons, and some questions: Highlights First of all, everyone is excited about how many added features and changes were packed into Acumatica … Read more

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Learn Power BI Dashboards
Jen
Jen

Learn Power BI the Easy Way

Are you interested in Power BI?  Maybe you’re wondering what it can do for your business and Dynamics GP data? We recommend starting with this Microsoft self-paced, hands-on learning tutorial, “Explore what Power BI can do for you.”  You will learn: Understand Power BI service basic concepts and terminology. Find your content in dashboards, reports, … Read more

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Maximum Users for Dynamics GP
Brandon Richards
Brandon Richards

“Maximum Number of Users” Error in Dynamics GP 

We ran into an issue recently where client would receive the following error when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP even though licenses are available:  “The maximum number of users are logged into the system.”  Clicking OK closes Dynamics GP.  What is also strange is that the “Users Allowed” and “Current Users” fields both show 0.   When logging in with SA, there are … Read more

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Microsoft OneDrive Versions
Wendy Zumpano
Wendy Zumpano

Restore Deleted or Missing Files with OneDrive Version Control 

Microsoft Office 365 provides so much more than just the ability to access Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) from any device.  One important feature (that I learned about the hard way) is the ability to restore deleted files with OneDrive version control.  What is OneDrive? When I first started with Crestwood, I didn’t understand OneDrive, the cloud storage service … Read more

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True Cloud vs Fake Cloud
Ben Borger
Ben Borger

Warning Signs You Might be Working with Fake Cloud Distribution Software

Distribution is a complicated business. Ensuring products flow properly, people work effectively, and cash moves smoothly is a necessity, but too often, processes get gummed up and technology becomes more of a hinderance than a help. This is especially true if you are relying on outdated or undersized technology for the job at hand. Unfortunately, … Read more

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Acumatica Presidents Club Logo
Jen
Jen

Acumatica Joins IFS Under EQT Ownership

Big News…this morning, Acumatica announced they have been acquired by EQT, a global private equity firm that also manages IFS, an enterprise ERP product well-known in Europe. This will give Acumatica a very significant step towards globalization of their systems, specifically to address regulatory and lingual support.  At Crestwood, we see this as a positive … Read more

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Dynamics SL Credit Manager Bug
Joe Jacob
Joe Jacob

How to Fix Dynamics SL Credit Manager’s Assistant Screen Bug (SQL Server Message 517)

What happened? Remember Y2K?  Well this isn’t nearly as bad, but a new Microsoft Dynamics SL bug surfaced recently (on June 6th, 2019) for many users.  You could be receiving a “SQL Server Message 517” when running the Credit Manager’s Assistant screen without specifying a date range. The reason for this has to do with … Read more

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Development
Jen
Jen

Dynamics SL to Acumatica xRP Cloud Platform

Our very own MVP Acumatica Developer, Joe Jacob, recently published a guide to help all you developers convert Dynamics SL over to the Acumatica xRP Cloud Platform. “Joe’s Guide offers a quick reference for those already familiar with the Dynamics SL SDK and are new to the Acumatica development platform. This guide will help direct … Read more

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Customer Relationship Management for Acumatica
Jen
Jen

Who’s Delivering Value in CRM Technology?

Customer Relationship Management software is one of those necessary products for businesses, but finding the right one for yours is rarely an easy task. Whether you’re in the market for new CRM, are considering a change alongside another business management solution like ERP, or just looking to understand what options are available, it’s important to … Read more

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Shop Group of Workers
Talin Topuzyan
Talin Topuzyan

Getting Answers: Asking the Right Questions about Fabrication ERP

For many fabrication businesses, back-office software is often just something that is “there.” It satisfies your basic business needs, offers finance professionals information, and may facilitate a few processes. However, much of these only meet your needs for so long before they become a hindrance. Whether your business has grown or your software has aged, … Read more

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Acumatica CRM Enhancements
Colleen Schils
Colleen Schils

Acumatica CRM Enhancements from 2017R2 to 2019R1

Acumatica Version 2017R2 Improved Marketing Lists and Campaigns – Marketing lists and campaigns have been significantly improved, so user can more efficiently perform marketing activities, track relevant expenses and revenue, and analyze statistical information on campaigns. Opportunity Stages for Each Opportunity Class – Acumatica ERP now provides the functionality that a user can use to … Read more

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Cloud ERP Fabrication
Talin Topuzyan
Talin Topuzyan

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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Acumatica Dashboard Tip
Christine Jacob
Christine Jacob

The Best Acumatica Dashboard Tip

Acumatica web-based ERP provides the robust dashboard capability that most Clients demand.  Dashboards provide access to real-time information in consumable bites.  You can view dashboards when you log into Acumatica through your web browser or view them on the Mobile App. So how do you move away from reporting and make this powerful tool work … Read more

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Dynamics GP long time
Brandon Richards
Brandon Richards

Why is Dynamics GP Taking a Long Time to Switch from One Company to Another & What Can I do about it?

Here’s a true client story and how Crestwood helped. Customer:  Lately, we have noticed that the time it takes to switch from one company to another is a lot longer.  Is there anything that can be done to improve the amount of time to log on and switch companies? Crestwood:  Hi, I wanted to reach … Read more

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