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Quick Acumatica Tip
Jen
Jen

How to Create Sections in Acumatica Attributes

Attributes are pre-defined custom fields that you can easily set up and use to capture data, validate or store information for many different data entry screens in Acumatica; such as, Customers, Vendors, Inventory, Leads, Opportunities, Projects, AP, AR etc. We use quite a few attributes in our own internal Acumatica system.  However, it’s become a … Read more

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Multifactor Authenticator
Ben Borger
Ben Borger

Crestwood Cloud: Now Offering Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for Dynamics GP & SL

Every day we hear about systems being attacked by hackers.  Securing your data is top priority.  By hosting your Dynamics GP or SL system in the Crestwood Cloud, you get peace of mind that your system is secure. We already offer multifactor authentication and single sign on for Acumatica through Azure AD, but extending it … Read more

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Teams Tips and Tricks
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

What is the Difference between Microsoft Teams and SharePoint? & How to Use Them to Help Locate Exactly What You Need

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Here at Crestwood we’ve been using Microsoft Teams for approximately a year now and we’ve become very familiar with its features. Saying that, doesn’t mean we know it all, because we don’t, or at least I don’t. I can honestly tell you we learn something new just about every other week. … Read more

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Dynamics GP Error - Journal Printing
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Dynamics GP Error: Journal Printing Interrupted

A “Journal Printing Interrupted” error while posting subledger (AP, AP, Inventory, et cetera) transaction batches in Microsoft Dynamics GP can be among the most frustrating and cryptic error messages an ERP system can generate.  This error only occurs during the posting process and generally is not manifested when a batch edit report is generated, which … Read more

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General Ledger in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Purchase Order Processing and the Various General Ledger Entries in Dynamics 365 Business Central

There are two options in the Inventory Setup window that need to be considered when defining the various posting accounts in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. We will go through how these options create different GL entries during the purchase order process so you can make the selection that is best for your procedures. The … Read more

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Amber
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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New Features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Jen
Jen

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Updates

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is expanding rapidly.  Customers are quickly making the switch to this cloud-based ERP solution, especially due to the work-from-home benefits and security.  Microsoft is investing a ton of resources to make sure Business Central is the best-in-breed to meet the demands of growing businesses. Recently, Microsoft released an update, and … Read more

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Dynamics GP 2020 Update
Jen
Jen

Microsoft Dynamics GP Summer Update

Please note:  Dynamics GP 2015 will have no more updates.  Now is the time to talk to your Crestwood Account Manager about an upgrade. Contact us today!    Round 4 US payroll tax update changes The Round 4 US tax update has been released with changes for Idaho and Connecticut.  Once installed the new date … Read more

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Crestwood Associates New Office
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Moving in the Midst of a Pandemic

After spending 15 glorious years in Mount Prospect, IL, Partners Tim Thompson and Brian McGuckin moved Crestwood Associates to their new home at the Schaumburg Corporate Center, 1501 E. Woodfield Road in Schaumburg, IL. Moving is not easy, packing up, donating and purging unneeded items is very time consuming, not to mention difficult when you … Read more

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Creating shifts in Teams
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Office 365: Scheduling Employee’s Time Using the Shifts App in Microsoft Teams

If you’re looking for easier ways to schedule your employee’s time, check out the scheduling management tool now in Microsoft Teams called Shifts. It’s built mobile first for fast and effective time management and communication for teams. Shifts lets Firstline Workers and their managers use their mobile devices to manage schedules and keep in touch. … Read more

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Power BI
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Power BI Report Server or Power BI SaaS: which is right for me?

Recently, Crestwood was asked three questions that pertain to Power BI in the cloud (the Microsoft SaaS offering) and how it compares to the on-premise (or cloud-hosted) Power BI Report Server solution.  Both solutions enable Power BI reports and visualization construction by leveraging the power of Microsoft’s Power BI services, but there are notable differences … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Crestwood Associates is Awarded as a Top VAR for the Eighth Consecutive Year

Crestwood Associates has again been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2020 for the eighth year in a row. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations that sell and implement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. “Wow, eight years in a row!” says Tim Thompson, Partner at Crestwood Associates. “We … Read more

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General Ledger in Acumatica
Tiffany Bennett
Tiffany Bennett

Setting up Control Accounts to keep Subledgers in Balance with the GL in Acumatica

Acumatica has added a new feature called Control Accounts in the 2019 R2 release.  This functionality prevents users from making manual entries to any GL Account marked as a control account.  As a result, it helps to keep the subledgers in balance with the General Ledger.  It’s a very helpful feature. Here is a list … Read more

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Setting Reminders for Business Events in Acumatica
Joel McDonnell
Joel McDonnell

Using Business Events for Approval Reminders in Acumatica

Acumatica introduced Business Events in Acumatica ERP 2018 R1. Business Events provide a platform to monitor data and events and create actions such as an email notification or an import scenario. Our clients have used Business Events for notifications on events such as: Additions of new customer locations to confirm tax settings. Purchase receipts created … Read more

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