Crestwood Blog

Titan Seals the Deal with Acumatica
Lauren

Crestwood, Acumatica, and TITAN Sales & Consulting: An Unbreakable Bond

A wildly innovative adhesive company with extremely unique software needs enlists Crestwood to customize their Acumatica system to make it watertight. About Titan “What is the one thing that is going to change the [RV] industry and make it different moving forward?” That is the question that TITAN Sales & Consulting‘s founder Tobin Goode began … Read more

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Acumatica Year-End Close Checklist
Lauren

Closing the Fiscal Year in Acumatica ERP

There really is not much users need to do to close the year in Acumatica; the financial year is closed automatically when you close the last period of the financial year. Thus, you should close the last period only when the company is ready to close the financial year. From a closing standpoint, the year-end … Read more

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Acumatica vs Quickbooks
Jason

Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: You Are Becoming a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None

We are all called upon, on occasion, to wear different hats and be responsible for things that may be outside the realm of our traditional job tasks. There is nothing wrong with learning something new and taking on additional responsibility, unless you are juggling more than what you can handle. Just because you can balance … Read more

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Dynamics GP Payroll and HR update
Mary

An Update for Dynamics GP Payroll and HR Users

Great Plains HR and Payroll Module Changes Some Microsoft Dynamics GP users will be seeing some changes in the upcoming years. The Human Resources and Payroll suites consist of four modules that provide existing functionality to Dynamics GP installations that will be discontinued in March of 2022. The four modules in question are: Payroll Extensions – … Read more

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Tax Time
Lauren

Simplify Tax Preparations with Deluxe Checks

Save time by ordering pre-formatted tax forms and checks for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL. Crestwood Associates has partnered with Deluxe Checks offering you a Priority Service Code on all orders of IRS-approved tax forms, checks, invoices, and more.  With this Priority code, you’ll receive special offers, discounts, and ease of ordering Dynamics related … Read more

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Teams Tips and Tricks
Lauren

Enhanced Audio and Video Features in Microsoft Teams Meetings

With the rise of virtual meetings and remote work becoming the new norm, the quality of calls and meetings on Teams has become incredibly important. Microsoft is “committed to ongoing improvements to Teams audio and video quality, through user-facing features and settings, to cutting-edge codecs and AI.” With that, I am going to walk you … Read more

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Acumatica Cloud ERP
Lauren

Acumatica: How a Modern & Agile ERP System Can Grow Your Business

Businesses and organizations outgrowing entry-level accounting software and those running legacy ERP applications struggle to adapt to today’s rapidly changing business environment. As a result, companies are hampered by high IT costs for one-off integrations and intrusive customizations, providing minimal functionality to grow into new markets. Modern cloud ERP applications like Acumatica empower businesses and … Read more

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Microsoft Word Tips
Lauren

Tracking Your Own Changes in Microsoft 365 Word Online

The critical part of producing great content requires getting feedback from your colleagues. Years ago, we found ourselves comparing documents next to each other to see what changes were made, and whether to accept those changes. It was time consuming reading word for word in each document trying to spot the differences and not knowing if what … Read more

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Georgia

How to Quickly Create a Custom SmartList Using SmartList Designer in Dynamics GP

Accurate reporting is paramount to making effective decisions in any business. In Microsoft Dynamics GP, SmartLists are a fantastic tool for organizing your data exactly how you need it. In Dynamics GP, there are out-of-the-box SmartLists already loaded in your system. Those are great places to start, but when is anything ever perfect right out … Read more

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Acumatica Cloud ERP Pricing
Christine

Acumatica ERP Pricing – How is Cost Calculated?

How much does Acumatica cost?  Acumatica ERP is not a one-size fits all solution.  Unlike many other ERP software applications that charge per user, Acumatica charges on a consumption basis. I’m Christine, an Account Executive here at Crestwood Associates.  As an Acumatica Gold Certified partner and reseller, I am here to help you determine if … Read more

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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
Lauren

Instantly Create PowerPoint Presentations Using Your Microsoft Word Document

Occasionally, my manager would come to me and ask that I transfer a Word document into a PowerPoint. As you may know, transferring the information by copying from Word and pasting it into a PowerPoint slide can be time consuming. You can now save time creating PowerPoint presentations with this clever new feature in Microsoft … Read more

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