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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from Quickbooks
Talin Topuzyan
Talin Topuzyan

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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New Features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Displaying the Vendor Document Number in the Purchasing All-in-One View

New Feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 By popular user demand: The Vendor Document Number is now available on the “Purchasing All-in-One View” window. No more jumping from screen to screen and cross-referencing document numbers! This helps the user track the payments and credit documents together with the invoice they have been applied to. … Read more

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Acumatica Fabrication
Tom Bardwil
Tom Bardwil

What Should Companies in Fabrication Look for in ERP?

Those in the fabrication industry have unique needs—both in the form of project management, materials planning, and contracts, often needing more than a traditional manufacturing-focused ERP can provide. In an industry like yours, change is frequent—whether those are design changes, contract changes, or anything of the like, you need to remain agile enough to adapt … Read more

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New Features on Collections Management for Dynamics SL
Christine Jacob
Christine Jacob

Acumatica 2019 R1 Just Released! Take a Look at the New Features

This January, Acumatica held its largest Summit to date with over 1,400 customers and over 85 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). For those of you that were not able to attend, they released Acumatica’s latest version, 2019 R1.  Here are the highlights of some of my favorite new features!   Platform Usability Upgrades Multi-factor authentication Branch … Read more

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Attack on data
Jen
Jen

Horror Stories from the Vault – Ransomware Attack

Ransomware Attack Have you ever encountered a ransomware attack?  It’s not good.  Here’s a true story.  A Crestwood client was the victim of an attack.  Their on-premise servers got rooted badly, they even encrypted all the backups.  The attackers were demanding over $100,000 to get back their information. What would you do? The client decided … Read more

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Payroll Tax
Jen
Jen

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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SmartList Builder- Purchase Order
Mike Gordon
Mike Gordon

Dynamics GP SmartList Builder: Purchase Order Shipment Receipt and Matching Line Number

I recently helped a Microsoft Dynamics GP client create a SmartList to pull in purchase order numbers for shipments and match receiving lines.  Additionally they wanted to see the number of the receiving line. To accomplish this I created a SmartList Builder Report from the SmartList “Receiving Transactions.” Here’s how: The trick is we had … Read more

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Microsoft Dynamics Changes
Mary Lenehan
Mary Lenehan

New Tech Support Portal: Big Change Coming for Microsoft Dynamics Users

Life would be so boring without change, don’t you think? We know that Microsoft agrees with that! One big change is coming that we wanted to make you aware of: the new, modern portal for submitting support requests for all Dynamics products (like Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and Dynamics 365 Business Central). Microsoft is working … Read more

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Dynamics GP Checkbook ID
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Checkbook ID Defaults on Computer Check Batch in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2

Another new feature in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 release is the ability to select a default checkbook in the Payables Management setup window. The checkbook ID selected here will default in the Payables Batch Entry window when creating a “Computer Checks” batch. In previous versions, when a Payables batch was created using a … Read more

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Dynamics General Ledger
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Post Through the General Ledger at the Transaction Level (New Feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2)

In previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, any transaction posted from a sub-module that was not saved to a batch would automatically create a batch that had to be posted in the General Ledger. Not anymore! Users may now post through the General Ledger at the transaction level. Here’s how An additional checkbox has been … Read more

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Acumatica Construction Overview
Angela Stuart Mills
Angela Mills

Acumatica Construction Edition: Taking Businesses into the Future

Construction professionals struggle with many of the same challenges as those in other areas of business, but with an entire set of unique issues. Accounting and ERP software designed specifically for construction contractors, fabrication, home builders, subcontractors, specialty contractors, and land developers with the solutions they require to improve their bottom line, can help keep … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Fixed Assets
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Quickly Create and Depreciate a New Asset in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Managing fixed assets is a cornerstone of any good accounting software. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is no different. Here’s how to create and depreciate a new asset in a flash. Create a New Fixed Asset Go to Finance>Fixed Assets>New. Then enter the basic information (the fields in boxes below are required). Note: the subclass … Read more

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