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Heather

Evaluating the Need for Change: The Sunset of Solomon and Its Impact on Your Business

Change is inevitable in the world of technology, and for Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) users, it’s time to face a significant shift. In this new series, we’ll explore the impending sunset of Solomon, why this matters for your business, and how it can impact your operations and growth. As a trusted ERP Value-Added Reseller (VAR) … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Seamless Transition: Tips and Best Practices for Upgrading to Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release with a Focus on Business Central Accounting Software

Welcome back to the final installment of our blog series on Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 release. In this blog, we’ll discuss essential tips and best practices to ensure a smooth and successful transition to this latest version, with a specific focus on Business Central accounting software. Tips for your Upgrade Process: Upgrading your … Read more

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Batch Recovery in Dynamics GP
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John

Easy Steps to Recover a Batch in Dynamics GP

Why batches get stuck in Dynamics GP  Chances are you’ve had a batch stuck in Dynamics GP. Many reasons may cause a batch to get stuck and require fixing. This occurs when a user posts and either Dynamics GP freezes or their computer loses connection with the server. We also see batches get stuck when users … Read more

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Stephanie

Why Choose Acumatica ERP Your Path to Modern Business Success

In a world where business dynamics evolve at an unprecedented pace, the challenges of staying ahead in the game are more pronounced than ever. I have spoken with several CEO’s, CFO’s, or COO’s, this past year who are constantly grappling with the need to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and stay competitive. Enter Acumatica ERP – … Read more

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Heather

Choosing the Right Cloud-Based ERP: Key Features to Optimize Your Business with an Emphasis on ERP Cloud Training

Let’s explore the key features and functionalities you should look for when selecting the right cloud-based ERP for your business, with a particular focus on ERP cloud training. Why Choosing the Right Features Matters Selecting the right cloud-based ERP solution isn’t just about moving away from Solomon’s limitations; it’s about empowering your business with the … Read more

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Juliet

Assign Separate General Ledger Accounts for Payables and Receivables in Business Central

In this blog we will guide you through the process of assigning separate General Ledger Accounts for Payables and Receivables. In the dynamic world of accounting and finance, maintaining clarity and organization in your ledger is essential. This blog post is designed to walk you through the process of segregating your payables and receivables in … Read more

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Winston

The Strategic Importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project Management with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is no longer a luxury but a necessity for modern businesses. For COOs, CFOs, and CEOs, understanding and effectively managing this technology is crucial. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central stands out as a comprehensive ERP solution, designed to streamline business processes and enhance operational efficiency.  The … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Realizing the Power of Customization: Practical Applications of Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release

Customization as a Competitive Advantage Customization has always been a cornerstone of Business Central’s appeal. With the 2023 Wave 2 release, it’s time to put that power to work for your organization. Here are some practical applications: Use Case 1: Tailored Workflows for Efficiency: Imagine you’re running a manufacturing business, and your production processes involve … Read more

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Heather

Evaluating Your Business Needs for a Successful Transition from Solomon to Cloud-Based ERP with a Focus on ERP Cloud Training 

In our previous blog, we explored the common pain points faced by Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) users and highlighted the transformative power of cloud-based ERP solutions. Today, we are discussing the migration process by discussing a crucial step: evaluating your business needs, with an emphasis on the importance of ERP cloud training. Before making the … Read more

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Pitfalls of Developing in Acumatica
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Lauren

The Pitfalls of Developing in Acumatica Without a Skilled Developer  

Why Our In-House Developers Are Your Best Bet  In today’s dynamic business landscape, staying agile and adaptable is the key to growth and success. Acumatica Cloud ERP offers a powerful solution for efficient operations management. However, a common pitfall many businesses face is attempting to customize Acumatica without the support of an experienced in-house developer.  … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Understanding the Potential of Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release

Beneath the Surface: A Technical Review of ERP System Solutions The Wave 2 release isn’t just about flashy features; it’s also about strengthening the backbone of Business Central. Here are some key technical enhancements you should be excited about: AL Language Enhancements: Let’s start with the programming language that powers Business Central – AL. Microsoft … Read more

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Ben

Essential Microsoft Modern Workplace Tools for Productivity: Including Microsoft Copilot 

In the era of digital transformation, productivity and efficiency are paramount for any organization. Microsoft’s Modern Workplace suite, enhanced with the latest addition of Microsoft Copilot, offers a comprehensive range of tools designed to elevate productivity to new heights. This blog post explores the essential tools within the Microsoft Modern Workplace suite, focusing on how … Read more

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Migrating from Solomon to Cloud Based ERP
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Heather

Growth and Efficiency: Why It’s Time to Migrate from Solomon to Cloud-Based ERP with a Focus on Cloud ERP Benefits 

Are you a business that relies on Microsoft Dynamics SL for your enterprise resource planning needs? While SL has served its purpose for many organizations over the years, it’s time to face the reality that it’s no longer the optimal solution for modern businesses. In this blog series, we are discussing the reasons why migrating … Read more

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Juliet

Unlock the full potential of Fixed Allocations in Business Central

Whether you’re a seasoned user of Business Central or new to its expansive suite of tools, understanding how to effectively utilize Fixed Allocations can significantly streamline your financial management processes. In this post, we will guide you step-by-step through the nuances of working with Fixed Allocations, ensuring you can harness this powerful feature to optimize … Read more

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Jason

Top 5 Reasons CFOs use Acumatica

The landscape of financial management is constantly evolving, and CFOs are perpetually on the lookout for ERP solutions that not only streamline complex processes but also provide strategic insights into their business. Acumatica ERP emerges as a front-runner in this quest, offering a plethora of features tailor-made for the modern CFO. Here are the top … Read more

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Lauren

Crestwood Secures a Spot on Bob Scott’s VAR Stars Roster for the Eleventh Consecutive Year

Crestwood Associates has earned recognition as one of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2023, distinguishing itself among a select group of 100 entities celebrated for their notable achievements in the field of midmarket Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP) software. “Achieving over a decade of unbroken recognition is truly an outstanding feat!” stated Tim Thompson, CEO of Crestwood … Read more

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Lauren

Introducing ConCurrent: Crestwood Associates’ Solution for Invoice and Expense Management and Integrated Business Financing 

As a valued member of the Crestwood family, we’re thrilled to present an exclusive sneak peek into our latest breakthrough that will modernize how businesses manage invoices and expenses. Meet ConCurrent, our innovative tool crafted to bring finance solutions and bridge the gap between Concur and Acumatica, offering a new level of integration and efficiency … Read more

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Lauren

2023 Tax Filing Updates: Embracing New Protocols and Automation Tools

As we approach the end of the year, it’s crucial to gear up for your 2023 tax filings. With significant changes in submission practices for W-2 and 1099 forms, staying informed and prepared is key. This year, the IRS has mandated that employers with ten or more forms, including W-2s and 1099s, must file electronically. … Read more

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Lauren

Streamline Your Tax Filing with Avalara’s Innovative Solutions 

In today’s fast-paced business world, managing tax forms like 1099s, W-9s, W-2s, and 1095s can be a challenging task. However, with Avalara’s innovative tax automation solutions, this daunting process becomes a breeze, offering a seamless and efficient way to handle your tax filing needs.  Paperless Process: Embracing the Digital Age Avalara revolutionizes the way we … Read more

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Finance and Compliance
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Stephanie

2024: A Pivotal Year for Finance and Compliance – Insights from FUSE Avalara

Navigating 2024: My Avalara Conference Takeaways This past week, I had the pleasure of attending FUSE, Avalara’s first-ever partner conference. It was three days of discussing the future of finance and tax compliance and honing into what 2024 holds for us in terms of tax management and sales tax compliance. I’m excited to share insights … Read more

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Winston

How To Find the Best Distribution ERP Software

How To Find the Best Distribution ERP Software If you got a nickel every time you heard the phrases “supply chain issues,” “supply chain snafus,” or some variation thereof over the last three years … well, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post; you’d have quit running a distribution company and retired to a private … Read more

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