Crestwood Work From Home
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Working from Home – What to Expect and What to Keep in Mind

Now that “shelter in place” has swept the nation to curve the spread of the Covid-19 virus, most companies are adapting the Work from Home (WFH) model, allowing their employees to continue to work during the shutdown. Working from home is nothing new for Crestwood employees. This model was adapted almost a decade ago.  I … Read more

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Virtual Invoices for Dynamics GP
Ben Borger
Ben Borger

Getting to a Remote Workforce

We realize you might be tired of hearing about COVID-19, but if you need assistance getting your employees safe, secure, and reliable remote access so you can keep your business moving forward, we have a special offer for you. Crestwood, along with Microsoft, bring to you: Free Microsoft Office licenses for six months (including web … Read more

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Multifactor Authentication
Ben Borger
Ben Borger

Intelligent enforcement of multifactor authentication with Azure Conditional Access and Acumatica

In today’s blog post we are going to explore some of the capabilities of Azure working together with Acumatica to provide an easy to use and secure way to log into Acumatica. You can use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as your identity provider for single sign on into Acumatica.  But beyond that, we are … Read more

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Crestwood Cloud
Ben Borger
Ben Borger

Are You Sure that You’re Really in the Cloud? A Gray Market Cloud Horror Story

You are a savvy business owner; your business processes and ERP are backed up in the cloud. You’ve seen the statistics, heard the horror stories, and you’ve made the necessary steps to feel secure. But what does “in the cloud” really mean? How secure is your data really? Gray Market Cloud Spells Doom for One … 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 hindrance 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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Cloud ERP Fabrication
Amber
Amber Tselios

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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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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Ben Borger
Ben Borger

From Nightmare to Triumph – Disaster Recovery and Maintaining Business Continuity with the Crestwood Cloud

If someone asked you right now where your backups are located, would you know? Are you sure your ERP system even HAS reliable backups, with easy access should disaster strike? We don’t ask this to scare you, but we know from experience how critical having a reliable and robust backup plan in place is to … Read more

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Agility Acumatica
John Gabrys
John Gabrys

Free Whitepaper: The Value of Agility in ERP During Disruptive Times

Yes, you can survive business disruption, just not with your legacy ERP. This new Whitepaper from Mint Jutras lays out the value of having an agile ERP platform. Disruption Everyone knows it could be coming soon to their market-with or without warning, but nobody likes to think about it.  It’s not just new competition, it’s … Read more

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Cloud Storage OneDrive
Amber
Amber Tselios

How OneDrive Solved Our Collaboration Issues

As many companies do, Crestwood has regular company-wide calls that are attended by all our employees scattered across the country. The centerpiece of this call is a single PowerPoint presentation. But as each department worked on their respective slides, we were finding that dozens of different copies were being created, changes weren’t being saved, outdated … Read more

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7 Cloud Pitfalls
Jen
Jen

Avoid the Pitfall of Thinking that Customizations and Integrations Won’t be an Issue

Keeping up with technology is never-ending, and it can be difficult and costly. But it doesn’t have to be. More and more businesses are choosing to simplify, protect, and secure their business systems by moving to the cloud. Click to download the free whitepaper: 7 Pitfalls to Avoid as You Transition Business Software to the … Read more

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acumatica construction edition
Jen
Jen

Introducing Acumatica’s Construction Edition

I was invited to attend Acumatica’s Construction Edition Partner Meeting in sunny Miami Beach. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the innovative executives, developers, and programmers behind the new Construction Edition of this ERP software. Their pride and enthusiasm was contagious. They showed software demonstrations and shared stories of their journey into … Read more

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