Case Study - Al Capone cigars
Ben Borger

Acumatica, Azure, and an Upgraded Security Framework

The Inter-Continental Cigar Corporation (ICC) was established in 1996 and is one of the fastest growing companies in the US cigar market. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ICC is home to one of the largest cooler and freezer facilities in the US. Its salesforce covers the entire continental United States and Al Capone cigars are available … Read more

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Microsoft Word Tips
Lauren Christoff

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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Crestwood Video Library
Lauren Christoff

Crestwood Library of Recorded Webinars

Missed a webinar? Want to watch it again? Need a refresher? Or just looking for information? Visit our library of Crestwood webinar recordings.  We have saved them all in one easy access location for you.  Here is a list of categories and featured videos all in one place for your viewing pleasure. Go to the … Read more

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Microsoft Bridge to Cloud
Amber Tselios

Bridge to the Cloud: Microsoft’s Latest Promotion for On-Premises Users

Dynamics 365 Business Central is better than Dynamics GP or Dynamics SL. You must try it out. Just as we love classic cars, vinyl records, and drive-in theatres, we love Great Plains, Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL too! But sometimes nostalgia needs to take a backseat to efficiency. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is simply … Read more

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Ransomware
Ben Borger

Again, What IS Ransomware? A History Lesson in the Midst of Another Major Industry Attack

According to the Justice Department, ransomware attacks are now elevated to the same priority level of terrorism. Dealing with cybersecurity right now is as important to the US government as dealing with global terrorism after 9/11. So what gives? JBS, a Brazil-based company responsible for 1/5 of the United States’ cattle supply, was hit by … Read more

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Ransomware Colonial Pipeline
Ben Borger

First-Hand Evidence of the Dangers of Ransomware: The Colonial Pipeline Story

If you live on the East coast, you likely had some early pandemic flashbacks recently; stories of a gas shortage threw people into a gas-buying frenzy (indeed making that gas shortage narrative a true one). Social media was filled with photos of people in pickup trucks filling barrels with gasoline and videos of motorists physically … Read more

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Backups in Dynamics 365 BC
Ben Borger

The Rundown on Backups in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.  Using cloud products like Microsoft Business Central includes disaster recovery services such as backups and storage.  Here is the overview of backups and restores for Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online service uses Azure SQL Database as the underlying … Read more

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Intelligent Cloud
Jen Jerzak

Using the Intelligent Cloud to Migrate Dynamics GP Data

The Intelligent Cloud is a wide term, used within the cloud services, but many of us with small- to medium-sized businesses (and ERP systems to match) wonder why or how we would use it? What is the Intelligent Cloud? First, the general idea of Intelligent Cloud is that the cloud technologies and applications that we … Read more

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Microsoft Secure Score
Ben Borger

Strengthen Your Business Security with Microsoft Secure Score

No matter what size your business is and which industry you’re in, the increase in remote workforces has also brought about an increase in hackers and ransomware attacks.  Similar to the pandemic, hackers don’t discriminate, they target any and all businesses.  Some data shows small to medium sized businesses are more of a target because … Read more

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Tips for Selling Virtually
Trisha LaVeck

Tips for Selling Virtually

You may already have been accustomed to selling virtually. However, there are many people who became instant virtual sellers when the pandemic hit. Today’s blog post is for those searching for some tips on virtual selling. Tip: Do your Research and be Prepared To start, you have to get the correct decision maker on the … Read more

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video
Amber Tselios

Using Microsoft Stream for In-House Video

Video is a powerful tool, and an increasingly necessary one for businesses of all sizes. From the marketing department to the sales team, human resources to consultants, video can be used to automate processes, set yourself apart from competitors, and tell stories that would be difficult (or worse – boring) with just text. If you … Read more

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Microsoft Office
Lauren Christoff

Microsoft Announces the Retirement of Office 2010! Have you upgraded Yet?

With Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) growing and expanding its capabilities rapidly, Microsoft announced they are retiring Office 2010 on October 13, 2020. What does that mean? It means you need to upgrade to Microsoft 365. Office 2010 will no longer be available for download, technical support or have any further updates on security. Office … Read more

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Multifactor Authenticator
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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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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Creating shifts in Teams
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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