video
Amber
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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Amber
Amber Tselios

Webinar: Security Made Simple – The Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CDT) Register here! Every day we hear about systems being attacked by hackers. Securing your data is top priority, and it’s SO EASY to set up! Crestwood does all the work, and there’s no downtime for your business. There is NOTHING to lose. To talk … Read more

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Microsoft Office
Lauren Christoff
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
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
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
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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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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