Multifactor Authentication
Ben

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

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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Lauren

Can the Risk of Ransomware be Eliminated with Cloud ERP?

There are many good reasons to switch your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions to the cloud: cost, convenience, versatility, security, etc. But one especially good reason is the amount and types of risk that can be mitigated with Cloud ERP. What Risks are On-Premise Systems Vulnerable to? One of the major risks that organizations face … Read more

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Microsoft OneDrive Versions
Wendy

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

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 This is especially true if you are relying on outdated or undersized technology for the job at hand.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 migration
John

Executing Your Move to Cloud ERP

Following our recent blog on the trends in moving to the cloud, the reasons a cloud migration offers flexibility in pricing and licensing, and the first steps of a Cloud ERP migration, we would today like to turn our attention to the process of heading to cloud ERP itself. The Move from Planning to Executing … Read more

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Acumatica and Salesforce Integration
Lauren

Can You Really Integrate Salesforce CRM and Acumatica ERP? Yes!

Salesforce and Acumatica have spent the better part of their history in opposition to each other. Salesforce, touted by many as the first SaaS cloud product on the market, has delivered customer relationship management solutions via the internet for the last two decades. Acumatica, on the other hand, launched in 2008 to deliver a suite … Read more

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Cloud ERP Fabrication
Lauren

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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Ben

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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Cloud Storage OneDrive
Lauren

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
Lauren

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
Lauren

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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