Explore Solutions
Wendy

End of Life TIBCO Scribe Insight  

It’s Time to Explore Alternative Solutions  In June 2021, TIBCO announced that Scribe support is ending November 2022 and Crestwood wants to make sure you’re prepared for the change that’s coming soon.  This retirement will apply to all product components, including:  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics AX  TIBCO Scribe Insight Adapter for Microsoft … Read more

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Accounts Payable Strategy
Juliet

Vendor Payment Process in Business Central

First, we’ll take a look at how to generate an aging report so we can see which invoices are outstanding and what their due dates are, and then we’ll look at how to actually complete the payment process to print and post checks for those invoices using the Suggest Vendor Payments screen.    Viewing Outstanding Invoices  The first step … Read more

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General Journal Views in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Juliet

General Journal Views in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central strives to make accessing information as simple as possible. Business Central offers several different methods for viewing financial data within your system. This includes super-powered intuitive reporting, but also just setting up your day-to-day views to maximize efficiency. This is the first in a series of three blogs designed to … Read more

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Cyber security
Ben

Log4j Vulnerability and ERP Solutions

What is Log4j? Cyber attackers are making hundreds of attempts every minute to try and exploit a critical security vulnerability in the Java logging library, Apache Log4j.  The Log4j flaw (also now known as “Log4Shell”) is a vulnerability that can allow unauthenticated remote code execution and access to servers. Log4j is used in many forms … Read more

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Acumatica vs Quickbooks
Jason

Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: You Are Becoming a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None

We are all called upon, on occasion, to wear different hats and be responsible for things that may be outside the realm of our traditional job tasks. There is nothing wrong with learning something new and taking on additional responsibility, unless you are juggling more than what you can handle. Just because you can balance … Read more

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Microsoft Bridge to Cloud
Lauren

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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Crestwood Case Study
Lauren

A Business Central RE-Implementation (Why Choosing the Right Partner is Important)

Often our success stories highlight a customer’s journey through choosing a new ERP system (Acumatica or Dynamics 365 Business Central) and the ins and outs of their implementation with our team here at Crestwood Associates. This one will be a little different; this is a story of a company who had gone through the process … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Business Central
Juliet

How to Quickly View Chart of Accounts Balances by Dimension as of a Specific Date (in Dynamics 365 Business Central)

Even out of the box, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is intuitive and easy to use. Setting up and keeping an eye on your chart of accounts has never been easier. But it gets better: you can customize the way the chart of accounts is displayed using dimensions and filters. From the chart of accounts … Read more

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Dynamics Community Summit
Lauren

Save Hundreds of $$$ – Register by July 31st

Hurry, early bird pricing ends July 31st so register today. Register Here   Get all your questions answered by Dynamics experts in every field.  Spend 3 1/2 days immersing yourself in real world training, problem solving with like-minded peers and learning from hundreds of industry experts. This Summit will be packed with over 300 informative … Read more

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Scribe connection failure
Jamie

Scribe Stopped Working for Dynamics 365

Updating Scribe Insight for Dynamics 365 Regional Discovery Service Deprecation Microsoft is deprecating the WS-Trust security protocol and regional discovery service, which is used to authenticate connections in Scribe Insight.  What does this mean?  It means that when Microsoft runs this update on your D365 CE tenant your current Scribe D365 connection will not work.  … Read more

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Dynamics GP vs Dynamics 365
Lauren

Top Ten Reasons Businesses are Switching from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

A comparison of Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business Central No cost to upgrade: Business Central is Free vs. GP $3,200 per upgrade Dynamics GP upgrades average $3,200 plus user time to verify and check features, balances, and reports; whereas, Business Central automatically upgrades your system to the current version for free. Built for remote … Read more

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Ransomware Colonial Pipeline
Ben

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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