Data Security
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Ben

Data Security in the Cloud: Protecting Your Business with ERP 

Data is the new currency, ensuring its security, especially in cloud environments, has become paramount for businesses. The transition to cloud-based solutions like Cloud ERP systems has opened new frontiers in business efficiency and flexibility. However, this shift also brings forth significant challenges in data security. This blog will explore how Cloud ERP systems can … Read more

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Winston

Copilot and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Integration

Organizations are seeking tools that enhance efficiency and competitiveness. The AI function used in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, known as Copilot, is a new component in ERP systems that you will want to know more about.  Understanding Copilot and Its Role in Business Central  Copilot is not just an AI assistant; it is a complex … Read more

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Fraud Detection
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Lauren

A Guide to Payment Fraud Detection and Prevention

Guest Blog Post Paymerang (KwikTag)  In the ever-evolving realm of business, adaptability is the cornerstone of success for finance leaders. As the horizon of 2024 approaches, the call for agility, and efficiency grows stronger. The partnership between Crestwood and Paymerang is an exemplary testament to addressing these challenges head-on, particularly in the domain of invoice … Read more

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Winston

Innovation with the Microsoft Modern Workplace 

Innovation isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a necessity for survival and success. The Microsoft Modern Workplace is at the forefront of this innovation, providing a suite of tools and technologies that are redefining how work is done. Let’s cover the concept of the Microsoft Modern Workplace and how it fosters innovation, collaboration, and productivity in … Read more

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Business Central Path to Success
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Bryan

Getting to Know Business Central: Your Path to Success 

The need for an efficient, integrated, and scalable enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is more crucial than ever. Enter Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, a comprehensive Cloud ERP solution designed to streamline business processes, enhance productivity, and drive growth. Below is how it can be your ladder to success.  Understanding Business Central ERP Business Central, … Read more

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Ben

Tailoring Cloud Hosting Solutions to Your Business: Customization as the Key to Success  

Data is the new oil, and digital transformation is no longer optional. Cloud hosting has emerged as a pivotal business tool. But as with all tools, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not always the best strategy. Your cloud hosting solution needs to align with your business’s unique requirements to fully reap its benefits. As a specialist … Read more

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Juliet

Introducing Variable Allocation with Statistical Accounts: A New Feature in Business Central

Variable Allocation using Statistical Accounts in Business Central is a new feature, recently added. It is set to revolutionize how businesses manage their financial allocations. For those familiar with Dynamics GP (Great Plains), you’ll find a sense of familiarity, as this feature works similarly to the Variable Allocation functionality in Dynamics GP. This integration is … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Seamless Transition: Tips and Best Practices for Upgrading to Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release with a Focus on Business Central Accounting Software

Welcome back to the final installment of our blog series on Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 release. In this blog, we’ll discuss essential tips and best practices to ensure a smooth and successful transition to this latest version, with a specific focus on Business Central accounting software. Tips for your Upgrade Process: Upgrading your … Read more

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General Ledger in Business Central
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Juliet

Assign Separate General Ledger Accounts for Payables and Receivables in Business Central

In this blog we will guide you through the process of assigning separate General Ledger Accounts for Payables and Receivables. In the dynamic world of accounting and finance, maintaining clarity and organization in your ledger is essential. This blog post is designed to walk you through the process of segregating your payables and receivables in … Read more

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Winston

The Strategic Importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project Management with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is no longer a luxury but a necessity for modern businesses. For COOs, CFOs, and CEOs, understanding and effectively managing this technology is crucial. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central stands out as a comprehensive ERP solution, designed to streamline business processes and enhance operational efficiency.  The … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Realizing the Power of Customization: Practical Applications of Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release

Customization as a Competitive Advantage Customization has always been a cornerstone of Business Central’s appeal. With the 2023 Wave 2 release, it’s time to put that power to work for your organization. Here are some practical applications: Use Case 1: Tailored Workflows for Efficiency: Imagine you’re running a manufacturing business, and your production processes involve … Read more

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Business Central 2023 Wave 2 Release
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Julie

Understanding the Potential of Microsoft Business Central’s 2023 Wave 2 Release

Beneath the Surface: A Technical Review of ERP System Solutions The Wave 2 release isn’t just about flashy features; it’s also about strengthening the backbone of Business Central. Here are some key technical enhancements you should be excited about: AL Language Enhancements: Let’s start with the programming language that powers Business Central – AL. Microsoft … Read more

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Juliet

Unlock the full potential of Fixed Allocations in Business Central

Whether you’re a seasoned user of Business Central or new to its expansive suite of tools, understanding how to effectively utilize Fixed Allocations can significantly streamline your financial management processes. In this post, we will guide you step-by-step through the nuances of working with Fixed Allocations, ensuring you can harness this powerful feature to optimize … Read more

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Lauren

2023 Tax Filing Updates: Embracing New Protocols and Automation Tools

As we approach the end of the year, it’s crucial to gear up for your 2023 tax filings. With significant changes in submission practices for W-2 and 1099 forms, staying informed and prepared is key. This year, the IRS has mandated that employers with ten or more forms, including W-2s and 1099s, must file electronically. … Read more

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Lauren

Streamline Your Tax Filing with Avalara’s Innovative Solutions 

In today’s fast-paced business world, managing tax forms like 1099s, W-9s, W-2s, and 1095s can be a challenging task. However, with Avalara’s innovative tax automation solutions, this daunting process becomes a breeze, offering a seamless and efficient way to handle your tax filing needs.  Paperless Process: Embracing the Digital Age Avalara revolutionizes the way we … Read more

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business central benefits
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Julie

6 Reasons Why Business Central is Unique

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are essential to the functioning of modern businesses. They help organizations manage their core business processes such as finance, sales, inventory, and production. Among the popular ERP solutions in the market is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Here’s what makes Business Central unique and why it is an excellent choice … Read more

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Stephanie

How to Find the Best Manufacturing ERP Software

Many manufacturing ERP software systems are as embedded within organizations as the production equipment that powers them. Just like machinery that doesn’t evolve with the times, an ERP system can become outdated and painfully inefficient. And just as outdated equipment can slow down your whole production line, an outdated ERP system can keep your entire … Read more

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a checklist for choosing an ERP system
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Jason

Choosing Between ERP Systems Guide | Crestwood Associates

How to Choose Between Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Your spreadsheets are in shambles. Your documents are in disarray. Your accounting is atrocious. Your customer service is crumbling.  It’s definitely time for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Now the question is, with so many types of enterprise resource planning systems to choose from, which one?  … Read more

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 1
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Stephanie

What’s New and Planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Crestwood Associates is looking forward to delivering the latest solutions to our clients from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 1. The latest features will add immediate value to your ERP functionality. Upgrades include: Improved Business Central integration with Power Platform to increase productivity. Application features are added to increase productivity, create better overviews and … Read more

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Lauren

RECORDED WEBINAR: Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event

Watch OnDemand Join Microsoft for an in-depth look into the latest updates across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform that are helping businesses overcome their biggest challenges today. Find out about new features, capabilities, and best practices for connecting data to deliver exceptional customer experiences, collaborating and creating using AI-powered capabilities, and driving productivity … Read more

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