Amber
Amber Tselios

Crestwood Makes Bob Scott’s VAR Stars List for a 7th Year

Crestwood Associates has again been named to Bob Scott’s list of VAR Stars for 2020, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. This is Crestwood’s seventh consecutive year appearing on the list. The VAR Stars are chosen from organizations that sell and implement various types of … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Webinar: Sales and Use Tax Changes for 2021

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST) Register Here! A must-attend event for anyone who deals with sales and use tax! COVID-19 greatly impacted sales and use tax in 2020, from temporary relief efforts to long-term changes, including a crackdown on remote seller tax compliance, rate increases, and new taxation policies. As … Read more

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Accounts Payable Strategy
Amber
Amber Tselios

How Do You Know if Your Accounts Payable Strategy is Working?

[This is a guest blog post, reposted from our good friends at Artsyl Technologies. Artsyl Technologies specializes in business process automation, and integrates seamlessly with all the ERP systems we provide. Join us for a live webinar demo and see it in action!] Often, employees are asked to set up a few performance metrics or … Read more

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Tips for Selling Virtually
Trisha LaVeck
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
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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Payroll Tax
Jen
Jen

Simplify Tax Preparations with Deluxe Checks

Save time by ordering pre-formatted tax forms and checks for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL. Crestwood Associates has partnered with Deluxe Checks offering you a Priority Service Code on all orders of IRS-approved tax forms, checks, invoices, and more.  With this Priority code, you’ll receive special offers, discounts, and ease of ordering Dynamics related … 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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New Features in Dynamics GP 2018 R2
Jen
Jen

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Updates

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is expanding rapidly.  Customers are quickly making the switch to this cloud-based ERP solution, especially due to the work-from-home benefits and security.  Microsoft is investing a ton of resources to make sure Business Central is the best-in-breed to meet the demands of growing businesses. Recently, Microsoft released an update, and … Read more

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Power BI
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Power BI Report Server or Power BI SaaS: which is right for me?

Recently, Crestwood was asked three questions that pertain to Power BI in the cloud (the Microsoft SaaS offering) and how it compares to the on-premise (or cloud-hosted) Power BI Report Server solution.  Both solutions enable Power BI reports and visualization construction by leveraging the power of Microsoft’s Power BI services, but there are notable differences … 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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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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Dynamics SL Credit Manager Bug
Joe Jacob
Joe Jacob

How to Fix Dynamics SL Credit Manager’s Assistant Screen Bug (SQL Server Message 517)

What happened? Remember Y2K?  Well this isn’t nearly as bad, but a new Microsoft Dynamics SL bug surfaced recently (on June 6th, 2019) for many users.  You could be receiving a “SQL Server Message 517” when running the Credit Manager’s Assistant screen without specifying a date range. The reason for this has to do with … Read more

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Dynamics SL Challenges
Gary Korby
Gary Korby

5 Microsoft Dynamics SL Challenges (and How to Address Them)

Microsoft Dynamics SL has long been the go-to for project-based businesses in need of a focused solution that delivers financial management, project management and accounting, distribution, field service, payroll, e-business, and more. However, while it does do many things well, there are certain areas where it could be improved, better customized, or better supported. 1. … Read more

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Microsoft Dynamics Changes
Mary Lenehan
Mary Lenehan

New Tech Support Portal: Big Change Coming for Microsoft Dynamics Users

Life would be so boring without change, don’t you think? We know that Microsoft agrees with that! One big change is coming that we wanted to make you aware of: the new, modern portal for submitting support requests for all Dynamics products (like Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and Dynamics 365 Business Central). Microsoft is working … Read more

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Management Reporter Refresher
Mike Gordon
Mike Gordon

A Management Reporter (MR) Refresher: Advanced MR Tips with downloadable guides!

Attention Dynamics SL Users: You’ll notice a lot of “Dynamics GP” language used below – that’s only because we used Dynamics GP for our presentation. Management Reporter works exactly the same in Dynamics SL!   Maybe you have heard that Microsoft will no longer be releasing updates to Management Reporter. This does not mean, however, … Read more

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Amber
Amber Tselios

Crestwood Named One of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars Again in 2018

Crestwood Associates has been named to the 2018 Bob Scott’s VAR Stars list for the fifth consecutive year! Add another one to the trophy case! The list, which has been published since 2009, touts a variety of high profile firms and recognizes factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Which, as you likely … Read more

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CustomerSource BlendedLearning
Nancy Moss
Nancy Moss

Microsoft CustomerSource – The One-Stop Support Shop for Dynamics Customers

Microsoft’s CustomerSource is a valuable resource available to all Microsoft Dynamics ERP (Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, Dynamics 365, etc.) customers who are currently on a support plan. CustomerSource is divided into several sections, such as KnowledgeBase, Online Learning, and Account Management. Each section has its own set of resources and functions.  Here’s a quick guide … Read more

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New Features on Collections Management for Dynamics SL
Christine Jacob
Christine Jacob

Three New Features Coming Soon to the Collections Management Crestwood Add-on Module for Dynamics SL 2018

We are excited to give you a preview of some of the new features in Crestwood AR Collections Management for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018.  In addition, this functionality will be available as a Feature Pack for SL 2015 Users! Attach Statements to Emails – When you are mass producing Dunning Letter emails you will now have … Read more

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