Crestwood Case Study
Amber Tselios

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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Crestwood Top VAR Logo
Amber Tselios

Accounting Today Recognizes Crestwood Associates as a Top VAR for 2021

Crestwood Associates ranks in yet another top ERP reseller list. ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) July 16, 2021 — Crestwood Associates has again been named to Accounting Today’s list of Top 100 VARs for 2021. The top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations that sell and implement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software, and are ranked … Read more

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Building your business from the ground up
Lauren Christoff

White Paper: 19 Brilliant Ways to Promote ERP & CRM User Adoption

Getting your entire team on board when introducing new software is always a challenge.  User adoption can make or break a new system, no matter how good it is. Like ERP or CRM, no two systems are alike, so finding the best solution that will fit your business needs plus the needs of your team … Read more

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Virtual Invoices for Dynamics GP
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

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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Acumatica and Salesforce Integration
Jen Jerzak

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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Balance the Costs of ERP
Lauren Christoff

What’s the Cost of Doing Nothing? Why You Can’t Afford to Wait on Your ERP Software Decision

If not making a decision to implement or upgrade to a modern-day, cloud ERP is the decision you choose to make, your business isn’t going to grow. Learn about the financial effects of your non-decision in the new Aberdeen Group whitepaper “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why You Can’t Afford to Sit on an ERP … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Business Central - Service Management
Jen Jerzak

3 Things that will Kill Your Manufacturing Business and How to Avoid Them

Manufacturing and distribution businesses drive most of their profits from their inventory. That means inventory management and replenishment should be key areas of concern to maintain a healthy, thriving business. Using inadequate tools like spreadsheets, don’t give you the ability to control your inventory correctly. Here are the three key issues that businesses like yours … Read more

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Computer Security
Jen Jerzak

How Secure is Your Business?

When’s the last time you thought about security for your business? Or asked your IT team or partner security related questions? Are you sure you’re covered in the event something happens? How much data are you willing to lose? Maybe you are like me, not an expert in security, and not sure about what to … Read more

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Inventory Spreadsheet
Jen Jerzak

Why you need to replace your inventory spreadsheet

Almost all businesses face this one critical problem: lagging productivity. We live in an increasingly automated world, and yet gains in productivity have slowed significantly. Given this environment, any company that can evaluate old, clunky processes and replace them with smarter tools that enable optimization is going to gain traction in their market. When it … Read more

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Brad Trevaskis

SQL Split String Option

I’ve been waiting a long time for this.  If you’ve had to split strings in SQL in the past, keep reading! Microsoft SQL Server 2016 now has a native solution available, meaning, you can supply a delimited string and join against it like a collection of rows. There have been many work-arounds for this over … Read more

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William Schroeder

Better Grouping with Easy SQL Functions

Here are some easy SQL commands you can use for better grouping options.  Quite often, I run into situations where I need to combine multiple values or descriptions into a column when it comes to reporting. Examples: There are a few SQL functions you can use to do this: CONCAT – allows you to concatenate … Read more

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ERP
Brian McGuckin

What ERP Buyers Want in our Cloud-first World

The ERP landscape has shifted from traditional, on-premise client/server deployments to software-as-a-service, ERP in the cloud.  Buyers have realized this shift has major benefits for their business, including: Scalability Reliability Elasticity Cost Savings Gartner www.gartner.com projects huge growth of core ERP systems in the cloud by 2025.  IT leaders also say maintaining hardware, software and … Read more

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Joe Jacob

The #1 Hack to Get More from your Work Day

There are tons of articles on the internet about multi-tasking, and we all do it to varying degrees. However, the research, not to mention common sense, points to the fact that you are better off focusing on one task at a time. Clutter is the Mind Killer Have you ever stood in front of your … Read more

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Jen Jerzak

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Sneak Peek

Microsoft is starting to release some details about what’s new in Dynamics GP 2018, targeted to be available around the first of December, 2017. I’m getting excited for some of these features! There are five key areas of updated functionality in the new version: Doc Attach – Microsoft is calling this the “next evolution of … Read more

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Brandon Richards

Tips & Tricks to Make Your SQL Queries Super Fast

The Crestwood Development staff had a recent team sharing session.  One of the things they went over were some great tips and tricks for SQL that we thought you might enjoy too. Index-Friendly Operators If you have indexes in your databases, using index-friendly operators can speed up searching.  Indexes identify what data we really care … Read more

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Jen Jerzak

The Truth Behind Sales Tax Audits

Repost from Avalara With the myriad of responsibilities involved in running a successful business, it should come as no surprise that preparing for a sales and use tax audit is not exactly a high priority or favorite topic of conversation among business owners. There are only so many hours in a day, and many companies … Read more

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Brandon Richards

SQL Restore is Taking a Long Time

Many of us have run across a situation where a SQL restore just takes FOREVER!  Since I had some time on my hands, I decided to search and found this great blog post by Matt Slocum. Seriously, I waited well over an hour for a 58GB database to restore to SQL 2008 (and the restore never completed, … Read more

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William Schroeder

COM Interoperability on x64 Systems

The .Net framework gives developers the powerful option of compiling assemblies targeted for the now-standard x64 platforms or legacy x32 platforms.  This is not an issue for most modern software since the typical machine is based on 64-bit architecture and most assemblies are compatible with 64-bit systems. However, the challenge arises when compiling 64-bit assemblies … Read more

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