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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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central - Service Management
Jen
Jen

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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Inventory Spreadsheet
Jen
Jen

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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ERP
Brian McGuckin
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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Gary Korby
Gary Korby

Variance Presentation in Management Reporter

In your Management Reporter (MR) reports, have you experienced an issue where the favorable or unfavorable variance amounts between actuals and budgets in an income statement aren’t presented correctly?  A favorable sales variance may be incorrectly presented as a negative amount and the expense may be presented correctly or vice versa. A way to overcome … Read more

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Jen
Jen

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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Jen
Jen

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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William Schroeder
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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Jen
Jen

When State Auditors Head out of State

Reposted from Avalara Auditors are on the move. While most businesses expect (i.e., dread) to be audited by their home department of revenue, it often comes as a surprise to learn that state tax authorities routinely send auditors to, or hire auditors from, other states to capture unreported sales and use tax revenue. Some states … Read more

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