Stephanie McColly

Your Customers Are Telling You Exactly What They Want. Are You Listening?

Technological advances in ERP and CRM systems have nearly eliminated guesswork and provided unprecedented muscle to operations. But one thing technology can’t do is read customers’ minds. The good news, though, is that if you know where to look, there’s no magic needed. You can use voice of the customer (VoC) analytics within the right … Read more

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Stephanie McColly

3 Product Distribution Processes You Should Be Automating

Since 2020, product distribution companies have faced rolling waves of worker shortages and supply chain disruptions, all amid a global economy that can best be described in one word: unpredictable.  It should come as no surprise, then, that product distribution companies would increasingly look to ERP capabilities such as process automation to bridge gaps and … Read more

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Jason

Stop Running Financial Reports. Let Your ERP System Show You Data.

Financial management software provides businesses with a full array of accounting functions to record daily financial operations and generate quarterly and annual financial statements. It also provides tools for reporting, analysis, budgeting and planning. But do you really want reams of reports? No. What you really want is data. The right ERP system pulls everything … 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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Lauren

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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Crestwood Cloud
Ben

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
Lauren

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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Dynamics 365 Business Central - Service Management
Lauren

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
Lauren

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
Lauren

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

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

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

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

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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Lauren

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

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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