Tech Tips

Using Drag and Drop Watermarks in C#

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology | Strategic Technology | Technical on June 5, 2014

Many business applications ask a user to select files to have an action performed on them. Generally you’ll see a Browse button to prompt for selecting files. There are times where that may limit a user to selecting a single file. There are cases where it may help the user if they could instead drag and drop files from the desktop or a network folder. [More]

Calling an SQL Stored Procedure in a Separate Database Using Dexterity

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics GP | Tech Tips | Technology | Strategic Technology | Technical on May 28, 2014

Recently, I've had the privilege to work on a project that leveraged web services to call telecom tax calculations from within Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Aside from the web services application created in .NET, we were handling all procedures and data staging in a separate CIM database in SQL Server. For purposes of this blog, we will focus on the GP portion of our interface; specifically, having GP interact with our separate CIM database from our Dexterity code in GP. [More]

Tech Tips: How to Call a Web Service from SQL Server

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology | Business Intelligence | Strategic Technology | Technical on May 14, 2014

Have you ever needed to call a web service from SQL Server, or create a really cool piece of code that you wish you had in SQL Server? With more and more companies switching over from file transfer (FTP) to web services, the need for calling web services for transferring data is growing. Visual Studio makes it simple to consume a web service and has robust program languages. [More]

MESA: Leveraging IT Technology to Improve Operational Effectiveness

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Tech Tips on May 5, 2014

This week Sikich joins manufacturing leaders at Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Association’s (MESA) North American Conference in Milwaukee, WI. On Tuesday, will be a presentation on how Ford has leveraged IT to improve operational effectiveness and overall asset utilization. When preparing for the session, we were drawn to standardization’s approach to improving operational effectiveness and the impact enterprise resource planning technology had on standardization. [More]

BI Tips: Using an Inline Table Valued Function

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology | Business Intelligence | Strategic Technology | Technical on May 1, 2014

Sikich's Technology Services team provides technical advice, tips and tricks on using various software platforms, including business intelligence tools, enterprise resource planning solutions, customer relationship management solutions and more. [More]

9 Improved Features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Tech Tips | Technology on April 25, 2014

Enhance the way you work in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 with these less-than-obvious improvements. [More]

Top 10 Business Challenges Solved with Integrated Document Management: Part 2

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology on April 15, 2014

In the previous blog post, we began exploring some of the reasons to consider investing in a paperless solution. We’ll continue today with the final five challenges solved with integrated document management. [More]

Sikich Development Team Open Sources Their Automation Processes

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Tech Tips | Technology on April 14, 2014

In an industry where software engineering practices lag behind the generally accepted guidelines, Sikich’s Microsoft Dynamics AX Development Team shows that it is possible to adhere to software engineering standards in the enterprise resource planning world. [More]

Improve Marketing Activities with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Posted in Marketing | ERP & CRM Software | CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | Tech Tips | Technology on April 14, 2014

Today’s marketers need a CRM system that accelerates marketing more than ever before with flawless execution and Microsoft Dynamics CRM has the necessary tools. Microsoft Dynamics CRM uses multichannel marketing automation and analytics to improve marketing execution, insight, results, and customer targeting and segmentation. [More]

The Environmentally Friendly Oilfield: Breakthroughs in Drilling Technology

Posted in Oilfield Services | Tech Tips on April 10, 2014

At Sikich, we like to stay on top of the latest technologies in America’s age-old industries, such as the oilfield services industry. In our research, we have discovered that breakthroughs in oil and gas drilling technology have resulted in developing innovative equipment that not only aids drilling operations, but is environmentally friendly as well. [More]

Top 10 Business Challenges Solved with Integrated Document Management: Part 1

Posted in Tech Tips | Technology | IT Consulting | Strategic IT Planning on April 9, 2014

Every business has challenges that prevent employees from being as efficient as possible, many of which aren’t perceived as issues until they are actually pointed out. How can you work more intelligently? [More]

I Spy: Where is the Crude on the Oilfield?

Posted in Oilfield Services | Tech Tips on April 4, 2014

The future of the oil and gas industry lies in technology. Oil and gas production is getting bigger, faster and more efficient due to innovative technology, such as hydraulic fracturing. The newest advancement in technology is an aerial solution that allows oil and gas explorers to see what they have never seen before. [More]

Associations: Plan for the Future with Microsoft Dynamics

Posted in Associations | ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | ERP Software | Tech Tips | Technology on April 2, 2014

When your association looks back to 2014, what will be its’ accomplishments and preparations for the future? Will it include you standing up for members’ interests and the industries they serve? Associations preparing for the future will have to manage their finances today, not tomorrow. [More]

5 ERP Selection Tips for Your Organization

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | ERP Software | Tech Tips | Technology on March 25, 2014

Choosing the right enterprise resource planning solution for your organization is a key component to a successful ERP implementation. So, how does an organization go about choosing an ERP solution? Here are five ERP selection tips to get your organization started. [More]

Life after Your ERP Go-Live: 3 Steps to Success

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | ERP Software | Tech Tips | Technology on March 18, 2014

A go-live is a step in a successful ERP implementation, because it represents months of work dedicated to improving business processes and tasks. However, many organizations focus too much on the go-live date and are unprepared for what comes next. [More]



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