A New Year, A New You, A New Version of Dynamics GP

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics GP | Technology on January 20, 2016

Whether you have used Microsoft Dynamics GP for years or you are contemplating switching to a new accounting system, 2016 may be the year for you! Microsoft plans to release Version 2016 of Dynamics GP around April of this year just in time for Envision, Microsoft’s new conference. [More]

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing: Manufacturing Projects Versus Construction Projects – What’s the Difference?

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology on January 19, 2016

There are fundamental differences between manufacturing and construction projects from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system perspective. [More]

Azure vs. AWS: Which Cloud is Right for You?

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions | Managed Hosting Solutions on August 31, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about choosing the right cloud service and the top choices for infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are leading the way. [More]

Microsoft Dynamics GP Users Are You Ready for Year-End?

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics GP | ERP Software | Technology on August 26, 2015

Are you on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Release 2 (R2)? If not, you should be before Microsoft releases the Year-End Update, especially if you use the Payroll module in Dynamics GP. [More]

1 Very Simple Thing You Can Do To Protect Your Email

Posted in Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Technology | Managed Hosting Solutions on August 19, 2015

Cybersecurity is at an all-time high, yet people often overlook a simple and effective method that is a fantastic first line of defense for your email. [More]

What is an IT Audit and Why is it Important?

Posted in Government | Healthcare | Higher Education | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Not-for-Profit | Technology | Security | Strategic IT Planning on August 4, 2015

An IT audit is an all-encompassing security assessment that involves reviewing and benchmarking multiple areas of your organization to identify any potential risks. All organizations should perform an IT audit annually as part of an overall information security program. [More]

New Manufacturing White Paper: Overcoming the Five Barriers to Business Growth

Posted in Accounting, Audit and Tax | Supply Chain | ERP & CRM Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Technology on July 29, 2015

As manufacturers are thrust into the 21st century, they are focused on overcoming complex issues in order to evolve their business and remain competitive. Sikich conducted a survey to better understand the issues and challenges facing the manufacturing industry and the results were surprising. [More]

Navigate NAV 2015 on Tablets

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology on July 22, 2015

The interesting thing about running a business in 2015 is the growing importance that mobile technology is going to have. All the technology is there to operate a company from anywhere in the world, and ERP systems are making the leap with powerful dashboards at the literal tip of your finger. [More]

6 Pitfalls to Avoid During Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Implementation

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | ERP Software | Technology on July 10, 2015

It’s important to be realistic and understand that your Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation process might not be a perfect transition. Here are some common pitfalls that can come with the implementation of a new system and ways to avoid them. [More]

How Cloudsourcing Can Transform Your IT Solutions

Posted in Technology | Cloud & Hosting Solutions on July 8, 2015

Technology solutions today are abundant, yet many organizations lack teams with the skills required to effectively tap into those solutions, thus failing to reap potential benefits. The rather expensive drive for research and development has eliminated weaker technology organizations, putting a small number of truly high-tech companies in the driver’s seat. [More]

How to Avoid a Manufacturing Costing Collision

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology on July 7, 2015

Manufacturers are often too familiar with the struggles between the shop floor and the back office, particularly when it comes to manufacturing costing. One of the main issues contributing to those challenges is overhead costs, including how they are calculated and the logic behind those calculations. [More]

8 Steps to Performing a Meaningful Risk Assessment

Posted in Technology | Security on June 30, 2015

A risk assessment is one of the most valuable tools available to enable your organization’s leadership and other decision makers to make informed risk decisions on information technology and IT security matters. Unfortunately, many organizations have instituted a risk assessment process in a manner that allows them to “check off” compliance requirements, but does not provide useful information to the organization’s decision makers. [More]

5 Ways to Control Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Implementation

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Technology on June 20, 2015

You have more control than you think when it comes to the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. As an example, one of our clients fast-tracked their implementation process and went live two months early simply by reading the system user guide and being well-prepared prior to the kick-off meeting. [More]

How Repealing the 40-Year Crude Oil Export Ban Could Impact the U.S.

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Oilfield Services | Technology on June 18, 2015

Groundbreaking advances in the oil and gas industry, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, have allowed the United States to produce more crude oil today than ever before. With the dramatic increase in crude production, industry leaders are calling for a lift on the 40-year ban on exporting crude oil. [More]

Inside Track of IT Episode 3: Keys to the Kingdom

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Managed Security | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure on June 5, 2015

If you are an employer who has an employee with all the keys to the digital infrastructure of your business, you are putting yourself at massive risk. With something so vital like a well-run IT department, controlling the keys to the kingdom is something your business needs to think seriously about. [More]

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