Technology

Broaden Your Business Intelligence Horizon

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Accounting & ERP Software | Government | Healthcare | Manufacturing & Distribution | Not-for-Profit | Oilfield Services | Technology | Business Intelligence | Strategic Technology on December 19, 2014

Prior to the microscope, physicians could only diagnose what they could see while coupling it with the empirical evidence of their careers. They were right sometimes, mystified at other times and just plain dead wrong often. When the microscope was invented, the amount of data available to medical professionals (if we could call them that in the 16th century) exploded. [More]

4 Trends That Will Define Manufacturing in 2015

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology on December 18, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we look ahead to some of the emerging trends that may present more challenges in 2015, but may also offer significant opportunities for the U.S. manufacturing industry. [More]

Will Your IT Infrastructure be on the Chopping Block When Ties are Severed with Windows Server 2003?

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | Government | Healthcare | Managed Services | Managed IT Services | Manufacturing & Distribution | Real Estate | Retail | Technology on December 16, 2014

On July 14, 2015, support to Windows Server 2003 will officially come to an end. If your business is still running one of these configurations, there will be an immediate and major security risk to your data. [More]

Put Your Data into High-Gear with Smarter Decisions Using Business Intelligence

Posted in Agriculture | Construction | ERP & CRM Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Oilfield Services | Professional Services | Technology | Mobility on November 24, 2014

If you haven’t heard about Business Intelligence (also defined as BI) yet, prepare to hear a lot about this hot topic for businesses. [More]

Why You Should Run Your Business Like a Fighter Pilot Runs a Cockpit

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | Business Intelligence | IT Consulting on October 31, 2014

We should run our businesses just like a fighter pilot run a cockpit. And just as the fighter pilot, we need solid technology to help us. [More]

GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit Recap

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | ERP Software | Technology on October 21, 2014

It was an amazing week in St. Louis for the GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit. So many people came together, from all over the world, to participate in an event that was booked wall-to-wall with everything Microsoft Dynamics. Sikich had a booth in the GPUG section of the event where our theme was #ElevateTech. [More]

GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit 2014 - Day 4

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | ERP Software | Technology on October 17, 2014

What an incredible week the GPUG, NAVUG and AXUG Summit has been! The sessions, announcements and good company has added electricity to the event that feels tangible. Sadly, today means the event is winding down for another year, but we are going full-steam to the finish line. [More]

GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit 2014 - Day 3

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Technology on October 16, 2014

There was a lot of excitement on day two, but the GPUG, NAVUG and AXUG Summit hasn't stopped yet. There will be more sessions today with a continued focus on sharing all the latest and greatest tips, learnings and development in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP products. [More]

GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit 2014 - Day 2

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Technology on October 15, 2014

The second day at the major Microsoft Dynamics User Group Summit is well underway. The energy is high, the booths are buzzing with electricity and the people are excited at every corner. [More]

Hello GPUG, NAVUG, CRMUG and AXUG Summit 2014

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | ERP Software | Technology on October 14, 2014

Part of what is exciting about the Dynamics ERP systems are the vibrant communities that surround them. The proof is in St. Louis this year with the biggest User Group Summit yet of developers, vendors and consultants ready to share knowledge and trade best practices. [More]

The Critical Things You Need to Know About Responsive Websites

Posted in Marketing | Digital | Identity & Branding | Web Design and Development | Tech Tips | Technology on October 7, 2014

If your website isn’t responsively designed, you might as well have a website from 1999, complete with dancing hamsters. The definition of a responsive website can get really technical, but the concept is simple. It is a site that can resize and reshape itself depending on the size of the screen or device a visitor is using. When your site is non-responsive, you are essentially trying to take a billboard and cram it in an envelope. [More]

Tech M&A Deals: Valuing Uber

Posted in Business Valuation | Technology on September 19, 2014

Late last year, in a piece posted to Sikich’s blog, we analyzed Uber, a technology company that connects riders with drivers. [More]

New White Paper: Making the Right ERP Decisions

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Technology on September 5, 2014

When it comes to choosing an solution for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, the possibilities can seem endless. The reason is there is an ERP system for every kind of business and what could work for one company, might not work for the other. Taking the time to consider the proper solution shouldn't be done lightly. [More]

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Social Listening for Oil and Gas

Posted in Marketing | CRM Software | Technology on August 11, 2014

Social media is transforming the business-to-customer relationship. With social media monitoring, oil and gas companies can respond to customers via social channels, develop a voice in the industry, and get a bigger picture of where customers and competitors are headed. To meet the needs of today’s businesses, Microsoft released Microsoft Dynamics CRM with Social Listening & Analysis.&nb... [More]

Can You Trust Your Management Reporter Data Mart?

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics GP | ERP Software | Technology on August 7, 2014

Microsoft initially released Management Reporter (MR) in 2010. It was built on the pillar of security, was x64 compatible and provided a similar user experience to FRx―albeit with a more stable, modern, SQL-based architecture. Since its initial release, Microsoft has revamped and significantly improved MR. In May 2014, Microsoft released the latest service pack for MR known as Cumulative Update 9 (CU9). [More]



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