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Internet Statistics: How Big is the Internet?

Posted in Technology | IT Infrastructure on August 1, 2014

The enormity of the Internet has always fascinated me. It is difficult to find a single metric that quantifies its size, but nevertheless there are interesting statistics that help one grasp the vastness and pervasiveness of the Internet and related technologies in our society. Here are seven statistics to demonstrate just how vast and pervasive it is. [More]

Construction: Three Cutting-Edge Building Materials of the Future

Posted in Construction | Technology on July 2, 2014

The construction industry has gone through a series of material innovations. For instance, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age set us on the path we are today, and skyscrapers would never have reached such heights without the development of steel. Today, the current buzz is cutting-edge materials only seen in science fiction films, from 4D products to material stronger than Superman to bricks that actually grow. [More]

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]

Are the Tax Tables in Your ERP System Putting You at Risk?

Posted in Tax | ERP & CRM Software | ERP Software | Technology on May 29, 2014

If your accountant came to you tomorrow and asked for reports on the sales and use tax you collected in the last six months, as well as proof that all non-taxed transactions were exempt, would you feel confident responding with the correct information in an “audit-ready” format? Now picture an auditor who is questioning the figures on your sales tax returns for the prior three years. Could you quickly show him a process that proves accuracy? [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]

30 New & Improved Features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring ‘14 Release

Posted in CRM Software | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | Technology on May 23, 2014

We’re excited to introduce you to new services and features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM will include Microsoft Social Listening to help your organization tap into the social conversation and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing to help marketers engage with customers and build sales pipelines. [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]

Top 3 Reasons for Choosing a Microsoft Dynamics Solution

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | ERP Software | Technology | Strategic IT Planning on May 12, 2014

A Microsoft Dynamics ERP software solution is your springboard to continuous improvement as it provides consistency, visibility and reliability across business processes. Here are the top three reasons to choose a Microsoft Dynamics ERP software solution. [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]

Microsoft Dynamics GP: Dynamically Accessing Data Across Multiple Companies

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics GP | Technology | Business Intelligence | Strategic Technology | Technical on April 29, 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]

Will Wireless Electricity Become the New Trend?

Posted in Strategic Advisory | Technology | IT Infrastructure on April 21, 2014

We are almost free of wires. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular service and other radio frequency protocols have made many of our devices wireless, giving us wireless Internet connectivity, video, printers, light controls, garage door openers—the list goes on. There is still one omnipresent wire: we remain tethered to the wall for electricity when batteries are inconvenient or insufficient. What if the delivery of electricity could be wireless? [More]

The Dates are Set: Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2015

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | Microsoft Dynamics CRM | Microsoft Dynamics Convergence | Technology on April 17, 2014

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence2015 will return to Atlanta. Microsoft Dynamics Convergence is the premier event bringing together the Microsoft business community. Convergence 2015 is scheduled for March 16 to 19 [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]



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