Technology

Convergence 2013 Innovates and Inspires

Posted in Technology | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL on March 21, 2013

On the final day of Convergence 2013, Sikich professionals discussed their favorite parts of the conference. [More]

Tech Pros Find Rewarding Discussions at Convergence 2013

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | Technology on March 20, 2013

During sessions and on the exhibit floor, Sikich professionals found rewarding and insightful discussions with other Convergence 2013 attendees. [More]

Convergence 2013 Attendees Learn Valuable Lessons

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | Technology on March 19, 2013

If there is one thing Convergence 2013, the annual user conference for Microsoft Dynamics software, is not lacking this year, it’s informative sessions. And while our technology professionals can’t be in every single session, they have certainly taken many lessons away from presentations and individuals conversations. Today, we asked our consultants:What is one thing you learned today?... [More]

Convergence 2013 Highlights New Technologies

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL | Technology on March 18, 2013

Convergence 2013, the annual user conference for Microsoft Dynamics software, began today for its first day of learning, networking and collaborating. Sikich's professionals have been scouring the exhibit floor for the coolest new technologies, and they're ready to share what they found. [More]

Tech Pros Head to Convergence 2013

Posted in Technology | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Microsoft Dynamics GP | Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Microsoft Dynamics SL on March 17, 2013

Convergence 2013, the annual user conference for Microsoft Dynamics software, begins tomorrow, but many tech pros are already filtering into New Orleans. A week of learning, networking, collaborating and even some fun, this event offers attendees valuable opportunities—from hearing Microsoft’s top executives speak to getting an inside look at the latest Microsoft Dynamics strategies to... [More]

Understand Hacking to Protect Your Business

Posted in Managed IT Services | Technology | IT Infrastructure on March 13, 2013

Malicious hackers have the ability to significantly impact your technology and ultimately, your business—in the most negative way. They find weaknesses in your infrastructure—from computers to your corporate network—and introduce threats such as malware and viruses that can seriously damage your business. Through these threats, hackers have capabilities to destroy your data, stea... [More]

Creating a Strategic IT Plan: 5 Tips to Consider

Posted in Technology | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on February 21, 2013

Creating a strategic IT plan is important, as we noted in a previous blog post. But just knowing that you should create a plan isn't enough—now you need to follow those 10 steps we provided you. Make that process a bit simpler by following these five golden tips. [More]

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Implementation: Lessons Learned

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | ERP Software | Technology on February 15, 2013

The news in the procurement department is mostly good for the Purchase Agreements who withstood our testing (in R1) surprisingly well. We had a few smaller comments that could be easily addressed in a next version. For example, we would like a clear error message when a buyer in master planning is firming a planned purchase order to an agreement that is maxed out. Right now the system silently ign... [More]

How to Create a Strategic IT Plan in 10 Steps

Posted in Technology | IT Consulting | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on February 13, 2013

No one really wants to be in charge of developing a strategic plan for their organization's information technology function, but it's crucial. We have compiled a list of 10 simple steps that will get you closer to the plan you need—a plan that will support the goals of the entire business and help move everyone forward. [More]

Risky Business: 6 Ways to Analyze Your Disparate Technology Systems

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Technology on February 6, 2013

When organizations continue to use disparate or old technology solutions, reaching long-term success—and even just surviving—can be a significant challenge. And with the marketplace still not close to where it was pre-recession, using these solutions can also affect your organization’s ability to adjust as market demands change and keep up with competition. Is there a chance your organization could be falling behind because of disparate systems? Ask yourself these six questions to find out. [More]

Can Printing Lead to the Next Industrial Revolution?

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Technology on January 30, 2013

Is there another Industrial Revolution in process? Can three-dimensional (3-D) printing be the catalyst? 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” takes a digital image and “prints” a 3-D object by laying down successive layers of a material, hence the term “additive manufacturing.” Much manufacturing is currently done using subtractive manufacturing... [More]

Sikich Solutions: What Should My Organization's BYOD Solution Include?

Posted in Technology | IT Infrastructure | Mobility on January 23, 2013

There is a lot of buzz about BYOD out there. Most of it sounds scary—your employee has your enterprise data in his/her pocket. But what do you actually do about it? Take charge of BYOD and learn how to build your total mobility solution. This solution should include: Formal, documented policy on what employees can and cannot do with their mobile devices Endpoint protection SSL VPN Remote wi... [More]

Sikich Solutions: Why Should I Create a Strategic IT Plan?

Posted in Technology | IT Infrastructure | Strategic IT Planning on January 21, 2013

Simply put, your organization needs a strategic IT plan because it will help define business goals, encourage support and move everyone in the organization forward. But let’s step back a minute… The International Data Corporation predicts that worldwide IT spending will reach nearly $630 billion by 2014—that’s a lot of cash! Technology is changing rapidly, and many busines... [More]

CRM: Focus on the Customer, Not the Technology

Posted in CRM Software | Technology on January 17, 2013

William Band, an employee at Forrester, recently wrote a blog post on the top customer relationship management (CRM) trends for 2013. His second trend, “Companies will transform to become experience-driven organizations,” really struck a chord with me. He explains this trend further: “More enlightened companies are defining customer management strategies from the outside in, arti... [More]

Lessons learned: Project manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Posted in ERP & CRM Software | Accounting & ERP Software | Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Tech Tips | Technology on January 3, 2013

As a manufacturing consultant for Engineer-to-Order companies, I've heard the same requirement often: How can I see my production order postings (progress of actual time and actual material) in a Project? This is a basic requirement that theoretically could be addressed with the "consumed" posting type in the project module, where each production order posting creates an immediate Project journal ... [More]



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