Insights 2018-05-18T10:34:43+00:00

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Microlearning – What It Is and How to Implement It in the Construction Industry

September 19th, 2018|Tips & Tricks|

Intended to provide workers with constant opportunities to learn and train in concise, effective sessions no matter their location or the time of day, microlearning has become a successful tool for educating employees. Microlearning is a concept founded on the idea

Sikich Series on Tax Reform: The Tax Reform Act and How It Affects Business Succession Planning

September 13th, 2018|Tax|

Many business owners are considering the impact of tax reform on their organizations. Deciding what changes to make—if any—can present challenges. Common questions revolve around choice of business entity and the 20% pass-through deduction. As these questions come up or as business owners start planning for tax season,

5 Ways to Transform All Aspects of your Business

September 12th, 2018|Corporate Development|

With our Business Transformation Conference quickly approaching, we decided to dive deep into the topic of transforming all aspects of a business. From digital transformation to workforce value, we analyze the critical ways to give your operation a makeover.  1. Technology–Keep Embracing It   Just when

Sikich Series on Tax Reform: Tax Reform 2.0 – Ways and Means Committee Releases Details of Plan

September 11th, 2018|Audit and Tax, Tax|

Many taxpayers and tax advisors are still digesting last year’s comprehensive tax reform bill, but Congress is set to begin its next round of tax legislation. Dubbed “Tax Reform 2.0,” the proposal was unveiled on September 10, 2018 by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady. This proposed legislation is much smaller

Citrix Universal Print Server Guide for XenApp Deployment

September 11th, 2018|Technology, Tips & Tricks|

It is important to take into consideration your printing environment when designing a Citrix XenApp deployment. Installing native (manufacturer provided) printer drivers can create an unstable XenApp environment and also be an administrative headache. This is especially true for larger

Sikich Series on Business Succession Planning: The Power of Mentoring – Unite Business Plan with Succession Plan

September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The owners of many companies launch their enterprises with a business plan, a written document outlining the company’s strategic objectives and practical means of accomplishing them. Likewise, many owners leave their businesses via a succession plan, a written document detailing how the company’s ownership should transition.  Often,

Create a Win-Win-Win with an Editorial Roundtable

September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Well-written news releases, bylined articles and creative and aggressive story pitching are tried-and-true methods public relations professionals employ to generate positive media coverage for clients. But sometimes, veering ever so slightly off the traditional media relations course can pay significant

Illinois Expands Workplace Protections for Nursing Mothers

September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill amending the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (the “Act”) on August 21, 2018. This bill expands the protections for employees needing to express breast milk in the workplace. Some significant changes

What You Should Know Now About the Skype for Business to Teams Transition

September 5th, 2018|Technology|

Microsoft has been rolling new features to Teams at a rapid pace. The transition from Skype for Business Online to Teams is going to quickly follow. Microsoft is considering Teams at feature parity for many of Skype for Business Online

Top 3 Marketing Essentials for Manufacturing Companies

September 5th, 2018|Manufacturing, Marketing, SEO, Web Design|

Why Marketing is Important in Manufacturing Manufacturing is creative, evolving, and more nimble than ever. Manufacturers create and build what we see, touch, and use daily; making our lives easier by producing just about anything and everything we dream

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming NetSuite 2018.2 Update

September 4th, 2018|NetSuite, Technology|

As a NetSuite user, you are probably aware of the upcoming 2018.2 NetSuite update, but may not know exactly how it will influence your system. As usual, this semi-annual release will provide users with improved functionality throughout their system and

One Manufacturing Company’s Success Story Upgrading from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365

August 29th, 2018|Case Study, Cloud, Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology|

One of our clients is a manufacturer of complex, advanced machinery. Each product is unique—researched, developed, and manufactured to meet each customer’s specific needs. The company also provides installation and maintenance services. In this specialized industry niche, where intellectual property

How to Make the NetSuite Global Search Feature Do the Work for You

August 27th, 2018|NetSuite, Tips & Tricks|

NetSuite is such a robust system that often, it can become daunting to find particular pages or records quickly and easily. Rather than spending time searching through the drop-down menus, use the global search to find what you are looking

Sikich Series on Tax Reform: IRS Releases Guidance for Tax-Exempt Organizations on New UBIT Rules for Separate Trades or Businesses

August 22nd, 2018|Audit and Tax, Not-for-Profit, Tax|

The focus on last year’s “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” (“TCJA”) was on business tax matters. There were, however, also several significant changes impacting Exempt Organizations (“EO”). One such change involved the tax treatment for an exempt organization involving

What Is Mobile Phone Tabnabbing and How Can I Prevent It?

August 22nd, 2018|Security, Technology|

Tabnabbing is a type of social engineering attack where a hacker replaces the contents of a dormant browser tab with a spoofed website intended to collect passwords or other sensitive information. This article will demonstrate how TabNabbing works and show

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