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Common GPO Settings for all Windows 2016 RDS Server Deployments

March 29th, 2019|Information Technology, Technology|

When setting up a Windows 2016 RDS (Remote Desktop Server), there are a few GPO (Group Policy Object) settings I commonly define for all deployments. This group of settings helps make it difficult for users to get into administrative applications,

Correcting Errors in 401(k) Plan Employee Deferral Elections

March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to correct a frequent error: not withholding the proper amount of 401(k) deferrals  Administering a 401(k) plan can be complicated and challenging, creating the opportunity for errors to occur. One of the most frequent errors encountered is not

Security Considerations for the Internet of Things (IoT)

March 22nd, 2019|Industry 4.0, Information Technology, Technology|

Nowadays, you can use your smart phone to lock your front door from anywhere. And that door can have a doorbell that lets you see who’s at your home, even if you’re not. Perhaps you’re at the grocery store checking

Sikich Series on Tax Reform: Accounting Method Opportunities for Small Businesses in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

March 21st, 2019|Tax|

Small business taxpayers should explore these new accounting methods When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted in December 2017, much of the attention focused on the tax rate reductions, enhanced write offs for capital expenditures, and

New Microsoft Teams Features Promised Make Teams More Appealing Than Its Competitors

March 21st, 2019|Information Technology, Technology|

Enterprise Connect 2019 is in full swing this week, with Microsoft providing a keynote speech. Their big focus was on Microsoft Teams, and the tech giant has big plans for how it can improve efficiency and office engagement. The company

Attention Grantees and State Agencies in Illinois: What is GATA and How Does It Affect You?

March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

An overview of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) was established with goals of eliminating duplicative grant requirements and lessening administrative burdens, while at the same time, improving accountability and transparency.

NetSuite introduces Copy to Account Feature in 2019.1 Update

March 20th, 2019|NetSuite, Technology|

There are several new features rolling out with NetSuite’s 2019.1 update. One of the most exciting is the Copy to Account feature. The Copy to Account feature is part of the SuiteCloud Development Framework updates in this latest release of

Vendor Bidding in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

March 19th, 2019|Dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Technology|

In D365 for Finance and Operations we now have a separate module called “Vendor Collaboration.” As you can see, it contains four workspaces now! The latest addition to Vendor Collaboration is the Vendor Bidding workspace, which we're going to cover here.

How to Document Your Family Medical Leave Policy to Be Eligible for the Tax Credit Introduced in 2018

March 13th, 2019|Human Resources, Tax|

The 2017 Congressional Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a tax act that may have federal tax credit implications for your organization The recent “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” offers many changes that impact businesses of all sizes in all industries.

SonicWALL – Capture Advanced Threat Protection

March 11th, 2019|Information Technology, Technology|

Security within the IT infrastructure requires a proactive approach. Every day, more threats and malware that can destroy your business are discovered -- how can you best protect yourself? With a Next-Generation firewall from Sikich and our partner, SonicWALL. SonicWALL has

Top 5 Reasons You Need Better Data Visualization With Power BI

March 5th, 2019|Power BI, Technology|

We've written on several occasions about the usefulness and the incredible efficiency that Power BI can bring to your Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems. This powerful tool can show anyone in the organization, anywhere, virtually any insight one would want to

Reverse Transactions in D365: How to Undo Major Transactions

March 4th, 2019|Dynamics 365, Technology, Tips & Tricks|

No business can avoid the need to sometimes reverse major transactions. Since Advanced Warehousing was added to the system, the reversal of transactions has become more involved, but it is possible. For completeness, we will also cover reversing a transaction

Microsoft Azure Case Study: Cornwell Quality Tools

March 1st, 2019|Azure, Case Study, Information Technology, Technology|

Cornwell Quality Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive hand tools. Entering their 100th year, it’s clear they are on top of the game in their industry. Mickey Charlton, IT Director, has been with Cornwell for 35 of them.

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