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Microsoft Dynamics GP Helps Small Businesses Deliver

ERP solutions safeguard small businesses against tiny mistakes that can lead to huge detrimental effects.

ERP solutions safeguard small businesses against tiny mistakes that can lead to huge detrimental effects. Microsoft Dynamics GP creates centralized datasets with automatic functionality. The business software not only creates warnings that prevent inaccurate information entry, but workflow features remind users when it's time to update critical account details.

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP, Business trends

Sage Consultant Reviews: Where Can I Get Help for My Sage Software?

Sage Consultant Answers a Popular Question: What Self-Help Resources are Available to Me?

As a Sage consulting and IT firm, we get a lot of questions from our customers and are more than happy to help not only with everyday question but with comple xplanning and business process evaluation and improvement. Since there are many of our customers who like to be self-sufficient whenever possible, I thought it would help to review where you can get some self-help for your Sage applications.  There are a variety of reasons you may need help. Some of your questions many need an experienced consultant like us and some may already be answered by other customers having the same issue.  Whether you own a Sage ERP solution, Sage CRM or Sage HMRS, we hope this article is helpful for the next time you seek answers.

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Tags: Sage consultant, Sage software help

5 Steps to Retail Compliance Requirements : Part 1

retail_compliance_regulations.jpg5 Ways to Master Retail Compliance Requirements

Suppliers to large retailers struggle to avoid chargebacks  due to some form of non-compliance such as an incorrect ASN, for example. Don’t let chargebacks lower your profit margins or negatively impact your scorecard performance with your most strategic accounts.

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Tags: retail compliance requirements, compliance requirements

How to Make Sage 100 Accounts Receivable Invoice Adjustments

Question: How and when is it appropriate to make an Accounts Receivable invoice adjustments in Sage 100?

As a Sage 100 consultant, I wanted to share an answer to a question I occasionally get from our Sage 100  (formerly Sage MAS90) customers about how do I do an adjust an Accounts Receivable Invoice entry. Also, when is it appropriate to make adjustments?

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Tags: Sage 100 Consultant, Sage 100 AR

Sage X3 Consultant Tips on Creating Work Orders for each Sales Order

Sage X3 Consultant: How do I Create Work Orders for each Sales Order?

As a Sage X3 consultant that works to help many Made to Order manufacturing companies using Sage X3, it’s a common to get the question on how to generate a work order for every sales order. This is especially true for some of our valued customers in the food industry who produce their products to fulfill both distributor orders and end users orders by Order to Order management. In this example, Sage X3 is a great solution since  you can configure the management mode in Product Categories or Products to issue Work Order Suggestions using ‘Available Stock’ or ‘By order’ when running MRP (Materials Requirements Planning).

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Tags: Sage X3 consultant

3 Ways an ERP Manager Helps You Know Who's on First

Who’s Your ERP Manager? Every ERP Investment Needs a Coach

Growing businesses invest in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions to bring together the separate parts of the company into one integrated system.  This integration of data allows business owners and managers make smart decisions and empowers employees with access to data to better serve your customers.   If you already invested in an ERP system, you are ahead of the game.  Whether you already have an ERP system or are considering making the investment in a new ERP system, don’t leave out one essential player – the ERP manager.

If you don’t have anyone in charge of managing the ERP system, you might fall prey to one big ERP mistake which sounds similar to the 1930's classic Abbot & Costello skit called "Who's On First?"  You can listen to this classic comedy routine HERE. The point is to ask the question, "In your company who is the person in charge of managing the long & short term goals of your ERP system?"  More importantly, are you set up to get the most out of your ERP investment?  If your company doesn't have a CTO or CFO, your employees may expect those "big picture" management decisions to come from you. Even if you are the CFO or CTO and it is your responsibility, have you thought much of it?  If you aren’t hearing complaints, then you likely aren’t even thinking about it.  Here are 3 management considerations to think about regarding your ERP, even if you aren't suffering immediate pain from it.

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Tags: erp manager

Cloud ERP Consultant Reviews 4 Big Benefits

Cloud ERP Consultant - What Are the Benefits of Cloud ERP? 

Today, companies have a variety of deployment options for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, as with most significant technology advances, there are now more benefits that were not previously available for companies. One of the benefits associated with Cloud ERP deployment is the cost savings associated with reduced maintenance requirements. Most businesses are already using a variety of cloud based applications for day to day processes. The benefit of moving to the cloud is the integration between these databases. Let’s look into the benefits of Cloud ERP with Microsoft’s Azure SQL and how Dynamics NAV 2016 ERP customers can take advantage of moving their business to the cloud.
How Cloud ERP works with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

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Tags: Cloud ERP, Cloud ERP consultants

How to Increase Your Bottom Line with Technology

Global enterprises have, for many years, managed human resources, inventory, manufacturing, shipping, and other business functions with sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. In recent years, that technology has become more effective and more affordable for small and mid-sized businesses with smaller technology budgets.

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Tags: increase your bottom line, increase profis with technology

Flawless ERP Implementation in 6 Steps

Around almost any corner of the internet there lurks hundreds of articles proclaiming the "ERP failure". There is no reason to fear ERP implementation, however. In a majority of the cases where a company failed at their implementation process, there was most likely a huge mistake they made. Whether that mistake was in their software choice or the end process of going live, there are a few core do's and don'ts for ERP implementation.

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Tags: ERP IMPLEMENTATION FAILURE, erp implementation

8 ERP Reporting Benefits of Ad-Hoc Query and  Analysis

In order to translate all the data and information available in your business to make informed decisions and have access to data that helps with forward thinking insight, growing businesses need robust analytic tools.  This insight is essential to make smart decisions to change the direction of a negative trend or take advantage of a positive trend. Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers business owners and managers simple but powerful analysis and report¬ing tools that are intuitive enough to be created and modified on the fly. This puts power in the hands of the decision makers to dig into the data and enable this kind detailed and high level of business intelligence of past and current activities and trends. Here are many examples of Ad-Hoc Query and Analysis Business Intelligence features in Dynamics NAV include the following benefits to help increase decision making power.

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Tags: ERP business intelligence, Dynamics Business Intelligence, ERP reporting

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