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7 Ways the Microsoft Dynamics GP Helps Grow Your Business and Lower IT Costs

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Platform Helps Grow Your Business and Lower IT Costs

Does your growing business need more functionality? Is it costing you too much in IT costs to run your current system? Do you wish there was a better system to run your business? As your business grows, IT budgets must be reconsidered. If your business is growing, then you are likely suffering from higher IT costs. Microsoft Dynamics GP helps your growing business with powerful analysis tools to help your IT team with the flexible and familiar Microsoft platform it needs to take charge of its budget and empower your people.

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Cloud Manufacturing Software Helps Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers Balance Time, Cost, and Quality

3 Ways Cloud Manufacturing Software Helps ETO Manufacturers Solve the Triple Constraint Challenge

Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturers like most manufacturers know the importance of balancing time, cost and quality. Each has its own challenges and striking the balance between the three are critical to maintaining customer satisfaction and increasing profits. In our global competitive economy, it’s essential that manufactures balance these “triple constraints”. Triple constraints is term commonly used to refer to this challenge.

Triple constraints are well known to ETO manufacturers who make highly customized products. Cloud manufacturing software helps avoid compromising one constraint over the other in three critical ways listed below. It’s like finding a great restaurant – a great manufacturer is like a restaurant that has great food, ambiance, and service. It is a challenge for ETO manufacturers to serve their customers with personalized products and services that justify the cost incurred. As a result, the processes may not be cost effective and the profit margins tend to be very low.

Since each product manufactured is unique, the sales team, the engineering team must be coordinated to deliver on the concept of the design variants of the product. Specifications are different, hence various new parts, assemblies and systems are designed each time an order is placed. There are multiple product versions, each with a varied degree of complexity. These products have complex supply chains and high inventory costs which could lead to exorbitant pricing without the best systems in place to track design and development.

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Tags: cloud manufacturing software

How to Perfect Your Collection Calls

Collection calls can take up a huge chunk of accounts receivable time. Between deciding who to call and what you need to say, collection calls are a huge occupier of time but they are an essential task to collecting on invoices. A customer is much more likely to respond and pay after a phone call than they are after an email. Creating a routine and plan for all of your collection calls is the best way to become more efficient at using your collection call time. Below, we've included five tips to help you perfect your collection calls.

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Tags: AR collection automation, AR collection, Accounts Receivable Collection, AR Collections Management

Sage X3 Consultant Tip: Setup SSL to Secure Your Data

Sage X3 Consultant - How to Setup SSL for Extra Security

There's no doubt your company data must be protected by invasion from hackers, ransomware, viruses and other outside threats.  As Sage X3 consultants, we run across companies who are not properly set up.  You would agree that connecting it to the public internet simply for ease of access is a poor idea. Instead, you should use an SSL (secure socket layer) connection with a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority to protect the confidentiality and integrity of company data exchanged online.

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Take Control of Financial Controls Automation Without Requiring IT

Learn How Financial Controls Automation Helps Growing Companies

Technology plays a major role in every industry; however, it’s especially important for companies juggling complex business processes to automate financial controls. Unfortunately, IT teams are often pulled in many directions and may not always have the time to support the accounting team. Take control of financial operations and eliminate dependencies on the IT department by implementing a cloud-based financial management system.

Entertainment and media businesses rely on specialty applications to manage operations and customer projects. IT teams don’t often place accounting needs high on the list of priorities. Frustrated by the lack of support, financial teams resort to their own manual processes and spreadsheets to capture and manage data. Managing financial information separately is risky, creates delays, and puts key data further out of reach forthose that need it. Download “5 Financial Controls Growing Companies Can’t Live Without” to learn how the right technology can support financial processes, without relying on the IT department.

Accelerate Growth, Gain Competitive Edge with Cloud Financial Controls

A cloud financial controls system streamlines data management, saves time and money, and arms leaders with real-time data no matter where they are located or when they are working. Intacct and Adaptive Insights are two powerhouse solutions that streamline data-entry, data-sharing, and reporting processes throughout your organization. Centralizing core data within Intacct and Adaptive Insights offers impressive benefits to both your accounting and IT departments, such as:

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Tags: adaptive insights, competitive advantage, Intacct, Arxis Technology, financial controls, media and entertainment companies, Adaptive Insights Partner, Intacct Premier Partner, cloud-based financial management, entertainment industry, Entertainment Companies Competitive Advantage

Cloud Manufacturing Software Helps Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers Reduce Time-To-Market

Cloud Manufacturing Software for Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers

Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturers make products “made-to-order” that are highly customized. These products are designed to meet the very specific requirements of their customers which challenge the manufacturers to be flexible and responsive with multiple levels of product variants. The customers pay a premium and are mostly the brand owners of the new product design. The details of the design and development process is initiated usually after receiving the order. Product complexity demands an extended design phase so meeting delivery schedules is a common big challenge faced by ETO manufacturers.

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Tags: cloud manufacturing software

7 Reasons Customers Upgrade from Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) to Sage 100c

Outgrowing Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree)? 7 Differences with Sage 50 and Sage 100c

If you are outgrowing Sage 50 because it no longer meets the requirements of your growing business, wh hope this article is helpful. Here are some benefits you will receive when you upgrade to Sage 100c. There are many differences between Sage 50 and Sage 100c. In fact, the two are so different that you can only make a meaningful comparison based on your business goals, not feature/function specifics. There's additional reading in another related article, Why Upgrade to Sage 100c when Outgrowing Sage 50?

When it comes to comparing Sage 50 and Sage 100c, the question to ask is, “Do you simply need basic accounting and inventory management in a single location or do you need an intelligent informational and operational flow across your entire company and supply chain partners?”

Sage 50 is Accounting Software with Limited Capabilities and Sage 100c is Integrated Business Management Platform for Distribution and Manufacturing 

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Tags: outgrowing sage 50, Sage 100c

New Functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Explained with Product Guide

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Product Guide

Existing customers and business considering Microsoft Dynamics NAV get a good look under the hood with this comprehensive 37-page product guide for the new 2017 release. The new features offer the robust power of Enterprise level functionality for Small to Mid-Sized Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing companies. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 comes with a wide set of benefits including new ERP functionality in mobility, business insights and cloud services which provide some great opportunities for deployment and enhancing business productivity within the organization.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 is another example of Microsoft’s continued commitment to improve the value of this robust Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) solution. As Dynamics NAV continues to be enhanced it’s also quick to implement, easy to use and has the power to support your business growth and future requirements. One key to success for Dynamics NAV 2017 is integration and simplicity. This latest ERP solution offers significant enhancements to the core application, as well as deeper integration with Office 365 and Power BI.

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Two Industry Experts Give 5 Specific Steps to ERP Selection and Implementation

Your company has decided that the time has come to purchase a new or updated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. That’s great, because you realize that a peak performance ERP can help your business compete effectively and will enable you to manage the growth that is sure to come with success. You also realize that the right solution will help you better meet the needs of your customers and your team. However, you may be worried that implementing a new system, regardless of the benefits to your business, may prove disruptive to your ongoing business processes. And what if the implementation fails or your teams refuse to adopt the new technology?

Dave Turbide, a consultant and educator specializing in the needs and challenges of mid-sized businesses, and Ray Rebello, Director of Product Marketing at Acumatica, have put together a Whitepaper with five steps outlining how you can successfully choose and implement your ERP solution.

Download now Get it Right or Pay the Price: A 5-Step Process for ERP Selection and Implementation.

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Tags: ERP Selection, ERP Implementation Strategies

3 Ways Microsoft Dynamics SL Multi-Company Helps Your Growing Business

Microsoft Dynamics SL Multi-Company

As a growing business, it’s important to find innovative ways for you and your employees to streamline operations and work more effectively. Microsoft Dynamics SL customers appreciate the long-term value with a solution that is easy to adapt to your unique business processes and evolve with you as your business meets new challenges.

In addition to the robust functionality within Dynamics SL, customers also benefit from the broad network of integrated solutions by 3rd party developers / independent software vendors (ISVs), and the Microsoft technology that you already use in your organization. Comprehensive out-of-the box features and quick, customizable options to get you up and running fast and affordably.

Microsoft Dynamics SL Multi-Company module extends the powerful financial management capabilities to meet the changing needs of your organization.

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