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How Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) Empower Organizations

CEOs like to set goals—attract top-tier employees, expand globally and increase sales by 20%. You know the drill. Identifying goals answers the “What do we want to accomplish?” question. But it leaves many more open, such as “How will we go about...
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Bridge to the Cloud 2 Promotion: Moving From Dynamics On-Premises to Dynamics 365 Online

On January 1, 2023, Microsoft launched the Bridge to the Cloud 2 promotion to support Dynamics Price List (DPL) customers moving from Dynamics on-premises to Dynamics 365 online.
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How to Build NetSuite Reports

For an accurate view of your organization, you need reporting capabilities that provide real-time visibility into company operational and financial performance across all business functions.
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What’s New in Sage 300 2023

Sage 300 2023 is now available! Here’s a look at some of the top new features that span security, web screens, CRM integration and more.
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How to Know When to Upgrade Your Accounting System

Regardless of whether your organization has seen symptoms of outgrowing your current accounting system, it’s important that you know what to look for in a more powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and if and when to make the transition.
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Survey: 90% of CFOs Will Use Automation, AI and Fintech By 2024

Largely because of the pandemic, reliance on technology as a business differentiator has progressed in the past two years at a pace that would otherwise have taken a decade or more to reach. Customers are rapidly shifting their buying to ecommerce,...
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The Latest Trends in Cyber Security and Compliance

With the cyber landscape constantly changing, your organization must be alert to today’s biggest threats and what’s on the horizon. You don’t want to face an uphill battle responding to a cyberattack when you could’ve taken proactive measures to keep...
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See Yourself in Cyber: Best Practices for Cyber Security Awareness Month

What have you been up to this October? When you think about the month, a lot comes to mind. But aside from the pumpkins, Halloween and your favorite seasonal beverage, it’s important to remember that October is cyber security awareness month. This month...
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Four Strategies to Safeguard Against Emerging Cyber Threats

Cyber security breaches have consistently been on the rise. Hackers are developing new and complex strategies to access your sensitive information. If it doesn’t work the first time, they’re sure to try again.
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How to Set Up Email Delivery in Sage 300

If you’re looking to automate email invoice delivery to your customers and vendors, you’re in luck! With the release of Sage 300 2022.2, you can now email documents using Microsoft 365.
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Don’t Wait to Update: Apple Security Vulnerabilities

Apple released an emergency software update, iOS 15.6.1, in response to security vulnerabilities in certain versions of their devices, including iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The vulnerabilities would open the opportunity for a hacker to have full...
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Balance Supply and Demand Throughout Your Supply Chain

Managing the supply chain for your business means ensuring you balance the right combination of cost control, accurate lead times, inventory and service level.
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Establishing an Expense Report Policy in NetSuite

For any organization with staff members reporting expenses, you need to establish policies to clearly lay out what kinds of costs are reimbursable. With expense report policies in place, you can ensure your employees are on the same page while...
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Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2: What’s Included and How to Prepare

From October 2022 to March 2023, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will be updated with new functionalities included in the 2022 release wave 2. The highlights of the release include rebranded terminology, enhanced bank reconciliation, improvements...
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Accounts Payable Automation for NetSuite and Other ERP Systems

A powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is central to optimizing operations across roles and departments. However, ERPs don’t automate accounts payable (AP) processes. AP is consistently ranked by financial executives as the single most...
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Nine Ways Businesses Can Minimize the Impact of Inflation

There’s no doubt we’re experiencing massive inflation, and with that comes more pressure on your business and its bottom line. The inflation rate jumped to 7% in 2021, and in a recent Conference Board survey of a group of 900 CEOs, 55% said they expect...
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Advantages of Payment Acceptance Platform Integration in Business Central

A payment acceptance platform can provide a great deal of value if you’re looking to automate your business’s accounts receivable (AR) processes.
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Simplify Payment Acceptance in NetSuite With SuitePayments

Providing digital payment options like credit cards and automated clearing house (ACH) payments can increase sales and improve cash flow. However, working with multiple payment processing systems can create challenges for your sales, order management and...
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Sage 300 2022.2: Enhanced Security, Passwords and Documents

The second product update for Sage 300 2022 (version 2022.2) is now available and includes new security features.
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Process Improvement: Why It’s Important For Your Organization

Are your current business processes in need of an update? Even if your workflows are tried and true, switching to more efficient operations increases productivity and saves you from unnecessary costs. If you’re not considering how to innovate your...
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Quickly Go Live on NetSuite With SuiteSuccess Starter Edition

Efficiency is key to the success of small and rapidly growing organizations. With NetSuite, you can maintain that momentum with the ability to manage all aspects of your organization in a single system. NetSuite SuiteSuccess Starter Edition is designed...
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Effective Project Accounting for Service Businesses

The success of a project in a service business depends on accurate time and expense inputs, billing rules, workflows and processes. Inaccuracies introduce billing errors and these mistakes damage customer relationships, impact your reputation and put...
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Unifying Financials and Inventory: Why Fashion Companies Are Moving From QuickBooks to NetSuite

As a starter system for fashion companies, QuickBooks is a logical and economical choice. QuickBooks provides the basic functionality any fashion business needs in a financial management system—managing a company’s chart of accounts and its relationships...
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Improve Workflows With SuiteFlow in NetSuite

When people think of workflows in an ERP system, they generally think about approval workflows. However, NetSuite’s workflow management system, SuiteFlow, extends that definition by allowing your ERP system to work smarter for you.
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Prioritizing Cyber Security in the Wake of Disaster

The conflict in Ukraine should serve as a reminder to review your cyber security, backup/disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Forbes reported that “immediately after the conflict broke out, suspected Russian-sourced cyberattacks were observed...
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The Benefits and Magic of Virtualization 2.0

Back in January of 2017, I wrote a blog post called “The Benefits and Magic of Virtualization for your Organization’s Computer Network.” Over five years have gone by, and since then, a lot has changed. We’ve been through a pandemic that pushed a lot of...
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Five Signs That Your Manufacturing Business Needs to Update Current Systems

Over the years, small to midsized manufacturing companies have pieced together multiple applications to run their operations, from accounting to order fulfillment, to sales and marketing. This infrastructure lacks many capabilities, limits visibility...
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What Goes Into NetSuite Pricing

If you’re considering transitioning to NetSuite, it’s important to set expectations and understand what the overall cost will be to your organization. You need to know how each aspect of the software is priced and what goes into the bottom line.
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Improvements to Sage 300 Web Screens and Order Entry

The first product update for Sage 300 Version 2022 (2022 R1) is now available. Let’s look at the enhancements added in this latest software release and how you can take advantage of these features.
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Nonprofit Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud

For nonprofit organizations, financial sustainability is built upon the timely review and reporting of financial activities to constituents. With the increasing need to accurately measure outcomes, rising donor expectations and massive changes in the...
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Manage Multi-National Operations with NetSuite OneWorld

In the global market, businesses must be data driven, innovative and able to scale rapidly in response to changing market dynamics and customer demands. When operating internationally, your business needs a solution that allows you to execute at a global...
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SuiteAnswers: Easily Find Information On Any NetSuite Topic

One of the most helpful features of NetSuite is SuiteAnswers. SuiteAnswers gives users the ability to easily find information while working within the NetSuite ERP application through a knowledgebase of support articles, help topics, training videos,...
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The One Big Thing that Will Make or Break Your ERP Implementation

As a seasoned consultant, I have zero tolerance for an ERP system that isn’t helping you or your business. That’s why it’s essential to build the perfect ERP system that meets your needs from the get-go. How does that happen? Communication BEFORE the...
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What Does a New ERP Implementation Look Like?

I see every new ERP implementation as a challenge to find the best possible solution. No matter how many times I install accounting software, I always learn something new. My favorite part of an ERP system implementation is gathering more knowledge to...
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The Top Cyber Threats for 2022 and How to Protect Your Organization

Bad actors have too many methods to take advantage of vulnerable organizations, and they’re getting more sophisticated with time. That’s why it’s imperative that your organization is aware of potential cyber threats and has the right measures in place to...
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Leading Practices for Nonprofits to Improve Operational Performance

There’s no question that nonprofit organizations have faced countless challenges over the course of the past two years. As the need for your important efforts escalates, your organization has to keep up. Couple that need with a technology infrastructure...
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Quick Guide: Adopting Mobile Scanning for Manufacturers and Distributors

Even though barcodes are easy to create, only about half of businesses are using mobile scanners in their warehouses and fulfillment centers today. For small businesses, it may seem like something to strive for when they’re bigger. The reality is that...
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Go Beyond Spreadsheets to Grow Your Service Business

Service businesses of any size often face similar challenges in their pursuit of growth. Whether scaling from a start-up or a mid-sized business, there are impediments to growth both inside and outside the organization.
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Leading Practices and Processes for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories Businesses

As the pace of change in business accelerates—especially for those still relying on aged, on-premise ERP systems—apparel, footwear and accessories (AFA) companies are struggling to keep up. Coupled with the current state of labor shortages and issues...
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The Log4j Vulnerability and What You Should Know

At this point, you’ve likely heard about the Apache Log4j vulnerability and the severity of the issue. With all of the buzz around the security flaw, you need to know what exactly the threat is and who it potentially affects.
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Process Optimization for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories Companies

Apparel, footwear and accessories (AFA) companies operate as manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers. Since your business is wearing many different hats, you need one solution that can accommodate the complexities of servicing multiple...
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Case Study: A Nonprofit’s Switch from QuickBooks Online to NetSuite

Baltimore Youth Cycling (BYC) is a nonprofit that introduces kids to bike racing and develops junior bike racers through their road and cyclocross racing programs. BYC is 100% volunteer-run and relies on electronic systems to keep their operations...
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Expense Reporting With NetSuite’s Mobile App and Employee Center Role

Expense reports are essential to monitoring spending and tracking the costs incurred from your business operations. Whether they’re monthly, long term or recurring, it's important to analyze this information to get a clear view of your organization’s...
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Cyber Monday: 5 Tips To Keep You Safe This Online Shopping Season

With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to look out for while doing your online shopping. In recent years, online shopping has grown exponentially in comparison to shopping in-person - and bad actors are aware...
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The Latest Technology Trends for Nonprofit Infrastructure

You don’t want to be the last in line when it comes to modernizing your organization’s processes. Staying up-to-speed with what is on the horizon allows your nonprofit to master and measure mission impact effectively. Infrastructure needs are changing...
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Run All Your Organization’s Processes In One System With NetSuite

If you’re relying on separate systems to execute your organization’s essential functions, chances are you’ve been faced with challenges regarding information accessibility, accuracy, consistency and so forth. It might seem like these challenges are a...
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How to Make Your Home More Cyber Secure

Be it your doorbell, thermostat, garage door or even the new coffee maker, your home likely has several devices and appliances that connect to the internet. It may seem like this capability is an added benefit of these items to modernize your space and...
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Migrating from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

With growing demand and the push to modernize processes, many businesses are opting to ditch their in-house servers and move their ERP systems to cloud or hosted services. There are many benefits to making this change including reduced IT costs,...
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How to Better Manage Your Procurement Process with NetSuite

Your business must be prepped with the supplies it needs in order to operate. For that reason, having a reliable procurement process is essential for your business’s success. While going through the procurement process, you need to establish and maintain...
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Tips and Tricks for Cyber Security Awareness Month

It’s October and that means one thing. Well, it actually means a few things: Halloween, hayrides, pumpkins and spice and everything else that’s nice. But October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s...
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Password Managers for Families

We live in a digital age with usernames, passwords, biometric logins and so much more. Like it or not, it’s here to stay. But having all these passwords can be confusing and frustrating. How do you keep track of them all? And how do you make sure they’re...
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Managing Inventory for Service Businesses

Although inventory plays a different role than in other industries, it is no less significant to running your service business. The quality of your services and the satisfaction of your customers depend on the materials your business uses to get the job...
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Quick Guide: Managing Technology for Your Business’ Remote Workforce

When a business has employees who work remotely in any capacity, network access and communication between employees and customers becomes even more essential. As more businesses acclimate to a remote setup, it’s important to make sure you’re fully...
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Supply Planning for Manufacturers and Distributors

Balancing supply and demand in your manufacturing or distribution business is a delicate process. Both an art and a science, good supply planning ensures that your business has the right combination of cost control, lead times and service level. Supply...
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What’s Included In the New Sage 300 Web Screens?

With any update to your ERP system, it’s important to understand how to take full advantage of new capabilities. You may have noticed that each new release of Sage 300 features new web screens. But you might still be wondering what web screens are and...
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How to Measure Outcomes That Deliver Mission Impact in Nonprofits

Accurately assessing and reporting the results of your work is critical to determining your nonprofit’s impact. How else can you tell if funding is being used appropriately or if your organization is accomplishing its goals? Clear methods of gathering...
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What’s Included In the New WatchGuard EPDR

When thinking about anti-malware products, most people think Norton, McAfee, Webroot, Trend Micro and so on, but not too many people think of WatchGuard. Don’t they just make firewalls? Actually, that’s no longer the case. For years, WatchGuard has had...
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How to Gain Real-Time Visibility and Transparency in Your Finances Using SuiteBilling

If you’re in the service business industry, having real-time visibility and transparency in your finances is critical. As your business moves to the cloud, you may be wondering how you could streamline your billing process to make the experience...
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Paying Ransom On a Ransomware Attack Is Illegal

What would be your first reaction if your business got hit with a ransomware attack? Many business owners would jump to pay the ransom, as it seems like the quickest and most painless way to get operations back to normal.
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3 Ways Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors Can Enhance Their Warehouse Management

If you’re a manufacturer or wholesale distributor, you’re most likely looking to increase labor productivity, reduce handling time and optimize space utilization. This can be a daunting task unless you have a tool in place that gives you a 360-degree...
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All-in-One Software for Better Nonprofit Management

Finance and fundraising departments meet and greet at each transaction. Fundraising connects the transaction to an organization, a household or an individual—and further—needs to track and report on marketing data associated with the transaction....
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Windows 365 vs Azure VDI: What’s the Difference?

Adopting a new technology tool can sometimes feel like more trouble than it’s worth because of the steep learning curve. It’d be nice if everything you already knew how to use was simply ushered into the next tool. You’re used to current workflows, but...
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How to Unite Development and Finance Teams for Nonprofit Organizations

Different departments have different priorities. Misalignment between a nonprofit’s departments can wreak havoc in the board room and cause disruptions in key areas of the organization. Integrating information is essential for your fundraising and...
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How NetSuite Ticks All the Boxes for Wholesale Distributors

On-premise legacy systems and tools, box store relationships and simple processes. For generations, companies in the wholesale distribution industry had everything they needed within their facilities and existing networks to keep things running and their...
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Enable Economic Independence with NetSuite Revenue Management

With the globalization of business, you’ll want a source of dependable revenue management to avoid economic mishaps in your service organization. Raise your hand if you use multiple spreadsheets to track financial data. You’re not alone. In this day and...
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Fend Off Cyberattacks With Webroot Evasion Shield

Business owners continue to learn the importance of going on the offensive to fend off cyberattacks. Unfortunately, many learn the hard away—after they’ve experienced a costly attack. With a slew of cyber security products hitting the market over the...
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How NetSuite Helps Manufacturers Improve Quality Management

Designing, manufacturing, distributing and selling a high-quality product doesn’t happen by accident. It requires a company-wide commitment to enforce policies and standards. NetSuite’s Quality Management solution is designed to help manufacturers...
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Making Production Scheduling Easier for Manufacturers

Without a doubt, scheduling is one of the most complex functions within a manufacturing business. For years, the challenge has always been to find a solution that has the complexity to achieve the desired results while still being user friendly. Let’s...
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One More Reason to Test Your Organization’s Cyber Security, For Real

Another malicious cyber attack was reported just before the July 4 holiday weekend. This one hit close to home here at Gross Mendelsohn. Before I go into the details, rest assured that we were not affected. This massive ransomware attack is one of many...
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How to Improve Project Management for Service Businesses

Looking to enhance project management for your service business? Good project management helps you improve oversight of your operations and maintain tighter control of project accounting. It provides key insights and helps you understand the true costs...
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eCommerce Platforms for Distributors and Retailers: What to Look For

When’s the last time you took a long, hard look at your business’s ecommerce platform? Your customers are using it every day. If they’re not having efficient, personalized experiences on your ecommerce site, you could be leaving money on the table. A...
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How Manufacturers and Distributors Can Master Demand Planning

Manufacturers and distributors know how critical inventory management is. In fact, manufacturers and distributors who maintain proper inventory levels often enjoy increases in sales. Knowing how much inventory you have, how much you need for future sales...
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Funding Available for Maryland Government Contractors to Meet Cyber Security Compliance Requirements

Cyber security breaches are on the rise and there’s no clear end in sight. Breaches today are affecting businesses of all shapes, colors and sizes. Government contractors in particular are under increased pressure to demonstrate the cyber security...
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Service Businesses Run Better On NetSuite

For thriving service companies, the right enterprise and business software can make all the difference between maintaining the status quo and scaling up to the next level. Progressive and innovative service companies are looking to create new business...
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How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware

It’s all over the news: the Colonial Pipeline, JBS meat company and Massachusetts Steamship Authority have all been struck down by crippling ransomware attacks. Let’s look at why these cyber attacks are happening and, more importantly, what you need to...
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What Business Owners Need To Know About Cyber Insurance

Cyber attacks continue to be on the rise. That's why organizations are turning to new safeguards to protect their business, and their wallet, from the expense of a cyber attack.
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New Technology Innovations Every Business Should Tap Into

We’ve been deep in this new realm of remote work for more than a year now. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, GoToWebinar and virtual whiteboards are our daily norm. While software tools often get all the glory because of impressive user interfaces, fun...
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Manufacturers & Distributors: How to Build Reliability with NetSuite CRM

As your manufacturing or distributing business begins to take off, your main objective is to elevate productivity across your organization. You want your team to streamline lead-to-cash processes so they can improve sales performance through forecasting,...
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Cloud Hosting: Is It Right for Your Business?

Cloud hosting is all the rage. Chances are, some aspect of your organization’s technology lives in the cloud. But what does “cloud hosting” mean, and what do you need to know to evaluate whether it’s a good option for your business? One popular cloud...
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How to Streamline Expense Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Looking for a way to make expense reporting a breeze, even with employees working outside the office? We’re investigating how the Gorilla Expense app integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP, making it an easy, seamless and scalable solution for businesses...
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6 Ways Your Business Can Optimize Fulfillment to Meet Demand Like a Pro

Successful businesses often share these common traits: they efficiently manage fulfillment, eliminate manual work and manage only by exception. As customer expectations and supply chain complexity continue to rise, it is more critical than ever to...
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What You Need to Know About the Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Exploit

If you haven’t heard the news, there is a major zero-day exploit quickly spanning the globe. A zero-day exploit is an advanced cyber attack that exposes a vulnerability in software/hardware, which can create a series of complications before it is...
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How to Customize Forms and Fields in NetSuite

One of the coolest features of NetSuite is the ability to add custom fields and customize forms throughout the system—with no coding or programming required! Let’s take a deeper look at this unique feature.
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6 Ways to Profitably Scale Your Business with NetSuite Order Management

As your manufacturing and/or distribution business grows, it’s common to feel overwhelmed with increased orders and pressure from growing prospects. Today’s business environment demands efficient, transparent and automated order fulfillment. It’s what...
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Dynamics GP eConnect Can Work with .NET 5

.NET 5 has hit the scene and I have mixed feelings about it. Microsoft introduced .NET Framework in 2002 for developers to create programs to run on Windows. Since then, many alternative computing platforms have gained significant use including Linux,...
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How to Safeguard Your Healthcare Organization from a Cyberattack

Healthcare organizations are in a global state of emergency—not only due to the pandemic, but because hackers are targeting their cyber security shortcomings. Numerous studies show that the healthcare industry is the biggest target for hackers....
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How to Optimize Inventory Levels and Ensure Product Availability

Has your manufacturing or distribution business hit a lull due to inventory control challenges? You’re not alone. I’ve been on the search for a tool that provides a single, real-time view of items, inventory and orders across all selling channels...
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4 Ways Sage Enterprise Intelligence Makes Reporting Easier

Looking to run your business more effectively? We’ve found that some built-in reports aren’t enough, which is why we turn to more powerful tools like Sage Enterprise Intelligence (SEI). SEI can convert all the data going into your Sage 300 system into...
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Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Closing In 5 Easy Steps

‘Tis the season! But we’re not talking about holiday gifts, hot chocolate or cookies. It’s that time of year when Microsoft Dynamics GP users search for help with year-end closing procedures. We’ve got the guidance you’re looking for, in five simple...
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6 Tips for a Successful Year-End Close Sage 300 Users Should Know About

As the year comes to a close, we are all looking to brighter days ahead of us. 2021 seems like a glimmering opportunity after the rollercoaster ride 2020 provided us.
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NetSuite’s Campaign Management: Grow Your Business with CRM in the Cloud

It’s no coincidence that the software that allows you to manage all key business functions has a strong appeal for marketers. With marketers in mind, NetSuite combines marketing, sales, service and accounting in one unified cloud platform, making it easy...
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Sage 300’s Bank Reconciliation Process Just Got Faster

When bank statements and canceled checks arrive each month, they set off a tedious and time-consuming bank reconciliation process. The good news is that this process just got a lot faster and easier with the Electronic Bank Feeds functionality in Sage...
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5 Best Practices for Making Cyber Security Less Scary

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this event occurs during the same month as Halloween - it’s a scary topic! Let’s review some of our team’s best practices, tips and “tricks” to...
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How to Use NetSuite’s Fixed Assets Management Module

NetSuite’s Fixed Assets Management provides you with the power to eliminate spreadsheets and manual effort from your company’s asset and lease management processes. Today, I’m breaking down how easy it is to navigate this module in five simple steps. ...
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How to Get Your CMMC Certification Across the Finish Line

Reports show that government contractors are one of the largest targets for hackers. Businesses that fall victim to a cyber attack could face loss of contracts, reduced funding, significant reputable damage or substantial recovery fees. Most government...
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The Simple 6-Step Process: Procure-to-Pay Overhaul for Your Long Term Care Facility

Whether you are a single site skilled nursing facility or a retirement community with hundreds of buildings, your purchase-to-pay process could probably use some fine tuning and automation. Perhaps it’s even in need of a complete overhaul. If you are...
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The Foolproof Formula To Building A Secure Password

It’s World Password Day! Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your passwords and see how well you’re protecting your online data.  Today’s password standards might look a little different than what you’d expect. Keep reading on to discover...
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How Much Should I Be Spending On Home Cyber Security?

You might be surprised to know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to be secure at home. The trick is to combine software tricks with best practices to create a secure home setup. Here are the security solutions you should invest in to protect your...
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How Smart Is Too Smart? 8 Ways To Defend Against A Digital Home Invasion

If you’ve ever seen Disney’s 1999 classic, Smart House, you know that while having a smart house is cool and convenient, it can lead to some messy situations. Sure, there might not be a robot woman wreaking havoc on you and your family as you use home...
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3 Questions You Need To Ask About Your Managed Services Contract Before You Sign

You have many options when searching for the best managed services IT provider for your company. Finding the right fit can be overwhelming and stressful. Not to mention costly if you make the wrong choice. Here are three questions you should ask...
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The Quick, Easy Steps You Can Take To Fight a Cyber-Criminal Like A Superhero

What do you do when you find someone doing something illegal on the internet? There’s no superhero seeking out cyber criminals on your behalf and sending them off to the police department. You can call the police if you’ve experienced a substantial...
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6 Shockingly Effortless Ways To Keep Up On Cyber Security That Even Your Grandma Can Do

With the number of cyber threats targeting your business, cyber security should always be top of mind. With hackers changing their methods so frequently, how can you keep up? Even though cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated, there are a few...
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5 Questions Our Help Desk Gets And How We Answer Them

There are a few recurring IT issues that plague even the most savvy computer users. We’re dedicating this blog post to those users who are diligent when it comes to technology and cyber security, but need a quick fix to get out of a common problem. We’re...
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8 Fundamental KPIs Your Financial Pros Need In Their Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why doesn’t your banking dashboard show your daily calorie count? Sure, you might like to know how many calories you’ve consumed so far, but that’s better suited for your health and fitness apps rather than your online bank account’s home screen. The...
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7 Signs Your Business’s Technology Tools Are Outdated

There’s the old saying that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While there is some merit to that philosophy, it doesn’t hold true with technology. When your business relies on all sorts of technology tools for efficiency, productivity, customer service,...
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4 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Spam Filter (And How To Fix Them)

Adjusting your spam filter to the right level of sensitivity is one of the most important steps you can take to defend your network from harmful email malware. However, it’s easy to miss an important email if you set your sensitivity too high.
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3 Glaring Signs Your IT Provider Is A Deadbeat (And How To Break Up With Them)

The honeymoon stage is always right after signing the managed services agreement. Your tech questions get answered quickly and you’re happy with your IT provider’s service. Then, an occasional call or email goes unanswered. And then one day, you realize...
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The Surprising Reason Your Staff Is So Productive

We expect a lot out of our software. We want our ERP systems to store large amounts of data and make information easily accessible to users. We want our business intelligence software to generate meaningful reports and insights on-demand. All of our...
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The Top Technology Concern For Construction Contractors (And How To Solve It)

Contractors are constantly juggling multiple software solutions just to get through daily processes. When it comes to building reports or checking in on essential information, it can take entirely too much time if you’re going to multiple software...
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[Video] 7 Signs Your Organization Is Ready For More Automation

There comes a point where you need more than out-of-the-box ERP system capabilities. But, how do you know when your business is nearing, or past, that point?
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Why Managed Services Aren’t A Threat To Your IT Department

We’ve heard more than once that “Larry, the IT guy” has your networking needs under control. While we haven’t met Larry, we’re sure that he can probably use an extra hand. Why? Because IT is a big job. And while Larry is super good at what he does, it’s...
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[Video] 3 Reasons Why We Love PointClickCare

Today is a great day because we’re announcing our partnership with PointClickCare, the #1 preferred electronic health record (EHR) solution for senior care providers.  Watch our video or read below to see the top three reasons why our team is elated...
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What Is Business Intelligence And How Can You Start Using It?

Have you ever wondered why your accounts receivable person hates pulling reports? It’s because they don’t have business intelligence tools. Business intelligence software helps staff build accurate reports in less time than ever before. Let’s take a...
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3 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do To Stretch Its IT Budget

As a nonprofit, we know you prioritize saving the whales or feeding starving children over spending money on IT, and that’s okay! But there are certain IT needs you just can’t ignore. The good news is that there are a few little known discounts—just for...
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3-Point Checklist to Keeping Your Skilled Nursing Facility’s Data Safe

If you’re particular about following HIPAA compliance, you may think your skilled nursing facility is protected from a hack. The truth is that healthcare organizations need to follow today’s cyber security best practices in addition to their HIPAA...
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[Video] How To Get Better Reports In Sage 300

Check out this video to see the step-by-step instructions on how to get better reports in Sage 300, or read the transcript below.
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Five Criteria You Can Use To Evaluate Your Managed Services Provider

Your managed services subscription should include high-end preventative services, basic IT support and cyber threat responses, but the #1 thing you should get out of this partnership is peace of mind.
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One Big Technology Tip That Will Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Earth Day is this weekend. What’s one thing you can do to make your business a little more eco-friendly? Go paperless!
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[Infographic] What’s The Deal With Managed Services?

There’s no doubt that cyber security threats are getting increasingly sophisticated. So it’s no surprise that more organizations are seeking out an easy, fixed fee network maintenance and disaster prevention service that gives them freedom to get back to...
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How To Choose The Right Managed Services Provider For Your Organization In Three Easy Steps

Making the leap to a managed services solution can be a tough choice, especially if all the options available to you are blending together. While we like to think of managed services as a Netflix subscription to network security, there’s a lot more at...
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5 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Can Supercharge Your Productivity

Are you feeling accomplished by the time you head out of the office? Or is there usually that one little task you just couldn’t get to? There’s a way to boost your in-office productivity so that you can feel truly accomplished when you leave your...
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5 Essential Tips To Passing Your Microsoft Audit, Even If You Find A Mistake

Paper cuts, stepping on Legos, or even the stomach flu all seem preferable than going through a technology audit, right? This is especially the case if halfway through, you find a discrepancy in your licensing.
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The Easiest Way To Reduce Multi-Company Expense Processing Time By 75% In Microsoft Dynamics GP

If you’re managing expenses for several companies in one ERP system, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With a few simple steps, combined with some custom programming, you can start managing your multi-company expenses in a fraction of the time.
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How To Edit 1099 Vendor Codes Or Amounts In Sage 300

Year end procedures can be a big hassle if you discover a discrepancy. Here's a quick, easy guide for fixing or adjusting a 1099 vendor code or amount. 
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If You Think Your Small Business Is Immune To A Hack, Think Again

When you’re immersed in running your business day to day—particularly when the cash register is ringing—it’s easy to put network security on the back burner. Who wants to worry over a cyberattack that might not even happen? Do you think your small...
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What To Do When You Get A Microsoft Audit Request (Except Panic)

You’re a little skeptical, right? You’ve received a call or email from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and they want to peek into all your software licensing.
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Three Reasons Why the Cloud Can Help Your Business Be More Successful

Today, it’s common to hear someone say that their movies, music, file storage and everything else is “in the cloud.” But what really is “the cloud”? Your data is not floating in midair like it may sound, but rather it is readily available with minimal...
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The DocuSign Desperado: What You Need To Know

 Our team has come across a slew of phishing attacks designed to steal your email credentials. We’re calling one particular scam “The DocuSign Desperado.” Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself—and your business.
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The #1 Sign—And Others—That Your Construction Company Has Been Hacked [Infographic]

Many construction contractors believe that being hacked means they’ll get a mysterious call from a person with a grisly, threatening tone, or they’ll get a pop-up message on their computer that says, “you’ve been hacked.” The truth is, you can get these...
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How This Simple Network Task Could Save Your Construction Company Thousands of Dollars

Imagine logging into your computer first thing in the morning and nothing works. You and your coworkers can’t open your software or files on the server, bringing essential tasks like payroll processing to a screeching halt. Then, a pop up appears on your...
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Getting Smart with Data Disasters

We’ve all been there. You’re in the midst of crafting an important document for that Monday morning meeting and—blip—the power goes out. All that work, lost. Next step, you scramble your thoughts together from the past hour of work you forgot to save....
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Your Guide To Fixing Common Sage 300 Errors

Sometimes technology doesn’t work the way you expect. Here are some common errors that Sage 300 customers have reported, along with instructions to resolve them.
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How the War on HTTP Can Affect Your Business

We live in a world where consumers are wary about internet security, and rightfully so. Consumers trust certain websites and if there’s any suspicion of a scam or virus, they’ll close it and run for the hills. Web browsers such as Google Chrome and...
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Can A Better Project Management Software System Help Keep Your Best Construction Employees?

According to a recent Maryland construction industry survey, the number one concern among construction company owners is finding and retaining good employees. So how can a project management software system help with that?
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Is It Time To Break Up With Your Old Accounting System For An ERP System?

Before you sit down to a romantic dinner and a glass of wine with your valentine tonight, think about this: when is the last time you really appreciated your accounting system? Do you love your accounting system? Or, are you finding your accounting...
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Is Your Construction Company’s Software Ready for the Cloud?

When selecting accounting or project management software for your construction company, there’s a lot you have to consider. It can be difficult to figure out the right package that suits your needs. How do you choose the right one? If you’re looking for...
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Three Fundamental Truths About Inventory Planning: Sage Inventory Advisor To The Rescue

Inventory experts share what they’ve learned over decades of working on the problems of optimal replenishment. After working with thousands of companies over decades, the team behind Sage Inventory Advisor has learned these three fundamental truths about...
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What Are Managed Services?

In the IT world, managed services are when you carve out the pieces of your business's infrastructure that you don’t have the expertise to manage on your own and have them supported by an outside vendor. You hear about this anytime you look for IT...
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3 Benefits of Using a Local Vendor for Accounting Software Support

Investigating and deciding upon a new accounting or project management software can be a long process. Once you’ve weighed your options and signed on the dotted line, you expect that everything will be smooth sailing, right? Depending on your...
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Why Scareware Isn't So Scary

The scene is you at your computer, ordering another item off a random search on a site you have not been to before. You have up-to-date antivirus software and security patches installed. Then it happens, a pop-up that states “Your computer is infected...
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