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Microsoft Dynamics SMB: Think Differently and Change the Game VIDEO

Microsoft Dynamics SMB

If you run a small to midsize business, you have likely learned that small and medium businesses (affectionately known as SMBs) do not necessarily have only small and midsize problems. When issues arise, they are just as big and can be just as costly as large enterprise issues. Therefore, you need a Financial/ERP software solution that is both catered to the unique needs and small and medium businesses but that is also able to tackle enterprise-size issues and processes to keep your business focused.

Microsoft Dynamics for SMB offers that and much more. Not only do you get a powerful and flexible ERP system, but you also can combine it with email, calendar and other business management solutions. These tools work seamlessly together, whether on premise or in the cloud, so that you can get work done and not worry about the technical issues involved in making it happen.

William Taylor, Co-Founder and Founding Editor at Fast Company says that we live in the age of disruption when companies cannot accomplish great things simply by doing a little better than everyone else. You must create game-changing innovations. For successful SMBs in particular, you need to redefine the terms of competition by embracing one of a kind ideas. In order to win big, you need to think differently.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed with small and midsize businesses in mind and can help you get out of the rut of accounting software and into the expansive and profitable world of ERP.

Download the white paper, “Is Your Business Ready for ERP”.

By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner,

Outgrowing Standalone Accounting Software

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Things are going well for your organization, with steady growth since you opened your doors.  But in order to continue to grow and improve profitability you need to improve your financial processes.  You start to notice that you are outgrowing standalone accounting software when reporting requires too much time wrestling with manual data entry between Excel spreadsheets and other disparate software.  Month end closings seem to take forever and drain resources.  Paper reports stack up. 

Cloud Accounting Software: 4 Lessons from Star Trek’s Mr. Spock

Cloud accounting software solution

One of the fastest growing trend among businesses today is the adoption of cloud accounting software or cloud ERP software. The affordability and rapid deployment of cloud solutions are an attractive offering for those businesses who need to streamline operations and get up to speed with the competition. Years ago, cloud accounting software, the ability to pull data from the cloud, may have been considered too futuristic to be a reality - much like Star Trek’s “beam me up” science fiction technology. What lessons can be learned from science fiction on cloud technology. Mr. Spock  has some memorable  one-liners that are timeless and relevant to cloud accounting software. Let’s see what words of Vulcan wisdom Mr. Spock has to share when it comes to cloud accounting software and the overall world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

Cloud CRM Software Helps Make Sense Out of Big Data

Cloud CRM software

Cloud CRM software offers a solution for companies that collect the vast amount information from the modern consumer. For those that do, there is a lot to be learned. Our internet and mobile device usage and social media habits paint an interesting picture of how customers are interacting with businesses. The collection and analysis of metrics that fall under this category is known as big data.

How to Deal With Growth in your AP Department

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Growth is great. It means more revenue, more employees, and more
opportunities. However, along with growth come growing pains. A typical growing
pain for most companies is having to switch accounting systems to keep up with
the additional volume of invoices and complexities of your business. But how do you deal with growth in your AP department?

 Changing something that is at the core of your company’s operations is definitely not a small order, which is why our solutions are designed to grow with you. Since our solutions are SaaS-based, we can accommodate for large increases in invoice volume and payments. Also, as your company grows we realize that there will be more people that need to be involved in your accounts payable process and more locations where you will operate. Our solutions are designed to meet the needs of multiple approvers, and since you will have taken the paper out of your process, it doesn’t matter how many locations you have because you will have 24/7 access to your information from anywhere at anytime. So, you can switch to automated accounts payable processes without having to ditch your accounting system.

7 Ways Procurement and Forecasting Software Optimize Inventory Levels

forecasting software

Managing inventory effectively is the most critical job for the success of any distribution and manufacturing company. So how can procurement and forecasting software help better manage your largest and most costly asset - your inventory? Managing inventory is often a challenge but implementing procurement and forecasting software helps to reduce inventory carrying cost and increase margins. As warehouse management software (WMS) consultants we have countless examples how our clients significantly increase profitability through improved inventory management. In fact, when your inventory levels are optimized, your bottom line is impacted often much faster than by increasing marketing and sales efforts. So why not do both?

iCepts Technology Group offers a new series of tools in Advanced Forecasting and Procurement, for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, that can help distributors and manufacturers more accurately forecast inventory resulting in lower inventory levels, lower carrying costs, and less demand on credit lines.

7 Ways Procurement and Forecasting Software Optimize Inventory Levels

Advanced Forecasting and Procurement for Microsoft Dynamics NAV helps you:

What Makes a Good EDI Provider?

EDI Provider

Picture appears courtesy of Duncan Hull.  I posted this question recently and got a few responses.  I am unable to provide direct quotes, as everyone wanted to remain anonymous.  Names have been changed to protect identities. The question was, "What makes a good EDI provider?"  The answers were not surprising.  Hearing from the horse's mouth what our prospective and current customers want will certainly help us to tailor our services to those wish lists.

Supply Chain Management as a Service to Grow

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As manufacturing and other industrial operations in the U.S. are bolstered by low domestic energy costs and increasing labor costs in underdeveloped markets, expect to see supply chain as service revenues grow as memories of the recession are still fresh and organizations look to decrease capital expenditures, doing more with less across all processes.

3 Sage BusinesWorks Migration Options: Protect Your Investment

Sage BusinessWorks migration options

Like many Sage customers, you may have purchased Sage BusinessWorks in the past and are considering BusinessWorks migration options. If your business is experiencing growth or requires more functionality, this is a great time to leverage your Sage investment by taking advantage of the Sage Investment Protection program. The Investment Protection program allows you to benefit from your initial Sage “family” investment with significant upgrade credits. As  your business grows, your needs may change and if BusinessWorks doesn’t provide you with the latest technological advances you need, you can easily trade it in and receive a credit from Sage to upgrade to a new ERP system (including Sage 100 ERP – formerly MAS90) or Sage X3 ERP. For your reference, we have listed 3 Sage BusinessWorks migration options outlined below.

Within the Sage Investment Protection program you have three options: buy now and implement another Sage solution, buy now and implement later, or buy later and implement later.

3 BusinessWorks Migration Options Available:

1) Purchase and implement another Sage solution

Through Sage’s investment protection plans there are incentives to protect your Sage investment now.

Sage 100 ERP Consultant Tip: How to Setup AP Expense Distribution Tables

Sage 100 ERP Consultant Accounts Payable I

As Sage 100 ERP consultants, resellers and solution providers we get a lot of questions from our clients on how to use Sage 100 ERP (formerly MAS 90 and MAS 200) more efficiently. In this blog we will cover a popular question we get on how to enable and setup Accounts Payable Expense Distribution Tables. Using Sage 100 ERP Accounts Payable Distribution Tables will speed up invoice data entry and efficiently allocate expenses.

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