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Sikich is a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology and advisory services. For 32 years, Sikich has been helping clients focus on overall business growth and the components that result in building the bottom line. Sikich has more than 600 associates and has been ranked as one of the country’s 35 largest accounting firms and the ninth-largest value-added technology reseller.

Sikich LLP expands technology practice with acquisition

By | 2017-04-19T23:01:31+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Professional services firm adds Hale Solutions Inc. to its Microsoft technology development and consulting services teams — NAPERVILLE, Ill. — April 19, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently acquired the business of Hale Solutions Inc., a technology company and Microsoft Certified Partner based in Oak Brook, Illinois. “Our technology practice continues to lead the charge as we pursue expansion across the country,” said Sikich CEO Chris Geier. “We welcome the talented group from Hale Solutions and look forward to their contributions in delivering innovative technology solutions for our clients.” The Hale Solutions team offers custom software development and IT consulting services to companies across industries, including health care, real estate, consumer products, not-for-profit and more. “The entire Hale Solutions team is thrilled to be a part of Sikich,” said Todd Heemsoth, a partner in [...]

5 ways reshoring with cloud-based ERP makes business easier and more profitable

By | 2017-04-24T20:01:49+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cloud, Dynamics 365, Manufacturing, White Paper|

Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US? Find out how ERP plays a central role when you download this white paper IntroductionReshoring requires a complex effort that demands reliable planning and smart resource management. Modern ERP, more powerful and flexible than the rigid, expensive systems of the past, can provide the foundation to make reshoring and continuing manufacturing operations successful and productive. Discover opportunities and risks of reshoring Learn how to reduce the risks and plan the rewards Access the 5 main reasons that cloud-based ERP is a great asset to help you perform a successful reshoring project We will never sell your email address to any 3rd party, or send you nasty spam emails.  Promise. Reshoring Trends Featured in this Paper [...]

Reshoring: One of the great manufacturing success stories

By | 2017-04-19T20:37:44+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cloud, CRM, Dynamics 365, ERP|

What happens in reshoring? Reshoring is when Manufacturers and other production companies move their formerly offshored operations from China, India, Latin America, and other regions back to North America. Initially, shortly after the turn of the millennium, while other companies still offshored with gusto, a handful of specialty manufacturers realized that offshoring did not enable them to deliver the product quality and supply chain control that they required to ensure the long-term viability of their businesses. Around 2010, some of the largest brands in the industry began to transition manufacturing back onshore when they saw what a difference reshoring could make in their ability to meet changing customer needs and spur innovation. When business conditions in the offshore countries changed—increasing costs, more complex regulation, and risk to intellectual property all greatly contributed—many more manufacturers initiated reshoring initiatives. Certainly, other reshoring [...]

Cloud PBX at The Duck Club

By | 2017-04-18T16:19:46+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Cloud, Office 365|

What's New with Cloud PBX? The Duck Club in Akron, OH Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Microsoft Sponsored Event: RSVP today! Join Sikich on Tuesday, May 9th for a fun night at the ball field! As we work with organizations across numerous verticals, one common priority that continues to rise to the top is communication and collaboration. Many of you are familiar with the cloud and how it enables a mobile workforce. What you might not know is that it is projected that 72% of work will be remote by 2020. It's important to start planning now to have the right tools in place to keep your organization moving forward. Register for this Duck Club event today to: - Learn what Skype Room System can provide to your organization. - See a live demo of [...]

Build Competitive Advantage with Dynamics 365 Cloud-Based ERP

By | 2017-04-14T13:45:46+00:00 April 14th, 2017|AX, Cloud, Dynamics 365, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|

Success for all manufacturers, especially industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs), starts with lean production and real-time order tracking, on top of providing superior products and customer service. The necessary component to this success is data, which is often out of reach due to data silos and disconnected systems. Centralize data within a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and achieve the productivity and profitability improvements a digital transformation delivers. Disparate software and legacy systems are simply unable to support businesses in this digital era. Managers can’t quickly or easily access the data needed to make decisions about inventory, production and customer services. According to “Future of Manufacturing: How Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Build Competitive Edge through Cloud ERP,” many IEMs are taking the next step toward building a profitable future by replacing outdated systems with modern technology. Build a Profitable Future With [...]

Embracing the Digital Transformation Brings High Growth for Businesses

By | 2017-04-11T16:17:28+00:00 April 11th, 2017|CRM, Dynamics 365|

The Hinged Research Institute recently conducted a survey among over one thousand professional service firms that generate at least $1 million annually. Of those surveyed, the firms that have 20% spikes in growth all embraced the digital transformation. All of these high-growth businesses exhibited the following traits as well: The firms are three times more likely than no-growth businesses to credit using technology as the difference-maker. All listed technology as their number one factor in their rapid growth. Sixty-four percent more of these high-growth firms mentioned technology as a differentiator compared to last year's survey. Introhive interviewed Sikich's own Ray Beste regarding why adopting newfangled technology fosters such high growth. In professional services firms (such as accounting firms), where relationships drive success, having the proper technology to capture and report on those relationships is key to stability and growth. Today’s technology allows [...]

How IEMs Can Expand Lines of Business with Confidence

By | 2017-04-05T14:10:25+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud ERP Selection, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|

In order to compete in a global and growing marketplace, industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) must be responsive to change and have the ability to identify new opportunities. Disconnected, legacy systems that once supported traditional business operations could be holding you back from expanding product lines or entering new markets. Replace outdated technology with a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and tackle your expansion with confidence. Legacy systems supported business operations years ago, but a lot has changed over time. The marketplace is different and you are competing against more offshore companies than ever before. Customer needs and demands have also changed along with profitable product lines and services. Software systems and processes that once supported larger volume orders are no longer efficient and don’t address the different needs for smaller, niche orders. As discussed in “Future of Manufacturing: How [...]

The Internet of Things Boosts ERP as well as Increasing Connectivity

By | 2017-03-31T14:56:57+00:00 March 31st, 2017|ERP, Manufacturing, News|

Manufacturers are enjoying the Internet of Things (the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data) because of the incredible connectivity they share with their industrial products, from their home office all the way down the supply chain. However, this connectivity can do more than simple connect the home office to various devices; it will also significantly impact their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and the business processes these systems support. Evert Bos, our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations technical fellow, wrote an article for, explaining more about this digitization of manufacturing and how it can do more than what appears on the surface. The core goal of an ERP system is to provide actionable data and information to company leaders. But collecting accurate data is an ongoing and vexing [...]

Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Breaking Down Silos to Enable Growth

By | 2017-03-28T21:16:47+00:00 March 28th, 2017|ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|

The marketplace is crowded and global competition is fierce. In order to stay ahead, industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are turning to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Breaking down data silos and increasing cross-functional collaboration will provide the agility needed to respond faster to order changes and supply chain disruptions that lead to production errors and lost customers. One of the biggest problems with using disparate, specialty software to manage key operations is that data is so easily separated and difficult to put together. Inventory information is in one system while customer orders are in another, and so forth. With data stuck in these silos, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify and respond quickly to inventory complications, changing customer needs, production and scheduling conflicts and other problems that impact profit margins and customer satisfaction. Download “Future of Manufacturing: How Industrial [...]