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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.

Czarnowski partners with Sikich to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise

By | 2017-07-21T14:12:42+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Dynamics 365, News|

Full-service exhibit and event marketing company to enhance firm-wide technology with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Czarnowski Display Services, Inc. (Czarnowski), a full-service exhibit and event marketing company, has partnered with Sikich LLP’s technology team to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise for its global business. “Czarnowski has a 70-year tradition of innovating for our customers, and implementing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform is the next step in our technology evolution,” said Chuck Cavaness, chief information officer at Czarnowski. “We needed an implementation partner that understood the individuality of our business and was willing to create a plan that was as unique as we are. The partnership with Sikich has allowed us to continue to fulfill our promise to our customers and our employees.” Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise combines enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management capabilities in a customizable, cloud-based platform. It [...]

Sikich LLP Named to Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics

By | 2017-07-18T15:01:15+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Dynamics 365|

Professional services firm Sikich LLP was recently named to the 2017/2018 Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics. Membership in the Inner Circle, which includes the top tier of Microsoft’s global network of partners, is based upon sales achievements. “It is an honor to be named to the Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “We have extensive experience deploying Microsoft solutions to help companies solve business challenges. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Microsoft to address customer needs.” Sikich’s technology practice has a global presence and offers leading technology solutions in partnership with Microsoft. A Microsoft Cloud Service Provider, Sikich has expertise in technology implementations and provides customized support across industries, including manufacturing and distribution, energy, and professional services. “Each year we recognize and honor Microsoft Dynamics partners from around the world [...]

Sikich LLP Wins Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

By | 2017-07-18T15:01:22+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Cloud, Dynamics 365, Office 365|

Microsoft recently named professional services firm Sikich LLP the SMB Central Region Partner of the Year and SMB Azure Central Region Partner of the Year. “We are proud to be recognized by Microsoft as a top partner,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “Our talented team excels at implementing Microsoft-powered technology solutions to help clients solve their most pressing business challenges. That work has driven impressive results for our firm across the country. We look forward to continuing to innovate alongside Microsoft.” The Partner of the Year awards recognize Microsoft partners for innovation and successful implementation of Microsoft technology solutions for customers. Sikich was also recently named to the 2017/2018 Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics, which includes the top 1 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners in terms of sales performance. The firm’s technology practice has a global presence [...]

How to use Office 365 to Protect Your Organization from Email Spoofing

By | 2017-07-12T14:56:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Cloud, Office 365, Uncategorized|

Spoofing is a common challenge that organizations face in today’s world. Spoofing can lead to increased spam and more intensified phishing campaigns leading into malware and crypto-ransomware attacks. To reduce spoofing and provide a safer client experience, multiple technologies are available to reduce and prevent spoofing. Office 365 already supports inbound validation of DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain-based Messaging and Reporting Compliance (DMARC) mail. Both technologies check for trusted authenticated senders and help identify untrusted ones that that fail authentication. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is a companion technology that helps prevent spoofing. SPF identifies which mail servers are allowed to send mail on your behalf. Basically, SPF, along with DKIM and DMARC, provide the best technological options to prevent email spoofing and phishing. As a top Microsoft Office 365 partner in the United States, we have been able to help [...]

The State of Cybersecurity Straight From a Former FBI Agent

By | 2017-06-15T14:48:04+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Security|

As businesses rely more upon the connectivity of technology, the risk of cybersecurity attacks proportionately grows. Joining the digital transformation and moving to the cloud certainly opens the business to becoming more vulnerable to outside attacks. Thus, the need for cybersecurity and vigilance in the cloud is more important than it ever has been. However, this begs the question: can the cloud ever be safe? Why risk moving to the cloud if it's too difficult to really be secure? Sikich's own ‎Director of Forensic and Valuation Services, Robert Shields, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity and how to safeguard technology from cybercriminals. He is a former FBI agent who specifically handled cybersecurity and hunting down cyberterrorists. If anyone knows the risks of moving to the cloud, it's Shields. On the flip side, if anyone knows how to assuage cybersecurity [...]

How Many of Your Online Reviews Are Fake?

By | 2017-06-09T14:35:24+00:00 June 9th, 2017|News|

Online "yellow pages" services such as Yelp! and Google business listings are fantastic for putting your business out front and center. Every business on these online listing services wants positive reviews from customers, as these push their business to the top of searches. There's always the risk of someone who wants to write negative reviews for the sake of being negative; that's an accepted risk with going online in the first place. The hope always is that the positive reviews will wash out the negative ones. However, what about those positive reviews that are fake? Have you ever thought that some of your positive online reviews might be fake? Such fake positive reviews were brought to the attention of TMJ-4 in Milwaukee, and the findings surprised the investigative team. Jason Brown stumbled upon a few fake Google reviews, and he [...]

7 Game-changing Cloud Trends for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

By | 2017-07-10T16:39:51+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Clarity, Cloud Security, Dynamics 365, ERP|

Business management merely ten years ago is nigh unrecognizable compared to how we do business today. For starters, mobile devices alone have changed how we interact with customers and manage operations. But with the rise of cloud-based applications, businesses are playing an entirely new game. These changes are not fads, they are most definitely trends. Many of these trends can significantly impact your business successes. Microsoft identified seven of these trends as truly game-changers for small to mid-size businesses. Is your business ready to adopt these trends and give your company an additional competitive advantage? Keeping pace with a mobile workforce. Having access anywhere to relevant business data (inventory, account status, purchase history) is the new normal. Your customers don't demand it; they expect it. IT moves to the background. Businesses no longer have to make decisions based upon current technology in [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Replace Your Accounting Software

By | 2017-07-10T16:39:59+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Clarity, Dynamics 365|

As your business grows in both size and complexity, the software tools that once supported you may now be holding you back. As a result, you now have to make an important decision: replace your accounting software or continue your current path. If you stay where you are, you risk unsatisfying your customers, losing sales, and falling behind the competition. If you recognize any of the warning signs below, courtesy of Microsoft, it's time to make a change. Your accounting software’s older than the college grads applying for jobs with your business. If you have fond memories of Y2K-proofing your current accounting system, it’s clearly past its prime. Today’s digital native workforce expects technology to support how they want to work, not limit functionality. You are losing sales to competitors with inferior products. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best [...]

How the Cloud Levels the Playing Field for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

By | 2017-07-10T16:40:11+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Clarity, Cloud Security, CRM, Dynamics 365, ERP, Office 365|

Taking your business 100% mobile is no longer a dream for the future. Businesses today require mobility to be successful. Mobile devices are not simply part of our everyday personal lives; they do nearly everything a desktop or laptop can do, all in the palms of our hands. Startup and growing businesses need mobility now more than ever to compete with bigger, older companies, give workers the tools they need, and most importantly, better connect with customers. Mobility doesn't mean that the company allows its employees to bring mobile devices to the workplace. Companies need a mobility strategy to connect employees, data, and business systems in a way that pushes sales growth, reduces costs, keeps customers happy, and outpaces the competition. Fundamentals of a Winning Mobile Solution Small and mid-size businesses have better access to mobile solutions than ever [...]

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit honors Sikich with 4-Star award

By | 2017-06-02T15:55:21+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|NetSuite|

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — May 31, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP today announced that it is a recipient of Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s 4-Star Award at the SuiteWorld17 conference in Las Vegas. NetSuite’s extensive network of developers and partners is crucial to helping businesses realize the benefits of cloud computing, enabling them to increase productivity, reduce costs, and streamline operations. Sikich’s technology practice has a coast-to-coast presence and offers leading technology solutions in partnership with both NetSuite and Microsoft. Sikich has expertise in ERP implementations and provides customized support across industries, including discrete and process manufacturing and distribution. “We are thrilled to be recognized by NetSuite for our continued growth and success delivering innovative technology solutions to clients across the country,” said Mike Kean, a partner in the firm’s technology practice. “This recognition is a testament to our [...]

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