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Learn More About ERP Comparison Events

By | 2017-03-27T14:22:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|AX, CFO, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Videos, Comparison Event, Dynamics 365, ERP, GP, NAV, NetSuite, Videos|

Learn More about the ERP Comparison Events It sounds interesting, but you're still not sure if it's worth your time?  We get it, it's a time investment, but it's time certainly well spent! Watch this brief video to learn what you can expect from an ERP Comparison Event, how these events came to be, and why it's so beneficial to decision makers considering an ERP purchase, upgrade or replacement.    LEARN MORE FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU

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 [...]

NetSuite 2017.1 Updates: Advanced Intercompany Journal Entries

By | 2017-04-18T21:06:23+00:00 April 18th, 2017|NetSuite|

The new NetSuite 2017.1 release includes many new improvements that will make your workday easier! One of those great updates is the addition of the Advanced Intercompany Journal Entries for OneWorld accounts. On the previous version, you had access to the intercompany journal entries, but these had some limitations that made data entry and reconciling a bit more difficult. With the new release and the advanced version of the intercompany journal entries, you can now do the following: Add more receiving subsidiaries; Use more currencies; and Use the new Auto Balance button. Previously, in the intercompany journal entries, you were only able to specify two subsidiaries: the originating subsidiary and the receiving subsidiary. With the new advanced features, you can specify the originating subsidiary and multiple receiving subsidiaries. When using the Currency field for subsidiaries in other countries, you were only able to [...]

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 [...]

How to Publish a NetSuite Dashboard

By | 2017-04-13T17:50:50+00:00 April 13th, 2017|NetSuite|

One of the best features in NetSuite is the ability to customize your dashboard. You can add and remove KPIs, KPI Scorecards, and numerous other portlets to bring the right information directly to your dashboard when you need it.  To take this a step further, you can create custom dashboards and publish them to specific roles in order to bring the right information directly to the individuals who need it. Make sure you are logged in to a role with the same Center Type as the role(s) you wish to publish the dashboard to. For instance, if you are publishing this dashboard to the A/P Clerk, and the A/P Clerk is using the Accounting Center center, make sure you are logged in to a role that uses the Accounting Center center. There is also a role permission required to be [...]

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 to Build a NetSuite Saved Search Using Stock to Sales

By | 2017-04-10T18:12:01+00:00 April 10th, 2017|NetSuite|

NetSuite allows a lot of functionality to make your day-to-day work easier and efficient. However, certain people want different information than others. That is where saved search techniques from our Sikich NetSuite experts come in handy! A saved search is a way to really narrow down your data using advanced filters. You can then organize that filtered data using specific fields to easily see only the information that you need. From there, you can even share this information with anyone else in your company that would request it from you. One way to use a saved search is to create a custom Stock to Sales report. This report is great for companies in the retail industry, but it can be used for any company in any industry. The Stock to Sales reports that we created have been broken up two [...]

How to Enter a NetSuite Purchase Order

By | 2017-04-10T15:49:56+00:00 April 10th, 2017|NetSuite|

There are always things to learn when working in NetSuite. Did you know you can create a NetSuite purchase order? Take a look at this great tip on how to enter a purchase order within NetSuite! Hover over Transactions, then Purchases and then click on Enter Purchase Orders. The Vendor Number field will show your account number for the vendor as entered on the financial subtab for the vendor record. In the Vendor field, you can enter the vendor’s name or select from the drop-down menu. If you are entering a purchase order for another employee, you can add them in the employee field. If this person has a supervisor, the supervisor must approve the purchase. In the Received By field, you can indicate the date when you need to receive the items from the vendor. The date field will [...]