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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

Dynamics 365 Vendor Collaboration Setup & Functionality

By | 2017-07-24T15:46:18+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Dynamics 365|

Microsoft has updated the architecture and features of Vendor Collaboration in Update 7. There is now a menu module, workspace, and forms to support the setup and actions available. This document walks through the basic setup in a standard Contoso dB and provides an example that illustrates the functionality. For this process document, we will use the term "Internal user" to refer to a Buyer or other user employed by a company that is using D365FOE. The term "Vendor user" is used to refer to a Contact at a supplier that is authorized for limited access to Vendor Collaboration, for the purpose of reviewing and accepting/rejecting Purchase Orders. Vendor & Contact Setup: Using the Vendor to be enabled for collaboration (Ade Supply Company in this example), update the Vendor Collaboration field in the General tab from Not Active to one [...]

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 [...]

Test Drive Office 365 at the Sikich Naperville Office

By | 2017-06-29T13:41:02+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Cloud, Live Event, Office 365, Uncategorized|

Office 365 Test Drive Sikich Naperville Office Thursday, July 20, 2017   Invitation-only event. Limited seating available!   Are you looking for a technology platform that enables you to reduce costs, embrace the cloud and use powerful Microsoft business tools across all of your devices including your iPad or Surface? Sikich has completed hundreds of implementations with organizations that have found the cloud solution, Microsoft Office 365, to be the answer to all this, and more! It just might be the answer you are looking for too. You're invited to join Sikich, a top 20 Office 365 Microsoft partner in the U.S.,  at the Sikich Naperville Office Office on July 20th for a free interactive workshop that allows attendees to take Office 365 for a live test drive. Limited spots are available so register today! This isn't your typical event: you won't [...]

Dynamics 365 for Operations supports on-premise deployments

By | 2017-06-27T19:14:32+00:00 June 27th, 2017|AX, Cloud ERP Selection, Dynamics 365, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing in the Cloud, Process Manufacturing, White Paper|

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition, now supports running business processes in customer data centers with the on-premises, or local business Data (LBD), deployment option. With this deployment option, application servers and the Microsoft SQL Server database will run in the customer’s data center. Since Dynamics 365 was released to the public on November 1st, 2016, there has been an overwhelming demand for more deployment options, and Microsoft has delivered.  Customers interested in Microsoft 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition now have three deployment options to ensure the best fit for their business; cloud, cloud and edge (hybrid model) and local business data (on-premise). Access the white paper for more information on the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition on-premises system requirements, system architecture overview and data storage. Access Now [...]

Microsoft Brings New Features to Office 365 that Enhance Cloud PBX Capabilities

By | 2017-06-28T20:43:35+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Office 365|

You've probably heard that the only constant is change. This rings true with Microsoft and their Office 365 solution. Users can count on regular updates to continually improve functionality and usability. There are several things we could discuss, but today I’m going to spotlight just a couple of the most noteworthy updates in recent months. Have you heard of Cloud PBX? It is technology that organizations use to replace their traditional phone system. Cloud PBX adds a set of calling features that is delivered to Office 365 users with Skype for Business Online. These features allow you to make and receive calls from essentially anywhere, using your phone PC or mobile device. Cloud PBX is available in Skype for Business Online as part of the E5 license or as an add on. Microsoft released it back in December of 2015 with all PBX [...]

Understanding FASB Standards for Cloud Accounting / ERP

By | 2017-06-21T18:25:55+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Cloud, Cloud Clarity, ERP, FAQ, Financial Planning, White Paper|

Capitalize on FASB Updates Make sense of the accounting and cost management changes for cloud-based systems. Get Your eBook Now Your privacy is important to us. We'll never send spam or resell your information.  Topics Covered in This eBook Understand the current definition of the update. Learn how these updates might change your current approach. Based on this change, cloud providers are impacted too. About the Author Mike Kean Mike Kean is a partner for the firm’s technology practice with more than 25 years serving clients nationally and in the northeast region. Early in his career as a CPA, he focused on auditing manufacturing and wholesale distribution firms. Mike spent the first 10 years of [...]

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 [...]

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