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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 released!

Posted by Joe Hasson on Oct 16, 2018 11:32:48 AM

Empower Business Solutions is excited to announce the release of Dynamics GP 2018 R2, which includes many new features requested by customers and system enhancements. Let’s check it out!

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Topics: Dynamics GP

New Features in Acumatica 2018 R2 Release

Posted by Joe Hasson on Sep 19, 2018 4:15:55 PM

We’ve been anticipating the release of Acumatica 2018 R2 and as usual it did not disappoint. The team at Acumatica continues to rapidly innovate with user-requested changes and many other enhancements that keep them a cut above other ERP systems.

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Topics: Acumatica

Implementing ERP Software Part 2: Kick-off, Discovery, Planning and Design

Posted by Joe Hasson on Aug 29, 2018 12:19:22 PM

Project Kick-off: Time to Plan

The most important word used throughout any ERP implementation will be "PLAN." There needs to be a plan in place for every phase of the project. Starting at the project kick-off meeting the full team will come together and review the implementation plan with timelines, due dates and responsibilities per role. Once created it must be agreed on and signed off on so all expectations are set. This will include the deliverables of the Project, a calendar of milestones and regularly occurring status meetings, and updates on budget versus actual spend. This will ultimately outline the vision and scope of the system implementation.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

Guide to Implementing ERP Software Part 1: Reviewing ERP Goals and Defining the Project Team

Posted by Joe Hasson on Aug 16, 2018 11:52:03 AM

You’ve gone through the arduous journey of researching, demoing and purchasing new ERP Software. Congrats! But before you take a victory lap, remember that now comes the sometimes dreaded ERP implementation. I say sometimes because it never has to be. If the Customer Team and the Partner Team are all working collaboratively toward a well-defined goal, then the implementation can be smooth and successful.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

SaaS Security in Acumatica Cloud ERP

Posted by Joe Hasson on Jun 14, 2018 2:59:31 PM

It seems like we continually hear about a data security breach every week now. While IT security is not a focus of our business, we do recognize the great lengths organizations must go to in protecting their sensitive business applications and data.

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Topics: ERP, The Cloud, ERP Vendor

Food Distribution, ERP & Business Impact

Posted by Joe Hasson on Jun 1, 2018 2:35:16 PM

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.

–Sir Arthur C. Clarke

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Topics: ERP Selection, ERP, Distribution, Food Distribution

Why Manufacturers Need a Modern ERP System

Posted by Joe Hasson on May 16, 2018 12:45:00 PM

Today’s discrete manufacturers are seeing a higher level of competition than ever before. They are constantly facing new challenges, but in turn are being introduced new solutions. Each day manufacturers must decide on how to balance:

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Topics: Manufacturing, ERP Selection, ERP

The Details Matter in Food Distribution Technology Selection

Posted by Joe Hasson on May 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As a food distributor you know that technology matters. And the right technology becomes essential to everyday life in your organization. Because the right technology impacts buying, forecasting, inventory management/warehouse management, pricing management, and certainly retail delivery; selecting and implementing the right ERP in food distribution becomes both a science and an art.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Reporting, Dashboards, Data Analystics, The Cloud, ERP, Distribution

Business Intelligence Tools in Acumatica Cloud ERP

Posted by Joe Hasson on Apr 19, 2018 4:11:09 PM

Anybody who has attempted to piece together data from multiple systems and make sense of the data, understands the frustration of a disconnected business. Often, too, accessing the information and trying to create insightful reports ends up being burdensome and untimely. The mountains of data being captured by small and midsize businesses increases exponentially each day, month and year. The more information an ERP system collects, the more options users need to access, report on and view that data.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Reporting, Dashboards, Data Analystics, The Cloud, ERP

Is inventory control the reason you are searching for a new ERP?

Posted by Joe Hasson on Apr 16, 2018 1:15:44 PM

Every manufacturer and distributor has inventory; and it is often the focus of cost-cutting efforts and a main factor in operational strategy. When companies meet with us inventory management is a challenge that is a key driver behind investing in a new ERP system. With orders coming in from multiple channels and lead times being at the mercy from a host of different obstacles, using outdated processes or technologies to manage inventory can be costly and inefficient. That’s a no-brainer. Simply stated: You need to know what you have and have enough of it when it’s needed.

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Topics: Inventory Management

ERP Software Insights

For nearly 30 years Empower Business Solutions has been partnering with growing companies that need robust ERP software. Our blog is a chance for us to share some of that experience with those who want to learn about:

  • Selecting the ERP system that's right for your business
  • What to know when implementing ERP software
  • Acumatica Cloud ERP and Dynamics GP software information and updates

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