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The best alternative to QuickBooks: An Integrated ERP System

Posted by Joe Hasson on Feb 20, 2019 2:12:51 PM

A software package primarily meant for accounting, like QuickBooks, can work well for a business when they are small and do not have very complex requirements. But if you’re growing beyond the basics and you need a system that incorporates and runs all areas of your business in synchronicity, then it’s time to begin evaluating a true ERP system that will scale alongside your processes and offer flexibility for future changes.

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Topics: ERP Selection, QuickBooks Alternative

How ERP Software Creates a Competitive Edge for your Business

Posted by Joe Hasson on Feb 11, 2019 11:03:23 AM

In a February 2016 Hartford Business article, leveraging modern technologies to maintain a competitive advantage was addressed, “At the center of this fundamental shift in IT are mobile and cloud-based technologies…this advantage is fueled by the emergence of cloud technologies. More and more customers are beginning to see the value of cloud services and how they can not only support an effective mobile/digital strategy but modernize operational technology.”

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Topics: ERP Selection, ERP

Acumatica Cloud ERP: The year past and the path forward

Posted by Joe Hasson on Jan 30, 2019 11:35:06 AM

This years Acumatica Summit has a pretty simple, yet meaningful tagline: Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate. This over-arching message says everything about the team at Acumatica and the software that continues to help companies achieve more through a fully integrated ERP.

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Topics: The Cloud, ERP, Acumatica

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 Vendor, The Cloud, ERP

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, Distribution, ERP, 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: ERP Selection, Manufacturing, ERP

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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