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Computer Tips and Tricks: Help! Everything on my screen is turned upside down!

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

This had to be one of the more interesting calls I have received. The monitor itself was upright, but everything it displayed and did was upside down.  Even the mouse moved the opposite way.  She was perplexed because one moment everything was normal as she worked. The next moment everything on her monitor had rotated 180 degrees, making it all upside down.  She couldn’t figure out what had happened to cause it.  She was just typing in an order when it flipped.

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Topics: computer help, tips and tricks

Seven Windows 7 Goodies You May Not Know You Have

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

There are a few neat features in Windows 7 that it seems like many people haven’t noticed. I know, seldom do we read thru business software manuals or take time to explore every single menu item in a new OS.  This unfortunately can allow us to miss out on things that are great while dealing with what we hate about the changes from our old version of Windows.  I put together a list of items so you can explore the good I have found also.

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Topics: Windows tips and tricks, business management software

Excel Tips and Tricks – Turn Your Data 90 degrees in Excel

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 @ 08:57 PM

Do you use Excel for your business reporting needs? Many businesses use Excel accounting software, and we receive many questions regarding its proper use. If you – like us – have ever questioned how to perform a certain function in Excel, you’ve come to the write place. Periodically we will highlight Excel tips and tricks (like the Excel tip found in this article) to help you get the most out of your accounting software solution.

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Topics: accounting software, Business Reporting, Excel Tips and Tricks

Manufacturing Software Proven to Manage Inventory Costs

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 01:51 PM

Are your inventory costs getting out of control? Are you looking for a system that can help you properly manage your inventory without wasting crucial company money? Manufacturing and distribution companies rely on manufacturing software in order to increase their overall efficiency and improve their operations. Every company is unique; therefore, each company has its own set of needs when it comes to manufacturing software. While some companies may be looking to decrease the time a particular task takes to complete, other companies may be interested in improving their financial predictions. Whatever the need may be, manufacturing software can solve the common problem of inventory costs.

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Topics: Manufacturing ERP Software, inventory control

Improve Supply Chain Inventory Control and Warehouse Efficiency

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:52 AM

Manufacturing and distribution companies are constantly challenged to improve the quality and delivery of their products, in addition to improving service to their customers. As businesses continue to grow and change, executives need to keep a close eye on the operational efficiency of the company. By closely examining operational capabilities as they relate to the changing environment, companies can find ways to improve their efficiency and profit.

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Topics: Warehouse Efficiency, Manufacturing ERP Software, inventory control

Improve Quality Control regarding Document Management

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 08:18 AM

If your business is like any other business out there, you are probably inundated with hundreds of text files, images; video and audio files a day. Where do you store and keep track of all of these important files? If you are like most companies, you do not have a specific strategy for storing business-critical documents. Many companies allow their employees to store their files as they like, making it difficult to find files should an employee be absent.

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Topics: document management

Why SMB's Should Consider Moving their ERP Software to the Cloud

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Topics: ERP Software, Cloud Based ERP Solutions

Sage 300 ERP Tip: Fix the Bank Services Reconcile Statement Glitch

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 08:30 AM

It’s been slow going but I finally found the tip for fixing the Sage 300 ERP (formerly known as Sage Accpac) 6.0 Bank Services bug. Well, this is more than just a bug; it’s a glitch that was unsuspectingly used, which prevents you from closing the month using Reconcile Statements. As I look back and walk thru the chain of events, the reconciliation started out going great.  We opened up Reconcile Statements and reviewed the work that was done so far by the Customer. They were confused and unsure on what they were doing so I felt it was best to go from beginning to end. So we reconciled all the deposits first and the total at the bottom of the screen tied out perfectly.  Great!

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Topics: Sage 300 ERP

7 Things to Consider Regarding a Remote Computer Access Program

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 02:13 PM

You may have heard of go-to-my-pc, log-me-in or several of the other affordable remote computer access programs. While many companies are considering the implementation of web based remote access software for their employees, others aren’t sure if applications like these are right for them. In this article we will cover some of the important factors you should consider before making the leap.

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Topics: software and technology consultants, Remote Computer Access

Business Reporting Tips and Tricks - Using Crystal Reports

Posted by Nicole Sherman on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 @ 05:43 PM

Suppress Crystal Subreports without losing hidden Shared Variables

Up until two hours ago, using Crystal Reports was giving me fits! I had a subreport that contained a shared variable which was filling my report with blank rows which I could not hide without messing up the data in the main report. It looked terrible with all the extra blank spaces in it, but I needed the subreport with the shared variable to make it all work.

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Topics: Business Reporting, crystal reports