How We Know You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks

By Daniel Collins | September 20, 2019 |

Using QuickBooks But Business Is Booming? QuickBooks is the right choice when you are first starting your business and you need to manage your finances. It’s perfect for young businesses. However, as your business grows it starts to show signs that it’s too mature for QuickBooks. You might have the most premium version of the platform, but even then, you still…

Acumatica Tip of the Week: Connect Acumatica to Outlook

By Daniel Collins | February 21, 2019 |

This Acumatica tip of the week is brought to you as part of our Digital Business Series. Make sure to check our blog every month for more Acumatica tips and tricks. This week, we are focusing on how to connect Acumatica to Outlook. Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Primarily an…

The Benefits of CRM: From Intern to CEO

By Daniel Collins | January 24, 2019 |

What are the benefits of CRM and more importantly… what the heck is CRM?!? Customer relationship management (CRM) is a technology for managing all your company’s relationships and interactions with customers and potential customers. The benefits of an integrated CRM solution are that your customer data is plugged into your financial data, bringing together data from all sources within an…

2018 ERP Year-End Checklists

By Daniel Collins | December 4, 2018 |

Christmas comes once a year, and the same is true regarding year-end. For many, this is a stressful time of year – both personally and professionally. Whether you’re juggling shopping bags trying to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or trying to close deals before the new year, this time of year is extremely stressful. This year…

The Power of the Integrated CRM System

By Daniel Collins | November 7, 2018 |

For small and midsized businesses (SMBs), the challenge of choosing an affordable CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution that supports their goals of keeping existing customers and attracting new ones – while also growing revenue – is no small feat. The task, however, isn’t limited to just evaluating CRM software – Savvy business owners seek out an integrated CRM system that…

Outdated Construction Software Solutions are Crippling Your Revenue

By Daniel Collins | July 30, 2018 |

Sadly, the state of construction software solutions – until recently – has been an embarrassment. For the past 10 years, traditional construction software vendors have avoided providing a defined product roadmap to their customers. As an organization, these vendors fear the idea of providing their customers with a long-term picture of the product’s future: Doing so means making a commitment…

Take the Guesstimating Out of Your Construction Job Costing

By Daniel Collins | July 20, 2018 |

Does it sometimes feel like your bidding process relies upon guesstimating your costs, from labor to materials? Do any of the following statements sound familiar regarding construction job costing? I hate not knowing the cost to complete a job Our team is struggling with the challenges of tracking time in the field No matter what we do, our jobs simply…

The Problem with Construction Software

By Randy Collins | March 22, 2018 |

Legacy construction software can be costly and inefficient. The ongoing reluctance in the construction industry to adopting new technologies and eliminating data silos has led to serious and systemic issues such as poor productivity and cost overruns to be viewed as “normal” within the construction industry. Overcoming Problems with Construction Software In early 2014, as majority owner of Strategies Group, I…

How Construction Business Intelligence Tools Improve Profit Margins

By Daniel Collins | March 14, 2018 |

Construction Business Intelligence tools are more than just a fancy buzzword — 2018 appears to be the year that these tools take center stage. Business Intelligence (BI) comprises the strategies and technologies used by enterprises for the data analysis of business information. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Unfortunately, contractors of all sizes are losing…

Warning Signs: Time to Replace Your ERP System

By Daniel Collins | January 16, 2018 |

Are you aware of the warning signs indicating when it’s time to replace your ERP system? From product planning to purchasing, to supply chain strategy, if your ERP isn’t performing the way it should, you will feel the impact in every aspect of your business. So, are you aware of the ERP replacement warning signs? Know when it is time…

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