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How Tokistar Lighting Keeps Lights On Around the Globe with Help from AcctVantage ERP

Tokistar Lighting is a custom, low-voltage lighting and controls manufacturer. Based in southern California, they sell domestically and internationally. Their lighting products can be found in Chase Bank, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and just about every casino in the United States. Between components and finished products, they have plenty of inventory ...
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How an Art Business Delivers Like a Big Company, Without Sacrificing Excellence

Metro Frame is a manufacturer of contemporary, high-end hardwood frames for the fine art market. They sell to artists, galleries, and museums nationwide, including the National Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty. They’ve been doing this for so long that their first software package ran on a ...
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How Switching to AcctVantage ERP Still Pays Dividends 20 Years Later

HIS Glassworks supplies coldworking tools and equipment to the glass art industry. Whenever a piece of glass needs to be cut, ground, polished, or glued, HIS Glassworks is your one-stop shop. Their customers range from mom-and-pop operations to corporate scientific glass manufacturers, medical equipment companies, and museums. They started off ...
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Moline Bearing: How AcctVantage ERP Radically Adapts To The Needs of Growing Companies

Moline Bearing is a Midwest-based manufacturer of mounted bearings. They were founded in 1982 and serve thousands of customers nationwide, mostly in B2B. By the time they discovered Acctvantage, they had been through the whole gamut of other solutions. Andrea Descoteaux--the vice president--and David Fauntleroy--the president--recently walked us through the ...
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Hamilton Engineering: All The Info You Need At Your Fingertips

From Scattered Note Cards And Cheap Accounting Software To Complete Internal Data Visibility Hamilton Engineering designs and builds made-to-order water heating systems and the like for businesses with unique needs. It started as a pretty small operation, “back in the day,” and until 1994, they handled their accounting, inventory, and ...
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How Steve Spangler Science Used AcctVantage ERP to Streamline Shipping, Reduce Overhead, Increase Sales… and Happily Sell The Business

If you’ve seen a science-magic demo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, then you’ve most likely seen Steve Spangler. His engaging performances and keen business sense built Steve Spangler Science into a company that makes science fun and engaging for all ages. But keeping track of inventory and customer orders became ...
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AcctVantage - What is ERP?

What is ERP anyway?

What the heck is an errrrp, and how do I know if I need one? Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is the term MBA types use when referring to “all-in-one” business management software systems. ERP systems integrate back office, sales, operations, inventory, purchasing, financials and more in a single system. ...
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ERP Software for Mac | A Clear-Eyed Guide to Mac OS X’s Actual Security Risks

[Crossposted from CIO] Actual Security Risks | ERP Software for Mac Related to ERP Software for Mac: Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that ...
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Growing too fast for your accounting or inventory management software? [updated]

inventory management software Q&A Growing Too Fast? We get many of our new business calls from ordinary small business owners. They wake up one day to find their sales are coming in thick, fast, and out of control. We know the situation well. Its when off-the-shelf inventory management software starts ...
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Are there any good Mac ERP Systems?

A recent article in the International Business Times tells us that more and more “IT decision makers and businesses prefer the Mac OS over Windows”. As a result, IT managers are being called on to find suitable Mac ERP systems to run their operations. The catch? Historically speaking, there's just ...
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