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ERP Implementation: How to Make It Easy and Painless

ERP Implementation ERP systems don’t have installation wizards. Getting an ERP system set up and configured properly is a detailed process that requires experience and savvy. Doing it right requires a considerable investment of time, smarts, and money. But when you do get it right, you have a solid foundation to build your business upon…
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3 Reasons Quickbooks Users Make the Switch to Acctvantage ERP

3 Reasons Quickbooks Users Make the Switch to Acctvantage ERP

Lots of small businesses start out with QuickBooks (QB) as their bookkeeping software. It’s at a reasonable price for new enterprises, and delivers enough features to get you off the ground. But QuickBooks isn’t a permanent solution. Eventually it will hold you back because it isn’t designed to grow with you. There are 3 common…
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Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Business Software

Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Business Software

We were poking through some of our old research data when we found an interesting study done by Deloitte & Touche. It shows the priorities of businesses shopping for ERP software, split into first time buyers and second time buyers. If you’re looking for an ERP solution, take a minute to rank the factors listed…
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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 to track. Not to mention…
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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 laptop with a built-in CRT…
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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 as an ordinary glass shop,…
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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 options they tried in 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 manufacturing the way most growing…
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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 complicated, time-consuming, and expensive as…
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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. It saves a bunch of…
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