Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Updates

Anne Pauwels

It’s that GP time of year again.  Microsoft has released the Year-End Updates for Dynamics GP versions 2015, 2016, and 2018.  Microsoft will no longer support GP version 2013 or older. This means that the Payroll Tax Update and End of Year Update will not be available.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics

Unlock the Hidden Potential of Your Manufacturing Business with Sales and Operations Planning

Jim Noblitt

There has always been a missing link between the demand side and operational and production side of most manufacturing companies. The symptoms of a company without a strong link between supply and demand include over-producing products that end up sitting on the shelf, failure to deliver products that are in high demand, poor customer service, and the inevitable finger pointing between the sales and operations.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is the missing link that puts operations in sync with market demand and drives down inventories and lead-times while improving customer service.

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Zero to BI in Three Quick Steps

Tim Wilson

Business Intelligence, or BI, is not just another intimidating IT buzzword. BI is a tool, an approach to help organizations manage their ever-increasing quantities of data. says BI is a collection of “best business practices, software, infrastructure, and any other tools to optimize decision making and enhance performance.”

At its fullest potential, BI can manage and organize huge amounts of data, integrate multiple source systems into a single, coherent, comprehensive view, and present useful information intuitively and effortlessly.

And while BI sounds like a massive organizational commitment full of risk, hidden costs, and uncertain outcomes, it doesn’t have to be. BI can start as simply as feeding a spreadsheet into a product like Microsoft’s Power BI.

At Pinnacle we advocate a low-risk three-step approach to embracing BI. The three steps are as simple as they are intuitive:

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Topics: Business Intelligence, PowerBI, Microsoft Office

Increase security by implementing Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Kevin Brunton

With the increased threats posted by ever changing attacks from viruses to malware to phishing to spoofing, protection has never been more important.

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Topics: Security, Office 365, Cloud Services

Here's How to Protect Your Information After the Equifax Data Breach

Frank Eisemann

The Wall Street Journal just reported that credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. disclosed that hackers gained access to some of its systems, compromising personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers making this one of the most threatening data breaches in recent years. Equifax chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith said, "This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do".

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million impacted by the data breach. According to Equifax, hackers accessed the following:

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Topics: Data protection