Zack Nimtz

Zack Nimtz

Incognito outdoorsman, author of this blog, and the marketing manager for Pinnacle lives in Michigan, with his wife, Libby, and their two children.

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11 Reasons to Attend Year-End Process Webinar with GreenShades

Zack Nimtz

2016 holds many changes to the traditional year-end process. With several new regulations, many organizations fear remaining compliant with their year-end finanaces and reporting.  

With many additional businesses finding themselves in need of meeting the Affordable Care Act regulations, new (paused) Department of Labor Overtime rules, 2016’s year-end is more daunting than ever before.  

Luckily, there are tools out there that can help calm your nerves. Greenshades Software, an add-on solution stack to Microsoft Dynamics GP, offers a suite of proven software that can make this years’ close your easiest one yet.  

Join us, Pinnacle of Indiana, for a free Webinar with Greenshades Software on Wednesday, November 30th at 3:00p EST, as we take a look at the add-on options Greenshades has to offer. This all-in-one webinar will prepare you for this upcoming year-end, and provide additional insight on the tools that can help ensure your compliance, and offer tips on making your year-end process less painful.  

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Tax Compliance

3 strategies for custom app deployment

Zack Nimtz

Organizations are realizing the benefits of deploying custom applications for workers and potential customers alike. More employees are working from home as well. Mobile workers make up nearly one-third of the workforce in the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany, according to a recent survey published by Strategy Analytics. The trend seen in enterprises toward a diverse smartphone environment will continue to grow. Businesses will want to take advantage of that new work atmosphere to foster productivity, and custom software development can help.

"The continued growth of business mobile devices, BYOD, cloud, security, and business applications and contents will continue to drive the growth of the enterprise mobility market moving forward," said Gina Luk, senior analyst of mobile workforce strategies at Strategy Analytics.

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Topics: Development

How can virtualization save small businesses money?

Zack Nimtz

Physical servers are expensive, take up space, and consume a lot of electricity. Virtualizing your servers can help small businesses save money, and here are three reasons why:

1. No need for physical equipment
Virtualization provides businesses with the tools necessary to let go of some parts of their physical IT infrastructure. Buying and maintaining servers, whether they are in a data center environment or located at the place of business, can be a costly endeavor. When applications are created in a virtual environment, they basically eliminate the need for at least some of those machines.

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For microbusinesses, sales tax can seem like no big deal (but it is)

Zack Nimtz

Post originally appeared on the Avalara Blog on October 29, 2015.

Most businesses don’t start out big. Some of America’s most beloved companies—from Apple to Amazon — started out with an entrepreneur, a dream and a garage. But business is about more than dreams. At some point, every home-based business (also called “microbusinesses”) needs to understand government regulations, like those surrounding sales tax.

Why? Well, whether your microbusiness has big dreams of growth or you just want to work for yourself, keeping in compliance with sales tax regulations is critical to continued success. Sales tax audits can put a huge dent into profits, and states are hiring more auditors than ever to ensure that every business, big and small, is paying its fair share.

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Franchise frenzy: U.S. and global tax implications

Zack Nimtz

 

Post originally appeared on the Avalara blog on October 8, 2015

Franchise business is booming! According to the International Franchise Association, a new franchise will be opened every 8 minutes in 2015. But did you know that franchisors face additional sales tax challenges as they expand — both at home and abroad?

For many franchise businesses, one of the biggest challenges is exemption certificate management. Often, individual franchises receive shipments of branded products from the franchisor intended for resale to customers. Sales tax only applies to the final end user in a transaction, so franchisees are considered resellers and do not pay sales tax when they buy these products.

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