With more companies migrating their on-premises email systems to Office 365, many clients are interested in sending emails via Office 365 in their Sage 500. With Office 365, Microsoft made the process of relaying email much easier by giving organizations the capability of creating custom connectors in the admin UI.
Are you ready for Windows XP End of Life? With April 8th, 2014 rapidly approaching you might find yourself scratching your head wondering how many Windows XP computers are in your environment that need to be replaced or upgraded. There are various tools you can use that do the reporting such as Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console or even Spiceworks if you have it deployed in your network. I developed a simple one line script in PowerShell that can report this and export the information to a CSV file. All you need is at least one Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller or above to be able to run Remote Active Directory Administration commands against and of course the client RSAT tools for your workstation if that’s where you choose to run the command from.
Sage recently surveyed 134 executives of small and mid-sized (SMB) manufacturers about the general health of their businesses and use of ERP software. The survey revealed that hiring is up, with 73% of respondents reporting that they’ve hired staff within the last six months. Two-thirds of the businesses surveyed felt that their accounting or ERP system helped them better serve their customers in the areas of product delivery efficiencies, open order tracking, raw material forecasts, and shorter lead times.
When asked about the specific conditions of their own manufacturing business over the next six months.
- 49 percent believed that new orders would increase.
- 47 percent felt that production would increase.
- 23 percent believed that inventories would increase.