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7 Tips to Prepare for Recession

Published on March 23, 2020

 

With restrictions on travel, social distancing and mandatory quarantines, the current estimates are for double digit decline in GDP in Q2 2020.  After surviving Y2k, the dot com bomb, and the financial crisis we have learned many lessons about how to survive a recession.  Since doing nothing is not an option and tightening the belt will only help so much, consider some of the following tips to prepare for and emerge stronger if there truly is an impending recession. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Strategies for Slow Moving Inventory

Published on March 3, 2020

When you have items which are slow moving they are like keeping cash in a bank account with no interest and recurring fees.  If your inventory does not turn at a regular and frequent rate there are actions you can take to improve your cash flow and bottom line.

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Topics: inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Using Inventory Classification to Optimize Inventory

Published on January 7, 2020

You optimize your inventory when you reduce your carrying value to the lowest amount necessary to meet your order fill rate objectives.  Classification is the segregation of inventory into categories.  One of the most common methods for classification is the ABC method where A are your most valuable items and C are your least valuable items.  The idea is to focus on your high value items which have the most impact on carrying value. 

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Topics: inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Setting Posting Periods in SAP Business One

Published on January 4, 2020

Business One is extremely flexible in setting up your posting periods.   The following tips and tricks are key to meeting the requirements for posting within Business One while meeting your company's fiscal requirements.  You can have 1 posting period per year, 12 monthly periods, 52 weekly periods, etc.  Some companies use a 4-4-5 week posting date series for their "Monthly" buckets.

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Topics: SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Sending Documents via e-Mail in SAP Business One

Published on October 9, 2019

In SAP Business One, you can define different messages to be sent as internal messages, e-mails and faxes. The messages can be sent to the system users as well as to defined business partners. You can also send messages to any other recipients. You can either send messages to individual recipients or use the distribution list to send messages to groups of recipients.

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Topics: SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


SAP Business One Online Support Tools

Published on August 26, 2019

Over the past few years SAP has stepped up it's online support for Business One.  The "SAP Help Portal" contains a complete online help system and so much more.  The word portal is apropos as it contains links to more information than ever including:

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Topics: SAP Business One, SAP Business One Cloud, SAP Business One 9.3, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Inventory Cycle Counting Made Easy

Published on August 13, 2019

Inventory management is a big deal. You need to store it in properly, monitor lot/batch expiration dates, and be able to find it when you need it! A big part of finding it is keeping an accurate count.

When you count your inventory once or twice a year, each count takes lots of time, usually done in a hurry, sometimes with outsourced help and may reveal significant gaps comparing to the books.  Frequent counts of parts of your inventory (cycle counts) is more efficient and improves overall accuracy.

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Topics: Warehouse Management, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


How to Prevent Errors in Financial Postings

Published on June 28, 2019

The Chart of Accounts and related financial postings and reports are the heart of any ERP system.  As accountants know and love, debits must equal credits.  Accountants love order and control.  As a former CPA I know, it is in our nature!  So how do you make certain the debits and credits are posted to the right account and that you can reconcile all your accounts with ease?

Block Manual Positng is the key!
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Topics: SAP Business One, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


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