The Attivo Blog

Feb 22 2016

SQL Maintenance Basics

There are really 2 kinds of SQL Maintenance Plans: Database Backups, and Everything Else.  But the funny thing is, they all really go together.  

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Feb 22 2016

What’s New at Exact (and Attivo)

Attivo recently signed on as an Exact Unity Partner!  The Unity Partner Agreement was created to leverage the partner reseller channel in a highly cooperative way, with the end goal of providing the highest level of end-user customer service possible, along with continuous improvements to a very high value ERP software.  Growth and profitability for partners like Attivo, and developers like Exact Software can only come when people like you can honestly say good things about us! 

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Feb 22 2016

Should I be Using MRP?

If you aren’t using MRP now…could your company benefit from MRP (Material Requirements Planning)?  Here’s a few reasons why…or why not…MRP should be in use.  Reorder level (min/max) based materials planning definitely has its limitations.  And, visual planning methods are only applicable for certain types of materials.  MRP can help you plan for purchased raw materials, manufactured sub-assemblies, as well as finished goods.  It is the correct tool to use when you have the following requirements:

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Feb 17 2016

Understanding the Importance of Demand Forecasting

Manufacturing and distribution companies know that demand can be inconsistent at best and downright mystifying at worst. While running out of stock of a given item can cost your business, having too much overhead can drain your cash flow.

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Feb 05 2016

Identifying the 4 Types of Superbowl Party Guests

We know that we are typically all business here at the Attivo blog, but with this weekend being the biggest sports weekend of the year, we thought we’d switch things up a bit. It’s Superbowl Sunday, which means parties, parties and more parties. Whether you are a diehard football fan, or you don’t even know who is playing this Sunday, you can still fit in and have a good time.  You just need to be able to identify what kind of Superbowler you are, and identify like-minded individuals.

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Feb 04 2016

You Can’t Get to the Cloud in a Hot Air Balloon

There is a commercial where a man is loading all of his earthly possessions into the basket of a hot air balloon.  When his neighbor asks him what he’s doing, he says he’s moving everything to “The Cloud”. While most people don’t actually believe that cloud computing is literally in the clouds, there are a number of people who don’t understand what cloud computing exactly is.

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