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Jan
14
2021

2021 is the End of Non-Digital Business- Here’s Why and How to Adapt

When it comes to conducting business digitally, that which was once optional is now mandatory. In 2020, over 30 million small business owners faced the challenge of adapting to the digital landscape nearly overnight, and those that failed are likely struggling to stay in business.    span data-contrast=”auto”>Embracing technology as a permanent part of your business strategy...
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Jan
08
2021

The Software Functionality Required for Food Manufacturers in 2021

In 2021, there are many options available for food manufacturing software solutions. All of them claim to help your company streamline operations and boast robust features and applications, but how can you tell which solution is right for your business? Which elements are most important in a software solution specifically for food manufacturers? No matter...
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Dec
31
2020

A Crash Course in Data Security for Small Businesses

Running a small business means having to quickly get yourself and your team up to speed on many different skills that are often outside of your wheelhouse. While most small business owners aren’t data security experts at first, there’s nothing stopping them from learning the basics to make well-informed decisions about their business.      ...
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Dec
24
2020

Creating Positive Change for Small Businesses and Our Community During the Holiday Season

At Attivo, we’re committed to giving back to the community locally and on a global scale. And while the holiday season inspires many of us with a charitable spirit, we want you to know about the organizations and missions we support year-round. As a member of our business community, your direct purchases from Attivo helps...
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Dec
17
2020

Does Your Software Scale Easily With Your Business?

Growth is an important element in any successful business, however, many business owners fail to have the foresight to invest in scalability within their digital infrastructures. Scaling your business should be an exciting time, not a period where your tools hold you back or create frustration in your pursuit of growth.     Learn about...
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Dec
10
2020

4 Reasons QuickBooks is the Wrong Software Tool For Your Business

There’s no doubt that QuickBooks is a well-known and feature-rich accounting software solution, but that doesn’t make it the right solution for all businesses. While accountants seem to have few issues with QuickBooks, business owners are frustrated. If you try searching “QuickBooks” on any major social media platform, the results are telling; you’ll find both...
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Oct
29
2020

Fact vs. Fiction: Mythbusting Common ERP Misconceptions

When it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software systems, there are several common misconceptions that discourage business owners from taking advantage of these useful process improvement solutions. In reality, a proper ERP system synchronizes and streamlines your critical business processes and eliminates a myriad of painful challenges. Many business owners unnecessarily struggle with manual processes, time-consuming spreadsheets, and error-prone reporting on a daily basis. Read our list...
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Oct
22
2020

The Simple Truths Behind 3 Cloud Hosting Myths

In the digital age, cloud hosting is a popular choice for many businesses because it provides an extremely secure and streamlined approach to data storage. Instead of storing all your business’s data on a single machine, cloud hosting stores your data on servers at a high-availability data center environment, and is therefore accessible anytime, anywhere....
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Oct
15
2020

How to Simplify ERP Implementation with Attivo All-in-One

As a business owner, CFO, Controller, or accounting manager you are responsible for keeping process and project management organized and efficient, which requires constant monitoring that can be labor and time-intensive. If you’re relying on separate databases, spreadsheets, and systems that aren’t designed to be integrated, your team is likely wasting time and money with...
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Oct
08
2020

What is Attivo All-in-One?

Attivo All-in-One isn’t just another piece of software to add to your growing collection; it’s a comprehensive, strategic collection of systems and services that integrates all your critical business processes into one secure solution.  Small businesses face innumerable challenges that are compounded by using error-prone manual systems, processes, and spreadsheets. The resulting islands of automation...
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Jun
09
2020

3 Reasons Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers and Distributors Need Cloud Hosting

Manufacturers and distributors in the food and beverage industry need efficient and modern systems to be competitive while remaining compliant with all FDA and USDA regulations and requirements. Here are three reasons why small to midsize businesses in this sector need cloud hosting.   Streamlined Reporting So often, we hear of companies who are overwhelmed...
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May
22
2020

Improving Efficiency With Synergy’s Quality Management & CMMS Automation

In April, Leahy Consulting invited two Synergy consultants on the Attivo team to share solutions for Quality Management and CMMS. During this informative presentation, we discussed ideas for new ways to solve your manufacturing and distribution problems.   Synergy is a unique business management software solution with features to streamline workflow, document management, project management,...
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May
14
2020

Traceability Improvement For Food Distributors

Efficient traceability for food distributors is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. As part of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing for every level of the food supply chain to modernize their systems and create a digital, traceable, and safer system. Optimal traceability needs to...
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May
07
2020

4 Ways Cloud Hosting Effectively Supports Remote Work

Remote work capabilities are a necessity to keep your business competitive in the digital era. It’s more important than ever to implement software systems that enable smooth scalability, flexibility, cost savings, and mobility. Fortunately, cloud hosting offers all of these benefits and more. Here are four ways cloud hosting helps your business operate remotely.   ...
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Apr
05
2020

Common Challenges Facing Metal Manufacturers in 2020

Today’s metal manufacturing sector faces a number of hurdles. Unprecedented growth has put pressure on lowering costs and being able to efficiently match supply with demand. The competition is stiff and factories are working to find ways to refine their business models to improve the bottom line. Here are three common challenges facing metal manufacturers...
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Apr
02
2020

How ERP Software Can Help Metal Manufacturers

At the Attivo Group we’re confident that our ERP solutions can help discrete manufacturers create a more efficient supply chain. The metal manufacturing sector can especially benefit from SAP Business One, which has a whole suite of thoughtful features purposefully built to meet your needs.   Material Requirements Planning Having the right materials on hand...
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Mar
16
2020

5 Technology Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industry in 2020

The food and beverage industry is defined by its ability to quickly pivot according to the needs of its customers. Nowhere is this innovation more evident than the technology challenges manufacturers and distributors face every day. In the Food and Beverage sector, the real risk is food safety and potential recall. Combatting this starts and...
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Mar
16
2020

5 Challenges Medical and Dental Distributors Face and How ERP Software Can Help

5 Challenges Medical and Dental Distributors Face and How ERP Software Can HelDistribution within the medical and dental industries poses its own unique set of challenges. Distribution processes require extreme attention to detail, quality control, and traceability to get the job done right and remain compliant. Staying organized and on top of all these moving...
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Mar
10
2020

4 Questions To Ask Your ERP Partner

Choosing an ERP partner isn’t a cut-and-paste decision. Business leaders must do their research to make sure the software and partner are the right decision for their organization. Moving over from a legacy platform or adding a new ERP solution takes a lot of trust. Almost every aspect of the business will be impacted by...
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Feb
20
2020

Transitioning to the Cloud

The transition to the cloud can mean a few different things depending on your business’s current ERP situation. If you have an existing ERP system hosted on-site, transitioning to the cloud means relocating that software to a data center and accessing it remotely. If you are implementing a new system, cloud hosting may be optional...
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