Harvest Ventures Customer News - August 2014
Here we are already in the last week of August, the summer is almost over. Between holidays and being just plain busy, the days have flown by.
The team at Harvest Ventures has been busy with many new projects and as a result, we have some exciting news for you!
- New Harvest Ventures Consultants
- Website Upgrade
- Taking a Proactive Approach with Business Activity Monitoring (Exact Event Manager)
- Is a Business Process Assessment Part of your ERP Investment Strategy?
- Upcoming Webinars
NEW HARVEST VENTURES CONSULTANTS
We are pleased to welcome two new consultants to our team - Ray Vitkus and David Parker.
Ray is a Business Analytics Consultant who has recently joined us and brings over thirty years of ERP, Business Analytics and IT experience to our team. Ray comes to us from Exact where he had 16+ years' experience working with all aspects of Exact Business Analytics (EBA) integrated with Exact Macola, Exact Globe and other ERP systems. This includes implementation, training and customizations. With Harvest, Ray's focus is on EBA implementations and user training, along with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Crystal Reports.
David is an Application Consultant who has just joined Harvest Ventures this month and comes to us with over twenty-five years' experience in accounting and ERP systems. David is a long time user of Exact Progression and Exact Macola ES and has worked as a consultant with several Exact Partners over the years.
Welcome to the team Ray and David!
Harvest has revamped our website in an effort to better serve you. We hope you like the new look and that it's easy to find the information you are looking for.
This new website runs on the latest version of Sniperdyne eCommerce. This eCommerce platform integrates with Exact Progression and Exact Macola accounting and inventory data.
TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO BUSINESS ACTIVITY MONITORING
(EXACT EVENT MANAGER)
Business Activity Monitoring may be more familiar when referred to as Exact Event Manager which is a tool that monitors business data and takes action in the form of alerts and triggered events to help businesses become more proactive.
The latest release of Exact Event Manager now supports:
- FTP and file folders
- Printing documents to a network printer or fax
- Exact Synergy Enterprise document attachments in email, print, fax (similar to SSRS and Crystal Reports)
- Executing a program using a command line
Exact Event Manager is not a new product but one that is constantly evolving. Many users find it extremely useful for so many different applications.
It can be used with all Exact products and many third party add-on products as well.
For those considering Exact Macola 10, Exact Event Manager comes as part of the product with unlimited events and is referred to as Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).
If you are interested in seeing Exact Event Manager in action or want to learn more about how it can help your business, contact us today!
IS A BUSINESS PROCESS ASSESSMENT PART OF YOUR ERP INVESTMENT STRATEGY?
The thing with technology is that at some point, you have to make a move. You have to decide if upgrading your ERP software will meet your business needs or if you should implement an entirely new ERP application. It's difficult to make that decision without a plan or a roadmap of your business' goals and strategies both short term and long term.
For most businesses, there will be a trigger that causes them to make a decision, such as:
- Growth - acquisitions, divisions, increased staff, new product lines
- New manufacturing/distribution/business processes
- The need to streamline processes
- Staff turnover
- Compliance requirements
- The need to upgrade servers and staff workstations (compatibility and security issues)
Wouldn't it be wonderful if by taking a few simple steps such as re-training, software updates and adding a module or two you could set your business back on track? This happens more often than not!
Learn How to Integrate EDI with Exact Macola - August 26, 1pm - 2pm ET
Exact Macola 10 Product Tour - September 3, 1pm - 2pm ET
Please be sure to send us your feedback on the new website and enjoy the rest of your summer!