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Instinct vs. Data in an Inventory-Driven Business
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, supply chain, Logistics January 18, 2018

Instinct vs. Data in an Inventory-Driven Business

Logistics month continues for ONE.Source, our ASUG community for SAP Business One.

Throughout my career, I have met many small business owners with encyclopaedic knowledge of their businesses who absolutely amazed me. Much less often, however, have I met small business owners who were able focus their attention on innovation and business growth. Developing that encyclopaedic knowledge requires a lot of time and attention—attention that may be better served elsewhere. 

Too often, we focus our attention on achieving all-encompassing, encyclopaedic..

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Useful SAP Business One Queries: Sales Orders with Multiple Deliveries
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, SQL queries January 08, 2018

Useful SAP Business One Queries: Sales Orders with Multiple Deliveries

In my role as SAP Business One Subject Matter Expert and Community Evangelist for ONE.Source (long title, I know), I help moderate our community forum. Each month, one of the oldest posts ranks as our most popular, both for ASUG members as well as those who stumble upon our community via search engines: Useful SAP B1 Queries from August of 2009. 

There are a number of queries shared throughout the thread, but the first query shared fits nicely with our inaugural Logistics month as we kick off our year-round curriculum for 2018. With that lucky..

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Living the Logistics Life with SAP Business One – ONE.Source Theme for January 2018
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Complementary Solutions, supply chain, Logistics January 04, 2018

Living the Logistics Life with SAP Business One – ONE.Source Theme for January 2018

As we start the new year, our ONE.Source community is officially beginning our year-round curriculum for 2018. Each month, we will focus on a central topic (or two) and explore all perspectives (customer, partner, SAP, and our SME) via webcasts, blogs, videos, discussions, and more.

Optimising and reducing the cost of operations tends to be a major focus area in businesses that buy and sell products, whether your enterprise is large or small.

With the continuing challenges around maintaining margins — constantly under pressure from increased..

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SAP Business One Complementary Solutions: The ONE.Source Approach to
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Complementary Solutions January 03, 2018

SAP Business One Complementary Solutions: The ONE.Source Approach to "Add-Ons"

You are probably familiar with  the concept of "add-on" solutions for SAP Business One. These solutions are not included in the core SAP Business One product, but connect to your system when you start the software session. 

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Integration Solutions for SAP Business One (That Don't Require a Computer Science Degree to Use) - Part 1: Zapier
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Integration December 28, 2017

Integration Solutions for SAP Business One (That Don't Require a Computer Science Degree to Use) - Part 1: Zapier

When it comes to ERP projects, one of the biggest areas of complexity and cost often relates to the processes around integrating the disparate systems deployed inside an organisation.

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SAP Delivers Cloud Choice for SAP Business One Customers
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Biz.ONE, Cloud ERP, Opinion December 20, 2017

SAP Delivers Cloud Choice for SAP Business One Customers

As we discussed at the Biz.ONE Conference in October, the evolution of SAP Business One to the cloud has been an ongoing journey. As with many ERP solutions, there have been a number of stops along the way and the occasional change of product strategy and direction driven by the broader SAP platform strategy.

With a new year just around the corner and Biz.ONE receding in the rearview mirror (don't worry, it will be back in 2018), it's a good time to take stock of the choices that are available for you when considering SAP Business One in the..

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Preparing Your SAP Business One System for the New Year and Closing the Current One
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Year End December 15, 2017

Preparing Your SAP Business One System for the New Year and Closing the Current One

Now that the new year is almost upon us and preparations for next year are underway, a key step in the new year preparation process is setting up the new financial periods in your SAP Business One solution.

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Boosting Your (Business) Intelligence with Power BI and SAP Business One
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One November 30, 2017

Boosting Your (Business) Intelligence with Power BI and SAP Business One

As mentioned in some recent blogs, our ONE.Source Community offers the opportunity to continue the conversations we started at the Biz.ONE Conference last month. This post is a follow up on my “Reportapalooza” session, examining reporting and visualization options with your SAP Business One solution.

In the movie "Field of Dreams," Kevin Costner was hearing a voice telling him, "If you build it they will come," and the “it” in his case was a baseball field. He went ahead and turned part of his Iowa cornfields into a baseball field and, in fact,..

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Making Managing Sales Tax Less Taxing in 2018 with Tax Automation Solutions

As you run closer and closer to the end of the year, it's not uncommon to start refelecting on the year that's almost past. With that reflection, many of you are natually thinking ahead to what you can do differently in the new year to make life easier and streamline your operations.

Before we officially kick off our ONE.Source curriculum in 2018, we wanted to end this year with a focus on a few topics that can help you sooner rather later.

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The McKinsey 7S Model: Building an Integrated Small Business Planning Process and Executing Against It – Begin with the End in Mind
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Planning, Best Practices, Strategy November 14, 2017

The McKinsey 7S Model: Building an Integrated Small Business Planning Process and Executing Against It – Begin with the End in Mind

This is a follow-up to our recent webcast: Aligning Your Strategy and Systems to Drive Results. While this presentation was geared towards our ONE.Source Community for SAP Business One, the content was mostly product-agnostic and has general application for small and midsized businesses, regardless of the technology platform you may use.

If you missed the live session, you can access this presentation on demand.

As we covered in the webcast, the primary success factor in this process is to start with a view of the overarching business goals. In the McKinsey 7S Process we..

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