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Preparing Your SAP Business One System for the New Year and Closing the Current One
Richard Duffy
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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The SAP HANA Conversation Continues for SAP Business One Customers (Plus New E-Learnings Available)
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One November 08, 2017

The SAP HANA Conversation Continues for SAP Business One Customers (Plus New E-Learnings Available)

One of my first projects upon joining ASUG earlier this year was a two-part blog series on SAP HANA versus SQL Server: Understanding the differences and making the right choice. It was the inspiration for our webcast in October and our most popular post to date. Here are the links (Part 1; Part 2) if you want to catch up.

If you have followed my thoughts  over the past few years, you will know that I have a friendly but complicated relationship with SAP HANA.

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Integration, APIs, and the SAP Business One Developer's Dilemma
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Developers, Integration November 06, 2017

Integration, APIs, and the SAP Business One Developer's Dilemma

If you are building an application that integrates to SAP Business One, you are spoiled for choice these days. In some respects, this leads to a bit of a dilemma as to which way you should go.

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What We Learned About the Future of SAP Business One at Biz.ONE Conference
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Richard Duffy in Digital Transformation, SAP Business One, Biz.ONE November 01, 2017

What We Learned About the Future of SAP Business One at Biz.ONE Conference

After the successful Biz.ONE Conference last week in southern California, I will be following up with a few posts on key takeaways from the event. 

As you would expect, there were many of the senior folks from SAP in attendance and delivering sessions at the conference. Within these sessions and in conversations throughout the event, there were three core messages that I took away:  

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Your Journey to the Cloud as an SAP Business One User
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Richard Duffy in Cloud, SAP Business One October 30, 2017

Your Journey to the Cloud as an SAP Business One User

Now that the Biz.ONE Conference has wrapped up, it is time to continue the discussion we started in Anaheim. (Side note: Kudos to our colleagues at Eventful Conferences for taking this event to the next level!)

The timing is also quite fortunate, as ASUG kicks off a webcast series on Cloud and Cloud Culture. Not all of these sessions may be directly applicable to SAP Business One; but the three higher-level sessions should be helpful for understanding the complexities of these topics. (If you cannot attend the live sessions, they will be ..

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Securing Your SAP Business One Infrastructure with SSL Certificates
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Cybersecurity Week October 27, 2017

Securing Your SAP Business One Infrastructure with SSL Certificates

Because of my experience and profile within the SAP Business One ecosytem (and now ONE.Source | The ASUG Community for SAP Buiness One), I get a lot of inbound questions about issues that people encounter with their deployments.

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Cybersecurity Week: Security Best Practices – It's Not All About Software
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Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Security October 23, 2017

Cybersecurity Week: Security Best Practices – It's Not All About Software

This week much of the ASUG team, including myself, is attending the Biz.ONE Conference and launching ONE.Source  | The ASUG Community for SAP Business One.

Additionally, ASUG is hosting Cybersecurity Week, a series of featured webcasts and important content on one of the hottest topics facing our industry. While I hope to connect with many of you here at Biz.ONE, I did not want to miss this opportunity to chime in on this important topic. 

More about Cybersecurity Week

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