Introducing Silverware Quality Control
For years we've helped companies excel in the areas of operations and product quality, but we wanted to do even more. We started by consolidating the most impactful quality control features into a single solution, then made it available on Microsoft AppSource. The Silverware Quality Control (QC) module enables companies to manage test results and data so that they can improve their overall quality strategy, optimize and launch products, and adapt to changes in regulation and consumer taste. We look forward to helping more companies realize the potential of their quality strategy with Silverware QC.
Silverware makes the 2019 VAR Stars List
The VAR Stars List holds a special place in the partner world. The designation isn’t based on revenue, or size, but by the quality of the work delivered. Specific criteria includes leadership in the industry, development and acceptance of important software products, and direct recognition from publishers such as Microsoft and Sage Intacct. At Silverware, we are proud Microsoft Gold Partners and Members of the Sage Intacct President’s Circle. We’ve served companies in the manufacturing and distribution industry for over 30 years and two years ago, we opened a service line in cannabis. We chose cannabis because we recognized the industry’s dire need for data and products they can trust. Every choice we make in our business is driven by our customers. We aim to help them envision a better future for their business and then do whatever it takes to get them there together. Thank you to ERP Global Insights for recognizing our efforts and impact!
Silver Leaf CBC Becomes the First Microsoft Cannabis Solution on AppSource
Over the past few years, we built an ERP that helps cannabis companies achieve operational excellence. The cannabis industry is experiencing a period of hyper-growth which amplifies difficulties in compliance and tracking. We decided to tackle the problem head-on by embedding a solution into Business Central that provides clarity and a single source of truth. Silver Leaf CBC provides the information needed to transform a business in the long run and helps every employee do their jobs more efficiently. Our cannabis ERP, now on the cloud, tracks products, ensures delivery and maintains the highest levels of quality. We are proud to offer our solution publicly with Microsoft as the first cannabis solution on AppSource. Get the full story here.
NCIA Industry Socials
Hey NCIA! We are heading to the industry socials in Phoenix, Seattle, and Denver in January. The local industry socials only happen a handful of times each year. Each event is a great opportunity to network with cannabis professionals in your area. Last year we spoke with payroll managers, lawyers, and accountants specializing in cannabis. If you're curious about the buzz around our latest cannabis-ERP on Microsoft AppSource, come chat with our team! Set up an appointment in any city by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry Social Dates
Phoenix - Tuesday, January 14th
Seattle - Tuesday, January 14th
Denver - Tuesday, January 28th
Silverware named to the Presidents Club (again!)
We're giving ourselves two hearty pats on the back for being named to Sage Intacct Presidents Club for the second year in a row-- wow Nancy and David! Members of the Presidents Club are top-performing channel partners recognized for transforming business processes, finding meaningful insights, and growing their customers' business. At Silverware, we pride ourselves on strong customer satisfaction built on trust and satisfaction. Our team is beyond honored to receive Sage Intacct's highest partner award this year -- it certainly won't be the last. Read the full press release here.
We’ve been published!
A few weeks ago we were picked up by ERP News! They asked if we had thoughts about how to choose an ERP system. As 30-year implementers, of course we had thoughts. So we sent in an article about how to make long-term software decisions in your cannabis operation. Read the full article here: ERP_News_Magazine_October_2019_issue_03
The cannabis industry desperately needs answers, especially when companies make big claims about ERP, but they mostly focus on seed-to-sale. We strive to educate by providing free content about how to make discerning decisions in cannabis. In the future, we look forward to working with publications like ERP News that are committed to sourcing thoughtful perspectives that inform and improve our industry. Have other questions you'd like us to answer? Drop us a note at email@example.com.
Our Favorite Things from the 2019 Sage Intacct Release 3
Curious about what's happening with Sage Intacct, but find it difficult to keep up? Get the latest from our Practice Manager, Nancy McCarthy. For each release, she selects her "favorite things" and discusses capabilities with the broadest user appeal. R3 gave us live (and free!) Bank Feeds as well as a new GL...Catch all her highlights from the 2019 Sage Intacct Release 3, here.
Next stop, Advantage 2019
Re-imagine your Sage Intacct solution at Advantage 2019! This October, the team goes to Vegas to see the ones who matter most - our customers. We love Advantage because it always creates an excellent environment for users. Not only does it attract some of the top product experts, it's a great place to gather resources, grow your network, and consider your system strategy. It's also a perfect time to think about how you value your people and your tools. Are giving your Super Users the support to grow and teach others? How are you calculating the value of your cloud ERP? We know you have questions. All you have to do is ask, or check out our blog. See you in Vegas!
When: October 21 - 25 2019
Where: The MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Nevada
BC/NAVUG Summit 2019
Ready for some paranormal activity? We're heading to Summit Orlando where we plan to make your experience a magical one...Visit with us this October as we trick out booth #211 in Orlando, Florida! Learn the latest automagical tricks in D365 Business Central and get mesmerized by solution-oriented sessions. For a particularly wicked time, stay tuned for our after-party details.
When: October 14th-18th
Where: The Gaylord Palms Convention Center Orlando
NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Silver Leaf CBC is going to the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in San Jose! Learn from the best in the field by joining one of the largest cannabis networks in the world. Engage with peers, demo technologies, and vet ideas to optimize your business. Let us know if you'll be in town by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: July 22nd - 24th
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Sage Intacct 2019 Release 2 is Here
Sage publishes new features and functionality four times a year. The second release of 2019 went live on Friday, May 17. As usual, the Silverware team has already taken inventory and learned the latest and greatest functionality. While some of the 2019 Release 2 changes are minor, others can easily improve and accelerate your financial processes. To help our customers understand what’s new and why it matters, our Sage Intacct Practice Manager, Nancy McCarthy, shares her favorite features in the new release. Her blog is chock-full of tips and tricks Sage Intacct users can use to get the most out of the latest capabilities. Read our blog to absorb her favorites from the latest release.
Directions 2019 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Annual Conference
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: May 5-8, 2019
Less than a year ago, we attended Directions in San Diego and watched NAV evolve into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC). Now we're diving even deeper as the product matures. We'll be looking at data migration, security, and the future of industry favorites like Jet Global. As always, we're focused on finding ways to maximize our customers' use of BC. One of our newest consultants, Kieran, even made a scheduling spreadsheet to optimize our time at the conference. We can't wait to bring back our findings! Stay tuned for our Directions de-brief in the coming weeks.
Are you heading to Vegas? Let us know! We'll be staying in venue at the Red Rock so please come by to say hello.
Inaugural NAVUG Arizona Chapter Meeting
There's more in the air than just orange blossoms! NAVUG's Arizona Chapter springs into action with new leadership and an inaugural meeting that kicks off April 24th. Join us at the Microsoft Office in Tempe where we'll hear Mike Brenneman's updates on the SANA eCommerce platform, and Sara will host her popular "NAV Tips and Tricks" presentation. Lunch is included.
More importantly, your attendance drives NAV education in our local community. We are eager to hear what topics matter to you so that we can continue to provide valuable meetings for our Phoenix Chapter. We look forward to seeing you!
Reserve your spot here.
Phoenix Office on the Move
Our Phoenix office is on the move - as in we are literally moving!
We packed up our office, kissed the carpet good-bye, and headed one mile east to The Marilyn.
Our dedicated office heroes, Bob, Paul, and his son Henry spent the weekend configuring desks and making sure all our power was set to go Monday.
So if you're in the neighborhood, we invite you to come wave at us in our modern conference room, or join us for lunch across the street.
We've survived, we have internet, and we are counting the days until we see our remodeled home!
Happy Holidays from Silverware HQ
For our customers and our employees, we're always committed to doing more and giving more, but as 2018 comes to an end, we'd like to celebrate what we've accomplished so far. So a toast to our very first trade show booth at NAVUG! A toast to Silver Leaf CBC and the team members who continue to make it meaningful. A toast to our powerhouse Sage Intacct team for their unbelievable year. A toast to our temporary living space at The Marilyn (stop by to say hello!). And a toast to our clients for making what we do possible.
Holiday Gifts and Greetings from the Silverware Sage Intacct team!
A month ago, we wrote about the latest modules from Sage Intacct. Now, as members of the President’s Club, Silverware gets to share our success with our customers with a special gift – a Sage Intacct discount of 20% off the latest module releases from now until Dec. 28th 2018.
About Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning:
Sage Intacct is known for its strong, multi-dimensional financial management engine, and this additional module strengthens its position. Budgeting and Planning streamlines and improves the budget planning process for small and midsize businesses that have outgrown spreadsheets, the native Intacct budgeting functionality, and emailing for collaborative budgeting and forecasting.
About Interactive Custom Report Writer:
This new module enables users to build custom reports quickly and easily with hierarchical field selection, drag-and-drop functionality, and automatic formatting and simple subtotaling. The rich interactivity enables users to pivot, filter, sort, and expand data to model and answer specific business questions.
About Dynamic Allocations:
Allocations can be time-consuming, and error prone, but also vital to understanding organizational performance. Sage Intacct Dynamic Allocations enables companies to save time and effort, reduce errors, and increase transparency into organizational performance by streamlining the month end process of allocating revenue and expenditures based on complex business drivers.
Related content: The Impact on Intacct — Is Sage Intacct Better Than Ever?
Marijuana Business Conference and Expo (MJBizCon)
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: November 14-16, 2018
MJBizCon is the largest cannabis industry conference in the world with over 18,000 attendees. The event gives our team at Silverware, and Silver Leaf CBC, a tremendous opportunity to set up meetings with potential clients and dive into new topics. This one-on-one interaction is a fantastic way to understand the latest industry trends, how they impact our business, and how they affect our existing customers.
Sage Intacct Advantage 2018
Where: Nashville, TN
When: October 22-26, 2018
Recently, Sage Intacct recognized Silverware Inc. with two prestigious awards: President's Club (as Growth Partner of the Year) and Partner of the Quarter (Q4) for our dedication to the customer-for-life approach we take at Silverware. We're fortunate to have amazing customers and a team that's committed to building long-term solutions that make sense. Thank you, Sage Intacct for acknowledging our efforts!
We are eager to attend Advantage 2018, along with many of our new customers, where together we can continue to learn about the extensive capabilities this cloud ERP solution offers. Our team at Silverware is particularly interested in learning more out of the reporting functionality for our customers — we're excited to share our findings.
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: October 15-18, 2018
This year NAVUG Summit is coming to Phoenix!
Not only will we host an expo booth at the Phoenix Convention Center and a customer appreciation event at one of our favorite local spots, but our own Sara Silver will lead two classes:
- Dimensions and Account Schedules for Everyone – Tuesday 10/16 4:15-5:15 (search code: NEW77)
- Peer to Peer Solutions: New to D365 Business Central / Dynamics NAV Q&A Expert Panel – Wednesday 10/17 2:30-3:30 (search code: NEW85)
With Microsoft’s announcement of Dynamics Business Central earlier this spring, you can use this opportunity to attend these classes and others being offered to enhance the value your company continues to receive from Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Expect sessions and demos featuring integrated business solutions unified through Azure, new ways to dig deeper into data and other real-time capabilities designed for the modern business.
Directions North America – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner Conference
Where: San Diego, CA
When: September 30 - October 3, 2018
Designed by partners for partners, Directions North America helps organizations maximize the impact of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and D365 Business Central for their small- and mid-sized business (SMB) customers. The conference promotes the discovery of new tools, the sharing of best practices, and the expansion of third-party solutions to make this event valuable for NAV partners everywhere. The Silverware team will attend sessions focused specifically around the latest innovations in D365 Business Central to learn how to best help our customers get the most out of Power Apps, Extensions, Modifications, Development 2.0, and other new functionalities. Stay tuned - we’ll be reporting back on what we learned!
Silverware is branching out with Silver Leaf CBC — and we’re on the move
Silver Leaf CBC is the latest product offering from Silverware, Inc. It’s a comprehensive financial and operations management solution for the cannabis industry. Silver Leaf CBC leverages our decades of expertise with ERP solutions for manufacturing and distribution for companies in the cannabis industry. Silver Leaf CBC helps cannabis companies implement best practices, capture new opportunities, and overcome the inherent challenges of this rapidly evolving market.
To both promote and evolve Silver Leaf CBC, Silverware will be attending the leading industry events in the upcoming several months. Participating in trade shows and networking with people in all aspects of this dynamic industry are just a couple of ways we ensure we’re providing our clients the best business solutions to maximize their investments in this exciting market.
Here are some of the upcoming events where you’ll find us:
National Cannabis Business Association (NCIA) Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Where: San Jose, CA
When: July 25-27, 2018
This 5th annual NCIA Summit event is expected to host more the 7,500 attendees. Most of the industry will be in attendance for this important gathering of cannabis industry thought leaders.
The NCIA gives Silverware’s/Silver Leaf’s cannabis experts an opportunity to network with industry peers, learn the latest trends from its impressive panel of speakers, and understand investor needs, while translating how these trends relate to and affect the requirements of business management software for cannabis businesses.
NCIA California Cannabis Business Summit
Where: Anaheim, CA
When: October 22-23, 2018
This summit is in its second year and is held by the largest national trade association in the cannabis arena. The event focuses on navigating the new recreational market in the state of California, which is expected to be the largest to date.
California has many regulatory changes still in flux. Silverware/Silver Leaf will be attending the summit to network with target market clients that are searching for a business management solution that meets the requirements they will face in the state. We are there to help investors and cannabis business professionals understand their options and explain how seed-to-sale software systems simply fall short of providing what these companies need to succeed.
Marijuana Business Conference and Expo (MJBizCon)
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: November 14-16, 2018
MJBizCon is the largest cannabis industry conference in the world, attracting more than 18,000 attendees. The event gives us a tremendous opportunity to set up meetings with potential clients and the direct networking is a fantastic way to better understand the latest industry trends on a global level, and how they impact both our business and those of our existing customers.
Silverware staying ahead of the cannabis curve
Find us at MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans (May 9-11). The theme of the conference is License to Launch and Beyond: Building the future of the cannabis industry.
Silverware’s David Thikoll and Alex Glueckler attending to offer expertise and keep a pulse on what is new in technology. The cannabis industry is ever changing, which makes having agile software and systems that can adapt crucial if you want longevity (and profitability) beyond your launch. We understand the unique needs of a cannabis enterprise and can advise on financial and operations management software to help run efficient operations. But there is always more to learn.
If you’ve launched a cannabis business or are considering it, you may be asking, “What’s next?” Check here for more information on MJBizCon Next.
Sage Intacct Advantage 2017
The customer/partner event not to be missed! We love this event as we get to engage with Sage Intacct product experts, users and other partners. In addition, Advantage provides workshops for the novice to the pro with sessions that allow you to personalize your conference experience. There’s also an opportunity to explore the Marketplace Expo where you will gain a better insight into partner solutions and services and share best practices with industry peers. This is one of the best user events in the industry and we look forward to connecting with you to help you get the most value from the experience.
When: October 16-20
Where: MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Directions North America 2017
Directions is our favorite annual networking and educational event. NAV partners from all over the country unite, which gives us an incredible opportunity to engage with fellow NAV partners and Microsoft’s NAV product management and development teams. We strenghten our relationships in the NAV community and learn first-hand what Microsoft and other NAV developers have in store for our customers. We’re particularly excited to learn more on the next Dynamics NAV release (NAV 2018, code name “Tenerife”) and see the latest add-in solutions from the ecosystem of 3rd party developers (aka ISVs). These solutions deepen and extend NAVs native functionality.
When: September 16-20, 2017
Where: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, FL
Intacct Becomes Part of the Sage Family
The Sage Group plc, announced this week that it has acquired Intacct to deliver the first and last cloud Financial Management Solution your business will never need. Sage Intacct will run as a separate division, while Intacct’s management team will continue to support and remain the primary point of contact.
The merger will allow the cloud accounting software firm to move at a more rapid pace and continue to offer industry leading customer service with access to Sage’s customer enablement tools and expertise. Through the acquisition, Intacct has the capability to further develop its products even faster with access to Sage’s cloud services, existing products and knowledgebase.
“We expect Sage’s ownership will prove to be a big win for Intacct’s 11,000+ existing customers,” said David Thikoll, director of business development for Silverware Inc. “Intacct has consistently delivered innovation. Sage shares Intacct’s ambitions as the cloud ERP leader and their R&D team and bankroll will accelerate the development strategy and product roadmap.” Thikoll added, “We’re optimistic that Intacct’s development in key vertical markets will bring rapid value to our current and future customers.”
With the powerful combination of Sage and Intacct, the Sage Business Cloud offers the best capabilities of both companies. Now your growing business can tap into the only AICPA-preferred partner, and the fastest independent growing mid-market cloud Financial Management Solution in North America. You'll benefit from the expertise of a Gartner Visionary, as well as the world's leading small and medium business cloud Financial Management Solutions company. And it's the only cloud Financial Management Solution that scales with you as you grow and thrive.
Silverware is a committed Intacct partner and is dedicated to helping its customers get the most out of their ERP solution. Silverware will work closely with Intacct to ensure our customers realize the benefits of Sage’s ownership. To learn more about the Sage Intacct acquisition, read the press release here. Let us know If you have any questions on what Sage’s investment means for your business.
Intacct Named “Visionary” in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Intacct was just named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites. Intacct is the clear leader in the Visionary quadrant ahead of Microsoft, Financial Force and Acumatica, and leads Oracle (NetSuite) on the “Completeness of Vision” axis. It’s an impressive accomplishment indeed. But really, so what? Why should you care?
We believe you should care because this designation, among a field of worthy competitors, recognizes Intacct’s commitment to innovation, continuous product development and financial management functionality. These are critical components in an ERP solution, and Intacct is leading the pack.
- Intacct outperforms NetSuite, FinancialForce and Acumatica on Gartner’s Completeness of Vision which is based on anticipating customer needs and market forces.
- With Gartner acknowledging Intacct as a Visionary, Intacct is now the only solution recognized as a top provider by technology experts, finance experts and customers (Gartner, AICPA, G2Crowd)
- Gartner notes Intacct’s strengths as the scalability of the system, its vision to enable finance process improvement through the cloud, and delivering a great customer experience.
As you shop for the best ERP solution for your business, both the publisher and the partner that represents the solution matter. Seek out a partner that is also worthy of the Visionary designation – one that sees beyond the sales hype and demonstrates a continuing commitment to helping companies build their businesses profitably.
Read the full Gartner report here, and let us know how we can help realize your business vision.
Intacct Wins Stevie Award!
Silverware sends a big congratulations to our industry partner Intacct! It was announced this past week that Intacct Contract and Revenue Management was honored with a Silver Stevie Award for Best Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Enterprise Resource category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program, and all organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations.
Intacct’s Contract and Revenue Management software is the first automated solution for mid-sized companies that helps companies process and track contract and subscription billing and mange contract revenue and navigate the complex accounting guidelines of ASC 606 and IFRS 15 – demanding some of the biggest accounting changes in the past decade.
Silverware Grows Its Commitment to Cannabis
Silverware executives to attend the sixth annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, May 17-19
America’s oldest and largest national cannabis tradeshow takes place in Washington, DC in May. Silverware will be in attendance for the second year. Last year, we attended the sold-out event in Las Vegas to connect with business leaders and understand their business challenges. Silverware has been working with cannabis growers, processors and retailers to provide flexible ERP platforms using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Intacct Cloud ERP that support the rapidly changing needs of the cannabis industry.
If you are attending the show, we’d love to connect and talk about how Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides the cannabis industry’s only true ERP platform. Throughout the show, Silverware will be available to meet with astute cannabusinesses that have found seed-to-sale compliance solutions do not provide the critical ERP functionality, such as manufacturing and supply chain management, needed to grow their operations profitably. Talk to us about how a Cannabis ERP differs from seed-to-sale compliance software and enables cannabis businesses to accurately track costs and drive competitive strategies that produce high quality, innovative cannabis products at industry-leading margins.
When: Pre-conference Workshops, May 16, 2017. Main conference and expo, May 17-19, 2017
Where: Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington DC
Silverware gets fashionable
Silverware will be strutting its stuff in Las Vegas February 21 – 23, when we attend MAGIC, the leading fashion industry tradeshow. The event traditionally brings together the most prominent fashion retailers with the world’s top fashion brands and features the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing.
So why is Silverware going to a premiere fashion industry tradeshow, you ask? We are going to be sharing our fashion sense, of course, as we introduce fashion aficionados to TRIMIT ERP Software. TRIMIT is one of the newest products in our line-up of software solutions that works seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Designed for an industry that must track multiple SKUs based on size, color, and item, it allows apparel manufacturers and retailers the ability to manage and control their business processes and operations more efficiently and effectively.
To learn more about TRIMIT ERP and how Silverware works with its clients to determine the best business solution, contact us at email@example.com and let’s talk.
Silverware hosts NAV user group Wednesday, Jan. 18
To kick-off the New Year, Silverware is hosting its first NAV User Group for 2017 at its West Seattle Office from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. The meeting will provide an opportunity to meet fellow NAV users, share experiences and learn what’s new in the NAV world.
We will also take this opportunity to outline our transition plan and wish Hub farewell, as his role with Silverware switches over from day-to-day operations to Corporate Advisor to the Silverware Team.
Additional topics we will cover:
- Change Management - Hub Gilbert will present a session on Change Management and what it can do for your organization.
- Microsoft Power BI – We will take you through Microsoft's newest Data Analytics tool and present your deployment options.
- NAV at Sea! – Come learn how Coastal Transportation is using Anveo mobile NAV to keep its operations running on the docks and aboard their ships while out at sea. We'll show NAV running off-line!
- Q&A Session - Bring your questions, issues, and suggestions for a round-table discussion with your colleagues. Think of this as free tech support! There will be plenty of time for engagement with fellow NAV users and Silverware personnel.
Come ready to party! Immediately following the meeting, we will be serving wine, beer, sodas and appetizers. It will give us all a chance to swap stories and get to know other NAV users.
Space is limited, so please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you can come.
Meet us in the main conference center on the 5th floor of the West Seattle Corporate Center, located at 4025 Delridge Way SW, Seattle WA 98106. Parking is free.
Silverware is Going Green
Team to attend the 2016 Marijuana Business Conference this week
The fifth annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo (MJBizCon) takes place in Las Vegas this week. And Silverware will be in attendance. For those of you wondering why – we’re glad you asked!
The cannabis industry received additional validation during this year’s election, with five states voting to approve recreational use and three more voting to approve cannabis for medicinal purposes. Experts predict the newest legalizations will help grow the legal cannabis market to nearly $22 billion by 2020. As companies mature, and new companies branch into the industry, they will need effective business management software and repeatable and scalable business processes to climb higher. And that’s where Silverware comes in.
Silverware works with manufacturers and distributors of all kinds, implementing and upgrading financial and production management systems that ensure longevity, agility, compliance and profitability. With the legal marijuana industry on a growth trajectory, companies in this market need just that kind of help. We’re already working with a few. So we’ll be at the conference - making additional connections, learning more about the challenges companies in this industry are facing and sharing the ways we can help.
Questions about this growing industry? We’re here to help.
NAVUG Colorado (Denver) Chapter Now Connecting NAV Users
The Denver Chapter of NAVUG held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, November 10 at the Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Silverware has been active in the greater Denver area for many years so Sara Silver was there. The presence of a strong local NAVUG chapter is exceedingly beneficial for current and future NAV customers in Denver and throughout Colorado and the Rockies.
The meeting was led by Mark Rhodes, NAVUG’s Program Director, who happens to be based in Colorado. The participation was terrific and bodes well for the new chapter. The attendees included 15 NAV users representing 7 companies, one partner (Silverware), and two other members of the NAVUG leadership team. Not bad for the initial meeting of a new chapter!
Mark Rhodes provided highlights from the NAVUG Summit recently help in Tampa, and showed the group how to access the many helpful resources on the NAVUG portal page. The chapter then created its leadership team and schedule for future meetings. Lunch included Fort Collins beers and the group enjoyed a great tour of the brewery followed by informal networking. The connections NAV users make with other users are perhaps the most valuable benefit of participation in the local NAV community.
The next meeting of the chapter will be in February 2017. Please contact email@example.com or visit www.navug.com for more information. You can also request a complimentary copy of the current issue of NAVUG magazine at https://www.silverw.com/content/contact-us/.
Advantage 2016 Conference Wrap Up
By Nancy McCarthy
Bob, David and I just returned from Intacct Advantage 2016, the annual conference for Intacct customers and partners, which took place in Orlando this year. We came away with new information, inspiration and a peek into new features and functionality in store for the product over the coming months.
You may have noticed the announcement for the pending Intacct 2016 Release 4 on your Intacct home screen. One of the most notable features included in this release is the addition of the American Express Corporate Card to the Intacct and American Express Vendor Payment Services. When using the vendor payment process, your payments are processed directly through Intacct to your vendor using your Corporate Card. If you already have Intacct American Express ACH Payment Service, this additional capability is included in that subscription. If you are interested in learning more, just let us know. We can help you get the functionality added to your subscription and set up quickly and easily.
We just had our first client go live with the ACH Payment Service last week. They ran 200 vendor payments on Friday. In the past, this effort would require a full 8-hour day to process, print checks, and stuff and mail envelopes. With the American Express ACH Payment Service, the process was completed in 45 minutes with just one push of the button. Needless to say, they are quite pleased with the time savings and the rapid payback of their investment!
In addition to the new credit card processing capabilities, there are new audit capabilities, A/P manual checks have been changed to manual payments, and in a purchasing workflow, employee users can be restricted to view only the documents they have created, or all transaction documents. There are also significant enhancements to the new Contract and Revenue Management modules, along with improvement to the Project Accounting functionality. Read through the release notes to see if there is anything applicable to your specific Intacct environment, or call us and we’ll review them together.
Intacct Advantage always gives us a peek at new functionality planned for the coming year, and this year was no exception. Features slated for 2017 include an impressive updated user interface (UI). Intacct is also changing how the custom report writer works, with a better drag and drop capability instead of the 14 step, drop-down menu process. This should make creating custom reports more intuitive and seamless. We expect to see these new reporting features incorporated in the product sometime during 2017.
#WalkMS with Silverware & Support Smilin’ Phil
On Saturday, November 5 the Silverware crew will come together once again, to support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. It’s the annual Phoenix Walk for MS! Our goal is to raise $11,000 and have 50 supporters walk with us in our bright orange shirts. We are 86 percent of the way there and have raised more than $9,000.
For more than 10 years Phil Yastrow, Sara’s brother has been living with MS and his dedication and tenacity has been an inspiration. This year Phil has experienced some major changes – he now has numbness in both his legs; impacting his mobility. Always an active person and fierce fundraiser, Phil and many others like him need the community to join in this fight and raise much needed funds to help kill MS.
Silverware will be donating $50 for every employee and family member that joins the team. If you can’t physically join us, virtual walkers are more than welcome too!
Where: Phoenix Zoo and Papago Park. Please note: The start/finish line is located at 1600 N. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
When: Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 a.m. (plan to arrive earlier to park and meet at the team tent to get your t-shirt and a little breakfast beforehand)
To learn more about Phil’s story, join our team or donate please click here.
Release date for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 is November 1.
Microsoft has nudged back its release date for Dynamics NAV 2017 to November 1. Silverware suggests our customers and visitors check out what is new in NAV 2017 and new license guide for NAV 2017 while they await the new release. We are expecting a wide range of improvements and changes framed around three themes: new opportunities; "bringing two worlds together"; and core enhancements.
Silverware’s consultants and developers believe the most significant change in NAV 2017 is the build out of the Extensions customization framework. Extensions simplify the migration of modifications to future releases. Other important updates include simplified setup of CRM integration, smart notifications, and improved Power BI and Office 365 integration. Improved visibility in Outlook mail and calendar items, has demoed extremely well for NAV users and professional audiences since the beta was released in September.
Join Us for Intacct Advantage 2016 – October 24-28 in Orlando!
Registration is now open for Advantage 2016, the premier conference for Intacct customers and partners. Don't miss your opportunity to learn, share, connect and gain inspiration to achieve more with Intacct.
This must-attend event offers educational opportunities from introductory workshops to advanced training. In addition, you can speak directly with Intacct product experts, explore the Marketplace Expo to learn about partner solutions and services and network with other Intacct users and partners. Last year’s attendees found the conference so valuable that 99 percent of them say they would recommend the conference. We’ll be there, and we’d love to connect with you to help you get the most out of the best user event in the industry.
When: October 24-28, 2016
Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.
Registration is open now, with special early-bird pricing available through September 15.
Nancy McCarthy earns M.S. in Information Management from Arizona State University
Silverware is proud to announce that Nancy McCarthy, our lead Intacct Implementation Consultant has added to her impressive credentials, recently earning a Master of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University.
Nancy’s 30 years of experience in the software consulting industry combined with her professional background in accounting, provide our customers with expertise in Intacct cloud financials implementations and support. Nancy brings the rare combination of accounting and ERP consulting skills and real-world accounting perspective. Her most recent achievement only expands the knowledge and value we are able to offer customers when determining the best accounting and financial management solutions. The master’s program included analysis of ERP systems with real world case studies, giving Nancy the ability to help companies understand the best approaches to selecting and implementing a new ERP system.
She knows the complexities of an ERP install, the importance of enlisting participation from management on down to the individual user, and how ongoing collaboration with our customers is crucial to the success of their ERP system.
Silverware is dedicated to staying on the forefront of developments in our industry. As a member of our team, Nancy’s commitment to learning is an example of a key differentiator and driving force that sets Silverware among accounting and ERP consultancies.
Join us in congratulating Nancy McCarthy!
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Directions North America 2016
Silverware is excited to announce that most of our NAV team from our Phoenix and Seattle office will be attending NAV Directions 2016. Directions is the annual networking and educational event for the NAV partner and add-in solution developer community. As the only NAV partner based in Arizona, we have a tremendous opportunity for even more of our team to engage with peers, and further strengthen Silverware’s ties in the NAV community, since the event in is the Phoenix-metro area this year. We look forward to gaining valuable knowledge that will undoubtedly translate into more value for our current and future NAV customers.
When: September 25-28, 2016
Where: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ
Collaborate with NAVUG members in Phoenix
Mark the calendar for Thursday, June 16 and join Silverware at the next NAVUG Chapter meeting in Arizona. The meeting will be held from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Microsoft Office in Tempe located at 60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1200, Tempe, AZ 85281.
If you are interested, it is best to plan ahead and register your attendance here.
Chapter meetings are a great opportunity to connect with industry peers and pros, share meeting presentations, and discuss topics relevant to your chapter.
Jennifer Rodriguez receives TRIMIT Professional of the Year Award
Silverware is proud to announce to our partners and customers that Jennifer Rodriguez, Silverware implementation consultant, was recently recognized as the TRIMIT Professional of the Year for 2016. This is a very special honor and the award was presented to Rodriguez by TRIMIT’s Head of Support, Jesper Bech. The award acknowledges Rodriguez’s understanding of TRIMIT, even in its most complex areas and commends her enthusiasm to learn and embrace TRIMIT in a way they have rarely seen.
Silverware, Inc and TRIMIT announced their partner agreement last August. Since that time, the company has started to expand its base ofTRIMIT customers, and the team is keeping busy on implementation, with assistance from the TRIMIT Partner Support team.
TRIMIT has been a front-runner in delivering fashion industry business solutions since the late 1990’s. Today, close to 400 companies in the fashion, furniture and configuration industries use TRIMIT to improve their business. A growing, worldwide network of partners ensures TRIMIT a global reach, and an active customer community plays a vital role in directing the solution towards the future. TRIMIT has its headquarters in Viborg, Denmark.
Hangout with Silverware at NAVUG Summit 2016!
Each year NAVUG Summit grows in attendance, providing more opportunities to connect with and learn from fellow Dynamics NAV users. The 2016 Summit includes 200 user-led, role-based educational sessions covering current and past versions of Dynamics NAV. NAVUG Summit is the ultimate Microsoft Dynamics NAV learning and networking event. Take advantage of the collaborative learning environment and unrivaled networking opportunities.
New NAVUG Chapter in Phoenix
Silverware is excited to announce that there will be a NAVUG Chapter Meeting in Phoenix on March 30 at 9:00 a.m. The event will be at the Microsoft office (60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1200, Tempe, AZ 85281).
Please plan to attend register here.
NAVUG meetings are a valuable opportunity to connect with other NAV users and peers to learn best practices, get tips and tricks, and hear how other businesses get the most out of their investments in NAV.
Here is an overview of the morning’s agenda (subject to change):
- 9:00 am Welcome & Introductions
- 9:20 am What is NAVUG?
- 9:30 am Educational Session: Improved Finance Features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
- 10:30 am Break
- 10:45 am Member Showcase: AIH
- 11:15 am Roundtable Discussions
NAVUG is a user led organization – partners like Silverware are invited to attend but not ‘drive’ the events. NAVUG has several membership options including a free membership. Visit www.navug.com to learn more. The content includes discussion forums, webinars, local chapter meetings and an annual Summit. I encourage you all to attend the Summit in the fall!
Intacct Customer Meetups
Active local user communities are a very valuable benefit for Intacct customers as they endeavor to get the most out of their investments. Intacct Customer Meetups are a valuable opportunity to connect with other Intacct users and learn firsthand the best ways to leverage Intacct’s applications and maximize value.
Join Silverware at one of our regional customer Meetups where you’ll learn from other Intacct customers as they share their experiences and best practices. These free lunch-time events (lunch provided) are designed to foster collaboration so you can get the most out of Intacct.
Whether you've been a long-time customer, recently implemented or planning to join the Intacct community, please join Silverware at a Meetup near you. You will learn from other Intacct customers as they share their experiences and best practices. You will also enjoy a delicious free lunch as you collaborate with peers.
Silverware and Intacct representatives will be in attendance and available to answer questions and demonstrate the latest product enhancements.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Time: 11:30–2:30 PM PT
Location: The Westin Portland
Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 11:30–2:30 PM PT
Offices of The Resource Group
Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 11:30–2:30 PM PT
Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix
The agenda for each event may vary slightly but typically include customer panels, Q&A sessions, peer-to-peer networking activities, and updates from Intacct product management teams (a customer favorite).
Intacct Meetup attendees say the benefits of attending include:
- Networking with other Intacct users
- Learning how others leverage Intacct
- Learning about new product offerings
- Meeting the Silverware and Intacct teams
Silverware Celebrates Art with New Client in AZ
The 26th Annual Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona will be open daily from Jan. 16th through March 27th. Located in the big white tents at the Loop 101 and Hayden Road, the event includes 40,000 square feet of art surrounded by an acre of landscaped sculpture garden and outdoor art. Exhibits and events will take place throughout the 10 weeks and the Art Café will be open daily.
Behind the scenes, Silverware has been working with owner Susan Potje and her dedicated team to implement Intacct Cloud ERP in order to improve efficiency. Celebration of Fine Art was looking for modern, multi-dimensional reporting to gain greater insight into cash flow and other key financial and operational business metrics
The cloud-based solution provides anytime, anywhere access and includes fully integrated credit card processing for onsite art sales as well as a tablet-based POS app for ticket sales and the café.
To see the new systems in action and visit over 100 artists’ studios in less than one day, check out our friends at Celebration of Fine Art.
Silverware Software Partners Make a Difference
Working as a team can manifest itself in many ways. At Silverware, one of the ways we build camaraderie is by participating in events like the annual Walk MS.
On November 14, Silverware employees, friends, family members and business partners will join together to walk the two or four mile routes course through the beautiful Papago Park and Phoenix Zoo. Donning team t-shirts we will gather early Saturday morning to show support and to help raise money for the cause. We will enjoy refreshments, get a little exercise and breathe.
Walk MS raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a non-profit organization with the mission “to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.” For those that don’t know, MS is an often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. The funds raised supports “life-changing programs and cutting-edge research.”
We ban together as a team to walk to raise money for research that will help find a cure. More importantly we walk to support Phil Yastrow, Sara’s brother. The team, “Smilin’ Phil,” has raised almost $30,000 through the walk over the past few years. This year we expect to surpass that mark.
Waking up early Saturday morning is hardly a sacrifice when it’s for a good cause. We do it for the team. We do it for Phil. We do it to end MS and we do it for each other.
Teamwork requires a variety of qualities: trust, commitment, cooperation, support. Whether we are working with a client helping to select and to implement the optimal Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Intacct or TRIMIT solution or gathering together to walk 4 miles, the motivation is one and the same.
Silverware will make its annual pilgrimage to Directions this fall. Directions 2015 will take place from October 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Directions is the only Microsoft Dynamics NAV event brought to NAV partners by NAV partners. This is a great event with the opportunity to look at what NAV 2016 will bring to the community and how it will benefit the NAV user. Apart from it being a great opportunity to network and catch up with friends and partners the conference offers a wealth of knowledge through speakers and sessions.
Who’s Attending the NAVUG Summit 2015 in Reno? Silverware is!
And we would love to see you there.
What is NAVUG? NAVUG is a community of users who connect to share knowledge and best practices for using Microsoft Dynamics NAV in their jobs every day. From various industries – including manufacturing, finance, distribution, and sales – users and companies can enhance the value of their Dynamics NAV investment by connecting remotely and face-to-face through conferences, forums, and virtual tools.
Jump right in and get started by attending the annual 2015 Summit Conference, the ultimate Microsoft Dynamics learning and networking event! It’s a great opportunity to learn in a collaborative environment, share Dynamics knowledge, and take advantage of unrivaled networking opportunities. It’s being held this year on October 13th – 16th at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Click the link to find out more information and Register for Summit TODAY.
Silverware is presenting at the event and hosting a private reception for our customers.
Barbara Thompson, one of Silverware’s Functional Consultants, will be presenting at a few sessions during the NAVUG Summit. “All About Dimensions: Setup to Reporting” is scheduled for Wednesday 10/14 from 4:30-6:00 PM. In this session you will go deep to learn all the mysteries of dimensions with Dynamics NAV, and learn how to use dimensions to breathe life into your financial data and get more out of your ERP system. On Thursday 10/15 from 9:30-10:30 AM she will be facilitating “Roundtable: Intercompany and Multi-Currency.” Instead of a formal presentation, this session is intended for you to share your challenges and solutions with your peers around intercompany consolidations and multi-currency in an interactive setting. Barbara’s sessions are always popular and definitely not to be missed!
We will host a private party on Thursday, October 15th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, in the Piano Reception area at the Atlantis Resort (connected to the Convention Center via Sky Bridge.) And you’re invited! Come join us for drinks and small bites while sharing your experiences and gaining insight with your fellow NAV users. We had a great time last year, and we know we’re in for another great experience this year.
Please RSVP to let us know you’ll be joining our private event, and let us know how many of your team members will be attending with you. We can’t wait to see you in Reno!
Intacct Advantage 2015
Join Silverware and Intacct in Las Vegas, November 9-13, for Advantage 2015. Registration is now open for the premier event for Intacct customers and partners to learn what's new, discover new capabilities, and gain strategic insights. Register now and save up to $200!
Advantage 2015 is a must-attend event for Intacct users. From introductory workshops to advanced training, a full range of sessions are available to optimize the conference experience for each attendee. We encourage you to send as many Intacct stakeholders, including executives relying on insight from Intacct to make critical strategic and tactical business decisions. Attendees can meet Intacct’s management team and product experts, learn about other software systems pre-integrated with Intacct and available in the Intacct Marketplace and spend time with Silverware’s Intacct team. The most valuable part of Intacct Advantage is the opportunity to network and share best practices with other Intacct users during the day and at great evening events. Optional pre-conference training courses are also available for more in-depth education. Pre-conference training is an excellent way for new Intacct customers to kick-start their implementation projects.
Jet Reports Training Workshop
September 29th - 30th
9 AM – 5 PM
Silverware, Inc. will be hosting its Fall Jet Reports Training on September 29th and 30th. Don’t miss this valuable two-day training opportunity on the creation and use of Jet Essentials reports, taught by our Jet experts. In this workshop, you will learn how to extract data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV using this powerful Excel Report Writer.
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NAV User Group Summit
Make plans to join us in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 13-16, 2015, for NAVUG Summit 2015, the ultimate Microsoft Dynamics® NAV learning and networking event! You’ll enjoy an incomparable opportunity to learn in a collaborative environment, share Dynamics NAV knowledge and take advantage of unrivaled networking opportunities.
Discover why you can’t afford to miss this exclusive, knowledge-sharing event, powered by Dynamics NAV users, for Dynamics NAV users!
Dynamics NAV User Group – Autumn 2015
Wednesday September 16th, 2pm – 5pm
It’s been a long time since our last user group, and it’s time to do something about it. A lot of activity in the NAV world and the world of your support partner, so we hope you will mark your calendar to reserve Wednesday September 16th from 2-5 pm, to come meet your fellow NAV users and the new owners of Gilbert & Associates, Silverware. The event will be held in the main conference center on the 5th floor of our new Seattle office space: 4025 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Refreshments (including adult beverages after the event) will be provided and free onsite parking will be available.