09 January 2019

4 key factors that will impact labour costs in 2019

Although 2017 saw UK food producers enjoy fastest growth rate in nine years, 2019 looks to bring highs and lows, especially with concerns over cost of workers. Let's  look ahead to the 4 key factors that will: impact and redefine business decisions; help inspire clients to better evaluate and

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03 January 2019

3 steps in automating the “Purchase Approval” process

Purchase order processing can be a challenging process for many organisations, especially if the approval process you have in place is that of a manual system. Losing paper documents, identifying who has approved what, by which date and why can be one of many a frustration for those who work

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20 December 2018

A lot to be thankful for: Columbus UK looks back at 2018

Wow. With another year quickly wrapping up, we thought we would take this time before the joys of the season are upon us - last minute Christmas shopping, holiday parties and the arrival of the big red man - to reflect on our year and what we are thankful for as a business.

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19 December 2018

Making Tax Digital: all your questions answered by our SME finance expert

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the process of streamlining HMRC returns and it is mandatory for all VAT registered businesses. This is not entirely news, but with only 12% of organisations, the deadline for Making Tax Digital is getting closer and businesses should start getting compliant the

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17 December 2018

A technical guide to system maintenance for Microsoft AX and D365

As many of us wind down for the festive season, now is a great time to think about the maintenance of the systems your business relies on, and get organised for next year. Next year, we see new trends emerging including Evergreen updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365, so use the end of the year to

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13 December 2018

4 Digital trends set to shape finance in 2019

New year, new trends. But, what financial trends are set to shape the way you do business in 2019? Across all industries, Artificial Intelligence continues to cause a seismic shift in the way customers expect to be transacted with. Is this set to continue into the new year? It certainly looks

12 December 2018

5 SME Predictions for 2019

2018 has been quite the year for digital transformation. With 2019 just around the corner, let’s look ahead to 5 technology trends that will: impact and redefine business decisions; help inspire clients to better evaluate and mitigate risks; build strong strategies and grow their small to medium

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11 December 2018

Trending? What's on the cards for ERP in 2019

As we approach the end of the year, and festivities loom, most of us will be taking time to look ahead to the new year. With plans to be made for 2019, it is inevitable that now is the time to consider which technology trends to take note of in 2019. 

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10 December 2018

Version Control - The dangers of running old Microsoft Dynamics systems


It works for you. Your employees are comfortable using it. You know what you pay for. But the trouble is, you haven’t updated that software platform in a long time. So long in fact that the vendor has stopped supporting the version your business relies on. No harm in that, right? Wrong.

07 December 2018

Making Tax Digital - a final roadmap

Making Tax Digital for VAT is HMRC’s progression in digitalising tax returns. This is not news; but with only an estimated 12% of businesses currently filing electronically, and 19 weeks until the deadline, it is now pressing. There is still a lot of confusion around it (despite lots being

Step-by-step guide to customising your Dynamics 365 CRM views

It's interesting just how much the Dynamics CRM platform has changed over the years, specifically in the area of data visualisation. Microsoft has progressively incorporated additional options for us, giving system customisers and developers a broader set of tools to deliver great

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03 December 2018

D365 Business Central at the first BOSS Technology Showcase and Conference

November 29th 2018 marked the first BOSS Federation Technology Conference. BOSS, British Office Supplies and Services, is the trade association for the UK product industry. Office Products is a sector that has been hugely disrupted by digitalisation and the growth of Amazon. Ahead of their

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