The team at BrainSell is excited to announce that they have joined forces with BPM powerhouse Colosa and will be becoming a core Elite Partner.
By joining Colosa’s partner program, BrainSell will be able to offer first level support to customers while being able to offer both ProcessMaker BPM and the ProcessMaker SugarCRM Edition. BrainSell team members will also have the opportunity to receive extensive training to further assist in the customer experience.
ProcessMaker integrates seamlessly with SugarCRM, the most cutting edge customer relationship management software in the industry. This allows administrators to combine a powerful workflow and routing engine with the top CRM application available.
Danmar Computers has been working with SugarCRM since 2005 and their experience, combined with the benefits that come from BrainSell’s Sugar platinum partner status, make this a powerful combination. With a new office in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Danmar has expanded to the United States after a strong European presence and they will add several new members to the BrainSell engineering team.
Customers in the Partner Alliance Program will be able to add revenue and also utilize the highly trained team at BrainSell to assist in implementation and the expansion of their portfolios. The Partner Alliance Program is an initiative that allows partners to take advantage of BrainSell’s platinum status while getting to work with the fastest growing customer management software on the market.
Want to learn how to simplify the inventory process with your business? We have you covered.
The team at BrainSell will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 5 on the Sage Inventory Advisor software. From 1:30 p.m. EST to 2:30 p.m., you can learn how you can minimize stock-outs, minimize over-stocks and simplify ordering, all for under $300 a month. And really, who doesn’t want to simplify things?
Sage Inventory Advisor is an affordable cloud solution that helps companies reduce excess inventory and free up working capital while minimising stock-outs and increasing revenue. It is designed to integrate with Sage ERP systems, including Sage 100 and Sage 300, to provide visibility of inventory levels and investment, produce quality forecasts and optimal replenishment recommendations.
The team at BrainSell is pleased to announce they have signed KNS Technologies to their exciting new Partner Alliance Program.
By coming on board with BrainSell, KNS Technologies will be able to reap the benefits of SugarCRM, the fastest growing and most exciting customer management software on the market. Partners in the program will be able to add revenue and also utilize the brains behind the scenes at BrainSell to assist in implementation and the expansion of their portfolios.
The Partner Alliance Program is an initiative that is allowing small businesses to grow with unlimited possibilities. Because BrainSell is a Sugar platinum partner, partners in their program can take advantage of those benefits and get to work with one of the most cutting edge products on the market.
Intuit boasts over 2.2 million users on their most popular accounting system, QuickBooks. It is arguably the world’s most popular accounting system. QuickBooks’ popularity is due to it’s user friendly interface, reasonable pricing and provision of a nice assortment of features that cater to the needs of smaller businesses. That being said… QuickBooks has its limitations, and more often than not, companies reach a point where it can no longer accommodate their needs.
We wrote this blog to outline How To Tell If Your Company Has Outgrown QuickBooks for companies who use QuickBooks and are unsure if it still meeting their needs. In addition to this post we are hosting a webinar on the topic on the 13th of February at 1:30pm EST, it is free for anyone interested in registering.
There are some common telltale signs/symptoms that you are beginning to outgrow QuickBooks.
Signs You Have Outgrown QuickBooks
Performance Delays – This is perhaps the biggest overall sign that you need to migrate to a more advanced system. Here are a few examples: your company has added some employees and QuickBooks just isn’t capable of coping with the higher throughput needed in a larger organization. Or, you might notice unacceptable menu and screen delays occurring as you navigate through QuickBooks, or a general slowing down of the product. Another sign of outgrowing QuickBooks is when your reports begin taking an unacceptable and increased amount of time to print.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems it might be time to speak to someone about the pros and cons of moving to a more advanced and powerful system. Here are just a few benefits of moving to an ERP system…
Why An ERP System Might Be Better For You
Why a move to an integrated database is better – Smaller companies do everything they can to keep up. That means a lot of manual processes and spreadsheets. Eventually, the pain of this extra work gets to be too much as the volume of work expands. A high quality mid-market ERP system allows an organization to keep virtually all of the required information in one database, which reduces duplicate data entry and related errors.
Quick access to information – all the information goes in and it can be difficult to get it out of QuickBooks using its processes. The new Excel exports help a lot but it is still not an efficient way to analyze information. Pulling information out through SQL Services Reporting Services or Business Intelligence data cubes allows staff to keep on top of critical metrics and KPI’s.
Ability to customize – I know this is a bad word for some people but the reality is that businesses often have some unique processes that comprise a competitive advantage. As an example, we have one very large ERP customer who has refused for years to act as a reference in their industry because they believed the customizations we were able to do for them gave them such a competitive advantage they wanted to keep that knowledge away from their competitors.
Industrial strength – Even with the massive amounts of research and development put into the QuickBooks product, it is still possible to find data inconsistencies and miss key features found in a higher end system.
Moving off of QuickBooks doesn’t have to be a painful process, and we can help you decide if it’s time for your company to migrate. Join us on February 13th at 1:30pm for a free webinar on this to start the ball rolling. If you would like to speak with an ERP software expert, call us direcly: 978.887.3870.
The bottom line: Enjoy QuickBooks while it makes sense for your growing business. It’s a great system, but just like savings account you started when you were 22… you have to plan ahead so you are prepared to move on when you need more.
January is almost over! Swiftpage (the company that bought Act!) is offering 20% off Act! v16 Premium & Pro licensing (20% off SRP) but the upgrade must be purchased before this Friday the 31st.
What’s New in v16?
Watch a quick video on the new features and functionality in Act! v16 to see why you should upgrade:
If you are on an older version of Act! and would like a quote for upgrading please be in touch to take advantage of this promotion. Call us directly at 978.887.3870 x207 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SugarCRM has blown away users with their new UI in version 7. However, some users are concerned that the project module is no longer an out of the box module. Sugar is still letting users enable the projects module if they need it, but Sugar isn’t going to keep developing and improving the module in the future. There are programming reasons for this, and we won’t go into that now.
If you’re using Sugar 7 and would like to enable the projects module, check out this knowledge base article. You’ll have to download the module and upload it into the module loader in the admin panel.
Questions?! Ask us on our live chat, or email us @ email@example.com
Don’t miss our free webinar on this: SugarCRM Showdown: CE vs Pro Edition on Wednesday, February 5th at 1:30pm EST, register below!
About Sugar CE vs. Pro Edition
SugarCRM is the fastest growing CRM on the market today. In part because many end users start adoption of SugarCRM with their free open source Community Edition (CE), and then migrate to a paid edition of Pro or Enterprise. SugarCE is not hosted by Sugar, it is their only non SaaS (Software as a Service) platform. CE is a download version that lives on your server. In other words, it’s not web based. SugarCE is a good starting tool for someone looking for a great company with a free intro CRM. But it isn’t a version you can really grow your business with forever. CE has limited functionality compared to the paid and (optionally) hosted versions, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise. Sugar Community can do a lot, don’t get me wrong, but some of the things it does not do that Pro and Enterprise can are…
Sales forecasting, contracts, quoting, marketing reports and marketing automation integration, customizable dashboards, support and a knowledge base, custom reporting, plug ins for Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, as well as work flow automation rules, reminders and alerts, and mobile editions (because it’s a hosted, offline client).
We have done a lot of SugarCE to Pro migrations for client’s in the past. I compiled the top reasons most of our clients look to move off of CE to either Pro or Enterprise and listed them below.
Top Reasons People Move from CE to Pro:
Need the ability to build reports
Want to restrict user permissions by creating roles
Want Sugar to be hosted in the cloud with automatic software updates at no additional cost
Free support (that’s a big one)
Want activity stream with social integration like chatter
SugarCE is a great way to get into a CRM product, but beware, there can be a lot of IT work to get it up and running. What is great about SugarCE is that it can be easily converted to Sugar Pro or Enterprise. There is a wizard to convert the data that works well – as long as there are not a ton of customizations to the exiting CE edition, in which case it can take a little more work.
BrainSell has been chosen by Salesforce.com and Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks… everyone’s favorite accounting solution for small to mid sized companies) to be one of the first resellers of the Intuit approved Salesforce for QuickBooks integration! There are a few other integration solutions out there but none of the others are approvedand designed by the makers of QuickBooks and Salesforce like this one is. This new addition to our lineup of endorsed software solutions is making waves already! To get a jump start on demonstrating this powerful new integration we are doing a free webinar Tuesday, January 28th at 1:30pm EST anyone interesting in seeing a free demo can sign up below:
Why Salesforce For QuickBooks is The Best Integration Out There
Users love it because it gives them increased flexibility, visibility and productivity. Another bonus? When users sign up for this integration they have no contract and the ability to pay monthly! This is a huge win for our new and existing customers because they can now get Salesforce.com with no contract and no big overhead when they sign on. Intuit’s new Salesforce for QuickBooks integration is the much anticipated solution to increase transparency and efficiency for all Salesforce.com users.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this QuickBooks integration to our new and existing Salesforce clients,” said Jim Ward, founder and CEO of BrainSell. “Adding this tool to our arsenal of hot solutions gives BrainSell the opportunity to supply an even stronger level of sales and support for all of our customers. What’s really great is that customers can get a Salesforce subscription from BrainSell with no annual commitments, and the ability to pay monthly!”
How It Works
Intuit’s new integration is a bi-directional sync between QuickBooks and Salesforce that allows end users the opportunity to see QuickBooks data from within Salesforce, and also for Salesforce users to send information to QuickBooks, cutting down on double entry and giving salespeople visibility into accounting. Users have the ability to choose which items sync from QuickBooks to Salesforce and vice versa while also dictating how frequently the sync occurs. With this integration it is possible to manage opportunities in Salesforce that go directly into QuickBooks. You don’t have to be a QuickBooks user to take advantage of this offering.
If you run a business, you spend money. We found a great application that empowers business owners to spend with confidence.
Join us Wednesday, January 15th at 1:30pm EST for a 30 minute webinar titled ‘Stop Wasting Time and Money! Automate Spending Processes with ExpenseWatch.com‘ - to learn how automating your organization’s spending processes with ExpenseWatch.com will save your company both time and money. We will be showing all attendees how to reduce or even eliminate manual, paper-based spending processes, like Excel expense reports and paper purchase orders, to gain complete control and visibility over all company spending processes. If you’re interested in joining us register by hitting the button below. Or keep reading to hear more about ExpenseWatch.com.
How ExpenseWatch.com Saves You Money
Our CEO has a saying he likes to remind us of frequently ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’, and in business ignorance is rarely ever bliss. Which is why so many business owners love ExpenseWatch.com. It gives them complete visibility and control over all company spending, in a really concise and digestible way. Accessed online through any Web browser, ExpenseWatch.com is completely accessible no matter where you are, which gives you increased flexibility to automate expense reporting, purchasing and payable invoices individually, or subscribe to all three modules to create a fully integrated spend management system.
How It Works
You don’t have to be the CEO to find value in ExpenseWatch.com either. No matter what your role is—expense report & purchasing submitter, approver or finance & company executive—ExpenseWatch.com puts you in control over how money is spent in your company.
As an expense report submitter and purchaser of goods and services, you can easily create all the documents you need online. In addition, you can see if spending is within policy as you go which makes staying in compliance much easier.
If you are an approver or manager, ExpenseWatch.com puts everything right at your fingertips so you can quickly make informed approval decisions. In a few easy steps end users can easily see how expense reports, purchasing requests and invoices impact monthly and yearly budgets. ExpenseWatch.com eliminates guessing and lets all users make informed decisions.
Easy to Use and Deploy
With ExpenseWatch.com, companies don’t pay for extras and there are no hidden surprises. A very low annual subscription includes implementation, training and support for all users to ensure your success. In fact, their pricing incents you to use ExpenseWatch.com—the more your company controls spending with ExpenseWatch.com, the bigger the return on your investment.
To take a closer look at ExpenseWatch.com join us on Wednesday, January 15th at 1:30pm EST for a 30 minute webinar titled ‘Stop Wasting Time and Money! Automate Spending Processes with ExpenseWatch.com‘ - to learn how automating your organization’s spending processes with ExpenseWatch.com will save your company both time and money. Or call us directly to speak to a BrainSell employee about ExpenseWatch.com: 978.887.3870.