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Columbus's Logo Outsourcing Application Maintenance Support Can Save Your Business More Than It Costs 

For many of us, the idea of embarking on a cross-country driving trip without a solid roadside assistance plan like AAA in place would be unthinkable. When you're stuck by the side of the road with an empty gas tank or a flat tire in the rain, you need to know that 24/7 support is …

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Columbus's Logo Do You Have a Release Management Strategy? Why It’s Crucial for Your Business

The steady pace of software updates have become part of the rhythm of life in the 21st Century. Even on a personal level, sometimes it feels rare to make it through a day without one of your apps nagging you to be updated. Sometimes those updates can be time-consuming, and sometimes they can lead to …

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Columbus's Logo The Value of Uptime Monitoring in the Food and Beverage Industry

Although the term “downtime” often refers to machinery and the potential stalling of production, downtime is also related to network stability. Whether it’s the entire network crashing or one system malfunctioning, either scenario can lead to a company standstill.  Downtime issues can affect network quality and critical business applications. In the food and beverage industry, …

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Columbus's Logo ‘Go-Live’ is Not an End State, It’s a New Beginning

Every organization wants to make sure that its cloud ERP deployment evolves, and drives continuous improvements. Go ‘evergreen’ and you’ll achieve it. Some things never change. Your customers respect your reputation, your brands, products, and your commitment to supporting them. When you adopt cloud ERP, you demonstrate this commitment. Even so, there’s often the risk …

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Columbus's Logo It's Good to Know What Happened, But It Is Better To Know What Will

Data can essentially be the fuel that propels company efficiency, whether you are in the retail, food and beverage, or manufacturing business. Smart, and creative use of data improves your financial and supply chain processes, and drives operational excellence. You can create excellent customer experience, loyalty and lifetime value – if you integrate your data-driven …

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Columbus's Logo Put Value First and the Rest Will Follow

Dive into strategy planning and change management at the onset of your cloud ERP project. That is the best way to avoid additional cost, effort, and business interruption. And the trick is to define value with a people mindset.   Cloud ERP brings clarity, insight, simplicity, and consistency to how your organization works. So, why …

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Columbus's Logo Is the food industry the next target for ransomware?

The FBI warns that cyber - criminals are currently targeting firms in the food and agriculture industries. The Cyber Division issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn of ransomware attacks targeting the sector. No operation is too big or too little to be a target. According to the FBI: Larger businesses are targeted based on their …

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Columbus's Logo Does Lean Manufacturing Still Make Sense?

Faced with the massive disruptions, manufacturers have done their best to rise to the occasion with ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. But here's a takeaway that's worth underlining: A lot of the resilience that allowed manufacturers to survive these shocks was thanks to the lean manufacturing processes and technologies that many companies already had in place …

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Columbus's Logo The World of Quality Control Has Changed

Due to persistent supply-chain challenges, medical device manufacturers should use every advantage they can get to edge out the competition. The last thing they need is to get in their own way, weighed down by issues that slow or even stop production. One of the most exciting developments we’ve seen is the application of Artificial …

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Columbus's Logo What are the new D365 HR updates?

As part of the 2021 release wave 2 plan, Microsoft will be bringing Dynamics 365 (D365) Human Resources into the D365 Finance and Operations family of applications. So, if you’ve been using D365 Human Resources, the legacy HR module in the Finance and Operations app or both, this update will impact you. Here’s how and what you can …

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