Articles By: Custom Information Services (CIS)

The Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud Computing

As a newbie sales and marketing assistant at Custom Information Services, I kept getting thrown technical terms that I was unable to grasp.  That is until I did some research and discovered the easy way to understand and implement such terms or questions as, “What’s the difference between virtualization and cloud computing?”  Originally, I couldn’t even …

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Supporting Microsoft Dynamics GP

Choosing Microsoft Dynamics GP is a good business decision for just about any company across all industries.   I am probably a bit prejudiced since I sell Dynamics GP and its associated products.  GP solves not only accounting, manufacturing, distribution, but niche business processing issues.   My job is also a lot of fun; I meet new …

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Microsoft Dynamics GP is Forgiving Software for Small and Large Businesses

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers strong accounting, intercompany, manufacturing, and distribution functionality.  Dynamics GP can be set up with  simple processing steps for small offices or for large offices. GP can be set up with multiple processing steps and workflow for high volume transactions.  Either way, the software offers the checks and balances needed to ensure …

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Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. a Custom Application

By Scott Driggs, Custom Information Services I once worked with a client who had a rather interesting story to tell. The company was a family owned business that had been running a custom application for years and years. The owner retired and passed the reins of the company to the next generation. The new owners did …

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Serial, Lot Tracking and Traceability for Manufacturers

Food, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing companies along with anyone that has government contracts all know that quality control and lot traceability are paramount in the procurement and manufacturing process.  With the current state of the Gulf of Mexico, I am confident that companies who produce products for the oil industry are going to …

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Manufacturing Software State of the Industry

I was asked last week to participate in a roundtable discussion on the state of the Manufacturing Software Industry.   I found that the questions provided by SoftwareAdvice.com were extremely pertinent to the current state of the manufacturing industry – as I see it.  I would welcome your feedback on the same questions.  I always want …

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Legacy Applications vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP

Why now may be the best time to consider replacing your legacy application Article by Scott Driggs, Custom Information Services When making the decision about Investing in a new solution vs. maintaining an existing legacy application there are many factors to consider. You need to weigh all of the costs of maintaining the existing application …

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Formula Manufacturers: Inventory Control Issues A Recipe For Disaster

Most formula manufacturers that I encounter are constantly looking at ways to improve their inventory costs and reliability.  Nothing is worse for them than having a customer order and/or production ticket ready for staging only to find that the raw materials are not available.   During my review of business processes for prospects, many times the Material Planner/Purchasing Manager is …

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Investing In A Tight Economy – Practical Successes From The Company Next Door

Written by Scott Driggs,  Custom Information Services One of the joys of my job at Custom Information Services is the opportunity to interact every week with literal dozens of financial decision makers across just about every industry.  As a Microsoft Dynamics GP  salesman, I am in a unique position to see a cross-section of the economy …

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Streamlining Dynamics GP Accounts Payable With doc-link ™

I am constantly surprised by the amount of interest we receive from the document management page of our website.  Folks from all over the world contact me for more information on the Altec doc-link document management and workflow solution.  The business needs are often based on the desire to reduce the redundant paperwork that floats around …

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