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Empowering Employees - Part 1

Published on Nov 18, 2020 8:57:15 PM



We all know the pandemic has changed the way we work. Many offices have been closed for over six months, and companies have had to adapt and change.  It is reasonable to expect we will not just return to the “old ways” of doing things. To the contrary, most experts believe that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation which has helped to streamline processes to promote cost savings at a time when companies need it the most.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, digital transformation, SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100 Cloud

The New Normal - Packaged Cloud ERP

Published on Aug 21, 2020 5:00:44 PM

The spread of the novel corona virus  has changed life throughout the world. While public interactions have been mostly shut down, digital interactions are becoming a bigger part of our personal and work life.

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Topics: Distribution, ERP, business management software, SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100cloud

Office2Home Offer Extended

Published on Apr 20, 2020 9:03:19 PM

Unique challenges require creative solutions.  .

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Topics: SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100 Cloud, Sage 100cloud, sap b1 cloud

Office2Home - Short Term Cloud for Business

Published on Mar 30, 2020 9:36:19 AM

Unique challenges require creative solutions.  Office2Home is a business continuity offering for companies who need short term package for remote access to their on-premise business management systems in the cloud due to the current global pandemic.

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Topics: SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100 Cloud, Sage 100cloud, sap b1 cloud

Reason #3 Leadership

Published on Mar 29, 2020 3:30:57 PM



On January 11, 2020 I published an article on LinkedIn on the 3 Reasons to Partner with a Leading Software Company.  This third blog on the subject os focused on Leadership.

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Topics: SMB ERP Software, digital transformation, SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100 Cloud, Cloud ERP

Biz.One Doesn't Disappoint

Published on Oct 29, 2019 6:41:29 PM

Biz.One is the annual and largest gathering of SAP Business One customers and partners in North America. This year's event was held in Indianapolis and was full of informative sessions, networking and social events. The best part of the event for I-BN is often networking with SAP executives and getting exclusive insights into the future of SAP Business One.

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Topics: SAP Business One Cloud, SAP Business One 10.0, BizOne

Biz.ONE - A Must for SAP Business One Customers

Published on Oct 11, 2019 1:54:04 PM

If SAP Business One is part of what makes your business run, you need to visit Biz.ONE, the largest gathering of SAP Business One customers and partners in North America. Run by the America's SAP User Group (ASUG), Biz.ONE is a conference run for the customer by their advocates. Annually attended by over 200 customer organizations, the conference unites companies in distribution, manufacturing, retail, life sciences, consumer products and more!

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Topics: SAP Business One, SAP Business One Cloud

Boyum & I-BN

Published on Oct 10, 2019 10:10:03 PM



Boyum IT and I-Business Network have been serving the SAP Business One community for over 15 years. We appreciated hosting Rosi Coronado for a workshop on the Boyum B1 Usability Package (B1UP) and to strengthen our partnership.

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Topics: Cloud 3.0, SAP Business One Cloud

User Interface Changes and User Impact

Published on Jul 15, 2019 8:11:33 AM

The way we interact with our computers and the software they run has been evolving since the rise of the internet and mobile computing.  As the technology has evolved we have seen web pages being built to act more like computers and computers being designed to work with the touch of your hand and the sound of your voice.  This evolution is leading to higher productivity and efficiency when implemented properly by the publisher and the end user organization.

  • Microsoft - As discussed in our previous blogpost, Microsoft has been moving online with its Office 365 and Dynamics 365.  Many of these changes have been evolutionary and productive such as the ongoing enhancement of SharePoint and Flow for extending ERP to the web.   However, some of the changes are more revolutionary like their recent April 2019 and upcoming October 2019 release wave of Microsoft Dynamics 365.  In this next release Business Central will support only the modern client and will only allow for development of customizations and solutions in AL through VS Code.   This means any customizations done by partners will need to be re-written and could cause some severe disruption to customers.
  • Sage - Sage is leveraging the positive aspects of the Office 365 enhancements building its "connected cloud" strategy into the Outlook client.  For example, Sage Contacts makes a variety of information about customers available as a sidebar for sales and customer service representatives without being in the Sage 100cloud system.  As the majority of Sage applications are built to work on-premise or in the cloud, their strategy is to move at a slower pace and more conservative in nature.   Sage Intacct is the only "true cloud" solution in its portfolio and Sage is developing more modules to expand this financial oriented product to appeal to a broader range of industries.
  • SAP - The SAP appears to be taking both approaches.  The SAP HANA Cloud is building interfaces similar to Microsoft Flow, the new version of SAP Business One being released in October will support the current Fiori user interface as well as a new web client for a sub-set of the core functionality.   Even more impressive are the "intelligent enterprise" advancements demonstrated at the recent SMB Innovation Summit.  Innovation such as the integration of Honeywell warehouse management system directs staff to specific locations to pick an order on their headset where they simply confirm information with their voice.

At I-Business Network, our goal is to Powerful  Business Technology Made Simple.  We do that by cloud enabling your business in a data center designed specifically for the ERP systems we host.   Whether the technology is "true cloud" or more traditional, we make the user interface easy to use for you via browser, cloud application, or hosted desktop.  Because we are experts in both the cloud and the business management software we host, we minimize business disruption caused by changes in technology.

For more information on how we can make your business more efficient contact one of our solution experts at 678-627-0646 x230 or sales@i-bn.net.


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Topics: SMB ERP Software, Business Management Systems, SAP Business One Cloud, Sage 100 Cloud

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