Construction and Real Estate

Immigration penalties a reminder to stay in compliance

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It’s funny how government works. And I’m not talking “funny ha-ha.” Or, maybe I am, because some of the decisions made by government officials seem comical compared to others. As I was watching my TweetDeck feed earlier this week, I saw a Tweet go by with a link to an… Read more »

Construction industry outlook session at Sage Summit didn’t disappoint

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I found out on my first trip to Sage Summit that if I only registered for sessions labeled for marketing that I could miss out on learning valuable information. So ever since 2013, I make sure I read the entire list of sessions to see if anything catches my eye…. Read more »

Customers can learn from each other at Sage Summit

At Practical Software Solutions, our customers are a bunch of apples and oranges. And I mean that in the most polite way possible that you can call your customers fruit. Of course, I’m talking about the different types of customers we have. Because we have manufacturers and distributors, construction and… Read more »

Rowe is right: Society needs skilled labor

Sitting around the table after Christmas dinner, I was speaking to one of my dad’s cousins about possibly taking a course in classic automobile engine repair at the local community college. We both share a love of classic cars, and I’ve always been fascinated with the internal combustion engine. We… Read more »

Customer training becomes a learning experience

Being the marketing director here at Practical Software Solutions is like being a utility infielder in baseball: You have to know a lot about many products, but you never really become an expert at one. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t mind being an expert in every software title… Read more »

On 3D printing: Give technology time to mature

I’ve been keeping a closer eye on TweetDeck in the past few weeks, as we’ve got a few¬†trade shows coming up on our calendar. Our Grower Vertical team is heading to MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) in Baltimore next week, and Susan Burris from our Sage Construction and Real Estate… Read more »

Document management plays huge role in modern business

Have you ever had deja-vu while you’re at work? During one of our latest Coffee Break with Practical Software Solutions meetings, we were discussing TimberScan for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate. I had a feeling that I had already attended this meeting, even though this was the first time… Read more »

4 red flags when searching for software vendors

Most mid-sized businesses looking for software can’t go to the local¬†computer or business supply store and buy a product off the shelf. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in — once you get to a certain size, your company’s IT world will be filled with servers, databases, and robust programs… Read more »

More room for women to break the ‘concrete ceiling’ in construction

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In the course of a day, I don’t always have time to stop and read every blog post that rolls through my TweetDeck feed. There are ones where I find the headline really interesting and beneficial, so I’ll just RT the link so our followers will find valuable information. Last… Read more »

What do concrete and greenhouse growers have in common?

For those who follow our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, this blog, or what have you), you may have raised an eyebrow this week. The last few weeks, we’ve been all about Grower Vertical, as our Sage ERP team exhibited at MANTS. We then followed some of our friends… Read more »