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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 »

TUG Conference: Now Featuring 100% Sage CRE

We interrupt this blog post to bring you an important message from TUG: Are you a Sage 100 Contractor or Sage Estimating user? Have you longed to be a part of a user group community like your friends who use Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate? Why not give TUG a… 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 »

What’s the big idea? Sage CRE says it may be yours

Have I ever told you how awesome my grandmother is? Grandma will be 95 this year. She belongs to the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the local volunteer fire house auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, and volunteers at the local VA hospital. She helps drive the older ladies… Read more »

Sage CRE customers want to know: Where do I go?

In the past few weeks, we have been gearing up for the two biggest events on the Sage calendar: the Sage Inspire Tour and the start of Sage Summit registration. The Sage Inspire Tour will be rolling into Charlotte next month, and we’re thrilled that this event is finally coming to… 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 »