Construction Companies Struggle To Fill 6-Figure Salary Jobs

construction companies solar panels

What if I told you there was a six-figure job available, just waiting for someone to come fill it. And what if there were thousands more just like it, with nobody qualified to fill those positions either. That’s the odd situation the U.S. construction industry finds itself in heading into… Read more »

A Christmas Poem: A Visit from St. Vincent

Christmas 2017 - St Vince

Practical Software Solutions will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, please enjoy this homage to “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” ’Twas the week before Christmas, when all… Read more »

Ed Kless: On French Fries and Effective Questions

Questions in business

Someone once asked me how I get so much “insider” information from Sage for my blog posts, especially when it comes to Sage Summit. My answer was pretty simple: It’s not insider information. All I did was ask questions. Fortune favors the bold, and it’s amazing how much you can… Read more »

Sage Fixed Assets Added To Year-End Study Halls

Sage Fixed Assets Decon

Sage Fixed Assets is useful, yet often overlooked, title in the Sage family of business software. In a funny way, it reminds me of Wake Forest University. Stuck in a world with Tobacco Road big dogs UNC, N.C. State, and Duke, Wake Forest is the Little University that Could. While the… Read more »

Sage hosts study hall to gear up for Year End 2017

Sage Study Hall v1

Remember back in high school when the worst thing (hopefully) you had to deal with was studying for end-of-year exams? When it came down to crunch time, you were happy to have a couple of study hall periods in order to get some extra cramming done. For many accountants and… Read more »

Ghost, Zombie Assets Terrorize Your Company’s Bottom Line

Ghost and Zombie Assets

Gather ’round boys and girls: It’s time for a spooky Halloween story! This one involves the dreadful ghosts and zombies that may be hidden among your fixed assets. Our storyteller for today is none other than Gary Maher, our Sage Partner Account Manager. Gary’s tale of horror involves these gremlins… Read more »

Ideological inflexibility could hurt horticulture industry

Congress Horticulture Industry

It’s not a stretch to say standing up for your own ideals and beliefs is noble. But there’s a point where blindly standing up for your ideals turns from noble to pig-headed. This is exhibited best in none other than the U.S. government. We saw a taste of it this… Read more »

Recapping the Production Technology Conference

Production Technology Conference Booth

No matter how much bravado you have, it’s always nerve-wracking to step into the unknown. And usually, the fear and doubt is usually for nothing. My dad had the best advice about these types of situations: “Don’t panic early.” Think about it: It gives you permission to panic if the… Read more »

Supporting Software At The Production Technology Conference

Production Technology Conference

A while ago, we told ourselves we would always “walk the floor” of a trade show before we exhibited at it. And, after being burned several times, we would never, ever exhibit at a brand new trade show. Then the AmercanHort Production Technology Conference came along, and we decided that… Read more »

CFMA Spotlights Suicide Prevention Month In October

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is never a comfortable topic to talk about, but in the construction industry, it may be one of the most important conversations people in the industry can have. In its first ever suicide risk assessment by industry last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported construction is… Read more »