Author Archives: Amanda Tomaini Lamela

Sage Returns to Live Events with Sessions for X3, CRE

So much has changed in the 18-odd months when much of the world started closing. For the most of this time, things felt like normal in our work lives. Most everyone at Practical Software Solutions came to work every day, as we provided important IT services to manufacturers and distributors. Our customers were some of the people who made it their business to… Read more »

Part 2: How did Sage Sessions CRE Online stack against other events?

Yesterday, we looked at how the general and breakout sessions went for the Sage Sessions CRE Online. Today, we’re going to talk about the digital event’s support and roundtable sessions, plus how it stacked up to other digital events in 2020. Sage Sessions CRE Online featured excellent mix of sessions… Read more »

Sage virtual events: Sage Sessions CRE Online shines in debut

In a world where most events have gone digital, the biggest fear is that you’ve seen one virtual conference, you’ve seen them all. However, I’ve seen increasing improvement throughout the year, with Sage Sessions CRE Online coming in strong. While I didn’t get a chance to attend Sage Sessions CRE… Read more »

10 Tips for Complying with Sales Tax Regulations

Consulting an expert is the best way to find the answers you need. When it comes to learning about sales tax regulations for manufacturers, Avalara is just the expert we turn to. Since taxes falls in the “death and taxes” category, we all have to deal with taxes. However, wholesale… Read more »

Construction software helps improve production: Industry experts

I’ve often said that when it comes down to the bare bones of running a business, many industries cross over with each other. When it comes to getting lean, the construction industry can tighten their processes with construction software in much the same way as the manufacturing industry has. This… Read more »

Cybercrime striking horticulture, agriculture in 2020 too

There was an interesting thread in the “Nowhere to Hide: 2020 Threat Hunting Report” about other industries that were targeted by cybercrime during the first half of this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 27 distinct industries targeted by cybercrime in the first six months of this year —… Read more »

Manufacturing cybercrime skyrockets in first half of 2020

It’s hard to believe it was almost six months ago I wrote a blog post mentioning how many communities were starting to lock down due to COVID-19. I also mentioned the effect a massive amount of people working from home could have on cybercrime. Sure enough, a report published earlier… Read more »

Quick Hits: You Have Data; You Have To Use It Better

An interesting headline from HortiDaily came across my inbox: “You cannot survive without data anymore.” In a way, that’s both so true and off the mark at the same time. Truthfully, all growers have data. They’ve always had data. Even when my great-great grandfather, Granddaddy Meetze, who started a hundred-acre… Read more »

Supply Chain Management Important Now and in Future

Supply chain management has always been an important part of the manufacturing and distribution industries. Five months ago, the entire world saw just how much we all depend upon it. In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone looking for toilet paper, bread, milk, cleaning supplies, batteries, or… Read more »

Virtual Cultivate’20 Pt. 2: Was it worth the investment?

Yesterday, we looked at how Virtual Cultivate’20 was overall and focused on the educational sessions. Today, we’re going to talk about the digital event’s trade show and whether it was a success or not. Trade show better than expected for Virtual Cultivate’20 Even in the best of circumstances, we never know… Read more »