Tag Archives: Sage X3

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 »

Could technology have saved 2020 California Spring Trials?

There’s something interesting and ironic going on in the horticulture industry this week. The California Spring Trials, one of the biggest events on the horticulture calendar, was cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, our customers are reporting one of their best spring seasons ever. Strange as… Read more »

Cybersecurity matters more when working from home

An increasing number of counties and municipalities across the United States are falling under stay-at-home or shelter-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While many manufacturing and distribution companies are exempt from these orders to help keep the supply chain moving, we’re finding many of our customers are choosing to… Read more »

Have ruggedized devices improved enough for day-to-day use?

What if Sage 300 CRE could pull out a laser to measure a wall in a building? Or what if Grower Vertical for Sage X3 could help detect if the atmosphere in a greenhouse was safe? While these two programs are amazingly versatile, they haven’t quite achieved this level of… Read more »

Quick hits: Businesses succeed when customer service is Job One

Recently, Dylan Fulk told me it must be difficult to market business software for my job. When you look at business systems like Sage X3 or Sage Estimating at face value, I can see his point. It’s not something you can hold in your hand; everything is conceptual. There’s really… Read more »

Quick Hits: The cost of collecting data you’re not going to use

As we’ve said many times before, business systems excel at collecting data. Whether it’s a manufacturing company using Sage X3 or a construction company using Sage 100 Contractor, tons of data is produced to provide extraordinary insights into your company. In a recent article in Greenhouse Grower, Greg Lafferty said… Read more »