• September 08, 2022

    Basic Auth – End of Life

    For those of you using Sage 100 Contractor, version 24 has some very interesting features and changes (see our July and August newsletters for more details). If you use Direct Deposit and ACH, before you upgrade to version 24, you’ll need to make a few changes. Some background: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is critical to secure […]

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  • August 24, 2022

    Book Review: False Assumptions

    I love these two authors so when Larry mentioned this title, I was all-in. We bring false assumptions to our conversations and relationships pretty regularly as we try to make sense of what we see and hear. Turns out this book is focused on 12 specific ‘crazy’ beliefs that are usually presented as ‘Christian’ but […]

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  • August 17, 2022

    VPN’s Why NOT to use them

    When the pandemic first hit, many businesses scrambled to find a way for employees to access important data from home so they could keep working. For many of our clients, their hosted servers made that part easy. But it turns out some employees kept data and short cuts on local computers at the office (sometimes […]

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  • August 10, 2022

    Retention: Let’s Clear This Up

    I get a lot of questions about retention—how it works; releasing versus billing; impact to Over/Under billing (WIP); how to manage in Sage 100 Contractor. First of all, retention is designed to give the owner or general contractor some leverage to make sure the subcontractor has an incentive to finish the job. If you’ve been […]

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  • August 03, 2022

    Phishing, Social Engineering

    In an article by a Kaseya Security manager, phishing was one of the top three (3) cybercrimes in 2020 per the FBI. Phishing incidents doubled from 114,702 in 2019, to over 241,000 in 2020. And, 90% of incidents that end up as a data breach start with phishing. So what’s phishing anyway? Hackers put out […]

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  • July 28, 2022

    Holiday Pay and Unions: Tracking

    The rules to track and pay vacation time vary greatly across the U.S. For some, Holiday pay is mandatory in the bargaining agreement. For others, the company pays its key Foreman as an additional benefit. Some of the most common questions we get involve ‘missing’ hours and pay on a union report due to how […]

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  • July 21, 2022

    Our 2022 Focus

    As I look at the opportunities and challenges facing our team in the coming year, I have a couple of things to share with you. Some of them might echo with what you’re facing, as well. Each year since 2008 we’ve had a company-wide theme and this year is no exception. We chose ‘Streamlined, Standardized, […]

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  • July 15, 2022

    Book Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership

    I found this book exciting, irritating, frustrating, and encouraging as I read through the chapters. It seems that leadership is not a linear journey. You can be at different levels in different circumstances, all at the same moment in time.  You might be new to a charity board while at the same time have many […]

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  • June 22, 2022

    S100C Tips – Important

    There are a couple of topics and themes in S100C that came up often, so I thought I’d share them with you. Funeral Pay and other Non-Standard Pay—I wasn’t expecting this one, but it came up in many breakout sessions. You can use the Absence field in the 5-2-2 screen to track non-standard paid time […]

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  • June 22, 2022

    Book Review: The Ideal Team Player

    Book Review: The Ideal Team Player Bob Herrold, one of our techs (RIP), was at a Global Leadership Summit providing IT Support for our client who was a local Host site. He knew I liked this author and purchased the book as a gift to me; very thoughtful. In Lencioni-style, it’s a story of a […]

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