The Aktion Associates Blog

Information, news, advice from the Aktion Team


Why Distributors Turn to CRM Solutions for Success

What’s standing in the way of your success? Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software can give you a clear picture of […]

The Potential of Distribution KPIs

Distribution Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Can Do More Than Just Provide a Financial Snapshot When someone references the term KPI, […]

Why Data-driven Decision-making Matters Now More Than Ever

We use data every day to make decisions in our personal lives. Aggregated restaurant stars, movie reviews and Google ratings […]

Is It Time to Improve Your Company’s Construction Workflows?

As I have mentioned in previous installments of this blog, the last 18 months have shined a bright light on […]

Three Qualities to Look for in a Managed Services Provider

Businesses of all types and sizes find themselves relying more and more on technology.  To stay functional, every modern company […]

The Flawed Concept of ROI in Technology Purchasing

The High Cost of Doing Nothing in the Modern World We’ve all heard about, seen or even used the concept […]

5 Ways Business Intelligence Can Help Project Managers

Business Intelligence (BI) software provides a fact-based, real-time, singular version of the truth, empowering construction companies to build and maintain […]

Is It Time to Migrate to Sage Intacct for Construction?

As a Sage reseller, I converse with CFO’s and other C-Level executives at construction companies on a pretty regular basis. […]

Three Ways Manufacturers Use Technology for Growth

Manufacturing companies are often plagued with inefficiencies. These issues tend to cause a domino effect that results in customer turnover […]

Right Data, Right Time, Right Way: Improving Construction Project Outcomes

Having access to key data analytics can help keep construction projects on course, on time and on budget. Construction projects […]

Three Tips to Selecting Construction Technology That Fits Your Needs

More and more, construction companies are turning towards technology to streamline their operations instead of away from it. But being […]

Next-Level Cloud Mobility with Sage Intacct Construction

The Importance of Mobility As we’ve seen increasingly lately, being able to work efficiently while also being mobile is critically […]

Keeping Tax Exempt Customers Happy

The construction industry has a well-deserved reputation for being tough, and that’s as true for construction-related sales and use tax […]

Improving Sales Tax Compliance in the Manufacturing Industry

When it comes to sales and use tax, the manufacturing industry is riddled with potential land mines. Challenges arise at […]

Economic Nexus Isn’t Just for Retailers

Distributors, manufacturers, and wholesalers may not have to collect and remit sales tax, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re free […]

Running Your Business When It’s Not Business As Usual

What we learned from the new normal Aktion has always had a good balance of employees who have worked in […]

Disaster Recovery and High Availability

In these uncertain times, you can be certain that everyone is relying on technology more than ever before. Technology is […]

Windows Start Menu Search does not return any results?

What is Start Menu Search? In all versions of Windows since the release of Windows Vista, one of the key […]

Copier stops scanning to Windows Server/Workstations Upgrade

Why will my existing multi-function copier not send files to my new Windows OS? As we have been upgrading workstations […]

BE SUSPICIOUS! Phishing in the time of COVID-19   

As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, the number of folks looking to cash in by stealing data from unsuspecting internet […]

Solutions for Multi-Industry Hybrid Companies

Over time businesses makes decisions to grow in new directions which can lead to challenges in the future. We’re seeing […]

Coronavirus: How will your business be impacted?

Most of us are by now aware that the coronavirus (and the associated disease which frequently results from infection, COVID-19) […]

Is the Coronavirus Affecting Lenovo Hardware Availability?

I attended the Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance meeting for partners in Dallas, March 2 – March 4. Trust X […]

What Are the 12 Pillars of Cybersecurity?

Cyber-crime is Big Business Forbes magazine projects that cyber-crime costs will reach $2 Trillion by 2019.  That is up from […]

Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365. How do you know which is the right choice? As a Qualified Multi-Tenant Hoster (QMTH) […]

Why am I getting Ads in Windows 10 via Notifications?

Windows 10 Notifications and Notification Center Why am I getting Ads in Windows 10 via Notifications? The Windows 10 Notification […]

Why am I no longer getting notification emails from Sage?

Why did the alert emails stop? In early 2019, Sage announced they would no longer send notifications to customers regarding […]

Sage 300 CRE Client on dedicated Remote Desktop Server

Introduction To configure your Sage 300 CRE Client on a dedicated Remote Desktop Server, there are a couple of things […]

Windows 10 on ARM: Features and Limitations

With the entry of Windows 10 ARM-based Windows Tablet PC’s that have come onto the market, these systems will catch […]