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ABC Computers eNewsletter                                                                                               September 2015


In This Issue
ABC Computers
 Services & Solutions
 Shiny New Gadget
of the Month:

The Executive Knight Pen Holder will make sure your pen is always at the ready for whatever words need to flow from it.

September Quick Quiz
Enter our Quick Quiz drawing for your chance to win this month's Shiny New Gadget. 

What are the features of OneDrive for Business?

a. Access Anywhere

b. Syncing
c. Sharing Documents
d. All of the above

Submit your answer to
A winner will be drawn from the correct responses. 

Congratulations to
Anjana Bhattacharya of 
Mirus Bio, LLC
who won the 
Light Show Fountain Speakers
in August's Quick Quiz.


Greetings from Innovia Consulting!

By now you have probably heard that we are changing our company name to Innovia Consulting! And why is that? Well, we began our company over 30 years ago selling computers to early technology adopters. Over the past 30 years the industry has changed, the market has changed, and we as a company have also made significant changes - therefore ABC Computers no longer represents the company we are today.

We've grown to over 50 staff and are laser focused on NAV - it is the only ERP product we support - as well as the Microsoft stack of productivity software. Our infrastructure team had our first clients in The Cloud 2 years ago. We have a dedicated development team that has done hundreds of upgrades and loves to create integrations with a variety of applications. Our dedicated support team each has over 10 years of NAV experience - they can help our customers on the initial contact. Our consultants and project managers have enthusiastically tackled some of the most sophisticated and complicated projects - they are always evaluating and adapting methodologies such as Agile. Our customer engagement team brings significant business experience to the customer relationship - we have no quotas and no commissions. We know we are building a unique company and, with our emphasis on putting the customer and staff first, ultimately it will be a great company!

We believe Innovia Consulting really speaks to a new way of consulting!

Mark Christie 
Innovia Consulting

Making Shipping in NAV Easier with Packing Rules
By David Williams
If you are shipping your product to many different customers you know that each customer often has very specific requirements for their shipments. These requirements might be special labels, a special packing list, or acknowledgement. If you are using E-ship then packing rules can make meeting those requirements easier.

By Tim Voss
OneDrive for Business is a fully functional platform for storing, editing, and sharing your documents, spreadsheets, and photos. Built on the foundation of SharePoint and provided as part of the Office 365 suite or as a standalone service, managing the information that's important to you is now as easy as 'one, two, three'. The Office 365 web applications provide a familiar interface to the products we know and use every day. Microsoft has also designed OneDrive so that sharing your documents has never been easier. You can easily invite people inside and outside of your organization to view and even edit documents that you have stored.

Demand Planning & Replenishment- Formulas for Success
By Lanham Associates
Given that inventory is often a distributors' largest and most costly asset, most firms strive to reduce their inventory carrying cost and increase their margins - activities that can have an even greater effect on the bottom line than increased sales. Using these tactics to significantly increase profitability sounds simple enough and there are plenty of demand planning systems out there to consider, but the key is getting the right information into the system from the start. Which means you really need to look at the situation from the perspective of managing information rather than inventory. After all, a forecasting tool is only as good as the accuracy of its historical data.


About ABC Computers 


ABC Computers has been providing a unique blend of business software solutions and computer support services to businesses - small and large - since 1984. Over the last 25+ years, we have earned a reputation for exceeding clients' expectations and developing lasting relationships by first listening - learning about your business - and only then suggesting solutions to help you achieve your objectives. 


With 3 locations in Wisconsin (WI), 1 location in South Bend, IN, and staff throughout the upper Midwest, ABC offers business consulting and IT services through two distinctly related teams.


Our business management systems group specializes in financial management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision).  

ABC's computer support services team specializes in troubleshooting IT problems that disrupt business operations and transforming technology from a burden into an asset.

Donavan Lane, as well as each team member of ABC, is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Thus our commitment to implementing "Business Solutions...Your Way."