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Integration is automatic reconciliation

I think it was in 2014 when I heard John Barkley present in Las Vegas at the EPICOR user conference on how his company, D&S Manufacturing, closes the books about a day after the period ends. I recall my doubt. Mostly the audience listened. John’s main point was that if you reconciled your bank accounts…

How Did a Start Up Medical Device Company Get Acquired So Fast?

If you think small businesses can become competitive in an already cramped market, you’re right. If you think there’s a sure fire way for your company to get organized, upgrade your processes, and close the books faster…

EPM Deep Dive Series

How do you make sure the hours you bill your clients is the same amount of hours you pay your employees? Whether you are a business operating on razor thin margins, or a well established company needing to improve your KPIs every business is in the business for improving processes and efficiency. KPIs can help your business…

Pronto Progress & Using Epicor in our Business

Don’t all companies practice what they preach? Some companies today are seen hypocritical in their practices, and are questioned on their positions on controversial topics. Whether it’s Chick-Fil-A’s anti-LGBTQ activism while urging the public they “treat every person with honor, dignity…

The Secret Value Small Business' Hold True

Loyalty is the answer? For business owners, specifically business owners of smaller organizations of say under 100 employees, profit is usually not their primary motivator. Improving processes is not necessarily this business owner’s highest priority either. Long ago I thought I knew that business owners chiefly prefer one particular employee quality…

An Interview with Dwayne Jackson

Dwayne Jackson is one of the few native Floridians that Pronto Progress has. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dwayne obtained his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University where he met and later married his college love. They have a one 4-year-old son, Dylan, who keeps him sharp with his quick wit and newly acquired taekwondo moves…

Learning In The Modern Software Field

As far as training goes, there are companies that choose to put their new employees right out into the field to “sink or swim”. As a company that has been around since 1981, we have tried that technique ourselves, and to be frank it doesn’t work. About 6 six years ago we decided to revolutionize our way of training our employees with a new company-sponsored…

What's the Plan Pronto Progress?

When speaking to potential clients, there are a few things they want to know before they agree to do a business project with you. How much it will cost, and how long will it take to be completed? Answering both questions is tough, and normally you won’t get an immediate answer…

Fear Vs. Failure

Changing processes in any business is really difficult. Repeatedly, mid-level managers hide behind complaints; blame the software; and really avoid any thought of implementing a change. They fear the risk of failure because of rank-and-file resistance. It’s…

An Interview with Jose, One of our Star Problem Solvers

Jose Valiente has worked with Pronto Progress since August 2011, and still sees himself working for Pronto Progress for years to come. Jose is originally from Cuba, served in the air force, and has worked in 8 different cities over his career. Jose obtained his Bachelors in MIS from Metropolitan University…