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    Technology Pointe is excited to announce our newest vendor partnership with Cetec ERP, a web-based ERP platform that allows small businesses to experience the benefits of ERP without sacrificing current profits, or future growth.

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    Cetec ERP is a powerful, all-in-one platform designed to help small and mid-sized manufacturing companies transition from incomplete or makeshift software options to a more comprehensive solution. Unlike Quickbooks, Cetec allows business owners to manage inventory along with accounting and general ledger. But unlike other ERP options, it takes advantage of modern technical advances to make it more accessible, affordable, and completely cloud-based.

    Do I Need ERP?

    A managing partner once told me, “After my people, our data is our most valuable asset.” The value of data is undeniable. Unfortunately, so is its vulnerability. Critical information can be lost due to server malfunction, hackers, power surges, broken water pipes or any one of a hundred unpredictable disasters. Data backups are important, but they may not be enough.

    How would your firm survive a Catastrophe?

    What Is the Difference Between Data Backup and Disaster Recovery?

    SnowDay Blog

    During the first two weeks of January, Texas endured its first deep freeze of 2018.  Meteorologists posted warnings about frigid temperatures, sleet, and freezing rain.  Police urged everyone to stay home due to dangerous road conditions, causing schools and local businesses to shut down out of necessity.  Phones went unanswered, customers went unaided, and companies  missed out on crucial revenue, all because of an unexpected weather delay.

    As a business, Technology-Pointe, Inc. (TPI) has only experienced one previous snow day. This time, however, we had a contingency plan in place.

    I have been asked this question many times from Office Managers to Business Owners. I have even started asking others this question myself! It’s a great conversation starter when at round table discussions or exchanging ideas over coffee with other business professionals.

    So what is the answer?

    Secret SauceCould it be our partnerships with great companies like Dell Technologies and Microsoft?

    What about all the technical experience we have here at Tech-Pointe? We have over 20 people working here and our total years of experience in the technology field is well over 150 years.

    It could be all those certifications our team has with Microsoft and Cisco. You should see the wall they cover - over 30 major certificates!



    Well it’s none of those!

    3 Things to Consider

    1. Alignment with your Industry
    2. Proactive Approach
    3. Financial Stability and Reputation

    Setting the Stage

    Selecting MSP2

    In the eyes of today’s Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), embracing new technologies such as mobile, cloud and analytics is one of the key strategic priorities for increasing engagement with their clients. This undertaking falls on the person responsible  for their business’s technology, and they are being asked to adopt these new technologies utilizing less resources and less expertise than a managed service provider. This pressure will persist as the business continues to grow, making it difficult for the IT person or organization to continue to go it alone.   At some point, a company will look to trust an IT managed service provider for assistance in quickly responding to business demands and in helping them adopt new technological innovations.