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Microsoft Dynamics GP logo April 11 Dynamics GP Free Webinar: Intermediate GP Management Reporter Training
Announcing the next in our series of free webinars for Microsoft Dynamics GP users! On April 11 at 11am EST we will hold the second webinar in a series on GP’s Management Reporter. To register for the Intermediate GP Management Reporter webinar and to receive sign-in info, please complete this form.
Windows 10 Mobile End of Support – Microsoft recommends moving to Android or iOS
Microsoft has announced that as of Dec. 10, 2019, Windows 10 Mobile users will no longer receive receive product or security updates and other support. Along with other guidance found in Microsoft’s FAQ (read it here) is a specific recommendation that Windows 10 Mobile users move to devices running Android.
CSSI Custom Programming Services
Software is increasingly the differentiator for most businesses. Data is power in the fast-moving marketplace, so the right applications can give you a competitive edge. CSSI Technologies offers an experienced team of full-stack developers adept in a range of programming languages and tools and particularly experienced with software used in operating.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo Pre-recorded Webinar: Year-End Processing Tips for Dynamics GP
Did you miss our GP team’s most recent webinar on the topic of “Year-End processing tips for Dynamics GP?” Now you can watch the webinar on demand. Check it out: Also please download our free list of year-end procedures for GP: We’d love to keep you informed! Join our email.
Wearables and Voice Technology – a good fit for your business?
Let’s talk about Wearables and Voice Technologies – is is time to try these on in your business? In the ongoing search for productivity gains via technology, manufacturing and warehousing leaders have moved from paper to scanners to powerful rugged mobile computers. Now the next phase is well underway…. the.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo Dynamics GP Management Reporter FAQ – frequently asked questions
Dynamics GP – Management Reporter for Beginners FAQ Here are answers to several frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Dynamic GP Management Reporter tool: Questions answered here: What’s the most current version available? What version of Management Reporter will work with my current Great Plains version? What if I’d like.
Windows-to-Android mobile device migration — are you onboard?
The Windows-to-Android mobile device migration is ongoing and picking up steam- Are you there? Here are CSSI, we’ve been spreading the news for some time: Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, once dominant in the world of rugged mobile computing devices, is on the way out. Microsoft is getting out of the Windows Mobile business, and.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo Dynamics GP Management Reporter for Beginners – on-demand webinar
Interested in learning more about the Management Reporter tool in Microsoft Dynamics GP? Listen in as the CSSI Technologies GP team provides an introduction to Management Reporter. Want to learn more? Check out CSSI’s Apr. 11 webinar on Intermediate Management Report. Click to learn more. Click here to learn how.
New Panasonic tablet – Toughbook FZ-L1
Panasonic has just launched its latest Toughbook product, the Toughbook FZ-L1… The FZ-L1 is a slim and sleek Android 7″ tablet. It is targeted at enterprise workers in retail stores, warehouses field service, transportation and delivery. The FZ-L1 boasts a quad-core processor and an optional straight-shooting barcode reader. The tablet’s.
New launch: Panasonic TOUGHBOOK FZ-T1
Just announced by Panasonic… the Toughbook FZ-T1. This is a sleek rugged handheld computer with integrated barcode scanner. As the latest addition to the Toughbook product line, you expect durability… Panasonic delivers appropriately attractive ‘toughness’ specs: 5-foot drop rating as well as IP66/IP68 certification.  The FZ-T1 is intended for enterprise use, and.
Free Ebook – 6 Steps To Flawless Fulfillment
The distribution center is the nucleus of most businesses… inventory passes through the warehouse en route to your customers or stores.  Regardless of your specific industry, you will benefit from downloading this free ebook created by Zebra Technologies. The ebook addresses: the impact of a fragmented distribution center ecommerce as.
Help with your OS Migration – Zebra Trade-In Program
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Ready for LTE? The sun is setting on 3G
Is your business utilizing mobile devices running 2G or 3G mobile devices? The sun is setting on 2G/3G. In particular, Verizon will no longer activate non-LTE devices as of June 30, 2018, and will begin deactivating its network on January 1, 2020! Change is hard, but this is an evolution.
Hands free for productivity – Honeywell’s 8680i wearable hands-free scanner
Ready to attain a new level of productivity in your warehouse, receiving, shipping, or material handling departments? Check out Honeywell’s 8680i wearable scanner. This is an innovative scanner which rides on the back of the user’s hand, freeing up the hands for action. This wearable drives productivity gain by eliminating.
CSSI now a Registered ISV (Independent Software Vendor) with Zebra Technologies
CSSI has received a designation as a Registered ISV (Independent Software Vendor) by Zebra Technologies. While CSSI has been a long-standing registered Solution Partner for Zebra’s rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners, and printers, the new ISV certification recognizes CSSI’s expertise in custom software development for its customers. The CSSI team has particular expertise in.
2018 Manufacturing Vision Study… The Road Ahead
CSSI partner Zebra Technologies has released a 2018 Manufacturing Vision Study (download it below) based on a survey of global manufacturing executives across a variety of industries and business sizes. This is a fascinating look ahead at technology and next steps in manufacturing based on the opinions of the people who.
Android Security — Release of 2017 Year in Review Report
The enterprise world continues its massive shift to mobile devices running Android, further accelerated by Microsoft’s decision to end support for Windows Mobile. As a result, IT professionals in the enterprise may wonder how Android is doing with security… is this OS ready for the prime time into which it.
Productivity Boost – Honeywell’s 8680i Smart Wearable Scanner
Honeywell has announced a cool new productivity-booster for warehouse and logistics workers – the 8680i Smart Wearable Scanner. This is a bluetooth scanner which is worn on one hand — allowing the worker to scan without having to repeatedly picking up and setting down a handheld computer. The benefits for.
Warehouse Management WMS by CSSI – Android-ready Warehouse Management Software
Whether you are implementing your first warehouse management software, or you are seeking to upgrade a Windows Mobile-based system to a system which can work with the Android OS, you will want to take a good look at WMS  by CSSI. This is our new warehouse management software specifically developed.
Honeywell’s new Dolphin CN80 Mobile Computer
In late 2017, Honeywell announced the first product on its new Mobility Edge platform (read here read about that product, the Dolphin CT60). Mobility Edge products feature a common chip which enables customers to certify an application against any device on the platform and use that application on any other.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo Customizing Your GP Home Page
Have you ever thought that you could save time (and wasted clicks) by customizing your GP home page to suit your specific needs? Did you know that it is indeed possible? The CSSI GP team has prepared this brief tutorial to show you how… How to customize your GP Home.
Introducing Zebra DNA… Connected, Empowered, Optimized
Zebra Technologies has introduced a new ‘DNA’ concept which is being incorporated in new devices and services. In their view, Zebra DNA ‘determines how a thing evolves and what it will become’, thus serving as a great metaphor for technologies which connect and thereby extend the functionality of devices. There.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo How to Update Dynamics GP Payroll Tax Tables for 2018
It’s that time of year… time to update GP with payroll tax tables for 2018. The team at CSSI prepared this brief tutorial to help you get it done right the first time. To download and print these instructions, click here:  How to update GP Payroll Tax Tables 1 –.
Zebra MC3300 with rotating scan head Zebra’s New MC3300 Mobile Computer – First Look!
2018 will see a continuing wave of auto ID and mobile computing product launches which take advantage of the accelerating adoption of the Android OS. The Androids are coming! No kidding, Android is continuing to gain market share, which we believe is a good thing. Google is investing and developing.
How to Take a Dynamics GP Company Offline
  It’s the end of the year and you are trying to encourage your Microsoft Dynamics GP users into staying logged out of company related windows as you work to complete year-end close. You send blast emails, make calls and even send a few instant messages to schedule the process,.
CSSI Technologies - barcoding and custom softare CSSI Name Change & Divestment of CoreIntegrator
Press Release Computer Support Services, Inc. Announces Name Change and Divestment of CoreIntegrator Workflow Software Jan. 2, 2018 – Lewisburg, PA Computer Support Services, Inc. announces that it has officially changed its name to CSSI Technologies, Inc. Simultaneously, the business announces that CoreIntegrator, its leading workflow and document management software.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo CSSI’s Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Processing Tips
Microsoft Dynamics GP users — it’s time for year-end processing. To help you out, the GP team at CSSI has prepared an update guide with a whole bunch of notes and time-saving tips. Our free Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Processing Guide contains tips and guidance on: What to do before your year-end.
Zebra ET50 Tablet for field mobility Zebra ET50 / ET55 Tablet – Computing in the sweet spot
Did you know over 50% of employees use tablets for work at least once per week? As tablet adoption ramps up in the workplace (up 18% in 2017), companies struggle to find the right technology. The challenge: choose between a consumer-grade product which will not offer enterprise-grade lifecycle and acceptable.
Honeywell CN75 Honeywell CN75 – optimal upgrade for CN70 users in transition to Android
If your field workers are in need of reliable customer-visible mobile computers (field delivery, proof of delivery, field service), the Honeywell CN75 and CN75e are a great option to consider, particularly if you are evolving towards Android. These rugged and compact handhelds are ideal for industrial environments where battery life.
Microsoft Dynamics GP logo Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Updates
Time is running out on 2017… if your business runs on Dynamics GP, have you implemented necessary year-end updates? The CSSI GP team is busy doing updates for GP2013, GP2015, and GP2016. There is no year-end update for GP2010, so if you’re still on GP2010 we strongly recommend you consider upgrading..
Mobile Demand T1150 rugged tablet MobileDemand’s Rugged T1150 10.1″ Tablet
Sometimes your workforce needs to take computers into unforgiving environments – water, dirt, dust. Now your worker doesn’t have to sacrifice computer power… meet MobileDemand’s powerful T1150 Tablet. This is a 10.1″ screen Windows Professional tablet. It’s certified IP65 (water and dust), and rated for 26 repeated drops from 5.
Windows Embedded OS End of Life Microsoft Windows Embedded OS – End of Life
At CSSI we are passionate about providing solutions that fit your business needs.  The security and operability of the products that we sell and provision is important to us.  With that in mind, the support team at CSSI would like to provide this update on the Microsoft product lifecycle for.
Zebra ZD620t desktop printer Reduce production downtime with the Zebra ZT600 Desktop Printer
Manufacturing and warehousing environments depend upon reliable printers. The Zebra ZT600 desktop printer is an excellent choice for key functions such as printing inventory labels, shipping labels and packing slips. This is an enterprise-grade thermal transfer printer which combines with Zebra Link-OS to allow management and troubleshooting from a remote.
Pennsylvania Microsoft Dynamics GP Support – we’ve got you covered
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a comprehensive ERP / business software system ideal for SMB (small and medium-sized businessess). With a user base numbering in the tens of thousands, and the powerful backing of Microsoft, GP provides a robust mix of solutions for many different types of businesses. Did you know.
Honeywell Printhead Replacement Program Save $$$ with the Honeywell Printhead Replacement Program
Did you know that you can leverage your business’s investment in high-quality Honeywell print media with the Honeywell printhead replacement program? Significantly reduce your TCO (total cost of ownership) by contacting CSSI for more information about this program. Obviously, there are a range of providers for print media. While it.
Zebra DS200 Barcode Scanner Zebra DS2200 Series Barcode Scanner
Zebra DS2200 Series Barcode Scanner Need a general-purpose scanner which is affordable and simple to use right out of the box? Frustrated by products which are difficult to deploy, hard to manage, and difficult to train new users? The Zebra DS2200 series barcode scanner is a great choice. Easy to.
Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Announcing the Next-Gen Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Handheld Computer
This week we were excited to see the announcement of the Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Mobile Handheld Computer — the first launch on its next-gen Mobility Edge platform. There are 2 areas of interest to unpack in this announcement. First, the CT60 is an advance on the current CT50. It is.
StayLinked Terminal Emulation and Session Management – special free trial offer!
CSSI is your resource for StayLinked terminal emulation and session management software. We have had excellent experience utilizing StayLinked across many customer projects and would be happy to speak to you about its benefits and use cases. Broadly speaking, StayLinked is ideal for 2 different applications: 1) Providing a modern.
Zebra TC20 mobile computer family Zebra TC20 — Reliable handheld computer with scanner at an affordable price
The TC20 mobile computer from Zebra is an ideal option for the small business tempted by consumer-grade mobile devices. The TC20 will provide you excellent Zebra reliability along with a dependable barcode scan engine, at a price you can afford. The TC20 is built for all-day use, and can tolerate.
Microsoft GP User Group Meeting Get ready for CSSI’s fall Microsoft GP Users Group conference – 10/19/2017
CSSI is preparing for its Fall Microsoft Dynamics GP Users Group Meeting – 10/19/2017 Users of Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) software will benefit from attending CSSI’s Fall GPUG Meeting – This free User Group conference for software is packed with insights and tips to directly benefit your business and your GP implementation. There is.
Honeywell PC42d direct thermal printer The new Honeywell PC42d Desktop Printer
New from Honeywell — the PC42d direct thermal printer. This is an easy-to-use compact printer at an attractive price point for less demanding applications — the Honeywell PC42d model hits a sweet spot with great performance and a great price. Great applications include delivery label printing and distribution center routing.
Honeywell Granit 1920i Scanner Introducing the Honeywell Granit 1920i DPM Scanner
Introducing the Honeywell Granit 1920i DPM Scanner — “Direct Part Marking” (DPM) is a process for engraving, etching, or printing a barcode directly on an item or surface in a permanent manner. Direct part marks, used in varied industries such as pharmaceutical, automotive, defense and aerospace, can be hard for many.
Why Automate your Accounts Payable processes?
Why automate your Accounts Payable processes? By automating your Accounts Payable processes, you will see several benefits: Early payment discounts and avoided late payment penalties: By accelerating the invoice approval cycle time, vendor discounts for early payment, which were previously unattainable, can now me taken advantage of. Also, you can.
Introducing Zebra’s new TC8000 mobile computer. In this video learn about the device’s features and benefits.
TC8000 TOUCH MOBILE COMPUTER MORE FEATURES, 14% MORE PRODUCTIVITY LET’S GET TO WORK From the back of the warehouse to the retail floor, productivity has never been more important. Which is why we put our top engineers to task designing the most efficient, feature-loaded mobile computer possible. With a breakthrough.
FIVE Tips for a Successful Accounts Payable Workflow Implementation
Automating your Accounts Payable processes, such as Invoice Approval, Purchase Order Matching, and Requisitions, by implementing a workflow solution is no small undertaking. While a well-executed workflow implementation can be accomplished in just a few weeks, more commonly, implementations become bogged down for weeks, months, or even years by complications.
THE CONNECTED WORKER: TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR TODAY’S FIELD SERVICE WORKFORCE by Honeywell
Enhancing the Customer Experience: Connected Devices for Field Service Workflows WE LIVE AND DO BUSINESS in a highly connected world. That brings clear benefits, such as being able to use real-time data capture and mobile access to applications to create efficiencies, but it also brings potential challenges. The connected customer.
Key Considerations When Choosing a Modern Mobile Operating System – Zebra Technologies
Key Considerations When Choosing a Modern Mobile Operating System from Zebra Technologies When migrating to a new mobile operating system, organizations should carefully consider essential components required to deliver long-term operational success. The Workforce Mobility Revolution is upon us and with it brings a tremendous opportunity for organizations to increase.
CSSI’s partner Zebra Technologies Wins Prestigious Award
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES IS AN IDSA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD® (IDEA®) 2016 GOLD WINNER LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Aug. 22, 2016 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, announced that the TC8000 enterprise mobile computer has been.
Honeywell Whitepaper: Tablet Computers in Forklift Applications Honeywell’s Whitepaper Addresses Considerations When Using Tablet Computers in Forklift Applications
Five Things to Consider When Using Tablet Computers in Forklift Applications, a whitepaper by Honeywell Why Tablets and Purpose Built Forklift-Mounted Computers Are Not Interchangeable Many businesses are exploring new tablet uses, including evaluation trials for forklift and vehicle applications in distribution centers. A large screen and a Windows® operating.
CoreIntegrator 3.6 will be on display at GPUG 2016; Visit us at Booth 1231!
CSSI will be exhibiting at the GPUG Summit in Tampa, Florida from October 11-14. We will be demonstrating CoreIntegrator Workflow 3.6 and it’s many new features associated with the upcoming release. Go Paperless.  Get Productive. Designed for everyone at any level of your organization. A Powerful workflow and document management.
AP Automation with CoreIntegrator Workflow
CoreIntegrator Workflow allows your organization to automate your costly invoice approval process and the creation of payables transactions in Microsoft Dynamics GP, allowing you to improve visibility, realize vendor discounts, and maintain control. All of this is done while reducing overhead costs and making your users more productive. Requiring only.