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Innovia is Cloud Ready! Rinse, wash, repeat.. Innovia has been Cloud ready for years!

If you haven’t already noticed…Microsoft has been preparing us for the Cloud transformation. They have been building data centers, investing heavily in virtualized technologies such as Azure and preparing all of their products to integrate with what is called their “Common Data Model”.

What does this Cloud and “Common Data Model” mean to you?  That means that your Microsoft software and your business data is transportable between all applications.  As an example, Microsoft Dynamics NAV can be accessed from Outlook, your reporting can be in Excel, and Power BI can draw information from Microsoft Office 365. Imagine all the Microsoft programs that you use... seamlessly integrated.  Cool, huh?

This also means that the investment that you’ve made in your Microsoft software and operating systems is now going to be transportable if you wish to move it to the Cloud now or in the future.

Imagine no more need for local servers or the rooms and the cost associated with them.  More good news is that you can move to the Cloud on the timetable that benefits your business.  When that old server is about to be decommissioned, we’ll help you spin up an Azure site, transfer your applications and you’re ready.

We are here to help.  We can provide Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Azure, Power BI, Microsoft 365, and give you the world class customer service that you have come to love and expect from Innovia.

Pay close attention to our upcoming webinars as we demystify the new Cloud programs and show you how to move forward with confidence.

As always, we’re ready on your time frame!

Donavan D. Lane, CEO


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Microsoft Flow and Dynamics NAV

Nov 14, 2017 10 am CT / 11 am ET

Have you heard of Microsoft Flow? Want to learn what all the buzz is about? Want to find out how it can be used to get more out of your investment in Microsoft Dynamics NAV? Join us for a high level overview of Microsoft Flow with some real world examples of using this technology to help your business
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Closing the year in NAV – close income statement & close inventory process review

Nov 15, 2017 10 am CT / 11 am ET

It’s that time of year again! You’re in the middle of the 4th quarter, and you just remembered you have to close your financials in NAV but forgot how. We will review the NAV closing processes, as well as provide a check list of tasks to make it easier for you to remember year after year.

Preparing for year-end payroll reporting

Dec 6, 2017 11 am CT / 12 pm ET

Do you know what you should be doing to prepare for year-end payroll reporting?  If not, in this webinar we will walk through the steps you should begin taking in December to prepare for your year-end payroll reporting needs.

LTL freight rate shipping and more for NAV

Dec 7, 2017 11am CT / 12 pm ET

Tired of having to send emails for quotes or visiting multiple carrier websites to get a rate? Do you have complex logistics needs that require comprehensive tools to help manage your freight costs and increase supply chain visibility? Join us for this packed one hour introduction and presentation by ISV Partner Next Generation Logistics, Inc. and their transportation solutions for NAV users. 

Scared of the sales tax auditors? Don't be! We can help.

With the myriad responsibilities involved in running a successful business, it should come as no surprise that preparing for a sales and use tax audit is not exactly a high priority or favorite topic of conversation among business owners.

Is your inventory count taking too long? How to take inventory more quickly and for less money.

The performance of ERP systems is closely tied to the data they are fed. Both the volume and accuracy of data will heavily impact the usefulness an ERP has on an organization. Often overlooked by organizations integrating or currently using an ERP, is the process used to supply an ERP with continuous and accurate data.

How do you ensure that the right data is driving your e-commerce sales?

The technology needed to transform your business is no longer only available to a select few. In this blog, we explain how Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sana Commerce, the seamlessly integrated e-commerce solution, can help your organization go from disconnected silos to data-driven success.

Sales taking a slide? Here are some ways CRM can help increase opportunities.

What was the main reason you decided to invest in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)? If you are like most CRM buyers, it was likely to increase sales. Did your Leadership Team have discussions on how to take your sale processes (if you have them defined) and automate them? Most companies do not have methods to measure call activity, account management, opportunity management, or territory management. It is nearly impossible to automate something that is not defined in a process.

Innovia Team News 
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We are happy to welcome Scott Borsodi to the Innovia family, as a member of our Customer Engagement team. Scott has worked with NAV for over 4 years, and has over 25 years experience in distribution, sales, and operations. For the past 9 years, Scott has specialized in cargo security for the transportation industry. Scott and his wife Kris have been married for 21 years and have recently moved back home to South Bend, Indiana. Scott likes to spend his spare time at the gym, or riding his Harley.
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Consultant & Mentor
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Tom Doran
Customer Engagement Director
10 years
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Jeff Pergolski
Customer Engagement Specialist
9 years
Marlene Mankin Innovia
Marlene Mankin
Application Consultant
3 years
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Brian Hines
Director of Finance/HR
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Lisa Doran
Senior Application Consultant
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Desiree Gigear
Senior Application Consultant
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Shiny New Gadget of the Month
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Spider-Man Spider Cam Figure


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Quick Quiz

This Month's Question

What are the benefits that the ERP system promises to organizations?

  1. Accurate inventory,  accurate shipping, maintain a profit
  2. Accurate productivity
  3. Accurate processing
  4. Company profit loss
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A winner will be drawn from the correct responses and receive the Shiny New Gadget.

Last Month's Answer

What are the steps to export payment files from the payment journal?

  1. Save file, post payment journal, collect cash
  2. Export file, save file, send to back, collect cash
  3. Suggest vendor payments, export payments to file, save file, post payment journal
  4. Check weather channel, order Starbucks using online app, pick up coffee, log into Nav
  5. All of the above

Answer: C

Congratulations go to Mindy Nelson, Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, who won the SuperNova Light Cube LED Bluetooth Speaker