The Single Source Blog

A Third of a Century

October 30, 2018

33.333 years ago, it was 1985. Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released. Coca-Cola united the country against its "New Coke" formula. Back to the Future enchanted audiences. And in Indiana, Tony Petrucciani founded Single Source Systems, Inc. 

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Single Source Named Infor's 2018 Cross-Sell Partner of the Year

September 25, 2018

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Single Source Systems, Inc. was named Infor's 2018 Cross-Sell Partner of the Year at the annual Infor Partner Summit, held in Washington, DC. 

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Is That Quick, Low-Cost Implementation the Real Deal? 4 Tips to Find Out

August 29, 2018

An email from a Nigerian prince promising millions of dollars. A lose-weight-fast wonder pill. A "1,000 Free Hours" CD-rom from AOL. The subject of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli... It's not uncommon to encounter things that are just too good to be true, and the ERP world is no exception.

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The Service School: Innovation in Software Education and Implementation

July 30, 2018

You may be familiar with The Service School, which has been one of Single Source's offerings for years. In the spring of 2017, we really jumped into renewing our focus on it. Now, The Service School's flexible approach to software education and implementation is unique to Single Source, and there are many exciting developments on the horizon! To dive deeper, check out this interview with our Director of Customer Enablement, Gordon Smith!

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Meet Stacy!

July 26, 2018

Have you met Stacy? She originally started working at Single Source in 1994 as our receptionist. She was a fixture within our administrative and sales support team until 2011, when our acquisition brought about many changes. In January of this year, she agreed to come back as our Office Manager, and we are so excited to have her back on the team!

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Guest Blog from CADTalk: Linking Your CAD BOMs to Your ERP is a BAD Idea

May 30, 2018

Please enjoy this guest blog from Single Source's partner CADTalk!

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Mind the Gaps: Why to Avoid Data Silos

May 29, 2018

In prior blog posts, we’ve written about the benefits of choosing the right IT system and the pitfalls of sticking with subpar band-aid solutions. So, what does the right system look like? The specific characteristics and features can vary from one company to the next, but we can tell you one kind of setup that you should avoid at all costs, and that is falling into siloed systems.

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6 Ways a Better IT Solution Can Help Your Company Flourish

April 23, 2018

Of the thousands of companies we’ve worked with, we have seen many cobbling together IT solutions that just aren’t working for them. Though often very manual and inefficient, these systems may seem “good enough” and easier in the short-term than making a big change. But unfortunately, they inhibit a company's growth in the long term.

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4 Pitfalls of Band-Aid Solutions

March 15, 2018

For many companies, their number one technology pain point lies in the frustrating realm of “band-aid solutions.” All too often, companies must cobble together platforms, systems, and programs to get the job done, but those pieces just don’t work together smoothly. A single task may require switching between Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, and any number of other tools, while various teams struggle to stay on the same page. Just as a band-aid is not a solution for a broken arm, this is not a sustainable alternative to integrated, modern software.

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Brand New Features in Productivity Tools for CloudSuite

February 21, 2018

At Single Source, we're all about solving problems, from far-reaching, enterprise-wide business operations down to simply asking the question, "what if this functionality were even better?" That's exactly how Productivity Tools was born, to help out our Systems Administrator when implementing Infor Service Management and Syteline. Then we heard our customers wishing they had the same features, to make life just that much easier. So based on our experience with custom programing for these platforms, we bundled together the improvements we had made. 

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