Excel Tip Tuesday: The fill handle has other options

Posted by Lisa on May 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

It's fairly common practice to right-click on a cell - or a group of cells - to get some additional options. These options broaden what you can do with the content of that particular selection. But did you know that right-clicking just the fill handle offers a whole other set of choices?

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Topics: Excel

Are you ready for employment changes taking effect July 1, 2018?

Posted by Christy Putnam on May 16, 2018 at 3:57 PM


In addition to the (hopefully) sunny days of summer, July 1 of this year brings with it a host of legislative changes that will impact employers and their employees. Here are three of the most critical employment changes that you'll want to know about. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Payroll, Taxes

Excel Tip Tuesday: How did you copy all that data?

Posted by Lisa on May 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM

When I'm teaching a class or doing a demo in Excel, people will often stop me suddenly and ask, "Wait, wait, wait! How did you just copy all of that data so fast?" Here's how you can speed things up for yourself.

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Topics: Excel

The Scary Truth about Paper Invoices!

Posted by James on May 4, 2018 at 12:11 PM

The origin of the vertical filing cabinet is an unsolved mystery. According to the 'Vertical Filing Cabinet' section of the Early Office Museum website, there’s some controversy as to when the vertical filing cabinet first appeared. But whenever it arrived, it’s a genuinely terrifying thought that the filing cabinet just showed up one day and we all started using it without questioning its existence. That’s a little weird, right?

Some sources claim that a gold medal was presented at the World’s Fair of 1893 for a vertical file. However, The Early Office Museum found no evidence to substantiate those claims. Research by author Ester Ellen-Poe suggests that commercial introduction of vertical filing may have occurred in 1900, when a company named the Library Bureau published a catalog that included a vertical filing cabinet.

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Topics: AP Automation

Connections 2018: 30 Years in Business, and More Conferences than We can Count

Posted by Sue on May 2, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Bennett/Porter turned 30 years old in February of this year, and I certainly have seen a lot of changes in the last three decades. Our first Customer Conference was in 1996, and its centerpiece was the announcement that State of The Art (the original manufacturer of MAS 90 and now Sage 100) was moving their DOS program to a Windows-based one. It was a half-day conference held at the Lloyd Center Double Tree Inn, and I remember it like it was just yesterday. (Note that I was only 12 years old at the time, which is why I remember it so well.)

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Topics: connections 2018

Connections 2018 Conference Update: Session Spotlights

Posted by B/P News & Notes on April 16, 2018 at 2:52 PM

It’s almost here! In less than one month, Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Portland airport. There’s still time for you to register and receive all the benefitsof attending this full day of informative and exciting activities and interactions. You’ll have access to our keynote address on workplace culture, an array of sponsors sharing their business and technology expertise, multiple networking opportunities throughout the day, and a chance to win raffle prizes during our end-of-day reception.

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Topics: connections 2018

Five Suggestions for Setting Up Successful Teams

Posted by Christy Putnam on April 9, 2018 at 10:24 AM


“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Andrew Carnegie

Not everyone is a born leader, and it is not an easy skill to learn. One sign of a good leader is the success of their teams and those teams' ability to function when the leader is not present. Managers who lead with trust, transparency, and honesty are typically much more successful than those that attempt to lead with fear and intimidation. Following are a few additional helpful hints for setting up successful teams.

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Topics: Human Resources

Sage Fixed Assets Version 2018.1 (In)Compatibility

Posted by B/P News & Notes on April 5, 2018 at 12:12 PM


You may have been notified recently by Sage Software that version 2018.1 of its Fixed Assets module is now available. However, you should be aware that – because of an update to Crystal Reports that was included in the new Fixed Assets version – most versions of Sage 100 (i.e. versions 2017 and lower) are NOT compatible with Sage Fixed Assets 2018.1.
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Topics: Sage Fixed Assets

Early Bird Pricing is Ending for Connections 2018

Posted by B/P News & Notes on April 2, 2018 at 3:07 PM

You still have time to register at the low early bird price of $99.00 for a full day of learning, networking, and engaging with some of the best business and technology experts assembled in one place. After April 8, the registration cost for Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference increases to $149.00 – which is still a bargain! But why not take advantage of the current low price and get all of this?

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Topics: connections 2018

How much do you know about current HR trends?

Posted by Christy Putnam on March 28, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Everybody needs a short break in their day. So grab your cup of coffee, tea, or water, and let’s play a game! See how much you know about current HR trends. Which of the following multiple choice questions can you get correct:

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, HR Compliance, connections 2018

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