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As of March 10th, 2010 almost exactly one year after uploading our first how-to video, our videos are averaging 150 collective hits per day and have reached the 20,000 view milestone. Being the author of these videos, I am glad to see that people are benefiting from our content and rea...
Orchestra explains how we use Cloud Computing and how it can benefit many small businesses. Cloud computing allows us to lower our IT costs, keep out IT resources scalable, and provides greater security and stability than we can ourselves. Find out more about how cloud computing can be...
SAP Netweaver B1iSN for SAP Business One is an enterprise level integration tool, built for small and midsize companies. Netweaver allows for seamless integration to dozens of systems using pre-built integration frameworks. Whether it is an E-commerce website, parent company running R/...
An article exploring the different resources and tools for comparing ERP Applications on the web.
Recently, we've had plenty of people to talk with, lots of discussions flying around, and people posting interesting articles. However, when we started our big social media push back at the beginning of the year, it was like shouting at a wall - or, in my case, trying to start a fight ...
SAP Business One on a Mac is not only possible, it is simple and inexpensive. See it in action below and then read on to find out why we use Citrix and how we can help you access SAP Business One remotely the better way. To learn more about this amazing solution, click here o...
I was clicking through my Google reader today on beer and found this article about the populartiy of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Now, I drink a PBR once in a while (especially since it comes in convienent river-friendly pint cans), but Pabst is looking at a 25% increase in s...
I was checking out some great free tools for improving social media marketing capabilities, and I ran across Technorati's blog search tools.  Technorati is a great site for following, searching, and keeping up with everything blogs. Below is an actual LIVE widget of the numbe...
Orchestra will be attending the Drupal Summit in Seattle The Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit is a FREE conference to unite and improve the Drupal Development Community in the Pacific Northwest/Cascadia region (Norther California, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver and Victoria BC). The S...
Ten Free Small Business Tools anyone can use to run their business on the cheap.   I have listed 10 free online tools for improving your business. If you are thinking "what's the catch," there is no catch at all. I even gave links for these tools so you can download...
As I was doing my regular SEO optimization tasks here at Orchestra, I came across a site  that literally made me laugh out loud. This site is a glowing example of what NOT to do when trying to attract traffic to a website. Below you will see a screenshot of the site. Included is ...
 Drupal is in the Open Source Top Ten Club Drupal is named the top website platform for businesses in Inforworld.com's annual BOSSIE Awards. The BOSSIE Awards celebrate the best open source technologies for businesses. At Orchestra we take the solution that can power si...
This video answers the question: Why is Social Media such a big deal? Orchestra helps small and midsize companies take advantage of the social media revolution happening in society and business today. Our OrchestratedSEO product line is designed for small businesses that have litt...
Orchestra Team now has a Twitter feed where we will announce new products and services, training events, news, tips & tricks, and generaly keep you up to date on progress over at Orchestra. We're one of the few companies Twittering about SAP Business One, so check us out...
Thanks to everyone that has responded to our search for talented people with Drupal know-how. We are actively reviewing each and every one of your submissions and will be responding to each next week. Note: The sites built by people in this area are astounding. Innovative, creative, f...
Inventory reports are the key to correctly managing what is typically a small businesses largest balance sheet affecting assets and SAP provides a myriad array of techniques to help with this. Today we are going to be looking at the inventory in warehouse report provided in SAP&nb...
Here's a brief look at what people are saying about Drupal in Twitter. It's getting hot in here. I'm using drupal http://drupal.org to build a new paid membership site - andabwa User Wall: A simple "facebook" style wall module. Allows users inside the drupal site to view and p...
Wow, look at me, I'm famous. Oh wait, what have I done. Are people going to follow me to the grocery store with cameras now? Probably not, unless the world turns it's attention from Jon and Kate to SAP Business One. But in our little world, this is pretty cool. Orchestra and myse...
SAP Business One 8.8 Data Archiving Video Orchestra has produced another HD Video showcasing SAP Business One 8.8 Data Archiving capability and other features. This is a short video, so be sure and check out the other videos on SAP Business One 8.8 To view the video...
SAP Business One users have a company on their side to keep up with tax law. The folks over at Sabrix never cease to amaze me, what with their obsession with everything taxes. Why would intelligent people do that to themselves? I better not ask to much, or they could realize it a...
How very cool to see that an iPhone Application for SAP Business One get featured in a top story in the Silicon Alley Insider.  Although, this was a list of the most expensive iPhone apps. To check out the original story go here: The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps...
Here is a video on Landed Costs in SAP Business One. The Landed Cost document allows you to associate shipping and freight costs with the cost of an item upon receipt into inventory. The Landed Cost document in SAP Business One is a straightforward and efficient way of allocating cost...
I received a request to start a discussion about running SAP Business One on a Mac. Quite serendipitous, given that I use Business One every day on my Mac G5 with a 27" Cinema Display. It's okay to be jealous, I'm used to it. Needless to say, it is awesome. Orchestra even custo...
Orchestra is a believer in enabling companies to improve...for free.  What!?!  Hold on, hold on.  As the late , great George Carlin once said "...calm down, have some dip." Maybe you haven't noticed, or maybe you've read the book.  But if you look closely ...
Orchestra LLC (Orchestra) would like to announce Orchestrated Stimulus, a stimulus program for small and midsize companies.  Orchestrated Stimulus is a new program that enables companies to make an investment in business management software at a low upfront cost and quick return ...
Another entry in Orchestra's "how to" series is avalable. This one is about using factors. Factors in SAP Business One 2007 have always been a source questions, and we wanted to create a video detailing how they affect quantities in documents. Essentially factors are a series...
I was checking my Facebook account the other day and ran into a post from the Oregon Brewers Festival page. The link led me to this article about beer in cans - something I've been touting an necessary for some time. read more
As part of our Orchestrated Stimulus program, Orchestra is offering a $20,000 discount, on SAP Business One implementations, with a 3 year service contract to our "Live!" hosting and support package. This discount is intended to allow small and midsize companies reduce t...
I thought everyone might be interested in this. We think it is cool that ASUG is doing the meeting virtual, given the state of the economy and cost of travel for small and mid-size companies. Welcome to the 2009 ASUG Virtual Education Summit The Summit will take place in a virtual...
I've been a Drupal sponge these past few months trying to answer a very fundamental question: How does Drupal benefit small business? To find the answer I've been absorbing everything I can about Drupal by attending conferences, talking about it online, and learning from othe...
I often forget that when I'm blabbing about Drupal, not every knows exactly what it is right away. Since I'm a pretty excitable guy, it's easy to lose my audience as I forget to tell them what Drupal IS versus what it DOES. I'm all about the "does" part, while most people jus...
This year, Orchestra will be present at the 2009 Drupal Camp L.A. taking place at UC Irvine.  This is a great opportunity for us to gain more knowledge of how to use Drupal, interact with some users of Drupal sites, and work with a lot of the power users in the community. Bot...
Seattle, WA -- Orchestra LLC (Orchestra) would like to officially welcome Oversea Casing Company (Oversea Casing) to their rapidly growing family of clients in Oregon, Washington, and California. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Oversea Casing is a leading global supplier of sausage casin...
Today is the last day of Oregon Craft Beer Month, and it's a bitter-sweet (or is that hoppy?) parting. July is when this industry comes alive with festivals, events, and drinks all around. Several events take place throughout the month, and then it all culminates with the Oregon Beer F...
      Orchestra is going "LIVE!" Orchestra is pleased to announce the release of our new hosting and support package called "Live!"  "Live!" is a package which includes hosting, hosting support and our "Tier 2" SAP Business On...