Joe Jenders

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Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc., Achieves Sage Diamond Partner Status for 2nd Year in a Row

by Joe Jenders

Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. (VBCC) has achieved Sage Diamond Partner Status for the second year in a row. This is the highest Partner Level recognized by Sage and a tremendous achievement awarded to partners that show great growth in their Sage business. VBCC has earned this recognition through hard work and dedication to its clients and their businesses.

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Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. Named Number One Sage 100cloud Manufacturing Solution Provider in the Nation -  14 Consecutive Years

by Joe Jenders

Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. is excited to announce we have been named the Number One Solution Provider of Sage 100cloud Manufacturing for 2019, with this year making us number one in the nation for the past 14 consecutive years. 

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Fully Staffed & Functioning During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Joe Jenders

*updated as of November 1, 2020 

Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting (VBCC) has been closely monitoring and addressing the rapidly evolving developments concerning COVID-19. Our goal is to make sure we are doing what is necessary to keep our team healthy, while continuing to service our valued clients as we manage our way through these unprecedented times.

Remote and On-Site Support

As most of our employees typically work from home full-time, and all employees already had a home office set up, you will not see any interruption in our services.  All of our employees are healthy and safe and are equipped to seamlessly connect with clients in a secure and productive environment.

The only thing changing is our on-site support. For the time being we will be suspending on-site meetings and will be hosting remote meetings instead.   

Our team will continue to work diligently to make sure any relevant deadlines are met. It is business as usual as we forge ahead and we feel extremely confident in our ability to continue to serve you. 

Growth in Trying Times

While everything seems uncertain with COVID-19, our team is fully functioning and growing. We have hired on a new experienced consultant, Justin Teague, who started in April. In addition, we have hired a new Sales & Consulting Specialist, Kristen Baumgartner, who started in October. 

Moving Forward

Since activity for many has slowed down, it may be a good opportunity for the following items:

  • Upgrade your current system
  • Address projects that you haven’t had time for
  • Request a free system setup review

We can also provide accounting assistance if you should have challenges with staffing.

Contact Information

You can reach our consultants via:

Here is a quick contact card you can download for your convenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will continue to keep you updated as events and details unfold or change.

Stay Strong,
Joseph Jenders 
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Put Social Networking Sites to Work for Your Manufacturing Firm

by Joe Jenders

If you think social media is just for teenagers, think again. More than half of those logging on to social media sites are in their mid-thirties or older.

Traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television, have long served the purpose of delivering one-way messages, like your firm's advertising. Social media, by contrast, uses web-based platforms to not only deliver your message, but to allow the recipient to participate.

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How Sales Tax Works For Direct Sellers

by Joe Jenders

There’s a simple tax truth that direct sellers need to know.

You depend on your agents, or distributors, for growth. But your agents can give you the obligation to collect sales tax in multiple states, without even realizing they’re doing it.

Watch the video below to learn how this works and how best to handle it.

Will's Whiteboard video - How Sales Tax Works for Direct Sellers

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Save Money by Improving Your Purchasing System

by Joe Jenders

Do you ever get an uneasy feeling that your purchasing system is out of whack? Are you concerned that expenditures are being made on your company's behalf that would never meet with your approval? 

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Take the Time to Do It Right

by Joe Jenders

Success in a manufacturing/distribution business starts with your order entry system. It's an expensive proposition to say there's no time to do things right the first time but always time to redo mistakes over and over again.

do things right the first time but always time to redo mistakes over and over again.

If you don't get it right the first time, your costs add up and your bottom line erodes. You can spend hours, or even days, fixing errors and squandering resources. The costs go beyond measurable forms, such as customer complaints, lost orders, wasted inventory and excessive overtime. Your staff may become frustrated and apathetic.

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