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Message to Clients and Friends from Don Joseph

 

Linking Technology & Strategy for Results

In business, eventually everything comes down to the bottom line. And executives usually key in on two major areas: solutions and results. At NORTHBROOK Consulting Group we are committed to providing our clients with the business technology solutions they need to get the results they desire. It's that simple.

The principals of the NCG, Donald L. Joseph, Sue Dunn, Norman R. Eckstein, Jim Ward, and Sheldon Greenberg believe in tailoring services and software products to exceed your requirements. No stock, template, or quick fixes. We develop specific strategies for each situation and then work with you so you'll understand and can benefit from our solution.

Look at just a few of the ways NORTHBROOK Consulting Group can be of benefit to your company:

  • Developing services to your specific requirements assures that you will maximize the return on your investment by streamlining processes and increasing revenues.
  • Supplying the right tools for your business or showing you how to use the tools you already have with our configuration and training expertise..
  • Coordination with your staff and key people means they are part of the solution.
  • Data conversion and clean-up is available from NCG or you can do it yourself.
  • NORTHBROOK Consulting Group is a Certified Consultant and Trainer for Sage BusinessWorks and Swiftpage ACT!,
  • Unique expertise linking accounting systems and CRM systems for small businesses to move efficiency and information availability to the next level.
  • We're there for support when our work is done, but you are ready to progress independently whenever you choose.Virtual Visit
  • Although the majority of our clients are in the metropolitan Chicago area, we serve clients throughout the country with our Virtual Visit™ capability.
  • As members of the Institute of Management Consultants, we strictly adhere to their code of ethics.

Download our flyer (pdf) for a complete list of our services or contact us to discuss your situation.

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What's New

July 2017
Swiftpage enters beta testing of ACT! version 20

March 2017
Swiftpage releases Act! version 19.1 (2017). Includes significant fixes to the initial release..

February 2017
Sage releases BusinessWorks 2017 service pack 2, with 2017 tax tables.

September 2016
Sage releases BusinessWorks 2017 update. See more details here.

August 2016
Swiftpage releases Act! version 18.2. We have tested Sage BusinessWorks link through version 2017 with all desktop versions of Act! through 18.2 and found no issues--even though Sage no longer supports the link.

May 2016
Swiftpage releases Act version 18.1

March 2016
Sage releases Service Pack 9 for BusinessWorks 2015

July 30, 2015
Swiftpage releases statement about the compatibility of Act! with Windows 10 and the precautions to take before upgrading to it. See it here.

July, 2015
Act! version 17.2 released by Swiftpage. This release adds important new features and fixes issues with prior versions.

April, 2015
Swiftpage announces major product restructuring--Act! to be available on-site or in the "cloud", purchase or subscription.

January, 2015
Swiftpage releases Act! verson 17.1 to beta testers. This release has feature enhancements and solutions to problems found in prior versions.

November, 2014
Sage BusinessWorks 2015 is released. There are new reports, functionality enhancements, and problem fixes from the 2013 version. See release notes.

October, 2014
Swiftpage releases ACT! version 17: with integrated emarketing, which adds automation, send as, and more; the ability to attach documents from places like DropBox, Sharepoint and Google Drive, to fully connect you to where you store your documents; enhancements to web and mobile like CSV import and attaching a photo directly from your mobile device. - See more

July, 2014
Don Joseph announces merger of our Sage accounting with Sue Dunn at MicroAccounting Solutions and our ACT! practice with Brainsell Technologies, LLC to assure support for NCG's clients.

June, 2014
Northbrook Consulting Group forms alliance with Brainsell Technologies, LLC for ACT-related products and services. More to come.

May, 2014
Swiftpage announces future vision for ACT!, including summer release of ACT! Cloud and redesigned ACT! Hosted

April, 2014
Swiftpage releases ACT! version 16.1 with new features and problem fixes. Included is ACT! e-marketing, other new features, and maintenance upgrades.

March, 2014
Swiftpage releases beta of ACT! e-marketing and announces features for release 16.1 in April, 2014.

Febuary, 2014
Swiftpage announces plans for the all-new Act! Cloud, a direct-to-market, SaaS-only offering primarily targeted at entrepreneurs and micro/small business owners.

January, 2014
Northbrook Consulting Group's merger with Sue Dunn's firm (JDI Inc.) brings the gamut of Sage solutions to our clients. We can now sell and support Sage 100, Sage 200, Sage CRM in addition to Sage BusinessWorks, Sage 50, and ACT!.

July, 2013
Sage BusinessWorks 2013 is released

April, 2013
Featured Add-on of the month: QSalesData, allows connection of ACT! and QuickBooks--true CRM capabilities at a small business price.

October, 2012
ACT! HOSTED brings ACT! to the cloud. Northbrook Consulting Group brings it to you/

November 2011
Don Joseph receives certification as ACT! Premier Trainer and Sage BusinessWorks Certified Consultant.