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Wipfli is dedicated to business leaders and their organizations. Each month, we bring you thought-provoking articles on long-range organizational issues related to people, processes, technology, customers, and financial management.

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Articles

How dealerships can meet GM’s cybersecurity guidelines

Ransomware and other types of malware can cripple a dealership, resulting in significant financial and reputational damage.

As cyberattacks continue to grow and become more sophisticated, automobile manufacturers and dealers alike are recognizing the importance of cybersecurity — and they’re placing new requirements for the safeguarding and protection of data.

1/20/20
Industries: Dealerships
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Jeff Olejnik

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Sports betting tops list of things for Indian gaming industry to watch in 2020

The impact of sports betting will continue to play a major role in the Indian gaming industry in 2020.

The NFL is on target to earn $2.3 billion annually from legal sports betting, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA). In addition, seven NFL teams currently have relationships with gaming operators and that number will continue to increase.

1/20/20
Industries: Tribal Gaming and Government
By: Grant Eve

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Final opportunity zone regulations released

The Treasury released the final opportunity zone regulations on December 19, 2019, giving investors a little time to digest the 544 pages in case they wanted to make any last-minute moves prior to year-end.

The final regulations combine the first two sets of regulations released in October 2018 and April 2019, as well as provide additional insight on many topics previously debated between investors, service professionals and others interested in this program.

1/16/20
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Tax
By: Dannielle Lewis, Josh A. Graham

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DoD adds critical verification component to defense contractor cybersecurity requirements

Recognizing the threat of cybercrime and nation-state-sponsored cyber espionage, the Department of Defense (DoD) is enacting new rules to expand cybersecurity requirements within its supply chain.

The new rules establish the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and defines cybersecurity control practices and process maturity levels that organizations within the defense industrial base (DIB) sector must have in place. Notably, CMMC will be required in order to be awarded new contracts.

1/16/20
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Tom Wojcinski

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New Jersey enacts SALT deduction cap workaround for pass-through entities

On January 13, 2020, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Pass-Through Business Alternative Income Tax Act (A-4807/S-3246) (“the act”). This act created an election available to those S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies (collectively, pass-through entities or PTEs) with nexus in the state to become subject to an entity-level income tax. 

1/16/20
Services: Tax
By: Daniel N. Kidney

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Cybersecurity Weekly: Travelex still offline, Unpatched Citrix flaw now has PoC exploits, Webex bug patched

Each week, Wipfli’s cybersecurity professionals review the latest breaches, vulnerabilities, patches and updates.

1/15/20
Services: Cybersecurity

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Top 3 ways to attract talent in the construction industry

For the construction industry, finding workers has been a challenge for a while now, and it’s only getting worse.

With baby boomers retiring, the working age population continues to shrink — and will until 2026 (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). It’s affecting all industries across the country. There just aren’t enough people entering the workforce.

So when you need engineers, electricians, front-line construction workers and project managers, how do you attract this talent?

1/15/20
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Human Capital Management Solutions, Talent and Change
By: Deborah S. Marshall

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How business intelligence tools can help your construction firm thrive in 2020: Part III

Dashboards, reporting, effective resource management — we’ve already covered a few significant ways business intelligence (BI) tools help the construction industry make proactive, strategic and data-based decisions. 

If you missed part one and part two of this series, we talked about how BI tools help you better understand your past and manage your present. Now we’re focused on the third and final part of this series: how to better predict your future. After all, this is a series on how your construction firm can thrive in 2020. 

1/15/20
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: Matt Gelb, Ryan C. Rademann, Jason Muhlstein

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Blogs

Ag Conversations

Ag Conversations

The ag landscape is always changing, and you need reliable information you can depend on. Designed with you in mind, Ag Conversations covers topics important to you and your business — everything from how to successfully navigate the current tax environment to updates on court rulings and policy issues. Let your voice be heard. Join the conversation!

Industries: Agribusiness

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Bank On Wipfli

Bank on Wipfli

Count on Bank on Wipfli to be your go-to source for need-to-know-now information that affects the financial institution industry.

Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting, Consulting, Tax

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Dynamics CRM Blog

Connect – Microsoft Dynamics 365

Stay connected with product news, best practices, ideas, and tips to explore alignment with strategic business objectives, meet a short term tactical need, or just get thinking.

Services: Tech Consulting, Consulting

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Get Dynamic Blog

Get Dynamic - Microsoft Dynamics GP

Get the most out of Microsoft Dynamics GP with the latest tips, tricks, and announcements that help keep it simple.

Industries: Manufacturing and Distribution
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting

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Health Care Perspective Blog

Healthcare Perspectives

This blog covers a variety of current topics in the healthcare industry.

Industries: Healthcare
Services: Audit and Accounting, Consulting, Tax

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Webinars

Dynamics GP Year-End Training Webinar - 2019

This seminar is designed to provide you with educational information to complete your year-end. Please click on the links for the recorded webinar and a PDF of the 2019 Dynamics GP Year End Manual.

12/23/19
Services: Tech Consulting, Consulting
By: Dawn Schwarz, Barbara Bell, John Kirsch

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Webinar: Exploring Sage Intacct’s R4 release

Discover all the newest features and updates in Sage Intacct’s R4 release. Rebecca Hurst will take you through everything you need to know and how these changes benefit you.

12/12/19
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: Rebecca A. Hurst

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Tax Update for Financial Institutions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed by President Trump at the end of 2017. Since that time, the IRS has provided numerous forms of guidance to help individuals, businesses, and the tax community at large to better understand these changes and how they impact all taxpayers. Many of the provisions within the new tax law, and subsequent IRS guidance, directly impact banks and can be proactively utilized to minimize tax liabilities. Join us for a webinar regarding how the tax law changes will impact your bank and what you will want to do in order to prepare.

12/8/19
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Tax
By: Jason J. Wimmer

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Research and Development Tax Credit Opportunities

The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit has been a valuable tax planning opportunity since it became part of the tax code in 1981. Providing a dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax liability, the tax credit allows businesses of all sizes to reduce their taxes and increase cash flow, and many businesses can qualify for R&D tax credits for things they do every day. Are you missing out on tax credits without realizing it?

12/3/19
Services: Tax
By: Valerie K. Fedie

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Accounting and Auditing Update for Financial Institutions

Wipfli’s annual accounting and audit webinar updates you on final accounting rules effective for 2019 and 2020, as well as some rules that have been finalized but will not be effective for several years. We also look at the current status of any significant proposed rules being deliberated by FASB and implications they would have for the financial institution industry.

11/14/19
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Brett D. Schwantes, Adam F. DeCleene

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Cybersecurity Webinar for Business Leaders

Today's business environment requires senior executives and business owners to think strategically about the cyber challenges facing their businesses.

10/31/19
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Jeff Olejnik

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The can’t-miss features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central October 2019 release

The October 2019 release of Business Central includes a number of improvements and features that focus on bolstering product performance and helping users navigate the system as efficiently as possible.

10/29/19
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: Connor R. McNamara

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Cloud Security and Data Privacy for Tech Companies

In this webinar, Wipfli addresses leading security practices that startup organizations can use to help prevent and detect unauthorized access to their most important data: intellectual property and competitive go-to-market information.

10/22/19
Industries: Technology Industry
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Tom Wojcinski, Girish M. Ramachandra

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