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Cover Yourself in the Security of Dynamics 365

January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments / in Cloud ERP SaaS, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

Dynamics 365 guards your data by employing Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security protecting your company, your employees, and your data.

To help companies avoid the problems of phishing, and other corporate crimes, Dynamics 365 includes Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) protecting you even if using single sign on log-in. As if phishing, worms, and viruses didn’t cause enough problems for any CIO or CFO, in manufacturing protecting your digital assets is more complicated as there are so many different digital records from engineering to customer service, and as such the data is more voluminous. To make matters worse, now, manufacturers and job shops must protect themselves from ransomware.  The stories have been blasted all over the headlines during the last few months; The Week Magazine's January 13th edition distilled the news reporting that 300+ executives admitted to being affected by ransomware.  And of those 300 executives, 70% said their companies relinquished between $20 thousand and $40 thousand dollars to unlock their data to evade losing 100s of thousands of dollars in business information. However, there is help in the constant battle of protecting your data in the cloud.  Security is made easier in the cloud with Dynamics 365 that includes EMS.  To show how this is facilitated we have broken down the most common acronyms, and the components included. 


Gain More Engineering Manpower by Integrating CAD with ERP

January 05, 2017 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

Do your engineers find themselves so busy with projects coupled with doing BOM clerical work that your company needs to outsource engineering services?  If your manufacturing business is in constant BOM version hell, then join us for CADLink webinar, showing a seamless integration of CAD with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).  Invest an hour to get information on CADLink that integrates CAD with ERP.  This solution typically has a 6 month ROI as product design accelerates by around 25% because of the automation of BoMs from engineering to manufacturing to operations or ERP. 


Webinar: Discover Real Cost of Producing Finished Goods

December 29, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX / by Anita Smallwood

Manufacturing problem solved: Discover the real cost of producing finished goods by attending a webinar entitled: The Financial Impacts of Production. The webinar will show how Dynamics AX traces production costs to the general ledger.


Best Kept Secrets to Help Finance Your New ERP Solution

December 16, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Cloud ERP SaaS, ERP Implementation, Microsoft Gold ERP CSP Dynamics Partner, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Jennise Streaty

You know your business needs a better software that can be seamlessly used in every department. You may even have a good idea of what software you want to be implemented. Unfortunately, none of that matters when your company doesn’t have the right finances for the software you want. Before you hit the snooze button on your new ERP dreams finish reading this article, because we are going to let you in on a couple of secrets that could help you finance the project. 


Dynamics 365 Preview Webinar

December 16, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Gold ERP CSP Dynamics Partner, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Nancy Phillippi

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You are invited to our webinar: Dynamics 365 for Operations Preview. Learn from experts about Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition. With Dynamics 365, you get CRM and ERP in the cloud, role-based apps, Office365 integration, productivity and it is all accessible from almost any mobile device. Whether you’re an accounting manager, in accounts payable, accounts receivable, a Controller or the CEO or CFO, Dynamics 365 will give you the insights, with Power BI business intelligence and workflows to easily manage your business processes.  


What's Better than Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition? A Promo!

December 08, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Implementation, Wholesale Distribution Software, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition is a touch screen enabled, do anything from anywhere, at anytime on almost any device; ERP and App package. While some critics think Microsoft is putting too many ingredients in the mix, I am excited by the packages interoperability given to the ERP by the Common Data Model, Power Apps, and Flow.


Never Fear Dynamics AX On-Premise is Here to Stay

December 02, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX / by Anita Smallwood

With the arrival of Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition for Operations, many customers and  Value Added Resellers (VARS) alike fear that Dynamics AX on-premise will vanish.  To stop this rumour, I want to share a few of our favorite details regarding Cumulative Update (CU) 12 for Microsoft Dynamics AX On-Premise (2012 R3) released just this week.  Most of these changes were made in warehouse management, transportation management, and retail areas of the product with several regulatory features added too. In addition, a new module was added to assist with processing big data called Machine Learning Integration.


6 Reasons to Choose An On-Premise ERP like Dynamics AX

November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Cloud ERP SaaS, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

John F. Kennedy once said, "Change is the law of life."  This law is not being broken in the ERP world, especially since the release of Microsoft's Cloud ERP solution called Dynamics 365.  Even though Dynamics 365 is the newest release; the purpose of this blog, "6 Reasons to Choose On-Premise ERP" is to examine why it may be preferable to implement Dynamics AX On-Premise.  We have compared and contrasted Microsoft's On-Premise software versus the Cloud solution, as well as delineated how to purchase any of the Microsoft Products below. 

While there is convenience and flexibility that comes with cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology in particular Dynamics 365, the technology requires applications or apps to deliver some of the functionality once given by Value Added Resellers.  Let me explain further, if your business needs customizations, the code could be changed in AX by your VAR or Microsoft Partner.  Dynamics 365 on the other hand is encapsulated, and any desired changes are made through apps. Even though the cloud platform bounds with connectivity given by Microsoft Dynamics 365 common data model, doubters continue to worry about the vulnerabilities inherent in Cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Like discussed briefly earlier, on-premise ERP platforms, offer a higher ability to customize specific features tailored just for your business.


Payments Made Easier With Dynamics 365

November 18, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Cloud ERP SaaS, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations now includes easy-to-implement payments, ideal for customers with e-commerce, call center operations, or a subscription-based business model.   The payment processing functionality is built upon MasterCard’s secure and incredibly straightforward cloud-based "Simplify Commerce" payments platform, and your company can accept payments from all major brands.


How To Get Started With Microsoft Business Intelligence

November 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, Business Intelligence - BI, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood