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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: Cloud vs. On Premise Deployment

November 27, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365 for Operations, Dynamics 365 Enterprise, ERP Implementation, Cloud ERP SaaS / by Elisabeth Palmer

Congratulations! You know that Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is the way to go. Robust and flexible, it has everything you need to effectively engage customers, empower employees, and optimize operations within and across companies by helping you make better decisions quickly. Now, you are faced with another decision: deploy in the cloud or install on-premise. If your head is in the clouds while your feet are firmly on the ground, read on to see which option is a better fit for your company.

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Date Deadlines for Dynamics AX Customers

October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Implementation, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics AX Upgrade / by Nancy Phillippi

Time is running out for Dynamics AX customers to take advantage of the transition or upgrade to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.  There are several dates to consider in addition to your implementation plan: Mainstream and Extended Support for AX 2009 - 2012 and the Discount End Date for making the transition to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the Cloud.  

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Dynamics 365 Enterprise Cloud vs. On Premise Deployment

January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 Enterprise, Cloud ERP SaaS, ERP Implementation, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Nancy Phillippi

One of the most common questions we get from prospects is why should they rent Dynamics 365 in the Cloud/SaaS deployment versus purchasing and installing it on premise. This decision should be based on each individual business, however I will say that at this point more customers are moving to the cloud than they are installing the software on-site. Here are some some reasons to utilize the SaaS version of Dynamics 365 Enterprise for Finance and Operations in the Microsoft Cloud.

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Inventory Requirements and ERP Selection

August 07, 2017 / 0 Comments / in ERP Software, ERP Implementation, Process Manufacturing ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Mike Conti has over 20 years experience with helping companies work with business software or ERP (enterprise resource planning).  He took a few minutes and documented some very important issues regarding inventory that should be considered when a business begins evaluating ERP.   As Mike states in his white paper, I have also have heard from prospects numerous times focusing on how long is the field name length of our inventory master file during discovery sales calls.  This is really a mute point since more ERP software solutions have expanded their field lengths or you can extend them easily.   Consider instead the points in Mike's document.  

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Time to Upgrade...or Not?

July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments / in ERP Implementation / by Hope Enochs

And it is a big question which businesses must ask themselves on a somewhat regular basis, probably more often than they would like. Ultimately the answer to the question is yes and that’s based strictly on the rapid pace with which information technology changes and improves. Most companies skip a version or two of their business systems software releases unless there is a good reason to upgrade, such as support ending or new features in the new releases are important to the business.  With the recent release of Dynamics 365 Enterprise it's hard to ignore the improved processes and the positive impact it could have on companies. Therefore many Dynamics AX customers are upgrading to Dynamics 365 Enteprise or considering it.  

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Best Kept Secrets to Help Finance Your New ERP Solution

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

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

December 08, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Operations, Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Implementation / 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.

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Attend The After Party at Dynamics Summit 2016

October 06, 2016 / 0 Comments / in AXUG Summit, ERP Software, Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Implementation / by Nancy Phillippi

Going to the 2016 Dynamics AXUG Summit in Tampa?  Clients First and Data Masons want to personally invite you to an after party of  Summit 2016.  The event called the "Taste of Tampa" will feature:

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LCS Assures ROI of ERP Investment

August 30, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Dynamics 365 for Operations, ERP Implementation / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft's Life-Cycle Services (LCS) helps assure ROI of  your Dynamics AX software investment.  The real benefit of LCS is the visibility it gives your team into the implementation process. 

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The Most Critical Step In ERP Implementation

October 21, 2015 / 0 Comments / in ERP Implementation / by Mike Miller

 

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As CFO, part of your job includes evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning, along with introduction of new programs and strategies to ensure credibility of the Finance group by providing: timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts. One of the best ways to ensure credibility of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts is to implement an ERP system.

When you're choosing an ERP solution, it's also important to consider the solution provider in order to ensure a successful ERP implementation. By working closely with an experienced ERP vendor, you’ll have all the support you need during and after system implementation. When unexpected errors occur or misunderstandings arise, having an expert by your side is critical. Stability, market presence in region, past successes, expertise, adaptability, and innovation are important considerations to ponder when selecting your vendor.

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