Archive for August 2017

Dynamics 365 – Introduction to Invoicing Workspace in Vendor Collaboration

review vendor invoice dynamics 365

Accounts payable clerks rejoice! The new vendor collaboration module within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition (D365) streamlines vendor processes.  The module allows for communication within D365 instead of several back and forth emails with vendors, for review and approval of purchases, submitting new invoices, payment status, and much more. The focus of…

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Project Recovery or Considerations for Your Next ERP Implementation

Money Pit. Throwing good money after bad. You think the original decision was bad? Think again… The problem with your original ERP decision wasn’t necessarily the initial decision; it was the series of bad decisions that occurred afterwards. For Plastics Manufacturers – with already tight margins, resin price dependence, and growing customer expectations – a…

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Dynamics 365: BOMs or Formulas – What’s the Deal?

bill of materials lines

For manufacturers using Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition (D365), understanding the differences between Bills of Materials (BOM) and Formulas is crucial. Both are designed around the same idea, and therefore, share many similar concepts. However, a few key differences must be taken into account when deciding which one to use. This blog…

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The Importance of an Easy-to-use ERP in Plastics Manufacturing

The Importance of an Easy-to-use ERP in Plastics Manufacturing

Full featured, consistent and easy to use? Good to have ERP goals, right? But, are they mutually exclusive? You’ve outgrown your current Plastic Manufacturing ERP system. Processes have also become more complex and it’s time to evaluate ERP systems that will not only consistently support these processes and functionality but also be simple to use.…

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Managing Per Diem Expenses for a Mobile Workforce

Per Diem Expenses Field Operations Dynamics 365

Most companies with employees involved in field operations understand the nature of per diem payments. Some are contractual, and some are a matter of company policy.  Does your system manage the rules around your per diem payments? Or does someone in a lonely cubicle have a spreadsheet that determines per diem payments? As field operations…

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Top 12 Reasons To Use Dynamics 365 for Talent

Dynamics 365 for Talent structure

Microsoft has released a new D365 application to manage your “Talent”, otherwise known as Human Capital Management. The Talent app came from the AX/Operations HR module. It appears now that Talent is a new product – new features will first be developed in this App and then will be ported back to the Dynamics 365…

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In the Cloud, On-Premise, or Hybrid: Whats Best for Plastics Manufacturing?

In the Cloud, On-Premise, or Hybrid in Plastics Manufacturing

It’s easy to get caught up in all the Digital Transformation and Cloud discussions. But, in a competitive industry like Plastics Manufacturing, companies have had to be frugal in their IT spending and generally manage their servers and applications with a relatively small group of professionals. While Microsoft has spent an enormous amount of money…

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Field Operations & Trade Agreements

Field Service Trade Agreements Dynamics 365

Field Operations firms understand that service contracts can have twists and turns based on things like service call frequency and counts, multiple pricing tiers, overlaid effective dates – and it can be made even more complex when customers enter into a multiplicity of service arrangements around separate products and projects. And guess what? Your vendors…

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Azure Head of the Pack in ISO Certifications

Azure Cloud Certifications

There has been a clear drive for the cloud by Microsoft in recent years. It is becoming increasingly clear they are following through on the drive with Dynamics CRM and ERP (AX) coming together under the cloud-based Dynamics 365 umbrella. Discussing any cloud-based Microsoft technologies, the first and foremost topic must be Azure itself, and…

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