Posts by Ryan Harris

Why ‘Internet of Things’ is Important in the Field, Really

Internet of Things Field Operations

We hear it all the time, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), and after a while our ears become dulled to the repetition. One acronym after another from the tech folks, when will it end? This time however, it applies. Especially to people who depend on a work force in the field to serve their customers…

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Cumulative Update 13 Now Available for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Dynamics AX Cumulative Update 13

Good news, everyone – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU13 is now available for download! Cumulative Update 13 includes: Client enhancements Developer tools enhancements BI enhancements Financial enhancements Retail enhancements Human capital management enhancements Supply chain management enhancements Warehouse and transportation enhancements Public sector enhancements Country/region-specific updates that are included in CU 13 For more…

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Product Problems in the Field? – Track it!

Field Operations Non-Conformance Reporting

Does your current ERP and/or Field Operations system let you track problems with inventory items? Or do you need to use outside systems to do the reporting? Double entry of these conditions creates errors and takes valuable time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a system where you can track and report on non-conformance for:…

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5 Things To Do BEFORE Summit (Now)

1. Seek new information This is a critical point in whatever Dynamics-related endeavor you are undertaking. At the rate things are changing these days, you simply cannot adopt a wait-until-Summit-and-see strategy. Even if you know you won’t be pulling the trigger on a major decision until next year, now is the time to get informed…

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Time Sheets – Keeping it Simple in the Field

Field Operations Time Sheets Dynamics 365

One of the biggest problems encountered with field employees time reporting comes when you have multiple legal entities and a single work force. What if your system could automatically do these things? Automatically detect intercompany transactions on employee time sheets Automate the intercompany entries in the appropriate ledgers Provide intercompany entries in real time Reconcile…

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Applying IoT (Internet of Things) to Field Operations

Field Operations IoT

The Microsoft cloud offers the opportunity to supply proactive device monitoring for your Field Teams and customers in a brand new way.  The lower price point is an advantage, easier to implement, less to invest and quicker to deploy. But the real advantage is having it work in context.  Within a full featured Field Service…

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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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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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