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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Managing Purchase Order Lead Times in Plastics Manufacturing

Managing Purchase Order Lead Times in Plastics Manufacturing

In Plastics Manufacturing with resin and additive price fluctuations, sales forecast volatility, and varying levels of self-imposed risk, it is important to manage procurement. Minimizing inventory and the holding costs associated can sometimes take a backseat if other volatility warrants possibly over buying. Strategies around what, when and how much will always be important to…

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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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Who needs Dynamics 365 Service Agreement Cost Prices?

Dynamics 365 Cost Price for Specific Service Agreement

Prices! When we talk Service Agreement Prices in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition (aka formerly Dynamics AX), first let’s clarify if we are talking Sales Prices or Cost Prices. In short, Sales Price is what we charge on the customer invoice. Cost Price is used for internal purposes to analyze the spend…

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Building Intelligence Into Your Plastics Manufacturing ERP System

Building Intelligence in Your Plastics Manufacturing ERP System

Intelligent ERP. This phrase is gaining momentum and it’s being spurred by Digital Transformation. Plastic Manufacturers are always looking for performance improvements to allow selling and producing more with fewer resources at a lower cost. While Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other advanced analytics offer exciting opportunities in areas where predicted outcomes can make a…

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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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