4 Tech Trends Field Operations Firms Should Embrace

Technology Trends in Field Operations

The relaxing of many regulations that directly affect Field Operations Industries combined with the passage of an Infrastructure Spending Bill, signals that we are poised to see massive growth in this sector. In the past, many firms with robust Field Operations have resisted new technologies for several very good reasons: Unpredictable costs Too much demand…

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Apps, ERP, and IoT in Plastics Manufacturing

Apps, ERP and IoT in Plastics Manufacturing

Plastic Manufacturing is growing, and it remains a cutthroat industry. It’s no longer enough to simply have good products or an efficient manufacturing operations – you now need the proper systems and technology in place to succeed. Your ERP runs your business, houses your master data, and is your primary system of record. On the…

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Project Profit and Loss Reporting for Field Operations

Project Profit and Loss Reporting for Field Operations

One of the most challenging (and most rewarding) aspects of Field Operations is understanding when a particular project is over-budget or under budget and, more importantly – why?  Whether you are running a business with a multitude of small projects or big ones, or even a mix of the two, the company’s overall profitability depends…

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Dynamics 365 for Operations – Benefit Accruals Made Fun

Benefit Accrual Plans Dynamics 365 for Operations

Yes!  Benefit Accruals, for such things as Vacation and Personal time, can be FUN and not just when they are taken!  In Dynamics 365 for Operations, the functionality has been expanded from prior AX versions to include additional functionality like: Earning Codes for Plan Accrual Earning Code Group Compensatory Time Accrual at a Fixed Amount…

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Inventory in the Field and Remote Warehouses: Valuation is Vital

Field Service Inventory Valuation

Field Operations Enterprises often have inventory spread across wide geographical areas, in remote warehouses, on service vehicles and even in the process of being installed. An accurate depiction of what you have (and where it) is becomes vital to accurate financials. One of the key areas to manage is Inventory Valuation. Whether your valuation method…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU12 Fixed Assets Updates

Depreciation Proposal

Last November, AX2012 users were happy to receive cumulative update 12 (CU12) from Microsoft.  It included a long list of updates for additional functionality and bug fixes (or as we tend to call them “opportunities”).  In this blog we are going to dig into one of the financial updates that were released; the ability to…

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The Art and Science of Demand Forecasting for Plastic Manufacturers

Demand Forecasting Plastics Manufacturing

Whether your Plastics Manufacturing Business is volatile or stable, continued growth in the top and bottom lines is expected. Presumably, everyone knows the myriad of reasons and impact that accurate demand planning has on carrying costs attributed to overstocked inventory, Return on Capital, Cash Flow, and Earnings. If underestimated, it can obviously adversely affect revenues…

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Transacting in the Field – RMAs on Hand Held Devices

Transacting in the Field RMAs on Mobile Dynamics AX

Successful Field Operations’ workers in the field, or in remote locations, require the same level of transactional access as those in the main office.  They may use different devices, but they need the same level of sophistication and real time communication to keep the business running efficiently. When digital transformation is complete, each of the…

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