Dynamics 365 for Operations

Intro to Task Recorder and BPM in Dynamics 365 for Operations (Part 1)

As a part of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, Microsoft has introduced a novel approach to assist users with releases, business processes and training. Using a familiar web based application Life cycle services (LCS) and the improved Task recorder tool, Partners and Customers can, quickly and easily, record and publish a guided help experience in Dynamics 365…

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Exploding Phantom BOMs and Their Impact on Production Estimation

bill of materials lines dynamics 365

Recently a client noticed variances between the Bill of Materials on the Production orders (Production BOMs) and the Bill of Materials on the Items (Item BOMs). As far as anyone knew no manual changes were being made to the either BOM, which seemed plausible. After further investigating, it was clear that upon creation of the…

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Power BI Gets the Premium Treatment

Power BI Premium Edition

Last week, Microsoft announced a big change for the business intelligence community. Particularly for the over 200,000 organizations currently using and those considering using Power BI, there is much to be excited about. Who Needs What When The introduction of Power BI Premium promises greater flexibility in terms of licensing, scaling and ease of deployment.…

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Non-Conformance Reporting

A non-conformance is an unexpected event or deviation from specified requirements or procedures. When a non-conformance occurs, it can lead to budget overruns, project delays, rework, unnecessary scrap of materials, decreased productivity or product recalls, just to name a few examples. In Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations non-conformances are used to record and report anything that…

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Microsoft of Things

Microsoft of Things

Whether you think about it or not, you are surrounding by IoT every day. With each passing moment, more and more devices are being added to the Internet of Things, enabling us to secure our homes and even play with our dogs remotely. These new technologies aren’t exclusive to personal use, and they aren’t going…

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Dynamics 365 Positive Pay File Generation for Payroll

Positive Pay Formats for setting up AP

Today’s topic is Fraud Prevention.  The specific tool on the topic of Fraud Prevention is Positive Pay, sometimes referred to as SafePay.  You’re thinking, that’s not new!  Dynamics AX has had that for a while.  The cool part is that it is, as the advertising industry likes to say, “New and Improved” for Dynamics 365…

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Dynamics 365 for Operations Example Using Excel and Microsoft Flow: Vendors Upload

Excel to AX

True to their mission, “to enable people and businesses to realize their full potential”, Microsoft released Flow in Quarter 4 of last year. What is Flow? Microsoft Flow is a tool that empowers users to automate complicated tasks across multiple applications and services. Flow seamlessly connects to over ninety services, out-of-the-box, including Twitter, Slack, OneDrive,…

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Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 for Operations Negative Warehouse Inventory

The topic of Negative Inventory has been one of those “chicken or the egg” conversations for a long time. At first blush the answer may seem easy! But as the “what if” scenarios are brought up, the answer becomes a tangled web. Staunch process-base material managers typically say there is no need to ever allow…

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