fixed bid ERP implementation

In our years of ERP experience, we’ve learned a thing our two about what it takes for a successful implementation. We have also seen what can derail the process, particularly in a fixed bid situations. 1. A shift in focus The focus of the implementation will shift from true deliverables to tracking the project scope…

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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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Get a little confused when thinking about the best way to set up Sales Prices for Service Agreements?  Want to make sure invoices are going out with a high level of first-pass accuracy?  Would like to reduce the number of pricing adjustments and increase customer satisfaction?  Want to make price increase time a little easier?…

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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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Scrap and By-product management in plastics manufacturing

Scrap re-use is generally a requirement in Plastic Manufacturing to improve yield. Microsoft’s ERP system, Dynamics AX (aka, Dynamics 365) has handled both discrete and process manufacturing for years (and, mixed mode manufacturing) which means that scrap can be accounted for, re-used, and costed accurately in the same production order. In a previous blog post…

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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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warehouse management worker dynamics ax

In November 2016, AX2012 R3 users were happy to receive cumulative update 12 (CU12) from Microsoft.  It included numerous updates for additional functionality and bug fixes. As more and more companies adopt the use of RF scanners, we see Microsoft acknowledge the need for additional mobile device functionality with the solutions they issued in CU12.…

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