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General Ledger and Banking in Business Central: An In-Depth Demo

Posted on: April 13, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Time is a valuable resource, and we want to help our clients work as efficiently as possible. Whether it is getting to know your new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central environment or switching from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Business Central, it often takes a significant amount of time to get accustomed to a new ERP platform. From setting up customers and vendors to understanding the function of various screens (e.g....


Dynamics 365: Job Scheduling and Capacity Planning 

Posted on: April 12, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

The purpose of Job Scheduling is to schedule individual production orders so that each operation in the production route has a start date/time and end date/time. Job Scheduling also works to ensure that the materials that are needed for production are available when the operation starts.   The role of Capacity Planning is to assess whether there is enough time, resources, and capabilities to finish production in time to meet demand.   When...


Acumatica 2021 R1: New Dashboard Features

Posted on: April 10, 2021 | By: Minela Covic | Acumatica

Some of the new features on Acumatica 2021 R1 includes updates to the dashboards. This blog will highlight those new features.   Add a link to the dashboard Links navigate to any screen within Acumatica. In this example, users can create an AP Bill or run the AP Aging Report directly from the AP Clerk dashboard.   Display a KPI as a meter Now, there is the option of displaying...


Acumatica 2021 R1: Navigate to an External URL from a Generic Inquiry

Posted on: April 9, 2021 | By: Minela Covic | Acumatica

One of the new features on Acumatica 2021 R1 includes the ability to navigate to an external URL from a generic inquiry. For instance, say you want to store a vendor’s alternate ID on the stock item’s cross reference and have it navigate to the vendor's website: In this example the alternate ID is the item number from Amazon.com. Next, get the URL from Amazon.com: Go to the Generic Inquiry...


4 Reasons to Use Acumatica for Project Accounting Management

Posted on: April 8, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Acumatica

In today's digital age, it is becoming increasingly important to have a modern, future-proof digital platform for your project accounting needs. Whether it is managing budgets, inventory, or billing, Acumatica has the advanced software needed to handle large-scale project data and create comprehensive business and financial reports. In this blog post, we will highlight 4 project accounting features that explain why your business should consider using Acumatica for project accounting...


The End of Mainstream Support for Dynamics GP 2016: What’s Next?

Posted on: April 8, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Microsoft Dynamics GP

Many users are aware that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is nearing the end of its lifecycle. The question now becomes, what are the options for current GP 2016 users? On July 13, 2021, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and 2016 R2 will no longer have Mainstream Support. Because GP 2016 falls under Microsoft's Fixed Lifecycle Policy, the switch from Mainstream Support to Extended Support following that date will entail a decrease...


COVID & Change Management: How Global Supply Chains are changing in the Medical Industry

Posted on: April 7, 2021 | By: Renee Huang | ERP Selection, Wholesale Distribution

One of the medical industry’s greatest challenges during the pandemic was the production and distribution of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). Medical device and product companies were thoroughly unprepared. The closing of national borders, operations, plants, and enforcement of new restrictions led to hundreds of supply chain links breaking, causing shortages in medical supplies and prices to soar. This pandemic has revealed the fragility of global supply chains...


Dynamics 365: Release Enhancements Plan April 2021 

Posted on: April 5, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

The 2021 release wave plan for Dynamics 365 brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. This month’s release contains the following exciting new features in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations for these apps: Finance, Supply Chain Management, Guides, and Project Operations.  Dynamics 365 Finance drives automation and predictive analytics capabilities.  New Feature: Adjustment wizard for asset leases  Business Value: streamlines the adjustment process for parent leases and helps...


How to Add Side Panels to Form Screens in Acumatica

Posted on: April 1, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Acumatica

Previously, Acumatica users have faced difficulties in accessing relevant information during data entry and retrieval. For instance, when entering case information, Acumatica users needed to separately access supporting cases or customer information, which could be time-consuming and burdensome. Fortunately, in all versions of Acumatica since 2020 R1, users can add side panels to data entry screens. For instance, while working on a case, users can reference their side panel of...


QAD Reporting Framework (QRF) Enables Email Bursting of Customer Facing Documents

Posted on: March 31, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD’s Reporting Framework (QRF) is a very useful tool for formatting customer-facing documents such as Invoices and Sales Order Acknowledgments with less of a need for Progress programming skills than may have been needed to customize and format these documents in prior versions of QAD with no QRF. In a number of recent implementations of QAD EE, Logan Consulting worked with its clients to implement the following: QRF Invoice and...