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What Microsoft’s Modern Lifestyle Support Policy Means for Dynamics GP

Posted on: January 19, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Microsoft Dynamics GP

Last month, we published blog posts that answered our most frequently asked questions regarding the switch from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Business Central and addressed whether companies should stay on Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this blog post, we will help users staying on Dynamics GP understand Microsoft’s Modern Lifestyle Policy and provide our prediction of how Microsoft will move forward with Dynamics GP.   The Modern Lifestyle Support Policy Beginning...


How to Create a Workflow Using a Template in Business Central

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central contains the functionality that allows for approval workflows throughout the system. With a workflow, users can connect business-process tasks performed by different users. System tasks, such as automatic posting, can be included as steps in workflows, preceded or followed by user tasks. Requesting and granting approval to create new records are typical workflow steps. On the Workflow page, users can create a workflow by listing...


Inventory Well-Being in QAD

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | By: Robert Joynt | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Inventory accuracy is one of the most important data points in an ERP system. In order to use your ERP effectively, the system relies on inventory records to be accurate. When your inventory records are inaccurate you may agree to due dates that are inaccurate leading to poor customer satisfaction or even misstate your financial statements because you show incorrect assets. As you can see there are many reasons that...


Prioritizing Quality

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | By: Robert Joynt | Uncategorized

In an environment as competitive as today’s, it is important to ensure quality in your product. This does not just mean having a quality check right before your product ships to the customer, but instead means prioritizing quality throughout the entire process. This may seem like quite the undertaking, but a well-executed quality process will improve efficiencies and decrease  cost over time. Here are some helpful tips to include in...


How to Avoid Data Misuse and Internal Fraud with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Adaptive AI technology helps you to easily and effectively increase security in your organization. Microsoft Dynamics 365’s fraud protection network keeps up-to-date data to achieve a connected vision of fraud activity. Not only does fraud protection minimize risks of being targeted by hackers or cyber criminals, but it also works to control user access and length of access for baseline protection and higher admin security. By providing detailed risk information, D365 helps minimize...


How to Manage Complex Products with QAD in Food and Beverage Operations

Posted on: January 14, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

With the vast product lines inherent to food and beverage operations, Chief Operating Officers, Plant Managers and other operations leaders are under pressure to manage a bevy of resources  needed to create, package, and execute a complete product. There are seemingly infinite combinations of different products, sometimes just varying by an ingredient or a single packaging material. QAD is fully equipped to keep an eye on it all. Manage Complex...


How to Optimize Your Business Event Notifications with Acumatica 2020 R2

Posted on: January 12, 2021 | By: Josie Mah | Acumatica

In an increasingly digital economy, it is important that companies have the resources needed to efficiently handle their virtual and in-person business events. Often, companies face problems regarding their system's business events notifications, such as having two separate notifications for the same event, which interferes with the business' ability to track real-time data and optimize event scheduling. Fortunately, Acumatica's latest update, 2020 R2, provides a solution to this problem. Released...


4 Ways Microsoft D365 Reduces Operational Expenses in Transportation 

Posted on: January 11, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Using Dynamics 365 for Finance and SCM, businesses can manage transportation costs and charges. You can allocate merchandise costs to inventory costs in order to get a more accurate landed cost. Further, by effectively managing resources and time, businesses can reduce operational expenses in transportation. For example, learning to automatically schedule multiple work orders on a recurring basis, setting up smart schedules, and efficiently managing inventory all work to reduce costs. D365 helps you not only...


4 Ways Microsoft D365 Decreases Financial Complexity and Risk for Manufacturers

Posted on: January 7, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance, you can modernize your global financial operations. Automated software enables maximized financial visibility and profitability. For example, D365 for Finance allows you to monitor performance in real time, predict future outcomes, and make data-driven decisions to drive business growth. An ERP solution allows you to go beyond basic accounting or financial software. With D365 you can automate your key processes, streamline your accounting needs, and manage your...


Best Budget Management Practices for Consumer Product Manufacturers Using QAD EE

Posted on: January 7, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

A good budget process is essential to effectively managing a business. Budget management is the process of projecting and developing estimates for future financial results. While budgets are used to manage and track incomes and expenses, sales side people often refer to revenue budgets as “projections” while cost-side people typically stick to the word budget. The overall budget process usually starts with the creation of an annual fiscal year sales...