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QAD Configurator: The Solution to Customized Products

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | By: William Scheetz | QAD Business Process, QAD Manufacturing

In today’s markets, pressure is constantly being placed on manufacturers to provide their customers with increasingly complex products.  Many customers are demanding detailed, customized products and sometimes this demand can be difficult to fulfill, especially in a timely manner.  Additionally, in some instances a disconnect can occur between the product idea sold by the salesperson and the actual manufacturing feasibility of the product, creating costly issues.  For manufacturers experiencing this...


Get Ready for the Unified Interface

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Authored by: Don Surma As a user of Dynamics 365, you may have seen notices about switching to the Unified Interface pop up while loading the application. What is the Unified Interface? In short, it is the future of Dynamics 365. It is an alternative user interface to the familiar Web interface we use today. Microsoft wants us to think of each module within Dynamics 365 (CRM) as an app:...


What’s Next for Channel Islands?

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | ERP Selection, QAD Practice News

The QAD team, as well as customers and other partners, have been developing a more flexible, modular and user-friendly initiative called Channel Islands. This groundbreaking new solution is named after the 4 islands visible from QAD’s Santa Barbara headquarters. The final of the four, San Miguel, is now available in QAD Cloud ERP 2018. Channel Islands was created and implemented in 4 phases, each improving and creating a more interactive...


Machine Learning: The Future of Manufacturing?

Posted on: November 12, 2018 | By: Robert Joynt | ERP Selection

Authored by: Robert Joynt Technology is growing at an increasing rate and things are changing rapidly. Only a few years ago electric cars started to gain traction among consumers and now we already have cars driving themselves. Robots are being manufactured and tested in all sorts of fields to find benefits in using a machine to accelerate processes. But the question now is whether these machines can learn. The answer...


Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations- Power BI for ERP End Users

Posted on: November 9, 2018 | By: Jarrod Kraemer | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Authored by: Dave Occhionero In today’s fast paced business world, common words that are popping up in board meetings, and conference rooms across the country are, “Data driven decisions,” “Statistical models”, and “Analytics.”  These terms are not only used in business but have practical everyday uses in sports, technology, and in politics as well.  When selecting an ERP software, many deciding factors center around how well the ERP can handle...


Sales Order Prepayments in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Posted on: November 9, 2018 | By: Jarrod Kraemer | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Authored by: Rosey McAdams One could imagine several scenarios in which a Dynamics 365 user would need to apply a prepayment to a specific customer sales order.  For example, a sales order is for a large and expensive body of work that will take some time to complete and money is required from the customer up front before beginning the work. Prepayments are frequently used on vendor purchase orders in...


Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM Help Supply Company Succeed

Posted on: November 7, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP

Logan Consulting helped implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as Microsoft Dynamics GP for one of the largest suppliers of radiographic systems. See the infographic below to see how Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM helped this organization reach its full potential.   This radiographic supplier is now able to work efficiently and independently with ERP Systems that will grow with them as their organization grows. Are you considering...


3 Ways Microsoft Dynamics CRM Benefits Your Business

Posted on: November 7, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

By now, you have probably heard of all the great benefits of implementing a customer resource management (CRM) system like Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It is time to finally take the plunge and implement an automated CRM system that will ultimately benefit your business in the end.  Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a highly sought out ERP system with many features that help businesses maintain strong relationships with customers. Below are three...


Is Power BI Right for Your Company?

Posted on: November 7, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | ERP Selection

Authored By: Michael Angel What is Power BI? Power BI is a grouping of software services, applications and connectors that work seamlessly together to transform your unrelated sources of data into clear, visually appealing, interactive insights. Power BI is a versatile collection. Power BI adapts to match your role. You can use it to crunch numbers, to create complex business reports, or to track sales quotas. Power BI is an...


Why Should YOU Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations?

Posted on: November 5, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

We all know that upgrading your ERP software is a daunting task. Will your ROI be worth all that time and money required for a new ERP system? Upgrading to a system like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations can end up making your life a whole lot easier in the long run. Firstly, Microsoft guarantees that your data is secure in the Microsoft cloud. Since D365FO can be...