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Why manufacturers on Dynamics AX should migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management?

Posted on: July 30, 2020 | By: Elise Wilde | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

As we can all agree, in the manufacturing industry, ERP systems are essential for keeping up to date information, integrating all shop-floor systems, as well as managing relationships. As businesses have been trending to shift to cloud based software, many companies have begun to weigh out the benefits of migrating from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management and it is no different for manufacturers. The...


How to Use Microsoft Dynamics GP for Accurate Manufacturing Variance Reporting

Posted on: July 29, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Microsoft Dynamics GP

As a manufacturer, it is critical to effectively and accurately measure your manufacturing variance. Manufacturing variance is the difference between your planned costs versus your actual costs.  In the past, measuring manufacturing variance meant taking in product class or type into account and reporting was daily, weekly or quarterly. Today, measuring manufacturing variance can be refined to just the line items per order, and reporting can be instantaneous. Understanding your...


IT Budgeting During Covid-19: 4 Forward Thinking Strategies Manufacturers Should Consider

Posted on: July 27, 2020 | By: Sarah Reitmeister | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, manufacturers across the globe have made difficult decisions to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of the market and to mitigate unforeseen and often devastating risks to their businesses. Whether it be supply chain disruptions, factory shutdowns, or under- or over-production of inventory, almost all industries have felt the wide-reaching effects of the pandemic. As budgeting season rolls around, it is important...


How to Use Power Automate to Trigger Workflows in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Posted on: July 27, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Several years back, Microsoft first introduced calculated and wrap-up fields in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Over the last few years, they’ve provided great functionality to the system and have been constantly used in our client projects. However, one of the key limitations we’ve discovered is that you cannot trigger workflows or reference them in a workflow or business rule.  There’s no doubt that the development of plug-ins or JavaScript codes have...


How to Increase eCommerce Success with an ERP Solution

Posted on: July 22, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Acumatica

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people away from stores, more and more consumers have turned to the Internet to satisfy their shopping needs. Whether it’s buying out Amazon’s entire stock of hand sanitizer or ordering groceries online, eCommerce has seen a significant increase over the past few months. Total U.S. online sales reached $73.2 billion this past June, up 76.2 percent from just a year ago. There’s no...


Logan Solution Center

Posted on: July 21, 2020 | By: Elise Wilde | Uncategorized, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Does your organization need ongoing assistance in supporting Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management? If so, the Logan Solution Center (LSC) is here to assist you. We can help you manage everything from unforeseen break/fix business issues to targeted projects such as deploying a new module or end-user training. The LSC provides professional help and support for a multitude of requests. The most notable offerings are:...


The Four Best Features of Microsoft’s New Manufacturing Accelerator

Posted on: July 20, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Following the launch of five other industry accelerators over the past year, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Manufacturing Accelerator was finally released in May 2020. As a part of their accelerator, Microsoft also launched an exciting new Supplier Relationship Management application.  Manufacturers need a digital transformation more than ever. Initially created to help manufacturers manage their suppliers, the accelerator has shown increasing promise and use as manufacturers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic...


How to Prevent Check Fraud with SafePay from Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted on: July 17, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Uncategorized

Check fraud is a very real risk to your business. Check payments continue to be the most common business-to-business payment method, but also the most vulnerable to fraud. According to the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), in 2018, 70 percent of all U.S. organizations reported check fraud, with losses totaling more than $18 billion dollars. But that doesn’t mean those losses are inevitable. Positive Pay and SafePay are two of...


Why Insurance Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Stay Competitive

Posted on: July 15, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Microsoft Dynamics CRM

The relationship between data and the insurance industry can be more than complex. Being able to manage, control and secure data in a valuable way that still meets all security and regulatory requirements leads to numerous challenges. For example, keeping up with new requirements while maintaining compliance with previous regulations can be time-consuming and expensive without the right knowledge or tools in place. And with the impact of the COVID-19...


How to Increase Team Efficiency through Connected Data

Posted on: July 10, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Acumatica

Professional service organizations of all industries face the challenges of balancing resources and requirements to keep customers happy and utilization high. As the pace of business has accelerated, the need to have instant visibility into every aspect of the business has increased. Reporting that only looks at the past doesn’t deliver the information that managers need to keep projects on-time and on-budget.  To manage projects proactively, employees and managers need...