Formal ERP Go-Live Approval and Tools

Posted on: September 25, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

In prior articles, Logan Consulting discussed its focus on data approvals by the business prior to go-live events. It is also important to follow a formal standard of seeking approval from a project Steering Committee for the Go-Live. Logan Consulting recommends a minimum of two formal meetings with the Steering Committee prior to Go-Live. The first meeting should be held after the final Conference Room Pilot (CRP) and the second...


3 ERP Tools Manufactures Use to Streamline Their Business Processes

Posted on: January 9, 2017 | By: Craig Thompson | Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

For many in the manufacturing industry, streamlining business processes is a great way to save both time and money, however many are unsure how to go about this seemingly daunting and time consuming task. The manufacturing industry has a deep need for bills of material, routings, MRP inventory control, lot/serial tracking and scheduling all of which can be handled by Microsoft Dynamics GP. Without adding any enormous complexity with their...


How Can Integrating Your ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Systems Improve Your Manufacturing Firm's Abilities?

Posted on: June 17, 2015 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

As a manufacturing firm, you know how the global economy and advances in technology have created an extremely competitive business environment for manufacturing firms. You probably implemented a cloud based ERP solution like Acumatica that allows you to get a real-time view of your entire business. But do you have a clear view of your customer? Microsoft Dynamics CRM gives you a really good idea of who your customer is...


Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 is Available

Posted on: June 10, 2015 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Last week Microsoft announced the availability of the R2 release for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.  This is not a major version upgrade, but nonetheless there are some exciting new features in this release.  Some of the highlights are below.  Feel free to contact Logan Consulting, a Chicago based Microsoft Dynamics Partner with any questions Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 include: Expanded workflows to help streamline financial, purchasing, sales, payroll, and...


Data-Driven Marketing – How to Design and Implement Your Strategy

Posted on: May 5, 2015 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

It is our pleasure to feature guest bloggers on our site. A big thank you to GlobalDirective for providing us with this article!  Data-Driven Marketing – How to Design and Implement Your Strategy Modern day marketing is no longer driven by intuition or educated guesses. With advancements in technology, current day marketers have access to large amounts of data to help them make informed decisions. Data-driven marketing is about identifying...


Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance: Creating tomorrow’s workforce

Posted on: March 11, 2015 | By: Jarrod Kraemer | Logan Consulting News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance is a partnership that cultivates the education of complex ERP systems in universities across the United States and all over the globe.  These schools give their students the knowledge and functional ability to utilize Microsoft Dynamics with their future employers.  The students gain unprecedented access to these systems that translate to values desired in the real world.  The situation is mutually beneficial as Microsoft ensures...


The Importance of Stress Testing in ERP Implementations

Posted on: January 29, 2015 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

One definition of the word stress is: “pressure or tension exerted on a material object”. Stress Testing, often called Performance Testing, is focused on the transactional stress on an ERP system to validate the systems readiness for a Go-Live in a true Production environment. As part of any ERP implementation, the core steps within a methodology consist of the following basics:• Project Team Training• Process Design• Procedure Development• Development and...


How Manufacturers Can Benefit from a Robust Website

Posted on: September 11, 2014 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

We are always happy to have guest bloggers on our site so many thanks to Global Directive for providing this article! Your audience is moving online, and the numbers bear it out. IHS GlobalSpec reports that 84% of industrial professionals now use the Internet to find components, parts, or supplies, while 53% spend at least six hours online each work week, reading industry trade publications, doing research, and visiting manufacturing...


Microsoft Dynanics Manufacturing and the Conference Room Pilot

Posted on: June 18, 2014 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

It is common practice for companies engaging in an ERP project of virtually any size and complexity to execute a Conference Room Pilot (CRP) to achieve a level of comfort that the changes being implemented will fulfill the mandate of the project.  An implementation of a Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing solution is no exception.  A CRP, sometimes also known as “End-To-End” testing, is typically viewed as a major stage gate for...


How to Use Manufacturing Lead Times in Dynamics GP Manufacturing

Posted on: April 4, 2014 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Many organizations use MRP in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  The manufacturing lead time is a critical element in achieving success with MRP, but is often misunderstood and misused.  The following details provided by one of Logan Consulting's manufacturing experts should shed some light on the subject. If you have more questions feel free to contact Logan Consulting - your Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner. MRP - Use of Manufacturing Lead Times First,...