Three Takeaways from Microsoft’s Digital Manufacturing Summit

Posted on: September 10, 2020 | By: Josie Mah | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

As digitization continues to prove its valuable benefits, many manufacturers have found themselves wondering how to start their own digital transformation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers are looking to adopt new technologies that will aid in navigating the impact of the pandemic on supply chains. At the recent inaugural Digital Manufacturing Summit, Microsoft showcased new ways for businesses to adapt to digitization and move toward a more resilient...


Using Technology Intensity to Accelerate Business Value for Manufacturers

Posted on: August 13, 2020 | By: Sarah Han | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Technology intensity has become the new buzzword of the manufacturing industry. Many say that companies who embrace technology intensity are bound to be more successful. Sure, we know that technology holds great power in giving companies a sharp competitive edge. But what exactly is technology intensity and why is it important for companies today to build a cohesive digital strategy? In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the importance of...


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...


Mass Personalization in Dynamics 365 Finance and operations

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | By: Michael Angel | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Users have been able to use personalization since Dynamics AX. Users in the past could add/hide various fields and columns that would make there work day more efficient. The issue would come from the inability to transfer that personalization from one user to another. Mass personalization removes that headache and provides the ability to apply a personalization to all users seamlessly. How it Works A user personalizes a screen to...


Sales Tax Series Blog 6 – Sales and Use Tax 3rd Party Bolt-On Software

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials, QAD Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Previous blogs in this series described the complexities of Sales and Use Tax configurations in ERP. If your business requires a 3rd party bolt-on software package, the following requirements should be considered.  Tax Rate Database o Integration to the tax rate database should be seamless. The software should include a connection to transactions including quotes, sales orders, invoices, purchase orders and accounts payable transactions. o Tax rate updates should...


Sales Tax Series Blog 5 – ERP Challenges

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials, ERP Selection, QAD Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Ensuring a sound United States sales tax configuration in your ERP system can be a challenging endeavor. Your business needs to consider the following. How many U.S. states does the business have Nexus? (Nexus is the relationship between a business and a state that requires the seller to register, collect, and remit sales tax on sales made in the state). What is the jurisdiction level of detail required for tax...


Stuck Batch Correction

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Michael Angel | Microsoft Dynamics GP, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

One of the most common issues that occur in GP is the issue of a stuck batch. A stuck batch can occur due to connection issues that can occur due to various reasons (Network Issues, Workstation errors, massive data processing etc.). While users can attempt to correct the connection issues, it is likely that at some point users will be forced to deal with a stuck batch resulting from a...


Enterprise-Wide Global Standards

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, M&A

Enterprise-Wide Standards - (Business Systems Solution and the ERP Core) Most companies strive for a standardized Enterprise-Wide Business Solution, including a standardized ERP Enterprise software package as the core of the Enterprise-Wide Business Systems Solution. This can be accomplished by standards or through transformations. As part of the integration/migration; certain coding and configuration standards for a variety of configurations and/or fields should be established and followed globally. When establishing these...


Early Project Focus on Critical Manufacturing Data Important to ERP Implementation Success

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP Selection, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

In complex manufacturing environments, the maintenance of item master, bill of material, and routing data is critical to accurate costing, planning, and manufacturing. Unfortunately, in many ERP implementations, the focus on this data and the conversion of it from a legacy ERP system to the new ERP system starts too late! Some ERP systems manage this data differently for planning, costing and manufacturing. As a result, it is important to...


The Importance of Pre and Post Cutover Metrics for ERP Implementations

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP Selection, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Defining specific pre and post cutover metrics is an important step in the planning of a new ERP system. ERP implementations are often seen as projects which reduce on-time shipment performance or throughput, for example. The Project Team needs the ability to reference pre cutover metrics and easily compare them to the same cutover metric to assess the positive or negative impact of the cutover. The Project Team (internal and...