Stuck Batch Correction

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

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 | ERP Selection, M&A, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

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 | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD 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 | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

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...


Handling Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations’ New Releases with Feature Management

Posted on: June 13, 2019 | By: William Scheetz | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Since its initial release in 2016 and re-branding in 2017, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has become a recognized ERP system within the manufacturing ecosystem.  One of the ways Microsoft has established its up and coming dominance in the space is through consistent development.  For many companies, the constant stream of new features is ideal, as it provides increasing functionality with each update.  But what about the companies...


Production Sequencing in D365

Posted on: April 5, 2019 | By: Robert Joynt | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Uncategorized

In today’s competitive production environment many manufacturers are running as lean as possible. It is important to always be looking for ways to minimize expenses. When producing different variations of a similar product, a great way to minimize expense is to minimize setup times. The more time that you can spend producing a product, rather than setting up to produce a product, the better. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and...


The Basics of Demand Forecasting in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Posted on: March 27, 2019 | By: William Scheetz | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Forecasting demand is a significant business challenge and can be highly disruptive when done incorrectly or inadequately.  The inability to predict an influx of sales orders and other dependent demand will likely lead to the detriment of production planning.   From there, production planning problems can permeate into other areas of the business, potentially leading to capacity and production line scheduling issues, among others.  Although accurate demand forecasting may be a...


Formal ERP Go-Live Approval and Tools

Posted on: September 25, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | 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...