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Welcome to the Dynamics Blog hosted by the professionals at Armanino. This blog is about anything that may be helpful to others regarding Microsoft Dynamics' software. The topics can be anything from Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, CRM, SharePoint, MAS 90/200, .NET development, accounting, compliance and more.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#14 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Regulatory Approval & Limited Distribution Controls

Reason #14 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: REGULATORY APPROVAL & LIMITED DISTRIBUTION CONTROLS Using this functionality, companies can avoid distractions that hurt productivity, revenue loss due to heavy fines, potential blockage of products for extended periods of time, and …

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#13 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Electronic Signatures

Reason #13 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES  This is another required element per 21CFR11 for electronic records. As electronic media become standard in the life science industry and manufacturers desire a “paperless” factory, maintaining electronic signatures is …

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#12 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: New Product Introductions and Changing Regulations

Reason #12 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS AND CHANGING REGULATIONS  Ongoing pressures around new product development and changing regulations continue to keep executives searching for answers, and rank high among the industry challenges listed in the …

Monday, January 4, 2016

#11 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Calibration and Preventive Maintenance

Reason #11 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: CALIBRATION AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE “Control of inspection, measuring, and test equipment. Each manufacturer shall ensure that all inspection, measuring, and test equipment, including mechanical, automated, or electronic inspection and test equipment, is …

Monday, December 28, 2015

#10 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: UDI (Unique Device Identification) & Labeling

Reason #10 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: UDI (UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION) & LABELING Yes, UDI rears its regulatory requirements head once again here, as product labels and content have changed to meet the UDI requirement. These new compliance requirements …

Thursday, December 17, 2015

#9 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Training

Reason #9 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: TRAINING Another element checked during manufacturing and other various operations activities is training and/or certification of employees carrying out duties that impact the outcome of a medical device. This too is part …

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

#7 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: eDHR/eBR (Electronic Device History Record/Electronic Batch Record)

Reason #7 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: eDHR/eBR (ELECTRONIC DEVICE HISTORY RECORD/ELECTRONIC BATCH RECORD) “Each manufacturer (of medical devices) shall maintain device history records (DHR’s).” FDA regulation 21CFR820.184 As manufacturers continue to improve their existing systems, more and more …

Friday, November 6, 2015

Webinar: What You Need to Know Before Starting an ERP Implementation Project

Considering a new ERP implementation for 2016? Register for our on-demand webinar What You Need to Know Before Starting an ERP Project. Avoid common mistakes and start your project off right. Hosted by Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner of Panorama, and Tim Hourigan, ERP Consulting Partner at Armanino, this webinar will highlight takeaways from Panorama’s 2015 ERP …

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#2 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Supplier Quality

Reason #2 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: SUPPLIER QUALITY Tracking the quality of supplier goods is important for any industry – but it’s absolutely critical for life science companies. Suppliers who can’t meet delivery dates or who provide poor …