Dynamics Blog

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, May 2, 2018

Embedding PowerApps in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

An exciting new feature has made its debut in platform update 14 of D365 for Finance & Operations. Now, you can embed a PowerApp directly into a D365 form or workspace! While this may be buried along with hundreds of others in the Spring Release, I think this is quite possibly one of the biggest …

Focus 2018: D365, AXUG, CRMUG & PUG

This year, the Dynamics User Community’s Focus 2018 conference is May 21- 24 in Indianapolis. Armanino is excited to present two different topics. Our first session, “Cloud-Only Data Warehouse and BI? Yes, You Can!” will cover the Azure components you need to build a D365-based data warehouse and Analysis Services environment in Azure. In this …

Friday, March 23, 2018

What You Need to Know About GDPR and Your Business Analytics

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is big. Really big. Are you ready for the May 25 deadline? For companies using business analytics and pulling data from different systems, the new GDPR requirements on documenting data flows can be overwhelming. But they don’t have to be. First, does GDPR affect you? Instituted by the …

Power Up Your Business With PowerApps & Flow!

PowerApps are purpose-built apps that can be built specifically for your business. Companies can start with one of the many predefined templates or build an app from scratch through a simple, drag-and-drop user interface. No coding required! At Armanino, we are seeing companies adopt PowerApps to replace dozens of legacy apps. In particular, those that …

What Is Microsoft AppSource?

Microsoft AppSource is a resource that businesses can leverage to find and deploy products and services that extend the functionality of Microsoft’s existing online offerings. These services often provide a bridge for functionality gaps within the existing software or extend the online environment to serve industry specific needs. Microsoft AppSource is essentially an App Store …

Microsoft D365 for Finance and Operations Spring Release New Features

Spring is in the air! Birds are singing, flowers are beginning to pop up and with that comes a new release from Microsoft for D365! This Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations release has some exciting features that users have been anxiously awaiting. Alerts are back! Change-based alerts have been MIA in previous releases of …

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Microsoft Dynamics 365 PSA vs Project Management, Which Is Right for You?

When reading about Microsoft Dynamics 365, you will often find the graphic below. Many people notice the Project Service Automation (PSA) block in the left center but may not know it is something different than the Project Management module within Operations. Why two and what’s the difference? First some background… The Project Management module in Dynamics …

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Top 3 Microsoft Dynamics Events That Should Be on Your Radar, Plus a Bonus Event for Developers

When it comes to Microsoft events, there are a ton of options to choose from. Which is right for you? We’ve compiled a list of our 2018 favorites, with key considerations to help you determine which might be the best fit for you (or your team). Plus, we’ve added in a bonus event that all …

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dynamics ERP Upgrade Helps Life Science Manufacturer Hit Record Order Volume

Leading dental equipment maker A-dec Inc. has some insights to share about the reasons for their move to Dynamics ERP, their system implementation and their results. With an outdated legacy system in place that was once considered the industry’s best, but was now lacking, A-dec knew it was time for a change. Founded in 1964, …

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bob Scott’s VAR Stars List Features Armanino for 6th Consecutive Year

Each year, Bob Scott’s Insights publishes a list of the top 100 middle-market software partners leading the industry through innovation, leadership, growth and recognition. Firms (value-added resellers or VARs) are selected based on these qualities as opposed to revenue and range in size, from very small to the largest shops, and software product line. Armanino …

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