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

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 …

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dynamics 365 CRM Usability Tips

After using an application such as Dynamics 365 for Sales (CRM) for many months or years, sometimes we as users get stuck in a rut. We might feel like we have fully mastered an application and have nothing left to learn. In that vein, let me drop a few bits of CRM knowledge your way …

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Spring Release Highlights

Microsoft recently revealed the Spring 2018 release notes for their Microsoft Business Applications portfolio. The release notes span multiple Microsoft business applications, including Dynamics 365, PowerApps, Power BI and the Common Data Service (CDS). The Spring 2018 release for Microsoft Dynamics 365 includes significant improvements for Dynamics 365 CRM for Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and …

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 …

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 …

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 UG Summit Top Highlights

  Another year, another UG Summit! Below are our Top 5 Highlights from the 2016 UG Summit conference in Tampa. Dynamics 365 Keynote Throughout the entire 2016 UG Summit, people kept coming back to the question…”did you hear the keynote?”. Delivered by Scott Guthrie of Microsoft and Ray Wang of Constellation Research – this opening presentation …

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Improve Project Planning and Management with Armanino’s New Offering

Productivity is more than a buzzword. It’s about enabling your employees to do more in less time, essentially improving project margins and your bottom line. If you’re not investing in your firm’s future productivity, you’re not building a plan for growth. Investing in productivity starts with having the right tools for project and resource (staff) …

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