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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

D365 F&O Capacity Modeling Using Skills and Workers (Part 1)

During a recent project with a manufacturing client, we discussed how best to model their capacity. It quickly became clear that their capacity constraint was not their machines, but their workers. Specifically, the issue was the combination of skills that each worker had attained, and the challenge was how to schedule them feasibly. To satisfy …

Friday, July 26, 2019

What Happens During D365 F&O Master Scheduling?

Have you ever wondered why Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 F&O) creates a planned order with an action message that tells you to cancel the same planned order? Or why is a planned transfer of Product Y auto-firmed to fulfill a demand in Warehouse B, while a planned transfer of the same product …

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How ERP Managed Services Can Improve D365 Efficiency

As companies strive to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their ERP systems, a growing number are shifting to managed services support agreements to help them avoid the complexity of application maintenance and upgrades. Unlike a traditional fee-for-service plan in which every ticket triggers fees, a managed services agreement creates a support-as-a-service framework that enhances …

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Enabling External Vendors in D365 F&O

Often during a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (D365 F&O) implementation, your procurement team has compelling reasons to give limited access to vendors. The good news is that this function is built in the software and works well. But there is some setup and configuration that’s needed. This blog covers the concepts behind …

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Should you enable Include Physical Value for Inventory in Dynamics 365?

In Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (D365 F&O), in the Cost Price section of Item Model Groups, there’s a checkbox to Include physical value. Selecting it can have a significant impact on cost of goods sold (COGS) and margins. I myself have seen Include physical value produce unexpected adjustments to COGS when inventory was …