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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

In Dynamics 365 for F&O, there’s a checkbox to Include physical value, which can have a significant impact on cost of goods sold (COGS) and margins.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Art of Gathering Requirements for D365

There are many tools and techniques for gathering business, functional and technical requirements. How they’re gathered is an artform that varies from professional to professional. The majority of the time your participants influence the tools and approaches you use. The art of gathering requirements is commonly known as discovery.   The goals of discovery include: …

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What to Know About Upgrading to D365: Analyze Customizations Carefully

Companies planning to migrate from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 need to carefully evaluate their customized features, because recent technical mandates by Microsoft have fundamentally changed how those customizations are developed. Overlays, the now-outdated way to implement customer-specific functionality under Dynamics AX, involved adding customized programming within Microsoft’s code. Using overlays is no longer …

How to Use ERP Regression Testing to Prevent Downstream Disaster

Changes—even small ones—in your Microsoft Dynamics ERP can have major downstream impacts, because your systems are integrated. Bringing all your business functions under one umbrella can do wonders for efficiency, but the flip side is that multiple departments could be affected by a minor alteration in your ERP solution. That’s why you need to be …

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tips for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Performance Optimization

Looking to get better performance from your Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations solution, or considering implementing the platform? There are a variety of ways you can improve your Dynamics 365 optimization, before and after implementation. Know your needs Whether you’re using Dynamics 365 in the cloud or through an on-premise deployment, one of …

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Replacing QAD with Dynamics AX: Top 5 Reasons Why

Is your team considering retiring your legacy QAD system? The support for many QAD systems is being eliminated, which puts companies utilizing those systems in the position of replacing QAD and re-evaluating their ERP to find one that can accommodate growing needs. Support for one of your key business applications is something no business can …

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 …

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Is Now the Time for an ERP Upgrade?

We’ve been running into a number of companies looking to move from Avante, a legacy ERP from Epicor that was popular with technology manufacturers in years past. Most are already looking to upgrade or will start looking within the next year. Admittedly, an ERP upgrade and implementation are no small matter and companies tend put …

Monday, April 21, 2014

Upsides and Downsides of 4 Common ERP Implementation Strategies

Managing a client’s appetite for customizing the standard product (Dynamics AX in this case) can be extremely challenging for a project manager, whether they’re part of an implementation team or work in-house. However, if the customization processes aren’t carefully managed, it can be like the proverbial Dutch boy putting his finger on the leak in …

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