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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 …

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 …

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 Overlays, the now-outdated way to implement customer-specific functionality under Dynamics AX, involved adding customized programming within Microsoft’s code.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 …

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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 …

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