Microsoft Dynamics Blog

Welcome to Armanino’s Microsoft Dynamics Blog, where you’ll find information on topics across Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM, Dynamics GP, Power BI, PowerApps, Flow and more. Use these tips, tricks and insights to get the most out of your applications! Want these articles delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our newsletter below.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Like People, Change is a Must to Maximize D365 Performance

As we go about our “daily grind,” we are always looking to do our jobs and perform our activities in more efficient, more productive ways. We try to improve our experiences, support colleagues and change behavior—in ourselves and others—to excel at what we do. Whether it’s reading an empowering book, being mentored, or team building …

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Microsoft Focuses on D365 to Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation

We were fortunate to have speaker Mike Ehrenberg, Technical Fellow at Microsoft, at our recent Digital Transformation event. He shared a wide range of insights about the vital and increasingly robust role Dynamics 365 plays in customers’ digital transformation and in Microsoft’s own business model. Ehrenberg said that more and more customers are asking Microsoft: …

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 …

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cross-Company Data Sharing Is Key for Multi-Entity Organizations

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 F&O) is designed to be flexible. It allows different legal entities to have different rules and setups to support their often unique business processes. Each company may have its own set of lists of values, and default table values can be maintained and updated separately. Many companies, however, …

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, January 18, 2019

D365 F&O Errors: What Does the “Allow Multiple Transactions Within One Voucher” Parameter Really Mean?

I wanted to share a discovery from a recent issue I had with failures to post fixed asset transactions that trigger automatic depreciation adjustments. It can apply to several other transaction types in other modules, as well. Since the 2018 Spring Release, you may have noticed a new error message when setting up a D365 …

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Highlights of the D365 for Marketing December 2018 Update

As promised, Microsoft has been more rapidly releasing updates for their Dynamics business applications, including Dynamics 365 for Marketing. The December 2018 release for D365 Marketing brings some new functionality, existing functionality improvements, and some major quality-of-life updates for maintaining and administrating the Marketing tool. For existing users of D365 Marketing, I hope this post …

Monday, January 7, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics CRM MultiSelect Option Sets: Pros and Cons

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales version 9.0 saw a substantial refresh to Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 CRM platform, adding many new features and attributes. One long-sought-after attribute is the ability to create MultiSelect Option Sets. Before version 9.0, system administrators and developers were forced to simulate MultiSelect Option Set functionality by using a web resource to …

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 …

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