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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 …

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 …

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 …

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How to Manually Add Financial Dimension Mapping to the Excel Journal Entry Import Template

The Excel journal entry import template that comes standard with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is mapped to the main account field only; mapping to financial dimensions is not included.  This is due to the dynamic nature of creating the financial dimensions and accounting structure in D365.  Once the financial dimensions and accounting structure are finalized, a …

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Electronic Reporting in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations offers a robust and configurable Electronic Reporting (ER) tool, putting the power in the hands of the business user.  The tool can be used to configure formats for both incoming and outgoing electronic documents, and to give you a head start, Microsoft provides a repository of formats that can …

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Extensions for D365 Customization: How to Submit Extensibility Requests

Microsoft is hard sealing the Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations application suite as of version 8.0 (the Spring 2018 release), so customizations will now be done using extensions rather than overlays. This will make upgrades and implementations faster and easier, and lower the cost of code ownership.  (You can learn more about the benefits …

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