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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.

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 …

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 …

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where’s My SmartList? Migrating from GP to D365 F&O

Many Microsoft Dynamics GP clients have come to rely on SmartList as a way to get data out of GP in order to build Excel-based reports. SmartList allows you to connect different tables, providing a single view with general ledger (GL) account detail alongside descriptions and vendor or customer details. But companies moving from GP …

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 …

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tip: How to See Database Tables in D365 for Finance and Operations―Without VSTS

In AX2012 and prior, users could just go into the Application Object Tree (AOT) to see database tables, but the AOT is not available in D365.  So the reason this tip is really cool is that up until this point, we all thought it was necessary to have Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) installed in …

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Embedding PowerApps in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

An exciting new feature has made its debut in platform update 14 of D365 for Finance & Operations. Now, you can embed a PowerApp directly into a D365 form or workspace! While this may be buried along with hundreds of others in the Spring Release, I think this is quite possibly one of the biggest …

Friday, March 23, 2018

Power Up Your Business With PowerApps & Flow!

PowerApps are purpose-built apps that can be built specifically for your business. Companies can start with one of the many predefined templates or build an app from scratch through a simple, drag-and-drop user interface. No coding required! At Armanino, we are seeing companies adopt PowerApps to replace dozens of legacy apps. In particular, those that …

Friday, March 23, 2018

Microsoft D365 for Finance and Operations Spring Release New Features

Spring is in the air! Birds are singing, flowers are beginning to pop up and with that comes a new release from Microsoft for D365! This Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations release has some exciting features that users have been anxiously awaiting. Alerts are back! Change-based alerts have been MIA in previous releases of …

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