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.

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.

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 …

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 …

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Need Help with Life Science ERP? Armanino’s List of Top 15 Life Science System Challenges

The life science industry is one of the most highly-regulated industries today. With complexities from testing, to labeling, to global exposures and risk, there is a lot to track and manage, and a lot to lose sleep over. Just one mistake can cascade throughout your entire product lifecycle; Armanino can help you avoid these risks. …

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dynamics ERP Takes the Lead in an Ovum Study of 6,700 Companies

The analysts have spoken, and we’ve been listening. Microsoft Dynamics is the ERP solution for forward-thinking business leaders. Learn why Ovum found Dynamics ERP reached the top of the pack. Ovum’s ICT Enterprises Insights study asked 6,700 companies across geographies and segments to weigh in on their preferred vendor for their next ERP investment. The answer?Over 55% of …