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, 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 …

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The UG Summit is Coming!

We’re already chomping at the bit to get to Phoenix for the UG Summit, October 15-18. Just like last year, we’ll be sponsoring and leading sessions on various aspects of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, and we’ll be manning an Armanino booth on the floor. If you’re considering attending, be sure to take advantage of …

Friday, March 23, 2018

What You Need to Know About GDPR and Your Business Analytics

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is big. Really big. Are you ready for the May 25 deadline? For companies using business analytics and pulling data from different systems, the new GDPR requirements on documenting data flows can be overwhelming. But they don’t have to be. First, does GDPR affect you? Instituted by the …

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 …

What Is Microsoft AppSource?

Microsoft AppSource is a resource that businesses can leverage to find and deploy products and services that extend the functionality of Microsoft’s existing online offerings. These services often provide a bridge for functionality gaps within the existing software or extend the online environment to serve industry specific needs. Microsoft AppSource is essentially an App Store …

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Top 3 Microsoft Dynamics Events That Should Be on Your Radar, Plus a Bonus Event for Developers

When it comes to Microsoft events, there are a ton of options to choose from. Which is right for you? We’ve compiled a list of our 2018 favorites, with key considerations to help you determine which might be the best fit for you (or your team). Plus, we’ve added in a bonus event that all …

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Serial / Lot Tracking Inventory for Life Sciences

Life sciences companies need to track serial and lot numbers for numerous reasons including compliance, quality control, and to provide an infrastructure to execute a product recall should one be required in the future. Read on for details on utilizing your financial systems for serial and lot tracking inventory within your life sciences company. To be …

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Depreciation Reversal Quality Issue in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Need to reverse depreciation for 2017 in Microsoft Dynamics GP? This post will walk you through what to do when you encounter the Depreciation Reversal Quality Issue for GP. The January reversal target date should be 12/31/2016, however, the following error is received: “If Target date is prior to the current year for any book, …

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Simple Manufacturing ERP for Life Sciences

Most life science companies in the pharmaceutical or medical device space will need to use some ERP functionality associated with inventory and manufacturing to accommodate their specific industry needs. The needs for inventory and manufacturing generally broaden through the product life cycle. Read on to learn about my recommendation for the right ERP for life sciences …

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dynamics GP Project Tracking with the General Ledger

Most companies have at least some requirement to track project related activity for their organizations, whether it’s a research and development (R&D) project, an internal construction project, or a customer-specific project. There are several ways to utilize Microsoft Dynamics GP project tracking capabilities. Perhaps the simplest method is to merely use a specific segment in the chart …

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