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Plant Maintenance Module with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

June 13, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Cloud ERP Solutions, Dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance Business E / by Nancy Phillippi

Enterprise Asset Management with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Preview in July 2019

Above all, customers benefit from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations because it helps coordinate and consolidate people,  data and processes. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Microsoft releases new functionality for asset management for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) was formerly Dynaway’s Asset Management solution. EAM will now be available within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and supported by Microsoft. This Microsoft investment is great news to our customers and prospects since adds tremendous value for those customers who need to plan and predict asset maintenance. I have been requesting this functionality for several years since its really the last piece of functionality that Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics AX) has been missing!   If you have been looking for reasons to upgrade from your Dynamics AX 2009 or 2012 the addition of Asset and Plant Maintenance should be one more reason to make the move. 


What is Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services and what does it offer?

May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics Customers, Microsoft Dynamics Review, Dynamics 365 Setup / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS)

Lifecycle Services (LCS) for Microsoft Dynamics is a cloud-based collaboration portal that customers and their partners use to manage and assist with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations projects.  From implementation to ongoing support and operations, LCS provides tools and resources that can help guide the Dynamics 365 project to success.  LCS is also the portal that is used to open support tickets and communicate with the Microsoft Cloud Team.  LCS and the Clients First portal allows ERP Project Managers, IT Staff, and even the Project Team access to the project with any Internet device.  The tools listed below as part of LCS solution.  The Clients First customer portal includes the project plan, budgets, hours used, open tasks and tickets and invoices.  In addition, your team can open support tickets through automated email or within our portal. 


Microsoft Dynamics 365 April ’19 Release – Artificial Intelligence and More

May 07, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365 / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft Dynamics 365 update now available in April ’19 – a summary of Microsoft’s release notes

Microsoft is not fooling around with its April ‘19 wave of releases for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Microsoft has earned the reputation over the past 30 years of producing leading ERP systems like Dynamics 365 with a commitment to making significant improvements with every release. There are two major Dynamics 365 releases planned this year in April and October.

The April ‘19, Microsoft’s release notes include 443 pages of enhancements planned from April through September 2019. Hundreds of new capabilities include Artificial Intelligence, Business Central, Business Intelligence, CDM and Data Integration, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operations, Marketing, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Forms Pro, Microsoft PowerApps, Mixed Reality, Portal, Project Service Automation, Retail, Sales and Talent. Deployment started on April 5, 2019 and Microsoft 365 customers will benefit from features providing significant opportunities to transform business operations. In this blog, we will highlight a few notable enhancements to check out such as new features with the Power Platform, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Dynamics 365: Quality Management with Machine Learning

December 08, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics 365 for Operations, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Clients First Texas VAR, Azure Machine Learning, Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM, Machine Learning / by Nancy Phillippi

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that analyzes previously collected data and statistics to learn normal behavior. The purpose of machine learning is to promote positive customer experiences by learning what they like and automatically present the more desirable function or item.

If you use the Internet, chances are that you have already been subject to machine learning. Major companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon have already benefited from using this method on their customers. To better understand how machine learning works, let’s examine how much machine learning effects our everyday lives.


How to Stop the Dysfunction in your Procurement Process

November 02, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Acumatica Cloud ERP, Clients First Texas, Dynamics Partner Minnesota, E-Procurement ERP, eProcurement, Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, Dynamics Partner Dallas, improve business function, Manufacturing Software, new features, procurement, Purchasing, requisitions / by Nancy Phillippi

A recent Google survey hosted by AmeriQuest has uncovered an unfortunate truth some manufacturers may not want to admit ­­— their business has a dysfunctional procurement process. When I say dysfunctional I don’t mean everyone argues about purchasing to the point of needing a therapy session – at least I certainly hope that's not the case. What I mean is that there is a lack communication, visibility and sometimes a plan for procurement altogether.

In theory, one might think that the process of procurement should be easy. All you’re doing is finding a good vender for acquiring raw materials for your products, right? Sure it is, as long as it’s also a reliable resource, the materials fit into your budget, it’s in a good location for cheap, timely transportation to your warehouse, and the materials they send are up to quality standards. Many manufacturing companies don’t have a lot of time to waste on finding and negotiating with potential vendors. This usually leaves them to settle for a “good enough” vendor.


Process Manufacturing ERP: Recipes and Formulations

March 03, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Process Manufacturing ERP, chemical manufacturing, Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, Food manufacturing, manufacturing, manufacturing erp, Manufacturing Software, microsoft dynamics erp, process manufacturing, Texas / by Chandler Hutchison

Process industries like food and beverage, cosmetics and specialty chemicals have had product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for many years. These solutions rarely receive the same level of attention as those meant for discrete industries.

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