The History of Microsoft Dynamics ERP Systems – SL, GP, AX & NAV

Microsoft has multiple ERP solutions that were acquired at different points in the past.  They had somewhat different target markets and capabilities and there still exists some market confusion, especially with the  similar names. Microsoft Dynamics SL Dynamics SL was originally known as Solomon Software and was acquired by Great Plains who was later acquired [...]

2018-04-23T22:01:57+00:00 April 26th, 2017|General ERP articles|Comments Off on The History of Microsoft Dynamics ERP Systems – SL, GP, AX & NAV

A Successful Dynamics NAV 2015 Usergroup Presented

On Tuesday March 24 Clients First had over 50 people attend our Spring 2015 Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group at the Microsoft conference center in Iselin NJ. Numerous topics were covered including: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 New features and capabilities Using NAV with Microsoft Excel Using Microsoft Azure with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Business Continuity, Disaster [...]

2015-03-27T15:38:43+00:00 March 27th, 2015|General ERP articles|Comments Off on A Successful Dynamics NAV 2015 Usergroup Presented

How Many Companies use Microsoft Dynamics?

We often here the question from prospects and others, "How many companies use Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics AX etc. Well Microsoft has just released its 2015 worldwide breakdown a their Convergence Conference that Clients First is attending. Here are the numbers: Microsoft Dynamics® AX 20,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® GP 47,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® [...]

2015-03-17T13:39:22+00:00 March 17th, 2015|General ERP articles|Comments Off on How Many Companies use Microsoft Dynamics?

What new features are there between Dynamics NAV (Navision) versions?

Microsoft has a great (but somewhat hidden) page that allows you to compare the differences in features and functionality between the version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV you are on and the version you may be considering between versions 4.0 to the latest 2015.  If you are on a version older than 4.0, contact us and [...]

2015-03-12T11:28:49+00:00 March 12th, 2015|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What new features are there between Dynamics NAV (Navision) versions?

Dynamics NAV (Navision) SOX Compliancy Enhancement

A solution to assist you in your Sarbanes Oxley compliancy requirements Clients First has designed and built an enhancement suite for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to assist with your companies Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements. The primary functionality of this enhancement ensures that the person who enters journals in NAV is NOT the same person who posts [...]

2014-12-17T17:13:17+00:00 December 17th, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Dynamics NAV (Navision) SOX Compliancy Enhancement

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 now certified on Microsoft SQL 2014

  Over the last few months, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team has been testing compatibility with this new version of SQL Server.  Microsoft is proud to announce that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 are compatible with SQL Server 2014! Please note that this applies to [...]

2014-09-03T08:49:40+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 now certified on Microsoft SQL 2014

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, A look Ahead

By Chandler Hutchison Among Microsoft’s array of ERP solutions, NAV has been the enterprise accounting software of choice by distributors, manufacturers and other organizations alike. Users have come to expect Microsoft to roll out upgrades for these ERP solutions either once a year or every other year.  So for all of you NAV people on [...]

2014-07-12T13:12:33+00:00 July 12th, 2014|General ERP articles|8 Comments

7 Reasons why Dynamics NAV & NAV-X are one of the best Distribution Solutions

by Chandler Hutchison More than 100,000 organizations throughout the world are currently using Dynamics NAV. Delivering the perfect tool for performing a variety of processes, from basic accounting to complex distribution operations, NAV is one of the best solutions you can find to streamline your activities and increase efficiency. Besides offering a specialized system that can help [...]

2014-06-28T13:11:17+00:00 June 28th, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on 7 Reasons why Dynamics NAV & NAV-X are one of the best Distribution Solutions

Item Reservations Quick Tip

Reservations in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Reservation can be used in 2 scenarios: 1) Salesperson reserves inventory or inbound items for a specific sales order. 2) Production planners reserves inventory or inbound items for a firm planned production order. Reservation at Sales Order can be made from the following sources: 1) Inventory 2) Purchase Order Line 3) [...]

2013-10-09T14:14:47+00:00 October 9th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Item Reservations Quick Tip

Credit Card Processing with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Deploy Nav Credit Card processing easily Why PCI Charge credit card processing? PCI Charge integrated credit card processing solution from Expand IT for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the goto solution recommended by Clients First Business Solutions. PCI Charge allows users to easily setup and process credit card payments directly inside of NAV, with no external [...]

2013-09-24T14:55:36+00:00 September 24th, 2013|General ERP articles|2 Comments

Getting Financing–How a New ERP System Can Help

This article on our Microsoft Dynamics AX site is actually a applicable to anybody considering purchasing any new ERP system. It discusses the benefits of how a modern ERP solution can significantly impact how your bank and other financial backers view your business and can increase the odds of you getting the financing you are [...]

2013-09-19T09:11:41+00:00 September 19th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Getting Financing–How a New ERP System Can Help

Inventory Planning Software – The 5 Signs You Need It

Sure tell signs that you need a way to better manage inventory   A great article written by Andi Conti from our Texas office over at our http://www.clientsfirst-ax.com/ sister site dedicate to our Microsoft Dynamics AX practice.  The article itself is product neutral and applies to any ERP software you may be using. The key issues covered [...]

2013-07-15T11:17:48+00:00 July 15th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Inventory Planning Software – The 5 Signs You Need It

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Webinar Registration Discover what's in NAV 2013 in a one-hour, live webinar hosted by Clients First and Microsoft.  This webinar is a continuation of Clients First's live webcasts directed towards current Dynamics NAV end-users.  The webinar will cover: New Workstation interface includes Web & SharePoint [...]

2013-06-05T11:42:57+00:00 June 5th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Avoid the Perils of ZIP Code-based Sales Tax Management

Sales Tax Audits are on the Rise While originally implemented by the US Postal Service in the 1960’s to increase accuracy in mail delivery, ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes have many uses today. Not only do they help our holiday cards get delivered to our loved ones, they also connect us online with the nearest [...]

2013-04-26T14:58:54+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Epicor|Comments Off on Avoid the Perils of ZIP Code-based Sales Tax Management

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

For NAV 2009.  Most are compatible with other versions For Role Tailored Client and Classic Client Many of us use our mouse to run NAV.  Especially when we demonstrate or help a client as they can see exactly what we are doing. However, for power users, its often faster and more convenient to master the [...]

2013-04-03T10:26:56+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

Distributor Profits–12 Excellent Tips to Improve them.

12 Revolutionary Ideas That Fuel Distributor Profits Clients First has helped author a valuable whitepaper that shows 12 real world examples on how optimized distribution software can improve the operations of distributors & manufacturers.  Each example discusses the problem, and how a specific Microsoft Dynamics solution helped to solve those problems. We hope you find [...]

2013-01-05T14:41:53+00:00 January 5th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Distributor Profits–12 Excellent Tips to Improve them.