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

Key Features and Benefits of the Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Part 1

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP People in the food and beverage industry already know that “standard” ERP systems can be less than ideal when it comes to product definitions, production management and materials management.  The Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution changes all of that.  It was designed with industry-specific functionality and capability that [...]

2011-05-19T14:41:29+00:00 May 19th, 2011|Distribution, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Key Features and Benefits of the Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Part 1

Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution – Formula and Recipe Management

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Companies in the food and beverage industry have software needs that are unlike those found in other manufacturing companies.  One of these needs is managing their formulas and recipes. Many times when we talk to prospects that produce food products, we hear the same thing about how they manage formulas [...]

2011-05-18T14:10:23+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution – Formula and Recipe Management

Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Catch Weight

by:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP I worked with a company once who had an interesting problem.  They are a frozen foods distributor selling into institutions like schools and hospitals.  A product they sell a great deal is frozen chicken breasts that come in large cases.   Managing a seemingly simple product like this actually caused them [...]

2011-05-18T13:01:41+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution — Catch Weight

Going Green with ERP

by Sheldon Kralstein When we think about “Going Green” we tend to visualize conservation, protecting nature and our fragile environment.  Businesses and technology play a very important role in the Green initiative where the definition can be extended to include: Reduction of operating costs resulting in increased profits Gains in efficiency and productivity Improved customer [...]

2010-07-15T08:15:04+00:00 July 15th, 2010|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Going Green with ERP

What is Sales and Operations Planning and Why Should we Worry About it?

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Balancing demand with supply is the basic objective of every single enterprise.  This is easy to state but as it turns out, not so simple in practice.  Some organizations meet this balance well, while others survive through crisis management. Those that do not bring supply and demand into balance suffer [...]

2010-05-24T14:30:14+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on What is Sales and Operations Planning and Why Should we Worry About it?

Lean ERP – An Oxymoron?

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP By now, everyone has probably heard of, and many implemented, the concepts of “Lean”.  You know – analyzing your processes, finding and eliminating waste, implementing Kanban methodology and pull systems, adopting Heijunka scheduling techniques and the like – these are what most people think of when they think of Lean. [...]

2010-05-24T14:15:53+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Lean ERP – An Oxymoron?

Continuing Education Keeps our Consultants Sharp and Value High

An important part of being a good reseller lies in the skill set of its consultants.  The management and consulting teams at Clients First Business Solutions are true believers in the value of education and prove it by continually honing their knowledge and skill sets We stay current on Microsoft Dynamics and Sage Software product [...]

2010-03-13T14:17:59+00:00 March 13th, 2010|Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Continuing Education Keeps our Consultants Sharp and Value High

Dynamics AX 2009 Technology Enables User Experience Customization

Dynamics AX 2009’ technology provides the capability for users to modify screens easily in Dynamics AX 2009 to meet their requirements and make their jobs easier to perform and data entry much more efficient. Here is a screenshot of a standard Dynamics AX 2009 customer record screen, showing the general tab: The user may find [...]

2009-10-05T12:54:37+00:00 October 5th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Technology Enables User Experience Customization

Dynamics AX 2009 Audit Trails Enable Tight Control

Companies often times experience the need to figure out what changed in one of their records, who changed it and when.  This can be a laborious, even impossible, task in many systems.  Dynamics AX 2009 , through its audit trail capability, enables companies to automatically track changes made in the system and quickly identify who [...]

2009-09-24T12:53:31+00:00 September 24th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics AX|1 Comment

Dynamics AX 2009 Workflows Automate Business Processes

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 features a powerful workflow capability that allows companies to mirror their business processes in the system and then automate those processes. Here are a few examples of workflow templates that come with Dynamics AX (Formerlly Axapta) 2009 and how you can use them to automate and control your processes. Purchase Requisition [...]

2009-09-17T13:12:22+00:00 September 17th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Dynamics AX 2009 Workflows Automate Business Processes

Efficiency Never Goes Out of Style

Today’s business world is filled with buzz words that change from year to year as business improvement techniques come and go. I recently read an article on résumés that emphasized such terms as “team player”, “results oriented”, etc., have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Process improvement models such as TQM (Total Quality Management) have [...]

2009-08-08T01:09:23+00:00 August 8th, 2009|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Efficiency Never Goes Out of Style

Microsoft Dynamics AX & NAV (Navision) Sales and Product Configurator

Sales and Product Configurator Does your ‘make-to-order’ or ‘engineer-to-order’ product come with a variety of options that change each time a product is ordered? Do you need to establish rules to know when you can select which o-ring to use based on product usage and rating? Do you need to create configurable subassemblies as well [...]

2009-07-24T14:16:35+00:00 July 24th, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics AX & NAV (Navision) Sales and Product Configurator

Dynamics AX at the Top in Gartner Study

The Gartner Group has recently published a study of the mid-market ERP providers and Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta) came out on top -- ahead of SAP and Oracle.  Using their "Magic Quadrant" methodology, Gartner analyzed many products' technology, functionality, implementation success and global reach. Click the link below to read the entire article. http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article12/article12.html

2009-07-22T10:00:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2009|Industry Insights, Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Dynamics AX at the Top in Gartner Study

Palm Pre, My first 20 minute Observations

Today, Sprint brought an engineer in who’s had the Pre for a week (he’s an admitted Crackberry addict since 1997. He still uses a Blackberry as his primary device since his Pre is brand new. The OS he had was the pre-release almost ‘finished’ beta. It popped up saying it wanted to update but he [...]

2009-06-08T10:07:04+00:00 June 8th, 2009|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Palm Pre, My first 20 minute Observations

Thinking of buying an Accounting, Distribution or ERP Solution? Why NOW is the best time…

There will NEVER be a better time to invest in your business if an ERP solution is under consideration … This is why: √ Prices that will never again be this low! No matter how you word it, the US has seen rapid deflation in the past two quarters. In order to not damage future [...]

2009-04-07T09:44:30+00:00 April 7th, 2009|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Thinking of buying an Accounting, Distribution or ERP Solution? Why NOW is the best time…