What is ERP and What Can ERP Do for Me?

We’ve created a new microsite around the definition of ERP software.  It’s a site that explains how it differs from just Accounting software or something as simple as Quickbooks.  The site also specifically talks about Microsoft Dynamics AX and has links to our various video and other content including our specialties in MRO (Maintenance and [...]

2013-07-31T11:20:15+00:00 July 31st, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on What is ERP and What Can ERP Do for Me?

A post from a Happy Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta) User

Thanks to Naeem Sarwar at ITtoolbox.com for this post when people where asking about possible solutions for a Holding company. I am writing with assumption of, you are still in process of selecting ERP. I am a Project Manager working with Holding company from last two years. When I joined this Group we I was [...]

2012-02-19T07:30:46+00:00 February 19th, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on A post from a Happy Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta) User

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012– The New Reporting Engine

AX 2012 – New Reporting Functionality In Dynamics AX 2012 (Formally known as Axapta), extensive changes have been made in the area of reporting. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is the primary platform for reporting in the new version. The Report Development Environment in AX is easier to work with as it is now fully [...]

2011-06-24T15:15:07+00:00 June 24th, 2011|Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012– The New Reporting Engine

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

Process Improvement Comes First

By:  Donald Clark CFPIM, CSCP Companies around the world implement ERP systems for a wide variety of reasons:  some to eliminate manual efforts, some to run their businesses in an integrated environment, some for regulatory reasons, and on and on.  I think that if you ask many people why they undertake an ERP implementation, you [...]

2010-06-24T15:32:30+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Process Improvement Comes First

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution

Adapting standard ERP applications to the demanding needs of food and beverage producers and distributors is usually quite a chore.  Work-around processes, add-in modules and continued reliance on spreadsheets are the orders of the day. Microsoft has changed all of that through the introduction of its Food and Beverage Solution for Dynamics AX 2009.  This [...]

2010-03-23T11:35:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2010|Microsoft Dynamics AX|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Food and Beverage Solution

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

Microsoft Dynamics AX Role Centers: Improve User Productivity

Microsoft Dynamics AX - Rapid Reporting and Views Microsoft Dynamics AX - A Wealth of Information at your fingertips Microsoft Dynamics AX, like other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, contains a wealth of data and information that decision makers in the organization need to access in order to be as informed as possible about their [...]

2009-09-11T16:58:45+00:00 September 11th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics AX|1 Comment

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