Epicor Consulting

Epicor 9 Consulting, Upgrades & Services   Epicor Consulting Services by Clients First Business Solutions Clients First knows that selecting and implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is a major project for a company.  Whether its a replacement for an existing solution or a first time implementation.  Reasons for change can run the gamut [...]

2013-07-05T13:19:54+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Epicor|Comments Off on Epicor Consulting

Return Receipts for your Email that Actually Works..

Tracking when somebody reads your emails you sent. By Mark Chinsky You are probably familiar with the option in most traditional email applications like Microsoft Outlook for requesting a ‘return receipt’ to your emails.  You are also aware that with most email clients, this means that when a person opens you email with this turned [...]

2013-06-24T15:13:00+00:00 June 24th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Return Receipts for your Email that Actually Works..

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

The 90 Minds Consulting Group hosts their inaugural “Meeting of the Minds” Conference

Clients First is a co-founder of the 90minds.com group. Our participation in this group has given us faster and more accurate knowledge to service our clients.  It’s a substantial competitive edge vs. our competitors as we have a brain trust to tap in almost real time. 90minds is a growing group of Sage VAR’s and [...]

2012-02-07T12:29:21+00:00 February 7th, 2012|SAGE|Comments Off on The 90 Minds Consulting Group hosts their inaugural “Meeting of the Minds” Conference

Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 Version 4.5 Starts Shipping

Version 4.5 of Sage MAS90 and MAS200 Now Shipping Sage started shipping Version 4.5 of MAS90 and MAS200 on September 8, 2011.  This new version includes a variety of functional enhancements.  Details of these enhancements are in the following pre-release guide: MAS 200 for Microsoft SQL Server now Available in the Business Framework This is [...]

2011-09-14T11:29:39+00:00 September 14th, 2011|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 Version 4.5 Starts Shipping

Sage Releases MAS 90/200 Version 4.5

We are all very excited about the release of Sage MAS 90/200 Version 4.5 Having  had the opportunity to examine its new features and capabilities in detail, we believe this new release brings even greater value to an already proven ERP solution.  Sage has made significant enhancements to the following application areas: Payroll Sales order processing [...]

2011-09-13T11:49:13+00:00 September 13th, 2011|SAGE|Comments Off on Sage Releases MAS 90/200 Version 4.5

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

MAS90 Support & MAS200 Support and Help, Consulting and Upgrades

MAS 90 Support and MAS 200 Support   MAS 90 Support and MAS 200 Support: If you use Sage MAS90, MAS200, or MAS500 distribution and accounting software, Clients First Business Solutions, LLC wants to be your go to partner for ongoing service,help, support, report writing, upgrades and maintenance. […]

2011-03-18T05:25:39+00:00 March 18th, 2011|General ERP articles|Comments Off on MAS90 Support & MAS200 Support and Help, Consulting and Upgrades

Frx Replacement – Sage MAS Intelligence. A Video Demonstration

Shipping now, Sage MAS Intelligence (SMI) which works with MAS 90, MAS 200, Sage Extended Enterprise Suite, and MAS500, is explained and demonstrated in this recording that the California office of Clients First recently put on for our clients. This solution is the replacement for FRx that Sage is offering now that Microsoft has discontinued [...]

2011-02-15T10:04:42+00:00 February 15th, 2011|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Frx Replacement – Sage MAS Intelligence. A Video Demonstration

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

The Webs most Comprehensive set of MAS 90 & MAS 200 Demo and Tutorial Videos

We’ve recently compiled a comprehensive group of videos for Sage MAS90 and MAS200 that cover al the major modules, and key add ons.  We then captured, re-encoded them into flash and have embedded them all here on this blog. Remember you can view any of these full screen by clicking on the full screen icon [...]

2010-07-13T20:20:22+00:00 July 13th, 2010|General ERP articles|Comments Off on The Webs most Comprehensive set of MAS 90 & MAS 200 Demo and Tutorial Videos

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

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?