Webinar: Pacejet and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Shipping Solution

Hope Enochs of Clients First will show how Pacejet works with Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and AX 2012. In just thirty minutes, you will discover how Pacejet can help you meet and exceed your business goals with a cloud-based shipping platform built for growth. Benefits of Pacejet Reduce rates up to 20% Automatically rate [...]

2018-05-18T16:11:20+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Webinar: Pacejet and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Shipping Solution

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

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?

Technology Can’t Solve all Business Problems

By Mark Chinsky It is a common problem that seems to course through every consulting business. A consultant works on the client’s problem but implementing a new technology solution, only to discover that technology was only part of the original problem, and that it is personnel issues that are really at fault. When we rely [...]

2013-06-21T11:08:55+00:00 June 21st, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Technology Can’t Solve all Business Problems

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

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

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?

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

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

ERP Optimization & Lean: A Winning Strategy in Challenging Times

Introduction Companies today are faced with two major hurdles. Doing business in a fiercely competitive global environment and challenging economic times. To survive and prosper organizations must employ new technologies and techniques at a velocity that may challenge the very fiber of their company. They will be required to establish seamless integration from their customers, [...]

2009-09-14T07:14:30+00:00 September 14th, 2009|Industry Insights|Comments Off on ERP Optimization & Lean: A Winning Strategy in Challenging Times