ERP Software Comparison: Satisfying Current Manufacturing & Distribution Trends with Dynamics NAV & GP

NAV vs. GP...Head to Head Shootout! Innovation in the Manufacturing and Distribution sector due to growing channels, third party logistics, global sourcing and cross-sell capabilities have resulted in lean practices that differentiate industry leaders from their not-so-successful counterparts.  According to the latest Manufacturing & Distribution industry report released by First Research, trends such as More Automation, [...]

2013-12-03T11:50:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on ERP Software Comparison: Satisfying Current Manufacturing & Distribution Trends with Dynamics NAV & GP

10 Reasons to Upgrade to Epicor’s Latest Enterprise Software

Epicor 9 – Ten reasons to purchase or upgrade to ADVANCED BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE As your organization continues to grow, you need a business architecture that allows you to take advantage of modern technology developments. Epicor ICE (Internet Component Environment), the underlying technology framework for Epicor, merges the flexibility of a true service-oriented architecture (Epicor True [...]

2012-01-27T09:54:03+00:00 January 27th, 2012|Epicor|Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Epicor’s Latest Enterprise Software

Epicor ERP 9 and ERP 10 Demonstration and Training Video site goes live

Epicor 10 Demo Video and Training Site Epicor 9 and 10 Free Demonstration and Training Videos are now available Clients First Business Solutions is proud to announce our new site: www.epicor-training.com and linked site www.epicor-demo.com.  This new site contains numerous professional recorded and edited videos for your consumption.  All that is required is a simple [...]

2012-01-25T02:00:36+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Epicor|2 Comments

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

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

Top Ten Most Common ERP Evaluation Mistakes

Failure to identify your business drivers, IE,  The top 15 to 20 items in your enterprise  that a new system must address and provide a workable solution.. Creating a list of 200 top issues and items that you expect the system to solve.   Obviously the list must be much smaller. Not fully understanding that “What [...]

2009-11-20T11:00:21+00:00 November 20th, 2009|Industry Insights|Comments Off on Top Ten Most Common ERP Evaluation Mistakes

Clients First Fall Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

This particular issue has both Dynamics NAV and general business related articles so whether you use Dynamics NAV or not, there is alot of great content here. Topics Include: Microsoft Customer Source ERP Optimization Champion Containers, a Success Story Bio Analytics- Business Intelligence for Dynamics. General NAV tips & tricks from Chris Young, our resident [...]

2009-11-06T14:56:40+00:00 November 6th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Clients First Fall Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

Microsoft presents Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

September 2009, Holmdel, New Jersey (NJ) Clients First Business Solutions is proud to present the following announcement.  We have been an active member in the design and testing of this breakthrough release. Microsoft Corp. today announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, a comprehensive, innovative business management solution that helps people work faster [...]

2009-10-06T08:42:11+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Microsoft presents Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

ERP Optimization – How to get the most out of the solutions you already own

Our “Coffee with Chris” Series of live training events and videos are designed to help our  Clients and Friends maximize their Return on Investment (ROI) by providing powerful tips, tricks, and educational information. Most organizations never fully leverage this powerful technology and therefore never achieve the maximum benefits. In today’s most difficult business climate working [...]

2009-09-14T05:15:26+00:00 September 14th, 2009|Industry Insights, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on ERP Optimization – How to get the most out of the solutions you already own

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

Accounting Software Shootout

We often get asked if we will do live software comparisons between leading ERP, accounting, distribution or manufacturing programs. We’ve tried to do live scheduled seminars but have found there wasn’t enough interest in local companies coming out for a day to see this. On our site, we have extensive information and demos on the [...]

2009-06-30T07:05:39+00:00 June 30th, 2009|Events, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Accounting Software Shootout

Distribution Software: Where Does It Fit Into the ERP Landscape?

Summary: Many ERP vendors offer distribution software as part of their suite of enterprise applications.  What types of solutions are available and what kind of functionality do you look for in a distribution software solution?  Read on for more information.  Distribution Software: An ERP Asset There are many, many distribution software packages on the market [...]

2009-06-11T06:50:59+00:00 June 11th, 2009|Distribution|4 Comments

Our first Clients First Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

The free Clients First Navision (microsoft dynamics NAV) Newsletter has arrived. It took some time to do it right, but we will now be publishing a regular newsletter for our clients who use Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) solutions. This newsletter is free to anybody who is interested, existing client or not. To download it, click  [...]

2009-06-09T10:46:11+00:00 June 9th, 2009|Distribution, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics NAV|Comments Off on Our first Clients First Dynamics NAV (Navision) Newsletter

Business Intelligence Whitepaper for Process Manufacturers

User friendly solutions now exist that allow end users the ability to gain real time insight into their data.  SAP & Business Objects has the whitepaper below which discusses some options including their new Polestar end user product. Business Intelligence Publish at Scribd or explore others: Business & Economics Research microsoft dynamics n sap business [...]

2009-05-21T11:04:35+00:00 May 21st, 2009|Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Made-to-Stock Manufacturing|Comments Off on Business Intelligence Whitepaper for Process Manufacturers