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

Epicor Embedded Education…What is it?

Epicor ERP 9 and Epicor ERP 10 (Formally Vantage and Vista) offer a unique module called “Embedded Education”.  We have found many customers are confused by what it is and why they might want it. Out of the box, Epicor includes one of the most robust online Help systems available.  It includes native English well [...]

2018-04-23T22:24:53+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Epicor|Comments Off on Epicor Embedded Education…What is it?

How Many Companies use Microsoft Dynamics?

We often here the question from prospects and others, "How many companies use Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics AX etc. Well Microsoft has just released its 2015 worldwide breakdown a their Convergence Conference that Clients First is attending. Here are the numbers: Microsoft Dynamics® AX 20,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® GP 47,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® [...]

2015-03-17T13:39:22+00:00 March 17th, 2015|General ERP articles|Comments Off on How Many Companies use Microsoft Dynamics?

Microsoft Dynamics ERP–Growth Statistics

  The latest statistics are out relative to the overall install base, unit and percentage growth of all four Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM products. This includes: Microsoft Dynamics AX Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft Dynamics NAV Microsoft Dynamics SL Microsoft Dynamics CRM The conclusion is hands down Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the install base leader.  [...]

2014-03-03T09:06:42+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics ERP–Growth Statistics

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

New SAP Business One Brochure

Check out the latest brochure for Clients First’s SAP Business One practice.  The brochure describes the business objective, details on the application, the benefits of those to your business and some quick facts. It’s an interesting document as it almost works as a portable website and navigates cleanly with menus and buttons. Check it out, [...]

2013-08-15T10:56:40+00:00 August 15th, 2013|SAP Business One|Comments Off on New SAP Business One Brochure

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?

Inventory Planning Software – The 5 Signs You Need It

Sure tell signs that you need a way to better manage inventory   A great article written by Andi Conti from our Texas office over at our http://www.clientsfirst-ax.com/ sister site dedicate to our Microsoft Dynamics AX practice.  The article itself is product neutral and applies to any ERP software you may be using. The key issues covered [...]

2013-07-15T11:17:48+00:00 July 15th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Inventory Planning Software – The 5 Signs You Need It

Avoid the Perils of ZIP Code-based Sales Tax Management

Sales Tax Audits are on the Rise While originally implemented by the US Postal Service in the 1960’s to increase accuracy in mail delivery, ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes have many uses today. Not only do they help our holiday cards get delivered to our loved ones, they also connect us online with the nearest [...]

2013-04-26T14:58:54+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Epicor|Comments Off on Avoid the Perils of ZIP Code-based Sales Tax Management

SAP Business One – Open Receivables balance by Customer Query

  SAP Business One Support and Tips Here's a quick tip.  Use the query below to get a nice report of one line per Group, per Business Partner of their current open Balance.  You can sign up for many tips like this at our new SAP Support Site at: business-one-sap.com If you need help with [...]

2013-04-02T09:45:09+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|SAP Business One|Comments Off on SAP Business One – Open Receivables balance by Customer Query

Our new Clients First SAP Business One website

A screenshot of our all new SAP Business One Support Site   One stop for everything SAP Business One from Clients First Business Solutions We are proud to announce the roll out of our brand new SAP Business One specific website.  This site contains all the information about our world class SAP Business One [...]

2013-03-27T09:58:10+00:00 March 27th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Our new Clients First SAP Business One website

Distributor Profits–12 Excellent Tips to Improve them.

12 Revolutionary Ideas That Fuel Distributor Profits Clients First has helped author a valuable whitepaper that shows 12 real world examples on how optimized distribution software can improve the operations of distributors & manufacturers.  Each example discusses the problem, and how a specific Microsoft Dynamics solution helped to solve those problems. We hope you find [...]

2013-01-05T14:41:53+00:00 January 5th, 2013|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Distributor Profits–12 Excellent Tips to Improve them.

Social Networking Growth

If you don't think Social Networking is important to your business, look at this Infographic. If you don't do it now, blogging can make a huge difference in your ability to generate leads from the internet by providing meaningful information. At Clients First Business Solutions, we use this blog as a way to inform our [...]

2012-02-02T17:55:51+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|General ERP articles|Comments Off on Social Networking Growth

Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

Inventory Control Software – How does it help you manage your warehouse? Inventory Control Software is computer software and systems that are designed to keep track of the products that you stock in warehouses.  Usually the warehouses are owned by the company, but sometimes they can be third party logistics (3pl) locations as well.  This [...]

2011-06-13T15:53:46+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Distribution, Made-to-Order Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAP Business One|Comments Off on Inventory Control Software–Tools to Optimize your Warehouse

ERP Cloud Vendor–Which SaaS Solution is for you

ERP Cloud Vendors are appearing almost daily, how to choose? There are now probably 25+ viable vendors who sell their software ‘in the cloud’ and who claim to be ERP Cloud Vendors.  Now the terminology can be confusing and I wrote about what each means here. ERP Cloud Vendor – Which to look at?  My [...]

2011-06-03T13:20:51+00:00 June 3rd, 2011|Industry Insights|Comments Off on ERP Cloud Vendor–Which SaaS Solution is for you

SaaS, Hosted or Cloud…What’s the Difference

What really are the advantages and disadvantages to each of these deployment methods? How are they defined?  What do they mean?  Clients First has recently joined the ERP Software Blog which is an alliance of Value Added Resellers (VAR’s) that post useful blog posts on one central site.  We just uploaded a new posting on [...]

2011-05-25T11:24:31+00:00 May 25th, 2011|Industry Insights|3 Comments