Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 for Financials

Dynamics 365 for Financials Functionality

Overdue Announcement Made: Dynamics 365 for Financials will  have the full functionality of Dynamics NAV

Updated 05/25/2017: If you have been a follower of our blogs about Dynamics NAV, then you will have noticed our almost year long silence about the software. Clients First Texas specializes in helping manufacturers, MRO’s and Service Companies  with ERP software.  Because Dynamics 365 for financials only contained a subset of Dynamics NAV functionality, we did not think that Dynamics for Financials would be a good fit for our clientele.  Our stance on this has changed as Dynamics 365 for Financials will have “full NAV” functionality by the end of the year.  At Directions Asia held in March 2017, Microsoft announced that Dynamics 365 for Financials will have the same code base, and be the same product but will be offered in a SaaS model.  Oct 1, 2017. Read more

Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 1

If you haven’t read our article explaining what is 5S along with its benefits we recommend you read this article to get a general understanding of how lean principle 5S works. In this article, we will be breaking down the process how to get started with 5S.

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Acumatica APIs

Acumatica API Integration and Cloud Communication

When Acumatica released its 6.o version, one of the key new features announced was its Contract-Based API, REST Endpoints, and REST APIs. All of these features are used to request information from one cloud to another. In this article, we are going to be exploring Acumatica API integration.

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Recap: Acumatica Field Services Video

Thank you to all who attended our Acumatica Field Services Webinar. We had a great time talking with Acumatica’s Tom Costa about this very intuitive tool. If you missed the webinar, then feel free to watch a recording of it.   By watching the demo video of the Field Services Edition you will observe the software’s clean integration between the employees at the home office and the employees out in the field using mobile devices. Read more

Cloud Interoperability

MultiCloud: Cloud Interoperability and Communication

After reading the first article about cloud interoperability you might be thinking, “But really, how do separate clouds communicate?” In this article, we are going to look into more of the technical side of how clouds communicate.

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Exclusive Field Services Webinar Preview

With our Professional and Field Services Webinar only days away, we thought our subscribers would like to take a look at what we will be showing all who attend. Watch this sneak peek of Acumatica Field Services Edition and don’t forget to register for the webinar on March 9 at 2 PM CST to learn more. Read more

5S Lean Manufacturing Clients First

What is 5S? Lean Manufacturing Simplified

If a normal day at the office involves your employees running around with their heads cut off because they can never find what they’re looking for, it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of lean manufacturing but you have no idea how or where to start. Or maybe you’re not sure if your organization is ready to make that kind of change. If that sounds like your organization then you as a manager or owner are probably looking for a simplified version of lean manufacturing.  The 5S system provides improved: customer service, efficiency, safety and, our favorite, increased profitability.

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Fast and Easy Expense Reporting

If you’ve ever watched the TV series “The Office” that was about a fictional paper distribution company called Dunder-Mifflin Inc. you might remember how Regional Manager, Michael Scott, absolutely detested the branch’s human resources representative, Toby Flenderson. Some viewers would wonder what sparked his hatred for Toby, with no obvious reasons in sight. Unfortunately, the events leading up to rivalry were never revealed, but maybe the answer was in our faces all along. Perhaps Michael didn’t like Toby because Toby oversaw all HR  paperwork and obligated him to do it.

It makes sense that a manager would rather focus on getting work done (or in Michael’s case, focus on having fun) than using that time to do deal with necessary HR tasks such as timesheets, payroll and expense reporting. We all know those things can be an annoyance, but we also know they must be done. Although there is no way of getting rid of them they don’t have to be stressful and time-consuming.

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Multiple Cloud Integration

We are moving to a MultiCloud World

In recent years, cloud-based software has become increasingly popular with software providers and consumers alike. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. I still remember when Adobe announced that they would only be producing a cloud-based software and their biggest market segments were in uproar.  A similar reaction occurred when Microsoft moved their Office Suites to the cloud, creating Microsoft Office 365. More recently, we were in for an even greater surprise when they released Dynamics 365.  Now, moving to the cloud (or a SaaS version) has become a normal option. What does that mean for consumers? This means the tasks you can do for your business while on the go are becoming limitless.

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Acumatica placed with ERP Leaders in Nucleus Research.

Acumatica Recognized as an ERP Leader

In case you haven’t heard yet, Acumatica has been placed in the “Leader” quadrant in Nucleus Research’s “ERP Technology Value Matrix 2016”, and also ranked highest in the leader quadrant for Usability.

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