Reasons to Upgrade from AX 2009

Mainstream Support Ends April 10 – AX 2009

Dynamics AX 2009 customers please note that Mainstream support ends on 4/10/18. Extended support ends 10/12/21. It is time to start making plans to migrate to Dynamics 365 Enterprise or even Dynamics AX 2012 R3. If you need help deciding which option is best for your business, please reach out to our team or your Dynamics Partner.  Since there is an on-premise version along with several hundred companies on the SaaS version, even the most cautious company can be confident that this Nov 2016 release is mature and ready for prime time.

We have more information on our Dynamics AX 2009 support and services here: http://clientsfirst-ax.com/services/support-axapta-dynamics-ax-365/.

What is mainstream support?

Customers who remain current on the Microsoft Dynamics Enhancement Plan will continue to receive all of the valued benefits of the Enhancement Plan, including regulatory updates and hotfixes, except for some exceptions for Brazil.  Contact you local Brazilian Microsoft office for more information.

What is extended support?

Customers who remain current on the Microsoft Dynamics Enhancement Plan will continue to receives all paid support options, as well as security-related hotfix support which is provided at no charge.

View the Microsoft official details on this topic here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17140/general-lifecycle-policy-questions

If you want more information on the software and our services, we invite you to get in touch with our friendly advisers at Clients First Business Solutions.  We are a Gold ERP and CSP (Cloud Service Provider).  We focus on manufacturing, supply chain and MRO industries and implement Dynamics 365, AX, NAV and Acumatica.

Email: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas , or call at 800.331.8382.

Reasons to Upgrade from AX 2009

ERP Predictions for 2017

6 ERP Software Predictions for 2017

ERP Predictions for 2017

Another Christmas has come and gone, which means it’s time to bring in the new year! The mark of a new year is always an exciting time of hope and anticipation for what the new year will bring. Like every year Nucleus has released what it anticipates for the next year in the technology world. Read this article to learn about some of those predictions.

  1. 1. The End of On-Premise Security Superiority

You read right, Nucleus predicts that cloud security naysayers will disappear in 2017. This may sound a little far-fetched at first, but when you consider the fact that 2016 has been a big year for cloud computing you will understand why. One of those reasons 2016 was the year for cloud computing is that it has been a turnaround year for many consumer’s perceptions of the cloud’s safety and privacy. A prime example of this is how a top tier business software company, Microsoft, came out with a new, completely cloud-based solution, Dynamics 365.  And as such is poised to be one of the first tech companies to reach 1 trillion in market capitalization. Read more

Azure Machine Learning

Dynamics 365: Quality Management with Machine Learning

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that analyzes previously collected data and statistics to learn normal behavior. The purpose of machine learning is to promote positive customer experiences by learning what they like and automatically present the more desirable function or item.

If you use the Internet, chances are that you have already been subject to machine learning. Major companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon have already benefited from using this method on their customers. To better understand how machine learning works, let’s examine how much machine learning effects our everyday lives.

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How to Stop the Dysfunction in your Procurement Process

A recent Google survey hosted by AmeriQuest has uncovered an unfortunate truth some manufacturers may not want to admit ­­— their business has a dysfunctional procurement process. When I say dysfunctional I don’t mean everyone argues about purchasing to the point of needing a therapy session – at least I certainly hope that’s not the case. What I mean is that there is a lack communication, visibility and sometimes a plan for procurement altogether.

In theory, one might think that the process of procurement should be easy. All you’re doing is finding a good vender for acquiring raw materials for your products, right? Sure it is, as long as it’s also a reliable resource, the materials fit into your budget, it’s in a good location for cheap, timely transportation to your warehouse, and the materials they send are up to quality standards. Many manufacturing companies don’t have a lot of time to waste on finding and negotiating with potential vendors. This usually leaves them to settle for a “good enough” vendor.

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CFO’s Discover Tangible ROI of CADLink Integration to ERP

Tangible ROI Factors of CADLink Integration With ERP

As a CFO of a manufacturing or MRO company, you know all to well, how your time spent looking at the bottom line, and directing your business through financial mazes and getting the best business solutions for your company can be a time consuming process.  Clients First Texas recently partnered with an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with great references and a solution many of our manufacturers need; CADLink by Qbuild has tangible returns on investment of integrating CADLink with your ERP solution.  As a result, we are presenting the CAD integration solution by having a webinar aimed at the manufacturing and MRO industries.  The webinar will be held on March 24th at 12PM CST. Read more

Join Our Launch Event Showcasing The New Dynamics AX

Launch Event Showcasing The New Dynamics AX

Join Clients First Texas as we are hosting a launch event on the new Microsoft Dynamics AX on March 8th or 9th, 2016.  Discover the new features of this powerful business technology written entirely written in HTML 5 with a code upgrade, that is a true Cloud ERP Offering.  This will allow Dynamics AX to be used across any internet enabled device.

Learn how Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you increase the speed of doing business.

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Integrate CAD Software With Dynamics Using CADLink

 

Solve CAD Software & Engineering Manpower Issues Using NAV & CADLink

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX and CADLink, your company can eliminate clerical work and increase the efficiency of every skilled engineer.  As your business relies on engineers in your manufacturing processes, you know all too well that engineers hate wasting their creative genius doing menial tasks such as data entry for supply chain bill of material updates.  CADLink can remedy this by synchronizing your CAD software bill of material items with a two way data push that reduces data entry errors, and inaccuracies to ultimately prevent: Read more

Burleson Texas Students Space Flight Experiments Program Winners

Burleson Students at Space Experiments Program

By: Mica Mitchell (Proud Mom of Westley Mitchell)

This month saw an amazing experience for four young people from North Texas in Washington D.C.

A team from Academy at Nola Dunn made Burleson Texas stand out a little brighter on the National map by grasping the initiative to extend their reach to DC and even into space.

The space adventure began for Burleson in 2014 when the Board of Directors decided to give Burleson schools the opportunity to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s (NCESSE) Students Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). The SSEP is a competition where students are given the opportunity to design and propose an experiment to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where resident astronauts will conduct the experiment. Upon return to Earth, the experiment is analyzed by the student team to determine the impact of microgravity.

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Clients First Business Solutions Acknowledged: 9 years on Bob Scott’s Insights: Top 100 VARs proves talent, and achievement.

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What adds success to an organization? More than anything visible, tangible passion: that sparkle in someone’s eyes when they speak about what they do, the excited lilt in someone’s speech when they explain a project.

This is the type of response I get when I speak to our managing director, Michael Conti, about Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions. When I asked him last week, “What’s your favorite part of Microsoft Dynamics NAV?” A big grin grew on his face saying, “I’ve never seen a software with stronger financial details. Not only that but it allows for different views of the company: home office versus satellite companies, and specific user views even in dealing with multi-country, multi-company implementations. The business accounting solution consolidates big data into very readable reports.” (By the way, come back in a few weeks for the case study). Read more

MRO Webinar Recording Available Now

Pilot and Aircraft

Please take a few minutes and review the recording of ‘Expanding Your Service Material Strategy‘.  Regardless of the MRO sector your company operates within, be it heavy equipment, aircraft, or manufacturing, the business software solution you choose should provide complex functionality to help you achieve your business goals.  Our video shows a high level over-view of our customizable ProMRO solution that helps fulfill your business needs.

Listen to our informational webinar on how expanding your serviceable material can benefit your business.  Our Clients First Texas and Minnesota offices, rated in the top 1% of VARS, offer Microsoft Dynamics ERP to the medium to large manufacturer and MRO across the United States and in 11 countries and counting.  Clients First is a Gold Certified Partner; we represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies.  If we can offer assistance to your business processes, contact our sales team at 800.331.8382 or email sales@clientsfirst-tx.com.

MRO Video on Serviceable Materials