Surprises may be fun in our personal lives, but when it comes to ERP implementation, nothing good can come when a surprise happens. Surprises often mean new costs, increases in the length of the project, or other challenges that pop up, and should be avoided. At Clients First Business Solutions, we know the value of a well-planned ERP implementation, and understand that with the right plan in place, a surprise-free implementation can happen. Read more
The ERP decision and implementation process often feel convoluted, and for businesses without the right plan or implementation partner—it often is. Too often, a rushed decision gets made without all of the facts, resulting in cost overruns, hidden fees, or unforeseen expenses that could derail your project. Read more
Few software decisions are as challenging or as potentially lucrative as the decision to upgrade or replace enterprise resource planning software. While the decision to make the move to new ERP software can give you more visibility into your business, free your employees from manual processes, and put your company on the path towards growth without growing pains, the implementation process is risky and challenging. Read more
Pacejet continues to improve their shipping solution and the latest helps find incorrect billing which saves you money and saves time for invoice auditing: Freight Auditing. Just drag and drop invoices into the module, choose the map and click import, run then compare shipping charges you expected, then the carrier invoice charge. You can also set parameters to only view price deltas in such as rate discrepancies that are not in your favor. I had no idea that carriers can charge you for address changes. Pacejet’s shipping solution has that issue covered with an Address Validation feature. Read more
Choosing new manufacturing ERP software that includes great general ledger, accounts payable, cash management, etc., is fairly easy. Decision makers should look for features like easy inter-company transactions perhaps for a complicated process, great reporting and drill-down capabilities. The manufacturer has a much greater challenge. In the last 20 years I have been selling manufacturing solutions and nine times out of ten, the business leaders are not concerned with how the GL or any of the financial modules work. They ask if the software has financial modules and do they work. Often our demonstrations end with financials, or we schedule them for another day, since really what the prospect wants to see is how the software will handle their manufacturing operations.
I came across this whitepaper by Nick Castellina, the VP and Research Group Director at the Aberdeen Group and thought I would share some of the results of a survey focused on manufacturing leaders: What do Manufacturers Look For in an ERP Solution? I have been following Nick’s work for a long time. He provides insightful information for the manufacturing and distribution industries. Read more
If you are a Business Owner, CEO, Executive Leader, or Human Resources Leader/Manager in the manufacturing industry who’s looking to learn how spreading the company vision can improve employee’s job performance, then we have the perfect event for you. Read more
NAV 2016 Details
If you want to manage your business just like industry giants, Dynamics NAV 2016 can help you with that. Enriched with new, highly adaptable features, the latest version of NAV enables small and mid-sized organizations like yours to manage their business more efficiently. What’s more, NAV 2016 allows you to add new functionality as your company evolves. This will lead to the creation of a complex business management model that your organization can use to exploit new opportunities, efficiently respond to changing market conditions and deliver more customer value. Now, let’s dive into the new features and capabilities included in Dynamics NAV 2016.
Not only does NAV 2016 provide new features to automate and streamline business processes; it does that in a truly intuitive, integrated way. Integrated with Azure, Power BI, CRM and Office 365, NAV introduces new usability enhancements that provide your employees with: Read more
This week our management team is attending the WPC or Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando. The WPC is THE venue for Dynamics Partner such as Clients First to get all the latest and greatest new product information. We also have the opportunity to discuss our customers concerns with the Dynamics Executive team. We feel that it is important to be in the forefront of the Dynamics AX and NAV technologies, as well as their management team and developers.
One of the newest announcements was the latest Dynamics NAV Product Roadmap with details on NAV 2016. Here is a sneak peek:
Our team is committed to the Dynamics AX and NAV product line. I will do my best to post more as I have time this week. To find out whats new in AX 7 visit our AX blog: http://blog.clientsfirst-ax.com/blog-1
Be sure to reach out to Clients First if you are evaluating AX, NAV, or if you have already decided on the software but you need a solid partner. We are a very strong partner with the customer references to back that claim! We are also a Dynamics Gold ERP Partner. Reach us at 800.331.8382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to choosing formula, recipe, food, ERP software, Microsoft Dynamics AX is one of the most complex, powerful, agile yet simple business management solutions you can find. AX provides manufacturers with integrated functionality, allowing them to efficiently plan and control production and distribution, manage accounting, invoicing, and procurement operations, meet evolving customer demands, and comply with regulatory requirements. (See how Merrick Pet Care has used Dynamics AX to grow into the second largest specialty pet food manufacturing company in the U.S. – Yes, we are bragging!)