ERP Selection Process and Tips

Charting Your Course: Two Guides Highlight ERP Selection Process

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

Freight Auditing for Pacejet

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

What do Manufacturers look for in an ERP

Whitepaper: What Do Manufacturers Look for in ERP Software?

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

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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Communicating the Manufacturing CEO’s Dream

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

Be a Shark like Cuban Using NAV 2016. It’s Impressive!

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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.

Enhanced Integration
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

Dynamics NAV 2016 Roadmap Announced

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:

Dynamics NAV 2016

 

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 sales@clientsfirst-tx.com.

Dynamics AX ERP for Manufacturing

Dynamics AX Process, Formula, and Recipe Capabilities

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!)

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Dynamics NAV Helps Keep the Railroad Moving

Dynamics NAV ERP Software

RCL Services Group, LLC (“Services”) a longtime Dynamics NAV user provides railroad signal construction and signal material integration services to the freight and passenger rail industry.  Services’ primary subsidiaries, Railroad Controls, LP, RCL Wiring, LP and RCL Burco, LP are the leaders in railroad signal construction and signal integration in the United States.   RCL Services Group’s Class 1 railroad customers like Union Pacific, and BNSF Railway very satisfied with the product and service delivery provided by RCL Services Group and Dynamics NAV is a big part of why RCL has been able to grow from 60 to 800 employees. Read more

Cloud ERP Software

SMB Guide to the Cloud

Most organizations are witnessing an explosion of data generated through social media, emails, forums, and instant messaging. For a company, visualizing, sorting, and analyzing all the data it receives every day is a task of Herculean proportions. Yet, many companies, including small and midsize businesses (SMBs), successfully manage a huge amount of data relating to customers, markets, trends, and business operations.  Many SMBs are able to leverage the cloud and manage their data and let IT focus on moving business forward.  The whitepaper ‘The Cloud for Insights’ provides ideas, terminology, and a lot more can help your business connect the cloud dots.  Download this document for free:  The Cloud for Insights_SMB eBook. Read more