AX to D365: Hybrid Model Follow-up

It’s ALL About a Complete Cloud Strategy! The critical infrastructure question we have had to address for companies contemplating an AX to D365 upgrade has to do with on premise data collection. Distribution companies with bar coded inventory control, manufacturers with shop floor data collection stations or retailers with point of sale cash registers all have some local requirement to […]

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AX to D365: Pricing Follow-up

Does Cloud Pricing Make Your Company Less Valuable? The sticker shock and lack of tools available to develop accurate AX to D365 upgrade costs have been the biggest takeaways for me regarding pricing. The upgrade “Price” podcast, featuring Kenny Mullican, added significantly to my understanding of the mindset of a customer evaluating such a significant project. As the CIO of […]

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Progress complete

Dynamics AX to D365 Upgrades

The upgrade process from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics D365 for Finance and Operations is a unique in terms of the scope of decisions and cost. It includes critical decisions not encountered in a typical upgrade process to the extent it is on these projects including: Platform Cost Technology Functionality Each must be considered carefully. For example, the pricing for […]

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order fulfillment

Order Automation in a World of Amazonian Expectations

The expectation of immediate satisfaction spills into the business world. Can you afford to get product to your customers “next month or next week”? If buying decisions are made on availability, price, and quality, can you afford to lag on delivery time?

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D365 F&O On-Premise

When it comes to deploying the D365 On-Premise product, there is a lot of confusion. In many ways, it is very similar to the cloud version. The on-premise is still deployed thru the LCS where you create the project and go through your pre-implementation questioners. The major difference is that your SQL server, your AOS, and MR all reside on […]

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Too big for the box

Have You Outgrown Microsoft Dynamics GP?

There are many reasons why you may be outgrowing your Microsoft Dynamics GP software. However, primarily it falls into either a functional or a technological issue. Understanding those issues in the context of what the Dynamics GP solution is intended to deliver can help you decide if it’s time to “get fitted” for a more robust solution. As a product, […]

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Right Fit

QuickBooks to Microsoft D365 for Enterprise

The typical life-cycle of a business sees it implement three ERP systems: QuickBooks, an “upgrade” to QuickBooks, and finally a “real” system. This is at least one, if not two, systems too many! The standard rationale for following the traditional ERP system trajectory is cost. However, I see that as shortsighted and self-defeating for an individual company, as well as […]

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Questions

Q & A: D365 Operations and Finance for Enterprise

If you’ve been following the Microsoft Dynamics AX evolution, like many others, you might be confused about D365. First, the cloud-only offering, then the on-premis offering that was AX2012 R3 CU8 and now finally D365 On-Premise. This also had the partners confused, which was evident by the relatively few deals that were singed and the low quality of these early […]

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Lipstick on a Pig

ERP Marketing BS—Acumatica Poppycock

“Modern” Manufacturing ERP Software In a recent marketing blog from Acumatica that included access to a “free” video (insert eyeroll) the major takeaway was, “Having modern manufacturing ERP software wrapped up in a single system is quickly becoming a necessity for the manufacturing industry to compete in our technology-driven marketplace.”  Finally! Someone came out with manufacturing software wrapped in a […]

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