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Successful ERP Strategy for Reducing Commodity Trading Risk

If the outcome of the UK referendum is any indication, there remains significant uncertainty in the global economy. Today, businesses face risk that stems from many origins: everything from political change, climate related factors such as draught in East and Southern Africa, and the Zika virus in Latin America. Recent forecasts reveal commodity price uncertainty […]

Categories: ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP Functionality

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Pricing Options in Microsoft Dynamics AX

There are several different ways to enter pricing of a particular material in Microsoft Dynamics AX, depending on the client’s nature of business. In this blog post, I will list three options that are outside of a manufacturing environment and margin based pricing, along with their drawbacks and benefits. I will demonstrate through a purchasing […]

Categories: ERP Functionality, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions

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Custom Products, One-Off Purchases in Microsoft Dynamics AX – Do You Really Need a Separate Item Number for Each?

A requirement that almost every client I have ever worked with has, but AX does not offer an actual menu item for, is handling one off purchases, custom products they might acquire for a customer’s request. These are items that need to be on inventory, as they might be listed on BoMs, consumed into production […]

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Subject Matter Experts – Who You Should Choose and How Many is Too Many for Your AX Implementation

One of the very first things clients have to do before a project takes off the ground is to select the core people involved. In the Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation world, we often refer to these users as SMEs or Subject Matter Experts. They will be the key users, and the leaders of the implementation […]

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How Leading CIOs are Doing it Right – Driving Growth and Transforming IT with Microsoft Dynamics AX

While growth in any business is exciting, learning how to deal with growth can sometimes be a struggle. Old processes can no longer keep up to demand, and growing businesses can mean multiple locations, making it much more difficult to coordinate work flows and manage inventory control. AGT Food and Ingredients was no stranger to […]

Categories: ERP for manufacturing, ERP Software Research, Financial management, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solutions

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Make Data-Driven Decisions By Replacing Inadequate Software With An ERP Solution

Business managers rely on accurate data to make decisions every day. However, businesses using entry-level software or spreadsheets may not have quick access to reliable data. Get closer to your data and make those data-driven decisions by replacing inadequate systems with a robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. When using multiple, separate systems, your data […]

Categories: Choosing an ERP VAR/Partner, Compare ERP Software Packages, Cost of ERP Software, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, Financial management

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Strengthen Collaboration And Break Down Barriers With ERP

Businesses are made up of many departments and teams of people that when working together can drive growth. However, if your people are using disparate systems and specialty software programs, then your data is left in silos – difficult to get and even harder to use. Break down the barriers and strengthen collaboration by replacing […]

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Survey Of Financial Executives Offers Insight Into ERP Implementations

CFO.com conducted a survey of 160 senior financial executives to gain insight on real world experiences with enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations. These experts shared their stories with the intent of preventing other businesses from making similar mistakes. As discussed in “ERP: Lessons from the Field,” posted by Chris Schmidt on CFO.com, here are three […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Choosing an ERP VAR/Partner, Cloud Based ERP, Compare ERP Software Packages, Cost of ERP Software, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP Functionality, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, ERP Software Selection Tips, Financial management

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Increase Sales Results From Your Marketing Efforts With CRM

A successful marketing program usually involves a bit more planning and a little less tossing darts at a dart board. While you may study your demographics and keep an eye on trends, there is an easier and more effective way to improve sales rates from your marketing activities – implement a robust customer relationship management […]

Categories: Sage CRM Solutions, Sage ERP Solutions

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Don’t Wait Too Long To Let Go Of Legacy Management Systems

Years ago, many businesses invested heavily in creating customized business management systems that addressed specific business situations. These legacy management systems were necessary for capturing the data that businesses needed to manage day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, these rigid systems can’t grow and change as your business grows and changes. Don’t wait to replace burdensome outdated systems […]

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