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What is Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services and what does it offer?

May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics Customers, Microsoft Dynamics Review, Dynamics 365 Setup / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS)

Lifecycle Services (LCS) for Microsoft Dynamics is a cloud-based collaboration portal that customers and their partners use to manage and assist with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations projects.  From implementation to ongoing support and operations, LCS provides tools and resources that can help guide the Dynamics 365 project to success.  LCS is also the portal that is used to open support tickets and communicate with the Microsoft Cloud Team.  LCS and the Clients First portal allows ERP Project Managers, IT Staff, and even the Project Team access to the project with any Internet device.  The tools listed below as part of LCS solution.  The Clients First customer portal includes the project plan, budgets, hours used, open tasks and tickets and invoices.  In addition, your team can open support tickets through automated email or within our portal. 

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What Does a Manufacturing ERP Need to Have?

May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

People often compare ERP implementations to heart surgeries—if the doctor was to complete a surgery while the patient was awake and at work. When you move to upgrade your ERP, you are letting a partner see the intimate details of your business, make a necessary change and get up and running. The change can vastly improve your business, but it’s important to know that no matter how beneficial, there is always some risk involved—so it pays to choose wisely.

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What Are the Most Important KPIs for Manufacturing Firms?

May 08, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Decision makers at manufacturing firms have to process a lot of data and turn it into usable information. Whether you are trying to understand the health of your business, looking to make an investment in the future, or need to understand what products are selling and what your most profitable items are, understanding having the right data at your fingertips is critical to succeed.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 April ’19 Release – Artificial Intelligence and More

May 07, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365 / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft Dynamics 365 update now available in April ’19 – a summary of Microsoft’s release notes

Microsoft is not fooling around with its April ‘19 wave of releases for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Microsoft has earned the reputation over the past 30 years of producing leading ERP systems like Dynamics 365 with a commitment to making significant improvements with every release. There are two major Dynamics 365 releases planned this year in April and October.

The April ‘19, Microsoft’s release notes include 443 pages of enhancements planned from April through September 2019. Hundreds of new capabilities include Artificial Intelligence, Business Central, Business Intelligence, CDM and Data Integration, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operations, Marketing, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Forms Pro, Microsoft PowerApps, Mixed Reality, Portal, Project Service Automation, Retail, Sales and Talent. Deployment started on April 5, 2019 and Microsoft 365 customers will benefit from features providing significant opportunities to transform business operations. In this blog, we will highlight a few notable enhancements to check out such as new features with the Power Platform, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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ProMRO Aviation MRO Software Exhibits at NBAA Maintenance Conference

April 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica, ERP solutions, ERP Upgrade, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, mobile for mro, MRO Industry, mro solutions, MRO workforce, ProMRO / by Nancy Phillippi

Aviation MRO Software - ProMRO at the NCAA Maintenance Conference and Flight Attendant / Flight Technicians Conference

Are you looking for new ways to improve your MRO business?  This year, from May 7 to May 9, 2019, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Maintenance Conference is co-located in Fort Worth, TX with the Flight Attendant / Flight Technicians Conference. Join aviation leaders and industry leaders to share best practices and learn what's ahead in the aviation industry.  Our Clients First MRO team is excited to exhibit our ProMRO solution in booth #1103.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations April ’19 Release

April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics Partner Minnesota, Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance Business E, Dynamics Partner Dallas, Microsoft Dynamics Review / by Nancy Phillippi

True to their reputation, Microsoft's Dynamics 365 April ’19 release is packed with hundreds useful enhancements and new functionality. The latest release includes a new platform that  delivers  updates into the customers hands faster and easier than ever. Starting with the April ’19 release, Dynamics 365 updates will be on a consistent update schedule with two major releases in April and October every year.

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations April '19?

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When Looking at Manufacturing ERP, Don’t Fall into a Fake Cloud Trap

April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Your manufacturing firm needs real-time visibility into sales, order management, inventory, purchasing, production and services—and accounting information. For many firms, the cloud has become synonymous with the innovation, speed of business, and visibility that you need, delivering anytime, anywhere access, automation, and intelligence at an affordable price.

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Pro-MRO Exhibits at Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference

March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica, mro mobile, MRO Software Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, mro solutions, ProMRO, simplify manufacturing process / by Nancy Phillippi

It's Aviation Week at the MRO Americas conference in April!!  

Are you looking for new ways to optimize your aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) operation? We’re excited to exhibit our ProMRO aviation solution at this spectacular event at the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference is held from Tuesday, April 9th to Thursday, April 11, 2019. Come visit our Clients First team in booth #2108. As solution providers and developers of ProMRO, we look forward to meeting you and learning about your business and your MRO requirements.  

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How Mid-Sized Manufacturers Can Outmaneuver Their Competition

March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Today’s manufacturing landscape is more challenging than ever. From the push to globalize to the talent shortage, it’s becoming harder and harder for mid-sized manufacturers to keep up. From the Industrial Internet of Things to the move by many manufacturers to sell direct using ecommerce to robotics, exciting new technologies are changing the way manufacturers work.

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Manufacturing Software and the Factory of the Future

March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, ERP Cloud Software, ERP for manufacturers, ERP MRO, Manufacturing in the Cloud / by Nancy Phillippi

Free eBook – Factory of the Future 

Most manufacturing companies agree it’s important to adopt new ways to improve operations to remain competitive.  Successful manufacturers constantly strive for new ways to streamline every area of the business. “Manufacturers have already invested $100M in smart factory initiatives, with those who have implemented smart factories seeing 17-20% productivity gains. Yes, the “factory of the future” involves machines, products, and factories. But contrary to past fears of automation and robots replacing people, the factory of the future is actually empowering people...” Microsoft's eBook Factory of the Future

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