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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: Cloud vs. On Premise Deployment

November 27, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Cloud ERP SaaS, ERP Implementation, Dynamics 365 for Operations, Dynamics 365 Enterprise, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations / by Elisabeth Palmer

Congratulations! You know that Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is the way to go. Robust and flexible, it has everything you need to effectively engage customers, empower employees, and optimize operations within and across companies by helping you make better decisions quickly. Now, you are faced with another decision: deploy in the cloud or install on-premise. If your head is in the clouds while your feet are firmly on the ground, read on to see which option is a better fit for your company.

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Manufacturing Trends for 2019

November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations / by Nancy Phillippi

Microsoft released a new whitepaper outlining six trend predictions for the upcoming year. This is interesting reading, but it also brings to mind that many manufacturing companies are behind the technology curve and do not even have an ERP system that was designed in this century. If that's the case it is still possible to utilize some of the latest technologies to improve your business data and analysis. Of course the first step is to upgrade your ERP system to Dynamics 365 to keep and hire staff easier, have more accurate data with the latest in software tools, and a lot more.

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MRO Software Core Tracking

November 09, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Core Tracking and Returns, MRO Software, MRO Software Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, ProMRO / by Nancy Phillippi

MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) companies that we have worked with over the years always have one request: Core Tracking.  This is huge in the Aviation industry and for equipment repair of turbines or motors.  In some instances cores are limited due to the government not authorizing new data tags or the equipment is being phased out.   Clients First knew we had to have this functionality in our new MRO solution: ProMRO or ProFBO for Acumatica.

Core Return for MRO Aviation or Equipment

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Date Deadlines for Dynamics AX Customers

October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Implementation, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics AX Upgrade / by Nancy Phillippi

Time is running out for Dynamics AX customers to take advantage of the transition or upgrade to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.  There are several dates to consider in addition to your implementation plan: Mainstream and Extended Support for AX 2009 - 2012 and the Discount End Date for making the transition to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the Cloud.  

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Acumatica's Latest Release: 2018 R2

October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica 2018 R2, Acumatica Cloud ERP, Acumatica New Release / by Nancy Phillippi

Six of Clients First staff and several customers and prospects attended the Acumatica 2018 R2 release Roadshow Tuesday October 9, 2018.  Even with horrific weather the meeting room was full with about 75 partners, customers and prospects.  One of our customers Trinity Fellowship Church flew in from Amarillo to attend and speak on the customer panel, however their arrival time went from 9 AM to 2:30 PM with a detour to Little Rock.  That's dedication to Clients First and Acumatica.  We appreciate them as a customer!

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Factory of the Future for Manufacturers

October 03, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Nancy Phillippi

What is the factory of the future? When I think about the future for manufacturing companies I envision the basics and at a minimum, workers having mobile access to their work orders, instructions, and their time sheets. Ultimately having immediate access to quality tests and results, and deprecating inventory from the work order would be ideal. Integration to suppliers and distributors through EDI with a robust ERP with strong inventory forecasting or master planning module would be key. The next steps would be building a service department focused on the repair and maintenance, and preventative or predictive maintenance of the products produced. Adding a set of technology tools such as remote monitoring through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and AI to next to existing ERP would be ideal.

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Two Guides to Help You Take Control of ERP Implementation

October 03, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP, Cloud ERP Software / by Lindsay Brown

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.

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Justifying Your ERP Decision and Avoiding Pitfalls

September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Acumatica Cloud ERP / by Lindsay Brown

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.

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Best Practices with the Dynamics 365 Optimization Advisor

September 04, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Operations, Dynamics 365 Enterprise / by Hope Enochs

Have you ever thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to have an advisor (with no increase to payroll) that was constantly monitoring the business operations with a single focus to improve efficiency?” Well, let me introduce you to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations’ Optimization Advisor.

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Charting Your Course: Two Guides Highlight ERP Selection Process

August 22, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Nancy Phillippi

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.

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