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AI and Manufacturing Software - Free eBook

September 03, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, MRO Software, ProMRO, simplify manufacturing process, Supply Chain Management / by Nancy Phillippi

What role does AI and manufacturing software play in the Factory of the Future? Free eBook by Microsoft 

Last year, Microsoft released an eBook Factory of the Future - Achieving digital excellence in manufacturing, today.  One hot topic for manufacturers is how to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help automate operations. In manufacturing, automation is key to reducing costs and increasing productivity. The potential for AI applications in the manufacturing environment is huge. AI is a combination of machine learning algorithms that can assess the data and make complex decisions. These algorithms can be applied to discover meaningful patterns which are capable of applying to a variety of applications in the manufacturing process. The possibilities are endless!    

Our previous blog provides an excellent summary of this Factory of the Future article.  In this blog, we will dive deeper into AI and it's implications on the manufacturing industry.  Manufacturing software combined with AI has the power to quickly analyze, predict, and implement commands directly to the factory floor. In a manufacturing environment, the applications for AI are limitless. The best part is that manufacturers don’t have to wait for the future because it’s a reality today! 

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Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations One Version and LCS

July 10, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance Business E, Microsoft Dynamics Customers / by Nancy Phillippi

Free Whitepaper: Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations One Version and LCS

These days, it’s impossible for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations customers to avoid hearing about the cloud. As certified Dynamics 365 partners, we help you decide if it makes sense to move your business to the cloud. We review your requirements and ensure you meet your goals and avoid costly mistakes. In addition, this “Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Cloud Application Lifecycle” whitepaper is available below to help with your decision. In this blog, we explain the benefits of the Dynamics 365 One Version model and Lifecycle Services (LCS). 

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Plant Maintenance Module with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

June 13, 2019 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Cloud ERP Solutions, Dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance Business E / by Nancy Phillippi

Enterprise Asset Management with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations - Preview in July 2019

Above all, customers benefit from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations because it helps coordinate and consolidate people,  data and processes. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Microsoft releases new functionality for asset management for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) was formerly Dynaway’s Asset Management solution. EAM will now be available within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and supported by Microsoft. This Microsoft investment is great news to our customers and prospects since adds tremendous value for those customers who need to plan and predict asset maintenance. I have been requesting this functionality for several years since its really the last piece of functionality that Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics AX) has been missing!   If you have been looking for reasons to upgrade from your Dynamics AX 2009 or 2012 the addition of Asset and Plant Maintenance should be one more reason to make the move. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Clients First Top 100 ERP VAR

June 28, 2018 / 0 Comments / in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Acumatica Partner, Clients First Dynamics Partner, Dynamics Business Central, Dynamics Partner, Top Var / by Nancy Phillippi

Bob Scott’s anticipated Top 100 VAR list for 2018 has been released, and Clients First Business Solutions is on the list of the top Acumatica VARs.  Clients First is typically in the top 25 every year for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, Dynamics Business Central, Epicor, and SAP B1.

Clients First is pleased to be on the Bob Scott's top 100 VAR list again.  We are ranked at number 23 which means we are big enough to handle any small to medium sized project with a staff of 99, but we are small enough to care about our customers.  Our strength is in our expertise in Manufacturing, Job Shops, MRO, and Wholesale Distribution.  Focusing on limited industries ensures our team has a limited focus and expertise.

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