AMF Bakery Systems partners with Sikich to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise

Manufacturer of high-speed bakery equipment to enhance technology with Microsoft Dynamics 365 NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 28, 2017 — AMF Bakery Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-speed bakery equipment, has partnered with Sikich LLP’s technology team to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise for its global business. “We need a world-class technology solution to achieve our goals, …

Sikich LLP Named to Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics

Professional services firm Sikich LLP was recently named to the 2017/2018 Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics. Membership in the Inner Circle, which includes the top tier of Microsoft’s global network of partners, is based upon sales achievements. “It is an honor to be named to the Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge …

Sikich LLP Wins Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

Microsoft recently named professional services firm Sikich LLP the SMB Central Region Partner of the Year and SMB Azure Central Region Partner of the Year. “We are proud to be recognized by Microsoft as a top partner,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “Our talented team excels at implementing Microsoft-powered technology solutions to …

Transforming Relationships with Customers, Trading Partners, and Competitors in the Context of Industry 4.0

When you take your Industry 4.0 initiative to customer relationships and the product portfolio that you offer, you benefit from your sharpened focus on customer value and the insights gleaned in your proof-of-concept project. Until Industry 4.0 becomes the de facto standard in the specialty chemicals industry, you can enjoy the distinction of digital leadership. That …

Improved ERP Market Share for Microsoft Dynamics Connects with the Flow to the Cloud

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A Wider Perspective for the Cloud ERP Cost vs. On-premise ERP Discussion

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Dynamics 365’s Digital Landscape Offers New Ways to Move Your Business Forward

No matter the industry, companies within are looking for ways to better improve their relationships with their customers, whether it’s from reshoring or simply updating their business systems to better serve their customers. Many of these companies already have a type of CRM or ERP software system in place, but these are often older systems that …

Scalable Cloud Analytics Bring Wide-Ranging Insight to Your Reshoring Initiative

Globalized industry conditions affect manufacturers in multiple ways. Emerging competitors from almost anywhere can rapidly enter your market and go after your customers. A complex, cross-border supply chain network of existing and potential trading partners may offer better economies than doing business with companies in your region alone, but you may need to take some …

You Can Create a Better Customer Experience When Reshoring Builds on Cloud-based ERP and CRM

In North America and Western Europe, many companies have reshored call centers, support functions, and inside sales operations because the customer experience was abysmal. Operators in the offshore locations often did not understand the mentality of demanding customers and may have lacked the training and product knowledge that would have made them more effective. Offshoring …

Reshoring Manufacturers Find Success in the Cloud [Infographic]

Reshoring manufacturers have been seeing plenty of success by bringing their operations back within the boundaries of the United States. There have been major advancements with cloud ERP systems that sit at the center of manufacturing organizations that take some of the complexity of a major initiative like reshoring off the shoulders of executives worrying about …

How to Use the Advanced Warehousing Application More Efficiently for Warehouse Workers

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations can be as frustrating as it is useful when it comes to managing inventory in the warehouse. Its Advanced Warehousing App can make warehouse management and the jobs of warehouse workers quite easy and efficient, but only if you know a certain secret the app holds within. Whenever a warehouse …

Reshoring: One of the great manufacturing success stories

What happens in reshoring? Reshoring is when Manufacturers and other production companies move their formerly offshored operations from China, India, Latin America, and other regions back to North America. Initially, shortly after the turn of the millennium, while other companies still offshored with gusto, a handful of specialty manufacturers realized that offshoring did not enable …

Build Competitive Advantage with Dynamics 365 Cloud-Based ERP

Success for all manufacturers, especially industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs), starts with lean production and real-time order tracking, on top of providing superior products and customer service. The necessary component to this success is data, which is often out of reach due to data silos and disconnected systems. Centralize data within a cloud-based enterprise resource planning …

Embracing the Digital Transformation Brings High Growth for Businesses

The Hinged Research Institute recently conducted a survey among over one thousand professional service firms that generate at least $1 million annually. Of those surveyed, the firms that have 20% spikes in growth all embraced the digital transformation. All of these high-growth businesses exhibited the following traits as well: The firms are three times more likely …

When the Cloud Lifts Off: Easy Upgrades, Strategic IT, and Productive Users

It’s worth noting that both the article and infographic I reviewed don’t make much of cost savings in the cloud at all, but instead emphasize other benefits. That wasn’t always the case. When companies and analysts primarily discuss the productivity and operational advantages of choosing a cloud ERP solution, the focus expands to the overall …

Build a business infrastructure that has long-term viability

Technology vendors often have fostered a bias for innovation. The term “legacy system,” for instance, is never used as a compliment. In some conversations, calling out a “legacy system” will produce immediate agreement to throw the software out and replace it with the latest and greatest. Certainly, a software dinosaur may stifle your growth and …

Business software decisions can be pain-free if you manage them right

How often have you heard technology vendors and consultants tell you they are going to get to know your business intimately, so they can understand what exactly you need and deploy it in the best possible way? Of course, that’s extremely important. At Sikich, we are proud when our customers invite us into their businesses and help us understand their challenges and opportunities. We know several industries so well that we can anticipate developments, help set directions, and deliver technology that will help you realize your goals sooner and more efficiently than you would without it.

How to Email Purchase Orders in Dynamics 365 for Operations

Any buyer or purchase coordinator would be delighted to find out how easy it is to send a purchase order (PO) to the correct email address of the vendor, right from Dynamics 365 for Operations. The good news is that it is indeed very easy. However, there is potential for some confusion in the setup of the “primary contact” email addresses. Let’s start at the beginning.

How to understand BOM creation in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7)

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