7 Emerging Trends that are Changing Finance

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May 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Tips and Tricks

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7 Smart Starts for Ax 7 – #5

Smart Start #5: Manufacturing Execution in the New Microsoft Dynamics AX Production reporting just got easier for the shop floor worker! The new Microsoft Dynamics AX  has a screen called “job card device” that is designed for touch screens and is a great example of how Microsoft is making production reporting easier. The shop floor work …

7 Smart Starts for AX 7 – #4

Smart Start #4: Project Budgeting in the new Microsoft Dynamics AX Creating and managing a project budget is an evolving process readily managed in the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. It allows for budgeting by amount, category, or activity. The project RFQ functionality provides both the budgeted revenue and budgeted cost for the four quoting components …

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: How Manufacturers Can Use Sales Order Events and Holds

There are two interesting functional areas in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 that have flown in under the radar in the manufacturing industry because they are officially labeled as part of Retail and the “Call Center” capabilities. The ability to log and monitor sales order events and to create sales order holds can greatly improve …

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Important Inventory Status Enhancement for Manufacturers, Part 1

The inventory status is a new dimension that comes with WMS, advanced warehousing, in AX 2012 R3. This is great news for manufacturers that deal with a lot of inspection, rework and Return-To- Vendor scenarios. It is even better news for manufacturers that do remanufacturing, refurbishment or overhaul.  An excellent starting point for our topic …

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Inventory Status: Important Enhancement for Manufacturing Industries

In an earlier article we introduced the inventory status functionality in AX 2012 R3 and showed a Quality order scenario to convert the inventory status automatically after an inspection. We now discuss some other scenarios that use the inventory status. 1. Rework scenario using inventory status Dynamics AX never had specific Rework functionality. But you …

Phantom BOMs in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Their Role in MRP and Costing

First published in MSDynamicsworld 12/17/15 Phantoms are a very common phenomenon in manufacturing. We should use the term ‘Phantom BOMs’ as a more precise description of the topic. The more complex a manufactured piece of equipment is, the higher the chance there will be phantoms in the BOM. How do we explain the need for …

7 Smart Starts for AX 7 – #7

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Close – Don’t Sweat It

This time every year, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers start getting anxious about the upcoming year-end (YE) close process. In fact, Sikich sponsors a user group meeting for our clients where we walk them through the YE close process. It is always one of our best-attended user group meetings as it provides an opportunity for folks …