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Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX

future of dynamics ax  the solution in the future or roll it out across a group of companies. The level of governance and discipline that is required on the client's side in that case can be too demanding for mid-market companies to manage on their own. Ironically, this situation might fly in the face of the Tier 2 ERP strategy benefits ( mentioned in Part 2 ). X++: Plus or Minus? While certainly not having nearly as  many idiosyncratic traits as its Microsoft Dynamics NAV sibling, Dynamics AX is not immune to own proprietary

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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series went through the first three generations of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product, which at the time was called Navision and was owned by the formerly independent namesake company. How has new parent Microsoft treated the product since acquiring it in 2002? Well, ongoing feedback from customers, partners, and market observers shows that Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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Microsoft Dynamics AX in Use-McDonald’s


RICC/McDonald, McDonald’s leading franchise in Saudi Arabia, was facing major operational issues, such as departments using different applications that offered negligible integration, reporting tools were limited, etc. The company chose Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, a solution that covered more than 80% of its current future needs, and partnered with Alfanar IT for a successful implementation. See how alfanar IT did it.

future of dynamics ax  80% of its current future needs, and partnered with Alfanar IT for a successful implementation. See how alfanar IT did it. Read More

The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1


The first week of February 2009 was marked by two notable product launches, from vendors touting their respective simplified, more flexible, and intuitive products as exactly "what the doctor ordered" for the current economic malaise. While the unveiling of SAP Business Suite 7 has caused a flurry of media articles and blog posts like the ones from Ray Wang and Brian Sommer  (and one of mine might

future of dynamics ax  might have as much future impact in the market as SAP’s mega-counterpart. Namely, the clout SAP Business Suite [ evaluate this product ] has in the upper end of the enterprise resource planning (ERP ) market, Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly called Navision and Attain ) [ evaluate this product] has in the lower end of the market. A cult ERP product in the  small-to-medium business (SMB ) market, Dynamics NAV has long been a well-oiled and growing business within the entire Microsoft Dynamics Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

future of dynamics ax  peek into the product’s future and analyze how the recent product enhancements might have mitigated many traditional flaws of Microsoft Dynamics AX (and former Axapta) while building upon its indisputable positive traits. In the meantime, your views and comments are welcome as usual. If you are existing users of Dynamics AX or its former Axapta incarnations, what have been your experiences with these products and what is your take on the product’s future? Read More

The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation


A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its sole market – food manufacturers who sell to the foodservice and vending markets.

future of dynamics ax  a model for the future of technology in other markets. The conservative food manufacturing businesses are concerned about cost, time and risk. To address the cost concern, IRM provides a hosted model on a subscription basis. No set-up fees are involved, which avoids upfront investment in equipment and software and limits start-up cost to training. The time to implement is extremely interesting and possibly unique. As part of IRM's sales model, the application is actually installed and proven before a Read More

Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series


As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and

future of dynamics ax  of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and external customer satisfaction. In order to achieve Read More

Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?


When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and non-core components of POS systems, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of best-of-breed and integrated approaches.

future of dynamics ax  identification. In the near future, customers will be able to pay for purchases with literally one touch. All these hardware devices are tools used to increase customer satisfaction and to ensure their loyalty. User Recommendations Should the POS solution be stand-alone, or not? Depending on the case, here are the recommendations: For a retailer who already has a retail system, the solution is probably the best-of-breed approach. Therefore, when evaluating a new POS solution, the organization should Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. But enormous growth in a company’s size and operations adds complexity to decision-making processes. Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.

future of dynamics ax  might interact to shape future reality. The goal is not a set of predictions but a deeper understanding of the interaction of the key drivers of change. Angela Wilkinson, director of scenarioplanning and futures research at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and until recently a senior member of Shell’s Global Business Environment Team—its scenario builders—warns that there are many existing approaches to scenario-building, a situation which has created “methodological incoherence”. Read More

Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

future of dynamics ax  only consider existing functionality. Future clients are also advised to request the Company's written commitment to promised functionality, length of implementation, and seamless future upgrades, particularly for the recently released products and the products whose release dates are due shortly. Users should be wary of the marketing hype and anticipate application integration problems, particularly in the case where a broad group of disparate applications are bundled together. Moreover, companies Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blitzes Banks at Sibos


At the recently held premier global financial services event Sibos in Boston, Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) team shared the benefits it is delivering for banking customers such as RBS-NatWest, The Saudi Investment Bank, and others with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which enables these companies to personalize their customer experiences and improve their operational efficiency.

future of dynamics ax  Dynamics CRM Blitzes Banks at Sibos At the recently held premier global financial services event Sibos in Boston, Microsoft Dynamics ’ customer relationship management (CRM) team shared the benefits it is delivering for banking customers such as RBS-NatWest, The Saudi Investment Bank, and others with Microsoft Dynamics CRM , which enables these companies to personalize their customer experiences and improve their operational efficiency . The financial services industry is changing and a renewed Read More

WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory


Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation.

future of dynamics ax  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More

Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco


The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that ensures future success.

future of dynamics ax  America, Betsy Holden. The future may prove brighter for Kraft and Nabisco than for Big Tobacco, but not before Holden and her team can solve integration issues of monumental complexity. Market Impact While the Wall Street community debates the merger of two disparate corporate cultures, little attention has been given to the challenges (and potential opportunities) involved in combining different organizations with different business processes and supporting technology. Large companies tend to Read More

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation


Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of approximately 2% in data center energy consumption and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contraindicated are also described.

future of dynamics ax  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More