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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

navision color  Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision Introduction The starting point of the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision is that supply chain management requires effective use of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Its central theme focuses on using Microsoft Navision for managing supply chain activities in manufacturers and distributors. Its target audience includes those individuals implementing or considering Microsoft Navision as their ERP system. The book addresses

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Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios


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navision color  Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision . Hamilton is currently working closely with Microsoft partners involved with manufacturing and distribution, and can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or 612-963-1163. Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


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navision color  fit between TXT and Navision, which is possibly the most flexible and vertically extensible of the current MBS products. However, at this stage, it is not apparent what strategy the alliance will apply initially for providing other industry-specific or rather generic demand management solutions for other MBS offerings, given MBS has not been well entrenched within TXT's industries of focus. Again, to avoid having to customize its core software, MBS might try to convince ISVs to build industry-specific Read More

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Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Two: Distribution Environments


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