As you’re well aware, technology continues to play an increasing role in your responsibilities as it extends to every aspect of your business. You are expected to wear a lot of hats, part analyst, part futurist, collaborator, and all business. Your success depends on your ability to keep the company ahead of the competition, by modernizing and transforming business systems and operations to improve productivity and boost the bottom line.

It may be time to rethink your current financial and technology infrastructure, and we’re here to help.

We have the right balance of technology and financial expertise to position you ahead of your competition and deliver the insight and agility you need to turn your business on a dime. Many of our firm’s technology leaders are CPA’s and former CFO’s who understand your strategic challenges and can help you overcome those obstacles.

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Countdown to ASC 606: What Every Business Needs to Know About the New Revenue Recognition Standard

The new revenue recognition standard is the biggest accounting change the world has seen in over a decade.

The new revenue recognition standard ASC 606 represents the most widespread change to revenue recognition rules in recent years. The transition from a rules-based approach for rev rec to a principle-based approach has significant implications for your entire organization. Every business must prepare for numerous impacts across systems, processes and policies as they work toward compliance.

What you need to know to prepare your business for the new revenue recognition standard ASC 606 is in this downloadable white paper.

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Digital Transformation: Are You Prepared to Lead?

You have an important seat at the table when it comes to engaging customers, empowering employees, optimizing operations and transforming products.

Be prepared to be involved in every step of the digital transformation process with emerging business and technology trends that are shaping the future of business.

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When it comes to making a shift in business application strategy, one of the biggest objections we encounter is the lack of budget or uncertainty about the fixed upfront investment in relation to the expected ROI.  Unfortunately, the traditional way ROI is accounted for, doesn’t work for business systems strategies. Reimagining your business application strategy is a long-term program, not a project, and doing nothing about outdated systems and business processes, is simply not an option in today’s competitive market.   Your legacy systems could be holding you back from meeting your customer’s rising expectations, complying with both internal and external regulations, and consuming an overwhelming amount of time and resources just to keep them running.

We provide a broad portfolio of strategic technology services and solutions, across industries to help you:

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Each product is an individual solution that stands on its own as the best of breed in the cloud. Our solutions also seamlessly integrate with one another in a powerful cloud platform. It’s the perfect balance of powerful and flexible features with an intuitive and easycustomer experience, in a suite of products that requires only a web-browser to be use

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Tips and Tricks for Achieving Accurate Forecasts

Missing a quarterly forecast can have serious consequences for a company and undermine a CFO’s credibility as a finance leader. When juggling multiple priorities, how do finance leaders deliver a more [...]

Adaptive Webinar – 5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Excel

Leading Finance Transformation: 5 signs you've outgrown Excel Fill Out the Details to Access the Full Webinar If your organization is over-reliant [...]

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How to simplify ERP, CRM and other complex business projects

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Business Intelligence, CRM, Dynamics 365, ERP|Tags: , , , , |

If you expect business software deployments and other major IT projects to be lengthy, complicated, and expensive, it doesn’t have to be that way. Some of the best modern software solutions do not require the costly, laborious customizations that used to be the norm. Statements made in a couple of Forrester cloud and software selection whitepapers align with our perspective in this area of technology.

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4 Tech Trends Helping SMBs Digitally Thrive

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Dynamics 365, White Paper|

The good news is the tools that help businesses capitalize on this digital transformation are more accessible than ever before. The cloud is removing barriers like high up-front costs, ongoing maintenance, and IT dependency. This allows companies of all sizes to take advantage of modern technology and become efficient, improve customer interactions, and positively impact their bottom line. You can learn how to start accomplishing this in the paper.

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All The Right Moves: Your Blueprint to Making the Move to Dynamics 365

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Dynamics 365, ERP, White Paper|

All the Right Moves: Your Blueprint to Making the Move to Dynamics 365 Choosing the best software to fit your organization can be an overwhelming, and confusing, process.  Access this Whitepaper for key [...]

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Simplifying the Formulas For Consuming Bulk Vs. Raw Materials

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: ERP, GP, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

New software can simplify formula stages through: the ability to combine both processing steps of a formula into one, contained formula ID reduced clutter from extra formulas streamlined production scheduling compliance document generation How [...]

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Automated Lab Calculations Simplify Paint and Coatings Formula Management

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

For many paint and coatings-based manufacturers, having the ability to dynamically analyze formula specifications can be critical to the product development process.  As the quantity of an item changes, it can be a great [...]

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Automated Lab Calculations Simplify Nutritional Value Adjustments

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

For many food and beverage manufacturers, having the ability to dynamically analyze nutritional information can be critical to the product development process.  As the quantity of an ingredient changes, it can be a great [...]

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Dynamics GP 2016 R2 – SmartList Favorite Protection

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: ERP, GP|

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 on December 1st came many exciting new features.  One of which is the long-awaited ability to “lock” SmartList Favorites.  This new feature requires users to [...]

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Digital Innovation Reshapes The Future of Business Applications

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: CFO, White Paper|

Digital Innovation Reshapes The Future of Business Applications Trends to consider while planning future investments in your business application portfolio. Fill Out the Details Below to Access the Full [...]

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Using calendars in Microsoft Dynamics AX for purchasing

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, Dynamics 365, ERP, Manufacturing|

You might call this an orphan topic for companies managing purchasing schedules with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7), but it is nonetheless quite important. Miscalculating delivery dates on your [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7): The new Product Information screen

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

In my rush to explore everything that Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 (aka Dynamics 365 for Operations) has to offer, I overlooked a new and important enhancement. In truth, I saw this improvement right away [...]

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

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

The way you create BOMs in Microsoft Dynamic 365 for Operations (aka AX7) has slightly changed from earlier versions and can throw even an experienced user for a loop. Let's start with AX 2012 [...]

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Firming planned orders by adding lines to an existing order in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

For Purchase orders and Transfer orders, we have a very handy functionality in Dynamics AX's Master Planning that has been there since the beginning: While firming a planned order, add it as a line [...]

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How to filter a dynamic date range in Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|

Filtering transactions like Purchase orders or Sales orders on a date range is a standard requirement. I want to see the Purchase/Sales orders that are to be received/shipped today, or in the next x [...]

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Project Accounting Fields Now Available for Requisition Entry

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

When the new workflow was announced for GP, many users were justifiably excited about Requisitions. Now we had a workflow system that came with GP rather than being a separate purchase. It was also [...]

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Throw an MRP Party to Boost Business

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, Dynamics 365, ERP, GP, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

In process manufacturing, conducting material requirements planning (MRP) is crucial to ensuring on-time shipments, minimizing inventory carrying costs and keeping customers happy. Still, if not given the attention it deserves, it can set a company [...]

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A Lesson on the Impact of Technology on 3PLs

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Distribution, ERP, NAV|

Consumers today are demanding:  Personalization. Specialty products. Exclusive offers. Free shipping. Guaranteeddelivery.  The fact of the matter is, only logistics companies who can provide the assets, services and technologiesto keep up with demands like these [...]

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Vicinity Manufacturing: Lot Trace Recall

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

Products need to be safe for consumers, which is why companies go through rigorous quality testing upon receipt of materials and prior to releasing finished product to the public. In the event of tainted material, manufacturers need [...]

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Power BI | Building Our Stage Database for Dynamics GP

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, ERP, GP|

Our biggest consideration for designing the process to pull source tables into stage was that many Dynamics GP customers have multiple companies in their Dynamics database, which we refer to as entities. To bring data into staging [...]

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Business Owner’s Guide for Replacing Accounting Software

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, GP, NAV, White Paper|

Today’s customers are increasingly accustomed to instant access, self-service and many buying options. More than ever before, businesses need to give their people tools that put information at [...]

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AX SMS Gateway

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

As an IT guy, I like to get notified when something goes sideways on the servers that I am responsible for.  Further, because of the various mobile networks out there, I don’t always get [...]

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Use filtered favorites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and New AX

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

In every manufacturing company there are two types of users who need to work with the output of MRP: the material planner, who is often also the buyer and the production planner/scheduler. The first type [...]

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How to Automate Critical Information Across your Entire Supply Chain

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing|

How to Automate Critical Information Across your Entire Supply Chain Are you a formula-based manufacturer? Would you be interested in an integrated software solution that streamlines, simplifies, and expedites processes within [...]

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The Inventory Challenge: Are you Accounting for All Costs?

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

A common challenge for manufacturers is discerning the actual costs necessary to produce finished goods. The importance of identifying the true cost of produced goods cannot be understated. Manufacturing companies that are able to accurately [...]

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New Management Reporting Capabilities a Win-Win for New and Current Users

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

Whether or not you currently leverage Microsoft’s financial reporting suite, Management Reporter 2012, now is the perfect time to engage in the vast enhancements, functionality and data capabilities that the latest CU15 upgrade offers. [...]

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Rental Revenue Assurance

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: ERP, NAV|

Rental Revenue Assurance:  Sikich can help Rental Organizations Both Invoice for all Revenue and Also Cut Down on Unnecessary Purchasing When talking with rental prospects looking for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software package, a [...]

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Get Lean in Manufacturing & Distribution with Dynamics NAV

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: ERP, Manufacturing, NAV|

From MICROSOFT DYNAMICS NAV IS OLD TECHNOLOGY WEIGHING YOUR COMPANY DOWN? GET LEAN, DRIVE GROWTH WITH AFFORDABLE ERP and MOBILITY SOLUTIONS   Though some manufacturing and distribution (M&D) companies have eagerly embraced technology with regards [...]

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ERP Comparison Seminar in Naperville

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, NAV, NetSuite|

See a comparison of the leading ERP systems all in one place at one time. Join us and fellow executives for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Comparison Seminar sponsored by Microsoft, NetSuite and local [...]

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Dynamics GP Business Intelligence and Reporting

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, ERP, GP|

Microsoft Dynamics GP allows organizations to keep current on changing business conditions, with ease.  Dynamics GP delivers many integrated monitoring tools to help your people access the most relevant, accurate, and timely information about your [...]

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Dynamics AX 2012 Available-to-Promise (ATP): Are You Using it to Full Effect?

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

Available-to-promise (ATP) is a simple calculation meant to provide a customer with a promise date for delivery. The business model is Make-to-Stock. This means that we have inventory on the shelf based on a forecast [...]

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Build A Governance, Risk, And Compliance Strategy Worthy Of Business Consideration

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: CFO, Report, White Paper|

Build A Governance, Risk, And Compliance Strategy Worthy Of Business Consideration by Renee Murphy |  April 5, 2016 Fill Out the Details Below to Access [...]

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Behold the Power of Microsoft’s ‘Power BI Embedded’ for Interactive Reports

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Azure, Business Intelligence, ERP|

Microsoft’s Power BI (Business Intelligence), in its simplest form, is a business analytics service that enables you to see all of your data through a single pane of glass.  With Power BI Embedded, you can [...]

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Dynamics NAV Tip: Using the Navigate Feature Can Help Find Posted Documents

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: ERP, NAV|

In order to search NAV for posted documents and related entries, you can use the “Navigate” function to find all related entries. a. You can access Navigate from within your role center, or search [...]

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Free Jet Rides! Reach a Higher Level with GP Reporting Solutions

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

Jet Express for Microsoft Dynamics GP is an awesome reporting solution launched by Jet Reports. Jet Express effortlessly pulls data from any table or field within Dynamics GP into a concise Excel table format [...]

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Dynamics GP 2016 Touts Highly Anticipated System-wide Features

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

Who Doesn’t Like New Features?  With the rollout of Dynamics GP 2016, users will gain some new and exciting system-wide features, specifically within the areas of Web Client, Workflow and Smartlist. Here are a [...]

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The New Revenue Recognition Standard – Are You Ready?

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: CFO, ERP, NetSuite|

One of the biggest accounting changes the world has seen recently is looming over CFOs and controllers worldwide.  The new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) is a set of regulations on revenue from contracts with [...]

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The Future of Manufacturing: Will Microsoft HoloLens be Part of It?

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: CFO, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Let’s face it―the human-computer interface commonly found in most manufacturing environments has been pretty stagnant for a while now. Sure, we have seen broad-based adoption of technologies like touchscreens and bar code scanners, but for [...]

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How to Manage Multi-Subsidiary Intercompany Sales and Expenses in NetSuite OneWorld

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: ERP, NetSuite|

Do you issue sales invoices and/or vendor bills from one subsidiary to multiple subsidiaries for services whereby you need to allocate costs and collect money? Are you using NetSuite OneWorld? Have you discovered that the [...]

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Is your formula management system outdated and inefficient?

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing, NAV, Process Manufacturing|

Is your formula management system outdated and inefficient? For most manufacturers, there is a high level of importance placed on the tracking of accurate inventory levels and costs through their ERP.  Many go to [...]

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Tips and Tricks for Achieving Accurate Forecasts

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Adaptive Insights, Business Intelligence, CFO, Videos|

Missing a quarterly forecast can have serious consequences for a company and undermine a CFO’s credibility as a finance leader. When juggling multiple priorities, how do finance leaders deliver a more [...]

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Suiteworld

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Cloud, ERP, NetSuite|

If you missed SuiteWorld in May, or are just interested in a recap, lucky for you our NetSuite team was able to attend and took plenty of notes! Here are five key takeaways from SuiteWorld [...]

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The Microsoft Dynamics AX Subcontracted Work Screen: Where did the Subcontractor PO Go?

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|

The Subcontracted Work screen shown below was added in AX 2009 and we were all cheering! Now we had a place to check on the status of the subcontracted purchase order without having to right [...]

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7 Emerging Trends that are Changing Finance

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, ERP, White Paper|Tags: |

7 emerging trends that are changing finance The responsibilities of finance leaders have evolved to encompass everything from business strategy to operations to IT risk management. The role of finance now permeates all [...]

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Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn Ups the Ante on Cloud Solutions

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Azure, Cloud, CRM, ERP|

On June 13, Microsoft made headlines by announcing its plan to acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction, valued at $26.2 billion. Combining the world’s leading professional cloud with the world’s leading professional network will have [...]

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June 2016 Microsoft Dynamics & NetSuite Tips and Tricks

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud, CRM, ERP, GP, NAV|

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Use the Post Feature to Share Information that Is Not Activity Related As is often the case, you probably receive information about your clients that you want to share with others [...]

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Learn More About Dynamics GP & The Microsoft Dynamics GP Software

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

Microsoft Dynamics® GP (formerly Great Plains) is an intuitive business management software solution for small- and medium-sized businesses that combines comprehensive, out-of-the-box financial and operational management capabilities. This solution connects the divisions in your organization [...]

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Dynamics GP Human Resources and Payroll Management

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

Want to ensure you’re managing every aspect of employee resources accurately, fairly, and with ease?  With Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can.  Dynamics GP provides powerful tools that help you strategically manage your organization’s most important [...]

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Dynamics GP Supply Chain Management

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP, Manufacturing|

Distributors and manufacturers face many competitive challenges.  By using integrated systems that link functions across your organization, you can reduce time-to-market and improve control of your entire supply chain.  Cutting-edge supply chain and financial management features [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Master Planning Dilemma: By site or by site/warehouse?

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Microsoft Dynamics AX users have a fundamental dilemma when implementing master planning. They typically ask something like the following: "When I have multiple warehouses within one site, should l set up master planning to plan [...]

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May 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Tips and Tricks

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: CRM, ERP, GP, NAV, NetSuite|Tags: |

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Making a Record Private Dynamics CRM’s security model provides security at the field or record level by assigning a combination of roles and privileges to users in business units.  One scenario [...]

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[Webinar] Today’s Security Threats: Emerging Issues Keeping CFOs Up at Night

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: CFO, Security, Videos|

The costs related to a security breach can be crippling. The average cost for each lost or stolen record at $201, and the total average 2014 cost paid by organizations at $5.9 million for [...]

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Avoid The ERP Nightmare: Stay Current To Minimize Risk and Maximize Performance

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: CFO, ERP|Tags: |

Manufacturing Inc. is thriving. Orders are flying out the door, customers are satisfied, and its customer base is growing. Then, one Friday, its ERP system — the beating heart of its back office operation — [...]

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NetSuite Can Help Business Comply with Revenue Recognition

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Cloud, ERP, NetSuite|Tags: |

Scheduled to go into effect in 2017, the new Revenue Recognition Standard (ASU 2014-09) will have companies that do not properly prepare for the changes bracing themselves for an onslaught of chaos. The new revenue [...]

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2016 a Bull Market for Manufacturing ERP, Sikich Believes

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: AX, Azure, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

More manufacturers are in the market for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in 2016 to improve customer service and response times, according to a new survey from the professional services firm Sikich LLP (http://www.sikich.com/) . Three figures [...]

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2016 Manufacturing Report

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, Cloud, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Report, Security, White Paper|Tags: |

2016 Manufacturing Report Key Finding: Manufacturers are Vulnerable to Cyber Threats These days, it is not uncommon to hear about a recent cyber attack. News outlets are reporting cyber attacks more frequently and highlighting the fact [...]

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Work Smarter and Faster with the New Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: AX, Azure, CRM, ERP|Tags: |

Microsoft combined what they do best – productivity and intelligence – to build a highly advanced and stronger enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that will allow businesses to make smarter decisions. The new Microsoft Dynamics [...]

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How do Equipment Builders use ERP for Planning?

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|Tags: |

Equipment builders need to plan and schedule their order fulfillment like every other manufacturing business. The difference is that this industry, being Make-to-Order/Engineer-to-Order, has a lot more to worry about then just shipping a product. [...]

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Comparing Supply Chain Management Capabilities in AX 2012 R3 versus the New Microsoft Dynamics AX

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|

Comparing Supply Chain Management Capabilities in  AX 2012 R3 versus the New Microsoft Dynamics AX The new Microsoft Dynamics AX now in public preview contains the proven business logic of the previous AX 2012 [...]

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Sikich First to Take a Client Live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 7

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: AX, Cloud, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|Tags: |

Sikich has the distinction of being the first Microsoft Dynamics partner to take a manufacturing company live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 7. Sikich was a chosen as a member of the Microsoft Testing and Adoption [...]

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

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

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 [...]

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Marking in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Part 1: Understand the Basics

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

My first Microsoft Dynamics AX project was in Hamburg Germany, in September 2004. This was a big company that went from SAP to AX. Not an ideal start for a beginning AX consultant, but I [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Production Order Scheduling: Tips and Tricks

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP|Tags: |

This article provides an explanation of important fields in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that impact the result of production order scheduling in a significant way. The business requirements that these features address are well known, [...]

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

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

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. [...]

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Time-Saving Tech Tip: Sorting lookups in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: ERP, GP|

A new feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 reduces the number of clicks it takes to get your work done. Users have the ability to choose SmartList Favorites within lookups and select to save that [...]

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New Manufacturing White Paper: Overcoming the Five Barriers to Business Growth

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: CRM, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, White Paper|Tags: |

Posted in Accounting, Audit and Tax | Supply Chain | ERP & CRM Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Technology on July 29, 2015 An industry once isolated from technology [...]

First Research Manufacturing Industry Report January 2016

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: AX, CFO, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing, NAV, NetSuite, White Paper|Tags: |

What’s expected to have the most profound effect on the Manufacturing Industry this year? According to First Research, in the United States, the largest growth drivers are rapid [...]

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Leverage Tools You Already Own to Share Dynamics GP Data Beyond the Finance Team

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: CFO, GP, Solution Brief|Tags: |

Now that year-end close activities are behind us, let’s turn our attention to another hot topic as spring approaches – how to share Microsoft Dynamics GP data with users beyond the finance team.  So, how [...]

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

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, FAQ, Manufacturing|Tags: |

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 [...]

[Infographic] Manufacturing Projects vs. Construction Projects

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Infographic, Manufacturing|Tags: |

Manufacturing Projects vs. Construction Projects - What's the Difference?  And does it matter, from an ERP perspective? The answer is, yes. Manufacturing projects require a planning network, for a network of activities, while construction projects [...]

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Forrester Report: Explore The Emerging SaaS ERP Market

By | February 5th, 2016|Categories: CFO, ERP, FAQ, NetSuite, White Paper|Tags: |

Are you reassessing your existing ERP Solution? Many companies are in the process of reassessing their existing, inflexible Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions, which are not able to keep up with their changing business [...]

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Forrester report: The Business Application Landscape 2016 to 2020 SaaS Disruption and Vendor Proliferation

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: CFO, Report|Tags: |

Forrester report: The Business Application Landscape 2016 to 2020 SaaS Disruption and Vendor Proliferation Why Read This Report? Organizations rely heavily on commercial packaged application software to [...]

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Industrial Equipment Manufacturing: Manufacturing Projects vs Construction Projects – What’s the Difference?

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing|Tags: |

There are fundamental differences between manufacturing and construction projects from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system perspective. In a manufacturing project, there is typically a bill of material (BOM) for the [...]

Dynamics AX 2012 | Purchasing RFQ Functionality Details

By | December 2nd, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP|

The Purchasing RFQ is very useful functionality but it is not the easiest to get comfortable with. Some navigations are unique, and the interaction with the purchase requisition deserves special attention. Request for quotations, or RFQ [...]

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Work Item Queue – a nice optional feature in Workflow

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Intent of the Functionality  The intent is that a user can pick something (a document, a transaction) from the queue, ASSIGN it to him- or her-self and then become the reviewer of [...]

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Corporate Boards and the Age of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: Azure, Business Intelligence, ERP, Manufacturing|Tags: |

We live in a world where rapid shifts in technology have become the norm. The ramifications of this technological upheaval pervade multiple aspects of our personal and professional lives. Examples confirming this sweeping transformation are [...]

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Operation Scheduling vs Job Scheduling

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: AX, ERP, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Manufacturing|

Operation Scheduling Can Create Jobs Too! Details on operation and job scheduling with regards to sequencing and dispatching. From the very beginning of Dynamics AX, two scheduling methods, operation scheduling and job scheduling, were available [...]

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Microsoft Dynamics 2012 R2 Purchase Requisition of type Replenishment

By | October 14th, 2014|Categories: AX, ERP|

A new type of Requisition exists: Replenishment! This requisition is supposed to handle cases where I do not ask for permission to buy something but rather enter a request to my manager to get [...]

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