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SAP Anywhere Customers Replace with Acumatica or Dynamics

SAP Anywhere did not go far.  In a prepared statement, a SAP representative said  it evaluates its current solution portfolio from time to time and makes changes based on its overall cloud ERP strategy.  “As such, we have decided to sunset the SAP Anywhere solution,” said SAP. “We will be working closely with our customers to help them transition off the product and to find a new SAP solution that best fits their needs.” Read more

Watch Dynamics ERP & CAD Integration Webinar Video

CAD to ERP Integration

I am pleased that we had so much interest in our presentation of CADLink to Dynamics AX.   Of course CADLink works with Dynamics NAV, Acumatica and most all ERP solutions even though the ones we represent are the best!  CADLink is important to us because the customers and prospects at Clients First are either a MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) in the aviation or heavy equipment industry or they are a complex discrete manufacturer.  Even our MRO clients have a CAD and BOM requirement since they often are re-engineering and re-manufacturing engines, turbines or other equipment.

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Integrate CAD Software With Dynamics Using CADLink

 

Solve CAD Software & Engineering Manpower Issues Using NAV & CADLink

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX and CADLink, your company can eliminate clerical work and increase the efficiency of every skilled engineer.  As your business relies on engineers in your manufacturing processes, you know all too well that engineers hate wasting their creative genius doing menial tasks such as data entry for supply chain bill of material updates.  CADLink can remedy this by synchronizing your CAD software bill of material items with a two way data push that reduces data entry errors, and inaccuracies to ultimately prevent: Read more

Attend NAVUG Summit 2015 in Reno-Tahoe, NV | Oct 13-16

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Join Clients First and your Microsoft Dynamics® NAV peers, including Microsoft MVPs subject matter experts, and Microsoft staff at this year’s NAVUG Summit event taking place October 13-16 at the Reno Convention Center located in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada.

As a gold sponsor, Clients First is thrilled to contribute to such a valuable event for Dynamics NAV users. Here’s what you need to know To Go ALL IN at NAVUG Summit 2015: Read more

TMAC Hosting Supply Chain Strategy Learn @ Lunch

TMAC Lunch and Learn TMAC and Arlington Chamber of Commerce Hosting Supply Chain Strategy Learn @ Lunch.

Supply Chain Optimization for Leaders featuring the Benefits and Approach to Optimizing Supply Chain on Wed., September 16, 2015 11:30 AM  – 1:30 pm.

The Supply Chain Optimization Initiative is based on establishing a comprehensive view of the Supply Chain and improving the visibility and responsiveness of all Tiers supporting the Supply Chain, whether it is supporting a small to mid-sized contract manufacturer or a large multi-national OEM … the concepts and tools are applicable.  Register now!

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Researching the Cost of Dynamics NAV?

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Dynamics NAV does not come in a box with a bar code, so it’s difficult to get a true definitive price before an actual quote or implementation.  Reason being, no two businesses are the same, the standard factors affecting ERP implementations are usually coupled with many different elements that drive different levels of customization and affect ERP implementation costs. However, there are several buying options that can help any CEO or CFO know NAV’s ballpark price before entering negotiations with any partner.  Even though the research can seem daunting, 110,000 businesses have already implemented this powerful business software.

In the “What’s my price?” e-book, Microsoft presents the factors a business person should take into account to determine the total cost of implementing Dynamics NAV.  Below find many of the factors that affect ERP implementation costs, including a few of those often overlooked: Read more

Dynamics NAV 110,000 Customers and Counting

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV now being utilized by more than 110,000 small and mid-sized businesses and organizations worldwide, the time couldn’t be better for the latest update offering, coinciding with the new release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. Designed with the purpose of helping these companies increase their productivity while reducing the costs and complexities associated with growing a business to its potential, business owners/managers are given simple-to-set-up and easy-to-use tools to help them optimize their business processes. Read more

How Many Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV?

One of the questions that organizations looking to transition or upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX or NAV ask is how many organizations use the ERPs.  Data released from the recent Convergence 2015 conference shows that Microsoft NAV is the most popular Dynamics product. In fact, Dynamics NAV has more than double the total customers of the next most popular ERP. Read more

Upgrading ERP

Upgrading ERP: Microsoft Dynamics SL or GP to Dynamics AX or NAV

Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics SL, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV are leading enterprise solutions tailored for different industries. Many organizations depend on one or more of the four product lines in their daily operations.

When organizations need a new ERP system, the costs of installing or upgrading is something that must be carefully considered. However, did you know that if you already use one of the MS Dynamics products you qualify for full investment credit if you upgrade to a different Dynamics system? The credit is offered as part of Microsoft Dynamics enhancement plan and is referred to as the Product Line Transition.

Companies upgrading ERP from Dynamics SL or Dynamics GP to Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV can taking advantage of this promotion from Microsoft and save on their new installations. The promotion applies for various transitions, including:

  • Product Line Transition: Move from Dynamics SL or Dynamics GP to Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX and get full investment credit for the cost of the original ERP purchase.
  • Edition Transition: Changing your Dynamics AX (or other Dynamics ERP product) edition. For example, upgrading Dynamics AX R2 to Dynamics AX R3.
  • License Model Transition: Changing from the Module Based Licensing model to the Business Ready Licensing model, within Dynamics AX (or other MS Dynamics ERP product).

There are a number of reasons why it may be necessary to transition to Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX. One reason is functionality. While all Dynamics ERP products are solid financial systems, their capabilities are tailored for particular industries. For example, upgrades on Dynamics SL have in the recent years focused on project accounting features, which are best suited for companies in the service industry. If your core business is manufacturing or distribution, Dynamics AX will be a better system to use.

Upgrading ERP

Dynamics AX may not only be a better fit for your organization in terms of functionality, but you can also save on cost by taking advantage of product transition credit. When you switch to Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX from either Dynamics SL or Dynamics GP, you will receive a full investment credit for the value of your new system to use toward the license cost of the software you are transitioning from.

Benefits of Upgrading to Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV

To ensure a successful transition, it’s important to worki with a Microsoft Certified partner that has experience with Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV installation. The partner should also be able to help replace your CRM system to take advantage of Dynamics AX and NAV integration to Dynamics CRM.

Some benefits of upgrading to Dynamics AX include:

a) Increase growth without adding staff

Dynamics AX helps to improve efficiency and output in the organization without increasing costs. As a result, organizations can realize an increase in the volume of transactions and the bottom line.

b) More efficient processes

The order entry process in Dynamics AX is extremely efficient. You can document the time it takes to process orders and drill down on areas where wastage can be eliminated. By having accurate information, you can tell a customer exactly what’s available in store and when it can be shipped out.

c) Flexible for your organization

After Dynamics AX has been installed, you will not have to modify your workflow and procedures to fit the software. The software is made flexible to fit your organization’s present and changing needs. The ERP is also user friendly and does not have a steep learning curve.

d) Integration with Dynamics CRM

You can provide the sales team with the information they need by using Dynamics CRM integrated with Dynamics AX. For instance, the team can view customer information, including pricing directly in Dynamics AX.

e) Better reporting through Excel

Dynamics AX integrates with various Microsoft products, including Excel. The ERP implementation partner can configure AX to generate data directly into Excel in the format that the management wants. This will not only reduce time that employees would have spent on creating reports, but also save you money.

Working with a Microsoft Certified Partner when upgradig from Dynamics SL or GP to Dynamics AX or NAV is crucial to the long term success of your organization.


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NAV 2015 Starter Pack

Get Going Fast With The NAV 2015 Starter Pack

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 not only is easy to implement, configure, and use but also offers a wide range of capabilities that small- and mid-sized organizations can enable to manufacture products, sell services, or move merchandise more efficiently.NAV 2015 Starter Pack

Thanks to NAV 2015 Starter Pack, your organization can get started quickly and affordably with one of the most effective ERP solutions available today. The Starter Pack provides core functionality, from basic financial, project, and supply chain management to customer relationship and human resources management. Regardless of whether you choose Perpetual Licensing, Subscription Licensing, or Service Provider Licensing Agreement, the Starter Pack includes three Full Concurrent CALs, with the possibility of adding more users as needed. To discover the full rage of features available in NAV 2015 Starter Pack, we invite you to check the list of modules below.

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: 
Basic General Ledger
Allocations
Budgets
Accounts Schedules
Consolidation
Basic XBRL
Change Log
Cash Flow Forecast
Basic Fixed Assets
Insurance
Maintenance
Fixed Assets – Allocations
Reclassification
Bank Management
Check Writing
Bank Account Reconciliation
Payment Handling (Electronic Payment / Direct Debit)
Reconciliation of Bank Transactions

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Basic Resources
Capacity Management
Multiple Costs
Budgets / Estimates
Phases / Tasks / Steps
Jobs Suite (moved from the Extended Pack)

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:
Contact Management
Task Management
Outlook Client Integration

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:
Basic Human Resources

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:
Basic Receivables
Sales Invoicing
Sales Order Management
Sales Invoice Discounts
Alternative Ship-To Addresses
Shipping Agents
Sales Return Order Management
Sales Line Discounting
Sales Line Pricing
Sales Tax
Basic Payables
Purchase Invoicing
Purchase Order Management
Purchase Invoice Discounts
Requisition Management
Alternative Order Addresses
Purchase Return Order Management
Purchase Line Discounting
Purchase Line Pricing
Drop Shipments
Salespeople / Purchasers
Basic Inventory
Multiple Locations
Stock Keeping Units
Alternative Vendors
Assembly Management
Location Transfers
Item Substitutions
Item Cross References
Nonstock Items
Item Tracking
Item Charges
Bin
Pick
Analysis Reports
Item Budgets

CONFIGURATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
Report Designer (100 Reports)
Table Designer (10 Tables)
Query Designer (100 Query)
XML Port (100 XMLports)
Page Designer (100 pages)
Code units (10 code units)

LANGUAGES:
Multiple Document Languages
Multiple Languages (Each)

OTHER:
Time Sheet
Advanced Dimensions
Basic Dimensions
Unlimited Companies
Subsidiary (Each)
Permissions
Per Database License (SQL Server)
Multiple Currencies
Instrastat
Extended Text
Job Queue
Reason Codes
User IDs and Passwords
Dynamics NAV Server
Connector for Microsoft Dynamics
Word Reporting / Document Reporting
Simplified UX
Upgrade Toolkit

The optional Extended Pack is available for companies requiring additional functionality. You can also download “Product Capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015” for a full description of each module.

Commerce Gateway functionality included in Dynamics NAV 2013 and previous versions and used to exchange documents electronically with customers and business partners is no longer available with NAV 2015.

Another aspect worth mentioning is that Dynamics NAV 2015 provides a variety of stand-alone modules (Additional Components) that can be added to the Starter Pack to support company-specific operations. Supplementary modules will be charged separately, according to the latest price list and level of customization required.

For instance, Application Builder is an optional module that enables organizations to change business rules and calculations for specific processes by simply redefining them in C/AL. With this application, you can add new functionality (e.g. use Navigation Pane Designer to create new menu items) and personalize the entire system to better fit your business needs. The number of combinations you can make by adding and customizing different modules is virtually endless.

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