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20
Apr

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading From Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365

Even though the initial release date for Microsoft Dynamics 365 was on November 1st, 2016, a lot of organizations are still taking their time before they upgrade to the latest version. This makes perfect sense as organizations are looking to get the maximum “mileage” out of their system while it’s still being supported. Considering the fact that there are only a couple of weeks before support expires for AX 2009 SP1, we thought it might be a good time to answer some commonly asked questions and describe some of the details regarding the upgrade to Dynamics 365.

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18
Apr

CapEx Vs OpEx: Cloud Computing

Gartner defines cloud computing as a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service using Internet technologies. So, an on-demand delivery of compute power, storage, applications and other resources through a cloud service platform via the internet.

Traditionally, IT expenses have been considered a Capital Expenditure (CapEx). Today, with the move to the cloud and the pay-as-you-go model, organizations have the ability to stretch their budgets and are shifting their IT CapEx costs to Operating Expenditures (OpEx) instead. This flexibility, in accounting terms, is now an option due to the “as a Service” model of purchasing software, cloud storage and other IT related resources.

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16
Apr

Optimize Your Supply Chain with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Everyone wants their goods to move quickly and smoothly through the supply chain. However, many companies experience delays and disruptions. Those delays and disruptions cost you money and hurt your reputation.

Supply chain management solutions enable you to optimize your supply chain so you achieve the success you want. Microsoft Dynamics 365’s ERP system helps you make better decisions to move goods faster and better satisfy customers.

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12
Apr

The Necessity of Digital Transformation

Successfully executing on upcoming digital transformation initiatives has as much to do with effectively managing risk as it does with keeping up with the development of latest industry trends. No company wants to go all-in on the latest trend only to watch it be short-lived or unsustainable. A good example of this fear might be the latest dip in cryptocurrency values. While blockchain technology does seem to have real potential – it is still entirely too new and untested for the majority of organizations to commit significant resources to it. At the same time, being too slow to adapt can spell disaster for even the well-established organizations. Empty Blockbuster, Radio Shack and, soon, Toys R Us stores stand as daily reminders that standing in the way of change means only that you’re waiting to get run over by it.

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10
Apr

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Improving the Accounts Receivable and Collections Process

When it comes time to choose an ERP system, you have a number of options. Microsoft Dynamics 365 should be one of your top contenders. Why is that?

Dynamics 365 features better accounts receivable and collections procedures. Those in turn allow you to get paid faster, so you can improve your planning, budgeting, and cost management processes.

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