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Stanley Steemer, Tablets, and Candy - Must Be Convergence 2015!

Will you / your team be attending Microsoft Convergence 2015 in Atlanta?

Merit Solutions is sponsoring the event, exhibiting in Booth #1628. Here are some reasons you may want to stop by and see us:

If you’ll be at Convergence – we hope to see you there. Safe travels!

Free Webinar: Product Serialization and Tracing

In an ongoing effort to mitigate the risks patients are exposed to when using medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, the FDA has recently enacted two regulations for companies in these industries:

  • Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulations require most medical devices distributed in the United States to be documented and tracked.

  • The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) requires pharmaceutical companies to include product transaction information in an electronic or paper record every time ownership of the product or material is transferred.

Join us for our next webinar in our Mastering Compliance and Innovation Life Sciences Executive Series:

Product Serialization and Tracing
Wednesday March 4, 2015
12:00pm Eastern (9:00am Pacific)

Register now for the Product Serialization and Tracing Webinar

Underestimating the scope and scale of these regulations could put your company at risk. In this session, we will discuss real-world applications of UDI and DSCSA using Microsoft Dynamics AX – while diving into the fits, gaps, and solutions for complying with regulations and mitigating the risk associated with non-compliance.

AXUG Summit Session: Microsoft Dynamics AX Rescues

Join us at AXUG Summit 2014 for our session, Risks, Warning Signs, and Best Practices for Stabilizing Your Microsoft Dynamics AX Project.

Enterprise Microsoft Dynamics AX projects face a number of risks and challenges due to the transformational impact they have on companies. And recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of companies who receive limited value from their investment into Microsoft Dynamics AX because the system was not implemented correctly - or hasn't even been implemented at all! Join us for this session as we discuss the major risks associated with Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise projects, how to identify the warning signs that your project is under stress, and ways you can stabilize, turnaround, and optimize your enterprise platform

This session takes place Thursday, October 16th from 3:15 - 4:15pm in Room 105.

AXUG Summit Session: Business Transformation for Life

Merit Solutions is proud to have the opportunity to present the following session at AXUG Summit: Business Transformation for Life: Thinking about Implementing Dynamics AX (and related systems) with Long-term Support in Mind

This session is takes place on Wednesday, October 15 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in Room 102. The session is built around why it is important to consider ongoing usage/support/maintenance of a system from the start. At each phases (Analysis, Planning, Implementation, Go-Live…) there are different things that should be taken into consideration regarding ongoing plans once the project is live. Making those decisions up front is critical to uncover gaps, avoid poor adoption, insure that company gets the most out of their investment ongoing. This session will highlight these important items with a nice analogy to family life:

  • The Analysis phase is like finding your partner (system choice)– You should know why you are choosing AX and ensure that your goals are in sync.
  • The Planning phase is like thinking about what your family (implementation) might look like - including how many kids, cars, size of house needed, type of schooling, etc... (This relates to 3rd party add-ons, architecture, consulting/training/support.)
  • The Implementation phase starts off fun (cute babies and everyone is excited) and there is typically a lot of help available.
  • The Implementation phase then becomes challenging/overwhelming (when kids head off to school and have a lot of activities to balance).
  • Then the Implementation phase becomes hell - you have moody teenagers ready to graduate and head off to college, while, at some point, everyone hates everyone!
  • Finally we reach the Go-Live phase where everyone leaves and you are on your own.

Don't miss the chance to hear how all these things relate!

2 More Sessions at AXUG FOCUS Manufacturing and Supply Chain

As noted last week, Merit Solutions will be presenting a couple of sessions at the AXUG FOCUS on Manufacturing and Supply Chain in Dallas and Indianapolis. Originally, we were only scheduled to present two session:

  • QA and Dynamics AX: Don't miss this session as the quality management and assurance functionality of Dynamics AX will be reviewed. Learn how the QM functionality can be used to meet your company's needs for a controlled quality environment.
  • Risks, Warning Signs, and Best Practices for Stabilizing Your Microsoft Dynamics AX Project: Enterprise Microsoft Dynamics AX projects face a number of risks and challenges due to the transformational impact they have on companies. And recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of companies who receive limited value from their investment into Microsoft Dynamics AX because the system was not implemented correctly - or hasn't even been implemented at all! Join us for this session as we discuss the major risks associated with Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise projects, how to identify the warning signs that your project is under stress, and ways you can stabilize, turnaround, and optimize your enterprise platform. Email your challenge questions prior to the event at challenge@AXUG.com

Now, we have been asked to cover two additional topics:

  • Procurement in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: There have been many great enhancements in Dynamics AX 2012 R3, and eProcurement is one of them. In this session we will review how eProcurement works in AX 2012 R3, from set up to execution. See how your company can benefit from this new and improved functionality.
  • Unlocking the WMS Power in AX 2012 R3: With Dynamics AX 2012 R3, you can take warehouse management to a whole new level! In this session, we review the new WMS functionality available in R3. See how it works, listen as we review the scenarios for why it should be used, and get your questions answered around WMS in R3!

Please let us know if you will be attending AXUG FOCUS 2014 and would like to meet with one of our team members!

Merit Solutions Presenting at AXUG Focus Manufacturing 2014

Merit Solutions will be presenting two sessions at AXUG Focus Manufacturing 2014 in Dallas and Indianapolis. 

  • QA and Dynamics AX - Don't miss this session as the quality management and assurance functionality of Dynamics AX will be reviewed. Learn how the QM functionality can be used to meet your company's needs for a controlled quality environment.
  • Risks, Warning Signs, and Best Practices for Stabilizing Your Microsoft Dynamics AX Project - Enterprise Microsoft Dynamics AX projects face a number of risks and challenges due to the transformational impact they have on companies. And recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of companies who receive limited value from their investment into Microsoft Dynamics AX because the system was not implemented correctly - or hasn't even been implemented at all! Join us for this session as we discuss the major risks associated with Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise projects, how to identify the warning signs that your project is under stress, and ways you can stabilize, turnaround, and optimize your enterprise platform. Email your challenge questions prior to the event at challenge@AXUG.com

The Stabilizing Your Microsoft Dynamics AX Project will take place each Thursday at 11am. In Dallas on June 12th, it will take place in Salon B. In Indianapolis on June 19th, it will take place in White River D.

The QA and Dynamics AX session will take place each Friday at 9:45am. In Dallas on June 13th, it will take place in Salon E. In Indianapolis in June 20th, it will take place in White River C.

Please let us know if you would like to meet with one of our team members at either AXUG Focus Manufacturing 2014 event.

Join Merit Solutions at AXUG FOCUS Manufacturing

Merit Solutions is proud to be a sponsor of AXUG FOCUS 2014.

Join us and hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics AX users on June 12 - 13 in Dallas, TX or June 19 -20 in Indianapolis, IN. Offering a wealth of practical ideas, collaborative learning, in-depth knowledge and unsurpassed networking, AXUG Focus is the event exclusively for Dynamics AX users that focus on manufacturing and supply chain. Engage in interactive How2 sessions, hear expert presentations and join lively roundtable discussions—all certain to provide an immediate payback to you and your company.

Continue reading "Join Merit Solutions at AXUG FOCUS Manufacturing"

Merit Solutions named a Best Place to Work in Illinois

Merit Solutions, a business process optimization and IT services company based in Wheaton, IL, was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, and the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago and managed by Best Companies Group. Continue reading "Merit Solutions named a Best Place to Work in Illinois"

Convergence 2014 Contest to Win a Microsoft Surface!

Merit Solutions has been very fortunate to work with a number of clients over the years who are truly improving the world we live in.

Osmotica Pharmaceuticals creates drug delivery technologies for central nervous system and neurology-based therapeutic drugs. United Way empowers disadvantaged people in communities all over the world. MannKind Corporation and Insulet Corporation are dramatically improving the lives of millions of people with Diabetes and Cancer. JobsOhio manages programs to attract and retain jobs in the State of Ohio. Stanley Steemer improves the quality and cleanliness of the work and home environments of people throughout North America. Stark Aerospace produces important security and defense products to keep communities safe from foreign and domestic threats.

You get the point.

At Merit Solutions, our goal - both as a company and as global citizens - is to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Working in business consulting and technology services affords us a tremendous opportunity to fulfill this goal with our customers - who offer a very high multiplication for our efforts. And we know our customers are far from the only companies and individuals that are having a positive impact on the world today.

As we come together for Convergence 2014, we are excited about the opportunity to meet some of the other truly great teams and people who make up the Microsoft Dynamics Community - and who have an active role in shaping the communities we live in.

The #MyImpact2014 contest is a creative way for Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta attendees to showcase how they are improving the lives of those around them. Whether your organization is producing products or services that improve the quality of life for others; you are donating time, money, or goods to local groups; or you have improved the way tasks are done at home or in the office – we want to hear from you!

Learn more about the #MyImpact2014 Contest to win a Microsoft Surface!

Convergence 2014: AXUG Consumer Products Industry Lunch

Merit Solutions is proud to help form the AXUG Consumer Products (CPG) Special Interest Group (SIG), and to announce that we are sponsoring the initial networking lunch at Microsoft Convergence 2014.

This Consumer Products SIG lunch provides current users of Microsoft Dynamics AX in the CPG industry to come together and network, share challenges and best practices, and discuss potential solutions for specific business needs. And since this is a customer-only event, they can do all of this without fearing being "sold to" by any Microsoft Dynamics AX partners.

Space is limited for this event and registration is required to attend. Please only register if you will attend.

AXUG Consumer Products SIG Networking Lunch at Convergence 2014:
Thursday, March 6th
Dantanna's Downtown
12pm - 2pm

If interested, feel free to join the Consumer Products SIG Group on AXUG Collaborate to stay connected and up-to-date on future events.