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Survey: Life Sciences Industry Mobile Adoption

Merit Solutions is interested in feedback on the prevalence of mobile software solutions within the Life Sciences Industry. We would like to better understand the views of executives in the Life Sciences industry in order to discover the trends and adoption of mobility in highly regulated organizations.

This survey has 10 questions and takes less than 5 minutes. As a token of appreciation for your time, the first 150 qualified responses will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

The survey can be accessed two ways:

Because we highly value your candid input, your answers will be treated as strictly confidential and your name / email will only be used to send your gift card after survey completion. No information you provide will be shared with any partner in any form.

All respondents will also be sent a summary of the responses upon survey close.

COUNTDOWN: Microsoft Ignite & Merit Solutions Walk Off

Merit Walk Off Countdown

Merit Walk Off at Microsoft Ignite - Win a Trip to the Caribbean!

Microsoft Ignite Attendees: Do you know McCormick Place is the nation's largest convention center?

With a combined 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, 1.2 million square feet all on one level, you can assume that you will be walking A LOT at Microsoft Ignite next week. 

That's why we're holding the Merit Walk Off at Ignite - a competition that measures how far you walk during Ignite and lets you compete against other attendees for a 5-night all-inclusive stay for 2 in the Caribbean! We're not asking you to walk MORE at Ignite, we're just asking you to track how far you are already walking.

The person who walks the most miles each day of the conference will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize, a five-night all-inclusive stay for two (2) in a Junior Suite at one of the following hotels (the winner gets to choose!):

  • Hotel RIU Palace Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
  • Hotel RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas (Los Cabos, Mexico)
  • Hotel RIU Palace Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Reward yourself for all the walking you'll do at Ignite by competing in the Merit Walk Off!

Simply download the Merit Solutions Mobile application from your device store. (Here are the links to the application in the iPhone, Android, Windows stores.) Once you download the app, you can enter the Walk Off two ways:

  • Prior to Monday, May 4th: Open the Navigation Pane and select App Settings. Enter your contact information, select Enter Walk Off Contest, and click Save.
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!

  • Beginning on Monday, May 4th: A tile will appear on the homepage of the application that will direct people to the contest landing page. Once registered, this is where you can view the real-time leaderboard!
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!
    Microsoft Ignite Walk Off for a trip to the Caribbean!

The app will then track the distance you travel each day and will let you compete with other attendees. The person who walks the most each day will be placed in the Grand Prize drawing. The more days you win - the better your chances are at winning the trip!

One Microsoft Ignite attendee will win this trip - why can't it be you? Good luck and good walking!

(NOTE: The Merit Solutions Mobile application DOES NOT track or store any geographic location data of contestants.)

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.

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