In our fast-paced business environment, your organization can hardly afford the frustration and inconvenience that comes with system issues and downtime. Today’s industry leaders understand that the right level of support - timely responses from highly skilled and qualified experts - can be the difference between business success and business disruption.
With MeritCare Support from Merit Solutions, you can count on the help of a trained support team that knows your processes and configurations, enabling you to make the most of your solution and drive continuous business transformation and improvement.
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When you made the decision to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, you expected to transform your business into an industry leader that was more agile, efficient, connected, and competitive. Unfortunately, we've been called in too many times to help companies that never received any value from their investment into ERP solutions because the system was not implemented correctly - or hasn't even been implemented at all!
Learn more about why ERP implementations fail and how Merit Solutions can rescue your failing Microsoft Dynamics AX project.
Sales tax obligations are not as simple as they used to be. While manually managing sales tax using rate tables perhaps worked in the past, now it can put a company at risk of a negative and costly audit. The reality is that most companies cannot afford to screw up sales tax. With the average audit penalty of $34,000, consequences of making mistakes are dire. Especially in a time where states are short on revenue and looking to uncollected sales tax to help make up that gap, sales tax practices are increasingly under the microscope.
Imagine your accountant coming to you and asking for clear data and information about the amounts of sales tax you collected for the first 6 months of the year. Could you easily pull together the information and show him what you collected? Now picture an auditor who is questioning the figures on your sales tax returns for the prior three years. Could you quickly show him a process that allows for clear traceability? Or would he be waiting a few days for you to produce the data?
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Tax management is an integral part of an ERP system. Requirements for calculating and reporting taxes differ significantly from country to country. Therefore, the functionality of a tax module in a truly international ERP system must be comprehensive. The tax module in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
enables you to define a flexible, multidimensional tax setup by using tax codes, tax groups, and item tax groups. The tax module has been designed with an emphasis on sales taxes, but it can process many other kinds of taxes and duties.
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Data migration is an essential task of any successful Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation. While there are many tools to handle data migration, this analysis will restrict itself to two tools, namely ATLAS and Data Migration Framework (DMF). Both are used widely in the industry and have their respective merits. The purpose of this analysis is to identify the situations where one tool might be preferred to over the other. To begin the discussion, I will give a brief description of each of the tools - and comparative analysis will follow.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 provides a flexible talent management solution for enterprises. The ability to attract, develop, inspire, and retain your workforce is critical for meeting changing company needs.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Talent Management provides key capabilities to help you recruit, retain, and develop the best talent for your organization:
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Reduce waste, streamline processes, accelerate demand-pull operations, and gain tools for implementing and sustaining lean manufacturing initiatives that can give you a competitive advantage.
Microsoft Dynamics AX can empower your people to successfully implement kanban, kaizen, heijunka-board production leveling, just-in-time operations, and other key tactics by delivering the specific functionality, access to information, and process flexibility demanded by lean manufacturing operations. As an integral part of a familiar and adaptable end-to-end business management solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you achieve the insight, agility, efficiency, and customer-orientation that enhance profitability and business success.
Benefits of Lean Manufacturing:
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- Achieve demand-driven production.
- Increase replenishment efficiency.
- Accelerate continuous improvement.
- Understand value streams, eliminate bottlenecks, and identify improvement opportunities.
- Free people for higher-value activities.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 provides a number of quality management processes that you can use to ensure a high level of product quality within your supply chain. This capability leads to optimized supply chain processes and higher customer satisfaction.
Quality management functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you manage turnaround times when dealing with nonconforming products, regardless of their point of origin. By linking diagnostic results to correction tasks, the system can schedule tasks to correct problems and therefore help prevent recurrences in the future.
In addition to nonconformance management, quality management functionality includes the ability to track issues by problem type (including internal problems) and to identify solutions as being short-term or long-term. Statistics on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) provide a window into nonconformance problems that have occurred historically and the solutions that have been applied to correct them. Historical data can be used to help review the effectiveness of quality measures that have been taken and to determine appropriate measures to perform in the future.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX is a powerful business solution for the global enterprises of today and tomorrow. Simple to learn and use, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers value fast by supporting industry-specific and operational business processes across your global enterprise.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 supports operational efficiency in all key functional areas, including out-of-the-box functionality for:
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- General Ledger
- Cost Accounting
- Cash and Bank Management
- Procurement and Sourcing
- Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing (CRM)
- Travel and Expense
- Compliance and Internal Controls
- Project Management and Accounting
- Inventory and Warehouse Management
- Product Information Management
- Master Planning
- Production Control
- Service Management
- Public Sector
This document explores the core capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and diagrams the core business process maps that the product can support. (For example, here are the underlying business processes associated with Production Control in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.)
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If you're like a lot of the Executives we've been talking to recently, some of your main goals and objectives for 2014 include:
- Driving growth by increasing margins, expanding into new geographies, and speeding innovation and time-to-market.
- Improving operational effectiveness by standardizing processes, increasing visibility, driving efficiency.
- Improving decision making with better access to real-time data and key performance indicators.
- Future-proofing IT architecture by meeting the profoundly more demanding IT trends of businesses today:
- Supporting BYOD (Bring your own device)
- Exploiting Big Data
- Connecting via Social Media
- Utilizing the Internet "Store"
- Mitigating risk and maintaining compliance with improved visibility, control, and security.
Do these sound familiar?
When Trading Technologies International, Inc. found themselves facing similar objectives, they decided they needed to integrate their company with a global ERP solution and streamline and standardize their business processes. Read more about how they did it - and the benefits they have received since undergoing their business transformation: Trading Technologies Implements Microsoft Dynamics AX to Optimize Processes, Extend Organizational Insight, Improve Decision Making, and Transform Their Business.