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AXUG Webinar: Leverage MRP to Build a Better Budget

MRP is a powerful tool for managing your supply chain. Join us during this webinar to learn how to leverage your existing MRP processes in the annual budget development process to address product cost projections, overhead projections, and other operational cost projections.

You can register on the AXUG website:

AXUG SIG - Consumer Product Group (CPG): Leverage MRP to Build a Better Budget
April 4, 2014
1-2pm EST

Georgia Nut Company - Dynamics AX Testimonial

We recently sat down with Jack Arends, Director of Finance for Merit Solutions / Microsoft Dynamics AX client Georgia Nut Company, and asked him a couple questions related to his partnership with Merit Solutions, and the value they have received since implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX. See what Jack had to say!

Who is Georgia Nut Company? 

Georgian Nut Company is a food manufacturer of confection and snack items. Our capabilities include sugar shelling, panning, enrobing, roasting as well as packaging into form & fill bags, jars, and zip lock bags. Our manufacturing capacities are in excess of 50,000,000 pounds annually with packaging of individual bags / jars in excess of 125,000,000 units. Sales come from 4 distinct markets including industrial ingredients, contract manufacturing, private label, and bulk. We have 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 180,000 square distribution facility; employing 300 employees between the two facilities.

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AXUG Webinar: Integrating Dynamics AX Into A “Hybrid” QMS Environment

Merit Solutions is proud to host the next webinar for the AXUG Life Sciences User Group: Integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX Into a "Hybrid" QMS Environment.

In many Life Sciences organizations, functions are spread across multiple business systems. For example, sales teams work in Salesforce.com, logistics works in Microsoft Dynamics AX, and quality tracks their documents in an external Quality Management or Document system.

Join us to learn about the pitfalls of this approach, and what the ideal integration strategies are for handling data that has multiple touch points, such as:

  • Items
  • Customers
  • And how these relate to Quality documents like ECOs, CAPAs, NCRs, and Complaint tracking

This event takes place on Wednesday, March 26th from 3pm-4pm EST.

This is an AXUG premium event, all premium members are invited to register.

Global Microsoft Dynamics AX Support

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.

Learn more about MeritCare Global Microsoft Dynamics AX Support.

Rescue Failing Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Implementations!

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.

How Top Performing Companies Manage Sales Tax

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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Calculating and Reporting Taxes with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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. Continue reading "Calculating and Reporting Taxes with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012"

Data Migration Tools for Microsoft Dynamics AX: Individual and Comparative Analysis

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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Talent Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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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Lean Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX

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:

  • 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.
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