Microsoft recently made an important announcement about Dynamics 365 for Operations (formerly AX7). This year there are now three deployment options available. In addition to the well-known “Cloud” (Azure based) deployment, Dynamics 365 for Operations can also be deployed as “Cloud and Edge” and “Local” topologies.
I have been in this business for almost a decade and while I venture over to the technical side of things now and then, I am a Functional Consultant. More precisely, a Functional Consultant whose heart will always be set on SCM and manufacturing, simply based on my ‘pre-ERP life’.
One of the biggest challenges we have seen in an enterprise's digital transformation and their journey to the cloud is ensuring security, privacy and compliance. Enterprises are more anxious than ever about the security of their data being stored in large data centers; subject to the threat of malicious attacks. Microsoft enables enterprises to make the transition to the cloud, a safe one by building security into the fabric of their products and solutions.
The following infographic illustrates the top 6 reasons why your data is more secure with Microsoft:
As of today, Microsoft is delivering cloud-based email, Office 365, ERP and CRM to almost 100,000 Canadian businesses. If you're thinking about moving your ERP or CRM to the cloud, contact us today and our certified Microsoft cloud consultants will discuss the safest path.
Deploying a robust ERP system is just the first step for an enterprise. Using it effectively is what will define the success of the implementation.
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Real-time access to commodity contract information is so important in a commodity trading that organization is essential. Traders must have one go-to place where all contracts and related information is readily available to access. The trouble is that for many traders that go-to place happens to be a coloured file folder filled to the brim with documents Everything from contracts, notes, shipping instructions, weigh scale tickets, and scraps of paper – not the most efficient way to locate contract specific information at a moment’s notice! Take a page out of zedIT Solutions’ book and forego the paper altogether, you’ll be glad you did.
Prices for commodities across all sectors have been more volatile than ever over the last two years. While there are signs of slow recovery in some markets there seems to be no relief of the continuing pressure on prices. Some of these changes can be attributed to heightened production and a reduction in demand and can be seen across many commodities.
If the outcome of the UK referendum is any indication, there remains significant uncertainty in the global economy. Today, businesses face risk that stems from many origins: everything from political change, climate related factors such as draught in East and Southern Africa, and the Zika virus in Latin America. Recent forecasts reveal commodity price uncertainty lay ahead, reflecting a higher global risk aversion. For raw materials manufacturers and commodity traders in industries such as food and beverage, chemicals, metals, and biofuels, this presents many challenges. Calculating landed costs for commodities for instance requires adopting a successful strategy for dealing with commodity trading risk management (CTRM).
At zedIT Solutions, we believe that to obtain real value from an investment in Microsoft’s flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, organizations need an experienced ERP partner. A qualified implementation partner works to effectively maximize the benefit of adopting an ERP solution, aligning it with your organizational existing processes and goals, while simultaneously minimizing the risk associated with implementing a sophisticated application that touches all aspects of your organization.
There are several different ways to enter pricing of a particular material in Microsoft Dynamics AX, depending on the client’s nature of business. In this blog post, I will list three options that are outside of a manufacturing environment and margin based pricing, along with their drawbacks and benefits.