Mala C

Mala is one of the advisory bloggers at SAGlobal . She manages the Digital media marketing communications and assists in the marketing campaigns at SAGlobal.
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Webcast on: Injecting new life into your A&E or Environmental Firm by Mark C. Zweig and Andy Yeomans

Ever wondered how to inject new life into your business?

SAGlobal, in collaboration with Microsoft and ZweigWhite conducted a webcast on Microsoft Dynamics AX for Accounting and Project Management earlier this month which was attended by over a 100 people.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation: The beginning of the end? - Part 1

Disclaimer : SAGlobal is one of the largest and most reliable Microsoft Dynamics AX partners and has been successfully carrying out multi country roll outs for large enterprises as a single vendor for many years now. The views expressed in this blog are that of the author and might not necessarily match those of the organization. This post talks more about ‘what is most preferred?’ a single vendor or a multi vendor approach for ERP implementation and also to highlight the pain points of a multi country roll out.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation: The beginning of the end? - Part 2

Continued from Part 1,


Heard of ‘Delicious Ambiguity’? Well.. That is what an ERP implementation is like, if you haven’t chosen the ‘right’ vendor for your business. A creepy feel of uncertainty, like a shadow at the back of your mind! You will understand why this sounds true, especially with a multi country roll out.

Senior Consultant Joel Leichty chosen for Microsoft’s ‘Most Valued Professional, 2013’

Senior Consultant Joel Leichty chosen for Microsoft’s ‘Most valued Professional, 2013’ for his contribution in sharing his expertise in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

As a part of Microsoft’s commitment to support and enrich technical communities, SAGlobal’s senior consultant Joel Leichty has been selected as the ‘MVP, 2013’ for freely sharing his deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial, objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use Dynamics AX.

Announcing webinar on: CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A/E Firms, hosted by ZweigWhite and SAGlobal

Details of the webinar -

Webinar on: CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A/E Firms

Date/Time: Thursday, May 2, 2013; 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 11am PT

Duration: 1 hour

Presenters: Michael O. Anders, CIO (Braun Intertec) Andy Yeomans, Director of Business Development (SAGlobal) and Brad E. Workman, AIA
Vice President / Technology and Special Projects (ZweigWhite)

URL: http://bit.ly/14BbIpX

Project setup on Dynamics AX 2012 : Video Series (1-6) by Joel Leichty

Series 1 of 6:

Joel Leichty, Senior Consultant at SAGlobal and MVP, 2013; has come up with a series of six short videos to demonstrate specific aspects of AX 2012 for end users. In this blog, you can take a walk through the key setup steps required to create a ‘new Project’ in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ; Work breakdown structure : Video series (3-6) by Joel Leichty

Series 3 of 6:

Here’s Part 3 of Joel’s AX 2012 video blog (see Video 1 & Video 2). Here Joel shows us how to create and manage the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and activities in AX 2012. On how activities can be used to further divide costs and revenue for a project, and how WBS is also used with activity based Resource planning.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Project setup – Hourly Sales Prices : Video Series (4-6) by Joel Leichty

Series 4 of 6:

Fourth in the Project setup series, this video explains how to set up - ‘Hourly Sales price’. Joel demonstrates how to set up billing rates at a worker and project level as well as how exceptions (such as discount pricing) can be setup based on set parameters.

After extensive evaluation WHPacific,an architectural and engineering services firm choses Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAGlobal for their ERP solutions

“We wanted a solution that matched our business model,” says Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marcus McGarity, WHPacific. “We also wanted to have a more complete solution that could consolidate the disparate systems we relied on for project management, financials, CRM, and human resources.”

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Service Industries – Project Prepayments and Project Milestones Setup: Video Series (5-6) by Joel Leichty

Series 5 of 6:

Here’s Part 5 of Joel’s AX 2012 video blog (see Video 1 , 2, 3 & 4). In this edition, Joel shows us how to create time and material prepayments and fixed priced milestone setups. Prepayments are sometimes required for time and material project invoicing and accounting; and milestones are always required for fixed price project invoicing. He tells us how these both aspects are handled very similarly in Dynamics AX.

Kirill Tatarinov, President of Microsoft Business Solutions gets talking about the ‘opportunity’ he sees in Microsoft Dynamics and his vision to turn it into a ‘profit engine’

Kirill TatarinovExcerpts from an Interview with Kirill Tartarinov during Microsoft Convergence Conference,2013  on his journey with Microsoft Dynamics and how Microsoft Dynamics products have been lined up for the future 

One of the things on Kirill Tatarinov's radar when he became president of Microsoft Business Solutions some six years ago was figuring out how to turn Microsoft Dynamics into a "profit engine" for the company. "I saw an opportunity” says Kirill Tatarinov 

Kirill Tatarinov, President of Microsoft Business Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Service Industries: Project Setup - Validations: Video Series 6 by Joel Leichty

Series 6:

Here’s the final post in the video series - Part 6 of Joel’s AX 2012 blog. In this video, Joel shows us how to create validations in Project setups which makes it easier for employees to fill in timesheets by having only relevant project information presented to them.

The evolution of data storage from the 70’s to now and beyond.. !

When we look back at the years spent on improving technology, we come to understand that right from the beginning the major focus/primary reason for this technological progression; was to find various mediums to ‘store’ data.

As we move towards becoming an ‘interconnected world’ , the apprehensions on how secure the stored data is, does one get the flexibility in accessing data from anywhere , anytime at an economic cost? – well.. we do have answers to all these with ‘Cloud’ solution

SAGlobal announces a recent client go-live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012!

“We’re very excited to have completed our initial rollout of Microsoft Dynamics AX” - Director of Information Technology.

SAGlobal, the leading global provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERPsolutions for project-driven organizations, worked with this firm, a Top 10 preclinical Contract Research Organization (CRO) with offices in the United States and Europe, to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 as the company’s new global ERP software system.

What’s your CFO's preferred ERP strategy?

A Compelling and extremely useful blog for those of you, who have had trouble making ERP vendors understand that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and in this context why ‘a single deployment strategy’ cannot fit all businesses and its units alike!

Read how Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions,enables customers to choose the deployment model that best suits their business strategy and is aligned specifically to suit their business vision.

4 Business Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - A sneak peek

If creativity with simplicity is the way ..  Then with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we are close enough in achieving this!

This blog is on the general availability of the release on R2 to customers and partners in 2012. The enhancements made in this release have been grouped into 4 focus areas and most of all, continued investments in new functionality on industries in focus and administrative processes, where our expanding functional capabilities to help customers address business issues better.

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