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.
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.
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’ 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.
Is your business run on a forward looking proactive system that helps you make decisions for the future? No... Could it?? Yes!! Want to know how you could fight the ‘Ninjas’ (Rising costs and Sales obstacles) troubling your business needs?? Sure!
To all you IT geeks out there – Microsoft Management Summit (MMS),2013 . Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas is spreading geeky bonhomie in the air by giving you a wonderful opportunity to meet, connect and learn more on Microsoft technologies from some of the most skilled professionals around Microsoft Infrastructures.
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)
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.
Series 2 of 6:
Second in the Project setup series, this video explains how to setup a basic project.
Video courtesy: SAGlobal’s very own MVP, Joel Leichty. Find more of Joel blogs at - (dynamicsaxmanuals.com)
Wondering how best to tap into the world of Dynamics AX? Want to understand how to overcome challenges from subject matter experts and make the most of your Dynamics AX solution?
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Excerpts 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
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered who the top Microsoft Dynamics professionals are in your country? Or how they stack up against resources around the world?
Announcing the ‘Rockstar 365 Awards’ a unique way to showcase your Microsoft Dynamics expertise and get recognized with absolute awesome rankings on ‘ROCKSTAR 365’! Now how cool is that!
This November the Microsoft Partner Network will be three years old. See what Microsoft General Manager of Worldwide Partner Marketing- Karl Noakes has planned for the MPN network in FY14