Michelle Kirby

Michelle Kirby

Michelle Kirby is the Marketing Coordinator and Account Manager for Systems Advisors Group.  Michelle’s dual role includes coordination and execution of marketing campaigns and managing SAG’s existing client base.  Michelle has over 16 years of ERP experience, including consulting, account management and as an end-user in a database administration role.  

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Microsoft Dynamics AX new feature alert – Conflict Checking

From time to time,we detail new features that we’ve released as part of our ongoing development efforts with our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) 2012 industry solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX on this blog .  ProjAX (now known as Projects+) extentions help in extending the native capabilities of the Microsoft Dynamics AX Services Industries solution to provide best in class features for Professional Services firms and other project-driven organizations.  This time, we’re introducing a new concept called Conflict Checking that we’ve added to Dynamics AX 2012 by way of our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) extensions.

Microsoft Dynamics AX : A leader in 2012 Gartner Group Magic Quadrant Analysis

For those looking for further validation around the leadership position that Microsoft Dynamics AX has established in the ERP market, look no further than the newly released 2012 Gartner Group Mid-Market Magic Quadrant. Gartner’s popular Magic Quadrant analysis has become the most sought after and reputable source of information about the state of the ERP market and the vendors and solutions that are available. In this analysis, Gartner ranks ERP systems as niche players,visionaries,challengers, or leaders (from lowest rating to highest), based on their vision for the future and their ability to execute.

New Kennedy Consulting study discusses the state of IT Consulting firms

A new study released by Kennedy Consulting Research shows some interesting trends within IT Consulting firms.  One of the more notable trends is that IT Consulting firms are increasingly getting requests from clients to provide services on a fixed-fee basis rather than time and materials (T&M).  According to the study, clients feel that they can better control costs with fixed fee billing.  However, many IT Consulting providers are countering this request by proposing more of a hybrid billing method where only a portion of the project is done on a fixed fee basis.  

Website provides valuable views on technology for AEC firms

As we’ve written about on this blog before, one of our core focus areas as a business is around providing Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms (Architecture & Engineering). In fact, Systems Advisors Group was recently named part of Microsoft’s Virtual Industry Team Unit that will be working closely with Microsoft to provide Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms. As part of this initiative, we’re also in the process of planning a webcast with ZweigWhite, a respected industry authority providing publications, events, and management consulting services to firms in the A&E industry. More details on this webcast will be provided soon.

SAGlobal introduces new BI Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX Service Industries!

Over the years, ERP software systems has got a very good at collecting large volumes of information about your business.  For professional services organizations, this includes capturing all sorts of details about your clients, your projects, your finances, and your resources.  The challenge has always been for ERP systems to provide the ability for your users to access that data in a meaningful way that can help them make good business decisions.

SAGlobal to host A&E industry webcast with ZweigWhite on December 11, 2012

As discussed on this blog previously, the Architecture & Engineering market is a key vertical market for SAGlobal, and is one of three core services-based industries that we provide Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to.  We are putting an increased emphasis on the A&E market these days, as we were recently selected as one of three Dynamics AX partners to participate in Microsoft’s Virtual Industry Team Unit (VITU), where we’ll be working closely with Microsoft to take Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions to market in the A&E industry.

Braun Intertec selects Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and SAGlobal

We are thrilled to announce that Braun Intertec has selected SAGlobal to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, along with our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) 2012 solution, as their new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system.

Advanced projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX introduces New Project Scheduling Model

As part of Systems Advisors Group’s focus on delivering Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to project-driven organizations, we’ve offered multiple solution approaches depending on the client’s preferred project management paradigm.  We’ve seen a pretty wide disparity in terms of the maturity and sophistication levels of our clients’ project management practices, so it’s critical that we fit these organizations into the correct project management model so that they strike the right balance between functionality and complexity.

SAGlobal takes consulting firm “live” on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

SAGlobal is proud to announce another customer go-live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.  This client is a global leader in providing technology-driven legal solutions and services such as eDiscovery, document review, research, and law firm support to the world’s leading law firms and corporate legal departments at Fortune 500 organizations. 

Convergence 2013 – NEW ORLEANS! Why should you attend?

Well, it’s nearly time for the annual Convergence event with Microsoft Dynamics – my, how time flies!  This year’s event will again be jam-packed full of valuable sessions, networking opportunities and keynotes from Microsoft executives, an Opening Keynote from Kirill Tatarinov, President of Microsoft Business Solutions Division, Microsoft Corporation and Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Leading A&E Firm selects Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and SAGlobal

We are thrilled to announce another new Dynamics AX client in the Architecture & Engineering space.  Leading multi-disciplinary engineering firm WHPacific has recently selected Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 as their new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system.  SAGlobal and WHPacific will begin working together immediately to replace several of WHPacific’s existing business systems from Deltek with a new integrated Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 platform.    

SAGlobal to Implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for Global Consulting Firm

SAGlobal is excited to announce another new professional services industry client that we’ll be implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX for.  This organization is a global consulting firm specializing in financial valuations and other related advisory services, and they have a presence in over 20 countries around the world.  They chose Dynamics AX over NetSuite, who was the other finalist. 

SAGlobal Formalizes Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Focus for Contract Research Organizations

As the leading global provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions and services for project-based businesses, SAG has had the opportunity to work with many different types of project-driven organizations.  One area where we’ve seen increasing demand and opportunity is with Contract Research Organizations, or CROs.  CROs are project-driven organizations that provide outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, helping them quickly and cost effectively bring their products to market.  CROs provide services such as biopharmaceutical development, commercialization, pre-clinical and clinical research, clinical trials management, and other related services.

Microsoft Delivers Additional Project Execution Functionality in Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU7

Microsoft has recently made available the CU7 release of their Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 ERP system.  As a provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to the professional services industry, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the CU7 release due to the addition of some significant enhancements to the Project Management & Accounting functionality in Dynamics AX.  This blog will be the first of a series of blogs that will explore new functionality introduced in Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU7. 

SAGlobal To Implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for Supply Chain Consulting Firm

Supply Chain Management

SAGlobal is excited to announce that we will be implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for a new client that is a leading multi-national provider of supply chain management solutions and services.  This organization provides supply chain consulting services, designs and installs material handling systems, and implements transportation management and warehouse management software solutions from leading TMS and WMS software vendors.  They have offices in the US, EMEA, and Latin America that will all utilize a single global instance of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

New Intercompany Projects Functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

MS Dynamics AX 2012

On May 1st, Microsoft officially released to market the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, their flagship global ERP software system.  In addition to the ability to deploy Dynamics AX on Azure, enhancements to the Lifecycle Services toolset, and other general improvements, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 includes a number of new features in the Service Industries version of the application.  In the next few blog articles, we'll discuss some of the enhancements that are found in the Project Management & Accounting module.

New Project Budgeting Functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

On May 1st, Microsoft officially released to market the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, their flagship global ERP software system.  In addition to the ability to deploy Dynamics AX on Azure, enhancements to the Lifecycle Services toolset, and other general improvements, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 includes a number of new features in the Service Industries version of the application.  In our current series of blog articles, we’re discussing some of the enhancements that are found in the Project Management & Accounting module.

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