‘If you plan to be successful, then start with a PLAN today’!
In what context is this line? Well..as business firms are on a constant, everyday crusade to understand what new direction businesses can take and what would be my ‘next’ step? Here are a few inputs from what the big players are upto/banking on.
We’re very excited to announce another new Microsoft Dynamics AX client in our portfolio. Able Services has recently selected Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for their new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software platform. SAGlobal will be working with Able Services to replace their legacy financial management systems with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
We’re very excited to announce that Microsoft has published a case study detailing a recent Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation that we did for Computer Aid. SAGlobal worked with Computer Aid to deploy the Microsoft Dynamics AX Services industry solution (formerly known as Microsoft Dynamics AX PSA) to manage their accounting, project management, and time and expense management processes. The case study does a great job of illustrating the business benefits that professional services organizations can achieve through the adoption of Microsoft Dynamics AX.
The ability to effectively manage and schedule project resources is one of the most critical operational success factors within our Professional Services industry clientele. This includes having visibility of future capacity requirements in order to accurately plan workforce staffing requirements, as well as ensuring that resources achieve optimal utilization levels, meaning they’re neither under or over utilized.
As a Microsoft Dynamics AX partner focused in serving the Professional Services industries, SAG has worked with a variety of different types of project-driven organizations. It’s interesting to note the variations in how these organizations view the process of scheduling their projects and resources. Luckily, in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 we have four different approaches for this, each having its own merits depending on the general paradigm of your organization and the intricacies of the projects that you’re managing. We thought we’d highlight these options at a high level to shine some light on the pros and cons of each approach.
Many of our clients that provide project-based services have a significant volume of expense reports that flow through their organization. Some of these expenses are simply internal costs that are booked to the General Ledger, but many of these expenses are often re-billed to clients. By ensuring that your organization fully recovers these billable expenses, you can avoid incurring costs that you shouldn’t be.
Of the 1,100 or so new features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we thought this was one of the more impressive enhancements so we thought we’d share it with you. This has to do with really putting SharePoint front and center as an integrated collaboration platform for Dynamics AX users. So for those of you that have teams of employees working together toward a common objective, where they’re combining structured data from the ERP system with unstructured but related data (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, etc.) this could be a very useful tool.
With the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and the Services industry solution for Dynamics AX, Microsoft has made some significant improvements in the usability of the timesheets module. The goal from an R&D standpoint was to make entering and managing timesheets both easier and faster for your employees, and to maximize the accuracy of the time records. In this blog we’ll highlight some of these new enhancements.
We’ve been working with several providers of marketing services lately, so we thought we’d dedicate a blog to discussing how our Microsoft Dynamics AX solution fits as a software platform for advertising or marketing agencies.
Having just left a meeting with an IT Consulting firm that is evaluating new ERP software solutions, we thought we’d recap a few key business issues that this particular firm has and how our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) industry solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX can help address their business requirements.
SAGlobal is proud to formally announce a partnership with Adeaca Corporation which allows SAGlobal to resell and implement the Adeaca Advanced Projects solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Now, in addition to offering our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) solutions for the Microsoft Dynamics AX PSA software system, we also have the ability to provide the Advanced Projects alternative to project-based businesses with highly complex project management and scheduling requirements.
SAGlobal has just announced the availability of a new cloud-based alternative of our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) industry solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics AX. This new deployment alternative is available immediately and is targeted specifically at project-driven organizations looking for the convenience and cost model of a cloud-based or SaaS software platform.
We just completed a presentation for a global software and services firm that is evaluating new ERP software platforms, so we thought we’d share a few key business issues that this organization has and how our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) industry solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX can help address their business requirements.
SAGlobal has recently introduced a new feature into our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) extensions for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Service Industries ERP solution called Qualification Tracking. ProjAX (now known as Projects+) is SAG’s family of vertical extensions for Microsoft Dynamics AX that we’ve developed to further extend the out-of-the-box functionality to meet the unique needs of several vertical markets that we pursue.
This particular feature is targeted at the Architecture & Engineering (A&E) market, and it allows these firms to track their qualifications and experience related to certain work that they might be bidding on. Many business development proposals that A&E firms generate are what are known as a Qualification-based Proposals. In essence, these organizations submit proposals that answer key questions around what qualifications they have to perform the work that is required.