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02-17-17Greg Williams

NAV 2017 Events – A Real World Example

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, you can use events to design the application to react to specific actions or behavior that occur, enabling you to separate customized functionality from the application business logic. Using events where customizations are usual...
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02-14-17Tony Castellano

Are you utilizing ACH payments in Dynamics NAV?

Every year in roughly the late October/November time frame, Microsoft releases a new Microsoft Dynamics NAV version. Each year partners and customers ooh and ahh over the new changes which could range from technical changes to additional functionality.
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02-06-17Tony Castellano

Supply Chain Warehouses are Falling in Love… with Robots

There is something fascinating about seeing machines do the work traditionally done by humans. This past fall at Summit (NAVUG and AXUG), our team  setup  a robot to demonstrate a pick and stage inventory scenario inside the Western Computer booth. Cus...
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01-31-17Carrie Saunders

How to Show Your Rental Customers Some Love with Loyalty Rewards

Statistics on loyalty programs show that the typical household enrolls in approximately 18 different rewards programs. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, pharmacies and even luxury spas use the power of rewards for repeat business. Adding a loyalty program to your r...
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01-26-17Carrie Saunders

Know Your Rental Customer to Keep Them Coming Back

Imagine this. You create a great promotion for your rental customers, so you blast out an email to your customer list. Sounds good, right? However, what happens when your Professional Contractor on the list receives an offer to rent a champagne fountain that he/...
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01-16-17Greg Williams

If You Want to Do Business with Millennials, Here’s What They Expect

You have probably noticed that Millennials are different from any other group you have worked with before. Ever-so-smart and eager to rise to the top, millennials between the age of 18-34 have cut their teeth on tablets and technology, and have an aversion to wa...
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01-05-17Amanda Wells

Upgrade Your Business’s Operations With This New Year’s Resolution Checklist

Two-thousand and seventeen is in full force, and it’s time to organize your New Year's resolutions for 2017. With that being said, what promises are you going to hold yourself to? From something simple like daily gestures of kindness to something more ...
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12-28-16Amanda Wells

Western Computer Delivers Results in the Distribution Marketplace

Staying ahead of the curve is the name of the game when it comes to business logistics. How do we know? Well, for starters we have been working on Enterprise Resource Planning since 1987.
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12-21-16Tony Castellano

Timing is everything

As we close in on the end of 2016 and start preparing for 2017, timing is everything. I’ve noticed an important timing trend while working with our Microsoft Dynamics existing customers over the past few months. 
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12-19-16Katherine Turner-Lawrence

Doing Business at 40,000 Feet Without Missing a Beat

It wasn't long ago that getting on a plane was the "dead zone." Cut off from the Internet and untethered from those rapid-fire urgent emails. I felt like sitting in row 6 (or row 1 if I was lucky enough to get an upgrade) was like being severed fro...
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12-12-16Greg Williams

Don’t Wait to Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

If you run an older version of Dynamics NAV and have been putting off an ERP upgrade—or if you run NAV 2016 and wonder if it’s worth the effort to upgrade to the new version, take a look at NAV 2017. With the latest release, Microsoft not only improv...
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12-08-16Amanda Wells

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise: A Unique Solution for Forward-Thinking Businesses

Connecting one platform with multiple applications and functions is critical in business life and personal affairs. Let’s take the cell phone for example. The earlier models were used for one function, and one function only; phone calls.
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11-30-16Tony Castellano

Are B2B Customers Ready for the Cloud?

Cloud Computing is no longer something just talked about among “techies.” What used to be a buzzword has now become a fully accepted concept used by the mainstream. Non-technical folks are regularly using the cloud to do their banking, purchase goods...
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11-18-16Diann Spencer

Mulit-Company Customer & Vendor Payments in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Part 3 Using Centralized ...

In this blog, we will go over the setup for the second method – Centralized Payments. Although these blogs primarily discuss multi-company vendor payments, the same functionality and setup apply for configuring multi-company customer receipts.
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11-11-16Amanda Wells

With Dynamics NAV, Choose the Deployment Model that Best Suits your Business

Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user? Have you considered moving to the Cloud? Cloud deployment is no longer considered faddish; it surely is here to stay, and for a good reason. Proponents of the Cloud cite its flexibility, ease of access, lower up-front costs...
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10-28-16Diann Spencer

Multi-Company Customer & Vendor Payments in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Part II Using Intercompan...

As we discussed in previous blog Multi-Company Customer and Vendor Payments Part 1, there are two main tools available in Microsoft Dynamics AX to handle vendor payments and customer receipts across multiple companies – using Intercompany Accounting and us...
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10-19-16Diann Spencer

Multi-Company Customer & Vendor Payments in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Part I

Many of our clients have multiple companies which buy from the same vendors and/or sell to the same customers.   If this describes your company and you want to a) streamline your cash receipts and disbursements processing and b) optimize cash managemen...
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10-07-16Amanda Wells

Two Ways Microsoft Dynamics Affects Employee Morale

Commute included, you likely spend over ten hours per day working and preparing for work. While we all strive for the right work/life balance, often times work becomes life. Luckily, there are numerous technological advances that are emerging to assist in your e...
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09-08-16Diann Spencer

Managing Receivables Collections More Efficiently with the New Dynamics AX

If you’re like many of our clients, cash flow is a top priority.  Making sure that receivables get collected and cash keeps flowing in is very important.  And most companies don’t have an adequate number of collections folks to handle this ...
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08-30-16Amanda Wells

How ERP Implemented by Western Computer Can Benefit Your Business

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, a term that refers to many business management practices. Microsoft Dynamics products are most commonly associated with ERP because of their reputation for optimizing, organizing and expediting projects which result i...
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