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7-18-2017Tim Downie

Loads, Shipments, and Waves Oh My! Part 3: Multiple Shipments

Dynamics 356 for Operations offers the flexibility to manage outbound warehouse processes from the most basic order and ship processes to the most complex load planning requirements.  D365O uses a variety of concepts that allows this flexibility…

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7-12-2017Tim Downie

Loads, Shipments, and Waves Oh My! Part 2: Many Orders to One Shipment

As stated in Part 1, Dynamics 356 for Operations offers the flexibility to manage outbound warehouse processes from the most basic order and ship processes to the most complex load planning requirements.  D365O uses a variety of concepts that…

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7-03-2017Tim Downie

Loads, Shipments, and Waves Oh My! Part 1: Single Order Picking

Dynamics 356 for Operations offers the flexibility to manage outbound warehouse processes from the most basic order and ship processes to the most complex load planning requirements.  D365O uses a variety of concepts that allow this flexibility…

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6-13-2017Katherine Turner-Lawrence

How to Get the Most out of Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP

Some Microsoft Dynamics ERP users are reporting that they use less than 70% of the features in their Dynamics ERP solutions. Since ROI is calculated on the total cost and maintenance of the software that you purchased, not on what you are…

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5-31-2017Greg Williams

Make Data-Driven Decisions That Support Growth

You’ve hired skilled experts to manage operations from the front office to the back warehouse. Each of your leaders needs data to improve performance, optimize operations and proactively solve problems or identify exceptions early on. Arm your…

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5-23-2017Greg Williams

How Integration Delivers Single Version of the Truth

It’s not uncommon to see businesses using a variety of disparate specialty systems and elaborate spreadsheets, particularly in industries like manufacturing, distribution and internet retail. There is a lot of valuable information being…

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5-09-2017Greg Williams

Join us at IRCE: The Retail Industry’s Leading E-Commerce Conference and Tradeshow

E-commerce is clearly an essential element to a successful retail business. The marketplace is fast-paced, customer demands are changing and e-commerce is evolving as well. 

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5-03-2017Greg Williams

Achieve Full Value From PIM By Answering These Tough Questions

The right product information management (PIM) system provides simplicity; however, deciding to invest in PIM remains a complex decision. Where do you start when evaluating PIM options and will the investment deliver a solid return on investment?…

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4-23-2017Jens Kristiansen

The Dynamics 365 for Operations Mobile App – 5 Steps to Building the Right Strategy

Dynamics CRM has been accessible via mobile apps for some time, but the accessibility of ERP through mobile apps has understandably been a bit slower. Now, Dynamics 365 for Operations combines these applications for a full-service solution.

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4-13-2017Greg Williams

Provide a Seamless eCommerce Experience with ERP Integration

Like many retail businesses, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a solid foundation for managing business operations. You’ve also tapped into the world of eCommerce, but the systems in place aren’t as efficient or…

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4-03-2017Greg Williams

Dynamics 365 Technical Conference Highlights

At the Dynamics 365 Technical Conference in Seattle last month, it was interesting to see which topics were receiving the most buzz.

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3-16-2017Diann Spencer

Multi-Company Customer & Vendor Payments: Part IV AR Collections Functionality Across Multiple Companies

In this blog, we will go over the functionality available for performing collection activities when the same customer owes money to more than one of your companies (i.e. legal entities).  

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3-09-2017Greg Williams

Wholesale Distributors Modernizing Operations With Cloud-Based ERP

Competition in the distribution industry is increasing, customers have high expectations and supply chains are getting complicated. In this digital era, distributors must have access to reliable data in order to respond faster to changing…

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2-27-2017Carrie Saunders

How to please your rental customers in an instant feedback world

Doing business in a world dominated by social media and self-interest, it can feel impossible to meet the demands of your rental customers who have specific needs. 

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2-21-2017Carrie Saunders

Federal Overtime Rules Force Rental Businesses to Prepare Regardless of Injunction to Block Enforcement

By now, it is likely that you have heard that the US Department of Labor passed a rule that proposed to make millions of workers subject to overtime pay last year. The rule, which was to be in force as of Dec 1, 2016, states that employees earning a…

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2-17-2017Greg 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…

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2-14-2017Tony 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…

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2-06-2017Tony 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…

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1-31-2017Carrie 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…

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1-30-2017Amanda 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…

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1-26-2017Carrie 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…

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1-16-2017Greg 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…

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1-05-2017Amanda 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…

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12-28-2016Amanda 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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12-21-2016Tony 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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12-19-2016Katherine 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…

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12-12-2016Greg 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…

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12-08-2016Amanda 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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11-30-2016Tony 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,…

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11-18-2016Diann Spencer

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

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…

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11-11-2016Amanda 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…

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10-28-2016Diann Spencer

Multi-Company Customer & Vendor Payments in Microsoft Dynamics AX: Part II Using Intercompany Accounting

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…

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10-19-2016Diann 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…

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10-07-2016Amanda 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…

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9-08-2016Diann 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…

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8-30-2016Amanda 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…

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