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Demystifying ERP Terminology 101

Demystifying ERP Terminology 101

How confusing is  jargon when beginning your search for the right ERP system? To help you navigate the acronyms and buzzwords, we polled our customers for their biggest initial stumbling blocks, and put them together in a “cheat sheet.” Our article, Demystifying ERP Software Acronyms and Buzzwords, was chosen for the ERP Software Blog and covers the basics spanning from ERP and BI to Thin Client vs. Fat Client to Cloud Computing. If you have terms that you think would be helpful to add to our cheat sheet for other business owners, please let us know so we can post them to help others in their search for the right business management software system. About Us Advanced Solutions & Consulting, Co. is a certified Microsoft Partner specializing in ERP services for small to medium sized businesses. If you are looking for ERP solutions for your growing business, please contact us. If we can’t help you, we can direct you to a vendor who specializes in your niche market. (877)...
Microsoft Dynamics CRM receives 2015 Market Leader awards

Microsoft Dynamics CRM receives 2015 Market Leader awards

Microsoft Dynamics CRM won four of the nine CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards this year. The awards include: Midmarket CRM Suite Enterprise CRM Suite Small Business CRM Suite Sales Force Automation According to CRM Magazine’s Editorial Director David Myron, “Analysts praised the company for building an integrated platform that enhances customer engagements through multiple touch points.” Microsoft has been nurturing the market shift towards prioritizing customer engagement strategies and continues to focus on CRM improvements to facilitate business to customer (B-to-C) and business to business (B-to-B) loyalty. Their goals include: Easy data access Unified user interface and Cloud and mobile access Personalized customer interactions Deep analytic data mining Companies have noticed Microsoft CRM has had an unparalleled 44 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth. “We’re not only delivering rapid technology innovation in CRM, we’re helping our customers be more productive and better engage their customers to achieve real, measurable business results!“ said Microsoft Dynamics CRM Corporate Vice PResident Bob Stutz. The CRM Magazine Leader awards are based on customer satisfaction ratings, revenue, functionality, five-year cost for software/maintenance, and company direction. Microsoft received high marks for integration with Office 365 and PowerBI, company direction, and the ease of customer engagement through multiple touch points, the strength of their partners, knowledge management, functionality, customer satisfaction and cost. As a Certified Microsoft Partner, we at Advanced Solutions are happy to help you with your Microsoft CRM questions. Please feel free to contact us: (877) 590-4ERP or email us...
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 Update Features Review

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 Update Features Review

Microsoft constantly improves their Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) business systems by including customer requests and implementing technological advances. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 was just released and it is packed with updates that improve ease of use and deployment, and leverage deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure. We’ve prepared a quick overview for you. Business Intelligence SQL view designer: Users can now submit SmartList Designer queries to the workflow to create SQL views within the company database. SmartLists: Display debits before credits in SmartLists, Excel reports, and database tables. Default new favorites to user vs. system: Administrators can now select the default visibility for new SmartList favorites. Distribution All-in-One Document Viewer: View all related purchasing documents for a single transaction in one window. Historical received not invoiced report: Create a new SQL report which will have a cutoff date based on transaction date or GL post date, allowing customers to use the report for historical purposes. Financial Auto deposit cash receipts in bank record. Analytical accounting transaction lists for SmartLists and Excel reports include more data and a column for each transaction dimension. AP Invoice workflow approval for a single transaction in payables transaction entity. Visual indicator for customer over credit limit: select display as an icon or warning message. Combine open and history inquiries: view open and historical information in the same window. Human Resources and Payroll Hide/Show SSN on Payroll & HR Reports. View W2: Employees can view and print their own W2s. Combine GL Summary and Detail Inquiry Windows. Time Management App: employees can enter vacation and sick time in payroll against benefit timecodes within HR. System...

Cash Flow Management is Easy with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Most business analysts agree: poor cash management is generally the most common blockade in a business plan, and one of the main reasons most businesses fail. But most managers simply do not have the time or resources necessary to implement a good cash management plan – until now. Good cash management doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort when you’re using a well-built ERP solution like Microsoft Dynamics GP. In fact, Microsoft Dynamics GP can actually make a manager’s day-to-day business tasks a lot easier when they utilize online bill pay, invoicing management, collections management, and much more! Cash Flow Management First and foremost, let’s talk about cash flow management with Microsoft Dynamics GP. While both long-term and short-term cash flow projections are important to any business, many managers make the mistake of solely focusing on long-term goals, thereby losing sight of day-to-day cash flow – a major mistake for any business. Microsoft Dynamics GP includes cash flow management features that allow managers to view account receivables and account payables based on due date, what’s due to pay, and what’s scheduled to be received. With this easy dashboard view, managers can gain better insight of short-term cash flow projections, and ultimately obtain better management of their business’ cash flow. Collections Management With Microsoft Dynamics GP from Professional Advantage, users can easily manage their collections, resulting in better cash flow. The system allows you to quickly sort and view your customers based on their payment history, current balance, credit manager, completed or uncompleted tasks (such as payments promised by customers) or other notes. You can also create...
Attract and retain customers with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Attract and retain customers with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

In today’s challenging economic environment, many financial services companies are striving to differentiate themselves from the competition. However, price, products, and distribution models can often be imitated by competitors. Many companies are finding that the best way to attract and retain customers is to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Whether you specialize in offering products for banking, wealth management, or insurance, Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps you enable your people to develop meaningful and enduring relationships with your customers, while helping to improve profitability and operational efficiency. Empowering your teams Take advantage of templates and solutions designed for the financial services industry, bolstered by a rich ecosystem of industry partners. Financial services CRM tools can: Create targeted offers, identify high-value clients, and help increase share of wallet with a 360-degree view of customer information. Help win customer loyalty and engender trust through personalized client services across multiple channels. Automate key tasks and processes to boost operational efficiencies and to utilize core competencies. Help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and extend the value of your IT investments through intuitive customization tools and simplified integration with existing systems. Benefit from the multi-billion dollar investment Microsoft has made in the cloud, a leading security infrastructure, and a 99.9-percent uptime service-level agreement (SLA) with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Wealth and asset management You can become a trusted advisor to your customers, while helping to increase managed assets and reduce administrative overhead with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Build long-term loyalty by providing your advisors with tools and real-time customer information that allow them to deliver tailored advice and accurate service. Help improve the efficiency of...
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

With the globalization of supply chains and increasing customer demand for innovation and low cost, manufacturers today need easy-to-use, flexible solutions to more effectively manage their business. Microsoft Dynamics addresses these needs with powerful, flexible, integrated-by-design process and discrete manufacturing solutions. Dynamic manufacturing transforms planning and operations Dynamic Manufacturing means improving your capabilities to compete in a global environment, responding rapidly to customer demand, and lowering your operational costs. Drive innovation Grow your business by addressing constantly evolving customer needs. By innovating its processes, Lotus F1 Team will innovate technically and redevelop an engine that will position the team to win in 2014. Enable speed and agility Improve capabilities to compete in the global manufacturing environment....