ERP 2011 Small To Medium Sized Companies Can Set State for Growth

ERP in SME 2011: Setting the Stage for Growth While Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) was once looked upon as a business solution that was only for large enterprises, Aberdeen’s recent research has found that this in no longer the case. In a survey conducted between May and August 2011 with over 300 respondents in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), or organizations with less than $500 million in annual revenue, it was found that 77% of SMEs have already implemented an ERP solution. Indeed, for those SMEs that have not yet implemented ERP, the top reason that would justify the…

Aberdeen reports on the role of ERP in distribution & wholesale. Free white paper for a limited time. Reg req’d

Aberdeen defines Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as an integrated suite of modules that forms the operational and transactional system of record upon which any business is based. As a transaction-oriented system, it seems only natural that ERP would have a major impact on the day-to-day activities of finance executives. Still, not all finance executives are getting the full use out of ERP. As those responsible for the financial stability of the organization, informed finance executives are utilizing ERP to stabilize back-office functions, gain full visibility into financial metrics, identify opportunities to cut costs, devise more accurate plans, and make…

ERP means better inventory control and “better baked foods”, MBTMag reports

ERP, Manufacturing Business Technology (www.mbtmag.com) provides daily news, blogs, videos and new products relative to the manufacturing IT marketplace. Readers are kept up-to-speed on how new software and other technological advances can help their operation run more smoothly and efficiently, with coverage of topics that include Lean Manufacturing, automation management and implementation, plant floor operations, green manufacturing, supply chain strategies, production infrastructure, IT security and wireless communication within the manufacturing environment.

Manufacturers can reduce costs with managed print services, says MBTMag

Manufacturers can reduce costs with managed print services, says MBTMag. Manufacturing Business Technology (www.mbtmag.com) provides daily news, blogs, videos and new products relative to the manufacturing IT marketplace. Readers are kept up-to-speed on how new software and other technological advances can help their operation run more smoothly and efficiently, with coverage of topics that include Lean Manufacturing, automation management and implementation, plant floor operations, green manufacturing, supply chain strategies, production infrastructure, IT security and wireless communication within the manufacturing environment.

Error Importing a solution in CRM 2011

I recently was getting an error while trying to install a CRM 2011 solution at a Customer site. I was getting and error message stating “invalid fields” on a specific custom entity. After looking at the download log in Excel, I found the issue. I had created a field with the wrong data type and had successfully already imported the solution on my clients system. On my development copy, I deleted the field and recreated it with the correct data type but with the exact same name – that was the field that was preventing the solution import from…

Business Intelligence or Reporting?

We get requests every day from companies that tell us they can’t get the business intelligence information they need from their reporting tool or reporting application.  Many blame the reporting tool for not being able to produce the data required, when what’s really needed, is a change in paradigm.  You can’t squeeze Business Intelligence from a reporting application, it’s as simple as that. Most reporting tools used today produce snapshots of data organized by month, year, etc.  They are usually not capable of manipulating data to provide trending, and real time analysis.  Report applications provide the data for the reader…

CRM 2011–Connection Role Category

The new Connections feature that was added in CRM 2011 has proved quite useful and has replaced a custom Relationship Entity in a solution that I had built. I needed to create some new business Connection Role Categories  for a solution I was building for a client and had to do some searching around to find where to maintain them. Turns out that it is simple, they are contained in a global option set “Category”. Its very easy when you know where to look, just go to Settings>Customizations>Components>Option Sets and update the “Category” option set, it’s the only system…

MaxQ Achieves Microsoft Gold Business Intelligence Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MaxQ Technologies Achieves a Microsoft Gold Business Intelligence Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network MaxQ Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment DANBURY, CT – July 14, 2011 – MaxQ Technologies Inc. (MaxQ), a provider of Business Intelligence Solutions, announced today that it has achieved a Gold Business Intelligence Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have a specific number of Microsoft Certified Professionals…

Brush Up On Advanced Revenue Management

Advanced Revenue Management  is a collection of products that helps Microsoft Dynamics SL customers manage the challenges that come with repetitive billing and revenue cycles. View this quick 5 minute video to quickly see how Advanced Revenue Management from MaxQ can help your customers and prospects. Campaign Overview This campaign provides you with web and newsletter content, an email template and a quick-hit video offer to include in your communications with customers or prospects. Advanced Revenue Management can be positioned to Microsoft Dynamics SL customers and prospects. You can use the Video above to send to Microsoft Dynamics…