Close All Open Outlook Items

When working in outlook, I find that I often wind up with a number of items open that build up over time. Instead of manually closing them or closing and re-opening Outlook , just use the close all items button on the view tab. Problem solved!

Microsoft Dynamics SL – System Message 7011

The MS Dynamics SL support site lists many possible causes of this problem but apparently not all. The issue could be caused by a printer driver, as described here: http://dynamictechservices.com/wordpress/archives/181 In my case the indication was that in the Printers section in the Control Panel, the printer in question was shown as ‘Access Denied’

Example: To View Report By URL

SQL Server report server provides a shortcut to view report directly by browser with an URL. This way a report could be viewed by varied applications and end user does not have to login to report manager to get report run. To generate the URL of a report, follows this pattern: http://<report server url>?/<report folder>/<report name>&Parameter1=Value1&Parameter2=Value2&rs:command=render&rc:Parameters=false… (See a detailed reference for “rs” and “rc” command http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms155391.aspx) Sample: A trick for an OLAP report or the value of report parameters include a “&” character: because the “&” character is reserved  in URL, so if any parameter or value contain “&” character, the browser will not explain it as a…

Reason #5 from MBT mag on why ERP implementations fail – Training the trainer.

Reason #5 from MBT mag on why ERP implementations fail – Training the trainer. 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. Read Full Article

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.