Six Supply Chain Planning Strategies to Maximize Your Company’s Performance

Supply Chain An efficient supply chain is critical to achieving order accuracy and customer satisfaction. Companies must take the initiative to improve the training of supply chain employees and periodically review their relationships with key vendors and shipping agents. Additionally, they should consider automating their inventory management processes to conserve costs and human resources. Below are six supply chain planning strategies designed to help maximize a company’s overall performance. Enhance Training Programs for Supply Chain Employees  Well-trained employees are the foundation of an efficient supply chain. In order for employees and supply chains to operate most effectively, all employees should understand how their individual…

Generic Inquiry Changes in Acumatica 5.3 explained

Generic Inquiry Changes in Acumatica 5.3 explained In Acumatica version 5.3 you may have noticed some mysterious warnings appearing on your generic inquiries. I could not find any documentation on why this started showing up. After a little digging this is what I discovered. Problem Let’s start with a simple test generic query. Just use the SOOrder table On the Results Grid add OrderNBR and CustomerID_Description and you will see the warning. Generic Inquiry has automatically joined to the BAccount table to get the…

Distribution Software Features You Need to Get Ahead

Distribution To stay competitive in today’s distribution market, it’s almost a given that you’re going to have to use modern software and process automation. This is especially the case if you have a small operation and operate in multiple channels. Tools such as distribution software can specifically help your business successfully compete with larger ones. Here are some features to look for inside of distribution software to remain competitive in your day-to-day operations. Integration with e-commerce Services If you run a business that handles multiple different distribution channels, one feature that you absolutely need to have is integration with your e-commerce services such as…

Power BI embedded to offer greater compatibility, accessibility

Power BI Microsoft’s youngest member of the company’s collection of programs for businesses, Power Business Intelligence (BI) will allow for integration into mobile applications. Microsoft made this announcement during its build conference in San Francisco earlier this month. With the introduction of its embedded capable version of the software, the company hopes that more people, particularly application developers, will be able to use the software. This version will utilize the company’s Azure Stream Cloud service and it is targeted toward independent software vendors. “You can now take the Power BI data visualization and reporting functionality, and directly integrate it within your own applications,” Scott…

Power BI: Fixing Problems

Power BI If you’re new to Power BI from Microsoft, then chances are good that you’re going to encounter some issues with using the program exactly the way you want. Here are some problems you may encounter as you make your way through the program, including some solutions as to how you can potentially solve them. Lack of Access to Reports While on the Go Power BI has been often thought of as primarily a desktop application. In general, the reports that Power BI generated was being read in a thoroughly immobile situation like at your office or in a conference room. But…

Supply Chain Planning Trends for the Year

Supply Chain Planning Trends  Trends for supply chains are shifting rapidly on a global scale. This year, these shifts are going to coalesce around a few specific themes. Increased Partnerships and Collaborations It used to be that supply chain logistics could either be handled largely by just one provider or else they could be accomplished by a few companies that had only the smallest amount of communication between them. This is no longer the case as much. In 2016, we have much more integration in terms of getting supplies from manufacturer to customer through your company. Part of the reason for this is…

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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 With the introduction of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, there are many who are unsure whether they should go through with the free upgrade. While there have been issues in the past with new OS releases, there are several good reasons for making the switch this time around. Here, you’ll discover five of the most important changes that are sure to put your fears and concerns to rest. Cortana Navigating any operating system can be difficult, even if you’ve used it for quite some time. Windows 10 solves those issues with Cortana, which is a voice-activated assistant that can…

Power BI illustrates the path of progression through Microsoft Office on-the-go

In a world fueled by growth and progression, efficiency has been on the front lines of booming businesses for the past several years. When speed and efficiency count, PowerBI’s ability to display eye-catching visuals within Microsoft Office keeps you on track for what matters — the success of your company. What’s new? With the January release of PowerBI mobile updates, the program becomes more user-friendly with not only Windows 10 users, but iOS users as well. In a world where lugging around that heavy laptop for work outside the office becomes more obsolete due to the payload of advancing tablets, PowerBI’s decision to…

Business Intelligence Software Trends to Watch for In 2016

Since technology is moving forward so quickly these days, it’s important to make sure you stay on top of it whenever a new year turns over. Business intelligence software is an area that’s particularly strongly influenced by new trends. Here are some trends coming up in the new year that you should take advantage of to ensure that your company doesn’t get left behind by competitors who make use of superior ways of analyzing, automating, and otherwise utilizing the inevitable new upgrades.   Self-service Data for Non-specialists It’s a fact that people are demanding more and more immediate data access from…