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Log into Dynamics GP. Log out of Dynamics GP. Log back into GP in a separate GP company. Repeat.

Sound familiar? When you manage multiple companies in Dynamics GP, the time spent logging in and out of the system is enough to make you want to throw the keyboard in the trash! That is, until you start using Binary Stream Multi-entity Management (MEM) so that all of your GP companies are visible in a single instance. Once you have all of your GP companies and their accounts available in the same GP environment, you start to save a lot of time. However, that’s only the first dot in the accounting puzzle that we need to connect.

The next challenge is that your invoices may still be arriving in multiple formats – paper, email, fax, etc. – and they are probably being sent to different people or departments. This creates a very disconnected, de-centralized environment, which leaves the accounting team with little or no visibility into these invoices or their approval status. If you can relate to this, it’s time to begin invoice automation. This can start by asking your vendors to email their invoices to a single email address. Dot number two – connected!

Finally, once the invoices arrive in a central location, you will be ready to automate their indexing, routing for edits and/or approval and ultimately transaction creation in Dynamics GP with KwikTag. The secret to the success when you have multiple entities connected with MEM, is to use an AP automation solution that integrates with MEM. With both of these systems connected to GP, your invoices can be coded for the right entity from the start of the process. And once the invoice is approved and created in GP, the amounts due to and from each entity will automatically be included in the GL distribution information.

Connecting all of the dots, you have a single point of access to all of your entities in GP. Your invoices will be centralized and routed for workflow approval. And when your transactions are automatically created in Dynamics GP, the MEM rules will apply and you won’t need to create new transactions or do double-work by editing the distributions in GP. That will all be done for you when you use an AP automation system that integrates with Binary Stream MEM, both connected to Dynamics GP!

Contact Turnkey Technologies or KwikTag to learn how we can help you on your digital transformation path.

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If you pay attention to the world of ERP, you probably hear a great deal about one particular solution: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Users from a multitude of industries and in a variety of job positions are enamored with Microsoft’s latest, greatest ERP for medium to large organizations.

Financial and accounting professionals in particular tend to be fond of this solution. But why? What is it about Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations that impresses finance teams?

It enhances productivity by increasing configurable capabilities.

Finance departments constantly feel constricted by legacy ERP software. Lack of integration, poor user interfaces, kludgy reporting features and inefficient process flows lead to numerous errors and inaccuracies that compound as time goes on. This backlog of issues hinders productivity, and it can only be surmounted with a solution that is flexible, configurable and has integration capabilities that keep financial data from becoming siloed across multiple systems.

Mobile features allow finance and accounting teams to work remotely.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is positioned as a leading ERP solution for medium and large enterprises according to Gartner. This modern solution empowers finance departments through streamlined procedures, intuitive, role-based user dashboards, and remote data access that allows accountants, controllers and analysts to work on the go. It also integrates with Office 365, so your team can work in familiar applications and then publish their data back to Finance and Operations with a single click.

Additional tools within the solution increase visibility into other business processes.

The bells and whistles in Dynamics 365’s financial management modules aren’t there just to make finance professionals’ jobs easier. By using tools that allow them to work more intelligently and efficiently, organizations that adopt Dynamics 365 increase finance productivity by an average of 40%. When you consider that the average ROI of a Dynamics 365 implementation is $16.97 per $1.00 spent (versus $8.71 per $1.00 for a typical ERP implementation) it’s clear that Dynamics 365’s superior functionality in financials and beyond will lead to a cascade of cash flowing into your bottom line.

Learn more about finance features in Dynamics 365!

You can spend all day reading about the robust financial capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, but nothing compares to seeing the product in action.

On Tuesday, July 16, Turnkey Technologies will host a live webinar on the top finance features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. The highlight the webinar will include a demonstration of the following features:

  • Streamlined accounting processes
  • Navigation – role-based workspaces
  • Reporting and analytics made easy with Power BI
  • Process illustrations
    • Accounting processes made easy with Office 365 integration (creating/sending invoices in Outlook, exporting, updating and reimporting bulk data with Excel, etc.) 
    • Dimensions
    • Customizations

Sign up for the webinar »

 

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Christiano Gherardini, owner and CEO of Turnkey Technologies, had the opportunity to share his thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for a whitepaper compiled by ERP Software Blog. The whitepaper provides an overview of Dynamics 365 that emphasizes its cloud-based features without being too highly technical. It defines what the Dynamics 365 product stack is and offers a comparison between Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Dynamics 365 Business Central. It also discusses the advantages of adopting Dynamics 365 solutions and offers tips for choosing an implementation partner.

ERP Software Blog asked Turnkey and other Microsoft Dynamics partners to provide a series of quotes relating to Dynamics 365. We thought it would be fun to share Chris’ musings about the product line. Check out the publication’s questions and his responses below.

  1. What do you like about Microsoft Dynamics 365? Why do you recommend it?

“We love that Dynamics 365 can integrate with applications used for day-to-day activities. Users can export data from D365, work in Excel or Outlook, and publish back to D365 with a click. It’s great for organizations that want a seamless enterprise platform with a single sign-on interface.”

  1. How can a prospect choose which Dynamics 365 edition is best for them?

“When choosing a Dynamics 365 solution, it’s important to consider your organization’s size and the extent of required functionality. Large organizations with complex needs typically go with Finance & Operations. SMBs seeking a flexible, scalable solution are better suited for Business Central.”

  1. When is Dynamics 365 Business Central a good fit for a business?

“Dynamics 365 Business Central is great for small-to-medium businesses that have outgrown their limited accounting software and require a grow-as-you-go platform. It facilitates their expansion by automating and integrating financials with sales, purchasing, operations and inventory management. There are also add-ons for the system that manage specific business requirements.”

  1. How have you seen Dynamics 365 improve someone’s business?

“A medical device manufacturer was struggling with an outdated ERP solution that ran slowly and didn’t integrate well with industry specific software its vendors use. When Turnkey implemented Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, we were able to integrate it with the vendor software, resulting in streamlined sales, financial and inventory processes.”

  1. What is the value of Microsoft Dynamics 365 insights?

“The insights Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides help users make sense of the data they possess and assess the health of their business operations. Built-in AI can offer recommendations based on these insights, so users can feel confident in choosing the best course of action for their organizations.”

  1. What tip would you give on how to choose a good Dynamics 365 partner?

“When choosing a Dynamics 365 partner, it’s important to consider their experience with your industry. It’s one thing to know Dynamics. It’s another thing to have a proven track record of optimizing ERP solutions for industry specific needs. Both qualifications are essential for the relationship to be successful.”

  1. What is one thing about Dynamics 365 that you think prospects need to know that they sometimes miss?

“Sometimes prospects don’t realize that the user minimum Finance & Operations is 20 seats, while the minimum for Business Central is one seat. For growing SMBs, Business Central is nice because they can start with one seat and add users as they scale with minimal effort.”

Read the white paper: But Really…What is Microsoft Dynamics 365? »

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Growing and maintaining a small to medium-size enterprise has always been challenging, and the rapid adoption of new technologies by competitors and consumers has added a new layer of complexity to keeping your business relevant. Improving profitability, productivity and product quality is only possible through the replacement of disconnected systems and manual processes with a digitally transformative solution.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows organizations to take full advantage of Microsoft’s cloud-powered common data model, automate business processes, simplify user experiences, and enables fast responses to rapidly changing circumstances.

Learn about Business Central in our webinar!

Join Turnkey Technologies for a 45-minute webinar and see a high level overview of the functionality within Business Central. Specific topics will include:

  • Modules and capabilities overview
  • Essential vs. Premium
  • Office 365 integration – Common Data Model
  • Process illustrations/demos
  • Navigation and user experience features
  • Security and role-based workspaces
  • Customization
  • Analytics with Power BI
  • Q&A session

The webinar will take place Wednesday, June 26, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. CT.

Is this webinar relevant to me?

C-suite executives, IT managers and operations professionals from small to medium-size companies are all invited to attend this webinar. If you are using a low to mid-tier accounting system or a legacy ERP that your business has outgrown, adopting Business Central can allow your organization to scale to new heights. Business Central is also a great option for of Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV who are ready to move to the cloud and enhance their data with intelligent applications and integration with Office 365.

I’m interested, but may not be able to attend. What are my other options?

Turnkey Technologies records all our webinars, allowing you to access information and demonstrations of Microsoft Dynamics products at your convenience.  Webinars are typically posted on our website and YouTube account three to five business days after they occur.

Turnkey also offers free one to two-hour assessments where we help you align your technology roadmap to meet your business goals. Whether you are new to ERP, want to upgrade a current Microsoft Dynamics product, or want to move to Dynamics 365, we can provide you with a strategic, reliable technology roadmap that you can follow to success.

Register for the webinar »

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Business processes are more complicated than ever, and organizations can’t afford to be constrained by disparate systems, limited access to data and inefficient practices if they want to remain competitive. To overcome these challenges, companies need an ERP solution that can unify their operations, streamline user experiences, and facilitate rapid, flexible responses to ever-changing industry conditions.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is that solution. As Microsoft’s cloud-based ERP for large and midsize enterprises, Finance and Operations unifies and automates business processes, simplifies user experiences, and enables fast responses to rapidly changing circumstances.

Join Turnkey Technologies for a 45-minute webinar that will educate C-suite executives, IT managers and operational professionals about Microsoft’s premier cloud ERP solution for midsize, large and expanding enterprises. By the end of the session, attendees will be empowered with the knowledge they need to understand how Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations enables digital transformation.

The webinar will take place Thursday, June 20, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. CT.

What will the webinar cover?

This 45-minute presentation will include the following brief but impactful sections:

  • Modules and capabilities overview
  • Industry enhancements
  • The 3 Microsoft Clouds – seamless integration between Dynamics 365, Office 365 and Azure
  • Process illustrations / demos
  • Navigation and user experience features
  • Security and role-based workspaces
  • Customization
  • Analytics with Power BI
  • Q&A session
Who should attend the webinar?

The webinar is intended for two particular audiences; non-Microsoft Dynamics users who are dissatisfied with their legacy ERP, and current Dynamics AX users who are curious to see the capabilities of that product’s successor. Let’s start with why this event may appeal to members of the first audience.

Users of legacy ERP platforms are beginning to realize that disconnected and outdated systems are simply not an option if they want to sustain or increase success. When companies are held back by siloed data and aging, on-premise solutions, competitors quickly overtake them while customers begin to see them as irrelevant. As a cloud-based, user-friendly solution, Microsoft Dynamics for Finance and Operations helps users overcome these challenges so they can regain and fortify their competitive advantage.

Regarding current users of Microsoft Dynamics AX, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about a product that is essentially AX in the cloud. AX users are already aware of how well Microsoft Dynamics integrates with other Microsoft product suites, and the common data model underpinning Finance and Operations allows it to connect with customer engagement applications and Office 365 more effectively. Finance and Operations is particularly convenient for Dynamics AX 2012 users because the interface is nearly identical, ensuring a smooth user adoption and experience.

What if I can’t attend the webinar?

Although attending the live webinar allows you to have your questions answered in real-time, we understand that you may be busy, that other obligations can suddenly come up, or that things just work better for you when you can do them on your own time. Turnkey Technologies archives all of our webinars so you can have ready access to information and demonstrations of Microsoft Dynamics products.

You can also schedule a free one to two-hour assessment where our team can meet with you and discuss your goals or requirements around ERP software. Once you sign up, a Turnkey team member will reach out within one business day to schedule your assessment. Of course, if you are able to attend the webinar but want to learn more about Finance and Operations, the above assessment is available to you as well.

Sign up for the Webinar!

We at Turnkey sincerely hope you can attend our webinar about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. It’s a great opportunity to learn significant details about the product, as well as a great introduction to a series of Microsoft Dynamics 365 webinars we will host throughout the rest of the year. Don’t miss this chance to hear directly from our Dynamics 365 experts!

Reserve your place here »

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In early May, Directions North America took place at Red Rock Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The premier conference for Microsoft Dynamics partners who serve the SMB market, Directions covers a variety of Microsoft services and products, chief among them Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. As a national Tier 1 Microsoft Gold Dynamics portfolio partner, Turnkey Technologies always stays up-to-date on the latest news relating to Microsoft Dynamics ERP, customer engagement and modern workplace tools. So, naturally, we sent one of our top Dynamics sales representatives to the event to get the latest scoop on Business Central. Here’s what he learned.

Moving GP users to Business Central

Much of the messaging at Directions revolved around Microsoft’s plans to provide a migration path for Dynamics GP users who wish to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Microsoft has already given GP users the opportunity to augment the solution with certain Business Central features via Intelligent Edge. This application allows users to connect to the Intelligent Cloud (which is essentially an instance of Business Central in the cloud) so they can process their GP data in Power BI, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps and machine learning applications. It also allows them to view KPIs such as cash available, sales profitability, net income and inventory value, and gives them the ability to access this information on mobile devices.

The plan to move Dynamics GP users to Business Central is clearly resonating with a significant portion of the GP partner base. Several speakers and attendees at Directions who have long histories representing and implementing GP (including regular GPUG participants) expressed interest in diving deeper into Business Central services. While support for the latest version of GP is likely to last for at least another decade, Business Central will probably start to come up in conversations about GP more frequently as time goes by. In the meantime, however, Dynamics GP users who are still happy with the product will be able to continue using it for the foreseeable future.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner Momentum

Since its release in spring 2018, Business Central’s reach and influence has continued to grow. This is best exemplified by the following statistics that Microsoft shared at Directions:

  • 311% growth in partners selling Business Central
  • 68% of Business Central partner revenue coming from North America
  • 300+ Business Central apps now in AppSource
  • 50+ new Business Central partners every month
  • 75% of Business Central partners also sell other Dynamics 365 products
  • 1000+ partners are selling Business Central

Business Central October 2019 Release

Another highlight from this year’s Directions North America conference is the announcement of a Business Central release planned for October. While granular specifics were not shared at the conference, Microsoft revealed that the release will include more than 100 new features, including ones that will increase productivity and enable the creation of super users. Other features will focus on service fundamentals, proficiency improvements, reduced ISV friction and enhanced migration tools.

Further details about the October release will be available later this month

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform October 2019 Releases

Business Central is not the only product getting a release update this fall. The general Microsoft Dynamics 365 stack and the Microsoft Power Platform will receive the following updates and additions:

  • 350+ new capabilities and new applications
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Service Virtual Agent
  • Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection
  • Microsoft Forms Pro
  • Dynamics 365 Visualize
  • Dynamics 365 Guides

More details on these releases will be available at an unspecified date.

Turnkey Technologies: Experts in all things Microsoft Dynamics

At Turnkey Technologies, we are experts in all things Microsoft Dynamics, from Business Central and GP to Finance & Operations and Customer Engagement. As a go-to resource for each of these products, we always make sure that current users and those considering Dynamics solutions have access to the latest insights and updates from Microsoft, in addition to providing a variety of training and educational opportunities.

Want to learn more about the most innovative features in Dynamics 365 Business Central? Register for our upcoming webinar:

The Best of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central »
Webinar | June 26, 2019, 10-10:45 am CT

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Turnkey Technologies, Inc. will celebrate 25 years in business on Thursday, May 16, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm CT at our corporate headquarters: 14 Research Park Drive, St. Charles, MO 36604. The celebration will include:

  • A ribbon cutting with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce
  • A speech from Turnkey founder, owner and CEO Christiano Gherardini
  • Catering from Hendricks BBQ
  • Beer and wine
  • Music
  • Headquarter tours
  • Microsoft Dynamics demonstrations, tips and tricks

A Tier 1 Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold and Solver Microsoft Competencies, Turnkey is celebrating more than just a quarter-century in business; we’re celebrating the growth and success we have experienced since our foundation by Christiano Gherardini in 1994. Read on to learn what Turnkey has accomplished, the services and industries we specialize in, and how you can celebrate with us.

A Celebration of Business Growth

Turnkey Technologies was built as an end-to-end solution provider for growing businesses. Although the solutions we offer have evolved considerably over the past 25 years, Turnkey’s core identity as a comprehensive business technology partner continues to this day.

Our primary focus during the 90s was Great Plains software, a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. In 2001, Microsoft acquired Dynamics Great Plains and rebranded it as Microsoft Dynamics GP. This acquisition led to Turnkey choosing to become a Microsoft Partner.

Turnkey has experienced continuous growth since our inception. In the last five years alone, our workforce has more than quadrupled, and our catalog of offerings has expanded to include the following.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Modern Workplace Offerings

Services

  • Implementation
  • Integration and Customization
  • Upgrades
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Hosing and Migration
  • Training and User Adoption
  • Support
  • And more…

Industry Specialties

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture and Livestock
  • Higher Education
  • Non-Profit
  • Food & Beverage
  • Equipment Rental

Passionate Employees and Superior Competencies

Our employees come from a variety of professional, educational, generational and traditional backgrounds, which allows us to gain clear insights into our clients’ unique requirements and goals. Working in a culture of collaboration, innovation, empathy and transparency, the people who work at Turnkey Technologies set our company apart through proactive engagement, thought leadership, and transformative results for our customers. 

Over the years Turnkey has achieved multiple Gold and Silver Microsoft Competencies.

Gold Microsoft Competencies

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Cloud Customer Relationship Management
  • Application Integration
  • Data Platform
  • Datacenter

Silver Microsoft Competencies

  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

The results of our efforts have also been recognized by many prestigious business publications, including:

  • Inc.com
  • ERP Global Insights (formerly Bob Scott’s Insights)
  • St. Louis Business Journal
  • Small Business Monthly
  • ERP/CRM Software Blog

Join us in celebrating our 25th year in business!

If you are in located within the Greater St. Louis region, we would love for you us for join the festivities. Current customers, business neighbors and anyone interested in how we can empower the competitive advantage of their organization is welcome to attend!

RSVP Here »

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It’s hard to imagine any aspect of the workplace that hasn’t been disrupted by new technology. From unified operations applications, customer engagement platforms, remote collaboration technologies suites, the digital business landscape is defined by countless options integration possibilities. But in reality, a high percentage of businesses aren’t sure which of these technologies matter, and why.

How do you go about untangling the numerous tools available to you, scaling them to employees in a secure manner, and measuring your data for improvements?

When was the last time your business assessed how employees share and collaborate across the organization, how customers engage with your business, and how to keep everyone secure in a world of growing cyber threats?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, or worse, if you haven’t even considered them, your organization could be falling behind more technologically proficient competitors who are maximizing their efficiency and internal data accessibility.

The good news is that all of these tools have never been easier to take advantage of, and your organization may even already some of own them. Either way, you’ll be amazed at the impact you can achieve by imagining what’s possible and driving the smart, secure adoption of these tools throughout your business.

Join Turnkey Technologies, Inc. for a free webinar and see how your business can operate more efficiently, as well as drive sustainability and revenue through aligned customer experiences. Whether you’re in the IT department, sales, service or the C-suite, this free, brief webinar will equip you with a clear vision of where you can get started now, and what’s possible down the road, with modern workplace solutions from Microsoft.

In this two-hour webinar, we will discuss how to:

• Transform user experiences – Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Portals
• Drive sustainability and revenue through aligned customer experiences
• Meet current workforce expectation of self-driven technologies
• Democratize data without exposing risk
• Secure and manage all your tools from a single platform
• Simplify compliance

Register for the Webinar, May 15, 8-10 am CT »

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For businesses that have outgrown their limited or legacy accounting software, the hardest part of finding their next solution can be knowing where to even start. There are many decision points in selecting the right solution to empower your company to reach its full potential, like business process support, user experience, licensing cost, out-of-the-box capabilities, implementation cost, partner capabilities and much more.

To help business decision makers jump-start their software research process, Turnkey Technologies regularly hosts Microsoft ERP Software “Shootout” events, which are free, convenient opportunities to compare Microsoft Dynamics solutions side-by-side. Attendees can join us in-person OR online, and recorded sessions are available to watch afterwards. Either way, you’ll have a front-row seat to a standoff between a few of the toughest, most innovative ERP solutions on the market:

  • Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (aka AX, MS Azure/Single Tenant)
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (aka NAV, MS Cloud/Multitenant)
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (aka NAV, On-Premise/Hosted)
  • Dynamics GP (On-Premise/Hosted)

Register for the next Microsoft ERP Software Shootout on April 25, 2019 »

By attending this event you will be able to:

  • Focus your selection team and consolidate your research efforts between Microsoft ERP solutions.
  • Witness professionals demonstrate various business process scenarios in each Dynamics solution within a short time frame to allow you to form quick impressions and validation of capability.
  • Connect with Turnkey Microsoft subject matter experts that have implemented these solutions for hundreds of companies in varied industries.
  • Shortlist the Microsoft Dynamics solutions most closely aligned to your business vision and roadmap so future efforts are focused.

Read on to learn why it is imperative for executives to attend and learn about transformative business technologies, and why Turnkey Technologies is the partner to work with.

What’s the idea behind the Microsoft ERP Software Shootout?

Turnkey Technologies began hosting this recurring event in response to curiosity between Microsoft Dynamics and other ERP brands, as well as comparisons and contrasts among Dynamics solutions themselves. Whether it’s current Dynamics users who want to adopt a higher caliber Dynamics solution, or patrons of legacy ERP brands looking for a change, no one wants to sift through endless lists of solutions and providers churned out by search engines. They want to quickly and efficiently identify software that is a good fit for their business, in addition to finding a Microsoft partner who can get the job done right.

The shootout event captures the spirit of comparing Microsoft Dynamics solutions side-by-side, like the tie-breaking shot of a hockey game. By the end of the shootout, after the goal horn has sounded, only one Dynamics solution will stand victorious (though the victor will be in the eye of the beholder, since the ideal Dynamics product will vary from business to business).

What are the differences between Microsoft Dynamics solutions?

Here are quick profiles of the Dynamics ERP solutions Turnkey will showcase:

  • Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (aka AX, MS Azure/Single Tenant) – D365 FO is Microsoft’s most robust business management solution. Formerly known as Dynamics AX, it’s a comprehensive ERP solution designed to take full advantage of the power of the cloud and help even the largest organizations structure and automate their business processes faster. Manage global expansion, complex financial structures, scale your processes and get complete business intelligence – all within a modern user interface. Customers can choose from the Unified Operations plan (ERP only), or seamlessly integrated with CRM in the full Dynamics 365 plan..
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (aka NAV, MS Cloud/Multitenant) – D365 BC is a comprehensive business management solution that helps organizations that have outgrown their limited accounting software connect and automate business processes across finance, supply chain, manufacturing, project management, HR and more. Business Central can seamlessly connect with Dynamics 365 for Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing for comprehensive ERP and CRM functionality. Dynamics 365 integrates deeply with Office 365 to enable end-to-end business processes and a seamless work experience..
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (aka NAV, On-Premise/Hosted) – Similar to the above, D365 BC on-premise (NAV) is an easily adaptable ERP solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses that have outgrown their limited accounting software. This version of Business Central is deployed on-premise, but like its cloud-based counterpart, can help businesses automate and connect financials with sales, purchasing, operations and inventory management.
  • Dynamics GP (On-Premise/Hosted) – One of the most trusted and widely-adopted ERP solutions for small and midsize businesses, Dynamics GP offers growing organizations comprehensive financial and supply chain management within a single, scalable solution. Dynamics GP can be deployed on-premise or in a private hosting environment and offers right-size licensing options with the Starter Pack and Extended Pack. Dynamics GP is a time-tested solution with a large network of extensions and add-on solutions to meet specific industry requirements.

Register for the next Microsoft ERP Software Shootout on April 25, 2019 »

View our previously recorded Microsoft ERP Software Shootout »

Can’t make it to one of our ERP shootout events? Register for a free ERP Fit-Gap Session with Turnkey Technologies, where both our teams can discuss your goals and requirements in further detail.

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There are a huge number of variables that go into production scheduling. There’s market demand, capacity of equipment, and availability of supplies, among countless others.

Staying on top of all aspects of production may seem like an impossible task – like you need a third, or even an eighth arm to manage it all while keeping pace. At FabTech 2018, we presented some of the most useful scheduling features in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Here’s a closer look:

Balance Demand with Actual Capacity – Everything’s rosy when you can make as much as people can buy… but if you’re a successful company with a stellar product, it’s likely that keeping up with the demand is a challenge. And indeed, efficient utilization of production resources might make it possible to satisfy the demand that otherwise couldn’t be met. Dynamics 365 automates and facilitates much of the process in these ways:

  • System directed proposed assignments and dates by Order.
  • Graphical View by Operation.
  • Easy reschedule by drag and drop between dates and resources.
  • Capacity, skills and location validations for rescheduling.
  • Capacity to reschedule automatically based on material availability.

Evaluate Alternative Schedules – What if supplies didn’t arrive on time? What if several team members call in sick? What if a client calls to move up the deadline? Using visual tools, you can create different planning scenarios to dynamically adjust production schedules to changing circumstances.

Facilitate Information Processing – Bring departments together by collaboration in order to coordinate delivery time of components to ensure timely completion of the final product.

Graphical Capacity Utilization Tools – You can view utilization of resources by period of time, by resource, and by work cell, among others. Drill down to see data related to production orders, planned orders, scheduled jobs, and project tasks.

Multilevel Explosion and Pegging – See the status of each line of the Bill of Materials. Combine that with the due dates of each operation. Examine a view of your critical on-hand inventory, and let Dynamics 365 give you suggested actions to perform.

Automation is a critical aspect of the scheduling process as demand, capacity, and the supply chain become more complex. Want to see how Dynamics 365 can tame the beast and bring you a much greater level of control over your operations? Contact us now for an evaluation of your needs, and our recommendations on how you can implement a transformation of your business – for the better!

Contact Us »

Learn about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing »

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