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Why Dynamics 365 Business Central Is Good for Manufacturing

Posted by IES on Jun 23, 2021 8:37:13 PM

The competitive and dynamic nature of the manufacturing industry makes for a challenging environment. That’s why many companies rely on ERP solutions capable of helping organizations make informed and strategic decisions while overseeing various processes within the supply chain. Dynamics 365 Business Central helps manufacturers integrate different aspects of the manufacturing process within one solution.

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Topics: Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. QuickBooks (and Other Alternatives)

Posted by IES on Jun 17, 2021 9:15:00 AM

QuickBooks accounting software is prevalent among start-ups and small businesses in need of a tool that helps them manage customers, clients, inventory, vendors, and finances. Dynamics 365 Business Central is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with accounting features that compare favorably to QuickBooks offerings.

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Topics: Quickbooks, Business Central

Calculating the Cost of Dynamics 365 Business Central Implementation

Posted by IES on Jun 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The first thing most companies look at when they’re considering a new ERP platform is how much it will cost. Ideally, businesses would put the quality of the product and how well it conforms to their business environment at the top of the list. However, many organizations must consider the bottom line when it comes to any software purchase.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Business Central

A Guide to Using Microsoft Business Central API

Posted by IES on Jun 3, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Data drives most aspects of organizations operating in a modern business environment. Different business areas end up responsible for storing information and making it available to the rest of the enterprise. That decentralization makes it harder for companies to get the data needed to help customers, keep up with financial transactions, and create reports. Microsoft Business Central provides organizations with a centralized platform to access BI, CRM, and ERP software solutions powered by cloud technology.

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Topics: Business Central

How Do I Create a Dashboard in Dynamics 365 (and Other FAQs)?

Posted by IES on May 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Dynamics 365 dashboards give users control over viewing key metrics that clue you into the performance of workers and various business initiatives. This guide takes you through creating a Dynamics 365 dashboard and addressing other questions and concerns that often crop up throughout the process.

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Topics: Dynamics 365

What Is Azure Information Protection? Why Is It Important?

Posted by IES on May 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Electronic record management, especially documents and emails, is often one of the biggest pain points for both large and small organizations. Think about how many emails you send and receive throughout the course of a day. Your job role may require you to reference various documents housed within the organization.

Proper categorization and security are significant concerns, especially when it comes to improper password protection or other human errors that can lead to a data breach. That’s what Azure Information Protection works to address.

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Topics: azure

3 Tips on Optimizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Email Marketing

Posted by IES on May 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

A robust email campaign is a vital tool for any organization’s marketing efforts. Without the right tools, setting one up can become arduous and time-consuming. Microsoft helps streamline email through the capabilities of its Microsoft Dynamics CRM email marketing solution. It’s a core feature of Dynamics 355 Marketing that helps with tasks like sending large batches of personalized emails for marketing purposes, creating automations based on the customer journey, and letting you view the results of your outreach efforts.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics

AWS vs. Azure: Which is Better?

Posted by IES on May 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Cloud computing removes the need for businesses to maintain on-site data centers. That’s money saved in hardware investments and maintenance of the hardware. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are two of the most popular cloud service providers on the market. Deciding which one is better, AWS or Azure, comes down to your data needs and the kind of applications you need to house. Let’s look at what each cloud provider offers and how you can use them to transform your IT infrastructure.

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Topics: azure, AWS

Dynamics 365 vs. Salesforce: 2021 Comparison Update

Posted by IES on Apr 13, 2021 9:30:00 AM

While Microsoft may be king when it comes to operating systems, it faces an uphill battle to win over market share from Salesforce in the CRM market. Salesforce has continued to dominate in that arena, claiming the #1 CRM provider crown in 2020 for the 7th year in a row. Things tend to come out more evenly when you do a Microsoft Dynamics 365 vs Salesforce feature-by-feature comparison.  There’s a lot to like about both Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics 365. Both give organizations the kind of flexibility needed to grow and expand in a competitive marketplace.

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Topics: Dynamics 365

How to Enable Power BI in Dynamics 365

Posted by IES on Apr 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Embedding Power BI into a Dynamics 365 instance gives users the ability to pull in reports, tiles, and dashboards from Power BI. You’ll need administrator access to perform a one-time configuration between the two applications to ensure proper communication and authentication. That allows the Dynamics 365 server to contact Power BI for a user, gain access to specific visualizations, and then redraw it within the application.

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Topics: Dynamics 365