From gatekeeper to innovator: the transformational effect of digital finance with Dynamics 365

A few months ago, the Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, part of the mighty property group that owns the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, said it had chosen to adopt Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations in the cloud as its new back-office ERP system. “We are transforming our business model through digitisation that would take us to the next level in providing world-class service to our guests,” said Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group. “In …

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Achieving GDPR compliance on an older NAV database

In a previous blog post, I spoke about the implications of the sweeping new privacy laws introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU and some of the actions Microsoft has been taking to support their customers and reseller partners to be compliant in the brave new world of data privacy and security. Along with white papers and compliance guides, Microsoft has set up a new GDPR demos page to help organisations of all sizes to understand what is required of them and avoid …

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What Makes The AXUG Summit 16 Worth Travelling for?

This year’s premier user-led educational event for Dynamics AX professionals, AXUG 16, will be held in Tampa, Florida on October 11-14th. There are plenty of other AX-focussed conferences and user events throughout the calendar, so what makes the AXUG Summit worth travelling for? 1. Networking with experts According to AXUG Summit board member Paul Martin, connections are as essential to the AXUG experience as education. While the primary function of the user group has always been learning, …

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The Differences between AX and NAV

The differences between Dynamics AX and NAV. If you’ve been working in a Microsoft Dynamics job – regardless of in the US or UK – you’ll be familiar with both of Microsoft’s ERP solutions: Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV. What are the differences? However, end-users and business owners new to Dynamics can often be unaware of the differences, which can be a bit of a problem if you’re supposed to be the one implementing a solution. It therefore falls to you, the consultant, to come to a …

Is it the beginning of the end for Dynamics NAV?

So, Microsoft has decided to take an axe to the training and certification requirements for a number of products including Dynamics NAV and GP, preferring instead to replace them with a range of “How to” videos where people will learn by watching YouTube-style clips rather than being formally assessed. My own experience of this style of training came from within the Microsoft walls where a large percentage of courses were delivered via online video; so I understand the scalability and availability …

New kid on the block Kiddicare reinvents the in-store experience with K3 Retail

Kiddicare has worked with K3 to completely transform the way that it’s ten new stores and their existing Peterborough flagship store, look, operate and engage with customers. Part of parent company Morrisons’ aggressive plan for expansion to generate £250 million turnover in the next three years, Kiddicare has further developed its Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution from K3 Retail to support its growing network of superstores across the nation. Opening an average of one store a month throughout 2013, …

Dynamics – The Time to Upgrade

Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM systems under Microsoft are continuously evolving and improving. With Microsoft technologies you expect that within 2 years your current solution is out of date and so the question is often not what is the best ERP or CRM solution as all Dynamics Solutions are currently out selling the opposition, but when should we upgrade our current version. The general rule of thumb when looking to upgrade is when the benefits outweigh the cost, when new functionality within the systems …

Now Confirmed: NAV is the biggest piece of the Dynamics cake

In the Microsoft Dynamics World, the different ERP products that were competing while they were separate products on the market have in a way continued their competition internally in the Microsoft community after the products have become a part of the Microsoft Dynamics suite. In alphabetic order we’re taking about AX, CRM, GP, NAV and SL. I’m including CRM here as it has become an integral part of Microsoft Dynamics even though it has not been marketed outside Microsoft previously. In the …

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud Businesses demand flexibility, security, and scalability. The cloud provides all of that—and better yet, it is very affordable. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider moving your ERP to the cloud: 1. Smaller Initial Investment – Services are provided on a subscription, pay-as-you-go basis which means that implementing a cloud based ERP system can greatly reduce the initial capital costs of investing in an ERP system. Many vendors …

What is ERP and Why Every Company Should Have One?

What is ERP and Why Every Company Should Have One? An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is an information system that supports business operations and aids in decision-making. Some of the business functions supported by the information system include human resources, sales, production, customer service and finance. The ERP system uses a centralised database and platform with a consistent and uniform user interface for the user of the system. Why Does my Organisation Need an ERP …