Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

August 04, 2020

How Technology Supports Our New Virtual World

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has changed how many companies operate. Encouraging employees to work remotely is probably the biggest change for those companies, thus making our world even more ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

January 15, 2020

Why Oil & Gas Companies Need Joint Venture Accounting Software in 2020

One of the complexities of the oil and gas industry is handling the accounting and communication between multiple land owners, especially for Exploration and Production companies. They have many ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

December 31, 2019

Oil & Gas Buzzing about Rental Management Software

The main thing about industrial equipment for oil and gas exploration is that it’s HEAVY – literally and financially. It’s expensive to manufacture, expensive to move, and expensive to maintain. And ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

December 18, 2019

Looking to Upgrade from MAPICS? You're not alone.

There are many manufacturing companies that are still running on legacy ERP systems like MAPICS, also known as Infor XA. Many of these companies have the mind set of ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Enterprise Resource Planning: An Introduction

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can revolutionize many types of business operating within a wealth of verticals. ERP platforms allow different systems to communicate, integrate, and ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

How Are Microsoft’s ERP Systems Different?

Microsoft has developed a powerhouse system in the form of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. If you’d like to learn about the functionality from more of a top level view, take a look ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Are You Ready for an Upgrade?

Auditing readiness for an ERP upgrade can seem like a daunting task. If you feel like you’re caught in the technological dark ages, you’re not alone. Many companies make the assumption that an ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Choosing the Right Partner

Choosing the right manufacturing ERP partner can be the difference between a smooth, functional process and a downright tedious process. We have put together a handy checklist for selecting an ERP ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Unique Aspects of ERP Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry

Microsoft’s ERP solution can be customized to manage many types of business processes. Building a custom system form fit to the manufacturing industry, then customizing for your direct needs, ensures ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Common ERP Implementation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Utilizing all of the sections above to create a comprehensive upgrade/implementation strategy helps things run smoothly, but there are some major risk factors to stay away from when you are looking ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Develop and Execute an Implementation Plan

Gaining internal buy-in from the implementers as well as your executive team is a linchpin when implementing a manufacturing ERP system. We have put together a handy guide for a successful ERP ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Training Employees and Gaining Buy In

While we mentioned the importance of training the users who will be utilizing your software, we want to devote a section of this guide to training users properly as this is an item that can derail ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Guide

December 18, 2019

Case Studies

Dell Dell is among the most well-known technology brands in the world. They were one of the first to sell computer products directly to consumers. Dell needed solutions to match their high-volume, ...

Topics: IoT & Analytics, ERP

December 16, 2019

What is RPA? Robotic Process Automation Explained

More executives are turning to an emerging technology practice called robotic process automation (RPA), to streamline operations and reduce costs. With RPA, businesses can automate tedious, ...

Topics: ERP

December 09, 2019

What Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations Users Need to Know About Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

Prior to the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO), AX 2012 users were able to directly access the transactional database using traditional OLEDB or ODBC ...

Topics: ERP

October 22, 2019

Data Lake Storage for Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

The transition of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (D365FO) from an on-premise ERP to a cloud-based ERP has created numerous changes, most of them highly advantageous for users, admins and ...

Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

October 15, 2019

5 Fundamentals to Becoming a Global Connected Enterprise

Consumers use technology to their advantage. With it they are less tolerant, less loyal, and more adventurous and they have learned how to exercise control over brands.

Topics: ERP

October 10, 2019

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Modern ERP System

You probably don’t think you use Artificial Intelligence (AI) on a regular basis, but if you have a smart home device, check out recommended products on Amazon, or use Google’s local search results, ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

October 04, 2019

4 Ways Your Dynamics System Should Be Supported

Whether you are using Microsoft Dynamics 365, or previous versions like Dynamics CRM or AX in your business, there are certain ways to keep the systems running smoothly. For your system to gather and ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

September 16, 2019

How Do The Features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the Cloud Compare to On-Premise?

Enterprises across the globe are gradually moving their business applications to various online platforms. But these enterprises are, however, debating which deployment option (in-cloud, on-premise, ...

Topics: ERP

August 28, 2019

The Voice of the Operator: Turning Data Into Insight

How ERP systems generate so much data Those of us who “live and breathe” Dynamics 365 implementation  are flooded with information about orders and transactions. There are transactions for shipments, ...

Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

August 12, 2019

Best Practices to Ensure Successful Change Management

Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management has become a permanent feature of the business landscape. As vast new innovative technologies come up, once-powerful business models are on the ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 29, 2019

Why Your Project Go-Live is Not the End, But the Beginning

After what may seem like a long, but hopefully successful journey, you can finally start to see the light as your go-live date approaches. But we’ve got news. That light is the beginning of a whole ...

Topics: ERP

July 29, 2019

MCA CONNECT Achieves 2019/2020 Inner Circle Recognition for Microsoft Business Applications

[Denver, CO – July 26, 2019] - MCA Connect, a Microsoft Gold Partner, has achieved the prestigious 2019/2020 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications for the 11th year. Membership in this ...

Topics: ERP

July 19, 2019

MCA Connect has been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2019

[Denver, CO – July 18, 2019] - MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, has been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARS for 2019. The Top 100 resellers are chosen ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

May 03, 2019

The Role of an ERP Solution in the Energy Industry

Oil and gas operations are highly complex and costly and have a deep impact on the world’s economy. Because of this complexity, companies within this industry need enterprise management software that ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing, Field Service, Energy

April 25, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why an S&OP Project Can Fail

The implementation of a successful Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) project can provide a game changing foundation to drive enterprise excellence for years to come in an organization and working ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

April 11, 2019

Why Modern Manufacturing ERP Systems are Critical

Manufacturing growth continues to boom and is forecasted to increase more than it has in a decade. According to the MAPI (Manufacturing Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) Foundation, because ...

Topics: IoT & Analytics, CRM, ERP

March 06, 2019

Using the Microsoft Power Platform to Increase Innovation

Read how you can use Dynamics 365 and Office 365 together for greater efficiency.

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

March 04, 2019

Manufacturing ERP Systems: The Top 5 Benefits

The manufacturing industry is complex, highly progressive, and competitive in nature. These factors make it essential for manufacturers to have integrated technology solutions that increase ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 22, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Support: Selecting the Right Application Management Partner

Looking for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Support? After a Dynamics implementation, many customers decide to move to another Dynamics partner for ongoing support and maintenance. Even when the ...

Topics: ERP

February 20, 2019

What is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System?

Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) are complex solutions that are used for various reasons by various companies.  As they become more common, it seems the definition of an “ERP” becomes even ...

Topics: Business Transformation, ERP

February 18, 2019

Why ERP Systems Can be a Challenge and Who You Can Turn to for an Implementation

Companies of all sizes are beginning to take notice of the benefits that an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provides. Even smaller, family-owned businesses are joining the trend, as more ...

Topics: Business Transformation, ERP

February 13, 2019

Dynamics 365 ERP Implementation: Finding the Feature-Fit Balance

For a while, fixed bid ERP implementations were a hot topic. Microsoft Dynamics 365 (and formerly Dynamics AX) had so many built-in features, why WOULDN’T a company try to implement an out-of-the-box ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 12, 2019

Is Dynamics In-House More Expensive Than Outsourcing?

How much does it cost? MCA Connect is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner that sells Microsoft Dynamics 365 Managed Services, as well as break-fix support, and ongoing technology consulting services.

Topics: ERP

February 08, 2019

Why Executives Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Over Other ERP Solutions

ERP systems are incredibly useful for organizations. Some of the top reasons organizations choose to implement an ERP system is to:

Topics: ERP

February 04, 2019

Dynamics AX Customers: 7 Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics 365

Is it time to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations? When should you switch from the on-premises version of Dynamics ERP, formerly called Dynamics AX, to the cloud-version of Dynamics 365 ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

January 31, 2019

Gartner Pace Layering: How MCA Offerings Adapt the Approach for Dynamics 365

What is Gartner Pace Layering? Gartner Pace Layering is a business application strategy that emphasizes the need to create differentiation and innovation rather than just invest in transactional ...

Topics: Business Transformation, CRM, ERP

January 29, 2019

Business in the Cloud: Is it Really Easier?

Sharing and saving files has seen a significant evolution. From big floppy disks to CDs to flash drives, the devices being used to share files are smaller and more capable. This modern shift ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

January 24, 2019

Dynamics 365 Managed Services Support: Internal vs External

Why would you use an outsourced Microsoft Dynamics consulting firm to manage your Microsoft Dynamics applications, rather than hire IT staff to do the work internally? Isn’t outsourcing support going ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

January 21, 2019

Manufacturing ERP Implementations

What to know before taking a traditional implementation approach As a manufacturer, you have a lot of moving parts in your business.

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

January 18, 2019

5 Critical Steps Before Implementing a Next Generation ERP System

Modern ERP systems, like Microsoft Dynamics 365, offer significant advantages over traditional ERP systems. Most next generation ERP systems are:

Topics: ERP

January 14, 2019

Is an ERP Solutions Upgrade Right for You?

When your organization invests in ERP solutions technology, it’s natural to want to extend and maximize that investment as much as possible. However, because technology is modernizing at a rapid ...

Topics: ERP

January 14, 2019

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your ERP Solutions?

Using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system has many benefits, including optimizing operations, gaining visibility into your supply chain and simplifying business processes. But, many ...

Topics: ERP

December 20, 2018

Say Goodbye to Outdated AS/400 Systems, We’re Here to Help You Move On

J.D. Edwards World Solution Company or JD Edwards (JDE), was an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software company founded in 1977. Their products included World for IBM AS/400, OneWorld for CNC ...

Topics: ERP

December 17, 2018

An Out-Of-The-Box ERP Solution: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

What is an out-of-the-box ERP solution? For small businesses, out-of-the box ERP solutions are the norm, although they’re more frequently referred to as small business accounting solutions. While ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Field Service

December 13, 2018

Integrated CRM and ERP Systems Made Possible

Many organizations have business applications which they use to help drive efficiencies and run their business. However, many also struggle to realize the value of integrating traditional Sales (or ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

December 04, 2018

5 Keys to Maximizing your ERP Post-Implementation

After months of hard work, your team is finally ready to go-live on your new ERP system. The official launch is an exciting milestone, but it’s really the beginning of your ERP journey.

Topics: CRM, ERP

November 26, 2018

5 Pitfalls of Self-Managing Your Microsoft Dynamics Application

How hard could it be to manage Microsoft Dynamics internally? “We’ll just hire a few employees to manage the application for us.”

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

November 19, 2018

The Latest Trend in Implementing Manufacturing ERP Software

The purchase of new manufacturing ERP software is usually driven by a desire to innovate, differentiate, cut costs, and create efficiency.

Topics: CRM, ERP

November 08, 2018

Pros & Cons of Managed Services

Microsoft Dynamics Support: Pros & Cons of Managed Services After you’ve gone live with Microsoft Dynamics, you’re faced with several choices about how to manage the ongoing upgrade and support. The ...
  

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