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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: ERP, Business Transformation

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: ERP, Business Transformation

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?

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

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: ERP, CRM

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: ERP, CRM, Business Transformation

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: ERP, CRM

January 24, 2019

Dynamics 365 Managed Services

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, 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?

Topics: Manufacturing, ERP

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: ERP, CRM

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 ...

Topics: ERP, Business Transformation

October 29, 2018

ERP Deliverables: What to Expect When Implementing ERP

Every ERP partner has their own way of implementing an ERP system.

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

October 16, 2018

Bored of Baan? We can help.

Background Baan Corporation, founded in 1978, was one of the first dominant ERP software companies. It became famous for its Dynamic Enterprise Modeler and technical architecture and became a threat ...

Topics: Energy, ERP

October 10, 2018

Summit Midstream Partners Goes “Live” on Robust Energy Platform

Successfully Deployed Oil and Gas Solution Enhances Summit Midstream Partners’ Business Controls MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, announced today the ...

Topics: ERP, CRM

October 02, 2018

A New Approach to Microsoft D365 Implementation

MCA Connect Launches New Approach to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Implementation, MCA Spectrum [DENVER, CO — OCTOBER 2, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, ...

Topics: ERP, CRM

September 25, 2018

MCA Connect Launches Strategic Microsoft Dynamics Support Offering

MCA Connect is honored by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation. [DENVER, CO — SEPTEMBER 25, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

August 09, 2018

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation for Manufacturers

Yes, we know. The words ‘ERP implementation’ can sound expensive, time consuming and questionable. And yes, 10 years ago, technology implementations were difficult. But that was a different time. ...

Topics: ERP, CRM

July 25, 2018

MCA Connect Achieves 2018/2019 Inner Circle Award

MCA Connect is honored by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation. [DENVER, CO — JULY 25, 2018] — MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold ...

Topics: Energy, ERP, CRM

April 17, 2018

Your Go-To Oil & Gas Technology Partner

How can you embrace digital transformation trends without spending hundreds of thousands – or even millions - of dollars on the big consulting firms? By seeing if a Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

February 13, 2018

Your CRM or ERP Implementation Might Be in Big Trouble

When CRM and ERP projects fail, it’s not usually that the project team fails to get the software implemented. It’s that the project fails to help the business achieve its goals. Experienced project ...

Topics: ERP

February 06, 2018

How Manufacturers Can Turn Data into Insight

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” This line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner aptly describes how most manufacturers feel about their data. Despite drowning in data, manufacturers ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

January 31, 2018

4 Best Practices for Oil and Gas Service Companies

Now that oil prices are rising and energy companies are renewing exploration operations, it’s time to re-evaluate what you, as an oil and gas service company, can do to get your fair share of the ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

January 23, 2018

Oilfield Service Combats the Profit Margin Squeeze

Are you one of the “lucky” oilfield service companies who survived the downturn? Whether you sailed through thanks to saving ahead, or you barely survived, thanks to downsizing and scrimping wherever ...

Topics: ERP

December 20, 2017

4 Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s that time of year again, where everyone wants to know what the hottest technology trends will be in 2018. We see these four areas having the biggest impact for the customers we serve.

Topics: ERP

December 19, 2017

5 Questions Auto Supply CFOs Should Be Asking

As the CFO of an Automotive Supply company, your role is to be equally visionary and pragmatic. How will you build the business of tomorrow, while ensuring you have the cash flow, materials and ...

Topics: ERP, CRM

December 15, 2017

What happens after Dynamics 365 goes live?

The day you “go live” with your Dynamics 365 ERP or CRM system is a major milestone achievement, but it doesn’t mean your work is done. Companies have to choose how the system will be supported after ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

December 12, 2017

Priorities During the Oil and Gas Rebound

Why Oil and Gas Companies Should Prioritize ERP and Technology Infrastructure Projects Oil and gas companies have had to make difficult decisions in order to survive the last few years of low prices ...

Topics: ERP

December 06, 2017

How Manufacturing CFOs are Preparing for 2018

What’s in store for 2018? Changes are ahead for the manufacturing industry, largely due to new technologies that are becoming more affordable, and provide significant strategic advantages.

Topics: ERP, Energy

November 28, 2017

Oil & Gas Buzzing about Rental Management Software

The main thing about the heavy industrial equipment needed for oil and gas exploration is that it’s HEAVY - expensive to manufacture, expensive to move, expensive to maintain and work can’t get done ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

November 20, 2017

5 Reasons Oil & Gas Companies Choose EnergyCONNECT

With all the name changes around Microsoft Dynamics 365, plus all the Microsoft Partner-developed solutions, it can be difficult to understand all the solution offerings and how they are built and ...

Topics: ERP

November 15, 2017

Would you use 40-year-old ERP software?

In 1977, ERP software was called MRP software, which stood for Material Requirements Planning.

Topics: ERP

November 06, 2017

What to Know About Moving from a Legacy System to Dynamics 365

Do you know your existing ERP system is out of date, but you’re still not sure if you should make the switch? The average traditional ERP on-premise deployment is at least two versions out-of-date, ...

Topics: ERP

November 03, 2017

What do CFOs like about Dynamics 365?

CFOs are constantly balancing the company’s limitations of today with the possibilities of tomorrow. They look for hidden risks and ways to capitalize on unseized opportunities. With these priorities ...

Topics: ERP

October 23, 2017

Do More with Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

So you’ve taken the plunge and moved onto Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. How can you do more with what you have?

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

October 02, 2017

Increase Quality Without Increasing Production Cost

Razor thin margins leave little room for production errors. Because product recalls and customer refunds are so expensive, you want to be able to consistently deliver quality products, but without ...

Topics: ERP

September 18, 2017

Tired of MAPICS? You’re not alone.

MAPICS was created by IBM more than 35 years ago as an operational control system for manufacturing and accounting information. In 2005, the product was purchased by Infor Global Solutions and ...

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing

September 11, 2017

CFOs are demanding modern manufacturing technology

“How do you achieve better profit margins?” That’s the bottom line question for every CFO. Your job is to make sure there’s enough money in the bank to keep operations running smoothly, and to decide ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

September 11, 2017

Joint Venture Accounting Solution for Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry has unique accounting needs. When you evaluate new ERP solutions, how easily the system manages joint venture accounting is going to be an important consideration. The 5 ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

September 06, 2017

What is ManufacturingCONNECT Accelerator?

Since manufacturing enterprise management software (ERP) was first developed, a truth that “everyone knows” is that implementing new MRP / ERP software is a long, expensive and complicated process.

Topics: CRM, ERP, Manufacturing

September 01, 2017

5 Secrets to Improving Bid Responses for Auto Suppliers

Automotive supplier sales reps and engineers spend a lot of time responding to RFPs (Requests for Proposals). With so much time and energy going into formulating each response, what can you do to ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

August 01, 2017

The Fastest Way to “Go Live” on Dynamics 365!

A typical ERP implementation may take months, even years, to deploy. But Microsoft has made it possible for companies choosing Microsoft Dynamics 365 to go live in just weeks!

Topics: ERP

July 27, 2017

Top 5 Engineering Auto Supply Trends

As the auto industry embraces brave new technology like driverless cars, what does that mean for auto suppliers? How is the engineering department being impacted? What trends will be embraced over ...
  

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