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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: CRM, ERP

July 25, 2018

MCA Connect Achieves 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications

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: ERP, Energy

July 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: CRM, ERP, Energy

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: CRM, ERP

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

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 ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 25, 2017

MCA Connect 2017 US Microsoft Dynamics Partner

Microsoft recognizes MCA Connect for outstanding performance July 25, 2017 (Denver, Colo.) –MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold ERP, CRM and Cloud Partner, proudly ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 18, 2017

Do Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP go together like PB&J?

If you are already running a Microsoft ERP solution, like Microsoft Dynamics AX or Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, wouldn’t it make sense to add customer relationship management (CRM) ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 13, 2017

Why ERP and CRM Projects Fail to Meet Expectations

Companies invest in ERP and CRM projects to improve their business processes and performance. With so much time, effort and money put into these projects, why don’t they succeed 100% of the time?

Topics: CRM, ERP

July 13, 2017

The 5 “AHA” Moments for Managed Services Customers

When customers first begin using MCA Connect Managed Services to get Microsoft Dynamics application support, they don’t always fully understand how managed services really works.

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

June 15, 2017

Auto Manufacturers are Bucking the Profit Erosion Trend

Are your profits eroding slowly over time?  For automotive suppliers and other manufacturers who sell to giant corporations, profit erosion is a common problem. There’s no one big issue that can get ...

Topics: ERP

June 14, 2017

Who benefits from data warehousing?

What is a data warehouse?

Topics: ERP

June 13, 2017

Advanced Filters

Are you ever looking at a grid in AX and want to filter for specific information but aren’t quite sure how to do it. Well you are not alone, and thankfully there are some nice filters built into AX ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

June 12, 2017

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: CRM, ERP

June 06, 2017

ERP and CRM Systems Work Better Together

As a Microsoft Partner who has been selling both Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM systems for quite some time, it’s interesting that more of our customers don’t integrate their ERP and CRM ...

Topics: ERP

June 01, 2017

Finalist: Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning Award

Microsoft today announced that MCA Connect has been named a finalist in the 2017 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Award. Finalists were selected over almost 2,800 Microsoft partners in 115 ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

April 17, 2017

Why are you buying an ERP system?

No. Really.

Topics: ERP

March 22, 2017

5 Good Minutes – Workspaces, Templates and AX7

In this installment of 5 Good Minutes MCA Connect’s very own Chad Carnes shows how to navigate workspaces in the recently released Microsoft Dynamics AX7 and how to present those workspaces using his ...

Topics: ERP

February 07, 2017

Verifying Your Inventory Count

How to verify you inventory count in Microsoft Dynamics 365 We’ve written a couple of articles recently about inventory counting best practices using Dynamics 365. For quick reference you can find ...

Topics: ERP

February 01, 2017

Prepare a wall-to-wall inventory count – Dynamics 365

So your company is about to do a wall to wall inventory count.  What should you do to prepare for this big event? What should be done in Microsoft Dynamics 365?  Let’s explore these tasks.

Topics: ERP, Energy

January 25, 2017

MCA Connect’s EnergyCONNECT Hosted in Microsoft Azure

MCA Connect’s EnergyCONNECT Enterprise Solution is Now Available to be Hosted in Microsoft Azure

Topics: ERP

January 18, 2017

Understanding Master Planning

Understanding Master Planning and Master Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Topics: ERP

January 13, 2017

Bank Reconciliation & 1099s in Microsoft Dynamics AX

AX Summit 2016 was my very first AXUG Summit experience – AND – it was my very first time speaking in front of a large crowd. It was EXHILARATING!

Topics: ERP

December 29, 2016

Getting to the Aha Moment Faster

The Way Things Work Around Here

Topics: ERP

December 07, 2016

Positive & Negative Days

What are positive and negative days in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and why do we need them? 

Topics: ERP

December 01, 2016

Which Annual Inventory Counting Method Should You Use?

Businesses run into the dilemma of doing a yearly wall-to-wall inventory and have asked “What is the best method for doing this within Microsoft Dynamics AX?”

Topics: ERP

November 29, 2016

5 Steps to Closing the Books in Microsoft Dynamics AX

The end of the year is quickly approaching. It’s always such a busy time, especially for those of us in accounting. Not only do we have the distractions of holiday dinners, decorating and shopping, ...

Topics: ERP

November 17, 2016

The Voice of the Operator: Turning data into insight

How ERP systems generate so much data

Topics: CRM, ERP

November 11, 2016

Foster a Partnership With Microsoft Dynamics Partner

AXUG Summit 2016 kicked off with a BANG!

Topics: ERP

November 01, 2016

Use Visual Studio Team Services To Track Projects

So…how’s your Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation going?
  

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