Topics: CRM, ERP

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

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

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

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: Business Transformation, ERP

ERP Deliverables: What to Expect When Implementing ERP

Every ERP partner has their own way of implementing an ERP system. Even when partners follow similar methodologies, like the Microsoft Sure Step process, deliverables can be uniquely customized based ...

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

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: ERP, Energy

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

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: CRM, ERP

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

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

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: CRM, ERP, Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would you use 40-year-old ERP software?

In 1977, ERP software was called MRP software, which stood for Material Requirements Planning. At the time, most MRP software was custom developed on big mainframe computer systems that were ...

Topics: ERP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Finance and Operations, wouldn’t it make sense to add customer relationship management ...

Topics: CRM, ERP

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

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

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

Who benefits from data warehousing?

What is a data warehouse? A data warehouse is the collection of data extracted from isolated systems across the organization. A data warehousing project is the process of identifying, categorizing, ...

Topics: ERP

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

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

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

Why are you buying an ERP system?

No. Really. Why are you considering buying an ERP software solution? Is it because: 1.  You need to have SOMETHING to run your business:

Topics: ERP

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

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

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 a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Implementation?  Let’s explore these ...

Topics: ERP, Energy

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

Understanding Master Planning

Understanding Master Planning and Master Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Topics: ERP

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

Getting to the Aha Moment Faster

The Way Things Work Around Here Most manufacturing employees are comfortable in their routines. They are used to what they do and have become as productive as they can with what they have.  Any ...
  

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