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Understanding Master Planning

Understanding Master Planning and Master Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics AX

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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!

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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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Positive & Negative Days

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

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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 Dynamics 365 Implementation?”

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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, ...

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Foster a Partnership With Microsoft Dynamics Partner

AXUG Summit 2016 kicked off with a BANG! One of the first sessions of the week was hosted by 3 longtime leaders of the Dynamics AX community: Lindsay Garcia of Magpul, a Microsoft Dynamics AX ...

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Use Visual Studio Team Services To Track Projects

So…how’s your Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation going? WHAT? You have to get a report from someone else? I have a better option for you.

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AXUG Summit – Last Minute Tips!

With the 2016 AXUG Summit right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking seriously about the conference and how you’ll cover everything you want to see in just a few short days.

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Production Scheduling – Every Part

This post is part of our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. In this post we’ll discuss every part every interval – EPEI – metric.

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Production Scheduling – Level the Volume

This post is part of our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. In this post we’ll discuss supermarkets as a way to design a lean future state.

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You’ve Got Attachments

Have you ever wanted a visual notification that there was an attachment to an order/journal/etc.??

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AutoReport – How to get more from your reports

Have you ever run an inquiry or report but needed more information and you don’t want to drill down to get it?  Don’t want to involve a Developer or your IT department to get it?

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Journal Control

Journal control works along with account structures to enforce more stringent rules for a specific journal. Using journal control we can restrict the posting types on a journal; for example we may ...

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Production Scheduling – Supermarkets and Pull

This post is part of our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. In this post we’ll discuss supermarkets as a way to design a lean future state.

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Jayco, Inc. Selects mcaConnect and Microsoft AX

Jayco, Inc. Selects MCA Connect and Microsoft AX for Enterprise Resource Planning Needs

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Production Scheduling – Develop Flow

This is the third post in our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines.

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Production Scheduling – Building to Takt

This is the second post in our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. The first guideline is to design a lean future state by producing to your takt time.

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Load Ledger Transactions

Dynamics AX has a neat function that will allow a user to transfer previously posted journal transactions into a newly created journal for re-posting.  This comes in handy when you have forgotten to ...

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Jump!!! Ready… Set…

When I was six years old, I broke my arm in a heroic attempt to prove that I could fly.  The plan was simple.  Climb a chest of drawers and jump before I think it through.  Then magically, I expected ...

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MCA Connect 2016 Microsoft ERP Partner Finalist

MCA Connect has awesome news to share! We are a 2016 finalist for Microsoft’s prestigious Partner of the Year Award for the Enterprise Resource Planning category as a result of our manufacturing ...

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Setting Up Ledger Allocation Journals in Dynamics AX

In this Didjano (a play of words on Did You Know) video, MCA Connect Application Consultant Madeline Hayes will be discussing how you can use the ledger allocation function.  So now let’s get started!

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Avoiding a Risky ERP Implementation

There has been plenty written about ERP failures. Gartner and Forester among others have specific articles and reports about the main issues that lead to ERP failures within an organization. So what ...

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Too Many Pages Open in Dynamics AX

Many of us multi task on a daily basis, but have you ever looked down into your taskbar to see that you have way too many AX windows open?  Today’s Didjano will help you manage and resolve this issue.

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Settle an Invoice when an Error in Dynamics AX occurs

If you have been working Accounts receivables or payables for a while in Microsoft Dynamics AX, you’ve more than likely come across a transaction in customer or vendor settlement that you were unable ...

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Modifying How Names appear in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Do you ever get frustrated when looking up an employee but the records start with the first name and all you know is their last?

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Add a Field, Move a Field & Stephen Curry

In this episode of Five Good Minutes in Dynamics AX we look at a couple of big “little things” in the latest RTW version. We look at how to add a field to a grid and how to move that field on a grid.

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5 Good Minutes: Filters, Grids, and the Magnificent AX7

In this western themed blog Chad Carnes shows users how to filter grids in Dynamics AX7. Chad shows 7 ways to use grids to create custom reports in Microsoft Dynamics AX7.

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Dynamics AX User Profile Relations 1 Minute Setup

Would you spend 1 minute per user one time to save every Microsoft Dynamics AX user 10 minutes or more – every single day? Think of the ROI on that! And think how much your team members will ...

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User Specific Journals in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Have you ever wanted to keep certain Microsoft Dynamics AX journals confidential? Or confined to a single department? Do you want to be able to create a custom journal without involving your IT ...

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Value Stream Mapping and Visual MDM

I was working with a new customer who has been implementing lean for some years but just starting using our Areteium lean transformation software. They have a complex operation with lots of cells in ...

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Formula 1 Teams Using Microsoft Dynamics AX

It is no surprise that business and sports collide on a regular basis. Both disciplines entail highly competitive landscapes, employ hard charging professionals, strive to grow their market and Lotus ...

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Part Two: Electronic Delivery Tickets…Duh!

I’m a Consultant in the energy industry, This post is a continuation of the story I was telling about spending a day with a prospective customer out at a rig supply yard. The delivery ticket had just ...

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Engage Customers How & Where They Prefer To Be Engaged

Manufacturers and other businesses have many options to reach out and communicate with customers. Engaging customers in the way they prefer to be engaged can lead to stronger relationships and ...

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Solving JQuery Issues in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Online 2015 Update 1, form scripts run in a different scope than the jQuery instance used by the application, hence, if you are expecting a JQuery ...

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Handling Foreign Currencies in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Concepts If you are accepting foreign currencies in Microsoft Dynamics AX, you have to deal with currency conversion rates. There are two scenarios you’ll run across – realized and unrealized.

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Customer Satisfaction Is Critical To Success

To remain competitive, manufacturers need to be responsive to customer needs and anticipate future needs, which can be challenging when using disparate systems. You can’t access sales, inventory, and ...

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5 Good Minutes – PowerBI Desktop & High Five Champions

In this episode of Five Good Minutes, Chad demos the basic capabilities of the PowerBI Desktop. He shows how to create and deploy reports and dashboards that can be viewed on four different platforms.

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MCA Connect is 2015 Microsoft AX Manufacturing Partner

DENVER, CO Sept 1, 2015 Last month, Microsoft proudly announced the United States Microsoft Dynamics Partner Award winners during the US Microsoft Dynamics Annual Conference. “The  US Partner Awards ...

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International Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementations

If you have ever been involved in an international Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation, you know the importance of having local consulting talent in order to achieve success. The process of finding ...

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MCA Connect makes Inc 5000 List

Wow! It’s been a banner year for mcaConnect for bringing home the big awards this year. Not only did we win Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year and entry into Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, ...

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Electronic Delivery Tickets….Duh!

As a Consultant in the Energy Industry, I love to get out in the field. It’s not only more fun than office meetings, but I learn way more about our customers and their challenges this way. This year ...

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MCA Connect in 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle

[DENVER, COLORADO — JULY 13, 2015] — MCA Connect has achieved the prestigious 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, an elite group of the most strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners from across the ...

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MCA Connect Finalist for Microsoft Partner of the Year

Denver, Colorado, United States — June 02, 2015 — MCA Connect LLC (MCA Connect) today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2015 Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of ...

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Don’t Let Routing Data Stop You from Going Lean

“But our routing data is _______________.”    You fill in the blanks…  “awful”, “unreliable”, “suspect”, “terrible”, “way out of date”, or more commonly just “Our routings suck.”Join the club. In 35 ...

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5 Good Minutes: Dynamics AX Ledger Basics & Ice Buckets

Chad is back with a brand new episode of Five Good Minutes in Microsoft Dynamics AX. In his latest installment, two functional consultants from MCA Connect rise to the “Ice Bucket” challenge. They ...

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EPEI Part 6 – EPEI for Continuous Improvement

This is the last in our series on Every Part Every Interval (EPEI). As we’ve seen, EPEI is an aggregate metric that determines the level of buffer inventory we need to hold in our supermarkets, our ...

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EPEI Part 5 – EPEI for Capacity

Phil Coy @leaniac  Managing Director of Strategic Services

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People, Software, and Control

Phil Coy – @leaniac Managing Director of Strategic Services “We use software and systems to control people as part of the process, rather than using software and systems to give control to people to ...

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EPEI Part 4 – EPEI and Changeovers

Phil Coy @leaniac Managing Director of Strategic Services In our exploration of high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) value streams, we see that changeovers between items occur all the time when we have ...

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EPEI Part 3 – EPEI and Supermarket Sizes

Phil Coy – @leaniac Managing Director of Strategic Services