As a technology advisor, a question we hear quite often when a client is considering investing in new or updated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is: Will it do what I need it to do? Clients also like to know what the product development team is working on that may make it into future releases. Both of these factors influence a client’s decision of which ERP system to implement. The Microsoft Dynamics Community YouTube Channel is very helpful when learning what the Microsoft development team is working on.
A couple of fun videos our clients have enjoyed demonstrate some “outside of the box” thinking by the Microsoft development team.
1. The first video Microsoft Dynamics GP, Kinect and a Pick/Pack/Ship Scenario presented by Chad Sogge, the Principle Group Program Manager for Microsoft Dynamics, shows us how using a bit of technology borrowed from the living room can assist warehouse workers. Using the Kinect Controller from the Xbox 360 and the provided SDK (Software Development Kit) they have presented a new way for workers to interact with Microsoft Dynamics GP .
2. The second video Microsoft Dynamics GP, Business Analyzer and Kinect also presented by Chad, uses the Kinect but in a different setting, the conference room. They have taken a different approach to the canned PowerPoint presentations for reporting and made an interactive experience where you can control the information dynamically using your voice and simple hand gestures.