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I have worked with mid-sized manufacturing companies for over a decade and have looked at several APS or Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems that integrate to ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Especially a graphical tool with a Gantt chart that production planner can change the schedule by dragging and dropping!   Most manufacturing companies don’t …

Warning Graphical Material: Where is My Production Schedule? Read More »

Business owners who acquire equipment for their business -  machinery, Dynamics GP software, servers, desktop computers, and other tangible goods -  usually prefer to deduct the cost in a single tax year rather than a little at a time over a number of years.  This deduction is known by its section in the tax code …

Want To Lower The True Costs Of Your Microsoft Dynamics Software? Section 179 is expiring 12/31/2009… Read More »

Kronos has integrated its Workforce Central suite with Microsoft Dynamics GP and AX.  I am excited to hear that a company with such a large customer base and robust workforce management solution such as Kronos is partnering with Dynamics GP and AX.    Companies are leveraging Kronos integrated suite of applications designed to help them hire, schedule, …

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Foundations Of Our Economy There are still many family-owned chemical and paint companies in our part of the country that have the local market space to thrive.  These types of businesses are the foundation of our economy and compete with the larger corporations for market share.  They also have the same types of operations issues …

Chemical Manufacturing; MSDS, Formulas, and Microsoft Dynamics GP Read More »

By Scott Driggs, Custom Information Services 2009 is coming to a close and it is that time again: yes budget season. First off, if you are reading this article, congratulations! You have almost survived 2009 which has been a very difficult year for many companies. Also, the fact that you are reading this article tells …

Budgeting 101: Dynamics GP Tools of the Trade Read More »

With the advent of superb accounting software such as Dynamics GP, Controllers and CFOs have become more technically savvy. They have learned that software can be configured to perform many functions to save time and money. One of the ways to save time and money is to centralize accounts payable functions when feasible. Centralized accounts payable is a great way to reduce the resources needed to perform a necessary business function. Here are a couple of scenarios when centralized accounts payable would be a good fit.

As a Dallas-Fort Worth Sage and Microsoft Dynamics reseller, I have been bombarded with emails and phone calls about the recent demise of the MIS Group here in Dallas.   We have had internal meetings to discuss what we can do to help the staff and customers out and have made a few plans to that …

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One part of my job requires that I understand the difference between process and discrete manufacturing and be able to provide the best solution for each industry and process.    Most people have no idea these type of manufacturers are very different.     Process manufacturers are building something that can not be taken apart, i.e., a bucket …

Process, Discrete and Mixed Mode Manufacturing; 3 Business Issues – 3 Dynamic Solutions! Read More »

Business is looking at ways to cut expenses and consolidate administrative efforts.    Since most accounting departments don't create any revenue this can be a good area to look at for helping to increase the bottom line.   Now I know that is not what your accounting department wants to hear, so keep in mind that I …

Collections Management, Cash Flow Management; Tools for a Tight Economy Read More »

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