Retail Trends 2021: What are they and how you can adapt

5 Retail Trends for 2021: How You Can Adapt Your Business To Stay In Step In a fast-moving retail world, you need to stay informed about changes and new trends, and you need the ability to adapt quickly to them. Here are 5 trends and how you can adapt to accommodate them. Trend #1: Shoppers… Continue reading Retail Trends 2021: What are they and how you can adapt

The Microsoft Technology Stack – What It Is and Why You Should Care

If you’re around technology at all, you’ve become accustomed to acronyms, clever (and not so clever) names, terminology, slang, and so forth—some of which are pretty obvious in their meaning, some not so much. But beyond that conundrum is this question: I know what XYZ term/name/acronym is, but I don’t know why it should matter… Continue reading The Microsoft Technology Stack – What It Is and Why You Should Care

Using the Microsoft Power Platform to Make Microsoft Dynamics Business Central ERP Even Better

ERP systems have the potential to play a much bigger role in your enterprise due to the valuable data they manage.  For this reason, you should view your ERP through a much broader lens.  Unfortunately, programmers, data scientists and tech professionals are in limited supply or they are expensive to hire, which makes it difficult… Continue reading Using the Microsoft Power Platform to Make Microsoft Dynamics Business Central ERP Even Better

Intelligent Edge Defined and Why It Matters to Businesses

Intelligent Edge. You might have heard this term, but like most of us, all you know is that it’s somehow important (at the moment, at least), but you don’t know why or if you should care. First, this is a concept you should care about if you’re running a business. Second, it’s not going away;… Continue reading Intelligent Edge Defined and Why It Matters to Businesses

ERP Software Cannot Run Your Company

Commercial ERP solutions purport to do a lot of things. Among other capabilities, ERP vendors claim their solutions can handle your accounting, manage your inventory, satisfy your customers, guide your business practices, and bring about world peace.  This is all fine and dandy. However, ERP cannot run your company. But isn’t that what these solutions… Continue reading ERP Software Cannot Run Your Company

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Warehouse

Artificial intelligence has been an important topic of discussion, and trend to watch over the last few years, and with good reason as artificial intelligence is a disrupter and continues to change the way business is, and will be, done. The impact of artificial intelligence can be seen in almost all industries, but perhaps none… Continue reading The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Warehouse

Overcoming ERP Implementation Hurdles

By design, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software helps to streamline business processes, enhance communication between departments, and improve overall productivity: (almost) every business could benefit from an ERP solution. Despite these benefits, implementing an ERP can cause of variety of pain points for all parties involved. Understanding these potential hurdles is the first step to… Continue reading Overcoming ERP Implementation Hurdles

Introducing Project Madeira

Microsoft Reinvents Business Productivity Microsoft announced this week the availability later this year of its true SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, currently called Project Madeira. This is the first true ERP cloud offering from Microsoft, meaning it is multi-tenant, running on Azure. That in itself is exciting. But what is even more exciting is… Continue reading Introducing Project Madeira

ERP Implementations and House Building

In this multi-part blog series, Alan Lyczkowski discusses the many surprising parallels that can be drawn between an ERP implementation and the process of building a house. My wife and I are going through the process of building a house. As a NAV Implementer, I can see a lot of similarities between building a house… Continue reading ERP Implementations and House Building

Integration is Key When Planning Your Purchasing Schedule

Many manufacturers struggle with matching special orders or back orders with their production levels. When they don’t have visibility throughout their supply chain in real time, they face serious consequences: Customer satisfaction declines, cash flow is reduced, and cost of materials negatively impacts the bottom line.   A simple focus on integrating supply chain management… Continue reading Integration is Key When Planning Your Purchasing Schedule