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Playing a “Joined Up” Team Game in the Industrial IoT - Don't Sit on the Bench!

Dec 12, 2017 2:55:00 AM

“Industrial Internet of Things” – Deal or No Deal?  Alongside “Industry 4.0”, it’s a question that manufacturers are increasingly being forced to consider. IIoT is one of the big financial boxes of future survival that every company player now needs to be opening up. But are some manufacturers dismissing it as the latest hyped up fad to distract them from getting on with business they know and trust? While others say “it’s all very interesting” and “yeah, they may take a look at some point - definitely.”

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From Manufacturer’s Silo Struggle To CRM Perfect Performance

Dec 5, 2017 4:54:00 AM

The CX genie is out of the bottle. The customer’s wish is now often more than many manufacturers can command. Consumers are changing the way they engage with every type of product or services organisation, from a retail brand to the manufacturer or wholesale supplier. Recent research carried out by the Aberdeen Group and BCG, Global Managing Consulting, found that more than 4 in 10 (41per cent) of manufacturers say that “unpredictable” customer demand is their top “pressure” and nearly half (48 per cent) find it “difficult to accurately track customer, supplier and partner transactions”. Far too many businesses are still stuck within a traditional silo model with just their own separate system of collected data.

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Do Manufacturers Fear the Cost of Upskilling Employees and Empowering their Workforce?

Nov 21, 2017 4:25:00 AM

Managing risk or avoiding risk? Decision-makers at manufacturing industries often talk about the UK’s ongoing “digital skills crisis”. But is this very real and urgent issue simply flagged up by manufacturers as a problem deeply entrenched in British employment culture? Research suggests that one of the roots of the problem may simply lay with manufacturers worry or distrust over the cost of training up staff, and likely to be symptomatic of an underlying malaise – fear of a full scale digital transformation of their business.

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When Manufacturer Mindset Prevents Realigning With The New Digital Order

Nov 14, 2017 4:09:00 AM

Manufacturer senior management may be forgiven for sometimes feeling they are in the eye of the Industry 4.0 storm they see tearing at the fabric of their own IT eco-environment. As a result, the current handy business phrases of sensible fiscal caution, such as “the weakened pound” and “uncertainty over Brexit” may find themselves all too easily shoe-horned into bi-annual budget planning meetings.

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Six Steps to Manufacturing Efficiency

Apr 9, 2015 5:00:52 PM

April Blog Series: Spring Cleaning​

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to stay competitive in the marketplace b​y improving efficiency from the shop floor to the top floor. Analyzing current systems and finding ways to improve upon them is a crucial step to ensure maximum Return On Investment(ROI) and accurately measured Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM across a manufacturing organization can help provide increased cross-departmental knowledge and visibility into daily operations.

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AX Technical Tip #2: Record Level Security

Feb 9, 2011 11:50:53 AM

Microsoft Dynamics AX lets users easily manage screen/table and report filters through record level security. Use this feature to filter screen and report data that you specifically design by user group.

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AX Technical Tip #1: Report Manager

Jan 11, 2011 2:00:35 PM

​​​​​​​Did you know there is a property in Report Manager that allows you to enter a Report Builder Custom Launch URL string which enables you to run the most recent version of Report Builder that your SQL Server platform supports? SQL Server 2008 supports Report Builder 2.0 and SQL Server 2008 RC2 supports Report Builder 3.0.

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