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What is Cloud Computing and How Can You Benefit From It?

Cloud Computing refers to a new delivery model for IT services on the Internet rather than accessing your own servers or mainframe computer located in your place of business. The term "cloud" is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the drawing usually used to symbolize the internet (a cloud).


Carsten Howitz 01-13-2015 Read more

What is Business Intelligence?

What is business intelligence? In today's marketplace of trendy buzzwords and flashy slogans, business intelligence (BI) has come to mean a variety of things ranging from software tools to data analysis techniques. However, at its core, business intelligence aims at enabling businesses to make better business decisions from the data they possess. In the world of software, a BI solution is often appropriately referred to as a decision support system as that is exactly what business intelligence aims to accomplish.


John Stevens 12-17-2014 Read more

Multi-Tenancy: what is it and how is it beneficial?

Version 2013 R2 introduces the concept of multitenancy to Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This is a principle in software architecture where a single application instance serves multiple client organizations (tenants). It differs from multiple-instance architectures where each client organizations has a separate application instance. Multitenancy is considered to be an important feature of cloud computing. It enables a maintainable and scalable application. The multitenancy architecture is a repeatable architecture, which exactly matches the goal for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.


John Stevens 11-13-2014 Read more

Determine Economic Order Quantity to Minimize Inventory Costs

As a manufacturer or distributor, you always want to keep your inventory as low as possible but at the same time be able to supply the current demand. In order to do that, you want to make sure you don't run out of stock, but you do not want to hold unnecessary inventory that eats up your cash flow and takes up space inside your warehouse. The question most companies are asking themselves is: How much should I order to minimize my cost of carrying the inventory and minimizing the cost to order the inventory. In order to make this determination, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) comes into place.


Carsten Howitz 11-02-2014 Read more

Thinking about being in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act?

If you are working with ERP software, management information systems, or accounting systems, you might have heard about Sarbanes-Oxley (also called SOX) and that certain companies have to be in compliance with SOX. But what does it mean to be SOX compliant? Is it something your company should worry about? Are there any benefits or downfalls to being SOX compliant? How do I make sure that my current ERP system can support SOX?


Carsten Howitz 09-23-2014 Read more

10 Reasons to Buy Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Looking for a reason to buy Microsoft Dynamics NAV? Well here's ten!


John Stevens 08-14-2014 Read more

Be Lean or Agile?

Managing the supply chain is more than inventory control. You need to have what is called "end-to-end" visibility of the entire supply chain. When you run into issues, you also want to be made aware of the situation so you can take the necessary actions right away. The solution is to get these features from a software package.


Carsten Howitz 06-18-2014 Read more

Are You Backing Up Your ERP System?

It's time to call for back-up! Most businesses rely heavily on their ERP system and could never imagine what a total loss of data would result in. This nightmare can become a reality if you do not take the necessary precautions. One of the first things I talk about with a new customer is the importance of adequate backup procedures. When I ask them if they are backing up their ERP system they always say the same thing, “of course we are”. Most businesses actually have backup procedures where they rotate tapes and store some tapes off site. This is typically not the problem.


Carsten Howitz 05-13-2014 Read more

Applying Demand Forecasting and Planning in Supply Chain Management

I wrote the other day about the need to be lean and agile to optimize operation and to be able to react to potential problems ahead of time. In order to be lean and agile you have to be able to plan and forecast your demand.


Carsten Howitz 04-18-2014 Read more

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