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If you read my “Don’t Wait, Integrate” and “Go Native AND Integrate” blog series, then welcome to the sequels. Unlike most sequels, these won’t be just a rehash of the originals. There is so much new ground to cover! Platform evolution, cloud commerce and middleware, indirect access, and IoT are on the minds of many IT professionals these days. In this initial post, I plan to reframe the integration problem in terms of interoperation.
Categories: Microsoft Solutions, SAP Solutions
Tags: Go Native, Integration, Dynamics 365
Hear the story of how SAP PLM positioned The Harris Products Group (Lincoln Electric) for its variant configurator (VC) implementation. The presentation delves into relationships between engineering data used in SAP PLM and that used in VC, as well as best practices and implementation tips.
Categories: SAP Solutions, News + Events
Tags: ASUG, Configuration, SAP
Over the next few posts, I'm going to write about features that I think most people should know about and will want to use. Today's post is about Advanced Find and the new operator "Does Not Contain Data” for related entities. A common requirement is to use Advanced Find to find records such as opportunities that do not have associated activities so that users can follow up with them.
Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events
Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you have to go back and change things after you’ve gone several miles down the road. Characteristics can be one of those things. I have a tendency to create characteristics as simply as possible. I make them CHAR unless there’s a real reason not to. I only make them as long as the longest value I currently have...
Categories: SAP Solutions
Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks
Categories: News + Events
Tags: Differentiate, Manufacturing
I’m flying back from Microsoft’s Executive Industry Summit, and I need to capture my excitement about what has happened as the power of a massive suite of cloud-based technologies converges on an industry that can now realize tremendous gains in customer engagement and service modernization through tech innovation.
Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events
Tags: Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence, Machine Learning
Tags: Manufacturing, Microsoft
Six Key Factors Missed by Generalists: You are multi-channel; Your Products are Adaptable; Service Matters MORE; Your Buyers and Sellers Need Knowledge; Collaboration is KEY; Your Systems are More Complex
Categories: eBooks + Infographics + Video
Tags: Complexity, Configuration, Manufacturing
This multi-part eBook looks at the Industry Transformation from Product-Centric to Customer-Obsessed, Customer Service to Customer Care, and Selling to Omni-channel & eCommerce.
Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video
Tags: Age of the Customer, Customer Engagement, Differentiate, Manufacturing, Product Configuration
Characteristics are one of the fundamental building blocks of Variant Configuration. As building blocks they have to interact with all the other objects in the system; classes, materials, tables, and dependencies. In creating them it’s always best to make them as simple as possible (but no simpler). This gives them a flexibility that can be exploited throughout the model.
Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration
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