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GO NATIVE! Mind the Gap!
Jun 10, 2014

GO NATIVE! Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap!  Part 3 of the 3 part series on Going Native. This is the third of my three part blog series on leveraging native functionality in packaged business systems.  The theme of this blog is how to leverage native functionality to the greatest extent possible, and then how...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Go Native, SAP

Driving the Future of B2B Commerce – CRM Platforms Change the Game
Jun 04, 2014

Driving the Future of B2B Commerce – CRM Platforms Change the Game

It’s true.  The early days of CRM as Sales Force Automation tools are long gone.  In their place have emerged full-function “Demand Creation Platforms” that completely change the game of Marketing and Selling as we once knew it.  Demand Creation is showing up...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Microsoft

Consultants - Too Much Vision and Not Enough Ability to Execute?
May 09, 2014

Consultants - Too Much Vision and Not Enough Ability to Execute?

Why do so many people ‘hate’ consultants?  We are almost as disliked as lawyers!  I say this affectionately because I am one of these and two of my brothers are the other. In my days as an industry executive, and especially as a CIO, I became a consultant-wary...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B

Apr 21, 2014

GO NATIVE! Resist the Temptation to Customize!

 Part 2 of the 3 part series on Going Native. This is the second in my three part blog series on leveraging native functionality in packaged business systems.  As before, I will start this blog with perhaps my favorite quotation - one that best describes the theme of this...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Go Native, SAP

Apr 01, 2014

Integrating SOAPUI with Dynamics CRM On-Premises

It seems like there is a wealth of knowledge on how to connect with, and update Dynamics CRM using the CRM SDK, but much less so when trying to perform the same actions via SOAP / SOAP Client. This blog entry will take you through the steps to do just that with a well-known open source tool...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Mar 24, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip - Modifying Quick Find Search Properties

While Microsoft Dynamics CRM features a powerful Advanced Find tool, we often find our customers using the simpler, easier to get to “Quick Find” bar located at the top right of record views. This search function provides quick access to records and is contextual to the...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Mar 14, 2014

The PMEVC Tool in SAP: a VC Modeler's Best Friend

The Variant Configuration Modeling Environment (PMEVC) is a powerful display, review and editing transaction in SAP VC.  As a common entry point for all of these operations, it truly deserves to be in every VC modeler’s known set of tools.  In today’s tech-tip, I will go...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks

Mar 07, 2014

Ask The Right Questions for Configuration Success!

“There are no right answers to wrong questions.” ~Ursula K. LeGuin A common challenge when creating a new product configurator is to decide the right set of user questions. Configurators are designed to support the users driving the sales process, but the knowledge of the product...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Configuration, Variant Configuration

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