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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 – Closing the gap between Sales and Marketing
Sep 25, 2014

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 – Closing the gap between Sales and Marketing

Last week, Microsoft announced BIG NEWS that the next release of its Dynamics CRM platform will be available in Q4. This release includes enhancements to the entire CRM Platform – Dynamics CRM, Dynamics Marketing and Microsoft Social Listening, as well as improves to the interoperability...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft

SAP Delivered IMG Settings
Sep 11, 2014

SAP Delivered IMG Settings

Lately I have been doing lot of SAP retrofits on SAP implementations for clients who already have SAP implemented in their organizations, or SAP implemented but not in line with their business processes and requirements.  I have noticed a common trend where standard SAP functionality (IMG...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks

Aug 25, 2014

If Everybody Simplifies, How Come it’s Still So Complex?

The Reality Behind Most of the New ‘Simplifications’ for Commerce. Our CTO, Lawrence Matusek, is a true master of simplification.  Check out his following within the SAP community of complex manufacturing and you’ll see why.  Anyhow, a few weeks ago he did a post...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

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Aug 21, 2014

How to Recover the Mandatory Field Asterisk * in Dynamics CRM 2013

Some of our customers noticed that with the Fall release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, some of their users were not seeing the required field asterisk next to mandatory fields within CRM. This, along with a few other UI inconsistencies, seemed to affect random users, and wasn’t something...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Aug 14, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip - Using ExecuteMultipleRequest to Speed up CRM API Custom Data Imports

If you’ve worked with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM import wizard you’ll know that although it is a very powerful tool, it does have its limitations.  The maximum file size for individual files is 8 MB, which can be a limiting factor when you need to import a large dataset....

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Aug 11, 2014

What are the CRM Differentiators of the Future?

With the recent surprising announcement of a platform partnership, Microsoft and Salesforce.com have set the CRM world on its ear, putting perhaps the two fiercest CRM competitors in league with each other. Cries from both camps could be heard across the blogosphere – “but...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft

Aug 06, 2014

The Value of Clear Targets for Simplification of B2B Commerce

Part 5 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce. Claude Harmon raised his sons to become great golf professionals.  I had the good fortune to take lessons from one of them, Craig Harmon, at Oak Hill CC in Rochester.  Now, to be clear… I am not an Oak Hill member...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP
Jul 24, 2014

Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP

I have been asked by one of my friends regarding planning strategies for CTO/ETO scenarios and thought I would share my knowledge regarding CTO/ETO planning strategies in SAP. Scenarios discussed here involve usage of Variant Configuration functionality in SAP. Below are possible planning...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CTO, ETO, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Jul 23, 2014

Got B2B Complexity? Try LEAN & Simple.

"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."  Clayton Christensen   Part 4 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce So, back to rock-climbing… sometimes during a climb that was turning out to be particularly hard/tricky one of us would...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Jul 11, 2014

The 3 Pillars of B2B Commerce Simplification

Keeping them in balance is the key to winning   Part 3 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce That’s Chrissie Wellington… the best female triathlete ever… four time Kona world champion…winner of EVERY Ironman event she has...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

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