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Configurator Options in S/4HANA
Aug 06, 2019

Configurator Options in S/4HANA

Several of our customers are well down the path of developing their S/4HANA migration strategies. The question I hear most often is: “Which configurator can/should we use when we move to S/4HANA?”  Unfortunately, it seems there is a lot of misinformation in...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Variant Configuration, SAP ECC, S/4HANA, LO-VC

Comparing the 3 Main Ways to Get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Data into Power BI
Jul 30, 2019

Comparing the 3 Main Ways to Get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Data into Power BI

There are a few different ways to get your Microsoft Dynamics 365 data into Power BI. Now that the Common Data Service connector has come out of preview and is generally available, I figured it would be a good time to have a look at the different...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks, Power BI, Dynamics 365

A Cerebral Approach to Analytics
Jul 17, 2019

A Cerebral Approach to Analytics

Why your sales analytics strategy should work like your brain.  I’m going to get a little brainy on you – stick with me. Our brains have two halves, the left and right. They have different functions, and they also support each other. Analytics can work like this,...

Categories: Business Intelligence

Tags: Manufacturing, Analytics, Data Science, Pinpoint Sales™ for Aftermarket

How to Maximize the Full Product Lifecycle by Improving Your Data IQ
Jun 26, 2019

How to Maximize the Full Product Lifecycle by Improving Your Data IQ

How would you rate the quality of your products?  And how well are you at selling them?  Like most leading manufacturers, you probably rate yourself highly on these two questions.  But how would you rate yourself at maximizing your aftermarket...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: Business Intelligence, Data Science, Aftermarket, Data IQ, Service Lifecycle

Are You Getting Your Fair Share of Your Aftermarket Business?
Jun 07, 2019

Are You Getting Your Fair Share of Your Aftermarket Business?

Identify performance gaps in your existing customer portfolio and win back your share of the aftermarket. Manufacturers know they’re leaving money on the table in the aftermarket by not fulfilling the full life-cycle potential of their products. In this video, we show you how...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Azure, Power BI, Analytics, Pinpoint Sales for Aftermarket™

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing
Jun 03, 2019

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing

Understanding What Digital Twins Can Do for Modern Manufacturing.  Manufacturers are leaving a wealth of information on the table that is there for the taking through Field Service.  With an ‘Asset Digital Twin’ you could have a mirror image of your equipment in the system that is used by your Field Service organization.

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Digital Twin

Tech Trends for Advanced Field Service Enablement: the latest from Field Service USA
May 15, 2019

Tech Trends for Advanced Field Service Enablement: the latest from Field Service USA

IoT and Augmented Reality are two of the hottest technology topics discussed by industry insiders. Each has good excitement on its own, but what does it look like when these technologies are incorporated into a comprehensive approach to Field Service management? I had the pleasure of recently...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Connected Field Service, Field Service, IoT, Microsoft, Augmented Reality, Microsoft Azure IoT, Dynamics 365 for Field Service, Field Service USA 2019

Small Steps with Big Impact for Dynamics 365 Analytics
May 06, 2019

Small Steps with Big Impact for Dynamics 365 Analytics

Dynamics 365 for Sales and Dynamics 365 for Service have been positioned for years as top-tier business applications. Power BI completely ran away with the lead in the analytics application space. And now with Microsoft’s recently introduced...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Azure, Power BI, Dynamics 365 for Service

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