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  • Blog Post: Next-generation ERP: the right mix

    Here is a recent article that I co-wrote for our manufacturing enterprise industry magazine PRIME . It continues our look at key manufacturing verticals for our Microsoft Dynamics AX solution - this time looking at the chemicals vertical specifically. On 1 August this year, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012...
  • Blog Post: Press Release: Team Lotus in the driver’s seat thanks to Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Team Lotus, the Formula One team that brought the much-loved Lotus name back into Grand Prix racing last year, has announced that their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX , Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, has enabled them to achieve full control and visibility of purchasing...
  • Blog Post: PRIME Magazine Summer Edition Sizzles w/ Microsoft Dynamics AX

    The 2011 summer edition of Microsoft's quarterly manufacturing industry magazine, PRIME, just hit the shelves this week and what a scorcher! In a cover story outlining how Microsoft have utilised PTC technologies in the production of the world's fastest selling consumer electronics device - Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at Leading Manufacturing Event

    Well I hope that you enjoyed the Convergence coverage from our team last week - certainly a lot going on in particular around Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. For those of us with a mnaufacturing focus however, the fun and games started a week before Convergence in Atlanta at the Hannover Messe where we previewed...
  • Blog Post: What Can ERP do for the Supply Chain?

    Our manufacturing and retail industry teams have been busy of late speaking to press and analysts about what they see as some of the key trends dirivng change in their industries, how IT will play an increasing role moving forward and the Microsoft position of Microsoft and our solutions in helping retailers...
  • Blog Post: Short Videos from IMTS Now Available

    Following up from Rakesh's post " IMTS 2010 Energizes Attendees to Re-evaluate their Business Technologies " a quick FYI that videos recorded at the event are now available on the links below: Clyde Bennett - To Increase Luciano Cunha, To Increase Rakesh Kumar, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Day 3 Review: Convergence Atlanta Continues

    If Day 1 was characterized by the today and tomorrow pillars of the Today, Tomorrow, Together theme at Convergence, Day 2 was most certainly the 'together.' Following a great opening Keynote and some equally excitng product general sessions, Day 2 saw a wealth of concurrent sessions and interactive...
  • Blog Post: Day 2 Review: #CONV10 Kicks Off

    Convergence 2010 or #CONV10 as everybody on Twitter is referring to it as started yesterday with over 8500 attendees from across the globe attending the event where the theme is "Today, Tomorrow, Together" – a reflection of our past, our present, and our future vision. Day one was kicked...
  • Blog Post: All New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customer Evidence Videos

    Customer evidence plays a key role not just in our marketing success but also in our overall business success. There is no better way of marketing a product than word-of-mouth and capturing a customer's story through a customer evidence video is just one way in which you can drive word-of-mouth ...
  • Blog Post: Leading Bike Manufacturer Giant Launches "G-Store" based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP

    This story has been flying around Twitter a bit today so figured it might be worth highlighting it quickly here on The Edge particularly since Giant is such a great name and make great bikes :) Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2010

    In the life sciences industry? If so then keep reading.... Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device companies are uniquely positioned to improve the quality of health through therapeutic innovations based on sound life science research and smart use of technology. The Microsoft Pharmaceutical...
  • Blog Post: Two New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Manufacturing Webcasts to Attend

    Webcasts are proving to be an increasingly popular tool for our partners to leverage and it seems as though those in the manufacturing industry are particularly good at using them to get their message out. Below are a couple of new webcasts you might want to check out on lean manufacturing sponsored...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM - a Match made in Heaven

    It's funny that we so often talk about Microsoft Dynamics ERP (here on The Edge we are just ERP-focused) and our counterparts in the CRM team talk Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Of course we both so often mention the fantastic stack story that we boast but what about when you combine Dynamics ERP with Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customers Win Progressive Manufacturing Awards from Managing Automation

    Last month Managing Automation announced winners of its 6th annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM100) Awards . The PM100 awards recognize 100 projects that have achieved distinction in at least one of the eight core disciplines defined by Managing Automation Media as critical to business success in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customer CMC Group Goes Green and Wins Award with Bottomline Technologies

    I remember my student days in the late 90's and during the start of the new millenium when innovation was one of those buzz words that just came up everywhere you looked: text books, lectures, you name it. Now it is all about environmental innovation: how to be more environmentally friendly; how...
  • Blog Post: UK-based SeeSaw IPTV Service Implements Microsoft Dynamics ERP

    It is almost as if India, USA and the UK are battling it out for the country with the most Microsoft Dynamics ERP wins. Back to my homeland today and news that leading Microsoft Dynamics AX partner Hitachi Consulting recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX at a recently launched online TV service...
  • Blog Post: Tectura Installs Microsoft Dynamics ERP @ Naprod Life Sciences

    I am on paternity leave following the birth of a beautiful baby boy so this will be short - if my wife catches me writing this instead of changing nappies and sterilizing bottles then I will likely never get the chance to blog again. In February I wrote a post " Leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP...
  • Blog Post: New White Paper: Lean Operational Improvements That Last

    A lot of good industry-focused content is coming out right out now. Our US Manufacturing Industry Marketing Manager David Weger tweeted this one yesterday - a nice white paper that talks about lean manufacturing. The quote below should set it up nicely: "Lean initiatives need to be implemented...
  • Blog Post: Attend this Webcast: How to Overcome the Four Major Challenges IEMs Face

    It seems to be manufacturing webcast week this week. Here is another webcast for you all to attend from another couple of leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partners in manufacturing. Join the experts from mcaConnect, To-Increase and the Microsoft Dynamics AX team for a one hour live webcast to learn how...
  • Blog Post: Attend this Webcast: Streamlining Patent to Launch Cycle and Beyond

    Definitely worth taking a look at if you are involved in the pharmaceutical and/or life sciences industry this one. Having attended a few Fullscope webcasts in the past can also state they tend to be very focused and very good. Join hosts Fullscope, Infinity Info Systems and Microsoft© to find out...
  • Blog Post: Nucleus Research Note: The Value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Manufacturers

    The much anticipated report from Nucleus Research on “ The Value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Manufacturers ” is now available (see link below for free download.) Analysing a rangeof ERP deployments including Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Nucleus Research showed that that integration and flexibility enable...
  • Blog Post: Nucleus Research Note: The Value of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Manufacturers

    The much anticipated report from Nucleus Research on “ The Value of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Manufacturers ” is now available (see link below for free download.) Nucleus Research analyzed hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics AX deployments over the course of several years and found: The average...
  • Blog Post: Press Release: Amalie Oil Co. Chooses Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Blue Horseshoe

    If you are a regular to The Edge and have been reading all of the new wins coming in this past couple of weeks then you might get a feel for why Microsoft Dynamics ERP is outgrowing the comepetition in the world of ERP. What's more this is just the start of it as we leverage our extensive partner...
  • Blog Post: Leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner Gearing up to Increase Share in Indian Pharma Industry

    Industry focus is key to the success of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Services and Public Sector are the 5 major industries we focus on (though the products can be and have been successfully implemented in others.) Depending on the product our partners will often take the...
  • Blog Post: Control Engineering's Top 10 Manufacturing Trends for 2010

    A nice article below on some trends expected in the manufacturing sector courtesy of www.controlengineering.com . High on the list of priorities for manufacturers comes the expansion of BI software, strategic pricing and inventory optimization to name but a few. Have a read for yourself on the link below...