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  • Blog Post: EDI by Exception: Data Masons’ Software Spotlight

    Merit Solutions works with a number of Microsoft Dynamics ISV solutions in order to meet our clients' needs. Occasionally, we like to spotlight those partners on the Merit Matters Blog. Today, we are excited to welcome Data Masons to our ISV Spotlight. -------------------------------------------...
  • Blog Post: Four IT Megatrends will Dominate the Next Decade

    Based on reports from industry analysts and the many conversations that our team has with clients, we believe four megatrends will radically change how businesses view enterprise IT over the coming decade. Mobility and social are the driving forces for change in business today, particularly as...
  • Blog Post: Agile ERP Project Management

    Nenad Simeunovic, Vice President of Services for Merit Solutions, was recently featured in the PM Network's March 2013 issue discussing using Agile Project Management techniques for ERP implementations. Here a short excerpt from the article, titled Big Delivery in Small Packages: Eliminating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer for Windows 8

    Last month Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer for Windows 8 – the first Windows 8 App available for Microsoft Dynamics ERP clients. The Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer displays business intelligence (BI) information from your Microsoft Dynamics ERP...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) 2.0

    Access Control Service (ACS) is a Windows Azure service that offers a way of outsourcing authentication. It decouples the application from all the complexity of maintaining a direct relationship with all the identity providers the application is collaborating with. ACS takes care of engaging every identity...
  • Blog Post: Sure Step Online Project Wizard – Architecture Overview and Benefits

    Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online Project Wizard adds the ability to create specific Sure Step projects in a partner or customer’s SharePoint environment all from within their own SharePoint environment or SharePoint Online. In Sure Step, projects are a collection of documents, tools and templates...
  • Blog Post: Benefits of Micrsoft Sure Step Online

    Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step is a customer lifecycle methodology for all Microsoft Dynamics solutions (AX, GP, NAV, SL, CRM and CRM Online). Besides delivering guidance, project management discipline and field-driven best practices, Sure Step also contains a huge collection of tools and templates to...
  • Blog Post: Agile Project Management for On Time and Budget ERP Projects

    Merit Solutions often utilizes the traditional ‘waterfall’ project management approach within the Sure Step Methodology that divides project work into the following phases: Analysis Design Development Deployment Operation Additionally, we can utilize an alternate project management approach within the...
  • Blog Post: Distribution Software Evaluation Guide

    How does your distribution software system measure up? Continuous flexibility in order to control costs and meet customer demand is critical to succeed in the distribution environment of today and tomorrow. The following Distribution Software Survey was designed to help you analyze your current system...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Webcasts

    We have posted 16 new Microsoft Dynamics Webcasts to the Merit Solutions Resource Library , adding to our already long list of Microsoft Dynamics Demos and Microsoft Dynamics White Papers . We will be adding more webcasts as they become available. You can browse the current webcasts by product: Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Holiday Offer

    Now is a great time to expand your current Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution with the special “Microsoft Dynamics ERP Holiday Season User Offer” . From November 1, 2010 through the end of the business day December 23, 2010, existing Microsoft Dynamics customers can purchase additional user licenses for...
  • Blog Post: License Model Transition (LMT) 30/30 Sales Offer

    Microsoft is excited to announce the “License Model Transition (“LMT”) Offer” - a Microsoft Dynamics US Existing Customer promotion for Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV & Microsoft Dynamics SL customers who are currently licensed on Module Based Licensing (“MBL...
  • Blog Post: Resisting ERP Change - Is It Actually Costing You?

    As Winston Churchill once said, “ There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. ” However, people and organizations tend to shy away from change because of fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of something new. Fear of failure. The same holds true when considering ERP change. Even though...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Financing Offer - No Payments for 3 Months

    Acquiring Microsoft software, IT services, and hardware has never been easier! Get deferred payments for 3 Months! Get your Microsoft investment payments deferred for 3 months: All transactions must be financed through Microsoft Financing (contact Merit Solutions for more details) Financing under the...
  • Blog Post: Outgrowing Your Current Accounting Software System?

    Are you putting band-aids on your current accounting systems to make it through your month end close? Are you relying upon Excel as a ‘crutch’ for your financial reporting? Do either of these questions describe you/your company? If so, you may be outgrowing your current accounting software. There are...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Business Benefits

    So what does an investment in the Microsoft Dynamics application platform mean to YOU from a business perspective? Microsoft Dynamics helps ensure efficient innovation success by accelerating the process for specialty markets and new niches. It enables you to drive sustainability leadership to differentiate...
  • Blog Post: Balancing Demand with Supply Is Increasingly Complex

    Food and Beverage manufacturers have long been in the challenging position of needing to ensure the right product gets to the right place at the right time, without a direct view of what is selling where. Now with so many niche products and markets, challenges are accelerating. In the white paper Innovative...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Technology Benefits

    So what does an investment in a Microsoft Dynamics ERP application mean to YOU from a technical perspective? Scalable technology that future proofs your investment: You don’t want to invest in a solution only to outgrow it a few years later. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are easy to customize and configure...
  • Blog Post: Improving Manufacturing Productivity with Microsoft Dynamics AX and SharePoint

    Technology plays a vital role in simplifying processes and streamlining workflows across enterprises. With Microsoft solutions, your technology investments can be maximized with connected applications built on a broader platform that includes solutions that were developed to work together and connect...
  • Blog Post: Diets That Don't Work: Where Enterprise Resource Planning Goes Wrong

    Over the past decade, large companies have invested billions of dollars and a lot of time trying to simplify the business processes and technologies they use to keep their organizations running. When everything goes smoothly with these so-called enterprise resource planning projects, the ratio of savings...
  • Blog Post: Superior Supply Chains in the Food and Beverage Industry

    Superior Supply Chains in the Food and Beverage Industries In a challenging environment full of new opportunities, food and beverage manufacturers must advance their supply chains beyond traditional buy-and-sell relationships to retain existing business and capture emerging markets. Without a strategic...
  • Blog Post: Managing A Wholesale Distribution Business in the “Muddle Through Economy”

    Efficiently managing a distribution business is a struggle in any market. Too little inventory causes delayed orders, creating missed deadlines. Too much inventory gives you dead weight and comes at a high cost to your warehouse. Finding that balance in an economy is an art form coupled with precision...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Convergence 2010 Now Live

    Virtual Convergence 2010 is now live! This is your online resource for all post-conference materials. Keynote presentations, general sessions and concurrent sessions will all be available for viewing online in Microsoft Silverlight, so that you can revisit sessions or view them for the first time. In...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP User Offer

    For a very limited time, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics AX customers can receive up to 15% off when purchasing additional user licenses or add-on module licenses. Current BRL and MBL customers can receive discounts of: 10% on the purchase...
  • Blog Post: WPC Nominations Close Today

    Have you delivered an innovative solution built on Microsoft Dynamics technologies? Then it’s time to get the recognition you deserve! The nomination submission period for 2010 Microsoft Dynamics WPC awards has been extended to today (April 9th, 2010)! Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your Microsoft...