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Posted by Jonathan Smyth | 04 October 2017| Blog

Early in 2017 Microsoft announced a significant change in the deployment model for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, finally making an on-premise solution available to the existing Dynamics AX user base. More recently, in June 2017 Microsoft released its upgrade policy which yields some highly beneficial changes for current users of Dynamics AX on...

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Posted by Jonathan Smyth | 01 August 2017| Blog

There has been a digital transformation over the last twelve months for Microsoft Dynamics AX, now called Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Since its release in November 2016, Microsoft have released monthly updates rolling out more new features and small improvements to the user interface and navigation features. For some time Dynamics 365 for...

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DDMRP - future of manufacturing
Posted by Evie Hamar | 20 March 2017| Blog

Brexit has focused the attention for manufacturing companies but there are fundamental aspects of the manufacturing sector that need to be addressed – most notably culture, training and education. Roger Fleury, Director, Ardent Solutions and Kevin Boake of B2Wise make the case for innovative thinking as well as technology to inspire the next generation. The...

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CPQ
Posted by marketing | 01 March 2017| Blog

CONFIGURE.PRICE.QUOTE.   CPQ stands for Configure, Price, Quote and is often associated with software designed to speed up the provision of complex quotations. For any organisation engaged in the manufacture, sale and distribution of complex products or services, the time needed to prepare accurate sales quotes can mean the difference between winning and losing business. So...

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Posted by Evie Hamar | 28 February 2017| Blog

According to a recent report from PwC[i], Industry 4.0 is set to revolutionise industrial production. From cost reduction to increased revenues, digitisation is expected to enable internal improvements and product innovation. However as Roger Fleury, Director, Ardent Solutions, asks, when organisations accept it is robust data analytics that will underpin change, where does that leave...

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Posted by Evie Hamar | 09 February 2017| Blog

Calling time on MRP – The future is DDMRP Growing numbers of organisations are, very quietly, turning their backs on MRP. From those routinely disregarding the information provided by their existing MRP systems to the growing number of new ERP implementations being undertaken without MRP, a quiet revolution is taking place. Roger Fleury, Director, Ardent...

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Posted by Evie Hamar | 16 January 2017| Blog

Sometimes its nice to sit down and reflect on the journey you have been on to get to where you are today. So what about Microsoft Dynamics AX and its journey to success? Where did this powerful ERP software come from? What happened to Microsoft Axapta? The release of Axapta in 1998 brought object-oriented technology to midsize...

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DDMRP
Posted by Roger Fleury | 11 November 2016| Blog

Once in a while, it is wholeheartedly good to be shaken out of your comfort zone. However easy it is to carry on with the status quo and not rock the boat, when you are presented with the ’awful truth’ that your preconceptions might be wrong and that there is a better way of doing...

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Posted by Jonathan Smyth | 26 September 2016| Blog

The Internet of things is something I’ve fallen into accidentally, starting with our washing machine.  Whilst trying to work out from the user manual which button is the pre-wash setting, with the intention of giving my son’s filthy sports kit a good hammering, I learnt that the machine can connect to my phone to perform...

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Posted by Ardent Solutions | 19 August 2016| Blog

There were 781 reported data breaches in 2015. The average total cost of a data breach was $3.8 million, a 23% increase since 2013.The number of data breaches occurring within the UK is on the rise and businesses are reacting with an enormous $75 billion spend on cyber security in 2015. It’s no wonder that companies are...

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