ERP News

February 23, 2017

Easy 1099 Filing with Dynamics 365

Easy 1099 filing with Dynamics 365 for your independent contractors, get step-by-step instructions for Dynamics AX 2012. The IRS requires businesses to file 1099s whenever an individual is paid more…

February 1, 2017

6 Steps to prepare for a wall-to-wall inventory count – Dynamics 365

So your company is about to do a wall to wall inventory count.  What should you do to prepare for this big event? What should be done in Microsoft Dynamics…

January 18, 2017

Understanding Master Planning

Understanding Master Planning and Master Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics AX What is Master Planning? Master planning allows manufacturers to determine the future need for raw materials to meet company goals. …

December 7, 2016

Positive & Negative Days

What are positive and negative days in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and why do we need them?  Excellent question – and one we get all the time. Hopefully this post…

November 1, 2016

How To Use Visual Studio Team Services To Track Project Progress

So…how’s your Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation going? WHAT? You have to get a report from someone else? I have a better option for you. USE VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SERVICES TO…

August 11, 2016

JUMP! Ready…Set….Oh… The struggle of ERP implementations

You just have to BELIEVE! When I was six years old, I broke my arm in a heroic attempt to prove that I could fly.  The plan was simple.  Climb…

July 28, 2016

Rubicon Oilfield Selects MCA Connect’s EnergyCONNECT Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rubicon Oilfield International Selects MCA Connect’s EnergyCONNECT for Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Built on Microsoft Dynamics, EnergyCONNECT is an oil and gas-focused, cloud-based platform July 28, 2016...
July 21, 2016

Jayco, Inc. Selects mcaConnect and Microsoft AX

Jayco, Inc. Selects mcaConnect and Microsoft AX for Enterprise Resource Planning Needs  World’s Largest Privately-Held Recreation Vehicle Manufacturer Upgrades Technology to Better Meet Customer and Dealer Needs  July 21, 2016...
June 22, 2016

Load Ledger Transactions

Dynamics AX has a neat function that will allow a user to transfer previously posted journal transactions into a newly created journal for re-posting.  This comes in handy when you...
June 16, 2016

Jump!!! Ready… Set…

When I was six years old, I broke my arm in a heroic attempt to prove that I could fly.  The plan was simple.  Climb a chest of drawers and…

May 25, 2016

Setting Up Ledger Allocation Journals in Dynamics AX

Are there times when during a ledger month end you wonder why you keep manually reallocating your posted transactions? The Ledger allocation function within AX will automatically allocate a transactions...
May 19, 2016

Too Many Pages Open in Dynamics AX

Many of us multi task on a daily basis, but have you ever looked down into your taskbar to see that you have way too many AX windows open?  Today’s...
May 18, 2016

Setting Up Ledger Allocation Journals in Dynamics AX

n this Didjano (a play of words on Did You Know) video, mcaConnect Application Consultant Madeline Hayes will be discussing how you can use the ledger allocation function.  So now let’s get...
May 11, 2016

How to Settle an Invoice when You Receive an Error in Dynamics AX

If you have been working Accounts receivables or payables for a while in Microsoft Dynamics AX, you’ve more than likely come across a transaction in customer or vendor settlement that...
May 5, 2016

Modifying How Names are Displayed in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Do you ever get frustrated when looking up an employee but the records start with the first name and all you know is their last? During this installment of the...
April 26, 2016

5 Good Minutes – Add a Field, Move a Field and Stephen Curry

In this episode of Five Good Minutes in Dynamics AX we look at a couple of big “little things” in the latest RTW version. We look at how to add...
April 22, 2016

5 Good Minutes – Filters, Grids, and the Magnificent AX7

In this western themed blog Chad Carnes shows users how to filter grids in Dynamics AX7. Chad shows 7 ways to use grids to create custom reports in Microsoft Dynamics...
March 16, 2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX User Profile Relations 1 Minute Setup

Would you spend 1 minute per user one time to save every Microsoft Dynamics AX user 10 minutes or more – every single day? Think of the ROI on that!...
March 9, 2016

Creating User Specific Journals in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Have you ever wanted to keep certain Microsoft Dynamics AX journals confidential? Or confined to a single department? Do you want to be able to create a custom journal without...
January 28, 2016

Value Stream Mapping and Visual MDM

I was working with a new customer who has been implementing lean for some years but just starting using our Areteium lean transformation software. They have a complex operation with…

November 30, 2015

Formula 1 Teams Using Microsoft Dynamics AX…Up Close and Personal

It is no surprise that business and sports collide on a regular basis. Both disciplines entail highly competitive landscapes, employ hard charging professionals, strive to grow their market and Lotus…

November 23, 2015

Intercompany Transfers in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Does your company act as an umbrella organization with multiple companies underneath it? This common scenario can be easily handled by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. We’ve put together this technical…

October 7, 2015

How to Create a SubReport in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

A subreport is a report which can be placed within another report to either appear once or repeat with a dataset. The subreport is built as a regular SSRS report,…

September 23, 2015

Microsoft and mcaConnect Form Joint Program Offering AX4Lean

Integrated solution addresses lean manufacturing challenges Denver, Colorado, United States — September 23, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and mcaConnect, LLC today announced a technology partnership to offer AX4Lean. This…

September 2, 2015

Five Good Minutes Dynamics AX 2012 – PowerBI Desktop & High Five Champions

In this episode of Five Good Minutes Chad demos the basic capabilities of the PowerBI Desktop. He shows how to create and deploy reports and dashboards that can be viewed...
August 25, 2015

How to Send Text Messages from Dynamics AX Using Twilio

Have you ever wished you could send text messages from Microsoft Dynamics AX? Because text messages are nearly always read, they are an ideal way to communicate alerts or reminders…

August 18, 2015

International Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementations

If you have ever been involved in an international Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation, you know the importance of having local consulting talent in order to achieve success. The process of…

July 23, 2015

3 Methods for Doing Annual Inventory Counts in Dynamics AX

Do you run conduct an annual wall-to-wall inventory count? If so, you’ve probably wondered “What’s the best method for doing this within Dynamics AX?” Multiple Options for Inventory Counts Normally,…

February 20, 2015

Five Good Minutes – Kids, Receipts, and Travel & Expense

In this latest episode Chad Carnes shows off the cutest 8 month old in the world and he covers Travel and Expense Module in Dynamics AX.
December 31, 2014

Five Good Minutes – Pacifiers, Inventory, and Power Pivot

In this episode of Five Good Minutes Chad Carnes highlights the Inventory Value Report in Microsoft Dynamics AX. He show how any functional user can combine an AX Report with...
October 8, 2014

Dynamic Value Stream Maps – Part 1

Phil Coy @leaniac Managing Director of Strategic ServicesValue stream mapping has proven to be a very useful tool to visualize the flow of value creation and identify waste. Many hours…

October 7, 2014

Five Good Minutes – Role Center, Dads, & Fantasy Football

In the latest episode of Five Good Minutes, Chad Carnes dives into the basics of Role Center functionality to show three helpful tips that all functional users can incorporate. Watch...
August 22, 2014

Five Good Minutes – Dynamics AX Ledger Basics and Ice Buckets

Chad is back with a brand new episode of Five Good Minutes in Microsoft Dynamics AX. In his latest installment, two functional consultants from McaConnect rise to the “Ice Bucket”...
June 25, 2014

Five Good Minutes – Teams, Tips, and Mail Bag Competition

Chad Carnes is back with another episode of Five Good Minutes in Dynamics AX. This time around, he walks you through his “Fab Five Tips” for setup and navigation in...
June 9, 2014

EPEI Part 5 – EPEI for Capacity

Phil Coy @leaniacManaging Director of Strategic Services We’re back for round 5. Let’s look at how to use EPEI to dynamically understand the capacity of your value stream. A while…

May 18, 2014

People, Software, and Control

Phil Coy – @leaniacManaging Director of Strategic Services “We use software and systems to control people as part of the process, rather than using software and systems to give control…

May 2, 2014

EPEI Part 4 – EPEI and Changeovers

Phil Coy @leaniacManaging Director of Strategic Services In our exploration of high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) value streams, we see that changeovers between items occur all the time when we have multiple…

March 3, 2014

EPEI Part 1 – Every Part Every Interval

Phil Coy – @leaniacManaging Director of Strategic ServicesEvery part every interval (EPEI) is probably the least intuitive, least known, and yet most powerful metric for high mix, low volume (HMLV)…