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20 supply chain lessons for Microsoft Dynamics 365 users: Event preview

by Anya Ciecierski
Co-Founder, ERP/CRM Software Blog

Editor’s Note: This article features information from sponsors of two upcoming MSDW events.

Companies involved in supply-chain management realize that the disruptions of the last couple of years have presented some very real challenges. Often the movement of goods and services has been interrupted by backorders, short stocks, delays, etc.. Organizations using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance (AX) and Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV) already have solid solutions for automating supply-chain processes. But some challenges require a further boost.

MSDW and ERP Software Blog have partnered to bring you two new Supply Chain Tools Showcase sessions featuring six top add-on tools for Dynamics 365:

These virtual events are for customers and consultants interested in new and innovative ISV solutions to maximize the value of their Dynamics 365 system and achieve supply chain excellence.

We asked our expert presenters to give us a sneak preview of the valuable information our readers can expect to take away from the event.

Here are twenty twenty-three key takeaways for Dynamics 365 users in the supply chain space can learn at these Showcase sessions.

Strabo Partners – Third Party Warehouse/Manufacturing Management (CMI, VMI Inventory Management and Third Party Billing)

  • Strabo Partnered Logistics, our solution for Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain, is for 3rd party warehouse management and private label/contract manufacturing.
  • Our software provides robust ownership tracking with easy-to-configure billing rules.
  • It is natively built inside Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain for a unified look and feel.

Sana Commerce - ERP-integrated e-Commerce Platform

  • With supply chain crunches and snarls, customers want communication and transparency. An online platform where you can interact with your customers is an excellent way to build relationships and trust.
  • Tight integration with your Dynamics ERP ensures that our e-commerce platform always has the latest and most accurate data for stock management, order tracking, and invoice payment.
  • Sana is a revenue-generating platform. Clients can expect a total cost recoup within 1-2 years from going live with Sana.

SourceDay - Purchase Order Automation

  • SourceDay automates communication between buyers and suppliers and integrates with your Dynamics ERP system, ensuring your entire organization has accurate, real-time data about supplier pricing, quantity, lead times, and delivery dates.
  • SourceDay's solution is purpose-built to help manufacturers, distributors, and CPG brands keep PO changes updated in ERP with real-time buyer and supplier collaboration.
  • Supplier churn is constant, and SourceDay is with you for the entire partnership as an extension of your team to help keep your buyers and suppliers active, efficient, and trained to drive results.
  • Our solution validates accurate input, and automation keeps the ERP up to date, assuring that all connected Supply Chain, Accounts Payable, Performance Management, etc. processes have correct data.
  • Our customers have proven a 10-15X ROI and realize business metric improvements such as 94% adoption rate, 85% of direct spend managed, and millions of dollars protected in Revenue and Inventory. 

NMB Solutions - Advanced Shipping and Compliance Management (Parcel, TMS and RPS)

  • We offer advanced shipping and compliance management to customers around the globe. We are solely focused on delivering third-party parcel shipping and LTL solutions for Dynamics 365 FO/AX.
  • Our Parcel solution is an enterprise-class multi-carrier shipping management system that supports complex, high volume, multi-location, and international and domestic shipping.
  • Our Transportation Management (for Shippers) solution is an all-inclusive transportation hub focused on simplifying, optimizing, and providing visibility to all transportation activities.
  • Our Compliance Solutions suite of services handles compliance requirements of organizations that export or import to multiple countries.

HighRadius - Order-to-Cash, Treasury, and Record-to-Report

  • We offer solutions for the Office of the CFO for order-to-cash, treasury, and record-to-report. We'll discuss achieving measurable, positive impact with DSO reduction, working capital optimization, bad-debt reduction, reduced closing times, and improved productivity.
  • Regardless of which Dynamics ERP solution you use, we can help you drive efficiency and best practices into your receivables and treasury processes.

Next Generation Logistics, Inc - Transportation Management Solution

  • We are a managed services provider predominantly in the food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. We also are supply chain consultants.
  • Our Transportation Management Solution includes Dynamics TMS software.
  • Ours is a complete integrated software solution that complements your Dynamics 365 F&O or BC and manages purchase orders, transfer orders, and sales.

Cavallo - Order Entry and Order Management Workflow

  • Use a direct no-code integration and easy to configure.
  • Workflow Automations can increase efficiency and improve time to value.
  • Enforcing Business Rules and applying that Workflow Logic can substantially increase Gross Margin %

Register now for a Showcase for your Dynamics 365 system:

  • Does your organization use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance or Dynamics AX? Register here for Tuesday, September 27
  • Does your organization use Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC or Dynamics NAV? Register here for Wednesday, September 28

If you can't make it, register anyway to get access to the recording.

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About Anya Ciecierski

Anya Ciecierski has worked in sales and marketing in the Microsoft Dynamics channel since 1999. In 2009 she co-founded ERP Software Blog and CRM Software Blog then added ERP Cloud Blog, now the largest group blogs in the space.  These sites encourage collaboration between 150 Dynamics partners across the world and educate more than 90,000 readers each month. Anya is committed to the idea of “using the power of the group” to benefit the community as a whole. She also leads the Channel Marketing Academy, a project to connect marketing professionals to share ideas.