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In order to use the manufacturing module, you need to a Business Central premium license. The manufacturing module will help shorten the time it takes to create BOMs, routings, work centers, and machine centers. In this new era of digital manufacturing, it forces businesses to work quicker and smarter to beat out the competition. By utilizing this module in Business Central your company gains the competitive advantage of creating more goods in a more efficient manner.

1. Managing Inventory
When using the manufacturing module in Business Central, your company will be able to better manage inventory. Within seconds, a list can be displayed with all the different items that are in stock. It will show whether the item is currently in stock, how many are on hand and how many are on order.

2. Integrate Your Business Processes
One of the biggest benefits of using the manufacturing module is having all the data in one place. Production managers can make updates instantly to keep the system up-to-date with all its inventory. Users working in the front and in the back office will have access to the same information creating a more harmonized work dynamic.

3. Unify Production Data
Another one of the biggest benefits of using the manufacturing module in Business Central is analytics. This goes beyond just knowing what is in stock and what needs to order but analyzing trends within your business. Such trends can be spotted in the supply chain, production process, inventory management, sales, profit margins, and even customer behavior.

4. Improved Product Quality
The customer’s expectations for product quality is higher than it has ever been before. Using the manufacturing module will make it easier for production managers to meet these growing standards. Having a system in place that provides traceability and tracking enables a company to monitor the quality status of all its centers and products. This will provide real-time reports on machines, components, stations, shifts, and even operators that were involved in the production. Production Managers can then ensure only the best quality products are being sent out to customers.

5. Decreased Production Time
Innovative businesses who use the manufacturing module in Business Central can optimize assembly time. The module will make a more efficient process by decreasing the overall creation time and cost of each product. Tools are available to take a customer’s order on-the-spot and list any alterations that need to be made. Once the production manager receives this order it can be finalized and then sent into production. There is no need for days or weeks of back and forth emails which can delay the cycle time of an item. By lessening the time-to-market process, companies can save time and money and allocate these resources elsewhere.

Being able to manage inventory, collect data, improve product quality, and decrease production time creates a stronger competitive advantage. Want to learn more about the manufacturing module for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central? Click Here to register for our Business Central manufacturing courses at WebSan University for free and learn about all the different modules available to create a successful production.

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Over the last few years, Microsoft has been making significant investments in the cloud. Unfortunately, that means that Windows Server 2008 and SQL Service 2008 will reach the end of support. But don’t worry, Microsoft has created a pathway for companies ready to make the switch to the cloud.

Why should I make the switch to the cloud?

Moving to the cloud is no longer an intimidating transition. Companies of all sizes have made the switch to the cloud, and we don’t see that trend slowing down any time soon.

Here are a few trends that are noteworthy:

  •          In 2016, 16.1 ZB of data was generated. In 2025, 163 ZBs of data will be generated.
  •           More than 80% of organizations now adopt cloud-first strategies as part of an overall digital transformation
  •           Investment in AI, top of mind for many companies, increase by an astounding 300% in 2017

 

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When is the deadline and what happens if I do nothing?

It’s better that you act now and not later, time is running out. Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ends on July 9, 2019 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ends on January 14, 2020. These deadlines are around the corner; you need to give yourself time to migrate and explore your options.

If you decide to do nothing, then be prepared for no security updates, compliance concerns and missed innovation opportunities.

What are your options?

You have options, for both on-premise and cloud migrations. If you plan to stay on-premise, you can upgrade to Windows Server 2016 and get cloud and DevOps ready. If you decide to move the cloud, you can migrate Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads to Azure VM.

For more information about upgrade options across cloud and on-premise, visit: www.microsoft.com/lifecycle

 

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Sources:

1. IDC White Paper, Data Age 2025: The Evolution of Data to Life-Critical

2. Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky:https://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-building-trust-cloudy-sky.pdf 

3. A Trillion-Dollar Boost: The Economic Impact of AI on Customer relationship Management: https://www.salesforce.com/content/dam/web/en_us/www/documents/white-papers/the-economic-impact-of-ai.pdf

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Securing your company’s data is essential. Businesses are constantly avoiding cyber threats, security alerts, and maintaining infrastructure. With so many things going on, your IT team can sometimes miss vital security threats.

To combat this issue, Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Azure Sentinel. This SIEM tool is a cloud-native service that provides intelligent security analytics at cloud scale for your company.

Collect data across your enterprise easily

Azure Sentinel allows you to aggregate security data with built-in connectors, integration of Microsoft signals and industry log formats such as comment event format and syslog.

You’re able to import your Office 365 data at no cost to you and combined it with other security data.

Analyze and detect threats quickly with AI on your side

Azure Sentinel uses top-notch scalable machine learning algorithms to correlate alerts from different products manually or utilizing a correlation engine.

Automate common tasks and threat response

Microsoft’s SIEM tool provides built-in automation processes to respond to threats right away.

Learn more about Microsoft Azure Sentinel and how you can protect your company’s data through intelligent security analytics.

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View the video: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/microsoft-azure-sentinel-overview/

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Friday, 22 February 2019 22:58

Introduction to Power BI: What is Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI can help company owners take a closer look into their business using stunning dashboards and visuals. They can also be optimized to locate and display only the most critical data. This data can then be used by company owners to review and streamline their business processes wherever it may be needed.

There are a large variety of data sources that connect to Power BI, and the list is continuously being updated. This data can then be altered and placed as a visual, measured or calculated column and then is added to a dashboard. It’s possible to share this information with colleagues at work by granting them access right from within Power BI.

These are six main components that make Power BI into such a strong and powerful tool.

Power Query: Importing and formatting the Data
The Power Query allows you to import data from sources such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, and the list goes on. It can also extract data from multiple file formats such as CSV, Text, and Excel. The imported data can be formatted by adding columns, charts or any other visuals onto the dashboard.

Power Pivot: Relationship Creating Tool
Relationships can be created using the Power Pivot function inside Power BI. Power Pivot is a powerful tool used to review data and create visual data models. To link tables together, Power Pivot can analyze the databases and see if the tables have any matching data inside. This function also allows the user to create calculations using the data, such as a calculated column or a measurement.

Power View: Data Visualization Tool
Power View is used to transform the data into interactive charts, graphs, maps, and other visuals. These visuals will only display the most important data since the data can be filtered using Filter Panes, slicers, and cross-filters.

Power Map: 3D Geospatial tool
The Power Map feature is used to create charts for Geospatial data into a 3D visual. Using the Geospatial users can display a metric visually on a map using visuals or even a heatmap. The maps are connected to Bing and are constantly refreshing to display real-time data.

Power Q&A: Answering and Question search engine
Users can ask the Q&A any questions regarding the data and get the quickest answers. Make sure to use natural language that the system would understand such as “Number of Products by Location.” Click Here for a list of words and terminology that Power BI Q&A recognizes.

Microsoft Power BI has six main components that make it such a powerful tool. It has become one of the most popular programs amongst small business owners to analyze their data. Watch this “Power BI 101 Webinar” video that goes beyond just the fundamentals of Power BI. This video will demonstrate how to create a dashboard using Power BI.

Power BI 101 Webinar Click Here
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Manufacturing Series Part I Manufacturing Concepts

In this webinar we'll be providing an introduction to the Manufacturing Module in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The manufacturing process is done in multiple steps and requires some initial set up. This webinar will provide all the groundwork needed in order to start converting materials into produced end items. Some of the items covered in this webinar are;

•Items and Master Data
•BOM/Routing
•Production Orders

Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEBINAR TODAY!

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:30

Top Six Reasons to get EDI for Dynamics GP!


If a business wants to be successful in this modern digital world, it must remain innovative. Operating as a fully digital firm goes beyond just having an electronic communication system installed. It’s about running the company using ERP software to streamline the business and create B2B integration. In this new digital era, the demand for B2B integration is on the rise and is turning into a requirement in order to work with most companies.


Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents. It allows businesses to send documents to one another using an electronic format. This standard template can then be read by different systems to locate information. The most common documents that are sent using the EDI template are purchase orders, purchase invoices, advance ship notices, bills of lading, inventory documents, shipping documents, payment documents, and even some custom ones.

The Benefits of EDI

Reduced Costs
By sending a document using EDI, a company can reduce its costs on printing, reproduction, storage, filing, and document retrieval. This also frees up the individual to focus on more important tasks.

Improved Data Quality
One of the most common areas for human error is data entry. By using EDI to import the data from the document into the system, there is less room for error resulting in better data quality.

Shorter Business Cycle
Companies using EDI will have a shorter business cycle because they receive the documents quicker. A transaction that use to take up to five days to complete can now be completed within an hour. Orders and payments will be processed a lot quicker which will increase the cash flow of the company.

Improved Data Security
EDI is a secure way to transmit data from one computer to another. Encryption and decryption programs along with passwords are used to ensure that the data is safe while being transmitted.

Ease of Auditing
Since EDI is transmitting all the data into the system, there is less room for any errors so therefore auditing will become much easier. Reports can be created for all the EDI transactions and then presented to the auditor, making the whole auditing process quicker and easier.

Strategic Business Benefits
Adding EDI into your current Dynamics GP environment will strengthen businesses and create strategic business benefits. Using digital transactions, businesses can always be up-to-date with all the transactions statuses. This knowledge will help the business to make better and faster business decisions going forward.

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 21:27

Is Dynamics GP Dead?

Is Microsoft Dynamics GP Dead?

Is Dynamics GP dead? For 20 years Dynamics GP has helped business become digital. Rest assured Microsoft Dynamics GP has made its mark in the Dynamics ecosystem, and it’s here to stay. Join our webinar and find out where Microsoft Dynamics GP is headed.

This webinar will cover

-The future of Dynamics GP
-What it means for your business

Date: Wednesday August 29, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:30AM EST

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEBINAR TODAY!

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Key Differences and Comparison:
Dynamics GP & Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics GP has been around for over 20 years and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s newest accounting system. Both systems are geared to manage core finances for small and medium-sized businesses, but they also have some key differences. This webinar will be comparing the differences between Business Central and Microsoft GP, topics will include:

-Multicurrency
-Financial Reporting
-G/L Account Structure
-Project Accounting
-Manufacturing

Date:  Wednesday August 22, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:30AM EST

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEBINAR TODAY!

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WebSan Solutions Inc. is proud to announce that our team has won the 2018 Microsoft Canada Modern Marketing Innovation award.  These annual awards recognize Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Microsoft prides on having the largest partner ecosystem in the industry, with over 14,000 partners across Canada. Each of these partners play an integral role in unlocking new opportunities for Canadian companies and Microsoft is committed to helping their partner ecosystem build profitable businesses and successfully take their solutions to market.

Microsoft Canada presented these awards in 16 categories on July 16, 2018 at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were selected based on the outstanding work the companies provided to their customers and community.

“This year’s IMPACT award winners represent the best and most forward-thinking innovators coming out of our partner community in Canada,” said Suzanne Gagliese, Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Canada. “Microsoft’s partner ecosystem plays a fundamental role in driving Canada’s innovation agenda forward, and ultimately strengthening our position as a globally competitive and prosperous country. We congratulate all of the winners on this amazing achievement and their continued dedication to bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for our shared customers.”

“To be among great company and win the Modern Marketing Innovation award is such a great honour. For me, it validates the hard work and tireless efforts of our marketing team to achieve outstanding results.

Our accomplishment illustrates our ability to stay ahead of the curve and serves as a testament to all our marketing efforts.” stated Andrew King, Managing Director at WebSan Solutions Inc.

For additional information:

About WebSan Solutions Inc.:

Located in the Greater Toronto Area, WebSan Solutions Inc. is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner and IT consulting and solutions provider. As the Largest Hosting Provider for Microsoft Dynamics in Canada and with over a decade of experience in Enterprise Software solutions, online business and financial accounting software, the experts at WebSan know how to help you transform your business.

About Microsoft Inspire:

Microsoft Inspire is an annual, global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners. It’s where we come together to network, drive business growth and identify new profitability opportunities. This year at Inspire, we will continue to focus on key trends that represent the most profitable models for partners.

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WebSan Solutions Inc. is proud to announce that our team has won the 2018 Microsoft Canada Modern Marketing Innovation award.  These annual awards recognize Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Microsoft prides on having the largest partner ecosystem in the industry, with over 14,000 partners across Canada. Each of these partners play an integral role in unlocking new opportunities for Canadian companies and Microsoft is committed to helping their partner ecosystem build profitable businesses and successfully take their solutions to market.

Microsoft Canada presented these awards in 16 categories on July 16, 2018 at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were selected based on the outstanding work the companies provided to their customers and community.

“This year’s IMPACT award winners represent the best and most forward-thinking innovators coming out of our partner community in Canada,” said Suzanne Gagliese, Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Canada. “Microsoft’s partner ecosystem plays a fundamental role in driving Canada’s innovation agenda forward, and ultimately strengthening our position as a globally competitive and prosperous country. We congratulate all of the winners on this amazing achievement and their continued dedication to bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for our shared customers.”

“To be among great company and win the Modern Marketing Innovation award is such a great honour. For me, it validates the hard work and tireless efforts of our marketing team to achieve outstanding results.

Our accomplishment illustrates our ability to stay ahead of the curve and serves as a testament to all our marketing efforts.” stated Andrew King, Managing Director at WebSan Solutions Inc.

For additional information:

About WebSan Solutions Inc.:

Located in the Greater Toronto Area, WebSan Solutions Inc. is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner and IT consulting and solutions provider. As the Largest Hosting Provider for Microsoft Dynamics in Canada and with over a decade of experience in Enterprise Software solutions, online business and financial accounting software, the experts at WebSan know how to help you transform your business.

About Microsoft Inspire:

Microsoft Inspire is an annual, global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners. It’s where we come together to network, drive business growth and identify new profitability opportunities. This year at Inspire, we will continue to focus on key trends that represent the most profitable models for partners.

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