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On the 24-26 April, over 1,300 people attended the annual Dynamics Communities user summit in Dublin, Ireland.

This was the first time the Microsoft Dynamics AX, D365, and CRM user community came together to network and partake in over 260 keynotes and sessions. Data Masons was a silver sponsor at the event with a stand and presented 2 sessions. (You can watch on-demand versions of the sessions here.)

The keynote sessions emphasized how Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM software accelerates digital transformation.  Several customer examples were provided, and the recent spring release of D365 is full of new features and functionality to enrich the transformation journey.  Microsoft announced that major software releases will occur in the spring of every year, followed by a minor release in the summer. A very popular demo was Power Apps, which allows companies to develop custom apps for mobile devices without any software development.

We really appreciate the ‘no software development’ statement because it’s what we do for EDI. This message seemed to resonate very well with nearly over 100 visitors to our sessions and sponsor stand at the event.

In our conversations, we learned about companies putting a lot of time and energy into planning, and execution of the AX to D365 migration. These companies are also aware that they need to rebuild the EDI interfaces because the solution used with AX will not work with D365. This is because Microsoft changed the interface to get data in and out of D365, and the ability to develop EDI functions in D365 are slim to none.

Companies from retail, chemical, food and agriculture, and various types of manufacturing were enquiring about a simpler and fast approach to EDI.  A great majority of the conversations were in the automotive sector that require planning and forecasting, and other logic that is not standard in AX or D365.  For example, a DELFOR planning forecast could be arrive daily, and from this forecast you need to decide what to ship, update the internal materials plan, and ensure the quantities shipped on either end is the same.  We also learned that Audi is asking companies to replace VD4905 to VDA4984 by the end of 2018.

It was a great experience to meet with so many like-minded people, and share with them our EDI Made Simple approach.  We’re looking forward to ongoing conversations with our new community contacts, and we hope that Irish Luck continues for the community with successful ERP and EDI implementations.

Finally, we’d like to invite the D365/AX community to join us for a live webinar held with MSDynamicsWorld.com on EDI Integration Best Practices for Dynamics 365/AX on 5 June, 2018 at 12:30 GMT/14:30 CET.  Register here.

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Partnership to Benefit Microsoft Dynamics Customers in Automotive, Manufacturing, Food, Distribution and Retail Industries.

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eBECS, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Delivering and Managing Microsoft Total Business Solutions and Data Masons, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing Microsoft Certified EDI solutions for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership for B2B business.

“We share a common goal to address the rapidly changing supply chain needs of our B2B customers. By combining Data Mason’s cutting-edge EDI solution with our skills and industry expertise in ERP, we enable ourselves to offer an all up service to customers in this space. We are very excited about the opportunity this partnership offers.” said Sam Dharmasiri, UK Sales Director, eBECS.

Read the complete press release here.

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webinar.jpgIf you missed Summit 2017, or our EDI for Dynamics presentations while you were there, you're in luck. We presented the same content following Summit in webinar format.  Led by our Dynamics EDI experts Glenn McPeak and Brian Lynch, these presentations share EDI integration best practices with Microsoft Dynamics ERP end users.

Top 10 EDI Facts You Wish You Knew for Dynamics 365, AX 2012 and Prior

Learn what makes Dynamics 365/AX a great platform for integrating your business activities with customers, suppliers, 3PL's, carriers, and more. This discussion will cover the top 10 facts which are helpful to know in advance of an EDI implementation, the benefits of electronic integration, and the challenges of doing it the wrong way. Presented by Glenn McPeak. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

 

EDI Made Simple® for Dynamics GP – Integration Without Customization

Dynamics GP customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be expensive and complicated. Knowing the right questions to ask and best practices of successful implementations can help you decide on the right integration path for your company. Join us for this critical information and leave being able to turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization. Presented by Brian Lynch. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

EDI Made Simple® for Dynamics NAV – Integration Without Customization

Dynamics NAV customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be expensive and complicated. Knowing the right questions to ask and best practices of successful implementations can help you decide on the right integration path for your company. Join us for this critical information and leave being able to turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization. Presented by Glenn McPeak. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
 

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EDI is New, So Where Do I Start:

Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1979 as Victor Allen’s® Coffee, Trilliant's growth had been fueled both organically and through acquisitions over the years. A well known, regional player, Trilliant wanted to make an even bigger name for themselves. They built a new state-of-the-art facility which required state-of-the-art EDI software to help facilitate and sustain their growth. But the new customer operations manager, Jolene Werth, was new to EDI.

Werth reached out to Data Masons and received the support she needed, including a few days of intensive face-to-face training, to prepare for a successful EDI deployment.

It Was Meant to Be

With a successful deployment under her belt, Werth now reflects, “I’m considered the EDI specialist here and that’s not my primary job. I’m a Customer Service Manager who needs to remain focused on creating happy customers. Vantage Point has helped with that.”

Since Vantage Point was deployed, Trilliant, a Microsoft Dynamics AX customer, went from one EDI customer to thirty and has done so without adding any additional customer service headcount, a true testament to the power of Data Masons’ EDI. Clearly, this partnership was meant to bean.

Read more about Trilliant’s journey down an unfamiliar path to growth with Data Masons' Vantage Point EDI.

Read the Trilliant Case Study

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Get the answers to your EDI for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 for Operations questions!

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions. But without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be riddled with expensive and complicated errors.

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10am AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) join MSDynamicsWorld.com and Data Masons as we help you to understand the right questions to ask to make sure you're heading down the right integration path for your company:

  • Should you customize Dynamics AX/365 or embed custom code to handle your requirements?
  • Do prepackaged external applications work?
  • Is a SaaS or an on-premise solution a better way to go? Can you have both?
  • Do you really have to pay document fees?
  • How do Dynamics updates impact your EDI process?

We'll cover these critical questions and more in this informative session. Come away from the event with information that can turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization.

Register for the Webinar   "EDI Made Simple for Dynamics AX/D365"

  

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Considering a move to Dynamics 365 for Operations?

If so, are you prepared for the impact on your EDI integration? Data Masons are Certified experts in EDI for Dynamics AX and are best equipped to provide the critical information you need for migrating from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 and upgrading your EDI solution.

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During this on-demand webinar, MSDynamicsWorld.com and Glenn McPeak, Principal at Data Masons, discuss:

    • How the elimination of the AIF and public cloud impacts integration.
    • The expanded integration opportunities introduced in the Dynamics 365 for Operations platform.
    • How the Dynamics 365 cloud-based, entity driven integration model fits into the existing Data Masons framework based on the AIF and SQL Views oriented integration model.
    • New cloud deployment options for Vantage Point EDI.
    • The upgrade process, planning and budgeting for Dynamics AX Users running Vantage Point EDI.  

 Watch the webinar at your convenience, then let's discuss your move to Dynamics 365 and how we can help simplify the impact on your EDI application.

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Last week, MSDynamicsworld.com held their first free, virtual conference for the Dynamics community in quite a few years.  Dubbed2017 Innovation Expo, thousands of Dynamics gurus and prospective users explored new vendor technologies, collaborated with peers, and learned new exciting ways to create value from their Dynamics technology.

During the online conference, Data Masons shared our EDI Made Simple for Dynamics solutions through a series of webinars. While you may have missed the live broadcasts, the recorded webinars are now available for on-demand viewing. Check them out below!

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Register to watch the following on-demand webinars:

EDI Made Simple for Dynamics 365/AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be riddled with expensive and complicated errors that could have been easily avoided.

Understand the right questions to ask to make sure you're heading down the right integration path for your company. Should you customize Dynamics AX/365 or embed custom code to handle your requirements? Do prepackaged external applications work? Is a SaaS or an on-premise solution a better way to go? Can you have both? Do you really have to pay document fees? How do Dynamics updates impact your EDI process? We'll cover these critical questions and more in this informative session. Come away from the event with information that can turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization.

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EDI Made Simple for Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be riddled with expensive and complicated errors that could have been easily avoided.

Understand the right questions to ask to make sure you're heading down the right integration path for your company. Should you customize Dynamics GP or embed custom code to handle your requirements? Do prepackaged external applications work? Do you really have to pay document fees? How do Dynamics updates impact your EDI process? We'll cover these critical questions and more in this informative session. Come away from the event with information that can turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization.
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EDI Made Simple for Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions. Understanding those options and how to leverage the native capabilities of NAV can help avoid expensive and complicated projects that can put your business at risk.  

From this webinar you will gain an understanding of external solutions that eliminate the need for invasive customizations. The webinar should help your organization decide whether it is better to use embedded customizations or the alternative in your long term technology strategy.  Other strategic factors that will be covered is cost of ownership in SaaS, on premise perpetual and transaction based models. We'll cover these critical topics and more in this educational session. Come away from the event with actionable information that can turn EDI into a strategic advantage.

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Data Masons Achieves the Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency

Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announced today it has attained the Gold Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) competency. Microsoft grants this accreditation to the top 1 percent of its partner ecosystem that demonstrate a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meeting Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful project implementation and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competency accreditation, partners must also execute an annual customer satisfaction survey and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

For over 20 years Data Masons has been committed to supporting the EDI integration needs of customers and partners utilizing the Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and NAV ERPs, and most recently added Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations to its supported platforms. The company’s EDI solutions and services deliver an all-in-one approach to EDI for Microsoft Dynamics and is available both as an on-premise installed software product and as a fully cloud-based service, giving companies the flexibility to deploy EDI as needed. Combined with Data Masons’ compliance management services, the company helps Microsoft Dynamics customers worldwide turn EDI into a competitive advantage.

"Adding the Microsoft Gold competency to our portfolio further assures our Microsoft Dynamics partners and customers that we are dedicated to and invested in supporting Microsoft Dynamics technology,” stated Glenn McPeak, Principal, Data Masons Software. “Our customers’ success is highly-dependent not only on our EDI expertise, but our deep knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics ERPs, and having that dual level of expertise is a significant differentiator for Data Masons as an EDI provider.”

Data Masons is a sponsor of MSDynamicsworld.com’s Virtual 2017 Innovation Expo on June 14, 2017. During this event, attendees can join one of Data Masons’ live educational sessions: “EDI Made Simple for Dynamics 365/AX” at 9:00am and 4:00pm ET; “EDI Made Simple for Dynamics GP” at 10:00am and 2:00pm ET; and “EDI Made Simple for Dynamics NAV” at 11:00am ET.  Find out more about this event, register for the webinars and learn how you can meet Data Masons’ EDI experts...

 

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If you're considering a move to Dynamics 365 for Operations, are you prepared for the impact on your EDI integration? Let the Certified experts in EDI for Dynamics AX share critical information companies need to know about migrating from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 and upgrading their EDI solution.

Join MSDynamicsWorld.com and Glenn McPeak, Principal at Data Masons,  on Tuesday, June 20, at 11am ET as we discuss:

    • How the elimination of the AIF and public cloud impacts integration.
    • The expanded integration opportunities introduced in the Dynamics 365 for Operations platform.
    • How the Dynamics 365 cloud-based, entity driven integration model fits into the existing Data Masons framework based on the AIF and SQL Views oriented integration model.
    • New cloud deployment options for Vantage Point EDI.
    • The upgrade process, planning and budgeting for Dynamics AX Users running Vantage Point EDI.   

Register for the Dynamics  AX to D365 Migration Webinar

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This new virtual event from MSDynamicsworld.com is designed for Dynamics customers, perspective users and professionals who are looking for vendor solutions to enhance the Dynamics ERPs. A FREE virtual conference, the 2017 Innovation Expo features educational webcasts, personal demos, case studies and the latest technology and business solutions in the market., including Data Masons' EDI for Dynamics solutions.

Data Masons' EDI for Dynamics experts will attend the event on June 14th to discuss EDI for Microsoft Dynamics. Join us at the Innovation Expo where you can:

  • Navigate the Event Directly from Your Computer or Mobile Device
    Organized like a real exhibit hall, you'll interact with exhibitors, watch live demos and have the opportunity to chat with other attendees.
  • Access the Hyper-Targeted Exhibit Halls and Educational Content
    Arranged by different business focus areas, in the virtual exhibit hall you can chat directly with solution experts and receive personal demonstrations.
  • Connect with Other Professionals and Exhibitors
    Expect candid conversations and fresh perspectives in the event's Networking Lounge where you can network with your peers.

Need to talk EDI? Register to join one of the following live sessions on June 14th presented by Data Masons:

  • 9:00am and 4:00pm ET: EDI Made Simple for Dynamics 365/AX
    Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be riddled with expensive and complicated errors that could have been easily avoided.

    Understand the right questions to ask to make sure you're heading down the right integration path for your company. Should you customize Dynamics AX/365 or embed custom code to handle your requirements? Do prepackaged external applications work? Is a SaaS or an on-premise solution a better way to go? Can you have both? Do you really have to pay document fees? How do Dynamics updates impact your EDI process? We'll cover these critical questions and more in this informative session. Come away from the event with information that can turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization. Register for the 9:00am Session   I   Register for the 4:00pm Session

  • 10:00am and 2:00pm ET: EDI Made Simple for Dynamics GP 
    Microsoft Dynamics GP customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions, but without the right preparation and expertise, the effort can be riddled with expensive and complicated errors that could have been easily avoided.

    Understand the right questions to ask to make sure you're heading down the right integration path for your company. Should you customize Dynamics GP or embed custom code to handle your requirements? Do prepackaged external applications work? Do you really have to pay document fees? How do Dynamics updates impact your EDI process? We'll cover these critical questions and more in this informative session. Come away from the event with information that can turn EDI and eCommerce into a strategic advantage at your organization. Register for the 10:00am Session   I   Register for the 2:00pm Session 

  • 11:00am ET: EDI Made Simple for Dynamics NAV
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers have options when it comes to EDI or XML integration solutions.  Understanding those options and how to leverage the native capabilities of NAV can help avoid expensive and complicated projects that can put your business at risk.  

    From this webinar you will gain an understanding of external solutions that eliminate the need for invasive customizations. The webinar should help your organization decide whether it is better to use embedded customizations or the alternative in your long term technology strategy.  Other strategic factors that will be covered is cost of ownership in SaaS, on premise perpetual and transaction based models. We'll cover these critical topics and more in this educational session. Come away from the event with actionable information that can turn EDI into a strategic advantage.  Register for the 11:00am Session

Register for Free to Attend the 2017 Innovation Expo