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

Chesterfield, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

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It’s the beginning of a new year and you may have either just gone live with your new Dynamics 365 environment or are well into your implementation. This implementation is just part of a corporate-wide initiative to improve operational efficiencies, maximize employee productivity and increase customer satisfaction. However, now it’s time to address your customer’s EDI mandates and requests, but you have no idea where to begin.

Selecting the right EDI solution can be a daunting task, especially when EDI is not a core competency within your company. Nothing can impact a new EDI project more aggressively than choosing a solution based on assumptions or “facts” not thoroughly researched, only to find out later that the solution you selected cannot support all your company’s needs and/or Trading Partner’s requirements. It’s an all too common occurrence, but by understanding some basic principles you can eliminate unexpected surprises, reduce risk, and maximize the overall performance of your new EDI solution.   

Here are a few items you should consider when selecting EDI software for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for full automation and integration:                                  

  1. Choose a provider that specializes in EDI for Microsoft Dynamics
  2. Choose a comprehensive EDI integration platform that is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Certified
  3. Consider future scalability and performance needs for potential new EDI Trading Partners
  4. Evaluate and understand automation needs to eliminate manual processes
  5. Consider the importance of having complete visibility into historical document lifecycles
  6. Consider future Dynamics 365 version upgrades and what impact that will have with EDI
  7. Understand the ongoing costs needed to customize a tool(s) to meet ongoing compliance requirements
  8. Understand the ongoing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when factoring in transactional fees

If you’re interested in learning more about EDI best practices and more detailed information to consider when selecting EDI software for Microsoft Dynamics 365, download this paper, “Dynamics 365 - A Radical Change for AX: Critical Information for Companies Upgrading Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 for Operations”.

Download the "Dynamics 365 -   A Radical Change for AX" Brief

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Algood Food, Dynamics AX customer, shares the business advantages of working with Data Masons.

Louisville, KY based, Algood Food understands the importance of a good EDI partnership. Manufacturing peanut butter, jams and preserves since 1995, this family-owned business first implemented web EDI in the 2000s. Kelly Kane, MIS Manager says that was a big deal back then, but it also came with some challenges.

Kelly shares, "Data Masons has really helped me bridge that [technology] gap and...help[s] us get data in an efficient manner. I can just pick up the phone and I am talking to Nick or Steve or one of the guys on the support team and they are helping me through the issues, right then and there!"

In this short video Kane shares that they have seen a great return on their Data Masons investment and that they look "forward to our continued work together as a team".

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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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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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Dynamics AX customer Stack-On finds increased cash flow, smoother invoicing and improved efficiencies with Vantage Point EDI - VIDEO

Vantage Point EDI and Dynamics AX customer, Stack-On, a commercial and residential manufacturer of storage solutions, has been using Vantage Point EDI with tremendous success. Watch the short video to learn how Stack-On went from being flooded with orders and challenged with trying to manually keep up, to having a system which offers:

  • an increase in efficiency
  • smoother invoicing
  • increased cash flow
  • significant reduction in errors
  • a surprisingly easy implementation
  • and is a very easy and intuitive program to learn and use, just ask Jim Sanders!

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Data Masons' Vantage Point EDI Solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations is the First Dedicated EDI and eCommerce Integration Solution to be listed on Microsoft AppSource

Data Masons Software, LLC., the leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announces the availability of its Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations solution in Microsoft AppSource, an online marketplace by Microsoft Corporation for enterprises to find and use SaaS solutions from the company and its partners. Data Masons delivers the first dedicated EDI solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to be certified on Microsoft AppSource.

“For the past 17 years Data Masons has dedicated our development efforts on supporting the EDI and eCommerce integration needs of companies that utilize the Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and NAV ERP platforms. Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations is a breakthrough cloud-based ERP platform and we are proud to deliver our next generation EDI processing platform for Dynamics 365. Our long-standing alignment with Microsoft’s go-to market strategy means we have the solution set and expertise to support Dynamics 365 around the clock and around the globe. AppSource is the marketplace for Dynamics 365 and being the first dedicated EDI solution available will certainly help drive new opportunities for our valued partners.  Additionally, we will enable companies running Dynamics AX using customizations to handle EDI inside AX to shed those customizations and accelerate their migration to Dynamics 365 for Operations” stated Glenn McPeak, Principal, Data Masons Software.

The Vantage Point EDI Platform delivers an all-in-one approach to EDI for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations without customizations. Available for deployment in the Data Masons’ public cloud, private cloud and on-premise, our customers have the flexibility to deploy their EDI in a manner that best suits their business needs. Combined with Data Masons’ huge library of existing connections and compliance maps, the company helps Microsoft Dynamics customers worldwide quickly turn EDI into a competitive advantage.

Data Masons offers education on EDI for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations in an Executive Brief, "Dynamics 365 - A Radical Change for AX: Critical Information for Companies Upgrading AX to Dynamics 365 for Operations." In this brief, Data Masons shares the vastly improved integration options that have been introduced in Dynamics 365 and compares them to the legacy technologies that were deprecated from the Dynamics AX era.

About Data Masons

Since 1996, Data Masons has specialized in EDI Made Simple®, offering advanced, turnkey EDI & XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, GP and NAV. Data Masons' Vantage Point EDI solution provides a complete EDI processing platform that enables users to become more competitive through tight EDI integration and ongoing compliance - all without the need for expensive and disruptive ERP platform customization. Data Masons' compliance services, product flexibility, extensive EDI and ERP integration knowledge and partner-driven experience have made Vantage Point EDI the winning choice for high-performance business document integration at more than 1,500 customers across North America. Additional information about Data Masons and its solutions is available at http://www.datamasons.com and follow the EDI conversation at #EDImadeSimple.

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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.   

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