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Microsoft NAV 2018 is here!  Many firms will be excited about the tighter integration to Office365, Power BI, Microsoft Flow, Dynamics 365 for Sales, and many others.

Another important feature Microsoft is emphasizing to customers is lower implementation costs. Moving from one platform to another is always challenging, and lowering the barriers to make this change is critical in order for customers to migrate new platform versions. This is especially important for customers who want their employees to leverage office productivity tools within their ERP processes.

For example, an easy productivity gain that comes to mind is to automatically save customer emails on the account record, and store documents on a Sharepoint site or library for employees to collaborate on solutions for that customer. Doing this without the extra steps we all take today, should make an appealing future for Microsoft Dynamics ERP users. 

To get started, many firms have to plan and execute an ERP migration.  During the planning stage the firm needs to assess the risks of disrupting order to cash, procure to pay, warehousing and logistics, and others external business processes with trading partners. This risk includes the assessment of effort to reestablish electronic interfaces with trading partners that may include re-writing a lot of code inside the ERP. This effort alone can discourage firms from migrating given historical experiences, or just sheer volume.

To reduce effort and risk with trading partner relationships, the company should consider segmenting the project in 2 steps.

  1. Establish trading partner relationships on the current NAV platform without ERP software customization.  This will give the firm assurance that trading partner interfaces can run on the current ERP. Concurrently, the interfaces could be improved to increase transaction transparency, identify problems faster, reduce time to troubleshoot problems, and engage the line of business for day to day process support.
  2. Connect to NAV 2018 or future Dynamics ERP with confidence. You can set up NAV 2018 with adequate time to optimize your business processes with the new capabilities offered the in the new release, and run pilot adoption programs to get the whole team on board. Once these are ready, you can switch to the new NAV 2018, or a future Dynamics ERP, knowing that trading partner relationships will work, or problems could be more easily isolated for troubleshooting purposes.

Segmentation of tasks is a common approach to managing complex projects. Finding solutions to achieve this split will benefit companies that want to steadily extract more value out the Microsoft investments they have made. 

Learn more about evaluating an EDI solution that simplifies Microsoft Dynamics ERP migrations. Let us know what you think by commenting below, or reach out to us to learn more. Read our Dynamics NAV 2018 press release here and learn more about EDI Made Simple® for Dynamics NAV in this on-demand webinar.

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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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Meet the Newest Data Masons' Team Member at Directions EMEA in Madrid Oct 4-6, 2017

Dear member,

Many thanks for visiting this page. Here and in other posts you will find useful information about the automation of business to business transactions for our European friends and partners.

Whether the transactions are done with EDI, EDIFACT, XML, other industry specific protocols or custom formats, we offer deep experience and know how to help firms reliably make high volume transactions with suppliers, partners, and other business entities without customizations to their Dynamics ERP platform.

We have many years of success helping firms grow their businesses, and increasingly we are helping firms migrate faster to Dynamics 365 while simplifying their eCommerce strategy.

Data Masons is now open for business in EMEA. We will initially set up operations to help Microsoft partners plan, build, and drive robust B2B interfaces for their clients. This will allow us to grow our presence in Europe and help firms with local expertise.

Our participation in Directions EMEA will be to inform partners and consultants across EMEA about our unique and compelling approach to B2B and B2C business integration, and provide recommendations on how to help their clients.

You can also be assured that we are here for the long run. I’ve taken the role as General Manager EMEA after successfully building other businesses in EMEA including Microsoft online services such as Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business that are part of Office 365 today.

I’m looking forward to reconnecting with former Microsoft colleagues and meeting new ones across France, Germany, United Kingdom, Western Europe, CEE, and MEA. 

I invite you to reach out to me during the event for an informal talk over your B2B initiatives, or just learn more about Data Masons. 

I’m looking forward to it.  Have a great event!

Sincerely,

Larry D. Velez
General Manager EMEA

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Avoid EDI Risks By Leveraging the Native Capabilities of 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 Dynamics can help avoid expensive and complicated projects that can put your business at risk. 

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On-Demand Webinar Available: EDI Made Simple® for NAV

Learn how to avoid these risks by watching the On-Demand Webinar "EDI Made Simple® for Dynamics NAV" where you will:

  • Learn how to integrate your supply chain with Dynamics NAV without using custom code;
  • Gain an understanding of external solutions that eliminate invasive customizations;
  • Learn the cost of ownership in SaaS, on premise perpetual and transaction based models; and
  • Come away with actionable information that can turn EDI for Dynamics into a strategic advantage at your organization.

For immediate answers to your Dynamics EDI software questions, download the executive brief, "EDI Made Simple® - A New Approach to 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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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

Dynamics ERP Integration, Dynamics NAV EDI

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. Watch the on-demand webinar now.

Help your organization decide whether it is better to use embedded customizations or the alternative in your long term technology strategy by watching this on-demand webinar where attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of external solutions that eliminate the need for invasive customizations
  • The cost of ownership in SAAS, on premise perpetual and transaction based models

We covered these critical topics and more in this educational session. You'll come away from the the on-demand webinar with actionable information that can turn EDI into a strategic advantage at your organization. 

Watch the on-demand webinar, "Integrate your Supply Chain with Dynamics NAV without Custom Code" 
with EDI Made Simple® by Data Masons
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Microsoft Dynamics users and partners offered educational sessions focused on simplifying EDI integration with the Microsoft Dynamics ERPs.

Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announces its sponsorship of Dynamic Communities’ Summit EMEA 2017 in Amsterdam, 4-6, April. Offering EDI solutions certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV, the company continues its commitment to the European-based Microsoft Dynamics community with its sponsorship and participation within the event’s educational program.

“We’re excited to join other partners, product experts and Microsoft team members to provide the latest information and best practices available to Microsoft Dynamics users. With Microsoft’s introduction of Dynamics 365, users now have expanded opportunities for their businesses. Offering them the right education on the changes Dynamics 365 brings to their current and future EDI integrations will go a long way in making sure their EDI implementations and ERP upgrades successfully meet their goals. Summit EMEA will provide a focused environment for users to evaluate their EDI strategies and investments, and gain insight into the future direction of the Dynamics ERP platforms, so that they can make the best choice for their business,” stated Dennis Bruce, Director, Business Development at Data Masons. 

Data Masons’ EDI and Dynamics ERP experts Glenn McPeak and Dennis Bruce will present the following sessions as part of the week’s educational and partner showcase tracks: “10 Best Practices: Supply Chain Integration with Dynamics NAV/365;” “EDI for Dynamics 365 – A Radical Transformation for AX;” “EDI Made Simple for Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365;” and “10 Best Practices of Document Integration with Dynamics AX/365.” Attendees can view a catalog of Data Masons’ EDI sessions for session details, including dates, times and locations. 

Data Masons will exhibit in the expo hall where attendees can learn more about Data Masons’ fully-automated Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics solution. Vantage Point EDI allows Microsoft Dynamics users to connect with their customers and vendors in an effort to streamline business document integration and is certified for both Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV.

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About Data Masons
Data Masons specializes in EDI Made Simple® for Microsoft Dynamics and Macola customers by offering advanced, turnkey EDI & XML solutions. Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, Vantage Point EDI provides an end-to-end EDI processing platform with seamless integration and predictable ownership costs for cloud or on-premise environments - all without 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.

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SummitEMEA-2017-LI.pngData Masons is excited to support Summit EMEA 2017 and hopes that you will join us in Amsterdam! Summit EMEA will provide Dynamics users with best-in-class education and hands on experience to maximize the performance and investment of their Dynamics products, including Dynamics AX, Microsoft CRM, Dynamics NAV and Power BI.

As an attendee, you will have direct access to the following: 

  • Product insights and practical answers to Dynamics questions;
  • Microsoft leaders, MVPs and Subject Matter Experts; and
  • Peer to peer expertise that will provide gains in product knowledge and streamline business operations, including Certified EDI for Microsoft Dynamics.   

Need more reasons to attend?  Kim Ibfelt, General Manager for Dynamics 365 R&D Team in Copenhagen, shares more about the event in this Summit EMEA video


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