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Vantage Point EDI Has Met Microsoft’s Highest Standard for Partner-Developed Software Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and NAV

Data Masons Software, a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announced today that its Vantage Point EDI solution is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.  This certification means that the solution has met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for quality in partner-developed software.  Vantage Point EDI is now the only EDI solution certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV prove that the solution meets the highest level of development quality and compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and is delivered by an organization staffed with individuals that are certified by Microsoft to deliver Dynamics related services.  To achieve certification, solutions must pass rigorous development best practices and demonstrate compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.  In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must provide a referenceable group of Dynamics NAV customers who are successfully using the certified solution and recommend it to other Dynamics NAV users.

Andy Hafer, CEO of Dynamic Communities, Inc. states, "As we've seen Microsoft progress its product release schedule and evolve their go to market strategies, it's heartening to see partners like Data Masons make such a large commitment to keep pace and shared vision with Microsoft.  Data Masons’ non-embedded EDI solution provides a vital option in the community that supports the unique needs of Microsoft Dynamics NAV user companies.  We appreciate Data Masons and their commitment to helping NAVUG member companies optimize their business, industry and technology investments, particularly during this period of dramatic change."

“I congratulate Data Masons on achieving their CfMD for Dynamics NAV designation.  I understand it’s quite an involved process and this is great example of their long-standing, deep commitment to the Microsoft Dynamics community.  They’ve been involved with the user groups since the very start and have always been a bedrock supporter of our mission and education for Dynamics users.” States Mark Rhodes, Program Director for NAVUG.

For customers, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics helps identify Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are successfully used by existing customers. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications.

Thomas Hicks, CEO of Steiner Enterprises, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV customer, commented, "We chose Data Masons and Vantage Point for Mitchell Fabrics because the product is much easier to integrate, more reliable and more cost effective than traditional NAV EDI solutions built within the NAV product. Vantage Point allowed us to implement it cost effectively, and it's built to be extensible as our business grows, without the additional high costs associated with other EDI solutions."

Vantage Point EDI achieves the industry’s tightest ERP integration for Microsoft Dynamics...

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Vantage Point EDI provides DayOne integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 to support small and midsize businesses.


Data Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers, announces integration of its Vantage Point EDI solution with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017. This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued support of Microsoft’s go-to market strategies and commitment to providing customers with DayOne EDI integration for the latest Microsoft Dynamics releases.

Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution includes an innovative integration model that allows customers to meet their EDI requirements with a less-invasive approach than alternative technology options. By avoiding unnecessary customizations to the NAV ERP, Vantage Point EDI delivers all of the benefits associated with automated EDI, but with much lower risk and expense.

“We recognize that Microsoft is pushing to make NAV one of the leading cloud based ERP solutions available and we’re right there with them to support this monumental shift. As organizations look to create more efficient, streamlined business processes, EDI is one technology that can empower them to make significant changes,” stated Dennis Bruce, Director of Business Development, Data Masons Software. Bruce added, “Our commitment to DayOne support assures our customers that no matter where their business is today or in the future, that their EDI processes and trading partner relationships are secure as they continue to invest in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.”

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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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Implementing EDI is no small feat, no matter how stellar the solution, integration or solution partner is (but that certainly helps). That 's why we're extremely excited to see our customers achieving such success with EDI and their Microsoft Dynamics or Macola ERP platforms! We encourage you to take a look at all the different ways our Vantage Point customers are leveraging EDI to automate their supply chain, increase process efficiencies and drive significant cost savings for their businesses.

Whether you're considering an EDI implementation or currently using an EDI solution, we hope by reading these case studies you'll be inspired to achieve more ROI with your EDI investment.

Industry: Manufacturing

Business: Textile - Mitchell Fabrics - Endpoints: Dynamics NAV

Business: Display - Marco Company - Endpoints: Macola

Business: Coasters - Thirstystone - Endpoints: Dynamics GP

Business: Furniture - CorLiving - Endpoints: Macola

Industry: Distribution

Business: Distributor of Castrol Lubricants - Wakefield Canada - Endpoints: Dynamics AX

Industry: Fresh Produce/Food/Beverage

Business: Beverage - good2grow - Endpoints: Macola

Industry: Apparel & Footwear

Business: Apparel - Diane vonFurstenberg - Endpoints: Dynamics AX

Business: Apparel - Topson Downs - Endpoints: Dynamics AX

Thank you to those customers who have shared their stories so that other organizations considering EDI options can learn from your challenges and successes. Is your company included in this list? If not, let us know if you’d like to be added!

I want to be on this list next year!


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webinar.jpgIf you missed our recent webinars with MSDynamicsWorld.com, the webinar recordings are now available.  Led by our Dynamics EDI experts Glenn McPeak and Brian Lynch, these recordings offer Microsoft Dynamics users and partners with best practices around the integration of EDI for the Dynamics ERPs, both today and in the future.

EDI for Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX 7): A Radical Transformation for Dynamics AX

Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7) is a dramatic departure from earlier versions of AX and data integration is one area that has undergone a radical transformation. This new approach introduces expanded opportunities for tight EDI integration without customization. Learn how the evolution of Dynamics AX7 can be a huge benefit for AX users that need tight and robust EDI integration.

10  Best EDI Practices: Integrating your Supply Chain into Dynamics GP

If you’re implementing EDI, upgrading Dynamics GP with EDI related customizations, or improving upon the EDI solution currently in use in your company, you’ll want to join us as we share 10 Best Practices for a successful EDI implementation. This webinar recording will share Dynamics GP use cases and include the most common challenges customers experience, how they’ve been able to successfully implement EDI, and benefits experienced so far.

EDI Made Simple: Dynamics NAV in the Public & Private Cloud

It’s no secret that Microsoft is pushing to make NAV one of the leading cloud based ERP solutions available. This monumental shift has long term impact on NAV users and solution providers. Listen as we explain our approach for EDI integration to Dynamics NAV using best practices that make it an ideal fit for the future direction of Dynamics NAV.

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Microsoft-Industry-2016-sm.pngNeil Holloway, VP US Dynamics at Microsoft, has invited all of us to join him at the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Summit, November 2nd - 4th, in San Diego, CA. In his invitation,  he stressed the unique nature of this event that brings together 700 US field sellers, partner leaders, ISVs and Industry SMEs. This year the focus will be on what it truly means to enable customers to do digital transformation, and how we can work together to make this happen.

Dennis Bruce and Brian Lynch, Data Masons' EDI for Dynamics experts, will be in attendance to talk with partners about EDI's role in supporting Microsoft's value proposition for customers and supporting its changing go to market strategies. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting while in San Diego to discuss your clients' EDI integration needs and how we can help support them as they plan an initial EDI implementation, an ERP upgrade with EDI requirements, or an overall improvement to an EDI solution currently in use.

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NAVUG_Summit_Logo_-_PNG.pngWe're counting down the days until Tampa and kicking off NAVUG Summit! It’s no secret that Microsoft is pushing to make NAV one of the leading cloud based ERP solutions available. This monumental shift has long term impact on NAV users and solution providers. At Summit, we'll be talking about our approach to EDI integration to Dynamics NAV using best practices that make it an ideal fit for the future direction of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Click here to watch the On-Demand webinar of the "EDI Made SImple for NAV in the Public & Private Cloud".

Join us for one of the following sessions on "EDI Made Simple for Dynamics NAV in Public & Private Cloud." We'll also provide a detailed EDI for NAV product demonstration. 

WEDNESDAY, October 12
9:00am - 10:00am EDI Made Simple for NAV in the Public and Private Cloud

Presenter, Glenn McPeak

THURSDAY, October 13
9:30am - 10:20am EDI Made Simple for NAV in the Public & Private Cloud

Presenter, Brian Lynch

CLICK HERE to watch the On-Demand webinar "EDI Made Simple for NAV in Public & Private Cloud".


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website_flexible_solutions_sm.pngWe couldn’t have our innovative EDI solutions showing us up, so we’re excited to launch our newly redesigned website that reflects our modern, fresh approach to EDI integration. Whether you’re a prospective EDI user, current EDI customer or partner, we think you’ll find a more simplified user experience that delivers everything you’re looking for, quickly and easily.   Take a look at what we’ve done: 


Get a Single View of All We Offer 

Serving multiple ERPs and industries with numerous EDI solutions, it could get cumbersome trying to locate what you need. Thanks to our simplified navigation, you can now go to “WHAT WE OFFER” and get a quick view so that you can easily locate exactly what you’re looking for. 


Find what Customers in Your Industry are Saying

Because each industry has its specific EDI requirements, it makes sense that you want to hear from others that are using EDI in your industry.  You can locate your industry and read how customers are leveraging EDI in our CUSTOMER CASE STUDIES section.  


Navigate from Any Device

We know that often times you’re on the road, working late or putting out fires (we are too!)and find yourselves working from your phone or tablet, whatever is most convenient, right? Now you can visit our site from any device and you’ll enjoy the same user friendly experience that you would if you were visiting from your desktop.

Visit us online and let us know how we can help with your EDI projects. 

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Microsoft Dynamics users and partners offered educational sessions focused on simplifying EDI integration with the Dynamics ERPs.  

summit_2016.jpgData Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announces its sponsorship of Dynamic Communities’ AXUG Summit 2016, NAVUG Summit 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, FL, October 11th - 14th. The company continues its Premier Sponsorship of AXUG Summit and NAVUG Summit, and its Platinum Sponsorship of GPUG Summit.

“Microsoft is keeping to its committed product roadmap pace, which continues to open the doors of opportunity for Microsoft Dynamics users. We’re proud of our dedication to staying in stride with Microsoft and our ability to support Dynamics users as they implement or upgrade to the latest ERP technology. While in Tampa we look forward to sharing our unique approach to EDI integration that makes it an ideal fit for the future direction of Dynamics AX, GP and NAV,” stated Dennis Bruce, Director, Business Development at Data Masons. 

Data Masons’ EDI and Dynamics ERP experts Glenn McPeak and Brian Lynch will present the following sessions as part of the week’s Partner Showcase tracks: “EDI for AX7 – A Radical Transformation for Dynamics AX,” “EDI Made Simple for NAV in the Public and Private Cloud,” and “10 Best Practices: Integrating Your Supply Chain into Dynamics GP.”  Attendees can view a catalog of Data Masons’ EDI sessions for session details, including dates, times and locations. 

Data Masons will also participate on a panel of customers and solution providers during, “Ask the Experts - Making Magic Happen with your Inventory” on Thursday, October 13th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Tim Schindler of Trilliant Food Nutrition & Beverage, a Microsoft Dynamics AX and Data Masons’ EDI customer, will join the panel of experts discussing how to leverage B2B integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX to increase efficiency and reduce costs... 

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Simplicity.jpgThe translation of raw data formats to meet EDI requirements is commonly part of an EDI solution provider’s offering, but how they deliver this function varies from one vendor to another. You may not put a priority on understanding how this function is implemented, but it is a critical component when selecting an EDI provider.

Some EDI providers rely on legacy translators such as Gentran® to manage data reformatting and mapping of EDI data.

This might be a challenge-filled proposition for your business.

Using 3rd party EDI translators introduces a separate point of failure and divided responsibility to your EDI system. This will possibly inhibit your ability to manage EDI efficiently and cost-effectively.

Doubling the number of technology vendors supporting EDI can create a lot of confusion regarding who owns what when issues arise and who is responsible for the issue. This will often delay resolution and put the accurate and timely execution of EDI at risk.

Your EDI solution should also work seamlessly with your ERP system. Making changes to your ERP system to overcome the limitations of your EDI Translator creates the risk of compromising upgrades, service pack installations, etc.

What’s the alternative to using an EDI solution with a 3rd-party translator... Read the Complete Article on goERPcloud.

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supplier_side_edi.jpgWhile many businesses are leveraging EDI with customers, organizations that also use EDI to trade with suppliers, 3rd party warehouse, carriers, etc. may have an advantage over competitors.

Automating procedure-to-pay processes such as PO, PO Acknowledgments, ASNS, invoices, and payment remittance will streamline processes and communication, improving accuracy between your business and key suppliers. 

While many SMBs are aware of the ability to implement EDI with suppliers, many figure if no one is forcing them to do it, then why should they... Read the Full Article