Boost the Financial Health of Your Company

Boost the financial health of your company with an ERP Solution

The right solution should help you manage your financials, supply chain, and operations – with the power to support your growth ambitions. A solution that is flexible enough to start with what you need today and easily add as your needs change.

If your business solution is weighing you down, now could be the time to consider your options. With an ERP solution from Tridea you can:

  1. Make managing your finances a breeze
  2. Adapt to regulatory requirements
  3. Get the most out of your money
  4. Use the power of the cloud on your terms
  5. Put your data to work

Take a deeper look into each of these tips with our infographic: download it here.

With the right business solution, you can boost the financial health of your company. Tridea makes it simple with out of the box options to fit your budget, timeline and requirements. Start with what you need today and easily add as your needs change. Contact us today to get started.

Top Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2018

Microsoft Dynamics GP is launching at the end of this year. Are you ready? We’ve put together the top reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 along with some of the new features you can expect to see in the new version.

Upgrading is easier than you think! Contact us today to get started.

Grow Your Business with an ERP Solution

7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business with an ERP Solution

If you’ve reached a tipping point where the very tools and systems that supported your business growth are now hindering your ability to act with agility and insight. Keep your business going and growing with an ERP solution from Tridea.

  1. Simplify business processes

When the most simple processes, like invoicing and month-end closing can take hours…even days to complete, your need to automate repetitive tasks, streamline your supply chain and free up time for more important matters.

  1. Transform the way you work

The traditional workplace isn’t so traditional anymore, and business doesn’t stop because you’re on the road or working from home. Create, share and collaborate from virtually anywhere and put information at your people’s fingertips with one user experience that extends across your systems.

  1. Focus on what matters most

Don’t limit your view to past performance. Shape the future when you turn your business data into the information that helps your people and your company be more agile, responsive and focused on your customers.

  1. Establish internal controls

When users can make changes to journal entries or approve orders without proper workflows or audit trails, your company is at risk. Get greater control and reduce your chance of fraud.

  1. Be lean, stay lean

Reduce cost and complexity of managing your business when the systems you use to manage your business and the tools your people use to manage their calendar, email, and data all work together and all come from the same trusted source.

  1. Plan ahead

Database size, transaction, and user limits holding you back? Don’t put off business growth because your accounting software can’t keep up. Overcome constraints, identify and support new business, and be prepared for the future. A business solution from Tridea scales up or down as your needs change. Start with what you need now and scale up or down as your business needs change – in the cloud or on your servers – the choice is yours.

  1. Remove risk

Get started without disrupting your business or your cash flow. A business solution from Tridea is quick to implement, easy to use, and has the power to support your growth ambition.

Download our infographic to see more or visit http://www.trideapartners.com for information about our solutions for small and midsized businesses.

Microsoft Dynamics AX provides a Healthcare nonprofit more value while streamlining IT operations

In 2013, University of Colorado Medicine first engaged Tridea Partners to complete a rapid deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX and simplify the delivery of financial reports, at the same time improving service levels for thousands of subscribers by providing more timely reporting with the details and in the formats they require. Today, Tridea continues to support the company’s ERP environment. “We can truly count on Tridea as our partner. They resolve issues promptly, respond quickly to everything we ask for, and are enjoyable to work with. Because they empower us to use our own skills more effectively, we accomplish better outcomes with less effort.”Rick Schwartz, PMP, Senior Project Manager, University of Colorado Medicine.

The story at a glance

Client: University of Colorado Medicine

Industry: Nonprofit – Healthcare business services

Solutions and services:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Tridea Partners implementation services and ongoing consulting

Business outcomes:

  • Improve service levels for healthcare professionals and clients with timely, efficient delivery of standardized and specialized reports
  • Enable improved financial control with greater visibility and current information
  • Reduce IT administrative workload, expenses, and the complexity of the technical environment
  • Provide planning and operational framework for realizing optimal value from technology

Download the full case study on University of Colorado Medicine here.

How IoT can build additional revenue streams for discrete manufacturers

If you speak to any discrete manufacturer, they will tell you that it’s getting even tougher to stand out to prospects and even their own customers with traditional product/service offerings.

While there are many ways to differentiate – with innovation sitting firmly at the heart – it’s a challenge with the pace that many manufacturers are working at just to keep up with their orders.

As one innovation leads to another, we find ourselves in a time of the Internet of Things, machine learning and advanced analytics where opportunities for continued innovation and development are better than ever.

IoT for discrete manufacturing

The advancement in sensors, devices, connectivity, machines and data insights have created a powerful combination that can unlock business value, drive innovation and take discrete manufacturing business to greater heights than ever before.

With the Internet of Things, discrete manufacturers have the ability to innovate in all areas of business, from the factory floor, through the supply and demand chain to product development and after sale service.

Manufacturers capitalizing on IoT benefits

Kuka Systems Group is a great example of a manufacturer who took advantage of the Internet of Things, creating a highly automated plant that connects as many as 60,000 devices and robots to a central data-management system.

With a streamlined management environment, the system is able to adapt quickly to changes in production requirements, and powerful new access to data allows KUKA to drive actionable insights into factory operations.

“We ship our customer a complete car body every 77 seconds,” explained Jake Ladouceur, managing director, KUKA Systems Group Toledo facility. “We don’t have time to adjust source code, and we can’t introduce something that isn’t trusted and proven. Our intelligent system built with Microsoft technology enables us to react very quickly.”

Opportunities for revenue growth

In addition to the key areas mentioned above where IoT can unlock value, it also has the ability to transform business models, providing new opportunities for revenue growth.

Today, selling a product to a customer is just the beginning of an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship when a robust after-sale subscription based service program – using the Internet of Things – is established.

By harnessing the capabilities of IoT, you are differentiating, and delivering greater value to your customers by using data that helps you to understand maintenance requirements, new product opportunities and product improvement needs.

Becoming a consulting manufacturer

As a discrete manufacturer, you’re not typically seen as a consultant, but when you understand your customers patterns and needs, and you have access to data, you can help them to improve their processes and operations.

Using a software-licensing model, you can easily offer product enhancements through software updates and charge for the enhanced functionality based on a software maintenance and updates.

There are opportunities to charge for new levels of software support while simultaneously delivering a better customer experience too. As software allows for flexible product configurations, you can quickly, easily, and inexpensively package and price their devices to uniquely address new, emerging, or niche markets that would previously have been impractical or prohibitive due to costs.

The benefits of IoT

The benefits of using the Internet of Things in discrete manufacturing doesn’t just stop at building additional or alternative revenue streams. Further benefits of IoT include:

  • Reducing manufacturing and distribution costs
  • Product life extension
  • Maximizing the use of manufacturing assets
  • Increased customer loyalty and satisfaction
  • Improving time-to-market

The discrete manufacturing series

Our series focuses on five common problems discrete manufacturers are currently facing, and how to solve them, including case study examples of where discrete manufacturers have implemented our solutions and seen success. The full series includes tip sheets – available for download – on: