Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic: Part 1

Supply chain management is no small task when you’ve got hundreds if not thousands of bits of data whirling by as materials come in the door and finished goods go out. To stay on top of it all, you and your team need an efficient system that can automate processes and keep you informed with accurate data that’s easy to get your hands on. In this series of supply chain management (SCM) blog posts, we’ll show you how to get a better handle on the details, adapt when things don’t go according to plan, turn your data into insight, embrace change, and share ideas. Let’s get started with how to go beyond guesstimating.

Follow Actuals, Not Averages.

Tracking costs through your supply chain to get a true sense of what it takes to go from raw materials to delivered product is very necessary, but without the right tools it can be difficult, if not impossible. And traditional approaches to creating and tracking this total landed cost are often based on estimates of numerous individual costs—from average fuel prices to median postage and delivery charges—that make up your total. As a result, your total costs can be anything but accurate.

Getting a real look into real costs from across your supply chain lets you make educated adjustments to pricing, marketing and sales. And that can have a real impact on profitability.

Microsoft Dynamics GP lets you track landed, standard and perpetual costs, so you have a more accurate view of every product that leaves your facility and lands at a customer’s door. From your standard reports, you can drill down to more specific details like costs by warehouse location.

And by connecting your supply chain, financial management, sales and marketing functions, you can run item-by-item profitability analysis across your supply chain and help your sales teams and marketers prioritize the products, locations and types of customers that deliver the greatest profitability.

Plus, Microsoft Dynamics GP provides better audit trails for tracking cost adjustments, so you can ensure changes are recorded, tracked and, of course, fed directly into your financial management process.

5 Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or to get started evaluating a solution that’s right for you, contact Tridea Partners today!

Contact Tridea Partners

 

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.

Dynamics GP: Adding Contacts and E-mail Addresses to a 1096 Form

Well, it’s that time of the year again.

1096 Modification requests should start any day from our clients. The IRS has decided to change their 1096 form adding requirements. The most common request from our clients is adding the Contact Name and E-mail Address to the 1096 form.

Contact name is relatively easy. If you’re already in the Print 1099 screen just click on the Address ID you have selected for the 1099.

  • This will open the Company Address Setup screen.
  • Scroll down to the Contact line and input the appropriate Name or Title in the available space.

Now that you are in the Company Address Setup screen scan to the right of the Address ID and you will see a small globe. This represents internet information.

  • Click on the globe
  • The internet information setup screen will appear.
  • The select information for: should default in as Company.
  • Confirm the Address ID you want to modify.
  • In the E-mail Address information area, select To: and input the e-mail address you want to assign.
    • This will trigger Exchange to try and Validate the email address, just click Cancel
  • Save the changes

You are now done with the Setup Changes. Test print your 1096 Form, your Contact name and E-mail address will print on the appropriate line.

This article was written by Dean Anderson, Senior Dynamics GP Consultant for Tridea Partners. Tridea is a leading Microsoft Dynamics provider.

 

Dynamics GP Year-End Close Webinar

Join Tridea for our annual Dynamics GP year-end close webinar! We will share best practices related to year-end processes for your Microsoft Dynamics GP system. We will cover the top three modules General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

register here

Event Details: Wednesday: December 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

Presenter: Kaydee Baker – Tridea Partners

This is one of our most popular webinar. Don’t miss it!