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22 April   |
posted by: Bill Anderson Bill Anderson

Sponsorship of CEO Forum 2014 Informs To-Increase Solution Enhancement for AEC and Government Contracting Markets

22 April   |   posted by: Bill Anderson Bill Anderson

Following an invitation by Microsoft, To-Increase is sponsoring the CEO Forum 2014 facilitated by FMI Corporation and Farkas Berkowitz & Company in Washington, DC, April 29 and 30. We look forward to meeting and learning from the leadership of 100 government contracting and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies. Having supported government contracting and the AEC vertical for many years, To-Increase always finds a lot of value in hearing about companies’ experience firsthand.

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CEO forum 2014
17 April   |
posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

New Integration Lets You Run Assembly Orders Efficiently from within Projects

17 April   |   posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

In the latest version of To-Increase Industrial Equipment Manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we provide a full integration between assembly orders, job management, and resource management. You can now create assembly orders—typically used in light manufacturing—from within a project, and run them in a job-specific manner. This capability, which is less complex than the production module for assembly orders in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, is designed to help manufacturers simplify their production management. In this post, we take a look at how this works.

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IEM assembly orders
15 April   |
posted by: Rama Sridhar Rama Sridhar

Simple Solution for Resolving Critical Stop Errors During Database Synchronization in Microsoft Dynamics AX

15 April   |   posted by: Rama Sridhar Rama Sridhar

Today, I would like to share a simple solution to a common problem. When you synchronize databases in Microsoft Dynamics AX and get error messages, you can resolve this error more easily than by deleting tables one by one—you can perform this step in bulk. This blog post takes you through the steps you need to take and shares a SQL script sample to make them work.

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AX database sync
10 April   |
posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

New Integration Simplifies Management and Delivery of Equipment Services by Project-Based Manufacturers

10 April   |   posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

Version 2013 R2 of To-Increase Industrial Equipment Manufacturing offers integration with the Service Management module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. By providing them with the ability to offer valuable services, we enable industrial equipment manufacturers to offer their customers a better return on their investment throughout the lifecycle of the initial project deliverables. By providing services, they also can generate additional revenue. In addition, they gain the ability to ensure that the performance of their own equipment maintains desirable levels.

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IEM service management integration
08 April   |
posted by: Johan van Veldhuizen Johan van Veldhuizen

Four Easy Steps to Creating Word Documents that Include ERP Data

08 April   |   posted by: Johan van Veldhuizen Johan van Veldhuizen

By using To-Increase Connectivity Studio to connect Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Word, you can easily create Word documents that include information from the ERP system. Today, I’ll show you how this works. The solution takes advantage of the rich Word capabilities, including layout options and styles, together with the efficient setup and power of Connectivity Studio to map your data model. You can define the integration with Microsoft Word in the same was as you define integrations for XML, EDI, Microsoft Excel, or text. You also have the option to generate documents based on conditions such as language, project phase, or project type.

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Word and AX Data
03 April   |
posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

Free Word App and Windows Azure Simplify Document Management in Project-Based Manufacturing

03 April   |   posted by: Adri Cardol Adri Cardol

For project-based manufacturers who use Microsoft Dynamics NAV in integration with To-Increase Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, creating and managing project-related documents has recently become much more efficient. You can create documents by using a free To-Increase app for Word, manage them in SharePoint Online, and easily sync them with the document repository in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Because the solutions live in a Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, users can access them from any location, at any time, from any connected Windows 8 device.

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IEM office 365
01 April   |
posted by: Arend Post Arend Post

How to Integrate Your Web Services with Microsoft BizTalk in Five Easy Actions

01 April   |   posted by: Arend Post Arend Post

As we mentioned before, in our latest release (1303) of Business Integration Solutions for Dynamics AX we shipped To-Increase Web Service Studio. This solution gives customers a very simple and flexible tool to create web services that interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, without worrying about all the technical details. In today’s scenario, I show you how to integrate web services created in Web Service Studio easily with an application such as Microsoft BizTalk. We take five steps to integrate the SalesOrder web service with a BizTalk application that can read sales order information from AX and can use the same web service to post sales orders to AX.

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5 steps biztalk web services
27 March   |
posted by: Luciano Cunha Luciano Cunha

AEC Customer Experience: Creating Value from Mobility and Business Process Management Tools

27 March   |   posted by: Luciano Cunha Luciano Cunha

In a recent blog post (see www.to-increase.com/blog/posts/aec-industry-trends.aspx), we reviewed some of the challenges and opportunities architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies face as they apply business intelligence, social media, and collaboration technology to their operations. We also discussed AEC businesses’ need to ensure the most productive utilization of their resources and assets, especially as the construction and professional-service markets become healthier and projects often present almost unheard-of complexities. Today we take a look at how builders, architects, engineering, and professional services customers who use our solutions address these challenges through mobility, employee training, and business process optimization.

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AEC customer experience
25 March   |
posted by: Arend Post Arend Post

Four Simple Steps to Create Web Services and Use Them in Microsoft InfoPath

25 March   |   posted by: Arend Post Arend Post

In our latest release (1303) of Business Integration Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX we shipped To-Increase Web Service Studio. This solution gives you a very simple and flexible tool to create web services that interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, without worrying about all the technical details. In today’s scenario, I will show you how to create a web service that retrieves vendor groups from AX and implement it in an InfoPath form. If you work through the example, you can easily create and deploy a web service in AX and use it right away.

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4 steps to web services
20 March   |
posted by: Johan van Veldhuizen Johan van Veldhuizen

Five Easy Steps to Creating an Integration between ERP and PLM, CAD, or Design Systems

20 March   |   posted by: Johan van Veldhuizen Johan van Veldhuizen

A trend in manufacturing companies is that quality expectations become higher and time constraints stricter. This often results in efforts to optimize business processes. When your engineering department uses a product lifecycle management (PLM) system and production runs on an ERP system, you can realize process improvements by integrating the two applications. Today’s example shows how you can use To-Increase Connectivity Studio to easily integrate your ERP with PLM, CAD, and design systems, and import multiple bill-of-materials levels.

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ERP PLM integration

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