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6 Reasons to Use a VAR for Data Integration Solutions

data integration architecture

When I speak to new prospects I often get the question, "Why should I use a reseller?"  Well, glad you asked.  Here are six great reasons to use a reseller for your data integration architecture:

6 Key Benefits to AccellosOne Cloud WMS

Cloud WMS Accellos

When we review WMS options with our clients, we find that they are increasingly finding that Accellos One Cloud WMS is the best choice for 6 main reasons. The biggest reason that sets  Accellos’ cloud WMS solution apart from other solution providers with Cloud offerings is all that is included in the standard offering.  This WMS solution includes all the core WMS functionality that you would expect when upgrading to a WMS solution such as picking, receiving, lot/serial tracking, stock locator and much more. 

ERP Software for Manufacturing: Infinite Scheduling Vs. Finite


The Fallacy of Infinite Capacity Scheduling

With most ERP software for manufacturers operating on an infinite capacity scheduling system, changes in production demands and machine scheduling move jobs down the schedule to fill a limitless number of days, hours and machine shifts. But the drawback of infinite capacity scheduling is it’s too easy for managers to fool themselves into thinking jobs can be adjusted without inevitable consequences to budget and deadlines.

ERP Consultant Reviews: NetSuite Implementation Best Practices Part 3

NetSuite implementation part 3

In this series of blogs we will share some NetSuite implementation best practices that our ERP consultant team has developed over the years to accelerate and take the risk out of the NetSuite implementation process. In parts 1 and 2 we discussed process, people and documentation. in part 3 of this blog series we will look at the issue of software re-use.

What is Value Based Pricing? 2 Rules of Price Optimization

Price Optimization

Warren Buffet said, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Put another way, value is what builds the price. Implementing value-based pricing is the surest way to monetize that value and the best way to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table. Value-based pricing provides the greatest revenue and margin potential.

What do Taxes and EDI have in Common?

EDI integration

Guest blog for Aurora Technolgies by Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies.  Photo appears courtesy of Simon Cunningham.  April 15th...a day of stress and gloom for most Americans. The day when our tax returns are due back to our Federal and State governments.

If You’re Using ERP for Accounts Receivable Management You Need to Read This

Accounts Receivable Software

ERP systems are impressive and powerful tools and the backbone of companies around the world. As ERP resellers and developers, we know this to be true.

Switching to Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Data Migration Option

Salesforce to Dynamics CRM data migration

If your company is switching from to Microsoft Dynamics CRM – and there are plenty of excellent reasons to do so (but that’s another blog) – you want the best options for data conversion. Just ask a few salespeople whether they want their notes and documents to come over with the migration, and the answer will undoubtedly be “Absolutely!”

We recently had to solve this problem for a client moving from to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. So our custom development team at The TM Group developed a Microsoft Dynamics CRM data migration framework tool that works like a charm.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM comes equipped with an abundance of built-in tools to import data that allow importing from Excel spreadsheets and other systems such as The out-of-the-box Dynamics CRM migration tools do an acceptable job of importing well-formed data such as account or contact name, address, phone and email. However, another solution may be required if the data is more complex or requires any type of manipulation before import.

The TM Group Offers Essential Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data Migration Option When Switching from

For these more intricate cases, we developed a .NET code-based framework to create a Microsoft Dynamics CRM custom data import tool tailored to a specific data set.

Using this custom import tool, we can verify data, create complex relationships, and import additional items such as tasks, notes and documents. For example, the import tool does a fine job of importing data; however, it does not import documents. Also, the assignment or reassignment of data elements to tasks and notes is rather multifaceted. For a recent client, we used our Dynamics CRM custom import tool to handle all the customer’s “special cases” and successfully import all the data.

Once created, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM custom import tool allowed us to import data into a multi-org system supporting development, test and production environments. The data is imported into Microsoft Dynamics CRM through the Dynamics CRM web services API, allowing Dynamics CRM to enforce business logic and additional data validation.

The TM Group Microsoft Dynamics CRM data import framework allows us to handle complex, poorly formatted data by applying additional data processing in a custom application. In addition to Microsoft Dynamics CRM data migration, our custom integration framework can be combined with other code elements to import data into Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft SharePoint at the same time.

For more information about data migration options for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, or to talk with someone on our custom development team for Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint and NetSuite ERP, and CRM solutions, please call 888.482.2864. Visit our website,, for more information.

Authored by: Jennifer Swiderski, Marketing Manager for The TM Group, Inc.

Infographic: Can You Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic?

5 Ways Supply Chain

If you take a look at your supply chain what comes to mind? Do you say it’s “good enough” or “if it ain’t broke why fix it?” There are simple steps to go from good to dynamic! This will also create a more efficient company in return.

Infographic: 7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics

7 Ways to Grow Business

Are you tired of fumbling through spreadsheets or dealing with the multitude of workarounds necessary to keep your legacy accounting software running? Check out the new infographic: "7 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics".

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