Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Next-Gen AX Auditing; RV manufacturer AX win; Field Service for GP; AI for Advertising

By:  Linda Rosencrance

Arbela Technologies Unveils Next-Gen Dynamics AX Auditing Solution

Consulting services company Arbela Technologies has rolled out Arbela Auditing and Security Manager (ASM) 4.0 for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

The latest version simplifies and automates critical aspects of auditing within Dynamics AX so organizations can better mitigate risk as well as save time and effort fulfilling various compliance requirements, including audit tracks for system and data access, according to company officials.

Arbela Technologies’ team of Dynamics AX security experts designed Arbela ASM 4.0 to reduce auditing complexity, costs and time. Arbela ASM 4.0 now includes automated data and access monitoring, new reporting capabilities and enhanced segregation of duties rule creation, detection and mitigation capabilities, officials said.

Organizations can now more easily define and implement security controls and monitoring. ASM 4.0 can automatically monitor Dynamics AX environments continuously and proactively, sending real-time alerts when critical information is accessed or data changes occur to streamline auditing and achieve compliance, according to officials.

Jayco Taps mcaConnect and Dynamics AX To Meet Customer Needs

Microsoft Gold partner mcaConnect has been selected to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX for RV manufacturer Jayco Inc. to support operations across 17 facilities, increase efficiency, and grow business more profitably.

Jayco was looking to deploy a modern, agile, centralized ERP solution to improve access to meaningful information, allowing the company to better support customers and improve business performance. Its legacy systems were preventing the company from delivering at the level their dealers and end customers expected, stated Douglas Hatfield, vice president of solution development at mcaConnect.

“The Microsoft Dynamics AX platform, combined with mcaConnect’s business transformational approach to implementation, is exactly what Jayco needs to continue leading the recreational vehicle industry,” Hatfield said in a statement.

PureLogic Debuts Field Service Software for Dynamics GP

Microsoft partner PureLogic has rolled out eService/360, dexterity-based field service management software application that integrates service operations with accounting, distribution, manufacturing, supply chain, payroll and human resources within Microsoft Dynamics GP.

“The result of extensive market research and over 12,000 development hours, eService/360 delivers superior functionality that is quick to implement and easy to use on a proven business management platform,” said Jeffery Southworth, director of product development for PureLogic, in a statement. “And with eService/360, our customers can use skills and products they already know such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Power BI, Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio to access information throughout the system.”

Dynamics AX Brings Artificial Intelligence to Advertising

ANEGIS Consulting, a dedicated Microsoft Dynamics AX consultancy in Europe, has released a beta version of its AXAD vertical solution for the marketing and advertising industry.

“The power of Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Intelligence Suite is now available to agencies, allowing them to build predictive models and derive actionable recommendations from past campaigns,” according to the company.

AXAD builds on the Dynamics AX platform by adding the features and processes needed to meet the exacting standards of the advertising industry, officials said. AXAD is designed to cover all the functions of the agency workflow, from sales and CRM to billing and campaign delivery.

AXAD is built in line with Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy and will soon be available in the Azure Marketplace, according to ANEGIS.

“We’ve been working with some of the world’s largest marketing services groups for over two years to engineer processes specific to the way they work,” said ANEGIS CEO, Michal Tekiela, in a statement. “And Microsoft’s huge ongoing investment in R&D future-proofs businesses in this fast evolving industry.”

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.