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Furniture Supplier Achieves Independence and Optimized Inventory Management with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The Client A subsidiary of a multinational company located in Europe, this client specializes in pre-molded design furniture and serves as its parent organization’s U.S.-based distributor. As a startup with only four employees at its local office and one customer making the majority of its sales, the company’s main long-term goals were to establish a broader network of outdoor furniture dealers to expand its footprint and grow its customer base. It also aimed to set up the technology that would allow personnel to maximize their overall output and productivity.   The Challenge To do that, though, the client needed to… Read more

Diminish Downtime and More with Microsoft’s HoloLens and Dynamics 365 Field Service Mobile Technologies

As a small-business owner with tight deadlines, there’s no time for downtime. When you make commitments to clients  — who have their own make-or-break deadlines — you can’t afford to be late; patience ceases to be a virtue when being behind schedule becomes contagious. What’s more, downtime adds up, costing organizations in all industries an average of more than six hours per day in lost work productivity, which translates to 31 hours per week, according to The Washington Post. But what if you had a technology solution that could stop downtime dead in its tracks? Better yet, what if you… Read more

Diesel Firm Fuels Its Business Capabilities with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The Client A large diesel engine repair services firm that operates three locations in the United States. The Challenge Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has come a long way over the years, to the point where those who were early adopters and invested in customizing the first generation solutions for their business requirements have gotten stuck with older versions. Such was the situation for this client, who had an old version of Microsoft Dynamics called Navision, the solution’s original name before Microsoft acquired it. Because the client had a highly customized version of the software, it prevented them from upgrading… Read more

How the Easter Bunny manages his eggs using Microsoft Dynamics

Hi, the Easter Bunny here to tell you how Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement from the TM Group has changed my life! Using it has made me so much more organized – plus it’s a whole lot easier than my old, antiquated card filing system. Now I can get more eggs to more households faster. It’s one of THE leading cloud-based CRMs, and since implementing, my egg delivery sales have skyrocketed.


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Utilized By Outdoor Equipment Manufacturer Better To Control Inventory

The Client An outdoor specialty sports equipment manufacturer based in Michigan that sells and distributes premium products, apparel and accessories. It also sponsors professional athletes. The company has been in business since 1978.   The Challenge Although fairly well-known to athletes and outdoor sports enthusiasts, the client was trying to grow its online web presence and hired an e-commerce firm to make this possible. That firm was charged with optimizing the company’s website, order handling and fulfillment and a few other services that were relevant to their needs and goals. It didn’t take too long for them to realize, however,… Read more

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Manufacturer Smooths Out Rocky Processes

The Client A leading high-end landscaping materials manufacturer and distributor based out of West Michigan. The company has been in business for approximately 35 years and provides products for retailers, contractors and architects in several different countries.   The Challenge While this client is known for its world-class customer service and products, some of their processes were anything but world-class, creating more work for staff and too many redundancies. These stilted workflows were particularly apparent when it came to inventory control and data tracking. For several years, they had been using Quickbooks and other homegrown access databases for tracking and… Read more

Alarm Monitoring Center Software for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The Client A  software corporation that specializes in business solutions for the alarm, telecom, monitoring and event management industry. The company has been in business for over 35 years and is widely viewed as a leading international player in state-of-the-art security technology and alarm signaling monitoring software.   The Challenge Although alarm signaling monitoring, billing and management solutions are this client’s specialty, the organization also offered an accounting software suite for its small-business customers when they initially built their solution offering. They had recently introduced and developed a new version of their solutions but thought it did not make sense… Read more

Switch from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Business Central improves efficiency for fundraising organization

The Client A fundraising organization that helps charitable clients support their charitable causes. The Challenge Shortly before this client contacted The TM Group, they had been acquired by a technology services organization that was looking to make some operational changes to become more nimble and efficient. One of the changes they sought was to replace their accounting software, which was an older version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. They also felt like the partner who installed their previous system was not the right fit for their organization. While the client had internal IT and development personnel at their disposal, staff had… Read more

Best ERP VARs! The TM Group Included in Bob Scott’s VAR Stars

The TM Group has been recognized as one of the best ERP VARs (Vale Added Resellers). Having been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2020, The TM Group is recognized as part of a group of 100 top organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. This list of the best ERP VARs was made based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen represent a wide range of size and many different software publishers of accounting software. “Each… Read more

New Year’s Resolution – Move Your Business Systems to the Cloud with Microsoft Dynamics!

Tired of making New Year’s Resolutions that you won’t stick to, and falling back to your old ways? This year, why not vow to improve your piece of mind? If you’re ready for real change, move your business data to the cloud, where it’s safe with robust Microsoft Dynamics from The TM Group! But wait, there’s more! If you act now, you’ll sleep better and run your business more confidently, this year!   Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is based on the popular Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution utilized by more than 130,000 organizations worldwide. Being integrated with Microsoft’s Office 365… Read more