How Covid-19 and Microsoft Teams Changed the Way the World Works

Blog post by Mike Fontaine – Microsoft Solutions Expert. Pre-Covid my average week looked something like below: Post-Covid, we stopped all travel to customers and focused more on working remotely, collaborating and sharing screens using Microsoft Teams.……


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Manufacturing Index Rises for a Fourth Straight Month

Author: Chris Vavra – Associate Editor, CFE Media Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in August 2020. The overall economy notching a fourth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the Institute for Supply Management’s (I.S.M.) Report On Business. The…


For manufacturing executives, what are the top lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis?

For manufacturing executives, what are the top lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis?

By Jeffrey Hojlo, Program Director, Manufacturing Insights & Product Innovation Strategies IDC’s 2020 manufacturing predictions focused on digital transformation’s impact on the entire manufacturing value chain. Now we ask: In response to COVID-19, how are manufacturers proceeding…


How Canada’s SMB Manufacturers are Future-Proofing Their Businesses After COVID-19

How Canada’s SMB Manufacturers are Future-Proofing Their Businesses After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put unique pressure on the Canadian manufacturing industry. Competitive advantage has never been more important. And at a time when your customers are turning to online business, e-commerce and digital payment are key differentiators. As a…


World Premiere- Microsoft 365 Release Wave 2 Plans

World Premiere: Microsoft 365 Release Wave 2 Plans

Microsoft has published the first edition for the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2020 Release Wave 2 plan. The next release wave will be available from October. The 2020 release wave 2 for Dynamics 365 brings innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business.…


NAFTA died on June 30th, is your ERP software ready for CUSMA?

I attended the APMA webinar “Preparing for the CUSMA Implementation” and was very impressed by Flavio’s and his in-depth knowledge of CUSMA (They lived it for the last 18 months).   The most common question I get is, “From July 1, can I continue to use my NAFTA…


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Top 5 Ways Microsoft Power BI can Benefit Your Organization

You might have already heard about Power BI, and you probably have two questions to ask: What exactly is Power BI? and How Microsoft Power BI can benefit your organization? Let’s answer your first question.  What is Microsoft Power BI? Power BI is a business…


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Do I still need a Disaster Recovery Plan if I use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS?

The Short Answer Is: Yes, You Do! Here’s Why You Need A Disaster Recovery Plan: Disaster Recovery Planning is not just about backing up and restoring your database – Microsoft has you covered there – It is about preparedness, so you aren’t caught flat-footed…


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Let's talk production scheduling concepts, not scheduling solutions (Mike Fontaine)

VOX ISM’s Solution Expert, Mike Fontaine, also known as “Manufacturing Mike,” recently recorded a podcast with Martin Karlowitsch, CEO and Co-Owner of Netronic on production scheduling concepts.  Click here to listen to the podcast on Spotify. On…


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3×3 for Microsoft Teams is Now Available

VOX ISM uses Microsoft Teams every day as a collaboration tool. Every Friday, we have a virtual staff meeting with 25 team members to coordinate next week’s schedule and projects. Teams is Microsoft’s fastest-growing business app ever. As of April 29, Teams had 75 million daily active…