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Mercurius IT Ltd Achieves Cyber Essentials Assurance.

As of November 9, 2022, the Cyber Essentials certificate of Assurance was granted to Mercurius IT for complying with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme..

What’s New for D365 Business Central?

November welcomed Microsoft’s new releases based on the most popular requests for improvement. 

What’s New for D365 Power Platform?

Power Apps Feature Updates 

1. Content Security policy for Power Apps

2. ​​​Use the solution checker to validate your model-driven apps in Power Apps

3. Public Preview of coauthoring in Modern app designer 

4. Connect with other makers in your organisation via maker matching


Latest Recorded Webinar:

Inbound Warehousing

This month we hosted and recorded a webinar on “Inbound Warehousing” This webinar is ideal for both potential and existing users of NAV/Business Central as we show how easy it is to optimise the inbound warehouse processes with Tasklet Mobile WMS.

Latest Mercurius Insights

Throughout October, we have written various articles that we believe will transform your business.

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV) is Microsoft’s latest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offering for SMEs. First announced in 2017 as Dynamics 365 ‘Tenerife’, and released in October 2018 as Business Central, the ERP solution is being used by countless businesses worldwide across a wide range of industries.

What is the Microsoft Digital Contact Centre Platform?

Recently at Microsoft Inspire, their annual partner conference, the Digital Contact Centre Platform was introduced. Wanting to build on the customer service services already on offer, the platform combines existing solutions and services into a fully-fledged customer service contact centre platform.

What suits Dynamics 365 Business Central for the Wholesale & Distribution industry?

As a constantly evolving industry with unique requirements, businesses in the Wholesale & Distribution industry need software that helps you stay competitive and grow your business to its full potential.

Ten Business processes you should automate using  
Microsoft Power Automate

We realise there are many tasks and apps to juggle and navigate in a working day let alone the repetitiveness of those tasks. Sometimes, you want a given task to be completed with minimum or no effort. 

An efficient and streamlined process in your cold store: that’s how you do it

As a logistics service provider in refrigerated and frozen storage, you may be asking yourself: ‘what is actually so specific about refrigerated logistics? It’s just storage, transport and distribution.’

Latest Case Study – Wescom Group 

Wescom Group had been using Microsoft AX as their ERP. However, specific processes were time-consuming when it came to record-keeping. Therefore, they could not experience the full benefit of the system, which also caused issues with the business operation. Due to the time-consuming procedures, they experienced backlogs in record keeping; inventory records required updating. Also, some of the processes were done outside of the system on excel files, resulting in duplication of work. For example, Short Interval Control Boards (SICB) were printed outside the ERP system and issued to the shop floor as work instructions. These SICB papers were collected at the end of the day to book the outputs in the ERP system. In addition, due to limitations with the visibility of process steps, the booking of outputs in the system caused backlogs.

The MPS and MRP planning were done outside the system, as planning parameters were not set up/used.

Due to the nature of the products, Wescom must maintain the COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) report, which was maintained outside of the AX ERP system.

IT Infrastructure

Azure Backup support for confidential VMs using Platform Managed Keys

Azure Backup now allows to backup of confidential VMs without confidential OS disk encryption and confidential VMs having confidential OS disk encryption using Platform Managed Keys.

Feature details:

Backup is supported in all regions where confidential VMs are currently available.

Backup of confidential VMs is only supported using Enhanced Policy.

Cross-region Restore and Item Level Restore are unsupported.

Backup of confidential VMs having confidential OS disk encryption using Customer Managed Key is currently unsupported. ​

Business Central Cloud Migration Promo

A 40% discounted Cloud Migration Promo SKU is available for NAV customers who are currently on their NAV AMC and moving to BC SaaS. The promo ends on the 30th of June 2023. Once purchased, the price is locked for 3 years, and then it reverts the pricing as available at that time. Microsoft does not offer any price guarantee. For SaaS pricing after the offer, customers can opt for 1 year or a 3 years subscription period.​

Until next time!

The team is always ready to help if you have any queries.

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