The Importance of Consistent Documentation

By William Wu on Jan 23, 2020 6:05:39 PM

Do you receive your status reports on time? Do you have trouble finding the section of a scope document you need? Are your training guides confusing? The importance of consistent and clear documentation cannot be understated. Information you receive should be conveyed in a clear, concise, and consistent way so maximum understanding is attained. Without a clear understanding of project details, statuses, or scopes, it is more likely that the project will be held up, or worse, completed in ways that were not a part of your original intent.

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Maintaining Organizational Structure in SAP Business ByDesign

By Kevin DePree on Jan 23, 2020 6:05:22 PM

The organizational structure within SAP Business ByDesign defines the hierarchy across all business aspects of an organization. The structure is composed of organizational units that represent divisions, departments, or reporting entities. A company’s organizational structure in ByDesign can reflect the following characteristics of a business:

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Technology Solutions to Help Your Company Through a Bear Market

By William Wu on Jan 23, 2020 6:05:07 PM

With every market high comes the inevitable fall, where oil markets see the price per barrel plummet or banks decide they are too big to fail. The economy has been on an upswing throughout the last decade, with some turbulence seen only in the energy industry. With an extended bull market like the one we are experiencing today, it can be easy to forget about the rough days during the financial crisis in 2008. For the oil industry, it has only been a few years since the last downturn. Still, market results have been largely positive. We are excited to celebrate the success of so many clients throughout this incredible bull market. While we hope this run never ends, we are not naïve to the inevitability of the next market fall. Here at Rand Group, we have been hard at work to ensure our clients are equipped to succeed in the face of an extended bear market.

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Using Power Automate to Add Value to Your Software

By William Wu on Jan 23, 2020 6:04:51 PM

Power Automate, previously known as Microsoft Flow, turns mundane activities into efficient and automated business processes. This powerful tool has many capabilities such as document approval, data entry automation, and lead entry generation. Automating repetitive tasks into multistep flows helps to meet current and future business needs. With more than 220 services and apps available for connection, Power Automate can help businesses manage data in the cloud or on-premises, in sources such as SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server. Power Automate can be used to automate flows between your favorite applications and services, sync files, receive notifications, collect data, and much more.  Below are three examples of how Power Automate can easily add to the value of your company’s software.

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What to Know Before Implementing Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2

By Sarika Krishnan on Jan 23, 2020 6:04:17 PM

Dynamics 365 Business Central was released by Microsoft in April 2018.  Since its first release, Microsoft has continued to enhance the application.  Microsoft’s major functional improvements, along with changes in user experience, development tools, programming models, and deployment options has led to an increased number of implementations. 

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The Impact of .NET 5 on Your Development

By Ivaylo Petrov on Jan 23, 2020 6:03:44 PM

Many of you have heard the buzz around the direction of Microsoft’s .NET– A Unified Platform, but what does this really mean for developers and engineers?  The first beta versions of .NET 1.0 were released by Microsoft in late 2000 and the framework, tools, and languages have continued to evolve for almost two decades.  The .NET Framework introduced managed code - code that executes under the Common Language Runtime or CLR. Source code is written in a high-level language like C# and compiled into managed code to be converted to machine instructions and executed by the CLR. While this approach opened .NET to developers using various languages, .NET was still constrained to Windows.  The road to a “cross-platform .NET” has been quite the journey, with some notorious wrong turns (think Silverlight) that ultimately led to the introduction of .NET Core. 

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Rand Group Gives Back

By Ron Rand on Dec 10, 2019 1:05:26 PM

 

Rand Group believes in corporate, social responsibility by way of giving back. We are proud corporate sponsors for numerous community organizations throughout the Greater Houston area. Many of these organizations impact and serve youth and under-served communities across the city with education and enrichment activities. Working for a company that is passionate about serving the community is a nice bonus that adds to the value of working at Rand Group. 

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The Rand Group Training Track: Perfecting Your Craft

By Ron Rand on Dec 10, 2019 1:04:58 PM

At Rand Group, we work on leading-edge digital transformation projects. To continue thriving in this rapidly changing industry, it is imperative that we maintain our employees' expertise with new software, methods, and industry standards. This is why we believe in hiring motivated individuals and taking the time to invest in them.  With both planned training activities and time set aside for individual training, we make sure to invest in our employees.  

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