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enVista Microsoft Leaders to Provide Key Insights at the Virtual Community Summit Conference and Exhibition


WHAT: Several of enVista’s Microsoft experts will present at sessions during Community Summit North America, powered by Dynamic Communities.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8 – Friday, October 9, 2020

WHERE: Virtual Conference and Exhibition


Title: Top 10 Things We Have Learned from Multiple D365FO Implementations and Upgrades

Speakers: Jessica Vaughn, enVista; Lindsay Garcia, Dynamics Strategy, LLC

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. EDT

Abstract: Join this session to learn from two D365 implementation experts about the lessons they have learned in their combined 8+ years of D365FO implementations and upgrades. The session will discuss everything from independent software vendor (ISV) readiness and unexpected costs to partner relationships and internal team involvement and readiness.


Title: Solving Issues Mid-Migration from AX 2009/2012 to D365 Finance and Supply Chain

Speakers: Shriram Patel, enVista; Colgan McNerney, enVista; Barbara Maraglia, Organogenesis

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. EDT

Abstract: There is nothing more frustrating than experiencing issues mid-migration from AX 2009/2012 to D365FO. In this session, attendees will learn how to pivot their migration and rejuvenate their implementation while maintaining the project timeline and reducing the budget. Hear directly from Dynamics user, Organogenesis, on how they dealt with issues during migration and successfully finished their project on time and on budget.


Title: MRP/MPS Solves Nothing: Best Practices for Success

Speakers: Nigel Cox, enVista

Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. EDT

Abstract: High quality material requirements planning (MRP) software is key to facilitating problem solving among planners and planner-buyers. In this session, attendees will be equipped with best practices and warned of common faults and misconceptions regarding MRP software, a widely misunderstood and misused toolset.


Title: 15 Ways to Trick Dynamics AX or D365 for Finance and Supply Chain

Speakers: Nigel Cox, enVista

Data/Time: Friday, October 9, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. EDT

Abstract: Microsoft’s AX 2012 and D365FO software offer an array of novel capabilities which can sometimes be overlooked. In this session, Microsoft Dynamics and inventory expert, Nigel Cox, will present 15 novel ways to leverage AX 2012 and D365FO to help supply chain leaders get the most value out of their platforms. A few topics this session will cover include:


  1. Modeling multiple companies inside a single-system company
  2. Real Master Planning as defined by APICS
  3. Contract selling with a distinct sales price dependent on material sourcing
  4. Customizing costing for a not-for-profit where most inventory was donated
  5. Solving catch-weight without using AX/D365FO catch weight functionality


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enVista to Present at Parcel Forum’s Inter Act: Peak & Pandemic Fulfillment Strategies

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WHAT: enVista’s Vice President, Joe Wilkinson will join other transportation leaders at Parcel Forum’s Inter Act to share actionable insights on how to prepare for peak season challenges at this unprecedented time and successfully plan for the 2021 GRI and the future of parcel.

WHEN: July 22, 2020

WHERE: Virtual

*Register here:


TITLE: Peak & Pandemic Fulfillment Strategies: Keys to Operating in a New Environment

TIME: Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. EST


ABSTRACT: Peak season brings on enough challenges. Add those to lingering effects of COVID-19 and your supply chain is pushed to its limits. Join four experts as they help you solve the challenges within your distribution center and delivery channels by providing best practices and answering your questions. You will get a chance to also enter a virtual roundtable to brainstorm with your peers on what they are facing and how they are combating the disruptions.

Key takeaways include:

  1. How carriers are likely to handle guaranteed service during the 2020 peak season
  2. Types of capacity constraints shippers can expect during peak and strategies to mitigate
  3. Planning for frozen revenue attainments to address 2020 volume / gross revenue instability
  4. How to tackle punishing surcharge during the pandemic and what this means for peak, the 2021 general rate increase, and the future




About Parcel Forum Inter Act

We are all operating in a different environment now, but the one constant that remains is the need to access much-needed information that engages, stimulates and is actionable. PARCEL Forum Interact, the virtual educational arm of PARCEL Forum, has reengineered the learning experience incorporating peer-to-peer engagement, live presenter interaction and the ability to deliver content in real time. You will talk with industry experts, share your challenges, ask questions, get guidance and network with peers to solve today’s challenges. 

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enVista to Present at NRF NXT ALL ACCESS: Omnichannel Agility – Maximizing Customer Service and Profitability

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WHAT: enVista’s Jim Barnes and Retail Systems Research Managing Partner and Analyst, Brian Kilcourse will share actionable insights at NRF NXT ALL ACCESS during two Big Ideas sessions, on how to rapidly adapt and accelerate enterprise-wide omnichannel agility during this unprecedented chapter.

WHEN: Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 1:00-1:45pm EDT

WHERE: Virtual

Complimentary registration for all attendees:


TITLE: Omnichannel Agility – Maximizing Customer Service and Profitability

SPEAKERS: Jim Barnes, CEO, enVista and Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner and Analyst, Retail Systems Research LLC

ABSTRACT: Your customers expect convenient, seamless brand experiences and compressed fulfillment timeframes. However, omnichannel complexity makes it challenging to meet customer expectations with a focus on profitability, especially when inventory dollars have been steadily climbing since 2012.

In this session, learn how to:
•    Strategically foster omnichannel agility
•    Optimize enterprise inventory visibility and omnichannel order orchestration
•    Leverage AI-powered dynamic inventory allocation and fulfillment
•    Improve gross margin inventory return on inventory investment (GMROI)
•    And enhance the customer experience to drive sales


About NRF NXT:

NRF NXT ALL ACCESS is a three-day online event that brings together retail’s ecommerce and digital marketing communities for an opportunity to share important insights and explore what is possible in the realm of digital and omnichannel retail. The program features nine keynote and case study sessions, a virtual Expo with the latest tech solutions and numerous ways to connect with peers and partners through our online platform.