How to change the PO status to “closed” for the landed cost items?

Ever wondered why the POs are still in “received” status even if the POs are received and invoiced? There might be a chance that POs are associated with landed cost items. In this case, user needs to follow some steps to change the PO status to “closed”.

The following example clearly explains how to properly close the POs for landed cost items: Continue reading »

Tags: Dynamics GP

Using Query Data with Dialog Process in MS CRM 2011

In general, the capabilities of MSCRM 2011 dialog are under estimated with an assumption that it best suits for channelized or guided process with the user input or predefined scripts.

MSCRM 2011 dialog is equipped with powerful query builder that provides extensive search options to CRM data and in turn provides the result as decision making criteria to the user.

This article demonstrates this capability with a real time scenario that we normally encounter. Let us assume a scenario where we need to Map an existing Account to a Contact with same email address.
Here the steps for the same: Continue reading »

Tags: CRM

HTML5 MVC4 Razor Responsive Web Template (Especially for mobile and touch enabled devices) Version 1 Released

This template is used to create a set of HTML5 mobile web application easily. This template contains separate sample pages for different devices like Desktop, Mobile and tablet. MVC4 will redirect to the specific page automatically based on User Agent (Mobile, Desktop and Tablet).

This template includes javascript plugins like JQuery, JQuery Mobile, JQuery UI, Knockout Js, Modernizr Js and Customized CSS for styling. Continue reading »

Tags: Mobile

Augmented Reality in Enterprises

We note through different sources that there has been a huge data explosion over the past two years – explosion in terms of how much volume of data being processed and stored by each system, application and the appliance. This data, however has found its use in analysis (big data) in different ways.

One such analysis opportunity lies with what we call as Augmented Reality. AR, as per Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer generated sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. This is in contrast to Virtual Reality wherein the complete real world phenomenon is simulated and shown as an artificial world. Continue reading »

Tags: Mobile

How to test Mobile Applications – Emulators or Real Devices?

Thanks to the advancement in the mobile technology and the availability of vast array of mobile apps, mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily life. Accessing internet and executing critical errands with help of mobile apps like that of mobile banking are on the raise; so are their risk of exposure to threats. In such scenarios, testing mobile applications copiously becomes imperative.

While the organisations are working towards meeting the increasing demands and expectations of the end users for an exceptional UI with fast performance, they also have to make sure that their application complies with the recommended standards and guidelines; hence, making it safe. Thus, an organisation requires a mobile testing process that ensures optimum performance and security of the mobile app. But if you find testing mobile applications a headache or you just simply want to concentrate on development part alone, you have the option of outsourcing your mobile app testing to companies that provide such services.

So, how to test mobile applications? Testing of mobile applications is done in the following two ways:

  1. Using mobile emulators
  2. Using real devices

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Tags: Testing