Making Dynamics go further

Incremental Group has created a number of custom modules that are publicly available for Microsoft Dynamics AX and can be made available for Dynamics 365.

These modules were designed to extend the capability of Dynamics AX for engineering or manufacturing businesses. They have all been designed in partnership with end users of the solutions and are all live with real organisations.

Maintenance Management

Incremental Group’s Maintenance Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of companies that conduct maintenance and repair on their industrial equipment. It is used by organisations including Stats Group, Hunting, Score and Nautronix to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their entire maintenance operations to simplify and streamline compliance and servicing of equipment.

Single View of all Activity

Managing this work in separate systems for internal servicing and rental contracts is difficult and resource intensive. Incremental Group’s Maintenance Management Module has been specifically designed to provide a single view of all activity and automate the entire asset management process. It creates the maintenance policy that sets out what inspections and services need to be done and when. It also performs job costing of the work, providing total cost of ownership for assets. Being inside Dynamics, the system benefits from a number of workflow tie ins to other parts of the process, like flagging up if parts and products cannot be put out for rent if certification expires during the rental period. Ultimately it drives efficiencies and insight into asset management operations.

Equipment and Stock Management

Incremental Group’s Equipment and Stock Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of equipment service organisations who provide maintenance, repair and storage services. It is used by organisations including Proserv and Score to extend the power of Dynamics throughout the equipment lifecycle to significantly reduce the cost of delivering superior aftercare to customers.

Key Market Differentiator

Filing cabinets and spreadsheets are an unreliable and ineffective way to manage this service. Incremental Group’s Equipment and Stock Management module provides an advanced platform for service companies to efficiently manage equipment and is a key differentiator for them in this aftercare market. This single system provides the full maintenance history throughout the entire equipment lifecycle, regardless of the commercial model or ownership changes.

Rental & Asset Management

Incremental Group’s Rental and Asset Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of Engineering companies who rent specialist equipment to customers. It is used by organisations including Proserv, Nautronix, Score, Stats Group, Hunting and Veripos to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their rental and asset management operations to significantly reduce the time to administer certification documentation and give increased visibility of information, enabling better management of assets and margins.

Complex Rental Operations

Instead of simple charging by hour, day or week, there are different rates that are applied depending whether the product is in transit, on standby or operational. It is also essential to understand the utilisation of these assets in order to calculate the margin on rentals. Rental is further complicated by the certification required to demonstrate that equipment applied in critical circumstances is properly maintained. This can involve hundreds of pages for each small part of the product.

Extending Dynamics 365

Neither spreadsheets or generic Rental Systems enable Oil and Gas Engineering companies to effectively manage their rental fleet with the complex associated attributes. Incremental Group’s Rental & Asset Management module has been specifically designed to give visibility of all assets to enable them to provide creative solutions to customers and better manage jobs to achieve maximum returns.

Document Pack for Engineering

Incremental Group’s Document Pack Generation Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of Engineering companies in regulated industries, like oil and gas and aerospace, who are required to provide comprehensive documentation with their products. It is used by organisations including Stats Group, Hunting, Score and Nautronix to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their quality assurance operations to significantly reduce the resources required to generate document packs and ensure complete documentation is always ready when it needs to be, enabling products to be shipped on time.

Central Control of Document Packs

All of this documentation will live somewhere within Dynamics. To go out to another system at the point when the product is shipped, then into another to trace through the history to qualify if they are still relevant and recent creates a massive administrative task. Incremental Group’s Document Pack Generation module defines the rules of what should go in a document pack and automates the creation of the packs, pulling the documents from Dynamics, at the press of a button, saving time and meeting customer delivery dates.