Surprisingly, many companies are still manually processing invoices in Microsoft Dynamics AX. If your company is one of them, you could really benefit from automating this process. This is especially true for businesses that handle hundreds of invoices per month. But, now that low-cost solutions are available, no matter how many invoices your business handles, it makes sense to implement automation. Manual invoice data entry is a time consuming, error-prone process for any business. Additionally, working with paper-based invoices is inefficient and has an impact on the environment. In order to overcome these challenges, many Dynamics AX users, small and large, are implementing software solutions that automate invoice processing.

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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS or HSE) managers have a lot of responsibilities to their companies. For example, they must help workers mitigate risks and arrange safety plans. And one of his or her primary goals is to make and keep a business compliant with government and regulatory standards. Many companies still manage some or all of these process on paper. Previous to cloud technology, if you wanted to go digital, businesses would have to invest in IT infrastructure to organize HSE data on servers and computers. But today, with advanced cloud technology that is readily available to any size business, EHS managers can access safety regulations, protocols for preventative measures, and checklists for corrective procedures anywhere from a mobile device. This reduces the amount of time needed to address noncompliant work procedures and lowers the cost needed to print paperwork and support an extensive IT infrastructure. The cloud can be used by EHS Managers looking to reduce paper waste, lower the cost of IT support, and to expedite implementation of corrective and preventative measures in the workplace.

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Plains All American Pipeline, a midstream oil company, has been indicted by a Santa Barbara County (California) grand jury on 46 criminal charges in connection to the May 2015 oil spill near Refugio State Beach. According to USA TODAY’S Roger Yu, this pipeline, Line 901, ruptured on May 19, 2015, spilling more than 100,000 gallons over 11 miles of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara, California.

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