Tag: ERP

Dynamics ISVs…Use Your Partner!

In previous blogs, I have touched on the sheer number of Dynamics ERP ISVs (third party products). They are great tools to add on to an accounting system, however choosing out of the thousands can be a daunting task. Implementing them can also be quite an undertaking. It involves multiple systems, and should involve several parties, not just the ISV but also your Dynamics Partner and IT personnel/company.  All too often us partners get calls from clients saying they have purchased a product that was supposed to solve all their problems and now they have no clue how to use it and their ERP is crashing. 

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Your Thanksgiving Day Dinner vs. Your ERP Project

Tis the season when most get excited about the holidays and gather with friends and family in celebration.  For some, the holidays are stressful.  There is planning, preparation, execution, and clean up and doing so all on top of your regular daily routines.  Oh and it isn’t always just for one holiday but for two, three, or more in a 2 month period.   I’m just going to think about Thanksgiving.  

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Top Ten Criteria for Choosing an ERP System

One of the most critical decisions a growing company can make is the introduction of new technology into its business.  There are so many things to think about when considering an ERP implementation that it can sometimes be overwhelming.  Over my many years of seeing successes and (unfortunately) a few failures of ERP implementations, I have an approach that leads to a more successful outcome.

Technology is the engine that drives corporate productivity. Sound business process to implement that technology is the transmission. Effective, well-thought-out strategy is the gear shift. Well-connected and synchronized, they make a smooth running machine. Without all three, a car can only roll downhill. Similarly, technology implementations without intelligent strategy and sound business process will just go downhill.
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Ways You Can Benefit from Your MSFT Partner Relationship

In my last blog, I discussed how to get the most out of your ERP system.  The key elements presented were:  have a maintenance plan; train, re-train, cross-train your users; understand your business Model; take advantage of what the ERP system has to offer; and develop a strong partnership with your Business Partner.  In this blog, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the relationship with your Microsoft Business Partner and how your organization may benefit from this relationship. Your Microsoft Business Partner can be key to the future success of your ERP system.

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Not Your Parent’s Accounting System

Acumatica is one of the new solutions in the game and the fastest growing Cloud ERP in the world. They were incorporated in 2008 and started by ex-Microsoft Dynamics executives. The goal being to improve on all that is wrong with MSFT systems. MSFT accounting is good for what it is, but it has a hard time doing what people need to do with computing today. The point of this is not to bash MSFT, but point out where Acumatica is: years ahead in technology; just like your Mac Book is to the IBM 650.

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