“It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Deciding whether to upgrade or replace your current Accounting/ERP Software solution can be a difficult decision. In most cases, “cost” is a major concern.
Other factors to look at are the costs of deployment, data conversion, implementation, third party software, training, and ongoing support.
Some of the questions you might ask your potential vendor might be:
- What is your implementation methodology? How can you assure me that all costs are being considered and included?
- What Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are included as part of the overall solution? What are the initial and ongoing costs associated with these vendors?
- What options to I have regarding data conversion - how much historical data should be converted? Can my team convert the data or will the vendor team?
- What costs may be associated with reporting?
- What costs are associated with training?
- Can you tell me more about your ongoing support and maintenance plans?
These are just a few questions that must be addressed. For more guidance on questions to ask before buying ERP/Accounting Software, check out this white paper “30 Questions Every CFO Must Ask About the Cost of Accounting Software”.
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