When looking at implementing a new accounting system, it is an important change for any type of organization. This is why it is so important before starting to know what your time and costs will be. When looking at the cost of your accounting system, you should not only calculate from a licensing standpoint, but also from a services input and what the time investments required from your staff are.
A first step is to know which modules are the most important to your organization. The minimum that you must start with are the core accounting modules, then build up from there. This will help with user adoption across your organization as taking small steps will be less daunting when taking on a new project like this.
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There are typically two different ways you may approach the implementation of Dynamics 365 BC; either with a personalized implementation plan where a Microsoft Partner will come and build their implementation plan with your organization, or you can look at a fixed implementation package based on industry best-practices.
CUSTOM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
A custom implementation plan usually means that the Microsoft Partner will initially sit with you and your organization and complete an analysis to have a better understanding of your business and the personalization that you may need.
This type of implementation strategy has its benefits but be sure to ask what the typical implementation times and costs are as more services are will be required as the program is built specifically with your company in mind. You may also have the tendency to add more features than you might need because you may have the opportunity to do so.
STANDARD CONFIGURATION PACKAGES
This means that certain modules have established implementation plans based on industry best practices and the experience of the Partner.
These types of packages can save you from 30 to 40% less than traditional implementations because you are only implementing what you really need.
This will help you have a better idea of the scope of the project before you start as you know exactly what will be implemented. Once you are live and using the system, this is when you will see what the next functionalities are that your organization needs.
By keeping it simple, you are getting the security and accessibility you need from an accounting system and the compatibility with Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365), without the budget that is traditionally required for this type of system.
FIND OUT IF BUSINESS CENTRAL IS RIGHT FOR YOU
If you’re interested in finding out if Business Central is right for you business, why not get in touch and chat to one of our BC gurus?
Our team are always happy to jump on a call and chat through your aims, what your business problems are, and to find out if BC is right for you.