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Open Door Technology's Logo How to Write an Effective RFP When Looking for an ERP System

Looking for a new ERP or financial management system can be an arduous process. The traditional model of sending a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a number of possible suppliers of ERP software does not do anyone any favors, least of all the organization selecting a new ERP system. On the surface, sending a detailed RFP …

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Open Door Technology's Logo How to Upgrade your ERP System in the Cloud

There’s the Cloud, and then there’s the Cloud. There are different levels of Cloud functionality and they are not equal when it comes to upgrading and ongoing maintenance. There are a lot of technical considerations happening behind the scenes that can greatly affect how your system is upgraded. We are all familiar with office productivity …

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Open Door Technology's Logo When to Choose the Cloud or Install On-premise for ERP

If you’re in the market for a mid-market ERP business management system you are probably considering choosing the Cloud or installing on-premise. A lot has been written about reasons to go to the Cloud or keep systems installed in-house or on-premise. One commonly quoted reason for not going to the Cloud is based on fear: the concern …

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Open Door Technology's Logo What is the Cost of Implementing an ERP System?

When we talk about budgeting for how much a typical ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation will cost, let me say that in this article I am referencing mid-market accounting and ERP systems, not entry level or tier one. The total cost of Tier One systems, by the way, can easily cost ten times the cost of the …

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Open Door Technology's Logo Using Jet Express for Word and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Jet Express for Word and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 represents a very exciting new chapter for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users. The simplified ability to design and customize document templates within Word extends the usability of Dynamics NAV to give more power and flexibility to the end user. Organizations can now create and design their own Microsoft Dynamics …

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Open Door Technology's Logo Pages Overview and How to Use Filters in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Pages are the main way to display and organize data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and can be customized for each user based on their preferences. Quick Filters and Advanced Filters in Microsoft Dynamics NAV can further enhance how a user sees and interacts with data and can save them a significant amount of time. A …

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Open Door Technology's Logo The Help Menu in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Microsoft introduced a big change to the Help area of Microsoft Dynamics NAV with the release of Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. Users looking to use Help no longer have to have a locally installed version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV because Help is now located online. The Help can be accessed in all the various client …

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Open Door Technology's Logo Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Release Date October 2014

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 release date as October 1, 2014 in North America for new customers and October 6, 2014 for existing customers. The newest release promises to make Dynamics NAV even easier to use with a new small business version, expanded Base Pack, Tablet Client, mapping Dynamics NAV fields in Microsoft Word, and …

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Open Door Technology's Logo Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Features Announced

Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners and users have much to look forward to in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 will be available  later in 2014 and while it will feature many key improvements, it won’t have any dramatic changes to the overall architecture of the system. This is welcome news because …

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Open Door Technology's Logo The Cost of Cloud ERP vs. Cost of In-house ERP

  Have you heard that the Cloud is a cheaper option for installing ERP software? This is certainly how it has been sold by a number of people, while the critics claim it is significantly more expensive, especially in the long term. So who is right? The correct answer is that both groups are right …

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