Articles By: Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Provide Unprecedented Access to Information

Whenever I’m asked by friends and family what I do for a living, I tend to pause and think about how I should answer. If I mention the phrases “ERP” or “enterprise systems” I notice a distinct glazed look in the eyes of those asking. This isn’t surprising, as ERP systems are large, technical, and complex tools. …

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Dynamics GP in Canada : Buy 1 get 3 offer! For a limited time!

For a limited time, take advantage of the rich functionality of one of the top Enterprise Accounting systems on the market today! From now until June 24, 2011, buy 1 Dynamics GP user (either AM or BE) and get 3! "Microsoft is excited to announce the “Buy 1, Get 3” offer – a Microsoft Dynamics …

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Is a SaaS (Hosted) Dynamics GP Implementation Really Easier?

There is an expectation out there in the marketplace that implementing a sophisticated accounting solution in a hosted environment (like Hosted Dynamics GP) should be more straightforward than an on-premise one. Well...that's partially true. There's not much infrastructure to set up because it already exists. There's no desktop software to set up on the users' …

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Growth and Adoption Rates of Enterprise Systems in a Recession

The foundations of ERP are found in manufacturing resource planning, traditionally used by companies which produced tangible goods in factories. The adoption of ERP and MRP systems was initially quite slow – management were content with the status quo and saw no reason to change what seemed to be working. However, the recession experienced in …

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What Happens to My SaaS Online Business System When I Lose My Internet Connection?

As the SaaS world expands, organizations are looking beyond CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and contact management systems to full blown, best of breed, Enterprise Software like Dynamics GP. One question that potential customers ask me is "what happens if I lose my internet connection? How do we ship, bill and manufacture?". Normally this questions comes …

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Are You Really Considering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) When Evaluating Software as a Service (SaaS)?

These days, everyone is throwing around buzz words like “Software as a Service” or “Hosted” or “Cloud”, but how do I really go about calculating the total cost of the solution and whether to choose “the Cloud” or on-premise (traditional) solutions? There are a number of cost figures to include : 1.       License fee 2.       …

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When To Consider Switching From Simply Accounting to Dynamics GP

I get this question all the time from prospective Clients who are currently using Simply Accounting or Quickbooks: "We are growing significantly and need a more robust system, but I'm afraid of the complexity of a new system and the costs. How do I know when is the right time to make a move?" I'll …

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Is Software as a Service (SaaS) a Passing Fad?

I've heard people say that Software as a service (SaaS) is the "best thing since life's bread" and I've also heard others claim that it's just the newest thing and it will pass. The best analysis I've seen on the subject came from an associate of mine, Pat Gray, in his blog on “Cloud Computing …

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Software as a Service (Saas) vs. On-Premise Dynamics GP

The world is changing...companies are looking more and more towards "the cloud" for their computing needs. It started with CRM systems, which some organizations consider "not business critical", but now the cloud has encompassed full-blown Enterprise software and Microsoft Dynamics GP is no different. So what is driving this trend towards Hosted solutions? Is it …

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