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Microsoft Dynamics vendors provide comparisons and opinions to professionals in the ERP/Accounting software selection process

 
 

 

What would you consider a successful implementation? After many years assisting clients deploying a new system, we can say that a successful “go-live” can be determined when all of the business requirements are covered by the new system (your organization will not be lacking functionality that your legacy system is currently offering). This means that […]

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Computeration is helping companies in Idaho and the Pacific NW through their November user group meeting centering on Web Portals. A number of our clients are deploying cost-saving web portals that interface with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The separation between power users inside Dynamics and portal users makes for a very efficient system in regard to cost, security, and performance.

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Switching to a new ERP program, like Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), presents great opportunities within your company for increasing efficiency, improved reporting and analytics, and reducing the overall costs of operations. Should be smooth sailing from this point forward, right? Not so fast. In many ways, the toughest part of a companywide software implementation is just beginning.

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I asked our inventory specialist for a top 10 list of features that an inventory manager would want in an ERP system, and she came up with 12!  All of which are features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0.  1.  Cycle Count Program 2.  Inbound Freight Manager 3.  Outbound Freight Manager 4.  Replenishment Lead Time 5.  […]

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A large, publicly held spinoff of a well known oil & gas company approached us to help them evaluate if Microsoft Dynamics GP could meet their corporate mandate to be independent of all systems formerly provided by the parent company. This was a complex challenge that involved the replacement of five major systems (and numerous […]

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“If my ERP system combines a third party product with Microsoft Dynamics GP, isn’t that an inferior solution to the industry-specific, 'all-in-one' solution I found at my industry trade show?” I have often heard this from prospects over my 20 years as a Microsoft Partner, and I would argue that the answer to that is […]

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The most common reason accounting software implementation projects go over budget is because the implementation consultant (Partner) is spending time working on things not included in the original quote.  This work is called “out of scope”. Here are a few examples of how this can happen: You see all the cool things the new system […]

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Nucleus Research studied the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the Return on Investment (ROI) of four highly competitive ERP solutions: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oracle, SAP, and PeopleSoft. Learn how they calculated the TCO and ROI for each product and how these numbers can help you select the right ERP software solution for your business.

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Microsoft just announced they will discontinue the Microsoft Office Accounting product as of Nov 16, 2009.  Honestly, this product never really took off the way Microsoft hoped it would and this is not a surprise announcement.   At a session at the Connecticut CPA Society last year I saw an industry expert compare the strengths and […]

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What to expect when you are implementing Dynamics GP!  5 steps to success!   “Luck is the residue of design” – Branch Rickey   Successful ERP implementation projects don’t just happen, and they are not merely the result of good luck. They are the product of good design, proper planning and project management, and the […]

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