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

 
 

 

When researching financial management systems, transaction processing speed and system scalability are important criteria. You need to know your new system will be able to easily handle existing transaction loads, and manage significant increases as your business grows.  Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to work with Windows Server, Windows client operating systems, and Microsoft SQL Server.  […]

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The overwhelming success of the government sponsored cash for clunkers automobile incentive program has everyone thinking of what else can be “traded” in for something better. Manufacturers, distributors and vendors are getting extremely creative in offering their customers opportunities to benefit from the economic downturn by replacing outdated or ineffective “technology” with something newer and more […]

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Just about every software vendor will require you to pay an annual fee based on a percentage of the software list price.  This fee has various aliases such as maintenance fee or enhancement plan. (For Microsoft Dynamics GP, the cost of the “Advantage Plan” is 18% of the original software list price and is built […]

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How much does accounting software cost and can you prove the ROI?  How many times have you been asked that question but really have no idea how to calculate specific ROI numbers?  In his post called “CRM Customization ROI Calculator” Mitch Milam outlines a simple but effective equation to show how to calculate ROI. He […]

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When you are considering the purchase of a new ERP system, it is very important to also consider the annual enhancement plan, sometimes referred to as annual maintenance.  Be sure you know the costs and the benefits of the plan, and factor these into your overall decision matrix.  A failure to understand and make use […]

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Major national business publications are saying the recession is over – some say it will be a jobless recovery, others say employment numbers will improve in the fourth quarter. The consensus, however, is that we have at long last hit bottom and our collective vital signs are hinting at improvement. We then have a day […]

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Microsoft has never made it easier for Sage MAS 90/200 users to switch to Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions.  With the Switch & Save rebate…companies running MAS 90/200 can save up to 50% on software, plus an implementation rebate of up to 25%!  Discounts aren’t the only reason to move…Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) provides better […]

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With the advent of superb accounting software such as Dynamics GP, Controllers and CFOs have become more technically savvy. They have learned that software can be configured to perform many functions to save time and money. One of the ways to save time and money is to centralize accounts payable functions when feasible. Centralized accounts payable is a great way to reduce the resources needed to perform a necessary business function. Here are a couple of scenarios when centralized accounts payable would be a good fit.

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Companies today have mountains of data in their ERP and enterprise applications. And with the economy forcing us to do more with less, many are leaving this data largely untapped. Massive amounts of data can be overwhelming and complex, but the good news is that Business Intelligence tools can help deciper the data and add […]

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You’ve heard the horror stories… ERP implementations gone wild! You end up spending two to three times what you had budgeted. Well it doesn’t have to happen and it really shouldn’t.

The good news is that Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to make the implementation as easy as possible. And Microsoft has gone further to help assure successful and on-budget implementations through its Best Practices documentation called Sure Step. But there are still some “gotchas” that you need to watch for.

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