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Having overseen over 35 ERP implementations  some things stand out as to what can make or break an ERP implementation.  I've listed out the top 5 below that I've seen work based on my experience. If you'd like to discuss these or get more tips about what can be done better - please don't hesitate to […]

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Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly known as Great Plains, and SAP Business One, sometimes called SB1, have very similar module/feature lists. When feature lists are similar, you have to look beyond what the features are to how they function to determine which product is the right choice for your business.

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In May 2009, a leading provider of investigative information technology Nucleus Research, researched specific attributes of Microsoft Dynamics GP. They spoke with the users of Microsoft Dynamics GP and asked them what benefits they have experienced. This report  is extremely valuable if you are considering a Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. It evaluates the costs and […]

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One of our existing customers, a manufacturer and distributor of pre-paid calling cards sold through various retail outlets, came to us recently with a new business requirement that would allow their current Dynamics GP solution to communicate with a cloud-database connected to the various retail outlets.  This would allow our client to use their existing […]

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I asked our CFO, who comes from a public accounting background and is a CPA, what the top 10 features are that a CFO would want in an accounting/ERP system.  He’s a Letterman fan, so he gave them to me in the popular countdown format.  Here is his unedited list: 10.  Ability to track customer […]

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The Named Printers feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP provides additional printer control to the system administrator and users of the application. Using Named Printers, your system administrator can assign specific printers to particular users, tasks, and/or companies. Doing this eliminates the need for a user to repeatedly choose which printer to use when printing reports, […]

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A good analysis of NetSuite churn is offered by Jason Carter in his blog. One must step back from that analysis and ask why the customers are leaving the product so quickly in such high numbers. The comments on the blog post are as informative as the article itself. An independent analysis of the Microsoft Dynamics Product Roadmaps shows the long-term investment being made in the product line, indicating strong support of Dynamics GP all the way out to version 14—a product life stretching from 1993 to 2014.

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Non-profit healthcare companies face a complicated web of county, state and federal regulations that need to be met.  Add multiple locations, several billing centers and staff that rotate between facilities and you have a complication for billing, payroll, financial reporting and expense allocations requirements.  Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) provides long-term care facilities a cost-effective […]

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Distribution companies face four crucial challenges that determine business success: 1) Streamlining distribution 2) Satisfying customers 3) Maintaining productive relationships with partners and suppliers 4) Reducing time to market Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you to meet these challenges by allowing you to improve supply chain processes, manage inventory more effectively, and incorporate deeper business insight into distribution and […]

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As we sit in the middle of football season and we watch teams struggle to score once they get in the red zone (inside the 20) it reminds me of many of the implementations I have seen over the years.  Clients have already made the important decision to move up from QuickBooks or Peachtree, for […]

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