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

 
 

 

In a CIO article, Thomas Wailgum discusses SAP’s step towards a “two-tiered maintenance and support model for new and old customers: the high-end Enterprise Support plan and a welcome return of good 'ole Standard Support, the SAP support plan formerly known as Basic.” According to the article, it was a very “tough” decision for SAP […]

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by Mike Hancock, The Resource Group Having been involved with “tier 2” ERP systems for over twenty-five years, I have witnessed first-hand the reasons for / benefits of project management for ERP implementation projects.   Early in my career, I had the unfortunate experience of arriving at a client’s place of business with a box of […]

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I have worked with mid-sized manufacturing companies for over a decade and have looked at several APS or Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems that integrate to ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Especially a graphical tool with a Gantt chart that production planner can change the schedule by dragging and dropping!   Most manufacturing companies don’t […]

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For two years, while Microsoft has been developing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (formerly known as GP 11), the anticipation has been building. In May, it will finally be released and we’ll know if GP is able to rise above the hype and live up to the high expectations of users and potential customers alike.

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Many companies believe that holding weekly staff meetings will contribute tremendously to their organization since it provides the opportunity for managers and employees to review reports and discuss the work accomplished in the previous week and to plan what will be accomplished in the upcoming week. Yet, it is typical to hear clients during the due diligence […]

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RSM McGladrey’s annual Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Survey indicated that one of the top 3 critical areas of technology needs for manufacturers and distributors is better reporting and analytics. Even companies which report their needs are being met by their current IT systems should be looking for ways to expand the use of their data. The […]

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Operating a small and medium business is hard work.  Juggling strategies and day-to-day needs seems almost impossible – especially in light of greater competition, customer expectation, and economic change. Forward-thinking businesses have recognized that technology can help them improve the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of their financial processes. By using the right financial tools in […]

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By Joel Hatin As a local Microsoft partner we are often asked to provide our clients with greater visibility into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to better meet their business needs.  More importantly we have been asked:  “How can I go beyond basic reporting and have the information I need come right to me?”  With the […]

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Innovation has to be a top priority for organizations that want to grow in the wake of the economic downturn, but do you have the right systems in place to support innovation?  Organizations that want to enable people and teams to be innovative make the right choice when they implement Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Here are […]

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After the acquisition of Great Plains in the early part of this decade, Microsoft made the move to replace Pervasive SQL, the existing database for Great Plains, with the MSDE platform.  MSDE made sense at the time and allowed Microsoft to phase out the Pervasive SQL platform in a quick and easy fashion.  For users […]

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