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Some are too small, some are too big and some are just right.  Here’s a tip on how to choose a Microsoft Dynamics GP partner or VAR  - make sure you ask 2 questions about size: 1)    What size companies do you typically work with as clients? 2)    What size organization are you?  Neither question […]

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I found some great statistics in this independent Nucleus Research report on the ROI of purchasing Microsoft Dynamics GP.  This report focuses on the experience of small and medium-sized organizations (those with fewer than 1000 employees) using Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains). While the report itself is a few years old, the statistics are still […]

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There’s a common saying, “You don’t realize what you have until it’s gone.” This is certainly true for most things in life. When making big purchases you always contemplate the value of the warrantee. Take it from someone who broke not 1, not 2, but 3 TVs – the payoff is greater than the payment!  […]

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I’m not a trained financial type but I continue to hear about IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) accounting and how it will change your business. In a nutshell,  globalization forces commonality with accounting rules. It’s all about standardization. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) has been dethroned. Ten Minutes on Transitioning to IFRS . All US […]

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By Amber Bell, Microsoft Dynamics GP Training Consultant
As a trainer for Microsoft Dynamics GP software here in Connecticut, I have come across my fair share of frustrated CFOs, Controllers and other finance folks. You know, the ones who like to refer to our software as “Great Pains” instead of “Great Plains”. But almost every time I find that their frustration with GP is due to either a lack of training or poor setup and implementation by their GP Partner (consultant, reseller, VAR whatever you want to call the person they bought the software from). Keep reading to find out 2 tips to avoid this.

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When considering a partner to outsource your ERP implementation, there are some key elements that you should be aware of. The key is to choose an ERP provider with strong core values such as experience, integrity, honesty, efficiency, and most importantly communication skills. Much like hiring a contractor for your home, asking the right questions and […]

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If your business is a little slow this summer, use the time wisely.  Get ready for the recovery because it is coming, but the path is uncertain and is likely to have ups and downs instead of a predictable upward climb. Here are 5 things every business should be doing: 1) Evaluate workflow processes from […]

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I reported a few weeks ago that Sage’s CTO told his vendor channel  that "Some of our products have fallen behind the technology curve and need increased R&D investment." I wanted to compare this to Microsoft. My research shows that Microsoft spent over $8 Billion on R&D in its fiscal year 2009 across all products! […]

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While there are many articles written on HOW to find a local Microsoft Dynamics GP partner with the best qualifications to support your Microsoft Dynamics GP system, there still remains an outstanding question of “WHY do I need a partner to support my ERP system?” While working with our own GP customers for over a […]

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Although my grandmother needs a new computer now she is waiting to buy it until the release of the new Windows 7. Why? She doesn't know, someone just told her it was “better”. Trouble is, she needs a new system NOW. This is the same with Microsoft Dynamics GP. You could wait for the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP “11” but what will that cost you now? Probably quite a bit of inefficiency and frustrated users, limping along on a system like Peachtree of Quickbooks that you have likely already outgrown, or is threatening to give out any day. The better idea is to implement Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 now. And when GP “11” is released you will receive it for free since you will be active on your maintenance plan which is required for the first year. But for those of you who are the type to stand in line because you must have the very latest and greatest, here is the timeline.

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