By Scott Driggs, Custom Information Services 2009 is coming to a close and it is that time again: yes budget season. First off, if you are reading this article, congratulations! You have almost survived 2009 which has been a very difficult year for many companies. Also, the fact that you are reading this article tells …

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Here are some down to earth “what you should watch for” implementation comments from one of our consultants with 15 year’s experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects.  Evaluation: Be sure to use due diligence when evaluating the solution you choose. Your evaluation needs to include speaking with your end users of your current financial …

3 Reasons New Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Implementations Fail Read More »

As we approach the 2010 International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transitional year in Canada, a number of our clients are asking what the approach will be to accommodate IFRS financial statements with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft FRx.  Today, there are two solutions to deliver IFRS compliant reporting.  The first is to set copy the …

New IFRS Compliant Reporting Features in Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 11 Will Make Your Job Easier Read More »

It is a buyer’s market for ERP and CRM software applications, and now is the time to get a year-end deal, especially if you’ve been considering a new purchase of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and accompanying Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Microsoft platform solutions. At the TM Group, a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, Microsoft NAV and Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner in Michigan, this is welcome news for our prospective clients

Attention all Inventory Managers!  Microsoft Dynamics GP has made it easier than ever to determine your current inventory balance with the Historical Inventory Trial Balance (HITB) module.  Reconcile, create clearing transactions and run validation reports all within the historical inventory trial balance module. Now, the HITB report can be used to reconcile General Ledger (GL) …

Historical Inventory Trial Balance – Obtain a TRUE Inventory Balance in Dynamics GP Read More »

There are many reasons that you are looking for a new system to run your business. Whether your company has grown or the business processes have changed, or the system you currently use is old and no longer a fit, you want to make sure the right system is chosen. My next blog will discuss …

Justifying Your Investment in Dynamics GP (Great Plains) – Cost vs. Return On Investment (ROI) Read More »

As we discussed in Part I of this entry, end user training is critical to your GP Implementation’s success.  But in the face of ever-growing training options, how do you choose the right one?  Below are some ways you can learn how to use Dynamics GP and my thoughts on their relative pros and cons: …

Dynamics GP Training–Why it really is THAT important–Part II (How to Learn to Use Microsoft Dynamics GP) Read More »

Written by Jim Hickey, Vice President, Altico Advisors Much focus is placed on implementation methodologies to ensure project success. Solid planning and execution are clearly critical factors but what is equally important to success, yet does not garner the same level of attention, is your corporate climate.  Here at Altico Advisors, long experience has proven …

Top 4 Common Characteristics of Successful ERP Software Implementations Read More »

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 …

6 Ways to Get the Most Benefits out of Your Due Diligence Process When Choosing New ERP Software Read More »

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.