CustomerSource is one of the primary features of the Microsoft Business Ready Service Plans and hosts valuable resources, including training, self-support resources, product information, downloads and more. With 24-hour access to timely and relevant information regarding the Dynamics solution, CustomerSource is designed to empower Customers to reduce their organizations support costs and increase productivity with …

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During the evaluation process for a new ERP system, a series of choices must be made.  Factors such as ease of use, compatibility with existing (and desired future) systems, vendor support and stability, functional fit and total cost of ownership are all significant and must be considered.  For most companies, the evaluation process should include …

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We’ve had two manufacturing companies recently replace their Peachtree software with Microsoft Dynamics™ GP in order to facilitate growth of their companies.  Both companies had requirements easily met by Microsoft Dynamics™ GP Manufacturing modules. The discrete manufacturer outsourced manufacturing to two subcontractors—one that supplied some of the components and added assembly services; the other that …

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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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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.

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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