The technology exists, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions are proven, why aren’t companies eating it up?  Seeing businesses struggle daily with inefficient supply chains and a plethora of external processes to patch holes, gather costs and “sort of, kind of” see what’s coming in and going out can be frustrating.  Companies can sometimes grow …

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It is common to see an organization looking for an application related to the nature of its business.  This will save money and headaches because by being industry-type related, the software will help the employees and managers follow the process for the business.  However, some companies have realized that their accounting is not in compliance …

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At the beginning of a new year resolutions are the hot topic. Most of these are of a personal nature, but how about some resolutions for your business - starting with your current ERP system.  Even if it seems that every person in the company, from management to the end user, is thrilled with the business …

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Although the terms ERP system and accounting system are often used interchangeably, they are not one and the same thing.  Typically, a basic accounting application consists of what we in the industry call GLAPAR – General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable.  ERP on the other hand stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, defined by Wikipedia (an invaluable …

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The key to unlocking the powerful business intelligence capabilities of any ERP/Accounting system is understanding which of the many reporting engines is the right tool for the job.  Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is no exception.  In fact, Dynamics GP offers an exceptional number of analytical tools from which to choose.  But which ones …

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The globalization stage of growth in your business requires changes in some of the most standard operations like financials or human resource management.  As more and more companies expand internationally, differences in cultural and system issues within accounting systems have led to difficulty in producing financial statements.  International Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) implementation has  proven successful …

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One cannot help but be caught in the "crossfire" of the late night programming war between NBC, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.  As of this post, negotiations were still ongoing as the various sides try to reach agreement on how to oust Conan from the Tonight Show, only seven months after he took it over from …

Don't Get "Conan'ed" - Top Ten Tips To Ensure That Your New ERP Solution Is Not Gone After 7 Months Read More »

Microsoft Dynamics GP is built around Microsoft’s SQL Server database platform.  What does that really mean and why is it significant?     Microsoft Dynamics GP implements multiple levels of security.  First, the application itself requires a SQL Server login.  This is a user account created with the GP application with an encrypted password that can only …

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