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“It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Deciding whether to upgrade or replace your current Accounting/ERP Software solution can be a difficult decision.  In most cases, “cost” is a major concern.  Microsoft Dynamics GP Software licenses are an important component in your investment, but licensing is only one portion of the cost of a system.

Other factors to look at are the costs of deployment, data conversion, implementation, third party software, training and ongoing support

Some of the questions you might ask your potential vendor might be:

  • What is your implementation methodology?  How can you assure me that all costs are being considered and included?
  • What Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are included as part of the overall solution?  What are the initial and ongoing costs associated with these vendors?
  • What options to I have regarding data conversion – how much historical data should be converted?  Can my team convert the data or will the vendor team?
  • What costs may be associated with reporting?
  • What costs are associated with training?
  • Can you tell me more about your ongoing support and maintenance plans?

These are just a few questions that must be addressed.  For more guidance on questions to ask before buying ERP/Accounting Software,  check out this white paper “30 Questions Every CFO Must Ask About the Cost of Accounting Software”.

For a high level estimate of your investment in Microsoft Dynamics GP, please use our “FREE” Microsoft Dynamics GP Quick Quote Tool.  It will give you a great starting point for assessing your potential investment in a project like this.

 

By Michael Ramatowski, at Turnkey Technologies, Inc. – Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky Microsoft Gold Certified Dynamics GP and CRM Partner

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“Cloud tipping point at hand”- says Google CIO Ben Fried

The fast pace of technology changes over the last few years has challenged CIOs and CFOs to keep up.  Government regulations, global economic turmoil, and technology-savvy employees are creating demands on your business, and your ERP Software System is at the center of it all.

In the past, many organizations wouldn’t have dreamed of putting their critical business systems outside their walls. But with the advancement of technology it makes a lot of sense to reconsider.  Here are three reasons to look at a cloud hosted solution for your ERP System:

  1. Regulatory Compliance – It can be very expensive keeping SAS 70 Type II and SOX compliance for your organization.  By choosing a SOX compliant ERP hosting provider, you can leverage all their policies to assure your own SOX compliance.
  2. Disaster Recovery – ERP hosting providers have more redundant systems, up- to- date software and hardware, highly trained staff, and multiple locations to protect your data and ensure its availability.  You can leverage their investment for faster turnaround times and peace of mind.
  3. Employee Consumerization of IT – Smartphones, iPhones, iPads are the mainstay with knowledgeable workers in the workforce. They are more mobile and want the same access to their business systems – no matter the place, time or device – as they have with their iTunes or Facebook.

These are just a few reasons for putting your ERP Software System in the cloud today.  If your ERP Software can’t move to the cloud, look to Microsoft Dynamics GP as a solution.

For a high level estimate of your investment in Microsoft Dynamics GP, please use our “FREE” Microsoft Dynamics GP Quick Quote Tool.  It will give you a great starting point for assessing your potential investment in a project like this.

By Michael Ramatowski, at Turnkey Technologies, Inc. – Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky Microsoft Gold Certified Dynamics GP and CRM Partner