If you travel in the same circles that I do, you’ve probably heard this “complaint” before: “ERP systems have become a commodity.” Another indication of that mentality is the claim that “It’s all about price.” I reject those statements, because the implication is that it’s all about the technology. Sure, technology in and of itself is a commodity. But ERP systems solve business issues.
How do I know this? Because I work with clients every day. And trust me, they didn’t purchase
The world has changed. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve encountered a company that doesn’t have accounting software. It’s as basic as having a telephone. Today, companies come to us with their business issues and they’re not focused on the technology. They want to know how Microsoft Dynamics GP will solve their business issues. The conversations are deeper, the software presentations are custom tailored to the issues each company is facing.
At the simplest level,
Some might say that in this brave new world, industry specific solutions are king. I would dispute that as well. Because as I see it, enterprises are best served by horizontal solutions that also offer strong vertical capabilities – breadth and depth. Let’s say you’re a nonprofit. Nonprofit-specific fund accounting systems are available. But you might also need a membership system, e-Commerce, and event management. If you purchase a standalone fund accounting system, how and where do you manage the other aspects of your business? I hope you see my point.
That’s what I love about Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP we solve business issues for clients in more industries than I can count on two hands. But let’s look at the top 10 (our marketing director actually tracks these metrics): manufacturing, wholesale distribution, services, software development, finance, life sciences, high tech, nonprofit, retail, and education. Then take any one of those,
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that there’s never been a better time to solve your business issues by purchasing Microsoft Dynamics GP under the promotion that Microsoft is running called Give Me Five – 5 user licenses for $3000. But only until June 22, 2012.
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By Joel Hatin, Altico Advisors,