How Can Microsoft Dynamics GP Make Your Company Execute Better and Be More Effective? Part 2

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“The reality is that changes are coming…. They must come. You must share in bringing them.” – John Hersey

Stephen R. Covey, author of the bestselling self-help book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” recently passed away this July.   His book has sold over 20 million copies since being released and I have been me a fan of his work for years.  In my last blog post, I looked at the Habits of “Be Proactive”, “Begin with the End in Mind” and “Put First Things First”.  Today, I’m going to look at the other four habits and show how Microsoft Dynamics GP can help solidify them in your organization.

Think Win/Win – This habit has five interdependent dimensions of life which are: Character, Relationships, Agreements, Supportive Systems, and Processes.  Microsoft Dynamics GP has the business tools like Dashboards, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and Real-Time Drill Down Reports to help your managers monitor your employees service levels better to make sure you’re meeting your commitments to your customers at acceptable levels for Win/Win to exist.

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – If you’re going to understand your employees, customers, and suppliers, better empathic listening is the key.  This means that not only do you hear and understand the words but also listen with the eyes and heart as well.  Microsoft Dynamics GP can help sales, service and business management staff members communicate and collaborate better through built-in integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and built-in workflows. 

Synergize – Stephen Covey talked about the principles of creative communication where you are completely open to new possibilities in your organization because of real, authentic conversations with each other.  You get a 360 degrees view of  issues, problems, and opportunities because of these insights.  Microsoft Dynamics GP strengthens these conversations with access to real-time  business information at your fingertips.

Sharpen the Saw – Each person/employee takes ownership of their personal development and the quality of service they give to their organization. It also means improving on the four dimensions of their nature (physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional) regularly and consistently in wise and balanced ways, Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management can help with the training, health, and wellness of your employees.

In summary, Microsoft Dynamics GP can help your organization live these habits daily.  If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please contact us today at 636-237-2280 or email us at

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

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