Cutting Expenses, Cutting Overhead and Cutting Checks; Centralized Accounts Payable

With the advent of superb accounting software such as Dynamics GP, Controllers and CFOs have become more technically savvy. They have learned that software can be configured to perform many functions to save time and money. One of the ways to save time and money is to centralize accounts payable functions when feasible. Centralized accounts payable is a great way to reduce the resources needed to perform a necessary business function. Here are a couple of scenarios when centralized accounts payable would be a good fit.

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How to Insure That Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Implementation Will Cost More Than You Planned (or How to Blow your ERP Budget in 6 Easy Steps): PART I

You’ve heard the horror stories… ERP implementations gone wild! You end up spending two to three times what you had budgeted. Well it doesn’t have to happen and it really shouldn’t.

The good news is that Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to make the implementation as easy as possible. And Microsoft has gone further to help assure successful and on-budget implementations through its Best Practices documentation called Sure Step. But there are still some “gotchas” that you need to watch for.

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Have You Heard About SaaS? Is It Right For You?

Let’s start off with a little quiz. SaaS is: A) a discount airline offering direct flights to Finland, B) a turbo charged automobile well suited for the German Autobahn, C) Software as a Service, D) not as good as the hype would have you believe. If you answered “C”, you get points for accuracy. If you answered “D”, you have passed the quiz with honors! (Don’t feel bad if you answered A or B)

Simply put, Software as a Service (SaaS) is a delivery method for software in which the applications are hosted by a third party, rather than reside on your servers. To access the software, you pay monthly subscriptions fees based on the number of users. At first glance, this model seems very attractive - no upfront software costs, fast implementation, no new hardware to purchase and maintain. But there are many critical factors to take into account if you are considering SaaS solution.

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