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On an Old Legacy System? Plan For Tomorrow, Today

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 15:04 PM

Growing business resized 600Many businesses are holding onto legacy systems because they still work, to a degree.  There could be something that is holding their business to that legacy solution or a fear of spending too much money to upgrade technologies.  However, waiting too long to upgrade systems can create an even bigger and more expensive problem.

Just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s bad per se.  Legacy systems can be compared to a classic car - you can still find parts to keep it humming, you know how to make it work, and it can get you to the places you want to go.  However, a classic car doesn’t offer the efficiencies that a more current car offers.  In addition, as with a classic car, it will become increasingly expensive to maintain a legacy system, take more time to keep it working as it should, and it may not be able to keep up as your business grows and changes. 

What happens when your software provider or the IT experts that are maintaining your system disappear or simply become too expensive to keep your system in good working order?  At that moment you could be left in the dark with no access to your business data.  You are then put in a pressure situation, rushing to make decisions so that you can get back to business.  You could end up with the wrong business management solutions and spend even more time and money making corrections. 

As you make strategic plans for your business, include plans for your future business management solutions.  Start with finding a software provider that can offer guidance with choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  Discuss which ERP solution can work the way your business works today and has the flexibility to grow and change as your business grows and changes.  You can also discuss deployment options that fit your IT resources, budget, and timeframe - on-premise, Cloud, or hybrid deployment.  The main point is that you can take the time to line up your resources and make a plan.

While you plan your business future, make sure your plans include a business technology that can keep up.  Contact Perimeter Business Solutions for guidance with upgrading your technology and getting an ERP solution in place before your legacy system gives out. 

By Mark D. Kosakowski of Perimeter Business Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner out of Atlanta, Georgia

Topics: ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner in Atlanta Georgia, Microsoft Dynamics GP, enterprise resource planning, upgrading business technology, upgrading legacy systems, efficient ERP solution

Don’t Let Distractions Sidetrack Your ERP Implementation

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

shutterstock 145192165 resized 600There are many important considerations when implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  Take the process one step at a time, beginning with defining the business processes you ‘need’ to include within the solution.  Don’t be distracted by the ‘wants’ or ‘nice to haves’.  A solution that has more bells and whistles than you really need isn’t going to make your business mega-successful, it will only drain your pocketbook. 

There are a lot of ERP solutions in today’s marketplace.  The key is to find the right solution for your business needs.  You may hear favorable recommendations from other businesses in your network or you may be swayed to buy the solution that a local software provider is licensed to offer.  Those solutions may be cutting-edge but that doesn’t mean that they are destined to work for your business.  When choosing an ERP solution, you need to choose the solution that supports your business goals and works the way your people work.  The right ERP solution should make common tasks easier, as well as provide greater insight into your business operations. 

Start your selection process by defining strategic goals and the metrics that are essential for you to monitor.  You may also have specific processes that you need to include in your ERP solution.  Many of today’s comprehensive ERP solutions include management capabilities for financials, supply chain, inventory, manufacturing and distribution operations, human resources and payroll, and other core business processes.  Some solutions can also be customized or integrated with specialty add-on solutions to provide more detailed or industry-specific functionality.  Stick to the features and functions that you need and put the things you may want on a separate list. 

Focusing on the features and functions that you need to have will make it easier and more cost effective to implement an ERP solution that is aligned with your business strategies and goals.  Getting distracted by elaborate or excessive add-ons will not only be a waste of money but could also add confusion to the users.  As a result, users could enter data improperly, leading to bad data and bad business decisions.  Overly complex solutions may, over time, be abandoned by users who create easier ways to manage data.

Don’t be distracted by wasteful extras in an ERP solution that you don’t need.  Contact Perimeter Business Solutions for guidance on getting your ERP implementation started right, with a solution that is aligned with your business goals.

By Mark D. Kosakowski of Perimeter Business Solutions, Georgia Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

Topics: ERP, comprehensive, ERP implementation, Georgia Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, enterprise resource planning, integrated

Four Tips Using Microsoft Dynamics GP to Maintain Cashflow

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

Microsoft Dynamics GP has many uses, but one of the most important is helping businesses stay afloat. If a business cannot manage its cash flow, then it will ultimately fail. Here are five tips for using Microsoft Dynamics GP to maintain cash flow.

 

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Customize Your Cash Flow Reports

Microsoft Dynamics GP has many highly customizable reports. Creating cash flow reports that are specifically designed for your business will provide the most useful picture of its current situation. There are many commonalities among businesses, but the unique features of your business must be included in a cash flow report.

Put a Basic Report on the Homepage

Businesses that are using Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 should include the a basic cash flow chart on the homepage, so any employee that deals with finances can see the current state of finances at a glance. Not every employee needs to see detailed financial records, but anyone who uses a bank account should have the current balance shown on their homepage. This will remind employees that their actions with the business’ money affect its financial situation.

Reduce Bad Debt

The Collections Management Module in Microsoft Dynamics GP lets users sort, filter and list outstanding bad debts. It can also send automated emails, invoices and notices to customers. Not only does this streamline the collections process, but it also increases the number of accounts your Collections Department can pursue.

Track Inventory

Although tracking inventory is not directly related to cash flow, maintaining an accurate inventory lets your business reduce the level of inventory it carries. Whether raw materials need to be tracked by lot for manufacturing or salespeople need to know how many products are in stock, Microsoft Dynamics GP can help maintain an accurate inventory. The cash that is not tied up in excess inventory can then be used to improve your business’ cash flow.

There are many ways that Microsoft Dynamics GP will help your business’ cash flow. Some, such as creating cash flow reports, are more direct than others, like tracking inventory. Most of Microsoft Dynamics GP’s features, though, will help improve cash flow, at least indirectly.

 

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Microsoft Dynamics GP on Windows Azure

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 09:08 AM

If you use Microsoft Dynamics GP, you already know that it's easy to use and highly functional. If you're less familiar with it, this accounting and business management solution enables you to simplify your business operations. You can automate your manufacturing, financials, sales and marketing, human resources, services information, and project management.

Microsoft Dynamics GP also has more functions available to you. Among them are:

  • Collaboration - You benefit from greater productivity and are able to strengthen your relationships with customers and suppliers through its portals and e-commerce functionality.
  • Business intelligence - The analysis and reporting capabilities provide you with complete views right across your business.
  • Compliance and risk management - You can easily manage your regulatory compliance and governance requirements.
  • Supply chain management - You can manage your goods and inventory and keep your products moving through its distribution and supply chain processes, order tracking, manufacturing forecasts, expediting, and fulfillment.

Microsoft Dynamics GP enables you to use its multiple functions to suit your business' needs. You can also add more functions as your business grows.

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Many businesses are now beginning to embrace the secure cloud. With current data storage issues now addressed, your Microsoft Dynamics GP solution can now be hosted within a private and secure cloud on the Windows Azure Virtual Machine. You teams can access Dynamics GP using their desktops or mobile devices.

Deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP into Windows Azure has numerous benefits:

  • Your business can be up and running in as short as an hour.
  • You operational costs can be down by 30 to 70 percent
  • You receive a more rapid ROI.
  • You can focus your resources on the areas where you receive the most value.
  • You can rapidly boost your revenues.

You can now have the best of a business management solution with the best of the cloud.

 

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The Five Financial Management Modules You'll Love the Most in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted by Website Graphics on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 16:07 PM

Microsoft Dynamics GP has all the tools companies need to manage their finances. Here is a look at five of the most useful financial management modules included with Microsoft Dynamics GP’s most basic configuration.

 

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General Ledger

Microsoft Dynamics GP’s General Ledger is more advanced than many ERP’s general ledgers. As with any general ledger, companies can use this module to automate regular processes, manage their finances and quickly view reports. Microsoft Dynamics GP’s General Ledger, though, is extremely customizable. In-depth, customized reports only show the information you need, not what other companies might want to see.

Sales Order Processing

The Sales Order Processing (SOP) module in Microsoft Dynamics GP tracks all sales from start to finish. It lets companies focus on their most important customers, without neglecting the needs of other customers. It monitors order processing and fulfillment, invoicing and shipping. By integrating with POP (see below), SOP knows exactly what is in stock at any given moment. Using this information, SOP will decrease order fulfillment times and reduce back orders.

Purchase Order Processing

Purchase order processing (POP) consolidates all purchases into one location within Microsoft Dynamics GP. With this module, companies can track their relationships with individual vendors and file contracts they have with vendors. Orders can be automated, either by inventory level or period of time, or manually submitted as needed. POP automatically sends the appropriate information to SOP, General Ledger, Inventory Management and Project Accounting.

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Microsoft Management Reporter in Microsoft Dynamics GP is an in-depth reporting module that lets companies customize and easily disseminate financial reports. Once the reports are set up, they can be run and sent to the appropriate people automatically. This module will save many employees time developing reports, but administrative assistants, especially, will appreciate the efficiency of this system.

eBanking

This is one of the most basic modules of Microsoft Dynamics GP, yet it is also one of the most used modules. With eBanking, companies can conduct their electronic banking through the ERP software they already use for financial management. EBanking is compatible with virtually all online banks, and it conducts all transactions securely. EBanking streamlines the banking process, saving employees time and decreasing fraud.

In addition these financial modules in Microsoft Dynamics GP, there are more specific modules available for:

  • Business intelligence
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Customer relationship management (not to be confused with Microsoft Dynamics CRM)

These modules let companies customize Microsoft Dynamics GP to meet their specific needs. To learn more about how these advanced modules build on the foundational ones that every company needs, contact us for a consultation.

 

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How to Create Custom Charts and KPIs in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 13:07 PM

Charts and key performance indicators (KPIs) represent data visually, so users can quickly analyze key information and do not have to wade through numerous details. Microsoft Dynamics GP comes with standard charts and KPIs built in, which can be found under “Metrics” in the latest two editions of the software (Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010).

Creating Customized Charts and KPIs in Microsoft Dynamics GP

These standard charts are helpful resources, but they only show general information that any company might want. The real reporting power of Microsoft Dynamics GP, though, lies in its customized charts and KPIs. (This is one of the main features that set it apart from QuickBooks). With custom-built reports for any industry, users can have precisely the information they need at their fingertips. Here is how to build a custom chart or KPI in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Go to the Report Builder, which opens a new window
  • Select the type of chart or KPI you want to create
  • Click “Build”
  • Select the appropriate server
  • Click “OK” and then “OK;” this will close the two windows
  • Click “Next” in the wizard
  • Select the items of data you want by dragging them over to the design area
  • Click “Next” in the wizard
  • Select the display, i.e. bar graph, pie graph, etc.
  • Drag the items into the appropriate categories and values
  • Click “Next” in the wizard; this will bring up the chart
  • Right click on the components of the chart to customize the way it looks
  • Add filters if you like, by right clicking on the chart name
  • Save the chart

Adding a Chart or KPI to the Homepage in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, users can add customized charts to the home page. To add the chart just created, follow these steps:

  • Load the chart into a “Charts and KPIs” folder
  • Rename the chart, if necessary
  • Go to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010’s home page
  • Click “Customize” to customize the home page
  • Go to “Metrics”
  • Find the chart and add it to the list of charts on the homepage
  • Click “OK” and then “OK;” this will close the two windows
  • Refresh the home page, and the new report will appear

Creating a customized chart or KPI in Microsoft Dynamics GP is simple. After doing it once or twice, users will feel comfortable with the process and be able to create new reports quickly. By taking a few moments to add create new charts and KPIs and add them to the homepage (if using Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010), users can set up reports that will continually update them with the information they need to make decisions and take action on.

 

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Four CRM Adoption Obstacles to Avoid

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Today's companies face numerous challenges. As a C-level executive, director, or controller, you have various concerns. You want a holistic view of the business, its performance, and how to maximize your employees' production. You want to know if all of your systems and processes are working together.

Perhaps you want a solution that enables you to manage information about who your customers are and what actions were taken with them. For example, who met with them, what did they purchase, or what difficulties were they experiencing. Questions like these are specific to CRM software. However, if you're thinking about implementing a CRM package, there are four adoption obstacles that you should avoid.

To Bundle or Not to Bundle

Does your ERP package offer CRM features and functionality? It's a well-known fact that ERP solutions require a significant investment. If it's a bundled solution, does it provide you with things such as sales force automation, field service management, and other CRM tools?

Bundled packages can prove to be valuable weapons in your business' arsenal. However, there are many companies that have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and a number of years working on deployments to find they made poor choices and have to start over.

The issue behind ERP packages is that they can be missing various CRM tools. If there are missing features and functions, you might be better off in going with an out-of-the-box solution.

Customizations Can Cost You

Don't fall into the trap that some customization will have your CRM solution up and running. More often that not, it can take up to a four-step implementation done by outside consultants. The customizations and integrations can run your adoption up to ten times the product's initial cost. Try to avoid the excess costs and need for external consultants. Contact existing customers to determine the upfront costs for customization, integration, and the product price to calculate your total cost of ownership.

Don't Keep It a Secret

According to Gartner, more than 60 percent of companies have implemented CRM packages. These failed to agree upon goals for their projects prior to the installation.

Be sure to get employee buy-in and keep them in the loop for when it comes time for your CRM. It's very important to avoid any lack of communication between your IT department, management team, all of the buyer team, as well as any other end users.

Don't Bite Off Too Much

It's simple to want all the bells and whistles for your CRM package. Plan a wish list of the things that will help your businesses processes.

 

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Four Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP and eCommerce Integration

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 14:07 PM

Integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP with an eCommerce store gives businesses the ability to sell products and services at all times of the day with the reliability of a leading ERP software program. For businesses that do not yet have an online store, eCommerce offers a new source of revenue. For businesses that are not using an ERP application, implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP will improve operations. Here are four benefits of integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP with an eCommerce store.

Serve Customers 24/7

An online presence gives businesses and affordable way to serve customers at their convenience. With an eCommerce store, businesses can take orders, answer common questions (through an FAQ page) and receive customer inquiries 24/7. Without eCommerce, businesses must pay people to work around the clock, if they want to provide the same level of service at all times.

Most businesses today are already using eCommerce, but some companies in the manufacturing or healthcare industries can still benefit from implementing an online order process. Manufacturers that currently only take orders over the phone should consider setting up a basic online store, and medical clinics can set up a system where patients can make appointments online.

Happier Customers

Bi-directional integration of an eCommerce store and Microsoft Dynamics GP lets customers access their order details easily through a website. They can log into the store to look up their order history, track a package, re-order a product or print a return shipping label. All of this information is stored in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Fewer Errors

When customers place orders through an eCommerce store, the information will be automatically sent to Microsoft Dynamics GP. If orders are placed when Microsoft Dynamics GP is offline, then the eCommerce software should be able to queue the orders for when Microsoft Dynamics GP comes back online. This reduces data entry, since all the information is automatically transmitted to Microsoft Dynamics GP, resulting in fewer errors and more accurate order fulfillment.

More Efficient Employees

When an eCommerce store and Microsoft Dynamics GP are fully integrated with one another, order fulfillment becomes automatic. All employees have to do is locate the merchandise ordered, pack it and ship it. They do not need to actually take the orders, let the customers know when the orders are shipped or follow up with customers. This frees employees up to work on things that grow the business, rather than tracking down customers.

These are just some of the benefits of integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP with an eCommerce store. To learn more about how your business can benefit from integrating these or to see what is involved with integration, contact us to set up a consultation.

 

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Microsoft GP: Gaining Real-time Access to Funding and Expenditures

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

Today's organizations face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Being able to take rapid action in the current business environment means you have to be agile and confident enough to address changes that are quickly accelerating.

Delivering high quality products and services to your customers is a number one priority. However, you also have to reduce your costs wherever possible. The way you can accomplish this is to streamline your processes, eliminate any inefficiencies, increase productivity, and improve decision-making across your multiple business units. When you can do these, you can spend more time on your business-, product and service- and profit-focused activities.

 

What is the Best Way to Get Started?

Expand and implement your use of today's technology with a product such Microsoft Dynamics GP. With two versions and two accompanying a la Carte solutions, the feature-rich Microsoft Dynamics GP has the flexibility to adapt to the needs of your business. You choose what functions you need and have the option of adding more business units and functions as your business grows.

 

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In order to move your business forward, you can look to Microsoft Dynamics GP to gain real-time access to funding and expenditure across your multiple business units. Microsoft Dynamics GP provides an extensive range of tools that support your business in, but are not only limited to:

  • accounting
  • grant management
  • revenue and expense deferrals

For example, the grant management tool enables not-for-profit and pubic sector groups to automate grant management processes to track their funds more easily. This way, they can show accountability and help attract future funding.

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP Starter Pack

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Starter Pack is for customers who need core financial management and trade functionality. Even with today's economic climate, this is a good way to:

  • reduce your costs
  • improve access to customer and business data
  • increase customer satisfaction

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP Extended Pack

Another option, the Extended Pack of Microsoft Dynamics GP is ideal for growing, middle-market companies with high-functional needs who need a more adaptive solution with more functionality.

The integrated IT infrastructure provided by Microsoft Dynamics GP makes it easier for you to share customer information for business decisions and business unit coordination, as well as access financial data required to drive business decisions. This solution enables you, your management, and personnel to work together as a single team.

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP also Works to:

  • manage your sensitive accounting and payroll information with greater security and control
  • provide around the clock access to customer information from any location, on any browser, and on any device
  • increase your staff's productivity via the automation of daily tasks
  • provide reports across multiple data sources that turn large volumes of data into relevant information that can be shared across your business

Microsoft Dynamics GP business management solutions are designed to help automate your unique business processes and accelerate your organization’s success.

 

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Great Pains to Great Plains with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted by Mark Kosakowski on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

There is lots of information out there – from employee data, to vendor details, sales presentations and forecasting, financial reports, and client files. All departments in your business need access to different aspects of those details so that they can grab the information they need to perform their tasks.

 

Information Overload

But with the sheer volume of information that currently exists and is being created, how can you leverage what you need while sifting through what you don’t need. How can this information be collected, organized, analyzed, and monitored efficiently?

Currently, information comes into a business from all areas, pooled together. By applying business intelligence, you can hopefully get the information you need, and disseminate that which others need.

While this process may work at the moment, ask yourself several questions:

  • Does it work?
  • Does it work well?
  • Can I make it work better?

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP as Your Solution

An ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, can ensure that each business area, whether it be financial, sales, forecasting, human resources, or other core areas, capture the data they need much more efficiently and smoothly than can be done using standard business intelligence.

Additionally, Microsoft Dynamics GP can be coupled with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution to add other necessary components, including social media trends, e-commerce statistics, and customer data, into your decision-making factors.

Together, you can determine which clients are currently using your products or services, who isn’t, and possibly why they aren't. These details can help your business figure out how to increase your visibility and enhance client relations to increase both productivity and sales for the continued growth of your business.

 

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