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Why I Don’t Trust Expensive ERP Discovery Studies

I hate it when companies are over-sold by a salesperson. In my experience, one of the most guaranteed ways to buy more than you need is to pay for an expensive discovery report before you buy Dynamics GP. I just met with a distribution company using Microsoft Dynamics GP. They had paid $12,000 to a large Dynamics GP partner for a “business analysis”.  I saw a copy of the report. I was not impressed.  Now, almost 2 years later this company is way over budget and they are still not where they should be at this point.

By |2016-09-08T19:11:37+00:00September 8th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Upgrade Resources, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Why I Don’t Trust Expensive ERP Discovery Studies

7 Qualities of a Great Dynamics GP Consultant – Do You Have What it Takes?

Almost every company has some kind of automated accounting software today. But modern accounting is not about just getting the numbers to balance. It is about using the numbers to make better decisions and transform the organization. The right technology helps companies view, analyze and share information in ways they never thought possible. This can make a dramatic impact on the success of a business and you can be part of that success. It is a job with meaning.

By |2016-03-28T12:54:24+00:00March 28th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?|Comments Off on 7 Qualities of a Great Dynamics GP Consultant – Do You Have What it Takes?

77 Great Tips for Dynamics GP Users

Some are old, some are new, but I bet every Dynamics GP user can find something useful. You can see all our tips sorted by category at www.calszone.com/tips. While you are there sign up to receive our e-newsletter, or automatic email alerts from our blog, so that you will never miss a new Dynamics GP tip.

By |2016-03-15T13:37:33+00:00March 15th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Tips, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?|Comments Off on 77 Great Tips for Dynamics GP Users

How Much Training Do I Need When I Do a Dynamics GP Upgrade?

Why do they have to change everything? That is always my first question when I do a software upgrade. I remember spending an hour looking for the Print button when Office 2010. And the frustration I felt after realizing that the “Advanced Find” button in Dynamics CRM was now that tiny wheel icon in the corner.

By |2016-02-16T15:39:34+00:00February 16th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP 2013 R2, Dynamics GP 2015 R2, Dynamics GP Upgrade Resources, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?|Comments Off on How Much Training Do I Need When I Do a Dynamics GP Upgrade?

Can I Still Buy Great Plains Accounting Software?

The software has certainly improved over the years, but the core features users loved about Great Plains software are still the same. Dynamics GP is still a stable, core financial system that just works.

By |2015-11-13T17:00:34+00:00November 13th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Can I Still Buy Great Plains Accounting Software?

Microsoft Dynamics GP Pricing Guidelines for Distribution Companies

The price of Microsoft Dynamics GP financial accounting software systems for distributors can vary widely. You may need simple inventory tracking all the way up to a full warehouse management system (WMS). In order to start the conversation, and make sure we are all in the same ballpark, here are some guidelines.

By |2015-11-06T13:02:44+00:00November 6th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics GP Pricing Guidelines for Distribution Companies

Who Provides Microsoft Dynamics GP Support for Distribution Companies?

Many distribution companies own a Microsoft Dynamics GP solution. Perhaps you even purchased it back in the old “Great Plains” days. Your business may have started out simple, and Dynamics GP (Great Plains) was just your core financial system. Over the years maybe you added on other disparate systems for inventory management and product configuration.

By |2015-11-04T12:32:04+00:00November 4th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Who Provides Microsoft Dynamics GP Support for Distribution Companies?

George’s Four Favorite Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015

Dynamics GP 2015 has been out for almost 6 months now, and summer is a great time to plan your upgrade. Here are a few features that I am the most excited about in Dynamics GP 2015.

By |2015-05-08T12:24:02+00:00May 8th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP 2015, Dynamics GP New Features, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on George’s Four Favorite Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015

12 Questions To Determine the Cost of Your Dynamics GP Upgrade

Even if you are still evaluating Dynamics GP for a future purchase it is a good idea to budget the cost of upgrades and know what type of information you need to track.

By |2015-02-03T15:26:31+00:00February 3rd, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP 2015, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Dynamics GP Upgrade Resources, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?|Comments Off on 12 Questions To Determine the Cost of Your Dynamics GP Upgrade