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Considering a New ERP Implementation? Learn 4 ERP System Basics

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ERP Implementation: 4 ERP Basics Before Starting Your Project

As ERP implementation specialist and ERP consultants, we help clients who deal with business challenges to help them with tools to grow. One of the top business challenges our clients face is the decision to replace their current ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software systems and decide on a new ERP system to replace their outdated system. Choosing a new ERP systems and vendor is a difficult decision. Every organization has unique needs and requirements, so ERP will never be a “one size fits all” solution. At Accountnet, we help our clients with this difficult decision by conducting a thorough needs assessment and assist with the ERP software selection process to determine which solution will work best for your business.

Your ERP Implementation Team: 4 Tips for Success

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4 Tips for a Successful ERP Implementation - Get a Team Together

When it comes to the successful implementation of your new ERP software - the importance of having an ERP implementation team can't be overstated. Businesses need to have a dedicated group of employees to guide the process and provide the necessary information to an ERP partner to make an implementation as effective and seamless as possible. Without an implementation team, it's difficult to reach the level of mutual understanding needed to craft an ERP platform that provides a high return on investment and meets the unique needs of a given company.

Supplier Enablement Doesn't Have to be a Tragedy

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Photo appears courtesy of Don O'Brien.  Supplier enablement is one of those phrases that typically has the small business owner shaking in his boots.  It normally goes like get an email from your customer that you will be contacted soon by an EDI provider who will "help" you become EDI compliant.  Once you speak to the EDI provider, you find out that you have to use this provider or you will have to pay them, the EDI provider that is, not the customer, a hefty testing fee.  WHAT?

ERP Implementation: Managing Expectations with Your New ERP System

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ERP Implementation: Set Expectations with Change Management

Any ERP implementation brings about culture changes and alterations to daily duties.  These are just two of the major concerns that can become problems if not adequately addressed during an ERP implementation. Both business leaders and the members of an ERP implementation team need to be aware of the impact that these two concepts can have, especially when they're not proactively brought up to employees early on in the process. Because there's so much technical work that has to go into ERP planning - from creating thorough documentation to developing a long-term strategy with an ERP partner - these softer aspects of preparation are sometimes overlooked.

5 Accounts Receivable Management Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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Accounts Receivable Management: 5 Ways to Increase Cash Flow

In any business, cash flow relies on effective accounts receivable management, otherwise known as the businesses ability to collect cash from customers when it is due. CEOs, CFOs, controllers and credit managers are always interested in learning more about increasing cash flow, but effective accounts receivable is a lot more than making collection calls. Businesses must proactively identify their strengths and weaknesses and utilize the tools available to help them grow with effective accounts receivable management

Avoid 4 Common CRM Implementation Mistakes

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4 CRM Implementation Mistakes to Avoid

As CRM consultants we wanted to share common CRM implementation mistakes when purchasing a new CRM system. Customer relationship management or CRM software is very similar to many other types of business software, such as enterprise resource planning platforms, in the sense that it brings major business benefits when used properly. The effective management of such systems needs to be emphasized, as the most cutting-edge software won't provide many benefits unless it's implemented and used correctly.

NetSuite Implementation Best Practices: Why Use a VAR (Part 3)

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NetSuite Implementation in 4 Important Ways VARs Take Out the Risk

As a certified NetSuite consultant and VAR (value-added-reseller), we help our customers take the risk out of their NetSuite implementation project. Many businesses are moving to the cloud to take advantage of cost savings. If you’ve already discovered that NetSuite is a good fit gor your business, don’t cheap out on the implementation and support options that you get with local NetSuite consultants and VARs. While the software you choose is an important piece, your ERP implementation success is not just about the software. The right NetSuite VAR to help you during the implementation and transition can be an even larger factor in your success. Welcome to the final installment in our “Implementation with a NetSuite VAR” series. In the final part of this blog series, we’ll explore how a VAR such as a NetSuite VAR supports the cloud software customer on a continuous basis.

Considering an ERP Upgrade? 3 Big Data Headaches to Avoid

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ERP Upgrade: Now What Do You Do with Your Old Big Data?

So you need an ERP upgrade and now you are presented with the question – what do we do with all that historical data? You might also need to decide whether or not you should invest in an ERP upgrade or purchase a new ERP system A.K.A. ERP migration. If you have ever gone through an ERP implementation before, you already know that’s it’s important to undergo a thorough needs analysis before you decide what kind of change you need. You’ve spent weeks discussing your processes, forms, & personnel with a number of ERP software resellers. You may have already sat through several dog & pony shows (also known as demos) and checked off your requirements. 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015: What is the Starter and Extended Pack?

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015: Starter Pack and Extended Pack

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is now available and as Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultants we get a lot of questions about what’s the difference between the Starter Pack and the Extended Pack available with the 2015 release. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to continuous development  with many new enhancements designed to help your small to medium sized business streamline day-to-day operations. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 you’ll get more from your ERP system investment with each release.  Customers choose NAV because it’s quick to implement, easy to use and powerful functionally Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is designed to help your company reach its goals.

Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90) Reviews: U.S. Manufacturing Getting Stronger?

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Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90) Consultant Reviews Sage Survey about U.S. Manufacturers

There has been a lot of uncertainty in the U.S. economy over the past decade, especially in the manufacturing industry. Everyone has heard about the outsourcing of the US manufacturing market and how U.S. jobs are lost due to manufacturers looking to find cheaper sources of labor and ways to increase profits. However, the current news stories suggest the contrary. In fact, the manufacturing sector has been a source of strength for the U.S. economy.

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