D365 F&O On-Premise

When it comes to deploying the D365 On-Premise product, there is a lot of confusion. In many ways, it is very similar to the cloud version. The on-premise is still deployed thru the LCS where you create the project and go through your pre-implementation questioners. The major difference is that your SQL server, your AOS, and MR all reside on […]

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Too big for the box

Have You Outgrown Microsoft Dynamics GP?

There are many reasons why you may be outgrowing your Microsoft Dynamics GP software. However, primarily it falls into either a functional or a technological issue. Understanding those issues in the context of what the Dynamics GP solution is intended to deliver can help you decide if it’s time to “get fitted” for a more robust solution. As a product, […]

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Right Fit

QuickBooks to Microsoft D365 for Enterprise

The typical life-cycle of a business sees it implement three ERP systems: QuickBooks, an “upgrade” to QuickBooks, and finally a “real” system. This is at least one, if not two, systems too many! The standard rationale for following the traditional ERP system trajectory is cost. However, I see that as shortsighted and self-defeating for an individual company, as well as […]

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Questions

Q & A: D365 Operations and Finance for Enterprise

If you’ve been following the Microsoft Dynamics AX evolution, like many others, you might be confused about D365. First, the cloud-only offering, then the on-premis offering that was AX2012 R3 CU8 and now finally D365 On-Premise. This also had the partners confused, which was evident by the relatively few deals that were singed and the low quality of these early […]

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Lipstick on a Pig

ERP Marketing BS—Acumatica Poppycock

“Modern” Manufacturing ERP Software In a recent marketing blog from Acumatica that included access to a “free” video (insert eyeroll) the major takeaway was, “Having modern manufacturing ERP software wrapped up in a single system is quickly becoming a necessity for the manufacturing industry to compete in our technology-driven marketplace.”  Finally! Someone came out with manufacturing software wrapped in a […]

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Latest NetSuite Marketing BS

Back in the day NetSuite absolutely killed Great Plains dealers with their “hairball” sales pitch and an assortment of outright lies. The latest fairy tale they’re selling is “Run Your Business from a Dashboard on Your Phone.” Recently, I was driving in my car, listening to my favorite Sirius Radio station (yes, I have that kind of swagger) when I […]

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Uh Oh

The “Uh-Oh” Factor of Failed and Challenged ERP Projects

Research casts new light on how project teams work and how that behavior can shed light on challenged or failed ERP projects. It has long been my assertion that all ERP projects fail. If we reasonably define a successful ERP implementation as meeting the following three reasonable criteria regarding: Time – successfully meet a reasonably scheduled “Go-Live” date. Budget – […]

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Black Hole

The 20/80 Rule for Manufacturing ERP Software Implementations

Implementing ERP software is hard. Implementing manufacturing ERP software is even harder. It does not have to be. Consider our tried and true approach. There is a lot of great ERP software available for mid-sized manufacturing companies that is packed full of features and capabilities. It has been like that for the majority of my more than thirty year career […]

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The Case for Highly Structured, Rapid ERP Implementation Plans

Reduce the risk of the inevitable, a challenged or failed ERP implementation by eliminating paralysis by analysis. The seeds for a failed ERP implementation are normally sown in the sales process with ridiculously antiquated processes like the request for proposal (RFP) and the structured product demo, which is usually a complete comedy of errors. The road to nowhere really picks […]

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AI to Human

How Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impact ERP Software?

Don’t hold your breath. You’ve probably noticed that claims of AI-powered software solutions are starting to pop up more frequently, including in the context of ERP. To be clear, regardless of what breathless marketers and science fiction fans love to dream about, there is currently no such thing as artificial intelligence in its truest form, and technology advances that improve […]

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