What Makes Microsoft Dynamics GP So Special as a Great Investment for 2018?

For a small to medium business, this is a major decision and a major investment. The decision stands as a step towards the long-term investment on a growth perspective point as an accounting software that can last for a least seven to ten years. Here comes the relevance of Microsoft GP as a minimum risk investment that stood the test of 35 golden years in the market, has robust functionality; has the efficiency and capability for scale up or down with the business requirements – making it an easy fit for businesses.

 

The major one reason towards the failure of accounting software management is the change of management within the business enterprise and user adoption sentiments that beset the employees. The investment dollars into Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software system is an asset that keeps the company in a set business growth trajectory. The knock-off advantage Microsoft Dynamics GP is its familiarity to the employees in a different way. In this virtual world of internet of things (IoT) employees use Excel, Word, Office 365 etc. etc., The similar look and familiarity feel of Microsoft Ecosystem linger with the Microsoft Dynamics GP too. This is a better shot towards user adoption! Microsoft Dynamics GP works the way as the other MS products works:  flexible, role-based dashboards and users have what they need at their fingertips. Microsoft Dynamics GP comes with the essential accounting and finance tools like SmartLists, Requisitions, Budget Reporting, Batch Approval Workflow, and more. This shall increase accounting productivity with access to the right information to make quick and informed decisions.

Another great benefit of moving to Microsoft Dynamics GP is the multiple deployment options that are flexible enough to accommodate both the current and future business needs. The choice comes with the subscription or perpetual licensing; Microsoft Azure cloud, private hosting, or on-prem. When a firm decides to decision to go cloud, Microsoft Azure is one of the strongest and solidly proven cloud offerings on the market. Start with the present nature of the need and easily adapt as the business needs change or grow. Microsoft GP initial installation starts with three users that can connect financial dealings of hundreds or thousands of users across all lines of business with automation of complex business functions and end-to-end integration. Growth aspiring startups require the performance visibility and system flexibility to ‘keep’ growing and Microsoft GP can grow the business.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, SIROCo support team help in the overall aspect of Microsoft Dynamics GP from installation through training to data analytics. Our industrial and business model specific training with the accounting and finance division resource manpower helps employees to create the reports they need and the generated data including the Big data. Our Technical team shall provide support to technical as well as non-technical with the skill training required to support and manage Microsoft Dynamics GP efficiently in the business promoting growth.

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step – The Key to a Successful ERP Implementation

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step

It’s a fact that all companies have struggled when responding to the inevitable changes of the continuously demanding market, some of them have failed to adapt to such changes and therefore could not proceed and compete in the market. Being successful nowadays requires considerable efforts to be taken in order to manage the change and compete. In this essence, the importance of enterprise resources planning emerged as one of the key essentials factors of a successful business, it empowers the business to make the right decision at the right time and therefore, respond effectively and efficiently to the change of the demanding market.

Nonetheless, implementing ERP itself is perceived as a major change for businesses. Recent studies have shed a light on the high failure rate of ERP implementation all over the world. Gartner has addressed in a recent study that ” 75 % of all ERP projects fail “. Reasons for failure are various, although, it’s mostly related to how businesses manage organizational change.

Involvement and engagements are key success factors in change management, which imply involving all stakeholders, process owners and employees in the change process in order to be part of the change. In this essence, the importance of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step emerges for both; Microsoft Partners and ERP clients as a customer engagement methodology that can be deployed to minimize the failure rates and ensure a success story.

The main essence of Sure Step is that the client is part of every phase, every process, every step. Their engagement and feedback are the main driver of the project progress. Microsoft Dynamics Sure step has primary phases, in each one, deliverables need to be submitted to the process owners for simulation and testing, revision and modifications might be considered as derived from the stakeholders’ feedback, and they are the one to give the green signal for the partner to make a progress after they ensure that deliverables fulfill their business requirements.

The following are the primary phases which are covered by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology:

1- Diagnostic
2- Analysis
3- Design
4- Development
5- Deployment
6- Operation

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
In several implementations, requirements are gather initially throughout the analysis phase, then the implementation team might be away for several months configuring, deploying and customizing the system as per the original scope. Then, the client receives an almost final product which is far away from their vision. Microsoft Dynamics Sure step ensures that the client is part of every single process, they are involved throughout the project in its various phases in order to check and ensure that their requirements are being implemented as required.

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step considers all the possible project types such as; Standard, Rapid, Enterprise, Agile or Upgrade. In additions, it I designed for all Microsoft Products. It provides a detailed and comprehensive explanation of the roles involved in the project from both partner and client perspective. For instance, from a client perspective, the role includes business decision maker, project manager, subject matter expert and key users.

This methodology ensures that proper documentation and change management activities are conducted throughout the project life cycle. This includes but not limited to scope documents, GAP analysis, Project Charter, Project Plan, Financial Structure, Integration Strategy, Data Migration Strategy …etc.

Eventually, lack of certain system features would not be the reason of ERP implementation failure, but rather the practices laid out by the business in order to manage the change is considered the most critical and yet essential key of a successful project.

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Mahmood M. AlSaadi – MVP
Principal Dynamics ERP Consultant
SIROCo LLC – (844) 708-0008
McKinney TX
m.saadi@sirocollc.com
http://www.sirocotech.com
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