The bottom line is that manufacturing software is only as good as the people using it. And the people using it are only as good as their motivation and commitment to making it work. Make sure your critical staff is critically involved in the decision process.
CTS Manufacturing Blog
I have recently run into a few situations where prospective buyers of new software, either distributors or manufacturers, are looking at both Netsuite and QuickBooks Enterprise (QBE) as potential ERP solutions for their company. This does not make sense in most cases. These products are really not competitors except in instances that might involve straightforward financial accounting along with basic inventory and / or light manufacturing. .
ERP Requirements Definition is not simply a description of the functions of the software required in order to screen vendors. It is a detailed description of the needs incorporated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). If you think this is a just a formality, then get a boiler plate RFP and start sending it out. In doing so, you will attract every software vendor in your market space who will claim to fit your needs with their proposed solution.
Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions are quality products for their intended markets. Since they are all sold and supported by resellers, buyers must carefully evaluate both the product for suitability to their operating environment as well as the Microsoft reseller who will be installing it and supporting them.
It is important to remind users that the right profile for a Microsoft Dynamics GP user is not always defined by a smaller budget. There are many other qualifiers that might make Microsoft Dynamics GP the right choice for your ERP, even if you are a larger company. You can learn more about this from the Microsoft Dynamics GP review within the CTS manufacturing download. Here are some of the features that Microsoft Dynamics GP expects to be offering users for 2016: