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:
CTS Manufacturing Blog
If you are using Microsoft Dynamics NAV – or considering using it for your company – you will be excited to hear that all kinds of good upgrades are coming down the pike. Microsoft recently released a Roadmap for their 2016 product (named “Corfu”) and it offers options and abilities that are really new to the product and will help enhance the life of the manufacturing companies hoping to use NAV.
This MFG Software Selection Checklist equalizes the information that will be reviewed at each demonstration and provides a structure to the notes that should be taken during each demonstration for future referral.
As you look to narrow down a large number of potential ERP solutions to a number that you would like to review in detail, you should develop a budget. Your budget should be tied to your value proposition for acquiring new, or upgraded, software. The software has to add value to the business equivalent or greater than the check(s) that will be written for the solution, its implementation, and related technology updates whether installed in house, in the cloud, or SaaS.
Properly defining and explaining company operations for purposes of choosing an ERP system is far more subtle and complex than most companies realize. Given the high failure/disappoint rate of ERP systems, it would seem that few users have the capability to properly express meaningful manufacturing software requirements and explain in-depth what they do and how they do it.