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Five Tips from Healthcare Clients Using Microsoft Dynamics GP

With the healthcare industry undergoing so many changes, many of our healthcare clients have found themselves under pressure to ensure their internal IT systems are capable of keeping pace. Some smaller providers had previously invested in an accounting “add-on” to their healthcare management software package, and some had “home grown” solutions cobbled together by practice managers and front-office staff. In all cases, our clients felt the need to make a switch to Microsoft Dynamics GP.

MS Dynamics for HealthcareIn talking to these clients about their decision-making process, we identified a number of things that might be helpful to others thinking about upgrading their business management and financial accounting systems. Here are ten tips from our health care clients about the software selection and implementation process.

Avoid locked-in, proprietary systems: It’s important to choose a system that works well with other systems as the need to share data, both internally and with peer providers, will become more critical to business success in the coming years.

Keep it simple: Whatever system you select must be simple. Small healthcare practices rarely have in-house IT resources to help coach office staff, so a familiar, easy-to-use interface is crucial.

Make sure your system will accommodate growth:  If you focus only on addressing current challenges you may overcome an existing problem, but you may not gain the process improvements necessary to stay competitive.

Start with the users: The best way to ensure that your investment in a new system will succeed is to get buy-in from the people who actually have to use it to accomplish their daily tasks. Allow junior staff a voice in the decision-making process, not just senior management.

Keep your priorities straight: Many vendors like to show off sophisticated, costly features when you may simply need a system that helps you meet your needs. Talk to us at AccountNet about Microsoft Dynamics GP and learn how it can help you lower operating costs, improve your business decision-making process, streamline payroll functions and enable compliance with regulations. We have helped hundreds of health care providers get their business management in order so that they can get back to their core business: giving patients the best quality care!

Five Reasons to Look Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 for Your Growing Business

Known in a previous incarnation as Microsoft Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics GO 2013 is a cost-effective ERP solution designed to meet the needs of your growing company. MS Dynamics GP integrates all of your business functions (supply chain, accounting/finance and more) into one, easy-to-use software package that is the best in its class and truly affordable.

Here are five reasons why you might want to take a look at Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:

  1. Familiar Look and Feel.  Everyone hates having to learn new systems, but MS Dynamics GP 2013 looks and works exactly like the other Microsoft products (Outlook, Word and Excel) your employees use every day.
  2. Enhanced Functionality with Free Modules. The Dynamics GP 2013 Starter Pack includes many modules that you used to have to purchase separately.  With the rollout of MS Dynamics GP 2013, each user now has access to all of the modules included in the Starter Pack.
  3. Flexibility of Implementation and Room for Growth. MS Dynamics GP 2013’s out-of-the-box functionality can get up and running quickly and can be deployed on your own servers, in the cloud, or in some combination.  And if your requirements change down the road (as they will, when your company is growing) additional modules are available to serve a wide variety of business needs.
  4. Leveraging Data for Better Business Insights.  MS Dynamics GP enables you to integrate and automate your financial and operational processes, and makes it easier for your employees, vendors and customers to share information and insights with one another.  This allows you to glean insights that can help streamline productivity and save money.
  5. Web Access. Dynamics GP’s web client provides you employees with easy access to the data they need no matter where they are, via PC or mobile device.

For an overview of some of the features in Dynamics GP 2013, check out this demo:

And call us if you want to know more about how Accountnet can help your business get started with Dynamics ERP!