Archives for July 2014

MS Dynamics SL for Project Based Businesses

Project-based businesses have special requirements when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP).  Creative agencies, construction firms, professional practices and government contractors often need to provide status updates, cost tracking reports and other billing details to comply with regulations within their respective industries.  Accountnet has helped dozens of these types of organizations streamline their business processes using Microsoft Dynamics SL.

For companies whose success is based on their ability to control costs and manage resource utilization, Microsoft Dynamics SL is the best mid-market solution. The leading accounting software for project-based companies, Dynamics SL gives you access to powerful management capabilities designed to meet the unique needs of your project-driven organization.  Having greater control and insight into your organization can help you increase your profit margins by identifying new sales opportunities and cutting costs, and our clients find they can better optimize employee utilization, control project expenses, and automate key business processes more easily.

Forward thinking businesses also want more than simply an accounting system that complies with industry or government regulations. They want their system to improve project management and decision-making capabilities. MS Dynamics provides them with immediate access to financial and accounting information across the entire organization, allowing them to effectively allocate internal resources and increase billable hours by reducing the burden to employees of compliance-related tasks.

Outside factors, such as economic changes, can also have a delayed but profound impact on project-based companies. Having better insight into your processes can make your organization better equipped to identify and respond to such changes so you can gain and keep your competitive advantage.

Microsoft Dynamics is specifically designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Excel) and the user experience is similar. Because Dynamics SL is fully integrated with other Microsoft business applications, our small to medium business clients can come up to speed with the system quickly and get the most out of your investment.

If you need assistance with selecting and implementing a project-based financial ERP system, please contact the experts at Accountnet. We are happy to provide you with for a free phone consultation and needs assessment.

Choose Wisely Now; Avoid Pitfalls in the Future

If you find your small to mid-sized company’s needs have outgrown its entry-level accounting software, a new enterprise resource planning or ERP system can help you map out a future for your company that is focused on growth. If you don’t choose carefully, you could get locked into a product that will cost time and money as it ages and distract you from managing and growing your business. With an agile solution, like Microsoft Dynamics GP from Accountnet, you can adapt quickly and cost-effectively as your business needs change and new technologies emerge.

Make sure that the vendors you’re talking to have a long-term vision for the products they recommend. Ask them to explain how they might roll out new releases. Look for vendors and products with a history of consistent product releases and technology advancements, like Microsoft.  Ask to see a technology roadmap and don’t be afraid to challenge them on how they will implement it for their clients.

microsoftdynamicslogoMicrosoft invests billions of dollars each year on R&D to drive advancements in cloud and mobile computing and is continually improving the interoperability of its accounting and ERP systems with customer relationship management (CRM) and MS Office applications, so selecting the right product can have a positive impact on your employees’ productivity and reduce operating costs almost immediately.  As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Accountnet has been at the forefront of introducing new technologies to our clients — like ERP solutions that offer you flexibility and choice.  Another advantage of going with a Microsoft Value Added Reseller (VAR) like Accountnet is that you can count on us to help with version choices as they are released.

As Microsoft customers, Accountnet clients enjoy visibility into product lifecycles and roadmaps, and have access to Statements of Direction that describe how products will evolve twelve to eighteen months in advance of the next version releases. Having this information allows you to undertake your own IT planning with greater confidence, giving you more control of your technology plan and helping you to budget accordingly.

Contact us to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics accounting software solutions.