Archives for September 2014

What’s the Value of a Microsoft Value Added Reseller (VAR)?

Many small to medium sized companies already use Microsoft Office products for their day to day business operations (Word, Excel, Outlook) and most of them purchased Microsoft products directly from Microsoft or from a retailer. But when it’s time to consider a Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, customers purchase from a world-class network of partners, known as Value Added Resellers or VARS.

Microsoft Value Added ResellerSo what’s the value of purchasing Microsoft Dynamics through a VAR?  The first obvious advantage is the experience they have with the product.  Microsoft has strict standards for its Gold Certified Partners, and Accountnet’s pool of IT experts have the knowledge and expertise with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics SL that you probably won’t find in your own IT department.

Clients benefit from value-adds in all areas of planning, deployment, integration, customization and training required for to get a company up and running with ERP. Accountnet works with clients assessing potential solutions and coming up with a shortlist of components for testing. We can help you conduct gap analyses and guide you through the necessary planning for any business process reengineering that might need to be completed prior to designing the system.

Additionally, VARs may provide ongoing maintenance and support plans and even financing, which can help ease the burden of making a financial investment in a new system.

The costs of rolling out an ERP solution are based on several factors, including the capabilities you choose to deploy and the number and roles of the people who will use the system. VARs like Accountnet understand the various licensing options and can help you determine the best and most cost-effective implementation for your business, and provide you with the service and training you may require on a continuing basis.

Contact us at Accountnet for a free ERP assessment to help plan you plan any ERP deployment for 2015. Assessments are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Business Reporting on the Go

Every day we hear from consulting firms that are seeking better access to their business’s operational and financial information. “Better enablement with visibility” is the number one need identified by our clients when it comes to how they get and use their business data. Visibility means getting the right information into the hands of the right people at the right time. The right people are those who know what to do next. The right time is wherever and whenever they need it. That’s the process of enablement.

accnetIn today’s world, it’s all about flexibility and mobility when it comes to managing and analyzing your company data.  We’ve all been in transit – at a conference, working remotely from a hotel room, or just running around meeting with clients – and many of us need to check on our company’s financials with real-time analysis.  Relying on traditional on-premises systems requires that you be physically in the office or use clunky remote software like Citrix. While that worked well enough in the past, it’s not a true solution for modern global organizations.

Accountnet has been assisting our customers implement and deploy Business Intelligence (BI) solutions that enable them to access reports on the go.  We understand the demand for mobility and offer best-of-breed BI tools that can be used with Microsoft Dynamics for reporting, budgeting, dashboards, and data warehousing.  The best BI products combine Excel familiarity with web and mobile capabilities, ensuring the seamless back-and-forth flexibility you need on the road. We also train our clients to use the software themselves to create their own custom reports, empowering both technical and nontechnical people to analyze the information they need wherever they are, in whatever application they choose to use.

Ask us about Management Reporter and BizNet for Microsoft Dynamics.  We can give your managers and employees a way to review reports whenever needed, and share or broadcast them to others. Get more out of your financial reporting today. Receive our first-come, first-served Accounting Technical Review (ATR) for a limited time.