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.