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The Advantages of Moving from On-premise to Cloud

As companies look for innovative ways to slash IT expense, improve resiliency and remain competitive, Cloud technologies are becoming more appealing especially to the small and midsize business owner looking to better manage their cash flow and be a part of the next generation of cloud computing.  In the past, it was common for companies to purchase, deploy and maintain their software applications on-premise.  Now with Cloud technologies leading the forefront of change, organizations are interested in exploring new options and want to understand the economic advantages of on-premise vs. cloud and what moving to the cloud really means in terms of TCO (total-cost-of-ownership).  

One of the most compelling reasons for moving to the cloud is a company’s ability to convert a capital expense to operational expense.  This combined with quicker deployment times, no longer having to maintain software, hardware and infrastructure, or having the resources to internally support make Cloud technologies attractive.  

To really understand Cloud TCO, we break down the value prop so a company like yours can look beyond the obvious to the drivers that will be the most beneficial to the health of your organization.

Overcoming Obstacles to Small & Medium Business Success

 QuickBooks is amazingly diverse and easy-to-use software for a growing business, with many ways to expand the software so that it can evolve with your business. However, there will come a point when your company will outgrow QuickBooks and it is no longer the best choice for your financial management software.

You love QuickBooks. QuickBooks may have been good to you. But maybe it’s time to move up.

Your business has been using QuickBooks for years to manage customer accounts, keep track of inventory and business finances, create forms for your business use and store information on your customers, vendors and other contacts. You’ve purchased all 20 concurrent licenses, you’ve set into motion aggressive growth plans, and you’re ready to formalize the financial management of your company. Now is the time to consider why you need to move beyond QuickBooks:

Hidden Costs of Small & Medium Business Software

Are there hidden costs in business software?

Before you reach for a calculator, it’s a trick question. Even technology industry analyst and seasoned business executives have difficulty putting a hard figure on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of today’s traditional SMB application solutions.

In computing the cost of software, businesses tend to focus on the purchase price. Yet even when fully operational, software is never free. It must be supported, maintained and upgraded.

Software’s “Hidden” Costs

Beyond the purchase price, the “hidden” costs are: implementation, training, support, maintenance and all subsequent upgrades. Also included should be the cost of ‘downtime’ while the business tries to figure out how to fix the software should it fail. Together, the hidden costs of software can easily exceed the original purchase price by a factor of 100-200%!

How do SMB software cost break down? The U.S. Department of Commerce study shows that software purchase expenditures account for only approximately 30 percent of the total. The biggest hidden costs is represented by labor expenditures ranging from 37 percent for support and 33 percent related to software getting the software up and running. The numbers translate to a ratio of 1:2, software license to management/labor costs; and 1:1 license fee to implementation.

 

Getting the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

When you consider the up-front cost to design and implement the financial accounting ERP system you need and the on-going expense of maintaining and upgrading it, plus the time and money to train and support your users, SMB Suite repeatedly proves our fixed-price cloud subscription model is the easiest and most affordable option on the market today.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day: Web Client Search

Welcome to the Feature of the Day:

The new Web Client Search allows for you to search for a window or report within the GP web client.

  • Shows a list of all open windows and reports based on search criteria
  • Shows a list of all windows and reports and the navigation based on search criteria
  • Ability to close all open windows at once

 Check out ALL of the new 35+ Features below!

Link to the PDFs: OneDrive

Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day: Web Client Part 2

Welcome to the Feature of the Day

HTML Web Client

  • Support for Multi-Browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Edge)
  • Support for Multi-device (Windows, iPad, Android)
  • New Controls created for HTML client
  • UI Changes
  • Windows Search
  • Office Banner
  • Navigation, Color, Etc.

Check out all of the new 35+ enhancements to GP 2016!

Link to the PDFs for all of the new enhancements: OneDrive

Ready, Set, Grow Your Business

No Matter what type of business you own, your business depends on the people who run it. Equip them with the information and tools they need to work efficiently and watch your business thrive.

 Every growing organization reaches a tipping point where the very tool that supported their initial growth began to hinder their ability and insight. Is your entry-level accounting software holding your people and business back?

 When your business begins to diversify and grow in complexity, you need more than basic bookkeeping, inventory management, and backward looking reporting. You need efficiency and accuracy from your desk to the front desk. You need a complete business management solution.

 Evaluating new business management solutions may seem daunting. But the options and resources available for small to midsized businesses have never been better-or more affordable.

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It’s here! Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016

It’s a happy day in the Microsoft Dynamics GP world. 

 

Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 include a new HTML5 browser with multi-device support for Web Client; key additions to the All in One Doc viewers; ODATA service for Power BI, new service based architecture entities and over 35 enhancement functionality features prioritized by customers themselves.

 

Check out what’s new in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016!

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