August 2, 2017 - By Debbie Breuls
Having 32 years’ experience in the software industry, we get a lot of calls from prospects asking about “ERP” (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions. Because we offer different choices, the calls can be very informative for both parties.
Before the internet was so popular, people would make a call, set a meeting and discuss their needs at length. Today, it’s very different, users do their own research and then make the call, but the challenge with this is that, we find, too often, many researchers have self-assessed or pre-determined information and sometimes wrongly.
Let’s discuss one common conversation that we get. The prospect will call about an ERP solution and although they would agree Microsoft Dynamics AX has a full end to end package, they also “think” its also very expensive – that only Fortune 500 companies can use it or afford it. Wrong information! You would be very surprised by the actual software pricing, especially when you are looking for a solution that can literally handle any industry – especially manufacturing (both process and discrete).
Who else offers these modules out of the box – under one roof – role based by named user or a device user:
- Warehouse Management
- Transportation Management
- Service Management
- Travel & Expense
- Trade Allowance Management
- Human Resources
- Organization Administration
- Master Planning
- Production Control
- Inventory Management
- Compliance & Internal Controls
- Procurement & Sourcing
- Product Information Management
- Project Management & Accounting
- Cost Accounting
- Sales & Marketing
- Call Centre
- Fixed Assets
- Data Import/Export Framework
- System Administration
- Integration directly to other Microsoft Office Products
It obviously includes the normal accounting modules (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting, Cash & Bank).
That’s right – so we agree it is a complex product, but as we said, it also fits any industry without having to add on third party products for basic functionality. So don’t judge a book by the cover. Call us and we’ll help you understand what is real (1-888-337-8746).