Category: Microsoft Dynamics GP

CRA & Cloud Computing in Canada

Yesterday I attended a presentation that included the statement that the Canada Revenue Agency does not allow charities to use cloud computing.  The reference given was the CRA’s Information Circular IC78-10R5, “Books and Records Retention/Destruction”.  (Also mentioned was RC4409 which

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Microsoft Dynamics GP vs NAV vs AX

Microsoft has three flavours of its Dynamics Accounting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software:  GP – Great Plains, NAV – Navision and AX – Axapta.  A question that comes up regularly is which version of Dynamics to implement.   It’s a difficult

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How Do You FEEL About Your System?

Does your staff hate your system?

“I hate this system!” I had been just making conversation (in an accounting kind of way). The person behind the counter was entering my order and I happened to recognize the system she was using. Well, I got an earful

Swimming With Sharks 1

As a small manufacturer, look getting your first order from a giant company like Walmart or Sears can be a dream come true.  But that dream can turn into a nightmare if you don’t have the right systems in place.

Putting the Customer First – Really!

You, the software vendor, are making your pitch.  It breaks down into three sections: Microsoft has amazing software, You are an amazing Microsoft representative, and Here’s how you would address my needs. It’s very logical, isn’t it?  The problem is

Is Your A/P Clerk a Knowledge Worker?

Knowledge workers. The hype is everywhere, from Microsoft commercials to Gartner reports. This is the age of the knowledge worker. Just what does that mean? How has the job of the typical Accounts Payable clerk been transformed? Let’s take a

Why I’m Excited About Convergence

Convergence is Microsoft’s annual invitation to all of its business customers to meet and talk about accounting software. Yep, that’s right. It’s a giant convention of computer geeks and accounting nerds. Being a bit of both, I feel right in

New From Microsoft (NOT Software!)

There’s something new from Microsoft, and it’s not software. It’s a methodology called Sure Step. Why am I excited about a methodology? Because Microsoft has recognized that the reasons that projects fail or customers are unhappy with their system rarely

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We’re All In This Together

The first accounting system I had to supervise was an IBM product called MAPICS. I was an inexperienced newbie and knew nothing, so I joined a user group. Every couple of months we would meet at someone’s office and someone

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The Most Advanced Accounting Software on the Planet

“Tally 9.0 has been dubbed the most advanced accounting software on the planet.” That claim is obviously more marketing spin than carefully researched fact, but it points to a trap that we so frequently fall into: comparing accounting software as

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