Recently, a client had asked me whether Dynamics NAV had user-defined fields (i.e. UDF). My knee-jerk response was “No, NAV is so easily customized to meet a company’s needs that it does not need to use UDFs”. However, in retrospect, I was incorrect. Not only does NAV have UDFs, but also it essentially has UNLIMITED UDFs. That is incredible given that most ERP systems only have 3 to 5 UDFs! Those of you who have worked with NAV are probably asking yourself, what is she talking about? NAV doesn’t have UDFs. I have to tell you that when I first thought of it, I was surprised myself. I have worked with Dynamics NAV and GP for over 15 years and never related this functionality to a UDF. What functionality you ask? It’s….
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As your business grows, your processes become more complex, more demands are placed on your time and resources, and your customers expect more. Dealing with bigger demands doesn’t have to mean bigger budgets and more employees.
You’ve set up budgets for your department directors and managers to follow during the fiscal year. How do you get their updates to keep track of where they stand related to their budget targets? Can your managers quickly and easily update their information?
Many companies have extremely loyal relationships with their IT solutions providers, which is great. However, they often don’t think about what life would be like without this provider. In the 22 years that we’ve been in business, too often we’ve seen a company come to a standstill because they lost their software support provider. This could be due to someone who relocates, has opted to do something else, retires or can no longer handle the workload. It can also happen when a company engages with a company who does not have the depth of support, or who may get bought out by another organization. What’s even worse than losing your support, is not having another support channel to go to.
If you’ve s been using QuickBooks for your business, you know it’s a great entry-level accounting solution. However, as your business grows, QuickBooks may not be able to keep up. There are signs you've hit your limits with your current systems and when those start to occur, its likely your future growth will be held back until you step up to a more comprehensive business management solution. In a series of blogs over the next few months, we’ll go over the different signs.
It wasn’t too long ago that general ledgers and other financial data were kept by hand in notebooks or in simple spreadsheets on the computer. Basic accounting software soon followed, much to the pleasure of accounting departments everywhere. QuickBooks was among the leaders to capture the accounting software marketplace and is used by many small businesses today. While QuickBooks is great entry-level accounting software, it has its limitations and these limitations may now be hindering your overall business efficiency, profitability and growth.
When you started your business, everyone was probably working in the same room – or at least the same building. Collaboration was a given, and communication didn’t need much support. As your business grows, a more dispersed workforce needs help to keep them connected. Dynamics NAV can provide the foundation to share the information across departments that keeps employees working in synch.
Keeping tabs on the incoming and outgoing inventory in a busy warehouse is no easy task, especially if you rely on manual procedures or basic accounting software. As your small or midsized business continues to grow, managing an expanding inventory, global suppliers, and increasing customer demands takes the right people and the right systems.
Running a successful business depends on the ability to gain insight into business data and extract and present information in a meaningful way. A company's employees need to be able to transform data into actionable insight no matter where they are located in the organization.