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Four challenges with implementing a Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution

We won’t lie. Implementing a Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system can be challenging. However, the good news is that with some planning, knowledge, and experience by your side, these implementation challenges can be easily tackled.

Many organizations hesitate to move from their existing accounting software and systems to a modern-day ERP like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. They wonder if Business Central is the right fit, if can they afford it, and how your new ERP will work with the systems you are running now.

Here are the four main challenges we see with most ERP implementations and how Joesoftware recommends you address them.

Select the right Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution.

A Microsoft Dynamics ERP like Business Central won’t fix everything in your organization, but it will take the bulk of your processes and harmonize them together within one system. This means your various processes, data, and information can finally be integrated and linked together. You gain the power of having everyone in your organization accessing the same information to make smart decisions.

How do you choose what ERP is right for you? It is important to evaluate where you are today and what you need in the short and longer term future. Then you can evaluate your ERP options and if Business Central is right for you, you can build and customize so it fits your business.

Afford the cost of a Microsoft ERP system.

An ERP solution doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing costly implementation. There are ways to break up the expense. Software applications and modules can be purchased separately and according to your needs. This allows your team to ease into your new ERP while ensuring you are only paying for the functions you need today. And if you are transitioning from a Microsoft on-premise solution like GP, they are offering a pretty attractive promotion to make the change.

Integrate your new ERP software with existing software.

Currently, you have software and systems that keep your organization running. As you add new Microsoft Dynamics solutions, you need these new systems to work cohesively with your existing processes. It is important to synchronize on-premise, cloud or legacy applications with Dynamics 365 Business Central, and integrate data sources such as your POS, billing systems, inventory management and more. How do you manage this and ensure a seamless transition? Having demonstrated experience and counsel by your side helps. Which leads us to the last challenge…

Choose the right partner.

Moving from your existing system to an ERP solution like Business Central can be a daunting task. You need the right software AND you need the right partner. Choosing the right technology partner to help you plan, transition, and implement your new system is an incredibly important decision. The partner you work with should not only understand software, but they should also understand your business. Many organizations select Joesoftware as their ERP partner. Why? We are experienced business people and software people rolled into one. We take the time to get to know your business, where you are at today, where you want to be in the future, and together determine the solutions and support that is right for you.

Ready to get the conversation started? Joesoftware is here to help. Contact us to see if an ERP system like Business Central may be the logical next step for your business.