Are you not current with your Microsoft Dynamics license maintenance? Not ready to move off of Dynamics but not ready to pay the maintenance penalty? Move to hosted Microsoft Dynamics GP. We will upgrade you & move the system onto our servers. You will be instantly up-to-date on your licensing and supportable my Microsoft.
Our clients are already enjoying the following benefits of hosting:
- 24/7 access to Dynamics GP via our secure, SAS70/SSAE16 Tier II data centre located in Toronto, ON
- Web-based access to Dynamics GP from anywhere, at any time
- Backups every 30 minutes and the ability to restore to any point in time!
- Weekly offsite, secure backups of their environment
- Free upgrades and patches, based on their own timing and needs
You continue to own your licenses, we just host them for you. Call now to find out how you can enjoy these same benefits.
The long awaited Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was recently released right before the holiday season. The latest version has a number of new features which we have previously discussed in this blog, the most important of which is greater flexibility in terms of deployment. Also included is RapidStart Services, a tool designed to speed up implementations while lowering project risk.
Adam MacIntosh is a Senior Project Manager at WebSan Solutions Inc, a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner offering implementation & support services for large & small firms in a variety of industries.
A CEO plays one of the most important roles in a business and has a tremendous amount of responsibility. So some people may say, “I would never want to be a CEO, it’s just too much”. But I say, “If you increase your business intelligence using Microsoft GP, it is a breeze.” Now you’ll have more knowledge to:
Make better business decisions
- You don’t have to solely rely on advisors, consultants and employees because you have educated yourself about what’s been going on in the company.
Use a tool you are already familiar with to reduce operational costs
- With more than 200+ built in Excel reports it is easier to observe changes in the company and react to market conditions rapidly.
Achieve your budget and forecast targets more consistently
- Productivity improves because budgeting will be more accurate and planning will be more organized.
Be notified about key changes in your business rapidly
- Be anywhere in the world and enable the system to alert YOU proactively when key metrics change
With this new found awareness it is easier to track many things in your company using Microsoft GP. If this has not persuaded you to at least see what Microsoft Dynamics GP can do for you, then I’m assuming you’re already profitable and as happy as you can be.
By Natalie Williams, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Canadian Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner
Cloud computing is the latest & greatest innovation in the technology industry & for good reason. I previously discussed how cloud computing takes the worry out of disaster recovery. Another way cloud computer helps take strain off executive shoulders is that it helps your company avoid service disruptions often associated with service updates. Imagine never worrying about having to upgrade your software. Imagine it was just done for you, with no downtime, disruptions or worry. That is what the cloud offers. At WebSan, we offer hosted Microsoft Dynamics GP for a number of client, taking care of necessary service packs, system updates & necessary maintenance that comes along with owning an ERP system. By taking advantage of Saas Dynamics GP (or software as a service), customers can stay focused on their core competencies. Hosted solutions allow clients to scale up or down as the market dictates without & overhead burden often associated with on-premise solutions. Lastly, they don’t have to worry about having a full-time IT resource to help with issues where one might not be required.
WebSan is a Microsoft Partner offering hosted Dynamics GP to clients big & small.
Adam MacIntosh, Senior Project Manager
Disaster recovery is often neglected until an actual disaster occurs. A number of people assume it will never happen to them. We don’t drive cars without insurance, so why compute without a disaster recovery plan?
Well enter the cloud with hosted Microsoft Dynamics GP …
Access to files & reports when you want them. Take the worry out of disaster recovery. Accessing your ERP over the net has never been more secure, convenient or faster. When you enter the cloud with WebSan, we ensure the highest level of disaster recovery. We have redundancy upon redundancy to protect your data. From protection against power failures to floods to fire.
Never worry again about a service disruption.
Adam MacIntosh, Senior Project Manager
The foundations of ERP are found in manufacturing resource planning, traditionally used by companies which produced tangible goods in factories. The adoption of ERP and MRP systems was initially quite slow – management were content with the status quo and saw no reason to change what seemed to be working. However, the recession experienced in the late 1980s and early 1990s forced many companies to make a choice: Either find new ways of operating more efficiently and effectively, or go under. This created a massive boom in the ERP market, which lead to massive changes in the ways in which fundamental business operations were conducted, and those organizations that made it through the recession came out stronger.
North America is no longer the goods-producing collection of nations it once was and is instead dominated by service industries. However, many of the same problems that existed in manufacturing organizations twenty years ago still exist in these businesses: Lack of integration, inability to respond and take advantage of environmental change, time and money wasted on data entry and redundancies, and so on. Much like the recession twenty years ago, the economic downturn caused by the subprime mortgage crisis has forced many modern companies to find new ways of performing more effectively and efficiently.
This is the time to get ahead of the competition, and Microsoft Dynamics GP is the perfect solution for organizations looking for more than simple accounting and reporting features without high maintenance costs and complexity.
The world is changing…companies are looking more and more towards “the cloud” for their computing needs. It started with CRM systems, which some organizations consider “not business critical”, but now the cloud has encompassed full-blown Enterprise software and Microsoft Dynamics GP is no different.
So what is driving this trend towards Hosted solutions? Is it cost? Is it efficiency, or is it just a passing fad?
Aberdeen (c) reports recently released a study that highlighted the fact that the number of small to medium companies looking towards hosted solutions has increased substantially since 2009.
What’s driving organizations into the Cloud?
What I’ve found with my Clients and interactions with “soon to be” Clients is that cost is not the biggest driver pushing people into the Cloud. It’s strategy and focus. In other words, some organizations realize that their expertise does not lie with maintaining servers and upgrading system patches. They reserve those efforts for others while they remain laser-focused on growing their business effectively and efficiently. They let others worry about keeping their systems up to date and working properly…as they should.
When a company can find a “best of breed” accounting system like MS Dynamics GP available in the Cloud as a Hosted solution, then the decision is relatively simple. Microsoft has ingeniously developed a business model whereby their VARs (Value Added Resellers) can now offer Dynamics GP as a Hosted system. It’s quite competitively priced against other Cloud ERP systems (eg: NetSuite). Since Microsoft is still heavily investing R&D $’s in the future of MS Dynamics GP, the competition is going to struggle to keep up.
So how can I find out more about Hosted Dynamics GP?
If you’re interested in learning more about Dynamics GP in the cloud, feel free to contact us or comment on this post. We offer all of our Clients a side-by-side comparison of the total cost of ownership of the on-premise solution vs. hosted and let them make the decision. As a Silver Enterprise Resource Planning Microsoft Dynamics Partner, we offer both solutions and are happy to allow that flexibility for our Clients.
By Andrew King, WebSan Solutions Inc.
We've recently partnered with an organization that provides nothing but business intelligence tools for Dynamics GP, NAV and AX.
The fact that we've partnered with a BI company is, in itself, not all that remarkable. The remarkable piece is that we offer it as part of our Hosted Dynamics solution! It's very reasonably priced on a per user/month fee and works exactly like the on-premise solution!
Technology for business intelligence solutions have come a long way (MS Silverlight and Excel 2010) and Hosted Dynamics GP is bringing some serious capabilities to the table for business intelligence.
Not to say that the existing reporting tools in Dynamics GP aren't great (SQL reporting services, Smartlist Builder, Report Writer, Management Reporter), but to really take your organization to the next level, you'll want to take a serious look at a Business Intelligence tool.