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Quiz: Is it Time for a New ERP?

Whether to buy a new ERP is a big decision, one with many factors to consider. If you’re on the fence, this short quiz will help steer you in the right direction. Just answer 10 easy questions.

E-Book: ERP Buying Is Easy If You Do It Smart 

Are you ready to demystify the ERP buying process? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Based on over 25 years’ experience, our experts share their top tips for a successful selection process and compare the top four options side-by-side, including Dynamics GP, Acumatica cloud ERP, NetSuite and Intacct. 

E-book: Seven game changing trends: why is time to move to cloud accounting software

Over the past decade, the coming of age of the Internet, mobile and cloud technology has fundamentally changed the way many businesses operate. And, there is no doubt that the speed with which new trends empowered by technology are introduced will only increase in the future. The great news is that the tools organizations need to keep up with today’s changing pace of business are easier to afford and more powerful than ever before. Technology that was only available to the largest and wealthiest companies just a few years ago is now within reach for businesses of all sizes.

 

So, we’ve developed this white paper specifically with the small to medium size business audience in mind. Its goal is to explain some of the most popular trends in business computing help you understand how you can put cloud ERP to work in your business and capitalize on the following opportunities.

  • Keeping up with a mobile workforce
  • IT moving to the background
  • The “Internet of Things”
  • Security challenges as a side effect of mobile and cloud adoption
  • The growing complexity of compliance
  • Digital natives moving up the corporate ladder
  • The quest for business intelligence through data analysis

Guide: Questions to Ask ERP Partners Before Signing on the Dotted Line​

To separate your “OK” ERP implementation matches from the standout ones; you need to dig deep and ask the tough questions. These make your potential ERP partners think and help you uncover far more about their business practices and commitment to client success than surface questions ever could. Remember, a top ERP partner will welcome these tough questions. They’ll be eager to share what makes them unique. And be ready to engage their services team to help them provide you with complete, honest responses. 

Guide: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an ERP

Buying a new ERP system is a big decision, kind of like choosing a mate. Choose the right one,  things improve greatly. Choose the wrong one and you’ll bring on a host of new issues. With so much at stake, you must take the time to truly understand your needs. Not just those of a small subset of users, but the business as a whole.  Only then can you find the match that’s best for you. Do yourself a favor, avoid a costly mistake.

Checklist: ERP Evaluation 

Choosing the best ERP system to run your business is an important decision. You will feel its effects for many years to come. With so many similar features, each software package may start to look like the last. So, how do you separate out what’s important and what’s not? This tool can help.

Checklist: ERP Partner Interview

Since you can’t try out potential ERP partners with a free demo, like you can with the software, our experts put together an ERP partner interview checklist and comparison tool. Use it to go beyond surface questions to understand what separates one partner from another and who is best equipped to meet your business needs.

Featured ERP Buying Advice Blogs

Common Cloud Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Though cloud computing has been around for several years, many questions remain about how it works and the benefits it provides. So, in this blog post our experts discuss two of the most common myths surrounding the cloud, cloud security and cloud cost.

Transitioning to Cloud Software: Avoiding Pitfalls and Common Mistakes

The business benefits of the cloud are undeniable, so it’s no wonder organizations of all sizes are flocking to it. However, like any major change, moving to cloud software is not without its challenges. Let us help make your cloud migration easier. Learn common mistakes to avoid.

Cost Comparison Between Cloud and On-Premise ERPs

Cost is a key factor in all business decisions. But, when it comes to choosing an ERP, making a cost comparison between your cloud and on-premise options is anything but simple. With so much to consider, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. Get back on track.

How Much Does a New ERP Cost? Part Two: ROI

In this post, we look at the ROI portion of the ERP cost equation. Learn what factors to include in your ERP analysis and try out a handy online calculator that makes what can be a daunting task much easier.

Infographics

Infographic: Acumatica Cloud ERP Vs. Dynamics SL

Picking the right ERP is never an easy decision. And, if yours is a project-oriented business, chances are good you are struggling with the Acumatica Vs. Dynamics SL choice. Both these systems are popular choices and their features seem similar. Let our experts help you see how they stack up against each other.

Infographic: Why Delaying an ERP Upgrade Is Bad for Business

Upgrading ERP software can be a real chore. No wonder why more than half of all ERP users are at least two versions behind the current one. But, did you know there are some real, yet hidden costs to keeping your outdated software.

Not Sure Which ERP Solution is Right For Your Organization?

With over 25 years’ experience helping small and medium-sized businesses make the most of their accounting/business management systems, Intelligent Technologies can help you explore your ERP options, document your challenges, choose, and implement the right ERP solution for your business.