Why do I need a Microsoft Partner for my ERP project?
When planning and launching an ERP implementation project, the right expert help can really ensure a successful solution – on time, on budget and on brief.
A Microsoft Partner has both the expertise and experience in implementing successful ERP solutions and understands which are the best solutions for different types of companies and for those in different sectors. As such, they are able to offer expert advice and support across all the various requirements – from defining a good strategy and scope, to providing expert team members, and ensuring users can and do use the solution to benefit the business.
In this blog, we share the main reasons for using an ERP Microsoft Partner if you are thinking of implementing a Microsoft Dynamics ERP for your business.
1 Assemble the Team
Defining a team for the implementation project can be a tough task if you do not have the necessary help. The Partner will advise and contribute to the assembling of the team, providing the suitable people to shape a multidisciplinary team, lead the project (if required), and advise on the internal resources that should be involved from the company side.
2 Define the Project Scope
No project should go live without a well-defined scope that sets out which activities will be included in the project and which ones not. The scope will define both the business processes involved in the project, and the necessary customizations that the Partner should realize for the system to comply with the requirements. Without a clear scope, undue delays and cost overruns can easily arise.
3 Set a Realistic Calendar
It is very common that companies set goals with shorter deadlines than is typically, actually achievable. The ambition of going live with the ERP solution ‘as soon as possible’ can lead to people taking short-cuts, badly executed activities, and frustration when objectives are not achieved on the defined date. A Microsoft Partner knows how to set realistic deadlines for every aspect of the implementation, and will advise if a project plan needs more time or not.
4 Create the Implementation Plan
An expert ERP Partner will help you validate the project objectives, set the milestones, as well as determine the most suitable methodology to go live with the system. They will lay out the plan for all of the various tasks over the entire timeline attributing responsibilities and sign-offs. Working to a realistic timeline, with a clear plan and defined responsibilities, assists successful on-time delivery.
5 Define the Best Strategy
When defining the best strategy for the implementation project, the Partner can advise about how to carry out the implementation of the ERP and the training programmes for the client’s employees.
6 Advise on Licensing
Determining the correct licensing for an ERP is not always an easy task. It can be a huge challenge if you do not have the assistance of a Partner who precisely identifies the quantity and the types of licenses that your business needs. A Partner will not only tell you the number of licenses you will need, but will also estimate the total licensing costs, the implementation costs, the support, and the TCO. Often, a good Partner will help you save money on licences over time.
Do you have an expert ERP Microsoft Partner?
Dynamo has 14 years of experience successfully supporting companies to implement the right ERP implementation solutions for them. We work flexibly and efficiently, adapting our capabilities to suit your business requirements and work closely with our Clients to ensure their objectives are met.
Contact us now for a friendly discussion on how we could help you implement a successful ERP project that will help drive greater business efficiencies.