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Business Insights - August 2013
How Is Your Year Shaping Up?

We’ve made it through more than half of this year already. Now is a good time as any to take stock as to how far your business has come, as well as take a look at what lies ahead. All too often it’s easy to create strategic goals that are forgotten or abandoned when business kicks up as the year progresses. It’s important to periodically take note of how far we’ve all come in achieving our goals and how far we still have to go.

Whether you're looking to grow your customer list or reach certain sales figures, there should be a plan in place that helps you reach those goals. You may have milestone dates or specific activities that need to be completed in the proper order to reach your strategic goals. Have you hit those targets? Are you on the right track?

If you can’t figure out whether you are heading in the right direction, then it may be time to upgrade your business management solution. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solution can provide the insight you need to keep business on the right track. The right solution makes it easier to monitor key metrics, such as sales figures, so you can take quick action to stay on track toward achieving your sales goals.

You have the rest of the year ahead of you. There's still plenty of time to make sure you are on target to reach your strategic goals.

Let The Resource Group help you reach your strategic goals. Call us today for a complimentary analysis of your business management solution. We'll help you identify areas for improvement.

Call 425.277.4760 or complete this form.
Case Study
Dental Laboratory Gains Business Success Moving From QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics GP

Novadent, an Issaquah, Wash.-based dental laboratory group, gains business insight and saves time moving from QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamice GP. Read more!

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Is It Time To Make The Switch?

As business owners and managers, we are often distracted by the activities behind growing our business and lose sight of the technology we need to manage that growth. As a result, we may find ourselves being stifled by our business management software instead of being supported by it. If you are experiencing growing pains, consider Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

The right technology can provide greater control and insight over your business operations.  As discussed in the short video "Is it time to switch to Microsoft Dynamics ERP?" posted on YouTube, Microsoft Dynamics ERP is a flexible business management solution that can grow and change as your business grows and changes. You can choose cloud, on-premise or a hybrid deployment, as well as the features that best suit your business needs. This powerful solution can manage multiple currencies, integrate finances with business operations, and get you closer to the data you need to drive growth.

Don’t let your basic business software hold you back. The right technology, like Microsoft Dynamics ERP, can support your growing business today, tomorrow, and long into the future. Contact The Resource Group at 425.277.4760 or for more information about making the switch to Microsoft Dynamics ERP.
The Resource Group Blogs

Why You Should Attend RG Connect 2013
by Craig Mosier, The Resource Group

Agile Enough Part 1 - Importance of a Central Prioritized Backlog
by Kevin Kerr, The Resource Group
Upcoming Events

RG Connect 2013 - Innovating Your Way to Success
Sept. 19 | 8 am - 5 pm PDT
The Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

RG Connect 2013 is The Resource Group's 13th Annual Microsoft Dynamics Customer Conference. More than 125 Microsoft Dynamics customers and Microsoft Partners throughout the Northwest attend this day-long event to network with peers and most importantly learn how to use their system better.

Learn more

Webinar: Is It Time To Graduate from your Entry-Level Accounting System?
Sept. 25 | 10 am - 11 am PDT
Registration required

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Supply Chain Trends - Microsoft Dynamics ERP Has You Covered

Adrian Gonzalez, a supply chain analyst and consultant, highlighted the top 10 supply chain trends in an article posted on Logistics Viewpoints. These trends, identified by industry leaders, can be easily folded into your business plans if you are using one of the innovative enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions offered in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP suite of solutions.

In “Five Supply Chain trends that Microsoft Dynamics ERP users can embrace,” posted by Bridget McCrea on, McCrea suggests that users of Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions will have to do little more than take advantage of the features and functions already available to them. One of the top supply chain trends is to delve into Cloud Computing which offers agility, flexibility, and mobility. Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions offer cloud deployment options, making a powerful ERP solution more affordable, quick to deploy, and accessible to sales and field teams outside the office.

There are many changes happening in the marketplace which can make or break your supply chain. Let Microsoft Dynamics ERP support efforts to strengthen your supply chain, as well introduce greater transparency and flexibility. Contact The Resource Group at or call 877.287.4760 for more information about how Microsoft Dynamics ERP has your supply chain efforts covered.
Fun Fact

In a survey by Gazelle, here are the top 5 ways we break our cell phones:

1. Dropped - 30%
2. Spilled water - 18%
3. Run over - 8%
4. Thrown - 5%
5. Toilet/bath - 5%
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