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Business Insights - September 2013
Harnessing Technology Without Getting Trapped

Technology is like a double-edged sword, it can offer time-saving conveniences one day and stop you in your tracks the next. There is a balance to leveraging the best that technology can give you, while not getting trapped by it.

Most of us remember using giant state and local maps to get around. Later online mapping software became popular, followed by the release of affordable GPS units. Today, nearly everyone has a built-in GPS in their cars or on their smartphones. GPS technology has been a great convenience in getting people to their destinations quickly and safely, until we discover the flaw in the mapping service and get stuck on the wrong Main Street in the wrong town.

The right technology can do a world of good for your business, but the wrong technology can leave you stranded. This is why it’s so important to assess what business management solutions you need to grow your business and test your current systems and processes to see how far they will take you. The right enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions can give you greater control and insight into your business operations. The wrong solutions will get you nowhere. 

Don't get stranded with old technology. Read our Aberdeen Group whitepaper on "Aging ERP, When Old ERP is Too Old" to learn about using technology to advance your business processes.
It's Not Too Good To Be True

How would you like to have a business management solution that can manage all of your core business operations, provide real-time data when you need it, and help you identify trends in customer buying habits? No, it’s not too good to be true, it’s Microsoft Dynamics® GP.

This popular business management solution has been delivering function, performance, and ease of use to businesses all over the world. As noted in “Packaging of Functionality and Product Capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013,” posted on, this robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can manage financials, supply chain, manufacturing, project and field services management, and human resource activities. In addition, Microsoft Dynamics GP offers powerful business intelligence and reporting features, which enable you to leverage your data to your competitive advantage.

Microsoft Dynamics GP can help you to streamline operations, improve productivity, and boost profitability. Contact The Resource Group at 425.277.4760 or via email at to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP and how this ERP solution can transform the way you do business.

Watch our quick video on how Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you and your team be more productive.
Webinar: Is It Time To Graduate from your Entry-Level Accounting System
October 16, 10 am PT

Join our webcast to learn if it might be time for you to graduate from your entry-level accounting system, such as QuickBooks and Peachtree. The Resource Group assists businesses who are outgrowing the capabilities of their entry-level accounting systems to transition smoothly and cost-effectively to a more robust, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Case Study

Dental Laboratory Gains Business Success Moving From QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics GP

Novadent, an Issaquah, WA-based dental laboratory group, gains business insight and saves time moving from QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Recorded Webinar

The Hidden Costs of An Entry-Level Accounting Software Solution for Your Business
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I’ve got 10 good reasons why you should take a moment to consider migrating out of outdated, entry-level accounting software and into an appropriate enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution like Microsoft Dynamics® GP. Besides this solution being easy to learn and use, as well as affordable for nearly any budget, this powerful solution can position your business for solid growth.

As noted in Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft,” posted on, Microsoft Dynamics GP offers automation and tools that will help your team work more efficiently. Role-tailored organization will put key information at your fingertips so you can get closer to your data and make the swift decisions that keep projects on track and customers happy. This robust solution also offers business intelligence functionality that will keep you looking forward, instead of backward. Use the predictive, forecasting features to anticipate customer needs and identify trends so you can be ready for your next big customer order.

The right solution can streamline operations, strengthen important business relationships, and support your business goals. Contact The Resource Group at 425.277.4760 or via email at for more information.
Fun Fact

According to CBS News Poll 2013, 24% of workers telecommute regularly for work vs. going into the office.
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