A lot of small to medium-size businesses still rely on an overabundance of disconnected files and documents to collect and store their data. Separate PCs, or branch office networks, may store such information in an array of silos. But when it comes time to make sense of all of these data sets, and if they are not using today’s latest technology like Microsoft Dynamics GP, the outcomes are marginal at best.
Wasting time with deciphering ‘big data’ ?
Yes, users can pull data from a multitude of sites, and spend an inordinate amount of time doing so. Then, they can spend an equally long time in entering the data into multiple spreadsheets, often at the risk of making repetitive data entry errors.
Still, many owners may think that having stored umpteen bytes of historical data on umpteen sites then ‘that’s all there is” achieve.
The need for Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM software…
Mistakenly, they lack the ability to analyze this data without using a Dynamics ERP or CRM platform. Therefore, they miss the opportunity this software provides in allowing predictive analysis.
“In a lot of companies with IT staff, and with the focus centered more on using ERP/CRM software to find value in their data, businesses are not having to use IT to help them. In fact, according to Information Management, this amounts to about “⅓ of the time.”
“What is clear is that many companies are already starting this transformation and seeing significant new business value from breaking out of traditional information silos. However, in the business quest to create business value from analytics IT is being repeatedly circumvented (>1/3 of the time). To resolve, the reality will be a combination of strategy, evolution, cultural shift and technology augmentation. I see an emerging, collaborative dialogue emerging between the business leaders and IT…” Paul Gittins, Information Management