Decades ago, ERP software began evolving into a mishmash of non-integrated programs in attempts to automate the inner-workings of large enterprise, from accounting, material handling, supply chain management to human resources.
Back then, in the mid-1990s, the very expensive software (upwards of up to $2 million) resided on mega mainframes. Worse, it could take a number of years to fully implement the platform. Furthermore, IT departments did what they often do best: innovate through customization.
Unfortunately, this trend was a perfect storm for impeding the platform’s growth in its, then, present form: It took advancements in PC technology to shift the focus of ERP software from Fortune 1000 companies to small to medium-size businesses, be they manufacturers, warehouse distribution centers, or contractors needing to manage multiple projects.
Microsoft Dynamics SL illustrates today’s contribution to such businesses without the need to spend millions for the software, or years for implementation. In fact, subscription options are designed for scalability: adding more modules as the company expands; migrating more files and programs to cloud-hosting services, such as Microsoft Azure.
In fact, as business owners become more familiar with the offerings in the cloud, they can still embrace the benefits of MS Dynamics SL in what is referred to as “two-tier ERP.” The later scenario allows owners to choose which critical, or proprietary programs and documents they want to leave within their network on-premise. Often, sales and marketing programs can be accessed through part of Dynamics SL’s 2015 Web Apps.
Business looking for a quick entry into any of the Dynamics product lines should contact us for a free demo—licensing can be granted within 48 hours!
Written by J.H. (Consulting Team)