When considering the implementation of a new accounting system, it is an important change for any type of organization. That’s why it’s so important before you start figuring out your time and costs. When looking at the cost of your accounting system, you should calculate not only from a licensing standpoint, but also from service inputs and what time investments are required of your employees.
The first step is to know which modules are most important to your organization. The minimum you should start with are the basic accounting units, and then build from there. This will help with user adoption across your organization because taking small steps will be less difficult when undertaking a new project like this.
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There are usually two different approaches that you can take for Dynamics 365 BC; Either with a custom implementation plan where a Microsoft partner will come and develop their implementation plan with your organization, or you can look at a fixed implementation package based on industry best practices.
Customized Execution Plan
A customized implementation plan usually means that a Microsoft partner will sit down with you and your organization initially and complete the analysis to get a better understanding of your business and the customization you may need.
This type of implementation strategy has its benefits but be sure to ask about typical implementation times and costs as more services will be needed as the program has been specifically designed with your company in mind. You may also have a tendency to add more features that you may need because you may have the opportunity to do so.
Standard configuration packages
This means that certain units have developed implementation plans based on industry best practices and partner experience.
These types of packages can save you 30-40% less than traditional implementations because you only implement what you really need.
This will help you get a better idea of the scope of the project before you begin because you know exactly what will be done. Once you live and use the system, this is when you will see the following functionality that your organization needs.
By keeping it simple, you get the security and access you need from an accounting system and compatibility with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), without the budget traditionally required for this type of system.
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