Well, it is summer, which is usually a slower time for the ERP/Accounting folks, but not this year. You’ve kept us busy with GP upgrades, Business Process Optimization meetings, and implementing cost-saving modules and systems. Thank you!
Some Quick Updates
- Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 is scheduled for 08.30.13
- Dynamics GP 2010 Service Pack 4 is scheduled for 09.06.13
- Dynamics CRM 5 (code name Orion) will be coming the 2nd Half of 2013
- We are offering training classes on GP2013 and Management Reporter (replacement for FRx)
- Dynamics GP2013 is now offered in Azure (Microsoft’s Public Cloud Offering)
So what is Azure? Azure Infrastructure Services is an on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts so that businesses can leverage a robust technology platform without having to pay heavy, upfront capital costs. Azure is not for everyone and it is relatively new for Dynamics. So, we are helping our clients understand the implications of introducing cloud components to their businesses and what the best options are for them. When thinking about cloud-based applications, many factors have to be taken into considerations such as: security, integrations, ongoing operational costs, the impact of future upgrades, services packs, application support, etc.
Whether you are utilizing the cloud for all of your technologies or just a few, cloud-based components, determining your business’ cloud feasibility and carefully planning your journey is the best way to ensure that you maximize all the benefits the cloud can bring, such as: cost savings, high service levels, accessibility, scalability, security, improved DR, … the list goes on.
We know that certain technologies, like e-mail, are fast-moving cloud components that we don’t see slowing down. There are many other cloud applications like Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM 2011 online, and now Dynamics GP2013 that are also on the move. We find the most organizations we work with have an on-premises/cloud hybrid model that evolves over time.
The question is: Which cloud technologies make sense for you today, tomorrow, or at all?
This is where the business strategy HAS TO AND NEEDS TO align with the technology strategy. Having a technology roadmap is essential and Pinnacle can help. If you are interested in participating in a Whiteboard session with us, we’ll help you develop a technology roadmap for your business - to the cloud and beyond.
Have a GREAT JULY!
Chief Strategy Officer/Director of ERP