The Importance of Consistent Documentation

By William Wu on Jan 23, 2020 6:05:39 PM

Do you receive your status reports on time? Do you have trouble finding the section of a scope document you need? Are your training guides confusing? The importance of consistent and clear documentation cannot be understated. Information you receive should be conveyed in a clear, concise, and consistent way so maximum understanding is attained. Without a clear understanding of project details, statuses, or scopes, it is more likely that the project will be held up, or worse, completed in ways that were not a part of your original intent.

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What to Know Before Implementing Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2

By Sarika Krishnan on Jan 23, 2020 6:04:17 PM

Dynamics 365 Business Central was released by Microsoft in April 2018.  Since its first release, Microsoft has continued to enhance the application.  Microsoft’s major functional improvements, along with changes in user experience, development tools, programming models, and deployment options has led to an increased number of implementations. 

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The Impact of .NET 5 on Your Development

By Ivaylo Petrov on Jan 23, 2020 6:03:44 PM

Many of you have heard the buzz around the direction of Microsoft’s .NET– A Unified Platform, but what does this really mean for developers and engineers?  The first beta versions of .NET 1.0 were released by Microsoft in late 2000 and the framework, tools, and languages have continued to evolve for almost two decades.  The .NET Framework introduced managed code - code that executes under the Common Language Runtime or CLR. Source code is written in a high-level language like C# and compiled into managed code to be converted to machine instructions and executed by the CLR. While this approach opened .NET to developers using various languages, .NET was still constrained to Windows.  The road to a “cross-platform .NET” has been quite the journey, with some notorious wrong turns (think Silverlight) that ultimately led to the introduction of .NET Core. 

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Are Your Software Applications In Need of A Health Check?

By William Wu on Oct 31, 2019 10:27:48 AM

Have you wondered whether you are getting the most out of your current financial software?
Have you questioned if you were paying too much?
Have you been concerned your partner chose the right system for your specific business goals?

You are not alone.

Whether you’re searching for a new partner to support your financial software system or confirmation that you are already on the right track, Rand Group has got you covered. Our full-scale assessments of your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can give you the insight you’re looking for to help you rest assured that your business strategy is intact.

No matter your situation, here are three ways that our assessment package can set you up for success:

A routine health check.

If you are satisfied with your current partner and system but want to make sure that your system is being optimized, then this service is for you. Consider taking advantage of Rand Group as a valuable, third-party resource.

Rand Group can perform a full evaluation of your current system and processes and will provide insight into how you measure up. This consultative service is beneficial when determining if you are getting the most out of your software.

Insight into what’s next.

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Here is How an ERP Solution Can Help You Overcome Your Pain Points

By William Wu on Sep 25, 2019 9:32:28 PM

Digital Disruption

It is no surprise that it is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with the pace of change in today's competitive environment. A greater move towards digitization is driving disruption across almost all industries. A report released by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation found that 4 out of today's top 10 business leaders in each industry will be displaced by digital disruption in the next five years. This disruption takes the form of a vortex, where industries are inevitably moving toward a digital center where business models and offerings are digitized to the maximum extent possible.

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Transition from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central

By William Wu on Jul 24, 2019 11:52:53 AM

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an ERP system designed for small-to-medium sized businesses. It has been a key player in the ERP market for over three decades, offering companies a way to manage their financials, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and service. It is a customizable software that is often tailored to match companies unique requirements and processes. 

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How to Prevent Financial Statement Fraud

By William Wu on Jul 15, 2019 12:17:10 PM

Executives have to ask themselves "Are my numbers accurate?"  more and more every year as financial complexity increases. With an influx of fraud cases, it's no wonder CFOs and CPAs alike are finding it harder and harder to sleep at night.

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Is it Time to Graduate to an ERP?

By William Wu on Jun 27, 2019 12:46:21 PM

Spreadsheets are the life blood of a small business. Excel’s user-friendly interface combined with basic accounting software are ideal for the first days of a business.  However, as a business grows, there reaches a point where richer visibility and more advanced reporting is needed Eventually, the data becomes too complex and wider global integrations along with optimum visibility are imperative.  

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