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Become a Dynamic Business
Sucking the LIFO Out of Inventory
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
The Battle Between Saas and On Premise
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Greetings!

Seth Godin recently wrote on his blog about the foundation elements for modern businesses. One key bullet point is to match expenses to cash flow - don't run out of money, because it's no longer 1999.  A key point is the best people to fund your growth isn't the bank-  its your customers. Many companies today say they have superior customer service but do they?  Do you generate joy for your customers, not just satisfy a need for a commodity?
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Become a Dynamic Business
Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions are built to work with the latest Microsoft business productivity applications, such as Microsoft Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010 - so you can take advantage  of the most recent advanced features to improve productivity and gain deeper insight.  These products run smoothly with Microsoft Application Platform and IT Infrastructure products such as SQL Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008.  Become a Dynamic Business with increased system efficiency, reduced IT administration and hardware cost, and enhanced security. Read more about becoming a Dynamic Business.
Sucking the LIFO Out of Inventory
Does the government see billons of potential tax revenue sitting on the shelves of your warehouse?  LIFO allows companies to calculate the cost of goods sold based on the price of the most recently purchased ("last-in") inventory, rather than inventory that was purchased more cheaply in the past and has been sitting on the shelf. That boosts the cost of goods sold, which lowers profits - and, thus, taxable income.  Congress dropped the plans to eliminate LIFO last year.  However, the 2011 federal budget proposed by the Obama Administration again includes a provision to repeal LIFO accounting. For the full article on CFO magazine click here.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online: Security Features
Businesses often express concerns about security when they consider the cloud services model for key communications and collaboration applications. Security when accessing, storing, and retrieving an organization's data is of paramount importance, as is the privacy of that data within the online service environment.
Microsoft takes a holistic approach to providing a highly secure environment for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. After an overview of the inherent risks to three key areas of the service, the remaining sections of this paper describe how Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft's core commitment to build software and services that better help protect customers and the industry, is reflected in the design and operation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
 
Read the full whitepaper written by Microsoft.   
The Battle Between SaaS (Cloud) and On Premise ERP Software
Cloud computing is certainly a buzz these days as everyone is looking to cut cost.  SaaS has its pros and cons for business looking to purchase new ERP solutions.  When choosing between SaaS or On Premise you have to look at the following variables.
 
        Size of your company and number of employees
        How is your business growth?
        What is the complexity of your ERP system needs?
        Do you need to integrate with third-party products?
        Do you need to control your IT systems in-house?

Choosing between SaaS and traditional on-premise ERP systems isn't always easy.  Many smaller to mid-size companies find that SaaS works well for them while larger companies find that SaaS does not accommodate their financial software needs.
 
It is important to remember that there is so much more to an ERP implementation than whether the software is hosted (Saas) or it is installed on site.  You need to evaluate or re-evaluate your business processes, train employees, define new wholes, and have defined milestones.  It is important to consider all of your options and partner with a company that does good implementations.
The companies of IDT (Integrated Document Technologies, Inc.) support small, mid-market and enterprise firms in achieving maximum efficiency by offering fully integrated ECM, ERP and CRM solutions.

Founded in 1992, IDT's initial focus was helping companies effectively apply automated enterprise content management solutions to eliminate paper and better manage every business transaction. With the inception of IDT Consulting in 2001, the company offers ERP and CRM solutions and in-depth knowledge of how financial systems work and how to streamline the accounting process. Today, IDT Consulting is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner specializing in Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft SharePoint.  Visit our website at www.idtconsulting.com.