Merit Matters Blog - Merit Solutions

23
May

Now Hiring: Professional Services Director

Merit Solutions is currently looking for an experienced Professional Services Director to join our growing team.

As Professional Services Director, you will work closely with the business users and stakeholders from the client to drive new and improved business management solutions, focused on utilizing Dynamics AX to ensure exceptional service, as well as, recommend best practices of the business.

To learn more about the responsibilities and requirements of this position, view it online: Professional Services Director.

23
May

How Credible is Your ERP Partner?

Implementing enterprise software like your ERP solution is costly. Sure, the price tag alone can be rather high but most ROI analysis will off set that cost for you. However, if your implementation fails, you won’t see those returns so its important that you are able to maximize the benefits you stand to gain from your ERP application. But to do this you need to find an ERP partner that you can trust because if you choose the wrong person to help you navigate this process you will soon see just how much this will cost.

But when you look at the different partners courting you, how do you know who is credible and who might be a pretender?

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18
May

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demos Library

Microsoft Dynamics AX is the complete ERP solution for enterprises that provides a purpose-built foundation across five industries, along with comprehensive, core ERP functionality for financial, human resources and operations management. It empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change so your business can thrive. All of this is packaged in a single global solution giving you rapid time to value.

Now you can find over 130 how-to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 demos in one place from different functional areas, such as:

Visit our page Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demos to learn more!

18
May

Creating General Ledger journal using document service

This article describes the creation of General Ledger journal through X++ using document service.

There is part in code that will get account structure for specific account, and create ledger dimension for journal line.

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17
May

Measuring Success for Cloud Based ERP Implementations

The recent Beyond ERP report from Price Waterhouse Cooper claims that investments in cloud based (Software as a Service) ERP solutions will double while traditional ERP implementations will fall by 30 percent. While some attribute this to the cost savings that often come with SaaS offerings, much of the increased interest is likely because people have come to understand that the software and data in the cloud can be just as secure as if it were hosted on-site. With the myth that the cloud is insecure having been squashed, companies without the resources to host and support enterprise grade software like ERP applications have found SaaS offerings to be a perfect fit. However, when the software implementation does not take place at your location how do you accurately measure success?

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16
May

The BI Process: Keys to User Adoption

Business Intelligence (BI) continues to be one of the hottest topics in the industry. Whatever the aspirations, big or small, the path to a successful BI implementation must be followed with care at every stage. Most important, obvious yet often overlooked, is getting a very clear picture of the ultimate goal of the BI initiative. It’s easy to get caught up in the BI buzz and feel driven to implement something yesterday, which can lead an organization into buying a software package before knowing what it is trying to accomplish.

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10
May

Merit Solutions Featured in AXUG Magazine

The Q2 2016 AXUG Magazine was recently sent out and published online. The latest edition is focused on Change Management, including articles like:

  • Change: What Does it Mean to You
  • Phased and Focused: Implementing Change with Ease
  • Don’t Forget the End User Training
  • Understanding the ERP System Limits Regarding Change Management
  • Change is Good: Principles to Live By

Merit Solutions was featured in this issue as the Partner Showcase (Page 54) and an AXUG FOCUS Planning member (Page 10). Visit the AXUG Magazine website or view the issue below.

10
May

Three Questions that Help Determine if a Cloud Based ERP Solution is Right for You

The “cloud” is no longer a dirty word when mentioned in business meetings. Nor is it considered a trend; it has become a reality for many types of computing resources. Enterprise resource planning solutions are no stranger to the cloud. Most enterprise grade ERP solutions have a cloud based option as do many of the SME offerings. However, if you are considering moving your ERP application to the cloud, you have to first understand why it would make sense for your organization. To do that, you need to answer a few questions first.

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9
May

Change Management at All Levels

Choosing the right ERP package does not automatically produce the desired results. How that software gets implemented is so much more than how that software gets installed. In particular, how that software is adopted by the people in an organization is crucial to how well the software reaches its potential. Effective change management, designed to manage the implementation of the new system, is critical at all levels of the organization.

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5
May

Dealing with Change Management and your ERP Implementation

Your team has done all the research and realized it is time for a new ERP solution. The business case is made, the right application has been selected and you’ve communicated the benefits to everyone in your organization. With all of this, buy in shouldn’t be an issue right?

Unfortunately, too many people think this way only to realize late in the game that the end-users, or even management, don’t readily accept the change in the way things are done. Without employee buy-in, your project stands a good chance of falling flat. So what can you do to get people to adopt change and champion the new ERP solution?

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