Author: Mike McPhilomy

Highlights of Convergence 2012

The anticipation of my first Convergence had been building up since January.  Convergence is a gathering of Microsoft Dynamics users, partners and ISV’s who come from around the world to crash a city for a few days to learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics family of products and network with fellow business product users.  As

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Upgrading Dynamics GP and Maintaining Costs

A perpetual problem exists: how to keep your ERP system current. When you upgrade your ERP environment, which happens every couple of years or more, there is always another version that follows right in its footsteps with better functionality that you are missing out on. There is no way to justify the cost of upgrading

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Case for the Cloud: Capex vs. Opex

Traditionally, when purchasing ERP software, it was common to spend $100,000 or more up front to purchase necessary hardware, software licenses and all the implementation and training costs that came with such a costly enterprise investment. Before looking at how ERP was purchased in the past, let’s understand the difference between capex (capital expenditure) and

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How secure is your on premise application?

Most CEO’s believe their data is more secure in house compared to the Cloud.  They fail to realize that their servers are often stored in a locked closet or other room, vulnerable to theft and natural disaster.  They also fail to realize that Cloud providers have much more expertise securing data offsite than their own

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