In this small publication we want to guide you through
the multinational corporate ERP selection and implementation phase, where we
use real case studies of our international ERP consulting practices:
1. Corporate ERP at US Headquarters
Here you often have little room for change, because
your organization may have invested a few or even years ago for an intermediate
accounting application and everyone is happy with this historical choice. In
our example, we assume that your company’s ERP is Microsoft Dynamics GP,
previously known as Great Plains Dynamics or enterprise. Let’s assume that
Great Plains is in production and you have a strong number of FRx financial
statements to cover the Financial and Managerial Accounting versions of the
Balance Sheet, P&L, Cash Flow Statement with the consolidated version
2. Overseas manufacturing facilities.
Let’s assume that you acquired a company in Brazil,
the Sao Paulo area if now you need to apply a local accounting application. The
first idea might be the following – we have already purchased a Dynamics GP
license, why don’t we add a new company to our current Great Plains
installation and are our operations in Brazil recorded there? Well,
theoretically you can do that, but there are a few things to consider. First, you
must be aware of the ERP you choose is translated into Brazilian Portuguese,
and second – is your ERP compliant with Brazilian law? If you do your research,
call the Microsoft Dynamics subdivision, you will get the answer. Instead,
Microsoft might recommend you to use Dynamics AX, previously known as Axapta,
or as an alternative backup – Dynamics NAV Navision. Great Plains Dynamics GP
was not translated into Portuguese or localized for Brazil
AX Axapta for Brazil
Yes, this is what you should consider first. AX is
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There is great competition in every business today
which traditionally conducts international trade is very difficult. For that,
we need a very large investment of time and money. In the beginning,
international trade in small businesses was almost impossible due to lack of
resources, only large businesses were involved in international business.
Today, the internet has brought drastic changes to the business scenario. With
the help of information from the B2B portal today not only big businesses but
small businesses also carry out international trade. These portals offer
international trade services at economical prices. The resources needed to do
business through online trading portals are very few.
B2B trading is a transaction between a business and
its volume is higher so every trader must be careful about safe trading. To get
international trade from the online Business to Business portal, you must
register and post-trade leads. The online trading portal offers various
membership options such as free membership and premium membership. Premium
members are listed at the top and often get more business than others.
Employers must upload all information on the portal. After the information is
uploaded, the information remains there for a long time as needed. This means
the effort needed to maintain an online presence on these sites is also
lacking. Businesses can also update their information from time to time if
People from all over the world market can see company
products, company information, and place orders online. Buyers can also ask
questions and clarify their doubts. Online trading portals help reach global
markets easily. Uploading videos, product images, and other information help
better understanding of the product. In online marketing, perfect product
descriptions and attractive images play an important role in attracting
Traders can post mass products and services … » Read more
if not hundreds of thousands, of businesses across the UK, could find
themselves saving money if they were to become a ‘greener’ business. Making
small changes to the everyday running of your business – regardless of sector –
will see significant if not dramatic changes to your monthly outgoings for
electricity, heating and phone bills. Becoming a greener business will not only
help you to save money in the long run but could also improve the image of your
business and thus increase turnover.
Air Conditioning of Place of Work
easiest way to save money on your heating bill is to set up a thermostat so
your office or business premises is not being heated out with working hours.
Heating your place of work unnecessarily is a pointless exercise that only runs
up bigger bills and damages the environment in the process. Upgrading your
heating system altogether can be a costly process for saving you money in the
long haul so looking at what kind of heating system you currently have is also
advised. Investing in some traditional means of preserving heat is an
alternative, short term fix that includes having windows insulated and a draft
excluder fitted to the bottom of every door.
Avoiding Poor Use of Electrical Devices
and poor use of electrical devices such as computers are the two main
components that are thought to contribute to expensive electricity bills.
Installing occupancy sensors to control lighting in offices, copier and staff
rooms will help reduce the amount of electricity being consumed unnecessarily.
Switching regular light bulbs to long life, energy savers is another good tip
as is replacing fluorescent strip lighting with some more economical and
environmentally friendly. Making sure you and your staff take a moment to
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is in the process of going global. There is an increasing need to reach large
global markets even when sitting in one corner of the world. This means that
businesses must have the bandwidth, training, and resources to provide
seamless, seamless service to customers spread all over the world. For most
companies, this is not possible. In addition, the current economy demands that
businesses cut costs to stay ahead of their competition.
The Most Effective and Efficient Way to Reduce Costs
work to the call center is the most effective and efficient way to reduce costs
while providing quality service at all times. Outsourcing eliminates the stress
and hassle associated with managing and operating an in-house call center. It
also eliminates worries about rising equipment costs and recruiting more
people. By outsourcing to help them, companies can focus on their core competencies.
Overall, this is a simple solution to a big problem.
are a number of factors that need to be considered before choosing a call
center company to outsource your work. After all, your service provider is your
partner in business. In fact, in many cases, they are the face of your business
because they deal with your clients and customers.
true that most call centers have a strong online presence. They provide all
kinds of valuable information on their website. However, it is rather stupid to
hire a partner without interviewing them. You can choose to talk with them by
phone or use a chat service. Whatever the mode, talk to them privately and
confirm the competence.
Don’t fall in love:
mentioned before, most call centers try hard to produce a good web presence.
They spend money on sophisticated websites complete with the latest technology.
Unfortunately, many companies fall in … » Read more