• Michael Intravartolo

[Podcast] Why Switch ERP Systems?

Updated: Oct 1, 2019


Season 1, Episode 6: Two Guys, Coffee & Business


Today we are talking about some of the top reasons organizations choose to switch enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.



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- guys coffee and business podcast I

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have a buddy we're back after a quick

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break the holidays - guys coffee and

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business podcast yes sir yes sir it's

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been a couple of weeks - yeah I'm good

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I'm Todd works here with Michael

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introvert old yes that's mister roll

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tide today yeah my team pulled off the

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victory pretty happy about that

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yeah it's good - short like everybody

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else says he had me always

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probably it was pretty good I had a

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little bit of traveling and a lot yeah

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so what we talked about today my friend

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yes so why do companies switched the RP

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software it's easy Microsoft they pretty

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much everybody say wow you know I mean

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here's

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I guess do probably a million reasons

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depending on who the company is but you

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think it is probably did what five top

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reasons why companies switch yeah I

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think we think the number one involves

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if our two guests I would say that uh

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everybody wants an integrated something

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that's integrated all in one everybody

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has too many different systems running

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at the same time so you should something

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further your financials and then

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something else to keep in track of

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inventory well-being in marketing and

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having an existence of analytics that I

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do for our prospects I can tell you the

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number one pain point that they will see

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relate to that is we are outgrowing or

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basic software and the more

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comprehensive functionality and better

02:27

reporting analytics but they're not sure

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what to do next so it is awesome you

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know in line with kind of what you said

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they're outgrowing the five or six

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systems or software's that are used

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you just don't know what to do a lot of

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places want more software and and why

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wouldn't you do connector you'll just it

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take up so much time

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yeah that to it plus it just keeps

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confusing but yeah nothing seems to work

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out what do you want to do what else

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guys yes I am I found a couple reasons

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why why would you switch from maybe say

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QuickBooks to done even it's 365 yes I

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think sorry

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I think somebody wants once you get to

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that yeah the other kind becomes

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corrupted then yeah so it's okay to use

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it so it's just it's pretty crazy

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yeah why'd you do that I don't know oh

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one thing on topic we're a little old

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school today with McDonald's cafe I'd

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say when I got another pain point here

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that uh that seems to be number two on

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my list

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this said earlier we need an integrated

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solution to manage our entire business

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that it's easy to use deploy and

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maintain I'll take it over I of course

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it was not the Olympics fuck hey you

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know I mean that makes complete sense I

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mean everybody wants something that's

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easy to do with deploying maintaining

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like you said quite jump back and forth

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between software to confuse commands if

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you forget them completely yeah

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yes more more reasons with with

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QuickBooks is there's a really lot of

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control paper trail as well

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really yeah that's other that's a

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magnificent yeah not to be passive

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QuickBooks it's great for you know a

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small company right once you you get to

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a point where you do outgrow it you need

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a little bit more you know most of our

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customers and prospects I guess they've

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been moved from see QuickBooks to

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it's basically that they just need

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better inventory control it's pretty

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it's pretty easy three all right number

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three is let's see if we want to move to

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a cloud-based solution to avoid need to

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invest an IT infrastructure everybody

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get a solution they can be quickly

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available and it's I mean it that's a

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long life devolve applause we should say

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you don't have all the upfront IT cost

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to buy the servers and and all that type

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of thing you just host another Microsoft

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Azure one backflow deal with security or

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just you personally goodbye and all the

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maintenance and upgrades but uh yeah I

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can say they agree that for sure you

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think I'm all for cloud I guess as a

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millennial growing up

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yeah awesome

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something maybe topic for a future

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discussion with which city to answer is

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wonderful so you got another order

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oh yeah I think gone for forever yes so

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quick bugs

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it doesn't really handle multiple

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warehouses or multiple companies yeah

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ideas man 491 365 you got the option to

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have multiple companies even have

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intercompany postings

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I think I could be wrong I think oh my

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god finally they X yeah I think that

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mister since my financials used to be

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it's crazy it's all starts with

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businesses yeah that's number four

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number four would be we need real-time

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information to flow quickly across the

08:53

organization to take advantage of rapid

08:56

changing market conditions I kind of

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think what books it might be pretty good

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at this because they have access to love

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you can access quickly acquittals on

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your tablet or your phone information

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yeah I mean real-time it's kind of been

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a big pain point for a lot of prospects

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and I everybody's talking about how they

09:26

young

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I guess you're doing especially other

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well my cat stance respect different for

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evil market perspective let's see how

09:40

marketing team and you know somebody's

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crunching all these numbers and using

09:45

power bi with your nav or whatnot and

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you need to know exactly who your next

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campaign gonna go out to it's not real

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time during this investigation

09:54

you might send up a campaign and fool

09:55

people yeah it's one of the benefits be

09:59

full 14 year pieces lost now is support

10:08

issues a lot of that's interesting you

10:11

know a lot of older systems when they

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get out the ended it's very difficult to

10:17

find somebody who's familiar with and

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all the older system that is say 10

10:23

years old and where are no longers of

10:25

business yes you're staying for the

10:26

parties you can't get it fixed really

10:28

brighten easier that quickly or if you

10:30

get an error message even and you know

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things like you do right what you do you

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know people start making all these

10:36

modifications just fine on top of it

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just yeah the create workarounds but

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that's not a you're not paying for

10:42

anything that here right yours we're

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going around totally bad about that - it

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is if you don't use the same support

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portion

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and then keep making those modifications

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- uh-huh then you just look to somebody

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else they have absolutely no idea what's

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going on you're talking a lot of money

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right there yeah it's crazy

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all right smaller five ahead is our

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existing solution that offer enough

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flexibility it doesn't integrate well

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with other systems which I for dynamic

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style Microsoft Dynamics that's becoming

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one main focal point in every outlook

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Excel you know they have all the ad

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extensions from a half-smile ISPs and

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not only that but by mimics 365 now

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everything has I mean you got a sales

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platform and financials a talent field

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service you've had all these different

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functionalities and different yeah

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systems and now with Microsoft that he

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was 365 they can all connect the

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interview together

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yeah so then you get to keep the same

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look and feel throught everything so

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right you're very familiar with already

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there's both views I work

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so typical Microsoft is ribbon on top he

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doesn't mean it

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I give you tax bar something outside if

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you looking the same and integrating

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well right yeah

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makes everybody's life a lot easier all

12:19

right yes so yes how do we and help me

12:25

find these these symptoms of how growing

12:29

your current system interesting dat any

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thoughts on that uh I would say that

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well I'll tell you what if you're if

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you're out in the field doing something

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and you don't have access to your system

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you don't have mobile access or tablet

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access and it's that's that's a sign

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right there

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oh yeah we know this because we're old

13:04

and exist for your mobile phone or your

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tablet but next you mobile phone

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countless sites don't have under watch

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community you know well what I did

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notice is a lot of people are using

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Excel more than they are using their ERP

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system that's the problem

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yeah sending that are bigger pain for

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something you're not even using yes it

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does integrate well with where you're

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using this you know I read this

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but said that 40 percent of a person's

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work day it's lost switching through

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software for one software the other so

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you're 40 percent less efficient let's

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say because you have to switch from this

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to that and maybe copy from this to that

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and in fact whether the so if you don't

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have to scream you try switch back

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before yeah number six I got we're

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interested in cloud solutions we're not

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sure what's the right fit for our

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business we think that's fine if it's

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got the right fit for everybody I mean I

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think pretty much do anything for the

14:39

right parts as well of course I find it

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very you know it's very rare that they

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have can and will someone of the service

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industry or this review germane family

14:54

or their native it's 365 I do think that

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they're kind of doesn't have to be a

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perfect fit because so if I were small

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business and I came to you and I said

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you know what hey we're just looking to

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have something in the cloud that handles

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our financials we want to be able to

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access from our phone

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and it maybe maybe maybe monitor our

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inventory after we saw product but

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that'd be more of a damn thing would you

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scary towards like financials we're

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small traffic maybe five people not at

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all

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yes that's actually kind of that brings

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up a good point I how I kind of

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differentiate between who's a nav fit or

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by name is 365 is the user and if it's

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probably under six users I would say

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it's probably better fit for Dynamics

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365 depending on your requirement sighs

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yeah between right right but it makes

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mixed complete stunts

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yeah but Dynamics 365 is great for a

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small company but just looking for

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financials and inventory even a little

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bit of like maybe fancy being smart and

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picked up a little bit yeah but right

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now it's pretty much that's it

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right there it's like anything else it's

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been seven points

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why don't have a Microsoft fan you did a

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pretty good working for Microsoft fan

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but it makes it easier you if you if you

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put QuickBooks at for me I wouldn't know

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what to do at first because I don't know

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what it looks like I've never used it

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anything but would my name is 365 pretty

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funny I still have a feeling kind of how

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to get it wrong yeah I really like

16:58

Microsoft Word you're hearing it's got

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the same look and feel really what we do

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that's right do what we do what secret

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yeah I don't know if we've really

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touched by reporting issues but reports

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are not easy especially but data is a

17:30

real-time oh how did you have a good

17:33

report right yeah and when they have my

17:39

name is 365 you can schedule reports oh

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so I think that's always trying to add

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do we even have to create it you can

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just put a schedule come in the next

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days right there plus a shout-out to our

17:52

last podcast which features two people

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that's right so yeah Dynamics 365 -

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enough

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multiple people yeah which by far away

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those those what competition all right

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the next one that I had is this is a

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pretty good we've heard of ERP solutions

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but they're only for big companies and

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are too complex to use expensive to use

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well I mean that's I guess it depends on

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your your requirements i I really don't

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think that uh dynamics is any of the

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dynamics products are too complicated to

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use cuz I mean it doesn't have that same

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office 365 for Camille yeah so that's

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that's pretty right I think certain

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products are probably to bidding for

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service organizations but that's why

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there's multiple products yeah you know

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you're one person user building bicycles

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on your garage a lot like Dynamics

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but that Exorcist the fire crisis would

19:07

work use it so I would say that it's not

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true give us a call eighty-four 75903

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I got one more if you want to hear it

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yes

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alright the final one is IT systems to

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take away from other investment areas

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put strain on cash flow so that kind of

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goes with if you're in the cloud okay

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that's my servers pay ninety people to

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set everything up and handling security

20:03

yatta yatta yatta so I'd say that it's

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not true we cannot remove that as well

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right yeah all they treated their

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happiness

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how does amazing yeah all right that's

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all I guess I think that's about that's

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all we got for today that was pretty

20:25

good a little discussion there on why

20:28

you should switch to Microsoft Dynamics

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possibly if you're a good fit

20:33

is this podcast six I believe all right

20:37

past the yeah middle of our season I'm

20:42

in town works platform it was got over

20:44

the hump that's not what yeah all right

20:48

well thanks a lot everybody appreciate

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it yeah thank you for stopping by and

20:51

take a look good listen yeah we'll see

20:55

you next time

#Season1

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