New kid on the block Kiddicare reinvents the in-store experience with K3 Retail

Kiddicare has worked with K3 to completely transform the way that it’s ten new stores and their existing Peterborough flagship store, look, operate and engage with customers. Part of parent company Morrisons’ aggressive plan for expansion to generate £250 million turnover in the next three years, Kiddicare has further developed its Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution from K3 Retail to support its growing network of superstores across the nation. Opening an average of one store a month throughout 2013, …

Dynamics – The Time to Upgrade

Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM systems under Microsoft are continuously evolving and improving. With Microsoft technologies you expect that within 2 years your current solution is out of date and so the question is often not what is the best ERP or CRM solution as all Dynamics Solutions are currently out selling the opposition, but when should we upgrade our current version. The general rule of thumb when looking to upgrade is when the benefits outweigh the cost, when new functionality within the systems …

Dynamics NAV and AX – Is the Solution just too good to be upgraded?

Recent research has shown that 58% of Dynamics NAV and AX customers upgrade every 5 years or less and only 42% of customers are on the latest two versions. This has thrown up a couple of questions: Is Dynamics too good to be upgraded Is Dynamics too expensive to be upgraded Within the AX arena the product tends to be so tailored to each client that the projects are so much larger and longer term that regular complete upgrades would be both costly and unnecessary. We are seeing the …

Now Confirmed: NAV is the biggest piece of the Dynamics cake

In the Microsoft Dynamics World, the different ERP products that were competing while they were separate products on the market have in a way continued their competition internally in the Microsoft community after the products have become a part of the Microsoft Dynamics suite. In alphabetic order we’re taking about AX, CRM, GP, NAV and SL. I’m including CRM here as it has become an integral part of Microsoft Dynamics even though it has not been marketed outside Microsoft previously. In the …

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud

Top 10 Reasons to Move Your ERP to the Cloud Businesses demand flexibility, security, and scalability. The cloud provides all of that—and better yet, it is very affordable. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider moving your ERP to the cloud: 1. Smaller Initial Investment – Services are provided on a subscription, pay-as-you-go basis which means that implementing a cloud based ERP system can greatly reduce the initial capital costs of investing in an ERP system. Many vendors …

What is ERP and Why Every Company Should Have One?

What is ERP and Why Every Company Should Have One? An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is an information system that supports business operations and aids in decision-making. Some of the business functions supported by the information system include human resources, sales, production, customer service and finance. The ERP system uses a centralised database and platform with a consistent and uniform user interface for the user of the system. Why Does my Organisation Need an ERP …

ERP in 2013

Over the last 15 years there seems to be a general trend of consolidation within the market. The number of solutions available to the SME market seem to be both getting much more sophisticated as you would expect over time but also the choice seems to be becoming far more limited in terms of vendors. 15 years ago Conspicuous would regularly have a stand at Softworld ERP in the UK. There was always a plethora of choice from the main players SAP, Epicor, Access, Sage or Damgaard to a handful …

Reputation is Critical in Dynamics Recruitment

Recent events in the British Press have highlighted the issue of reputation.  At Conspicuous we have worked hard over the last 13 years to develop a reputation of professionalism. We always aim to have a full and in depth understanding our clients, their business and their business needs going forward. At Conspicuous, we aim to fully understand our candidates, we need to know where you want to be in 2 or 5 years time, how you want your career to grow and what type of organization is best …

The Future of NAV

There have been many lines written on NAV and its future. It would seem that Microsoft have at last pulled their rabbit from the hat with NAV 2013, which has been released to market with rave reviews.  It would certainly seem to be a fabulous time to be a NAV Sales Person! NAV has always been a great solution for the SME market and it to date has offered the Partners an excellent business where NAV can be tailored to clients’ specific business needs.  The Partners in turn have built up teams …

Users are flocking to upgrade to NAV 2013

The Dynamics NAV Partners that use Conspicuous for their recruitment are exceptionally upbeat on the back of demos, client days and the general buzz surrounding NAV 2013 and are looking forward to a good year ahead.  Our clients are reporting a huge amount of interest in the latest version of NAV with many already signed up for the upgrade. Will 2013 be a bumper year for the Account Managers?