Somehow I’ve missed it earlier, but a wealth of information for developers, architects and technical consultants specializing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is now available on MSDN in the Microsoft Dynamics…
Someone has tweeted about my blog yesterday. Was that you? Seeing twitter.com in a list of websites sending traffic my way pumped a dose of adrenaline up my arteries: if…
To customize or not to customize, that is the question. When you see a complex business process far from the standard ERP system, a knee-jerk reaction is to reach for customization tools and do the development.
Many ERP theorists say that ERP is only as good as it is an exact match for your processes. And they are mostly right about it. But majority of ERP systems are very generic (Microsoft Dynamics NAV included), and to exactly match your processes, they require customization. When it doesn’t work out-of-the-box, you customize it, it’s that simple, isn’t it?
It’s not, sorry.
Last week I participated in a discussion about budgets and whether you should ask your potential customers their budget. It made me think: how often do customers reveal their project budgets before the consultants bid?
From my personal experience—not too often. What a waste! Of time, money, and opportunity.
When I started blogging just short of two years ago, there weren’t too many NAV blogs. I don’t bother to go do the count, but I figure there was no more than ten of them. Then it exploded: today, there are about forty.
Keeping track of forty RSS feeds has become a complete nightmare for me, so I decided I’d keep a monthly digest of the most valuable blog posts in the NAV blogosphere, as a reference I can refer back to, later on. If you find it useful as well, even better.