Factors That Determines The Right Add-Ons To Use In ERP

The add-ons serves as a great solution for most ERP software applications to function without having to leave the ERP environment, finding add-ons nowadays have become fairly easier, and it is easy to be misled when there is such abundant availability of addons, a wrong selection may cost you time and money and to avoid such wrong selection of add-ons here are a few tips.

  1. Dynamics Version – There are different types of add-ons available for different versions of Microsoft Dynamics, while a lot of them are flexible for different versions, some of them work only on specific versions of Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV. It’s important to know these requirements and update ERP license if needed before investing oneself into it.
  2. Differences in code – There is a good chance of finding apps with different code. Every time an app is installed it introduces its new code, data, and setups that could affect other apps that have been already installed in the system. In situations where you cannot avoid such integration, it is better to consult the expertise who would be able to execute such integrations without posing a damage to the system.
  3. Keeping up to date – Before moving on, it is very important to understand the maintenance required for the particular add-on. One must understand that the full cost of the app which includes the periodical maintenance of it.
  4. Do not fall for attractive offers – There are a lot of codes available for free, and there is a common notion amongst the buyers that something free wouldn’t hurt trying but that doesn’t holds good in this scenario. Once you’ve installed an application in your system, irrespective to the cost of the app, it can impact other apps and with the core business central or NAV system, even if do not use it at all. And issues like this might need more efforts than just a simple “uninstall”.
  5. Training and Support – Though the initial support is offered by the app provider offers these services often stops with their app. But to assist the integration of the several add-ons and to work with the specific business environment setup for NAV or Business Central, it’d be better to consult a Certified Microsoft ERP Partner who has the expertise to provide overall implementation, training, and support.

These are some of the aspects that will be helpful to select and decide the add-ons required, AllGrowTech has assisted numerous clients in using such add-ons, contact us on contact@allgrowtech.com to know more.

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