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Maintenance: Paying Someone Just to Be Your Friend?

Why do you pay for maintenance on software ranging from Microsoft Dynamics® GP to a warehouse management system (WMS) or fixed asset tracking tool like PanatrackerGP? A software vendor ought to use maintenance revenues to re-invest, extend and evolve the product in keeping with their development roadmap. So the license fee buys you the product as it is. The maintenance gets you access to the support desk, as well as…

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And Now for a Little Warehouse Management System Humor …

The problem with reading Dilbert strips is that so many of us recognize the dysfunctional patterns of behavior from our own work environments. So the axiom applies -- we laugh because it is funny, and we laugh because it is true. That is why the strip below touches such a nerve with us here at Panatrack. As Dynamics GP users contact us in their search for a warehouse management system…

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A neophyte’s view of the Dynamics GP space

After joining Panatrack just long enough ago that I how to work the coffee machine and transfer calls, I am feeling the ground under my feet. Panatrack is a fraction of the size of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company I left to come on board and join my longtime associate Michael Burnham in this endeavor to help make friends and influence people. But the company is an established and venerable as…

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The Limits of Microsoft Dynamics GP’s Inventory Management Tools

Or, Why You Need Both Inventory Management and Inventory Control Any lean manufacturing guru or APICS trainer will stress role of inventory management in achieving business efficiency. It is no secret that stocking too much inventory ties up cash that could be used for other purposes and having too little inventory will result in stock-outs and back orders to the point where the ability to serve the customer is damaged.…

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