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|Corporate ERP Selection: Microsoft Great Plains Computers Articles | July 6 , 2005
In our opinion, traditional approach when you select ERPMRP system for large or mid-size company by functionality, database and hardware platform should be revised. We are convinced that new generation of Windows servers plus the reliability of relatively inexpensive database platform, such as Microsoft SQL Server, enable large corporation to decrease the cost of hardware , database and ERM software, plus have good internal support by hiring Microsoft certified professionals, available on the market in your area.
In this small article we?ll give you short review of what you should expect from Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains, its implementation, customization , reporting, integration as well as web publishing and eCommerce or web ordering system for your existing customers.
Hardware. PC Hardware and Windows server were considered as a solution for small and mid-size business, this opinion was wide spread in 1990th, when you needed to have scheduled rebooting of Windows server to deal with known issues, such as memory leaks , etc. Nowadays ? Windows 2003 could be counted on. Database. Microsoft SQL Server 6.5, if you remember old good days required a lot of maintenance and support. When Microsoft introduced MS SQL Server 7.0 and later on 2000 ? the problem of maintenance in our opinion was resolved and the database maintenance is now considered as part of data workflow side: application logic data fixes SQL queries, data feeding into SQL Server tables, data archiving and restoring. ERP System. In our opinion you should consider ERP as a platform for light or heavy customization to address your company unique business processes. The second approach would be purchasing the application, which would be very rich in its functionality: Oracle Financials , PeopleSoft, SAP. In this second case you ?overpay? for the functionality you do not use and also pay for extended implementation and user training. Customization. You should consider balancing internal developers and external consultants. Internal development should be done by SQL programmers, web exposure ? by VB.Net or C#.Net developers ? you might need eConnect. Internal developers could also do light customization of Great Plains logic via Modifier with VBA. Consultants should help you with Great Plains business logic change, which requires Great Plains Dexterity programming and specification writing skills. Integration. In the past we saw a lot of Great Plains Integration Manager usage, today the trend is to deploy SQL scripts and stored procedures , including eConnect and its extensions (such as automatic transaction posting) User Training. In the case of large publicly traded company, you should probably dedicate internal Great Plains support person, who will be trained by consultant and then will provide training for end users. In this case you will avoid having consultant train the same common interface feature multiple time to different groups of users.
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Small things have big importance in our life and nothing can befitted in the instance than the industrial fasteners. They are the basic necessities of all the applications and no industry can survive without them. From holding two pieces at a place to provide infrastructure to the aircraft , everything needs the small human creatures to fasten two things together at one place. Among the huge variety of industrial screws, the self tapping screws are the most used fastener with the nifty applications and wide uses.
The type of the screws has the ability to drill their own little tunnels as they have the sharp precise threads on their body to the end. They can be screwed down into the wood or any other metal as well as non metal for a stronger grip. They are easy to assemble and dissemble for which they are used widely for the products that need a regular maintenance. These are super easy to use and you can even fix them with the hand held or electric screwdrivers.
For the betterment and best application, you can also drill a plot hole through the material before using the screws as it can make its way to the deeper penetration easily. This is helpful, however, is not mandatory. This way they will go deep inside easily and will ensure if they are positioned correctly. Before drilling a hole , consider to go with a small pilot hole, as the screws are sharp enough to make their own way. This tip is to ensure that you will not end up with the over drilling. If you will go over the board, the fastening material will not be attached to the material being used.
For the precise application, place the screw over the small drill and position it straight to screw it. Tighten it well until there is no space for the easy turns. Remember not to over tight the material as it could cause the threads of the fastener to strip. The product comes with flat, blunt tip or either sharp , piercing tip. The blunt ended fasteners are designed to prevent the breakage of softer materials. The advantage of using the sharp edged screw is to pierce a hole within the material so you will not require drilling a pilot hole. They are best for soft materials like wood and plastic.
On the other hand, hard materials like sheet metal require drilling a pilot hole before the usage as to save time and the labor. This way they are capable of drilling and fastening on their own in one step. They are used widely for different materials and multiple applications. Choose the type of the fastener carefully as per the app.