I’m sure you’ve seen that old saying about services. There are only 3 types of services: good, cheap and fast – and you can only pick two:

Services – Pick TWO

Good & Cheap – Won’t be Fast

Fast & Good – Won’t be Cheap

Cheap & Fast – Won’t be Good

While it’s true that there is no such thing as a good, fast, and  cheap ERP system, we believe we’ve cracked the code in creating a Better, Faster, and Cheaper ERP System for Manufacturers.

ManufacturingCONNECT Accelerator – Better, Faster, Cheaper ERP

Both ManufacturingCONNECT and Dynamics 365 for Operations are new to the market, but Microsoft Dynamics and mcaConnect’s manufacturing solutions have been around for a long time. We know manufacturing – and we know the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Dynamics. When Microsoft launched the AppSource site, we saw an opportunity to provide a turnkey ERP for manufacturers.

Here are the most frequently asked questions we get about the ManufacturingCONNECT Accelerator.

What is ManufacturingCONNECT?

ManufacturingCONNECT is a solution configured for discrete manufacturers using Dynamics 365 for Operations as their base platform. The solution comes “out of the cloud” with standard manufacturing processes and a fixed-scope implementation to help you deploy the solution internally.

Is ManufacturingCONNECT cloud-only?

Yes, ManufacturingCONNECT is cloud-only. Deployed on Microsoft Azure, ManufacturingCONNECT takes advantage of Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS). With LCS, you can deploy, test and move your system to production using simple, automated business tools.

Why would we use ManufacturingCONNECT Accelerator vs. standard ERP implementation?

By preconfiguring Dynamics 365 for Operations to meet the specific needs of discrete manufacturers, ManufacturingCONNECT substantially cuts the cost and timeline to implement an ERP system. It’s designed for companies looking for a “faster, better and cheaper ERP” who want to generally use common manufacturing best practices. Because of this pre-configuration, leveraging the ManufacturingCONNECT Accelerator is the perfect solution for companies looking to accelerate a move from a legacy system.

Companies who want to deploy their ERP system on-premise or have lots of unique needs and customizations are better off going with a standard ERP implementation.

Can we further customize our solution after the initial deployment?

Yes. While the initial deployment is fixed in scope, companies can choose to add services later to suit their unique needs.

Written By: Jay Rutledge, Product Manager

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