Recently, some questions arised here in MiBuSo that show inexperience in ERP systems in general, not only in Navision. Of course it's understandable, but I think if you are a startup solution center, for gosh's sake, HIRE someone who already implemented another ERP system before! (And not only G/L and Finances, but operations as well: sales, purchase, inventory, warehouse and manufacturing). It will be EXTREMELY hard to implement Navision without somebody who has previous ERP experience.
ERP systems are very similar to each other. If you have somebody on the team who implemented another EPR before, then you at least know how it SHOULD work, what it SHOULD do, what are the typical features, what are the typical limitations of ERP systems - f.e. many ERP systems support assembly manufacturing but not process production - , what are the typical problems and typical solutions, what are the typical bugs - f.e. MANY ERP systems have serious inventory costing issues - and so on. In this case, your team will know WHAT to do and will only have to find out HOW to do it in Navision, which is a lot easier. Having to learn both WHAT and HOW on your first ERP project is a clear way to disaster.
For example, from some of the questions arised here in the forum, if you had somebody who has previous experience with another ERP system would know that
- don't even try to implement process production capacity planning with a system that uses the term Machine Center, because that's strictly an assembly manufacturing term
- the general practice for ANY ERP system to handle completely outsourced manufacturing is to transfer material out, consume, output, transfer products back
- that vendor consignments in ANY ERP system are usually handled by marking the PO as arrived but NOT receiving it
- that you have to do quality control on goods received BEFORE you receive goods in ANY ERP system, because receiving in an ERP term means ACCEPTING the goods, not just noting that they arrived
and so on, and so on. If you feel you are in these shoes I described here, HIRE somebody who implemented a lot of Scala or Exact or Baan something like that before, and not only Finances, but operations as well, or you will face a really, really hard time.