If you are an ERP Administrator and you find yourself sitting in a corner office or the basement, (depending on how much your boss likes you) looking out the window or staring at a computer monitor, waiting for the rest of the employees to knock on your door. I am here to tell you that you are doing it wrong. If you have not found a group of ERP Administrators to network with on a regular basis, again you are doing it wrong. An admin cannot live on an island and cannot do it alone. So today we are going to talk about how to thrive and not just survive! This blog contains two important parts. The first is regarding the work place and your team as a whole and the second will be about finding that community to network with. So what do ya say, let's get started!
Since we are on the subject of Interaction, the other people we need to interact with are our peers and contemporaries in the business. When I found the Dynamics Communities and got involved both online and at live events, I began to thrive as an Admin. If you are reading and using an ERP that is not part of the Microsoft Dynamics Communities, I am sure there is a group out there for you. I hope they are as amazing and wonderful as our community is and encourage you to get involved with them. If you find they are not…maybe you should consider Microsoft's Business Central for your next ERP and join us! I can hook you up if you are interested - I have connections :) Sorry for the commercial interruption, onto our regularly scheduled programming. In all seriousness, a network of people using the same ERP is like finding the golden ticket in Willy Wonka. Once a member of the NAVUG community I began to learn through the 100's of webinars they provide. I was able to share knowledge and ask questions in the open forum, find a local chapter community to network with in person. These people have become my mentors, teachers, coworkers, best friends and a couple of them are now my bosses. Each year in October we have an annual Summit, and I have been heard saying, "This is my favorite week of the year - it's like a family reunion!" Tip number two this week is, find a network of other ERP admins to connect with. If you are using a Dynamics ERP and are not already part of our ridiculously amazing network - don't delay - Join us! You won't be sorry!
To give NAVUG a try, follow this link to the membership page where you can sign up for a free month's trial! If you want to jump in with both feet, reach out to our Customer Engagement Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. and ask about a discount coupon!
Please share your stories and pics from the trenches, and if you are a NAV/BC Admin, look for me in the community! ~ Holly