The Consultant Identity: Can Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Pro Deliver?

Several weeks ago a business owner I know was lamenting that everyone is now a salesperson. As he sees it, anyone who had ever worked in a mall kiosk was calling himself a salesperson and applying for jobs that required real selling, not just the ability to unbox another iPhone.

I understand his point. "Engineering" lost some of its cachet when we started to re-label garbage workers as "Sanitation Engineers".  I would add the job title "consultant" to the list of professions headed down that same tired route as people who used to be "contractors" assume the consultant's title.


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and the Director of Client Services for Fastpath. He is author or coauthor of five books on Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mark has been working with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999. He is a Florida licensed CPA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

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You succinctly explained the difference between "consultant" and what I call a "technician". Technicians are important on a project but the consulting is what makes all of the difference on a project.