From fear to opportunity: How Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 makes upgrades strategic again

April 8 2014

When it comes to ERP systems, "upgrade" can sometimes be a four-letter word. They have a reputation for being expensive, time-consuming, and creating little value. Historically, ERP upgrades were seen as a mandatory exercise driven mostly out of fear: Fear of product vendors discontinuing support; fear that skills needed to support older versions were becoming hard to access; fear that remaining on the current version might result in unexpected, difficult-to-solve problems.

About Elliot Fishman

As CEO of Catapult, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner that helps SMBs perform at their best with managed services and long-term support for Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM solutions, Elliot's accountabilities including setting vision, providing leadership and driving alignment, and ownership of the company brand and promise to customers.

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For nearly 20 years Elliot has been helping organizations use information technology to improve their business operations and performance. His experience spans domains such as ERP, CRM, business intelligence, workflow and document management. Prior to leading Catapult, Elliot was Executive Vice-President with Habanero Consulting Group, the leading Canadian provider of enterprise portal solutions. Elliot's experience also includes senior management consulting and systems implementation with KPMG and management roles in Finance and IT with the University of Chicago.

Elliot mentors young entrepreneurs and CEOs through the Canadian Youth Business Federation and the Simon Fraser University School of Business.

Elliot is passionate about mountain biking, kitesurfing, and boating, his family and the business he leads.

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