What is a Kwixstart Implementation?
Exploring our fixed-fee, lean implementations for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
We offer Kwixstart implementation plans for companies wanting to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for the first time. If you're wondering what that entails and whether it's right for your business, this article is for you.
What is a Kwixstart Implementation Plan?
Costs and timeline - most of the fears small businesses have when considering an ERP implementation revolve around these two factors. They've heard stories about common ERP implementation mistakes and failures. The risk of going over-schedule and over-budget is constant, especially for those on a strict budget and/or timeline. This is where a Kwixstart implementation can offer some peace of mind as it can help small and mid-sized businesses constrain these risks.
A Kwixstart implementation is a lean implementation with a fixed price, so you can get your business up and running without losing any transaction speed. They are designed for SMB businesses that are looking to implement Dynamics 365 Business Central. There are three plans available so you can pick the module and functionality your company requires, and these are Kwixstart for Finance, Kwixstart for Finance and Distribution, and Kwixstart for Finance, Distribution, and Manufacturing. All three plans include a discovery process, data import, the general ledger's configuration, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and training and support for Go Live.
To see the entire list of project deliverables, download a copy of the Kwixstart implementation guide.
What Are Fixed-Fee and Lean Implementations?
A fixed-fee implementation has a definite scope. After a discovery process, you are given a project plan that outlines how your implementation will happen, the exact items included, and a fixed price.
In a fixed-fee implementation, keep in mind that costs can go up if the scope changes. This typically occurs when specific business processes are not mentioned in the discovery process or when a client realizes they want a customization halfway through. That's why it's imperative to have an ERP partner you can trust because one of the reasons why fixed-fee implementations get a bad name is when an ERP partner quotes a low-ball fee initially to make the sale, and after the project begins, the client realizes that the items they believed they were getting, are not in the original scope. Transparency is vital for these types of implementations, and you should only go into a fixed-fee implementation knowing exactly what functionality is included and what the end result will look like.
A lean implementation is a scaled-down version of the typical time-and-materials implementation. As the name suggests, it focuses on the basic components to keep costs low. It is not likely to include any unique requirements.
For more information, check out our article on the three different types of ERP implementation and how to pick the one that's right for your business.
Is a Kwixstart Implementation Right For Your Company?
A lean, fixed-fee implementation is not the right fit for every company. Typically, a Kwixstart implementation is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, with the following scenarios:
You require an ERP solution for 1 location, ideally up to 20 users
You are upgrading from entry-level accounting software like Sage or Quickbooks
Your company is adopting an ERP solution for the first time
Generally, the larger and more complex your organization is, a lean implementation is not the right fit for you. It will not let you explore all the functionality of Business Central that could be applied to your organization.
Getting Started with a Kwixstart Implementation
A Kwixstart implementation can help you go beyond the limits of entry-level accounting systems and transform your business. If you have any questions about our implementation plans, get in touch with the Kwixand team by booking a free consultation today.
Kwixand Solutions is a Dynamics 365 Business Central partner based in Vancouver, Canada. We provide small to midsized businesses with the strategies and solutions they need for successful digital transformation. As a trusted Microsoft Dynamics Partner, we work with clients in Canada and the United States to help them achieve their business goals and scale easily. With decades of experience in ERP, CRM, BI, and cloud technologies, our team of seasoned experts dive deep into the nitty-gritty of your business processes and values and work with you to develop a plan that is designed specifically for your business. We guarantee results - that is our commitment to success.