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  • 1.  Title Survey

    Posted Jun 10, 2019 11:19 AM
    Good morning!  I work in our Financial Affairs office but do all the IT functions related to Great Plains.  We use GP for General Ledger, HR and Payroll.   I also assist in Financial Affairs with the University Budget.  My title now is Financial Affairs Budget and System Manager.  I have recently taken on all the upgrades, reporting, etc.  and we don't use our Partner for anything other than maintenance contracts and renewals.  Anyone else have a similar role and a title suggestion?  I'm not really a big title person, but I am being asked for a more appropriate title??  Thoughts?

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    Wendy Kennedy
    Financial Affairs system & Budget Mngr
    Wilmington University
    New Castle DE
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  • 2.  RE: Title Survey

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Jun 10, 2019 03:41 PM
    @Wendy Kennedy,

    At my last job I "borrowed" the title that my friend, @Beat Bucher, had at a former job: Business Analyst & MS Dynamics Platform Administrator​​. Hard to abbreviate that one!

    At my current job I'm still the GP Admin, but I've been gifted with several other duties: Business Analyst, IT generalist, and manager of the QMS systems we've taken on. So my title now is: Business Development Analyst & QMS Manager.

    I think that that "MS Dynamics Platform Administrator" might suit your situation as an addendum.

    Regards,

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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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  • 3.  RE: Title Survey

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Jun 11, 2019 02:32 PM
    Hi Wendy,
    Steve Erbach is right :-) and you know, a job title doesn't say much about what you're doing in your everyday life.. for me it was just so HR could put something up on the Business Cards they need to get printed.. in reality people like GP admins are more often Jack / Jill-of-all-trades and wear multiple hats..
    When someone asked in a conference session or on the expo floor what I was doing, I'd offer several choices : DBa (accidental of course), developer, business analyst, system architect, IT administrator, troubleshooter and end-user support.. pick what fits the best at the moment :-)
    However, as the saying goes, "Clothes do not make the man".
    Enjoy de day !

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    Beat Bucher
    Business Analyst, Dynamics GP SME
    Montreal QC/Canada
    @GP_Beat http://www.gp-geek.com
    Montreal QC GPUG Chapter Leader
    MBS MVP (2015-2018)
    All-Star 2013
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  • 4.  RE: Title Survey

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Jun 11, 2019 06:22 PM
    @Beat Bucher and @Wendy Kennedy,

    >> However, as the saying goes, "Clothes do not make the man". <<

    On the other hand, as Mark Twain said, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.​​"

    Regards,

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    "Sparkly" Steve Erbach - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach

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  • 5.  RE: Title Survey

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 12, 2019 09:29 AM
    @Wendy Kennedy I think a lot of us struggle with this. I'm our "IT Manager"...but have nothing to do with our network, other than overseeing the people that do. I am technically our "GP Admin"..."Inventory Control/Materials Manager"..."MRP/ERP Guru"..."GP Analyst"...and the list goes on. I'm interested to see what suggestions you may get for an appropriate title. ​

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    Aleiha Hanson
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc - IT Manager
    GPUG Milwaukee WI Chapter Leader
    ahanson@royal-basket.com
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