Have you built a Frankenstein Financial Monster?
Frankenstein Is Alive!
The term Frankenstein is often associated with a monster described as a composite of whole body parts grafted together from cadavers and reanimated through the use of electricity. Gruesome, right? Who would EVER create something like that?
Ironically, most companies that use Microsoft Dynamics create their own Frankenstein. The body of the solution is Dynamics but the document management may be Papersave, the credit card processing is Nodus, the invoice formatting is Accountable, the revenue recognition is Binary Stream and many other solutions are added onto the body to make it complete.
The result is something that looks like Frankenstein. It is a financial monster because it is expensive to put together all the parts. It is a technological monster because keeping everything integrated requires herculean efforts on the part of IT. It is an upgrade monster because the moment you upgrade one component you have to touch all the other components.