It goes without saying but if you are a business that is still using legacy and outdated systems and continuing to work off spreadsheets for data, you are finding it hard to communicate between departments, you can’t find data or are losing time on a regular basis then perhaps you should consider making the move to an ERP system to streamline your business and bring it into the 21st century.
This is where something like a Microsoft ERP such as Business Central could come in to help your business as it’s a comprehensive ERP platform that will enable your business to streamline operations, manage resources as well as help you to achieve rapid growth. Regardless of whether you are a small or large business, an ERP can allow you to improve efficiency, increase productivity as well as to streamline business processes. Better still, you will be able to seamlessly integrate, manage your finances, and operations as well as being able to access your data from any location, on any device and at any time.
In our latest blog article, we will take you through 8 ways that we feel that your business could benefit from deciding to choose Microsoft Dynamics for your ERP solution.
Dedicated financial management
You will find that Microsoft Dynamics contains a whole host of financial management functionalities to enable your business to effectively manage your finances in a much more consistent way. Some of this functionality comes to include automating parts of your financial processes such as accounts payable & general ledger accounting. The result of doing this will be that your business will have a better visibility over cash flow, improve accuracy and have better financial planning in place.
Reduced IT costs in the long term
Despite the fact that the initial outlay for an ERP is higher, many businesses benefit in the long term as they can reduce costs by not having an IT department to manage their systems instead, it is hosted in the Cloud.
Fully accessible & flexible
You will find that using a Microsoft Dynamics ERP such as Business Central can make it much easier for you to access data wherever you are and from whichever device you are using. As well as this, you can also take advantage of the mobile app versions that can help you to access data, keep information updated as well as track different processes whilst out of the office. This will help to increase productivity as well as to give users a better overall experience.
Data located in a single place
The great thing about a Microsoft Dynamics ERP such as Business Central is the fact that it has a comprehensive reporting system meaning that it can bring in data from all over your business without the need to have to trawl through various emails and countless spreadsheets. In addition to this, it will allow your business to easily compare your overall performance across the different departments in your business, enabling better decisions to be made based on accurate data.
Plan resources in a more efficient way
Make your day-to-day job easier and bring down costs using the game-changing resource planning capabilities contained within Business Central that will enable businesses to maximise resources whilst at the same time reduce the waste across the business. You will find that a Microsoft ERP can provide you with highly accurate demand forecasts, optimised scheduling and optimised inventory levels. Moreover, you will also be able to make use of automation to streamline manual processes such as shipping.
Improved data security
Given that your business will likely to be holding vast quantities of data in one central location, ERP systems are regularly backed up and have leading security around to keep sensitive data secure which gives you much more effective security than by using spreadsheets.
You will notice that a Microsoft Dynamics ERP such as Business Central is very user friendly and can be adjusted to the requirements of your business. As well as this, it also can be fully integrated with other existing Microsoft products such as Office, which can also be accessed whilst on the go. If you want to take this one step further, you can add additional fields, change forms, and build custom workflows to meet your specific processes.
Better overall efficiency
By using a Microsoft Dynamics ERP, you can reduce the time spent on daily tasks by reducing the manual processes and tedious repeatable tasks. Better still, it can help make the workplace much easier to navigate as all departments will be using the same system with the data located in the same place.
If you are a business that has read the above article and are looking to get up & running quickly with a Microsoft ERP such as Business Central then give our team of Microsoft Dynamics specialists a call today to discuss your specific needs.
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