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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Grow beyond your limits

12 June, 2018
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Grow beyond your limits

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365BC) is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organisations that restructures all your business processes with automation and optimisation to produce a more reactive, nimble and advanced ecosystem.

D365BC benefits from highly adaptable features allowing businesses to manage their finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more. Businesses have the ability to add functionality that is relevant to their region of operation, and that is customised to support highly specialised industries.

“An all-in-one business management solution that helps organisations streamline business processes, improve customer interactions and enable growth.”

- Microsoft

D365BC is fast to implement, easy to configure, and simplicity guides innovations in product design, development, implementation, and usability. By implementing D365BC you allow for the elimination of hardware and infrastructure costs and a dedicated IT team. Fast growing businesses need the flexibility and scalability of the cloud to help them to reduce the amount of time taken to digitally transform, focus on the customer and be one step ahead of their competitors.

 

Top benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central:

 

Get paid faster

  • Accelerate financial close and reporting by streamlining accounts receivables and payables.
  • Automatically reconcile accounts to close and report on financials quickly and accurately, all while maintaining compliance.
  • Refine financial forecasts by modelling and analysing data across multiple dimensions.Customise reports using seamless Microsoft Excel integration.
  • Connect data across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory, and customer interactions to get an end-to-end view of your business.
  • Chart financial performance in real time with built-in Power BI dashboards.

Operate more profitably

  • Improve visibility across your supply chain and gain greater control over your purchasing process.
  • Get real-time visibility into stock, sales, purchasing and financial information across multiple locations.
  • Use built-in intelligence to predict when and what to replenish. Purchase only what you need with dynamically updated inventory levels.
  • Get recommendations on when to pay vendors to use vendor discounts or avoid overdue penalties.
  • Mitigate the risk of unnecessary or fraudulent purchases through approval workflows.
  • Calculate and optimize manufacturing capacity and resources to improve production schedules and meet customer demands.

Project plan more effectively

  • Manage budgets and monitor progress of your projects with real-time data on available resources.
  • Track invoicing for customers against planned costs on orders and quotes.
  • Make effective decisions with real-time insight on project status, profitability, and resource-usage metrics.

Sell smarter

  • Maximize revenue opportunities and better serve customers with built-in recommendations.
  • Prioritize sales leads based on revenue potential. Keep track of all customer interactions and get guidance on best upsell, cross-sell, and renewal opportunities throughout your sales cycle.
  • Speed up the quote to cash process. Act quickly on sales-related inquiries, manage service requests, and process payments—all from within Outlook

 

Comparing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft NAV

 

D365BC provides the same standard functionality as NAV, Microsoft’s flagship solution for the mid-market use by over 160,000 organisations across the globe. Both of these solutions provide a rich standard functionality and integration with Microsoft CRM and Office 365. 

 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC

Microsoft NAV

Enhancing

  • D365BC can be enhanced through “apps” purchased in the Microsoft AppSource and by extensions developed by Microsoft partners. All apps are approved and published by Microsoft.

Enhancing

  • NAV can be enhanced through “extensions” purchased through the partner channel and through bespoke development.

Hosting Options

  • Hosted by Microsoft, on Azure in public cloud

Hosting Options

  • Deployed on Azure, in a private data centre or on premise

Licensing

  • Monthly subscription licence that includes:
  • Application,
  • Hosting,
  • Maintenance

Licensing

  • Perpetual or subscription licensing for the application. Hosting is an additional cost.

Accessing

  • Web client (i.e. browser)
  • Mobile apps for smartphones and tablets

Accessing

  • PC client (the Windows client)
  • Web and mobile app

 

 

Get started now to:

 

  • Eliminate departmental silos
  • Get better visibility into your overall business
  • Grow nimbly with a solution that easily extends and scales

 

Want to know more?

 Contact marketinguk@columbusglobal.com  to learn more about the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365BC; whether you are in discovery, looking for continual support or exploring new possibilities.

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