Business as we know it is constantly changing. After global impediments, many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) focus on developing profitable efforts. However, Smart SMBs are also taking this time to assess available IT solutions to improve their process. After all, the goal is to grow and embrace change. Changes such as how and where employees work and how businesses obtain financial gain. 

Fortunately, Microsoft has an all-in-one business solution to help SMBs increase efficiency, improve customer relationships, increase revenue, and adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. This solution is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC).  

My business already uses Office 365. What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for?

You can think of Microsoft D365 BC as an upgrade to Office 365 that grants your business the capabilities it needs to scale and grow. It is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for SMBs that streamlines and automates business processes, helping you manage your entire operations. Its functionalities include: 

  • Human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Sales management
  • Relationship management 
  • Project management
  • Service management
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouse management

With D365 BC connecting processes, people, and insights, the different teams in your company can work more harmoniously and effectively together, helping them deliver a unified customer experience. Obtain an end-to-end view of your operations, hence, letting you quickly identify and respond to changing business needs. 

When should I move my business to D365 BC?

D365 BC streamlines your business to ensure that your IT asset is cost-effective and that all your workflows are efficient. You need this solution if your business is:

  • Struggling with siloed information – Staff waste time and effort entering the same data into multiple, disconnected systems. They also waste time consolidating information since they don’t have a single source of truth for critical matters such as cash flow and performance metrics.
  • Having difficulty achieving synergy – Teams aren’t working together as well as they should since they don’t have an end-to-end view of the business. 
  • Grappling with financial visibility and performance Since siloed information hinders having accurate, real-time reporting, you cannot obtain cash flow and performance metrics immediately. 
  • Finding it hard to adapt to changing times – Your legacy ERP system prevents you from accessing data away from the office, efficiently scaling up or down, integrating with industry-specific apps, and leveraging modern technologies.

Why should I pick D365 BC over other ERPs?

D365 BC offers outstanding functionality because it combines the following Microsoft assets: Microsoft Power Platform, Office 365, Microsoft Partners, and Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Power Platform lets you optimise productivity by enabling you to automate tasks and workflows, build chatbots, and easily create custom apps that solve your unique business challenges. You can use it to enhance your existing Microsoft Office files and convert data into visually immersive and interactive insights. As a result, you make better and faster business decisions. 

Microsoft Partners’ app integrations allow you to customise D365 BC to suit your business needs. Integrations lets you add functionalities relevant to your region of operation or industry — even those highly specialised.

Unlike legacy ERP systems, you can deploy D365 BC on the cloud through Microsoft Azure. Thanks to Azure’s robust security, you can worry less about security and compliance issues. Depending on your current needs, you can also quickly scale up or down your system requirements. Finally, you can also leverage modern technologies built on Azure, such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, and mixed reality, to innovate and differentiate your business from competitors. 

Moreover, D365 BC also supports on-premises and hybrid deployments since it is built on a highly flexible architecture. This means you can enjoy D365 BC’s full capabilities wherever you are, using any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Likewise, having flexible deployment options allows you to easily change work setups or adopt new business models to adhere to changing times. 

How do I get started with D365 BC?

Ready to implement D365 BC? Let Empower IT Solutions, one of Australia’s leading Microsoft Partners, help you. Our team of certified Microsoft consultants will draft a plan detailing the entire deployment process. With us as your partner, your D365 BC will also be customised to address your company’s unique needs and goals. Get in touch with us today.

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