Earlier this month TVision were at Vintners Hall, London to hold our summer Bevica User Group.
Dubbed the ‘spiritual home’ of the Wine Trade, The Vintners’ Company are steeped in the history of the City of London, as well as helping to shape the UK import and regulation of the sale of wine.
The perfect location to discuss our plans for Bevica and the forthcoming year, topics included an update from TVision and Bevica, reporting, Outlook integration and the Power Platform.
Roadmap – Business Central
Taking a look back at where Bevica has been and where its heading in 2020, Product Manager, Claudio Martell kicked off the day. With an upgrade to the system planned for Q1 2020 and product launch of Bevica Essentials too (watch this space), Claudio said,
“We are going to be busy in the coming year, a key driving force is to make sure Bevica can leverage all the exciting possibilities the Microsoft platform provides.”
Recently working on the Bevica logo, we can now reveal a more stylised look and feel.
A coming of age almost, we’re delighted with the new look and hope you are too. You should start to see this rolled out across our marketing shortly.
Generating much discussion with the audience, the latter part of the morning covered reporting.
Held by Bevica Implementation Consultant, Ben Marriott, reporting is a subject that covers so much.
Sometimes difficult to have a solution that works for all companies, Ben discussed how Business Central can provide a range of options to suit all needs, saying:
“We don’t believe there’s a one size fits all approach to reporting, but the majority of the building blocks are there with Bevica and our suite of reports…Regardless of the industry you’re in, having a clear specification of what you need to report on at the outset is key.
Start with “needs” and the “wants” can come later – and TVision can help determine these, working with you to unlock the potential of your data.”
Power Apps and Flow
Demonstrating how to automate tasks across your business as well as building your own mobile apps, Support Consultants Ian Robinson and Brad Cox held an interesting presentation that encouraged audience participation.
Ian explained the thought process he went through in creating a PowerApp used by TVision staff. It lets colleagues know if you’re running late or won’t be in for work through selectable templates.
On a topic closer to home, Brad showed a PowerApp that lets warehouse staff scan a bottle barcode and send a note and bottle shot directly into Bevica. You can watch the video demonstrating this here.
Both consultants left their audience excited to try the technology for themselves and create apps to suit their business without the need for a developer.
Freeing up time that could be spent on other tasks, you can find out how to create your own app(s) here.
For those of you that attended, thank you for your company. We hope you got as much out of the day as we did – it was great to see you all.
Our next user group will be early next year, so please keep a look out for our save the date due to be sent soon.
For more information on Outlook integration mentioned but not featured in this blog, please watch our webinar, Top 5 things you need to know about Outlook integration with Business Central or read Top 3 Bevica integrations with Microsoft.
In the meantime, if there’s anything you need or would like to discuss, please get in touch.