There are hundreds of different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems available in today’s marketplace. Microsoft, as one of the top providers of software in the world, is a leading provider of ERP systems and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the jewel in its crown when it comes to all-in-one business management solutions for the small to medium-sized business. In this blog, we have a look at ten reasons why you should move to Business Central.
1. Seamless integration
Business Central is an all-in-one business management tool that connects sales, service, finance, and operations teams to help them adapt faster and deliver results. Moreover, as part of the Microsoft family, it also connects seamlessly with other Microsoft products, such as Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
2. Effective automation
Many businesses are looking for an ERP that provides the ability to automate repeatable business tasks, such as payroll, order processing, invoicing, reporting and more. If you move to Business Central – your organisation would have this ability. It will equip your team with secure, automation tools that make ordering, selling, invoicing, and reporting easier and faster.
3. Real-time reporting
The benefits of an ERP system that can deliver real-time reporting are well-documented: better business decisions, smoother company operations and improved customer experiences being just three of these benefits. An integral component of Business Central is Power BI, Microsoft’s business intelligence and report application. Power BI gives you and your business actionable insights into your data and, as a result, helps you make informed decisions fast – and plan confidently for what’s next.
4. Tracking and visibility
A powerful feature of any good ERP system is the one that allow businesses to track, surface and understand business metrics. One of the ways that moving to Business Central allows you to do this is through its Essential Business Insights extension which finds interesting business facts in your company data and displays them as newspaper-like headlines in the relevant Role Centre.
5. Cloud-based solution
Cloud-based ERP systems are the way of the future. When you move to Business Central it is available to all customers in a Software as a Service (SaaS) format. It is hosted on the Microsoft Public Cloud, accessible from anywhere with a web client, automatically updated and kept safe through Microsoft online security protocols.
Financial compliance is essential for any business and a crucial component in most ERP systems. With Business Central you can be assured that it contains the functionality and is built on a platform that makes it easy for customers to comply with compliance and regulatory legislation.
7. First-rate intuitiveness
ERP systems that make good use of artificial intelligence to enhance system intuitiveness are now highly sought after in the marketplace. Microsoft Business Central, with its Azure Machine Learning and Power BI, is just such a system.
Software scalability is important for any business; your ERP system should be able to grow as you grow, be able to handle increases in transactional volume, workload, and amount of data. This is one of Business Central’s real strengths. With a monthly subscription fee, you can easily add or remove users as needed.
As well as looking for a scalable ERP, businesses often require an ERP that is extendable; one that includes additional modules to meet wider business needs. Business Central has just such functionality with numerous capabilities for different parts of the business.
10. Comprehensive customer support system
Excellent customer service and support before, during and following implementation is vital for a successful ERP implementation project. And this is where Business Central excels. Through a network of delivery partners, such as TVision (who is a UK based Microsoft Gold Partner established over 20 years ago), when you move to Business Central you get first rate customer service and support to all ERP customers.
Want to find out more?
Further details about all ten reasons above can be found in our Knowledge Leadership article, Ten reasons why Business Central outshines other ERPs.
If you want to know more about moving to Microsoft Business Central and how TVision could help you, please feel free to contact us to arrange a demo to see how it could be the perfect ERP to help you overcome your business challenges.