In our experience, there are six key issues that businesses tend to have when it comes to their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. In this blog we outline these key business challenges and how Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the perfect ERP to help you solve and overcome them.

1. In our business, we need real time data that is easily accessible

We understand how important it is to have accurate real time information at your fingertips. Data that you can slice and dice by filtering it on an easily accessible and customisable dashboard that shows your KPIs. Dimensional analysis for your monthly reporting is often a key business challenge but Business Central can do this with ease.

For more information on using dimensions with Business Central, read our Knowledge Leadership pieces, Dimensions in Business Central: What are they, and how should you use them? and Using Dimensions with Business Central to improve your reporting.

2. Using multiple, disparate IT systems is slowing down our business

Using multiple, disparate IT systems that each cater for a specific need can have many disadvantages for a business. It can lead to, among other things, wasted employee productivity, lack of real-time visibility and a need to manipulate your data in order to ensure systems integration. With Business Central there is seamless integration. Not only is Business Central a complete business management tool that connects sales, service, finance, and operations teams to help them adapt faster and deliver results but, as part of the Microsoft family, it also connects seamlessly with other Microsoft products, such as Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

3. Should we be moving to cloud-based IT systems?

Many businesses, if they haven’t already done so, are considering a move to cloud-based IT systems. The benefits are numerous: improved security, lack of in-house requirements for physical servers, 24/7 from anywhere and always having the latest version of your software. Business Central is available to all customers in 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.

Click here for our Knowledge Leaders article, All you need to know about Cloud Computing.

4. We regularly have problems with data duplication

Issues with manual data entry and the risk of data duplication can be a critical business challenge. So using a system, like Business Central, that has data capture right from that first invoice or purchase order can make a big difference. This allows you to react faster and make informed business decisions as well as providing better customer service because you always have the most accurate information to hand.

5. Our system no longer fits our business needs

Thinking of business growth, is your existing system scalable like Business Central? With a monthly subscription fee you can easily add or remove users as needed. It has extensive functionality that grows with you as your business grows, you can add multi-company or multi-currency options too and creating consolidated companies  is very straightforward .

6. Our ERP can’t talk to our business apps

As we have said before, Business Central is just one part of the Microsoft family. Not only does it integrate seamlessly with the Office 365 functionality you already know, use and love but, with its intuitive user interface, you can also add Microsoft PowerApps such as Power Automate, Power BI or other functionality as and when you need it. Plus you can also use third party add-ons or any of our exclusive in-house developed add-ons.

TVision – the UK’s go-to partner for Business Central

TVision is one of the largest and most experienced providers of Business Central in the UK. Our team take real pleasure in working with our clients to develop, implement and support the best possible ERP solution to solve their business challenges, and it’s this enthusiasm for our work which sees us keep our relationships with clients long after the initial implementation is complete. 

If you want to know more about 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.