Why Make the Move?
Organizations across the globe have realized the necessity of cloud-based technology. More businesses and IT teams are replacing their legacy, on-premises solutions with more flexible, customizable, and cost-effective cloud technologies. In today’s market, organizations demand reduced IT costs and accelerating innovation, which is why a growing number of businesses are upgrading their ERP solution like Dynamics GP and SL to Dynamics 365 Business Central. In this article, we will highlight the compelling reasons to pursue your cloud migration transformation.
The Value of Business Central
1. Get a complete picture of your business
The modern user interface gives a complete picture of your business with visual metrics and a customizable home page. Business Central is completely cloud-based in Microsoft Azure’s environment, unlike on-premises solutions that require slow VPN access, you can access this environment at high-speed from anywhere simply with your Microsoft 365 credentials with easy-to-create reports and dashboards. Plus, the built-in analytics help proactively inform and guide employees and teams.
2. Centralize your data
Spot trends, prevent issues and deliver great customer experiences. Business Central allows you to search, sort, and filter data in what they refer to list views throughout the software, this can include lists such as Customers, Vendors, Chart of Accounts, General ledger entries, and so much more.
Business Central also offers a highly flexible COA structure allowing organizations to create a simple, streamlined list of base accounts, and dimensions to allow for in-depth reporting by using various facets of data.
3. Empower a mobile workforce
Get a user experience that is consistent and secure across your devices, with all the powerful desktop capabilities needed across Windows, iOS, and Android Platforms.
4. Use predictive analytics and AI to analyze business data
Business Central equips organizations with all the best tools to make informed business decisions, here are just a few notable mentions; Predictive Inventory, Sales Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, and Overdue Payment Predictors.
5. Go from quote to cash without switching applications
Set up customers or vendors, create quotes, process orders, and submit invoices all in one place.
Business Central offers an Outlook Integration that allows sales processes to be created directly from the email received from the customer. With ease sales teams can go from an email request to a sales quote or order, all facilitated through Business Central.
6. Get deeper insights
Access, model, and analyze data across multiple dimensions to perform ad hoc, customized reporting. Users can utilize Microsoft Power BI to create compelling dashboards. Combine big data, predictive analytics, and IoT to transform all information sources into more actionable intelligence.
7. Fast user adoption and easy-to-use integrations
Business Central offers the same user interface as familiar Office tools, such as Outlook, Word, CRM, Excel, and more, resulting in less training time and quicker adoption for employees. The Microsoft Platform also allows you to track customer-related information and integrate data related to customers and contacts directly out-of-the-box between CRM and Business Central, removing the need for double-entry.
8. Easy international business and transactions
Business Central has an automatic link to create web services for varying data such as exchange rates. A connection can be created directly to major banks to have exchange rates for any currency updated daily, weekly, or monthly in Business Central.
9. Enhanced search functionality
Business Central has a comprehensive and universal search option that allows you to search for any screen, function, or report simply via matching criteria.
10. Be ready for the future
Your system will always be currently allowing you to take advantage of the latest technology while reducing ongoing upgrade costs. Easily connect Dynamics 365 applications including Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, and other existing systems.
Want to Make the Move to Business Central? We can help!
As ERP cloud technology experts, we understand the challenges that organizations face when it comes to making the transition and ensuring the move will not disrupt operations. That’s why before considering an upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central, it is crucial that you explore fit, costs, resources, and all tangible benefits for your organization.
Our Business Central Migration Assessment program was designed to provide expert consulting services to evaluate your needs and current state in Dynamics GP, SL, or other on-premise ERP systems and outline the best plan for migrating your organization to Business Central.