MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL
Run your entire business with a single solution. Streamline your processes, make smarter decisions, and accelerate growth with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This comprehensive business management solution is designed for small to medium-sized businesses. Our global network of partners has extended this powerful foundation with packaged solutions and specialized services tailored to specific industries.
Why Use Dynamics 365 Business Central
Business Central is a solution to help your small to medium sized business integrate all tasks across one platform. While it is similar to D365 for Finance and Operations, Business Central offers less features and is a bit less expensive to implement. It’s a great middle-of-the-road solution for businesses. It is also known as an ERP system, which you can learn more about here. Those who choose this option are typically professional or wholesale businesses that need help streamlining their daily tasks across one platform.
D365 Business Central is especially useful for companies that are interested in consolidating their softwares into one centralized tool in order to assist with growth and streamlining tasks. Furthermore, Business Central includes standard configurations that most businesses find helpful, but customization is easily available in order to perfectly suit your specific business’s needs.
What Does Dynamics 365 Business Central Include?
Like the name implies, this solution focuses on business-related tasks and centralizing them in one place. So, if you are currently using multiple programs for invoicing, payroll, etc., Business Central helps to integrate all of these programs into one cloud-based SaaS solution that will save you time in the long run. Specifically, some of our favorite functionalities that this software provides includes the following:
In terms of daily business operations, the workflow feature of D365 Business Central is critical. This feature helps businesses not only stay organized by allowing employees to see their tasks, but it also increases productivity across the board. Having tasks and workflows neatly outlined in one location means no more digging through old emails or making phone calls to figure out what needs to be done and when.
If you work in manufacturing or your business has a warehouse, you understand how important managing inventory is. With D365 Business Central, you can track all your inventory in one spot. This solution allows you to not only manage your inventory but helps to streamline the processes in your supply chain, as well as manage projects, manufacturing timelines, and more.
Finances and Sales
In terms of financial and sales-related business tasks, D365 Business Central can help you manage many different aspects of your business. This solution has the ability to create quotes and estimates for your business. You can also make and collect payments from vendors and customers, manage cash flow, indicate the need to defer income and/or revenue, prepare year-end closing reports, and manage fixed assets. Furthermore, within the sales function, you can manage quotes, orders, returns, and customer accounts. Finally, non-profit organizations looking for an affordable solution can take advantage of MSFT’s 70% discount on software licenses. Learn more here.
If your business relies heavily on customer relationships, then Business Central is the solution for you. Without proper organization, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all your past, present, and future customers or clients. With the Relationship Management function that Business Central provides, you are able to not only manage and support sales efforts for potential customers but also determine if you’d like to focus activities towards preferred customers and contacts.
One of the things that small businesses need the most is solid project management. Without it, a business can quickly lose money by spending too much time on projects that don’t make enough profit. With Business Central, project management assists with everything you need to keep a project on track and running smoothly. Some functions include creating jobs and scheduling resources for a project, managing budgets, monitoring progress, and tracking machine and/or employee hours.
For a full detailed list of all the different functionalities that Business Central provides, click here.
The Bottom Line
D365 Business Central is an excellent solution choice for your business if you are small to medium sized and need to streamline your processes into one software. At SSNW, we love this solution for businesses who want a secure option for remote work, which is growing more and more popular these days. The software is billed at a monthly rate, depending on the amount of users you need and can easily be scaled up or down to fit your business’s specific needs. It is a great choice for growing businesses that want to get organized.
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If D365 Business Central sounds like a smart investment for your business, it is best to leave it up to a non-biased company that specializes in this type of work. At Strategic Solutions Northwest, we work with many companies to set up and launch their own subscription of D365 Business Central. Assisting companies to set up solutions that work for them is what we do.