Are you looking for an effective way to manage your small or medium-sized business with a single system that combines finance, sales, operational, and customer service functionalities in one unified location?
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is your one-stop shop just for this.
Dynamics 365 Business Central, formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV, provides users with improved financial visibility, personalized customer interactions, and efficient business operations in a comprehensive software solution.
Business Central resources are designed to enhance decision-making, streamline operations, and drive better results with its robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities and insightful AI tools.
Read on to learn more about Dynamics Business Central and where our senior-level Dynamics consultants can fit in your organization.
What is Dynamics Business Central?
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is a cloud-based business management solution that consolidates all critical business processes and solutions into an all-encompassing system adjustable to fit the unique needs of any organization.
The Business Central ERP solution is used by various businesses across industries like government agencies, non-profits, and small, medium, and larger enterprise organizations. Business Central can help customers manage project finances, purchasing, sales, and inventory processes, ensuring all key stakeholders are up-to-date on critical business information.
The Dynamics 365 Business Central platform is also often used to support the automation of processes like accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll and the seamless integration of applications across a company’s entire technical landscape.
Looking to integrate business management tools in Business Central with your existing Microsoft platforms? No worries! Business Central comes pre-built with integrations that allow users to leverage the same data across different platforms and gain a complete view of their business operations.
Business Central can integrate with other members of your Microsoft ecosystem, such as:
- Office 365
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Power BI
- Power Apps
- Microsoft Flow
With its user-friendly and highly customizable interface, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central allows businesses to be flexible, making adding or removing features as needed or creating new applications to meet their unique needs much easier for project managers and other key employees.
Why Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
In today’s modern, fast-paced business world, more organizations are choosing Microsoft Dynamics Business Central to manage their most critical business operations. Here’s why:
Use real-time understanding of project statuses to help project management teams improve decision-making and track resource levels through efficient capacity and sales organization.
Record real-time financial performance data with embedded Power BI dashboards. Organize data across sales, purchasing, customer service, accounting, and inventory management data to give a complete view of business processes. Users can also leverage audit trails to identify and manage transactions across their entire enterprise.
Users can create and access a full view of their operational portfolio for efficient order fulfillment. Users can also track the movement of every item to maximize output, ensuring they work smarter, not harder.
Analytics and Reporting
Improve financial forecasts by studying and modeling data from various angles and modify reports using integrated Microsoft Excel functions. This way, users can access data, run reports, and manage dashboards quickly and efficiently across their entire Microsoft landscape.
Supply Chain Management
Leverage built-in intelligence to predict when and what to restock so companies only buy what they need. Users can also suggest substitutes when items are unavailable and maintain continuously updated inventory levels.
Sales and Service Management
Manage service requests, respond quickly to questions about sales, and handle payments — all within Microsoft Outlook. To properly allocate resources, users must be mindful of their workloads, tasks, and personnel skill levels across their entire organization.
Features of Dynamics Business Central
Here’s a look at eight key features of Dynamics Business Central:
1. Project Costing and Accounting
Utilize advanced job costing, time-tracking, and reporting capabilities to manage projects more efficiently, create and edit budgets, and guarantee project profitability.
2. Centralized View of Business Processes
D365 Business Central combines business solutions from finances to sales, customer service, and more. This comprehensive solution improves decision-making and offers a more comprehensive view of what’s going on in a company.
3. Dynamic Insights
Users can leverage comprehensive, real-time insights into sales trends, customer data, and other key performance indicators to decision-making and drive more new leads.
4. Financial Data Management
With late payment prediction extension functionality, users can manage their core cash flows, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, budgeting, and project costs while reducing revenue cycle times in the process.
5. Automated Processes
Business Central streamlines and automates manual processes, saving businesses valuable time and money. It also delivers a unified platform for managing and viewing sales, marketing, and customer relationship data, which results in a more efficient workforce.
Protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with industry regulations by leveraging embedded security features like role-based permissions. For example, users can set up different permissions, roles, and security policies based on user roles and authorizations.
7. Customized Experience
With an intuitive, user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop functionality, businesses can customize their experience, enable quick decisions, and leverage advanced analytics capabilities to drive better business outcomes. Business Central automates tedious manual tasks, such as document filing or data entry, freeing time and resources for more pressing tasks.
8. Cross-Platform Integration
Business Central integrates with other Microsoft products, like Power BI and Office 365. These integrations give organizations access to data across platforms, making it easier for users to collaborate and view data from different departments.
Benefits of Dynamics Business Central
Here are some of the benefits MS Dynamics Business Central provides:
- Boost service and sales efficiency
- Improve business performance
- Quickly migrate to cloud-based systems
- Enable project success
- Optimize supply chain management
- Boost sales processes
Implementing Business Central
Implementing Dynamics 365 Business Central can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Understanding your business objectives and goals is the first step in choosing the best solution for your unique business needs. Evaluating current practices can help your organization determine which features are necessary for success.
Project scope and complexity play an essential role in determining the length of a Business Central project, from a few days to several months.
After you’ve chosen the appropriate ERP software solution for your organization, you need to create a plan of action that includes tasks like creating timelines with milestones and goals, assigning responsibilities and roles, and creating an implementation budget. It’s also crucial to do your research and choose the right Business Central consultant who can walk you through the entire implementation process from start to finish.
Support from an expert Dynamics consultant is crucial in implementing complex and robust Business Central ERP solutions. This person must have a complete understanding of the software and its integrations to ensure all necessary procedures, integrations, and customizations are configured and functioning correctly.
After implementing your new system, client-side Dynamics consultants should offer support to help with data migration, user adoption, technical assistance, and more. Organizations can use their ERP solutions to cultivate business opportunities and efficiently meet customer needs.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Integrations
Microsoft uses intelligent solutions like Power BI, PowerApps, Power Automate, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver insights and actionable alerts to improve the efficiency of their core business processes.
Business Central can also seamlessly integrate with Microsoft 365 productivity tools, like Outlook and Excel, to add additional functionality across departments.
How Can We Help?
Whether you need help improving productivity across your entire organization, troubleshooting your existing Dynamics systems, or just getting started on your journey with Microsoft Dynamics products, Surety Systems can help.
Our senior-level Dynamics consultants have the functional skills, resources, and experience needed to guide you through a successful Microsoft Dynamics implementation. Even better, our support lasts long after your Go-Live date to ensure all your needs are met and all users have adapted to your new system.
Are you interested in learning more about Dynamics Business Central and where our senior-level Dynamics consultants can come in to help?
Contact us today!